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Sigatoka Jet Boat Safari - Self Drive

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Key facts

Where: Sigatoka , Fiji Duration: Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes

Highlights

  • This is a multi-award-winning ′must do′ Fijian experience
  • You will be treated to a 17 km scenic cruise by jet-boat on the awesome Sigatoka River
  • Visit Fijian villages and experience the everyday life of local people
  • Participate in the famous Fijian ′Kava′ ceremony
  • Stunning views and incredible photo-opportunities everywhere you look
  • Enjoy a traditional Fijian lunch with fabulous tropical fruits

Overview

Pack your sense of adventure and a smile and set off on a thrilling adventure into the remote interior of Fiji’s Viti Levu Island.

This exciting trip takes you by jet-boat up the magnificent Sigatoka, the longest river on Viti Levu.

Travel past forest-clad hillsides and villages with smiling, waving children. Look down into the clear waters to see shoals of river fish darting around. On the way, your jet-boat driver/guide will bring the landscape to life, introducing you to the rich culture of the people of Fiji and sharing the history, customs and legends of the area with you.

Stop at a village to experience a traditional Fijian welcome, sample traditional Fijian foods, and discover a timeless way of life in an unspoiled rural area.

Itinerary

The thrilling Sigatoka Jet-Boat Safari “salad bowl” of Fiji.

To join the tour you should make your way to Tappoo’s store in Sigatoka town. Make sure you arrive by 0815h (08:15am).

You will be provided with your life jackets and a safety briefing by the jet boat captain and then it's time to board. As you begin your journey up the magnificent river you will hear about the history of the region, including its cannibal past! Children from villages along the river wave as you cruise past and the water is so clear you will be able to see fish and rocks on the river bottom.

When you reach your village destination, you are given a warm welcome by the villagers. Your jet-boat safari operator is careful to visit a different village every day, to minimize the impact of tourism on the village lifestyle in this remote part of the world.

You will then visit the village Chief's bure (house) or community hall and take part in a ‘Kava’ ceremony. Kava (Piper methysticum) is an age-old herbal drink that was the beverage of choice for the royal families of the South Pacific. The Kava welcome ceremony is one of the most important Fijian traditions.

You will then enjoy a tour of the village and a traditional Fijian lunch, including wonderful fresh tropical fruit.

Your village visit ends with traditional Fijian singing and dancing and it's time to board your jet boat again for the return trip.

During the trip there will be a chance to swim in the clear, river waters if you wish.

The tour ends back at Tappoo’s store.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Daily except Sunday

Duration

Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes

Start time

Start time: 0815h (08:15am)
Duration: Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes

Meeting point

Make your own way to the meeting point at Tappoo's store in Sigatoka town.

Ending point

The tour ends at the starting point

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Inclusions

  • Transportation in a jetboat
  • Participation in Kava ceremony
  • English-speaking driver/guide
  • Tropical Fijian Lunch in the Village

Exclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Beverages

Do/Dont's

Wear comfortable clothing and footwear. Bring a bottle of water, insect repellent, sunscreen, and sunglasses with strap. If you would like to swim in the river, bring swimming gear and a towel. Modest dress is expected when entering Fijian villages and it is suggested you bring a sarong to cover your legs if you are wearing shorts. Shoulders should also be covered. In some villages wearing hats is considered to be disrespectful, consult your guide for advice. Don’t forget the camera!

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Please note

Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details.

The local activity operator reserves the right to cancel or amend any trip due to river, road or weather conditions. Stringent safety procedures are observed. The tour operator cannot be held responsible for personal injury or for loss or damage of equipment.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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