• Ultimate Encounters: Snorkel With Sharks

Ultimate Encounters: Snorkel With Sharks

Snorkel With Reef Sharks!

Visit Barefoot Kuata Island Resort and get up close and personal with reef sharks in their natural environment in the Yasawa Islands with lunch included.

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Departing Port Denarau, you’ll board our high-speed catamaran and travel through the Mamanuca Islands for 1 hour and 45 minutes, bound for Barefoot Kuata Island Resort in the southern Yasawa Islands. This resort boasts a picture-perfect beach, transparent turquoise waters, unusual rock formations, and warm hospitality.

Shark Snorkelling Following a beachfront safety briefing with your experienced guides who’ve spent hundreds of hours getting to know the resident school of sharks, you’ll board a boat with your guides and travel to the reef shark site. The guides will be in the water with you the entire time and will closely monitor the shark’s behaviour to ensure your safety. The water depth at the snorkelling site varies between 4 and 6 metres and if you are not a confident swimmer, life jackets are available.

There are two main species of sharks encountered, White Tip Reef Sharks and Black Tip Reef Sharks, both are common in the tropical warm waters of the South Pacific. They can grow to a length of up to 1.8 metres although under the water they appear 25% larger due to a snorkelling face mask’s optical illusion. The number of sharks you will encounter will vary but it is common to see multiple sharks. As sharks are wild animals we cannot guarantee sightings, however we have a 95%+ success rate of seeing them.

If you are travelling with someone who does not want to participate in the shark snorkelling, they can just book a Barefoot Kuata Island Resort day trip and enjoy time on the island while you go snorkelling.

Other Activities For the remainder of the day, enjoy lunch and make use of the snorkelling gear, kayaks, and paddle boards provided.

Food and Drinks A delicious buffet lunch is included in your day trip and drinks can be purchased at the resort. If you require a vegetarian option, please specify in the ‘special requirements’ box when you go through the booking process.

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Passengers traveling from/to Port Denarau with the following schedule

Depart Port Denarau Arrive Barefoot Kuata Island Resort Depart Barefoot Kuata Island Resort Arrive Port Denarau
Ultimate Encounters: Snorkel with shark 8.45am 10.30am 3.50pm 5.45pm

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  • Return pre-booked coach transfers to/from Port Denarau to/from most Nadi, Denarau, and Wailoaloa hotels/resorts. Check the coach timetable here for times
  • Return scenic transfers from/to Port Denarau on our high-speed catamaran (1 hour and 45 minute trip each way)
  • All snorkelling equipment and buoyancy aids if required
  • Guided Snorkelling with Shark’s experience
  • 5 hours on the island with a buffet lunch included
  • Access to the Dive Shop area along with use of paddle boards and kayaks

What to bring:

  • Cash or credit/debit card for optional purchases
  • Swimwear and towel
  • Sunscreen and hat

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Adult Child*
Ultimate Encounters: Snorkel with Sharks $375 $375
Barefoot Kuata Island Resort Day Trip (no shark snorkelling) $279 $279

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*Children are aged 5 – 15 years inclusive and pay the full adult price. Infants 2 and under are not permitted. All pricing is in FJD, includes taxes, and is valid for travel until 31 March 2025.  Bookings paid by credit card or international debit card will incur a 2.5-3% non-refundable administration fee.

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