We chose this tour primarily because it was the best 'bang for your buck'. A full 6.5 hours of activities and food, for roughly the same price as some of the other tours which were hardly worth while...
Arriving in Port Lautoka, we were shortly on our way to Savala Island via the Oolala tour boat. The staff were outstanding! Friendly, informative, professional, fun and charismatic! This has to be one of the stand out points of this tour - the people. Singing, playing guitar and teaching us about all activities we participated in, it gave that little extra to the day!
All activities included: Snorkelling, Stand Up Paddle Boarding, Kayaking, Shark Feeding and a Coconut Demonstration! Also available were beachside massages.... Ah! Yes Please! It was absolutely heavenly..
After a fabulous, well earned buffet lunch, the leftovers are used for the 'baby shark feeding'. I love sharks! So this was absolutely my favourite activity! The island is known as a shark nursery, as many juvenile black-tip reef sharks call this island home. Standing on the edge, our tour leader threw in the leftover BBQ Chicken and we watched in awe at the number of Shark, Fish and Rays that swarmed right where we'd been swimming.
As the food dried up, we all took the opportunity and made our way into the water with the sea life. This was great until i had one very friendly little sharkie decide my toes would be desert.... I was quick out of there! 10 toes is the amount i'd like to keep thanks!
A private, pristine island to ourselves could only be made better by a guided snorkel tour on the reef, just off the island. The water clarity was incredible! Being able to see 10-15m down, it was an undersea paradise! So much life and colour! Leftover bread from lunch was taken and we feed the fish straight out of our hands! No words can explain the feeling of being surrounded by hundreds of reef fish while you relax in the warm tropical waters without a care in the world.
An island, formed from volcanic rock and sand, it was the perfect size for the amount of people on our tour. We all had enough space, kids couldn't go anywhere out of eyesight and it was secluded enough to feel like we had our own private slice of Fiji!
As the sunset and we made our way back to the ship, we were serenaded by the musical talents of our crew! A guitar, hands for clapping and a couple of upturned bins for drums, made 'Down Under' sound better than i've ever heard! The lights of our ship shone back in competition with the big orange ball in the sky....