Snorkel With Sharks In The Fiji Islands


Moua Reef is a short boat ride from the white sandy beaches of Kuata (your accommodations). The reef offers a spectacular site with its abundance of colourful fish and stunning corals.  This outer reef is also home to some friendly reef sharks—they eat fish not people so you won’t need to worry! Your local guides hand-feed the sharks, creating awesome underwater photo opportunities.  



Package includes:

  • Round-trip Airfare with Fiji Airways 
  • Meet-and-greet at the airport 
  • All required transfers to/from resorts and airport
  • 2 nights stay at Smugglers Cove in a Private Bure 
  • FREE daily breakfast at Smugglers Cove
  • 5 nights stay at Barefoot Kuata Island in a Private Bure
  • ALL meals while at Barfoot Kuata Island Resort
  • ALL snorkelling equipment buoyancy aids if required
  • Guided Ultimate Encounters snorkelling with sharks experience
  • Full use of Barefoot Kuata Island facilities
  • Fiji Vodafone sim card for your mobile phone
  • Return scenic cruise including access to the Captain's Lounge 
  • All taxes & fees


Departing From:

Price Per Person:







*Valid for departures from: 01 Aug 2018 – 31 Mar 2019 (Blackout dates: 15 Dec 2018 - 25 Jan 2019).  

*prices subject to availability and include everything in the “Package Includes” section

*prices are per person, based on double occupancy

*Extra nights can be added to extend your stay in Fiji





What type of sharks will I see?

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. Each species can grow to a length of just over 1.5 metres although under the water they appear 25% larger, due to a snorkelling face mask optical illusion. White Tips are the dominant species and are by nature an inquisitive shark not frightened to check you out. Their Black Tip relatives are by contrast timid and will shy away if they feel threatened.


How many sharks will I see?

Numbers vary but it is common to see up to six sharks.


Is it safe?

Yes. You’ll be provided with safety instructions from experienced guides who’ve spent hundreds of hours getting to know the resident school of sharks. Guides will be in the water with you the entire time and will closely monitor the sharks behaviour to ensure your safety.


How deep is the water?

Both Black Tip and White Tip Reef Sharks prefer shallower waters making snorkelling easy with good visibility. It’s even possible to see the sharks from our boat before entering the water. Water depth varies between 4 - 6 metres depending on the tide.


What if I’m not a good swimmer, haven’t snorkelled before or don’t want to snorkel but my travelling companion does?

Buoyancy aids are available for less confident swimmers and because these sharks prefer shallow waters there’s no necessity to dive under the water to secure a thrilling view. Non-snorkellers can join the day but sit out the snorkelling experience.


Our Shark Guarantee

As sharks are wild animals we cannot guarantee sightings however we have a 95% +success rate of sighting sharks. In the event that you don’t see any sharks we are happy for you to return for a complimentary snorkel with sharks within 3 days of your original cruise.  If poor weather and sea conditions result in the cancellation of the 'Snorkelling with Sharks experience,' a substitute snorkelling safari will be provided.


Your Stay:

Barefoot Kuata Island

Beachfront Barefoot Kuata Island offers rustic accommodation in a stunning 5 star setting. There are three private rooms with ensuite facilities. Dining is communal with meals served at set hours of the day e.g. breakfast 8am - 9am. The resort features a swimming pool, dive centre, coconut palm shaded hammocks and beachfront snorkelling literally a stones through from your room. Part of Barefoot Kuata's charm is its friendly Fijian staff who live on a nearby island. Interaction with the staff and visiting their village make for a memorable and fun experience. Package prices include one or two nights accommodation, all meals, scenic return transfers onboard the 'Yasawa Flyer' and snorkelling with the sharks experience.



Optional Extras:

  • Village Visit
  • Massage
  • Fully Licensed bar (no BYO permitted)
  • Hilltop Hiking
  • Diving
  • Guided Kayaking



Terms & Conditions:-

Valid for departures as listed in the chart above.  Some blackout dates may apply.  All bookings are subject to availability at time of booking. Downunder Travel Ltd. is the agent/broker in this equation and for that reason is not responsible for any issues or incidents which result in clients expenditure outside of the package booked paid for and agreed upon.  Please advise your Downunder Travel Specialist should you be traveling on anything other than a Canadian or U.S. passport.  Prices advertised are subject to change without notice until such time as the package is booked and paid for.   Airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges component of package must be paid in full at time of booking at which time the airfare becomes non-refundable.  We highly recommend that all passengers protect themselves with cancellation / interruption insurance which will cover them against cancellations due to non pre-existing medical conditions which cause them penalties or other expenses.  We also highly recommend medical insurance for any travel outside of your home province.  Your Downunder Travel Specialist can assist with both Cancellation/Interruption Insurance and Medical Insurance.