Big Blue Fiji
Scuba & Snorkelling • Boat Tours
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Big Blue Fiji was built out of a love and passion for Fiji... We offer bespoke diving, surfing, fishing, spearfishing, and sailing holidays around Fiji's spectacular archipelago on board 'Aparima', our Lagoon 440 catamaran. Dive or snorkel with majestic manta rays (seasonal). Picnic on Champagne Beach. Explore Castaway Island, the backdrop to the Tom Hanks’ blockbuster ‘Cast Away’. Swim through the world-famous Sawa-i-Lau caves. Spend the day in a local village, learn basket weaving, and maybe a few Fijian words! Get that adrenaline fix on a shark dive with some of the biggest shark species on the planet. Surf world-class breaks. Or simply unwind, cocktail in hand, as you watch the sun set over your own secluded beach. A cataraman charter onboard "Aparima" in Fiji, really does have it all.
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Scott C
Los Angeles, CA150 contributions
Aug 2022
I have traveled extensively and Big Blue Fiji is my (our) favorite trip. Joe, Laura, George and Jerry give you a 110% effort in making your sailing trip an incredible experience with such Grace and ease. Joe is a wonderful captain who is always full of humor and ready to play be it diving, snorkeling, wake boarding, paddle boarding or just playing his favorite dice game. Laura, what can I say, she brightens the day with her charm and creates outstanding 5 star meal events with such ease. My family had a spectacular time for 8 days sailing to beautiful coves, diving the waters and simply hanging out.
Don’t debate about going, just do it! I promise you too will agree this will be your favorite vacation. Thank you crew, All the best, The Caswell’s
Written September 5, 2022
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Sam Daw
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Mar 2020
Anyone can book a Fijian resort holiday, which is why we didn’t go down that route. Instead we booked a private charter on a luxurious 440 Lagoon catamaran with amazing hosts Joe and Laura from Big Blue Fiji and spent the next 10 days sailing the pristine waters of the Yasawa and Mamanucca group of islands. We scuba dived in stunning remote spots away from the crowd, we fished for marlin, sailfish and caught mahi mahi that was cooked to perfection by Laura! We free-dived, spearfished, snorkelled. We burnt a bonfire on our own island with the crew, we even pulled into a resort to have a drink with envious friends!
Big Blue is incredibly comfortable and spacious with plenty of room to chill on your own reading a book in peace. The food cooked by Laura was absolutely stunning while Joe would have to be the worlds ultimate ‘man of the ocean host!’. You could not find better hosts anywhere! The Fijian crew were a blast and there was never a dull moment with them!
Do yourself and your family / friends an incredible favour and book and adventure of a lifetime with Big Blue, Joe and Laura. It will be an unforgettable experience!
Written February 16, 2021
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ed edwards
Fiji39 contributions
Jul 2020
We shared a full day on Big Blue with 20+ friends to celebrate a birthday in July. What an awesome experience. I can’t say enough about the crew and how well we were treated. The day sailing out to the sand bar for snorkeling and wake boarding was excellent. The BBQ that was prepared on the boat was out of this world and included steaks and grilled sausages, a variety of salads, to include a lobster salad plate and cheese and fruit assortment. If anyone truly wants to be catered to, Big Blue is the way to go!
Written August 16, 2020
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Huge thank you for such an amazing review. We’re so happy you enjoyed your day out. Thank you for making it just as much fun for all of us too. Hope to see you all on board some time in the future. Vinaka!
Written January 27, 2021
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Drpann
8 contributions
May 2022 • Friends
If I could give Joe, Laura and Jerry 10 stars we would. My wife and two adult children spent 5 nights with the Big Blue crew and it was amazing.

Joe and Jerry took us to see so many wonderful locations and sights. We swam, snorkeled and scuba dived. We swam with the mantas and explored several islands. The drinks on the sand bar and by the bon fire were great. Seeing the dolphins swim with the boat and do tricks was once in a life time

Laura is an amazing cook. Every meal was special and delicious. We caught fresh Spanish mackerel and had it for dinner.

They are just great hosts and people. Joe is a very good bar tender and Jerry can navigate the ocean and reefs better than anyone.

Can’t wait to plan a trip with Big Blue again. If you are going to Fiji take a trip with them it’s worth it.
Written May 8, 2022
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Alison C
1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Friends
Where to begin! Our time on board the big blue was a trip of a lifetime and one I will never forget. An entirely unique way to experience Fiji surrounded by gorgeous clear blue waters. Starting the day jumping into the ocean and eating a delicious breakfast. Snorkelling round beautiful reefs and watching dolphins swim along side the boat. We saw turtles and even sharks. I celebrated turning thirty on board this beautiful boat with cake and bubbles and Laura and Joe made it super special. Scuba diving was incredible, a first for me. Joe put my mind at ease and gave me the confidence to go down and see incredible schools of fish swim past beautiful coloured corals. The days ended with golden sunsets and silver starry skies like I have never seen before. The boat was extremely comfortable and we slept very well in our double cabin. The food was delicious and the company of the crew was great. I would recommend a trip on the big blue to anyone looking for a truly beautiful and memorable experience.
Written February 10, 2020
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Thanks so much Ali for your gorgeous review! Such a fun few days with you guys on board, we want to do it all over again. Thanks also for choosing us to celebrate the BIG 3-0! Glad we were able to make it extra special for you. And well done on your first ever dive. Joe absolutely loved taking you guys diving and the conditions were perfect. Thanks again for coming on board and we can't wait to have you guys join us again one day. Vinaka from Joe and Laura
Written February 11, 2020
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Ben Lemon 27
Boksburg, South Africa1 contribution
Apr 2022
The perfect few days in Fiji! Mornings would start by waking up to the view of turquoise water and white sandy beaches. Then jumping straight into the ocean, followed by a coffee and breakfast. One day we had a beach picnic at lunch. Gluten free meals were prepared, cheeseboards at sunset! Bubbles and good wine. Joe took us scuba diving, snorkeling and even wake boarding. You can paddle board or visit a sand bar. Laura prepared delicious meals and took such good care of us. For me, this experience was priceless! We are planning a day trip with a group of friends later the year.
Written April 23, 2022
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Spencer R
17 contributions
Dec 2020
We had the most amazing vacation with the crew on Big Blue Fiji - we truly cannot say enough good things about the experience! The staff were incredibly accommodating with dietary restrictions, the food was AMAZING The itinerary was the perfect balance of fun and relaxation. The diving was incredible and Joe is a fantastic teacher and knows all of the best spots to take you. We loved every second of our trip and can't wait to go back! You won't regret booking with Joe, Laura and the team! We went for Christmas 2019 and it was the most memorable holiday we've had.
Written March 3, 2021
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Mandy H
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Don’t just visit Fiji – experience it!!! And the best way to do that is to charter a catamaran with Big Blue Fiji. Sailing from unique island to unique island, snorkelling over spectacular coral reefs, fishing for dinner, scuba diving, swimming at secluded beaches, paddleboarding on a calm blue ocean…… and the list goes on!!!! Joe and Laura are amazing hosts and together with their delightful crew, George and Jerry, the four of them catered to our every wish with enthusiasm, huge smiles and a great sense of adventure. Every meal lovingly prepared by Laura was a treat- interesting, varied and beautifully presented. As a first time diver, seeing eels and turtles and miles of beautiful reefs with hundreds of colourful fish will be something I will never forget and wouldn’t have been possible without Joe’s patience and expert guidance. All and all, a truly awesome, unforgettable experience!
Written November 18, 2022
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MangoBayResortFiji
Coral Coast, Fiji3 contributions
Jul 2020 • Friends
Organising a birthday get together for 16 friends and keeping it perfect and a secret from the birthday person is no easy task. But with Big Blue they nailed it, and so so much more...
The boat was beautiful clean large enough for way more people.
The crew were a delight, funny, professional but still able to enjoy a beer with us and have a laugh.
If anyone is looking for a day trip for a group or weekend away with a few friends this is the best option in Fiji hands down.
I will be using them again, and again.
Laura, Joe, Matty and Jerry - Vinaka vakalevu and see you soon!
Written August 1, 2020
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Oh stop it! Thanks for an amazing reviews guys. What a fun day out that was. Let’s make sure we do it again soon. Vinaka!
Written January 27, 2021
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Jason T
2 contributions
Jul 2022
Awesome day on the boat with Jo, Laura and the guys. Great boat for all ages. My wife who gets sea sick in the bath tub felt at ease on this boat, calm day albeit. Food was sensational, snorkelling on the reef filled with sea life, few beers and wines, it was the highlight of our Fiji trip. Definitely, we will be back.
Written July 12, 2022
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