Tavewa Seabus
Tavewa Seabus
3.5
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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The Tavewa Seabus is an alternative way to get to the Beautiful Yasawa Group of Islands. Tavewa Seabus is operated by Coralview Island Resort servicing the Northern Yasawa Group of Islands, departing the Lautoka on a daily basis departing at 8.00am.
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Lauren W
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions
Oct 2022 • Couples
We caught the seabus hoping to leave yasawas and fly home in one day. It arrived at Nanuya about 40 mins late and there must have been a head wind or something. As most advertised trip times were 3 hours but we didn’t have many stops or other passengers but this took about 4 hours.

The boat itself is fine. Has a toilet, a top deck and lower deck. All open air. Cost was similar to the big ferry that goes to port Denarau.

Fine overall but I wouldn’t rely on it getting in before 4:30 if you are getting a flight or have some other connection.

Plenty of cabs met the seabus, it cost 40fjd to get to Nadi airport and took us half an hour. (We got there as they were making final calls for check in)
Written October 18, 2022
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Katabucky
Fiji12 contributions
Feb 2022
Reliable daily service to and from the Yasawas from Lautoka. Took expensive for locals to take frequently, but works for tourists who are only taking one trip out and back. Much more convenient than driving to Denarau if you are in Lautoka.
Written October 1, 2022
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Netani88
Amsterdam, The Netherlands35 contributions
Aug 2017 • Couples
The boat ride too and from the Coralview resort was good. It's 70FJD per person each way and you can pay on the boat with cash. The boat is a decent sized twin hull boat so it handles the seas quite well, but always take travel sickness pills with you just in case. It's equipped with a toilet although on one occasion the toilet wasn't flushing which made quite an unpleasant smell in the downstairs sitting area. Only thing to note is that the boat journey IS NOT 3hrs as advertised. It's a minimum of 4hrs and this is based on our experience and several others that were also staying at the CoralView resort with us. They can also provide a shuttle both too and from your Nadi hotel to Lautoka Port at $12 FJD each way.

Written August 15, 2017
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colin h
paris9 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Cheaper alternative to go to the islands. Beware prices on the mobile version are not correct, make sure you go on the website or double check price by email.
Prices are between 134 to 144 from Lautoka to any island. They deserve almost all resorts and they are on time ( with us they left at 8:00 am from Lautoka) Transfer from your hotel to the boat in main island is complimentary.
Good alternative although is a rough trip, if you are looking for comfort and do not mind spending more money I would recommend to go with the other ferries ( south sea cruise, awesome adventures)
Written February 14, 2020
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Lewis B
2 contributions
Aug 2022
Travelled to nanayu resort with Seabus. Booking seamless rang them for both trips from our accomodation. They also arranged a taxi which happened to be the skipper to transport us into Nandi.
Cost is 190 dollar's one way. Found staff friendly and helpful. Boat also used by locals travelling up to yasawa islands. Great trip minimal stops to other resorts so both trips approx 3 hrs. We were on their bigger catamaran boat. I believe they also have a smaller boat which was currently being serviced.
Although we didn't purchase any they offer a small selection of snacks . Would suggest you take your own and bring water bottle.
Trip back was a little choppy but To be expected in the type of boat we travelled in and cross wind.
For us a quicker option than the other alternatives from Nandi port which can take 5+ hrs. We also stayed in Lautoka prior to the trip which appeared far less travelled by tourists. Great little town to explore.
Thanks Seabus team will definitely spread the word re your service
Written September 1, 2022
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simonk4122
Brisbane Region, Australia3 contributions
Jan 2023 • Family
Unsafe and dangerous company - avoid!!! We booked the seabus from Yasawa islands back to the mainland. 3.5 hours late instead of picking us up in the main passenger ferry a rubber dingy picked up our young family. This rubber boat with small engine was overloaded with 9 people for the 70km boat trip back to Lautoka across open ocean in peak rain season. Soaked through with heat stroke, this is not a position I would ever put my 2 children in again. Strongly recommend the Yasawa Flyer. Safer larger and more professional outfit .
Written January 10, 2023
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Frances
Suva6 contributions
May 2022
We decided to postpone our stay in one of the Yasawa's resort of one more day because we were assured that the Seabus would have run as usual, reaching Lautoka between 2 and 2.30 pm. Instead, the seabus arrived at the resort at 1 pm (2.5 hours late), dropped some people off another island which was not planned and reached Lautoka at 4.30, despite the perfect sea conditions.
They did not even apologized for the 2.5 hours delay.
Given that the price has just risen of 30% (190FJD one way for non-residents as of 1 May 2022, whereas in April 2022 was 150 FJD) without it being advertised anywhere, I would double think before taking the Seabus, especially if you need to get back to mainland at a certain time.
Written May 22, 2022
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andrew r
Newcastle, Australia17 contributions
Aug 2022 • Solo
Did not run when needed, got to dock early office not open. Merchant knocked no answer. Door finally opened 7:50 am operator announced not going. No time to get to Port denarau. Had to get hotel and leave next day. Lost day at resort.
Written August 31, 2022
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JoUET11
Saratoga, CA200 contributions
Jan 2017 • Couples
This is a good option for traveling from the upper Yasawas to Lautoka. We stayed at the Blue Lagoon Resort. The water taxi ride (charged by our resort) was 20 FJD/pp to the Coralview Island Resort to catch the Tavewas Seabus to Lautoka for 100 FJD/pp. Thus, we saved about 74 FJD/pp. We made the reservation online and paid when we boarded the vessel. They seem to be organized, and had a list of names of those who made the reservation. The Tavewa Seabus is a smaller vessel that accommodates about 45 people. We made the mistake of sitting inside behind the captain, where it was hot (less airflow) and rough (more turbulence). Later, we discovered that the tail-end of the vessel had more airflow and the ride is much smoother. Overall, this is a good option if you are interested in visiting Lautoka, or traveling with a large group to save money.
Written January 6, 2017
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helenaelmasri
Brighton, UK331 contributions
Mar 2017 • Couples
This is a local ferry owned by Coralview Resort and a fantastic option to the expensive Yassawa flyer. We stayed at Coralview Resort and took this ferry from Lautoka. Great experience, no frills, fast because it is direct to the northern islands, only stops in Turtle and Nanuya islands before Coralview. We took a taxi from Nadi, but you can also take any bus, there are several between Nadi and Lautoka... very straightforward. Recommended.
Written April 11, 2017
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