We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A fabulous day on the water”
Review of Oolala Cruises

Oolala Cruises
Ranked #6 of 19 Tours in Denarau Island
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Oolala Cruises offer daily cruises to beautiful Savala Island. This day trip is a unique Fiji experience for discerning visitors who prefer a smaller vessel with friendly, professional staff and truly personalized service. The cruise departs at 10.00am from Port Denarau and returns to the Port at approximately 4.30pm. Your return hotel transfer is included. This award winning " Trip Advisor Cruise" is designed for travelers who "simply want the best", who respect our pristine environment and leave only their footprints on our island's beautiful white sandy beach, which is fringed with vibrant coral and crystal clear waters. Your day trip includes: • Morning and afternoon teas with home baked cakes. • Scrumptious BBQ lunch. • Complimentary drinks including beer, wines, soft drinks and bottled water. • Complimentary use of snorkeling gear, kayaks, stand up paddle boards. • Guided coral viewing tours. • Massage & scuba diving are available at extra cost. Oolala Cruises are available for private group charters; if you require your own exclusive boat and island for the day or perhaps a charter boat for sunset cocktail cruises.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed October 29, 2012

We had a fantastic day on this cruise, you are so well looked after from the moment you board this boat, they make sure you have plent to drink to stay hydrated, the BBQ lunch was really good and the left overs we used to feed baby sharks, what an experience. You can snorkel, glass bottom boat rides, if you want to get you're license to scuba you can at an extra charge or if experienced and qualified it is part of the cruise.

The beaches on the island are beautiful and plenty of shade under umbrellas. There is no place to change, we suggest you wear your swimwear underneath your clothes, it is much easier, there is no toilet on the island so they take you back to the big boat for that.

Great friendly and very obliging staff, we could not have asked for better treatment. They really go the extra mile to make sure everyone is having a great time.

We highly recommend this trip to everyone

1  Thank athenry22
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (942)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More languages
All reviews
"baby sharks"
in 69 reviews
"glass bottom boat"
in 80 reviews
"day trip"
in 183 reviews
"fish feeding"
in 51 reviews
"banana cake"
in 12 reviews
"bbq lunch"
in 64 reviews
"morning and afternoon tea"
in 35 reviews
"paddle boarding"
in 46 reviews
"coconut trees"
in 9 reviews
"ooh la la"
in 8 reviews
"home made cakes"
in 21 reviews
"coconut demo"
in 9 reviews
"small island"
in 30 reviews
in 39 reviews
"boat ride"
in 33 reviews
"beer and wine"
in 20 reviews
in 43 reviews

833 - 837 of 942 reviews

Reviewed October 7, 2012

OK, so my experience of Savala was probably not as good as others on my trip - I tripped over coral and cut open my knees - but it was a great trip. It was cheaper than some of the other day trips from Port Denarau, the island was beautiful with great views back to the mainland, the water was fantastic, there was plenty to see underwater and activities were free (nothing motorised though). Lunch and entertainment was put on by the staff and in my particular situation, first aid treatment was slow but staff kept me company while I was waiting. Looking out over postcard views is the best first aid treatment I've ever received.

The only hangup I had was the quality of the "sand"; it was more like small shells due to the size of the island and the reef surrounding it. After my coral mishap I was dubious to go walking in the water as the sand was filled with rocks and coral. If you can overlook this, you'll have a great day. If not, then either grab some flippers or find another island to go to that has fine sand.

We didn't bring our kids on this trip but a lot of the kids we did see appeared to have a great time and I didn't see any stressed parents on the boat or island.

Lastly, there are no toilets on the island but staff run you back to the boat if you need to go.

2  Thank Hoffers
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 29, 2012

This trip would have to be one of the best day trips that we have done in our 3 visits to Fiji. Just perfect. The crew outstanding,And the hour massage on the island was to die for. Perfect from pick up to drop off. Will definately do again ...(.the bbq lunch on the beach was great.)

1  Thank Georgia N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 28, 2012

Nothing to say, Paul, the Captain and all the staff did such an amazing job that it is only a pleasure to leave a positive feedback here on Tripadvisor. Thanks guys, bula!

Thank IlCittadino
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed September 24, 2012

Very good agreed - especially the staff attention to your personal comfort. What I would have liked to have known before commiting to the whole day was this - you get only a touch over three hours at the Island. We Left our Denarau hotel room around 9am and returned about 5pm - give or take a few minutes - 5 hours in transit one way or another, three hours on the coral quay. The very capable and personal staff made it easy of course, but by the time you have lunch, watch the coconut demo, have a snorkel and then turn around twice it's time to go. Please consider a faster, bigger vessel with - yes 'tourists' just like us, and spend more time on a bigger Island. PS. The adrenalin BelMare private day cruise was AWSOME!!! Best day ever!!! - but sit down when they quote you the price.

2  Thank Rodney M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Oolala Cruises also viewed

Denarau Island, Viti Levu
Denarau Island, Viti Levu
Denarau Island, Viti Levu
Denarau Island, Viti Levu

Been to Oolala Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing