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“Savala Island! Just like an Outcast”
Review of Oolala Cruises

Oolala Cruises
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$117.48*
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Savala Island Day Cruise from Denarau
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$128.20*
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Savala Island Day Cruise from the Coral Coast
Ranked #1 of 22 Tours in Denarau Island
Certificate of Excellence
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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: Activities for older children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Sydney
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Savala Island! Just like an Outcast”
Reviewed March 2, 2014

Savala Island was just beautiful.

Lots of activities, but the snorkelling on the island was very disappointing not much to see.

Service was good and we enjoyed ourselves good day trip.

Visited June 2013
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belo1, Public Relations Manager at Oolala Cruises, responded to this review, September 26, 2014
Bula rleyy

Please forgive the late response, we are on Fiji time! Thank you for you review, we hope to see you next time you come to Fiji.

Vinaka
Melissa
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Favourite experience in Fiji!”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

The oolala day trip completely exceeded my expectations and was definately the highlight of my holiday in Fiji!! The crew members were outstanding, very welcoming and friendly, they played the guitar and sung songs for us on the boat bringing everyone together to sing along. Morning tea and afternoon tea was also provided on the boat, we got some yummy cakes/muffins and drinks were provided all day long.

Once the boat stopped, they gave us an option to snorkel from the ocean onto the island or catch a smaller boat to the island. We decided to snorkel to the island which was such an amazing experience. I have definitely seen much more colourful reefs before with more types of fish however the snorkelling was still awesome. What made the experience even greater was how secluded and private the island was, there was no one else on the island and it felt very private and relaxing. (The island is small too, it would take around 10mins or less to walk around it)

Lunch was delicious too, we had a bbq lunch which included bbq sausages and chicken, potato salad, bread and fresh fruits. After lunch, they fed some small reef sharks which was really cool to see! They were also taking some people out on the glass bottom boat however we didn’t do this as we wanted more time to snorkel. The island had little huts around it which was good for some shade. There was also complimentary kayaks and paddle boards to use, we had some fun on the paddle boards!!

The only thing I could fault was that there was not enough time to do everything! The trip was from 10.30am -4.30 and we got to the island at around 11.15 and had to leave at around 3.30, plus we probably spent nearly an hour having lunch so there really wasn’t enough time, we didn’t want to leave!! Before the boat left for denarau, they were also allowing people to jump off the roof of the boat into the ocean… which was so awesome!!

Altogether the trip was amazing and I highly recommend it for anyone travelling to fiji, it is suitable for all ages and there was a mix of different people including families and couples, also a wide range of different ages so its fun for everyone! The crew were also exceptional and really made the experience so much more memorable! 5 stars for me :)

Visited February 2014
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belo1, Public Relations Manager at Oolala Cruises, responded to this review, September 24, 2014
Bula charleneweaver

Thank you for you great review, please forgive our late response as we are working on Fiji time! I am glad that you had such a great experience with us. We hope you will join us again next time you come to Fiji.

Vinaka
Melissa
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Nadi, Fiji
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“Great Day Out!”
Reviewed February 23, 2014

I went on this Day trip with Dad and my partner. We all had a great time!

The boat was nice and clean, crew was very very good, my dad doesn't speak English, but they all talked to him in body languages, made sure he has his beer and water, he had no problem communicating with them at all, that was amazing.

Crew did a great job doing a safety briefing, then there was morning tea and cake on board, then they brought out beer and wine, 5 minutes later, the crew started singing all the happy songs, the boat ride was wonderful by itself.

We got to the island, my dad went straight to the paddle board, he was doing great after few falls, later he came back to me and told me he saw quite a few fish out there, then it is lunch time, we had sausages and chicken, salad and very fresh bread. Lunch was very good, everyone topped up their plate again.

We had shark feeding right after lunch, those baby reef sharks are so cute, they all came around, and Paul feed them bread and some meat. We had a quite afternoon in the shade reading while others are out fish feeding in the glass bottom boat.

Time flies, next thing, captain is calling for boarding, we hate to leave!

Great day trip for families, couples, babies, (we had a 2 year old on board with us this time, he had fun!) Do not worry, the crew will take care of you, we also had a russian couple (around 60s) they loved it as well.

If you are looking for a private, wonderful, romantic day trip, Olala is a good, some day trips just got so crowded and so noisy, but here, everyone will get their little piece of paradise!

Visited February 2014
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belo1, Public Relations Manager at Oolala Cruises, responded to this review, September 21, 2014
Bula Susandxw,

Please forgive the late response to your wonderful review. We are overwhelmed by your kind words. We are glad that all of you enjoyed your day especially your dad. We hope to see you travel with us again in the very near future.

Vinaka
Melissa
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Melbourne, Australia
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Day trip with OOlala”
Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I chose to take the day trip with Oolala Savala today and had a fantastic day! Our day started being picked up at our hotel and being transported to the port. We had a great greeting by the crew led by Paul who got everyone in the mood for a great day with informative and funny presentations and anecdotes. It seems all the crew can sing and play a variety of instruments from guitar to flippers! The boat trip is about an hour Fiji time. We had a great time snorkelling and boarding, a lovely lunch and display on coconut sourcing and eating. A really great day for couples and families.

Visited February 2014
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belo1, Public Relations Manager at Oolala Cruises, responded to this review, September 21, 2014
Bula Rob N

We are glad that you and your wife enjoyed the day out with us to Savala island. Next time you are in Fiji we hope to see you travel with us again!

Vinaka
Melissa
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Newcastle, Australia
1 review
“Favourite Fiji experience by far!”
Reviewed February 10, 2014

My mother and I booked this tour as a shore excursion as part of our cruise holiday and it completely exceeded my expectations! I was so overwhelmed by the guides and their amazing attitudes and the sights were just incredible! When anyone asks about my holiday this day is all I talk about. The music played by all the guides throughout the day just topped it off! A definite 10/10 for me!

Visited January 2014
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belo1, Public Relations Manager at Oolala Cruises, responded to this review, September 21, 2014
Bula Jordyn28

We are so pleased that we were able to provide you with such a wonderful experience while you were here in Fiji. We do look forward to seeing you again next time you come to Fiji.

Vinaka
Melissa
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