Fiji Island Hopping
To book an Island hopping "Bula Pass", standard one way or return trip to or between Fiji's Yasawa or Mamanuca islands, simply use our search box (for mobile users: "book tickets") - fill in your preferred dates and passengers then chose from the live results that appear. For the latest ferry schedules and route maps, scroll down or click here.
Fiji is one of the best places in the world to go island hopping. Fiji's hundreds of tropical islands in the South Pacific boast spectacular scenery, turquoise waters, traditional Fiji culture, pristine white beaches and vibrant coral marine life to explore. Especially the string of islands along the western shore of Viti Levu (mainland Fiji), called the Yasawa and Mamanuca islands, offer the very best of Fiji to travellers. With daily flights coming into Nadi international airport from New Zealand, Australia, Singapore and beyond, plus the close proximity of the airport to the ferry harbour, these islands have been made more accesible than ever!
How to Island Hop in Fiji
As Fiji has over 300 islands beckoning, it's hard to know where to start! But don't worry - most of what you're likely to be looking for can be found in two specific regions, located to the west of Fiji mainland and conveniently serviced by the international airport in Nadi and the nearby ferry port in Denarau: These are known as the Mamanuca and Yasawa islands and are made easily accesible with Awesome Adventures' fast ferry, the Yasawa flyer and their special Bula Pass island hopping ticket. Slightly closer to civilization, the Mamanuca islands are on the doorstep of Nadi and can be enjoyed by booking the South Sea Cruises ferry or visit popular Malolo Lailai with Malolo Cat.
Best 3 ways to island hop in Fiji:
Get a Bula Pass! This covers the route of the Yasawa Flyer fast ferry for a set period ranging from 5 to 15-days. You can island hop at your own pace, visiting the islands of your choice for a set price (please note that a minimum stayover of 1 night per visited island is required, and the accommodation is not included).
Looking for a Bula Pass with accommodation included? Then the Awesome Pass (formerly known as the Bula Combo pass) is perfect for you! This provides you with all your ferry transfers between the islands of your choice plus the accommodation included! Find out more here.
- Prefer to visit some of the western Mamanuca islands, such as Malolo Lailai, Castaway island and Tokoriki, not covered on the Bula Pass Route? Simply book inter island ferry tickets using the search box on this page, pretty much every island is covered!
If you are interested in other holiday packages that include accommodation, meals and activities with a set Fiji island hopping itinerary, take a look at our Fiji holiday packages page where a number of amazing options are presented. These can also immediatly be booked for your preffered dates and number of people.
Looking for a selection of the best Fiji activities, from Fiji Golf to Scuba Diving and everything in between? Browse and book on our dedicated activities page! Want to learn more about Fiji and it's myriad stunning islands? Our things to do in Fiji guide is perfect to get an idea of the best places to visit in Fiji!
If you're feeling a bit overwhelmed by all the options and would like to get some personalized holiday advice, feel free to contact us and we'll get back to you within 24hrs to start making your Fiji holiday dream come true.
Ferry Timetables Yasawa & Mamanuca
See the latest schedules for The Yasawa Flyer, South Sea Cruises and Malolo Cat below. Also note the tabs for the Island Hopping options such as the Bula Pass by Awesome Adventures Fiji. Underneath the timetables you can view the fast ferry route maps for each service.
To find out more about the ferry routes and island hopping tickets to the Yasawa and Mamanuca Islands, Including Malolo Lailai, read more on our Ferry pages for Awesome Adventures (Yasawa Flyer), South Sea Cruises and Malolo Cat below. For an overview of which island resorts are covered on all ferry routes, take a look at our Yasawa & Mamanuca islands resorts map.
More info on the Fiji island hoppping Bula Pass here! Awesome Adventures Fiji is an experienced adventure tourism operator that offers an impressive line up of adventure packages and experiences throughout Fiji’s stunning and remote Yasawa islands. Packages range from 1-11 nights and include accommodation, meals, transfers and a selection of awesome activities.
They operate the largest high speed Catamaran in Fiji, The Yasawa Flyer, which can accommodate up to 259 passengers. This vessel has 3 decks, 2 air conditioned cabins and 2 outdoor seating areas to enjoy the beautiful Fijian sunshine on the way to paradise.
South Sea Cruises
South Sea Cruises operates with a very experienced and friendly crew, they'll make you feel like part of the family from the moment you step on board. During day cruises you'll be delighted by the sweet sounds of the crew playing guitar and singing, delicous BBQ, trips to a local village and free use of snorkeling gear.
Tiny South Sea Island is one of the Mamanuca Islands. Coral reefs, crystal clear waters and a myriad of colourful tropical fish surround the small island. It's beautiful beaches and swaying palms make it a tropical paradise. A trip to South Sea takes only 30min by ferry from Denarau.
Seabus Fiji is operated by Coralview Island Resort on the island of Tavewa in the Yasawas. They provide the most affordable service for tourists and locals traveling to the Northern Yasawa Islands since 2016, departing out of Lautoka Wharf (King's Jetty), about 30mins north of Nadi Airport on Viti Levu. Featuring a 46 seating capacity and keeping the prices as low as possible due to the fuel saving fast catamaran design, Seabus Fiji is the cheapest way to island hop between Lautoka (Fiji Mainland) and the Yasawa islands.
They also offer day excursions to Sawa-I-Lau Caves in northern Yasawa, as well as a great selection of other activities.
Malolo Cat has been providing services in Fiji since 1998 under Leeward Services Ltd. This company is the main boat carrier operating between Port Denarau and Malolo Lailai Island.
The island is home to 2 resorts boasting luxury swimming pools, a great vareity of bars & restaurants, water activities galore and of course amazing beaches and the shimmering tropical sea.
Malolo Cat can accommodate up to 158 passengers comfortably and provide bus transfers (upon request) to and from Nadi International Airport or Nadi hotels to/from Denarau Marina.