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Majestic Sawa-I-Lau Caves Day Trip by Seaplane

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    What to Expect
    Your day trip starts with a scenic flight departure from the seaplane base, located right next to the Nadi Airport, on Wailoaloa Beach. A courtesy pick up is provided from Nadi or Denarau hotels at 7:45am or alternatively you can make your own way to base.

    Board one of the seaplanes, for a flight departure time of 9am – 9:15am. Your low flying 35-minute scenic flight will take you to the majestic caves.

    Your scenic seaplane flight will deposit you right outside these ancient lime stone caves which is said to be the home of the Yasawa Islands’ Deity and Ulutini. Before entering, a traditional Fijian ceremony is held at the nearby village where the guardians of the cave grant access into this majestic site. The legends and myths that surround this natural wonder are sure to amaze you as much as the caves themselves on this full-day experience.

    This experience includes a welcome ceremony by the village members, village tour, snorkeling, cave visit, shell market, lunch and entertainment by the village members.

    Departure from the village is at 2pm where you will take your seaplane back to base at Wailoaloa Beach next to Nadi airport.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Turtle Airways Seaplane Base
    • Private flight to the Yasawa Islands
    • Fijian welcome ceremony by village members
    • Fijian Village tour
    • Snorkeling and Cave tour
    • Beautiful Tasty Fijian Lunch
    • Entertainment by village members
    • Local guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Local taxes
    • Entry/Admission - Sawa-I-Lau Caves
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking
    • A maximum of 4 people per booking
    • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 15.25 lbs (7 kg)
    • Excess luggage charges ($2.40 USD (FJ$5) per 2.2 lbs (kg) for anything over 15.25 lbs (7kg)
    • It is recommended that you bring your swimwear
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    This exceeded our expectations! Sea plane wasn’t as bad as I expected- just a few occasional bumpy bits. Caves were beautiful with only a few seconds under water to get into the inner cave. Best bit was the trip to the village next to the caves. Unbelievably friendly and
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    About the operator

    This experience only has a few reviews, but you can read what other travellers have to say about the operator.

    By: Turtle Airways
    World Traveler
    Seattle, Washington
    Dishonest and unreliable
    Avoid this airline. Most expensive boat ride I have ever had. I have been trying to get a refund from them for
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Great Service and experience - May run on Fiji Time
    We used Turtle Airways for our transfers between Nadi and Yasawa. We were met at the airport by a very friendly
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    Disappointing management and service
    2 couples together had booked a return flight with deposit paid and accepted to fly by seaplane to Navatu stars
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    Immenstaad, Germany
    Wonderful flight to the Yasawas
    Thank you to the Turtle Airways Team for this great experience flying with you. Every thing works out as planned
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    JoAnn C
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
    Poor service
    Had my tripped booked for 8 months . 3 weeks before my trip got an email , all sea plane transfers to resorts
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    Auckland, New Zealand
    Try pacific airways instead
    We flew to Yasawa group i paid by credit card in full and 48hrs before we leave back to Nadi i get a phone call
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    New Zealand
    Great service
    We have used Turtle airways many many times over the past 5 years and have never been let down. Recently our
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    San Francisco, California
    Good experience!
    With the help of my resort I booked a seaplane transfer from Nadi to Tavewa Island. Unfortunately, my flight to
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    Heather R
    San Diego, California
    Sea plane tour over islands
    Got a great price to tag along while the pilot was taking another couple to one of the outlying island resorts.
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    Christina S
    Turtle Air- Unreliable and Poor Communicators!
    Similar to other reviewers, we booked a plane transfer months in advance to save time, however the plane never
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