Video: Jet Boating on the Sigatoka River, Fiji

Video: Jet Boating on the Sigatoka River, Fiji

#Jetboating is a thrilling and #active way to travel down the Sigatoka River in #Fiji. The river is lined with primitive, (nearly) inaccessible villages where you can learn more about the #culture and interact with the locals. It was our first time jet boating and we'd certainly do it again!


“Ready?” Our female captain Joey shouted as we whizzed over the water at over 80km/h.

With that, she turned her steering wheel 180 degrees and sent us flying through the air, our hands flailing and water whipping our faces.

she turned her steering wheel 180 degrees and sent us flying through the air

It was our first time on a jet boat and we never imagined it to be this fun, and of all places, in Fiji!

The Sigatoka river on Fiji’s main island, Viti Levu, is where all the magic happens. Spanning 120 kilometers (75 miles), this mammoth river winds its way through the Sigatoka Valley, also known as the salad bowl of Fiji. Cassava fields and taro plantations line the banks of the river along with 52 primitive villages, many of which can only be accessed via the river.

Cassava fields and taro plantations line the banks of the river along with 52 primitive villages

As a leading tour operator in Fiji, Sigatoka River Safari doesn’t only offer a fun jetboating experience but it also provides a way to discover some of these villages that would be almost inaccessible to visitors otherwise. Besides the exhilarating spins, we were also treated to a tour of a remote village, and received a warm welcome with the local kava ceremony, lunch and traditional meke (music and dances) with the incredibly hospitable Fijians.

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Sigatoka River Safari

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 Sigatoka, Western Division, Fiji
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What we loved about this tour was the remote location we were brought to, allowing us to experience a side of Fiji that is hidden away from the conventional tourist trail. To make sure that the area doesn’t get overrun by tourism, Sigatoka River Safari also makes sure to rotate the 15 villages that they visit and contribute equally to each of them.

... makes sure to rotate the 15 villages that they visit and contribute equally to each of them

This fantastic combination of adventure and cultural integration got us hooked from beginning to end and we cannot recommend it enough to people visiting Fiji.

Here’s a short video of our experience on the Sigatoka river, hope you enjoy it!

Jet Boating on the Sigatoka RiverOur CaptainMeeting the LocalsLearning More About the CultureThe Curious Local Children
Jet Boating on the Sigatoka River
Jet Boating on the Sigatoka RiverOur CaptainMeeting the LocalsLearning More About the CultureThe Curious Local Children
Our Captain
Jet Boating on the Sigatoka RiverOur CaptainMeeting the LocalsLearning More About the CultureThe Curious Local Children
Meeting the Locals
Jet Boating on the Sigatoka RiverOur CaptainMeeting the LocalsLearning More About the CultureThe Curious Local Children
Learning More About the Culture
Jet Boating on the Sigatoka RiverOur CaptainMeeting the LocalsLearning More About the CultureThe Curious Local Children
The Curious Local Children
Daily Life in one of the Villages
Daily Life in one of the Villages


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