FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What does the full day experience include?
Full day sailing experience around the Mamanuca Islands
Snorkelling (gear provided and swimming at untouched reefs
Gourmet morning tea and buffet lunch
A mimosa cocktail on arrival
Complimentary selected wine and beer serviced from lunchtime for 2 hours
Complimentary soft drinks and bottled water all day
Return pre-booked coach transfers from most Nadi, Coral Coast, Natadola, Momi Bay, Denarau, and Wailoaloa hotels and resorts to Port Denarau.
How do I pay for purchases on the boat?
Upon boarding, you can set up a tab and place all optional purchases on the tab throughout the day and settle your tab with either cash, debit, or credit card prior to arriving back at Port Denarau
Is food included?
Morning tea and a gourmet buffet lunch are all included in the price of the trip. Some basic snack food is also available from the bar.
Are drinks included in the price?
Selected soft drinks and water are included in the day trip price and are available all day. House wine and local beer are also included from lunchtime for 2 hours as well as a mimosa cocktail on arrival.
A full beverage menu is also available for purchase throughout the day.
How do I book a private seating area?
When you book online, just click the required seating option (up to 5 person reserved booth or up to 6 person reserved booth).
FOOD & BEVERAGES
Can bring my own food & drinks?
No. SABRE is a licensed venue therefore no personal food or alcohol is permitted.
Are there vegetarian food options available?
Our menu has a number of vegetarian options available. To see the current menu, click the link.
Are there gluten free options available?
Our menu has a number of gluten free options available. To see the current menu, click the link.
Is the buffet lunch served on the boat or on land?
Lunch is served on board SABRE.
What time does the boat depart and do you have coach transfers from my hotel?
We depart at 9.45am from Port Denarau.
We have complimentary return pre-booked coach transfers from most Denarau, Nadi, Wailoaloa, Coral Coast, Natadola, Sonaisali & Momi Bay hotels and resorts to Port Denarau.
Please click here to view our coach connection timetables for your pick-up time
Are children allowed?
Children aged 8-15 years (inclusive) are allowed on board but children aged 0-7 (inclusive) are unfortunately not allowed due to safety reasons. We do have a child rate available but do not have a specific children's menu, however, given it is a buffet-style meal, they will be able to pick and choose what they like.
What time will we get back?
SABRE arrives back at Port Denarau at 4.45pm daily. This time can fluctuate slightly depending on weather conditions. Coaches will be waiting to transfer you back to your hotel.
What happens if the weather is bad?
Unless the weather is a danger to staff and guests (in which case we will not operate and transfer services) we will continue to operate.
What is the maximum capacity that can travel on each trip?
SABRE can take up to 70 passengers per day trip. this limit can be increased for those chartering SABRE so please do enquire if you have a specific group or charter wishing to travel.
Is SABRE suitable for those with limited mobility?
Due to the nature of the vessel and with the bathroom facilities being down steep stairs, SABRE is not suitable for those with walkers or in wheelchairs, or with limited mobility.
Does SABRE have a planned route each day?
We have a number of different routes available to us depending on the wind direction and weather conditions so each day's route will differ accordinly.
Are there lifejackets available?
We have life jackets on board for all and guests may wear them at their own discretion. For those that want to, we also have life jackets and other flotation devices for people to swim/snorkel in.
Is it safe?
SABRE complies with all marine safety requirements. The side of the boat has sturdy rails and those that are nervous can stay in the central part of the vessel while traveling. Being a catamaran, SABRE is a flat, smooth ride that means you get to feel the joy of sailing without the boat tipping or moving around.
What do others say about this day trip experience?
Check out this blog by travel influencer 24HourLayover to find out more about what they thought of South Sea Sailing.
What should I bring?
Come wearing your swimwear (there are limited changing facilities onboard), and bring a towel, hat, and sunscreen. Be sure to bring only what you need as there is limited storage available onboard. Please also stow bags off the floor otherwise they may get wet.
Is there WiFi and will my phone work while onboard?
Due to the region we operate WiFi coverage is intermittent and therefore not available onboard. Cell phone coverage is however readily available most of the day for you to take images, share on social and tell the world about your amazing day. Please check with your phone provider to ensure you have international roaming for overseas visitors.
Do I need to bring my own towel?
What seating options are there and do I have to pay extra for all seating options?
Reserved booths for up to 5 or 6 people are available which ensures you have allocated seating available for your party all day long. A wide variety of seating is available which includes booths, day beds, and bean bags. Available from 01 April 2022 onwards.