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Guests can go on two-hour hand-line fishing trips to sheltered reefs to fish for magnificent coral cod, sea trout and snapper.
Great fun as a family activity, with plenty of fish to be caught and much excitement every time one is safely landed on board. All fishing gear provided.
TRAWLING TRIPS (3 OR 4 HOURS)
Fish the outer reefs for all the adventure of sporting fish, your catch may include coral cod, trevally, tuna, barracuda, walu and mahimahi. Rods and lures provided.
HAND-LINE FISHING (2 HOURS)
Guests can take fishing trips to sheltered reefs to fish for coral trout, cod, and snapper. All transfers by private boat and fishing gear/equipment and refreshments are provided.
World-class diving experiences await in the pristine Bligh Waters surrounding Dolphin Island. Both snorkelling and tank diving trips can be arranged for guests with carefully selected, specialised local operators.
Water temperatures are very warm, visibility underwater is extremely high, with the soft coral and schools of fish abundant in terms of both quality and variety. The beauty and diversity of this marine paradise is breathtaking and our dive team has all the local knowledge to ensure you enjoy every minute of it.
Four reef systems, with 25 dive sites are readily accessible, with a range of 20-minute (to Hailstone Reef), to just under one-hour boat journey (to the Vatu-i-Ra Passage).
The dive sites of Rakiraki are such that beginners can feel relaxed and enthralled, while experienced divers can enjoy the diversity of the topography and marine life. While staying at Dolphin Island there is also easy access to the highly-rated sites of the Vatu-i-Ra Passage in Bligh Water (the waters between the two main islands of Fiji), which are considered among Fiji's best diving destinations.
Cultural Local Island Village Tour
A half-hour drive from Rakiraki brings you to a small inland village where guests will be warmly welcomed in the traditional way with a kava ceremony, voices raised in harmonious song, accompanied by dancing.
The villagers will then take you on a short tour of their home then you will be guided on a gentle 15-minute walk (or horse-ride) to a beautiful waterfall nearby. This natural waterslide descends 20-feet in gentle cascades to a naturally-formed heart-shaped pool below.
Dolphin Island provides the most extraordinary romantic place to honeymoon. The level of privacy offered is unrivalled and everything is designed to meet your needs and your daily schedule. Meals will be prepared and served when and where you want them and each day is utterly your own.
Escape to Dolphin Island for massages on the beach, a candlelit dinner for two in the Hilltop Sleep-out bure, a midnight swim in your own infinity pool, cocktails on the floating pontoon, and savour tropical days and sensuous nights that you will remember forever.
Families travelling with children of all ages are welcomed warmly on Dolphin Island, where they can play and roam free in a place with no cars and no wildlife dangers.
With your own private island, you and your family have the freedom to create your very own bespoke family experiences and operate to your own schedule.
Manager, Dawn and her team are only too happy to make sure you have everything you need to have an absolutely amazing time on Dolphin Island. Our warm and friendly Fijian staff adore children and will ensure the younger members of your family have a wonderful stay on Dolphin Island. They are also available for babysitting, should this be required. Children’s menus can be created especially to ensure lots of delicious treats are always on hand.
There is lots of interest for children to engage with, and experience, on the island itself. Circumnavigating the island at low tide with rock pools to explore, playing on the white coral sand and paddling and swimming in the warm, safe crystal clear waters surrounding the island provides endless hours of fun. There is also snorkelling gear, sea kayaks and a Hobie catamaran provided for guest use.
There are many experiences that the whole family can enjoy on shore – adventures like Nara Waterslide Tour and cultural exploration with the Suncoast Tour, and Tapa-making Class.