Turtle Airways was founded by Richard Evanson in 1979, partly to transport crew and material for the 1980 film, the “Blue Lagoon.” The popular movie, starring Brooke Shields, was filmed on Evanson’s privatelyowned Turtle Island, an awardwinning fivestar resort located in the Yasawa Islands. The short, scenic and convenient seaplane flight to the Fiji island is just 30 minutes by air from Fiji’s international airport in Nadi, compared to up to six hours by boat. (Despite the similarity in names, Turtle Airways and Turtle Island are separate companies and serve different, although complementary, needs.)
As Fiji’s safest and longest serving seaplane company, Turtle Airways has provided low flying scenic seaplane flights within Fiji for over 30 years. This includes Resort transfers (provided on a per seat basis), Charters, and Flight-seeing excursions.
Looking for the best rates in Resort transfers? No need to Charter a flight – Turtle Airways offers regular flights to the Yasawa and Mamanuca Island groups throughout the day. With a minimum 2 person per booking, we guarantee the flight.
Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, Coral View, Nanuya Island, Navutu Stars, Paradise Cove, Oarsmans Bay Lodge, Nabua Lodge, Otto & Fanny, Long Beach, Safe Landing, Mantaray, Octopus, Paradise Cove, Likuliku, Mana Island
Standard departure times to Yasawa & Mamanuca Island groups : 8am, 9am, 10am, 11am, 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm. Our flight schedule is designed to minimize layover time in Nadi. Exact flight time varies from day to day, depending on passenger arrivals into Fiji. Our goal is to get you to your Island destination as quickly as possible – and schedule the flights accordingly.