Discover Turtle Island

Discover Turtle Island

Step off our seaplane and discover the magic of Turtle Island Fiji. One of the most unique island
resorts in the world.


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Sight Seeing

Sight Seeing

Add the perfect finishing touch to your Fiji Island trip with a sightseeing seaplane flight with Turtle-Airways

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Seaplanes Fiji

Seaplanes Fiji

Discover the magic of a Fiji Island transfer on Turtle Airways Seaplane. We provide seaplane
transfers to all of the Mamanucas and Yasawa Islands.

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Get answers to all your questions about seaplane flights in Fiji. If you’ve got another question simply hit the enquiry button at the top of the page.

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Turtle Airways - Seaplane Transfers Fiji

Fiji's safest and longest serving seaplane company

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.)

To offer our passengers a breathtaking low-flying scenic transfer that is safe, reliable, convenient, and fast.

Our Service

Discover the magic of the Fiji Island’s with Turtle Airways. Choose Turtle Airways for your island transfer within the Mamanuca and Yasawa regions, or take an exhilarating sight-seeing tour by seaplane. Turtle Airways is Fiji’s safest and longest serving seaplane company, serving the Fiji Islands for over 30 years. Fly with Turtle Airways, and turn your island transfer into a breathtaking low-flying scenic flight.

The Experience

Imagine yourself taking-off from Nadi’s Wailoaloa Waters, and in a few seconds you catch some of Fiji’s breathtaking views from the air; where you glimpse the radiant coral beneath, enriched by the color and sea-life that call it home. As you soar over this natural wonder, you soon discover the picturesque islands that scatter the crystal clear and turquoise waters of the Fijian seas. As you savor the experience, you find yourself slowly descending and with it the exhilarating yet peaceful feeling that you get, as you skim the surface of the water, and take in a close-up view of the picturesque setting that will be your home for the next few days.

Only moments later you’re wading ashore through the shallows, greeted with song and smiles of your new hosts…Exhilarating, Adventurous, Breathtaking & Comfortable – all in one experience.

Resort Transfers – Yasawa and Mamanuca Islands

Our mission is to offer our passengers a breathtaking low-flying scenic transfer that is safe, reliable, convenient, fast and affordable.

With limited holiday time in Fiji, our passengers are looking to get more out of their stay. We deliver on this, with flights departing every other hour to the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands. Frequency in flights reduce your layover time in Nadi, and you’re sure to get that convenient connection that allows for ‘same-day’ transfers. This potentially gives you an extra night or two at your island destination.

Getting to your Resort is faster with Turtle Airways – a seaplane flight to the Mamanuca Islands is 15mins, and Yasawa Islands is 30mins.

Resorts served (alphabetical order);

Blue Lagoon Beach Resort, Barefoot Island Resort, Castaway Island, Coral View, Long Beach, Likuliku Lagoon Resort, Malolo Island Resort, Mana Island, Mantaray, Nanuya Island Resort, Navutu Stars Resort, Nabua Lodge, Otto & Fanny, Oarsmans Bay Lodge, Octopus, Paradise Cove, Safe Landing, Tropica Island Resort, Yasawa Island Resort

*Note – If your resort is not listed above, please contact us by filling out our inquiry form below – we’d be happy to assist you.

Standard Departure Times (Yasawa & Mamanuca Group)

Flights depart Nadi as early as 7am and depart every other hour. Our flight schedule is designed to minimize layover time in Nadi. Exact flight time vary 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 we’ll schedule the flights accordingly.

Scenic Flights – Choose from the below experiences

Turtle Airways offers a limited number of Scenic Flight experiences, but keep checking back, as we plan to expand our offerings soon.

** Mystery Flights – Join us on one of our resort transfers to the Mamanuca or Yasawa Islands for as low as AU$100. This is offered on a space available basis.

*** Visit the shooting location of the Blue Lagoon Movie (1979), starring Brooke Shields and the 2010 Sports Illustrated photo shoot location. Comes complete with a lunch package at Nanuya Island Resort. Enquire for pricing



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Fiji Seaplane FAQ

Why Turtle Airways?
- Fiji’s safest and longest serving seaplane operator, a clean safety record for the last 30 years of operation.
- We offer flights every other hour, allowing for convenient connections and ‘same-day’ transfers to your Island resort.
- Get to your island resort faster. Transfers are 15-33 mins to the Mamanuca and Yasawa Islands
- Guaranteed the lowest prices in Island resort transfers by air.
- Turtle Airways is a great alternative to a long boat ride in rough waters

How do I book a seaplane transfer?
- Simply fill out our inquiry form below ensuring to include a few of your travel details, and we’ll assist you in making your reservation. Alternatively you can reach us on the following phone number; + 679 6721 888 (9:00 am – 5:00 pm Fiji Standard time).

Does Turtle Airways operate all year round and is there a set seaplane schedule?
- We operate within sunrise & sunset times 7 days a week, with flights departing every other hour.

How long does it take to fly to the islands?
- It takes approximately 15 minutes to the Mamanuca Islands, and 33 minutes to the Yasawa Islands.

Where is Turtle Airways seaplane base located?
- Turtle Airways is located on Wailoaloa Beach, New Town. This is on the beach right next to the Nadi International Airport. This is marked on the Google map provided below. You will need to go around the airport to get to our seaplane base, and is a 15-20 minute drive from the Nadi Airport terminal.

How do I get to the Turtle Airways seaplane base?
- Check with your resort to see if they offer Airport transfers to our seaplane base. Alternatively, you can catch a taxi for a small fee. If coming from the Nadi Airport you will find ‘yellow’ taxis located outside the terminal. It costs approximately AU$9-14 and takes between 15-20 minutes. If coming to us from a hotel, please inquire at reception about getting a taxi, or for other transfer options.

How many people can fly on a seaplane at any one time?
- Our seaplanes can carry up to 6 passengers, and can carry 460 kg (combined weight) for flights departing Nadi, and 480 kg (combined weight) for flights to Nadi.

Is there a minimum number of passengers?
- Minimum of two passengers per booking. However, single passenger bookings can be accepted on a space available basis.

What is the baggage allowance?
- Please contact us regarding this as it does vary depending on size and weight

Am I able to book a seaplane transfer from one Island to another?
- Yes we offer inter island transfers. Please contact us for more information.

Seaplane Bookings and Enquiries - Tel: +679 6721 888

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Location & Contact Information

Turtle Airways, New Town,
Wailoaloa Beach, FIJI
P: (679) 672 1888