You can call on VHF Channel 16 (or after hours on telephone numbers 885 3031 or 997 2558) and dock staff will meet you and guide you to your mooring.
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17° 48.30 South | 178° 43.18 East
Nestled in the shadow of Ovalau and just 12 nautical miles from Bau Landing, lies a majestic coral island formed thousands of years ago, on a reef fringing the Motoriki channel with waters diversely rich in marine life.
Leleuvia lies in the Lomaiviti Group that is the heart of Fiji where the Nation came into being. Historic Ovalau was home to Fiji’s earliest European Settlement in the town of Levuka; the country’s first capital.More info here…
17°36’30.08″S 177° 2’23.44″E
Made famous by Tom Hanks and the movie ‘Cast Away’, Monuriki Island presents a fine example of an untouched tropical island.
Before setting foot on this spectacular island or anchoring off its astoundingly white sandy beaches you are required to visit the village of Yanuya and present your sevusevu to the traditional landowners.More info here…
16°46’43.00″ South 179°19’51.08″ East
The town is usually the first port of call for people sailing from Tonga and Samoa.
Because Savusavu town provides most things a cruising yacht needs, from fuel, water and groceries, to banking, general hardware and electrical, Savusavu’s harbor is bustling with yachts coming and going.
Many use Savusavu as a base for cruising the less explored Northern islands of Fiji and quite often set up camp in the protected Nakama Creek for the duration of our cyclone season.
The town is famous for its hot springs (just ask a local to point them out), and at low tide you can see the steam from numerous small outlets all along the foreshore. It is not uncommon to find pots of food being cooked over the bubbling waters, so if you happen run out of gas onboard, you know where you can boil your eggs!
As an interesting side note – this geothermal energy is resource that could generate enough electricity to power the entire island of Vanua Levu!
Under Customs law here in Fiji, it is a requirement that the Master of the vessel gives a minimum of 48 hours notification to Customs prior to arrival in Fiji.More info here…
Dr Cara Miller and her team are working on establishing a long-term dataset for monitoring trends in humpback whale migration through Fijian waters. Documenting the migration patterns of Endangered Oceania humpback whales is an important component to understanding the recovery, trend and status of this species within our waters.
The international trade in wildlife is estimated to be worth around US$10 billion per year and includes hundreds of millions of plant and animal species.