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 Fiji - General Info

Time Zone

UTC +12 (the date line has been adjusted to fall east of the whole group).

Yachting Essentials

Voltage: 240 V

Frequency: 50 Hz


Fijian dollar (FID, FI$). A maximum of FI$100 can be exported in local currency, and FI$500 in foreign currency.

It is better to regard all transactions in Fiji as being cash transactions and plan accordingly. Very few places take cards, and those that do will normally charge a 5% fee.

The only bank in Suva that will let you use a card to withdraw cash inside the bank is WESTPAC.

Note: On leaving Fiji, the bank regulations will cause difficulties when trying to change your Fiji dollars to another currency, particularly Vatus (Vanuatu) or Australian Dollars. See this report.


See Pacific List of Radio Nets

International Dialing code for Fiji is +679.

Mobile phone network generally works well in cities and large towns but coverage in some rural areas and outlying islands can be limited or non-existent. Global roaming needs to be activated on mobile phones, but making and receiving calls can be expensive. Many visitors buy a Fiji SIM card on arrival. These are relatively cheap to buy and calls, both local and international. Fijian SIM cards are available at Nadi International Airport and at convenience stores and supermarkets. Registration of a SIM card purchased locally is mandatory.

In Fiji, it's all 3G. Ensure you get a good WiFi booster and a 3G/4G Router before arriving. Latest reports (and local advice) is that Digicel now has the best coverage, speeds and lowest prices for internet connections.

A Flashnet "data stick" from Vodafone also has good coverage and reasonable speeds in most anchorages, but is more expensive.

See this cruiser's report.

Last updated July 2016.


Taxis are of variable quality. Only use licensed taxis; they have a yellow registration plate. As do licensed mini buses. Non-licensed vehicles are unlikely to be insured.

Diplomatic Missions


July: Bula Festival in Nadi

August: Hibiscus Festival in Suva

September: Sugar Festival in Lautoka

Early September: Fiji Regatta Week, Musket Cove. Contact for more information.


Police emergency number - dial 917
Fire and ambulance emergency - dial 911

For diving emergencies - dial 903 4093


IMRAY AND ADLARD COLES PILOT BOOKS are available at a discounted price for users via World Cruising Club

South Pacific Cruising Guide - Sail Fiji
Created by cruisers for cruisers, this new series of digital South Pacific cruising guide apps bring together years of local sailing knowledge, with the latest mobile technology. Easy-to-use and constantly updated. By ICA directors John and Lyn Martin.

There are three apps, Planning, Eastern Fiji, Western + Central Fiji with advice on planning your visit, charts, anchorages, activities and cultural information. All continually updated and improved. Now on V3. 
Available for iPad and Android 10” tablets (running Android 6.1 or higher). Sail Fiji apps on the App Store:

Landfalls of Paradise: Cruising Guide to the Pacific Islands (Latitude 20 Books)
By Earl Hinz
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press; 5th Revised edition (1 May 2006)
ISBN-13: 978-0824830373
The fifth edition of this sailing standard includes updated charts and text reflecting changes in regulations and facilities for most countries and specific ports of entry. New appendices include procedures for entry to Australia, which are more exacting than most Pacific landfalls, and an extensive list of information sources: cruising guidebooks, important general tourist guides, chart suppliers, and key web sites for the countries covered by "Landfalls of Paradise".

Fiji Marine Guide
Free guide for yachts produced by Yacht Help for many years,

South Pacific Anchorages
By Warwick Clay
Publisher: Imray Laurie Norie & Wilson Ltd; 2nd edition (Jan 1, 2001)
ISBN-13: 978-0852884829
This second edition contains numerous revisions to both text and plans. Warwick Clay's cruising guide covers the South Pacific from the Mariana Islands in the northwest across to the Galapagos in the east then down passed Easter Island to New Zealand in the Southwest. The guide covers this vast area in detail and virtually every anchorage is described with supporting plans produced from the author's own information.

The Pacific Crossing Guide
By Michael Pocock, Revised by Ros Hogbin
Publisher: Adlard Coles; 2nd edition (August 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-0713661828
See the detailed review

Moon Fiji
By David Stanley
Publisher: Avalon Travel; 9th edition (February 1, 2011)
ISBN-13: 978-1598807370
Since 1985, Moon Fiji has been the leading travel guidebook to Fiji. Author David Stanley has been writing about the South Pacific since 1979, and over the years tens of thousands of Pacific travelers have used his guides to Fiji, Tahiti, Tonga, Samoa, Micronesia, and the South Pacific.

British Admiralty Pacific Islands Pilot Vol ll(The Central Groups)
Published by UK Admiralty and available from Imray Publications (11th edn 2006)
ISBN : 9780707718330 (ref. NP061)
This covers the islands of the South-West Part of the Pacific Ocean including: Nouvelle-Calédonie and îles Loyauté Vanuata, Banks and Torres Islands, Santa Cruz Islands, Fiji Islands, Samoa Islands, Tuvalu, Kiribati (Gilbert and Phoenix Groups), Marshall Islands.

Visit the Sea Mercy Sea Bridge for Fiji page to see how you too can contribute to the recovery of the remote islands in Fiji.

Fiji Visitors Bureau

Fiji Marinas Cruisers Guide 2014
A useful source of data for cruisers.
Cruisers in Fiji have setup a website (May 2015) to help yachts sailing around the Fiji islands share anchorages, waypoints, information etc.

The Fiji Compendium
A Compilation of Guidebook References and Cruising Reports put together by SV Soggy Paws with updates from cruisers who have used it. Lots of good information if planning on cruising Fiji and many other notes for other Pacific cruising areas on the site too.

Fabulous Fiji
A great report on cruising Fiji from Savusavu for Cruising World Magazine (December 2016) by Todd Duff of SY Small World II.

Update History

January 2017: Security section updated following attack on single handed cruiser in Suva.
August 2016: Clearance procedure in Suva reported by Tim Christensen and checked against noonsite info. still correct.
February 2016: Formalities checked/updated.
June 2015:Publications checked.
April 2015: Revision of all Formalities, with assistance from Brent Grimbeek of SY Impi.
June 2014: Security section updated following robbery in Suva.
May 2014: Added recommendation to avoid costly clearance out of hours following comment posted, plus updated fees.
July 2013: Further changes to Clearance procedures from Suzie Ohagan.
June 2013: Clearance procedures updated.
January 2013: Customs and Immigration checked. Web addresses checked.
October 2012: Bio-security information all updated by Jim & Vicki Punter of SY Compadre.
August 2012: Bio-security Fees updated by John Neal of SY Mahina Tiara III, who also checked all other fees were correct.
June 2012: Update on customs regions and it no longer being necessary to clear in and out of each one, from David Caukill of SY Serendipity.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

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Robert Straghan
Robert Straghan says:
Feb 19, 2017 06:06 AM

If you are looking for full on yacht service with experienced, qualified workers as you would find in the West, you will be sadly disappointed. Be prepared to either do the work yourself or be knowledgeable enough and have the time to supervise very closely. On the other hand, this is one of the few places with a travel lift for a very long way....
Every Supplier, whether marine or not, knows how to charge yachties, and a surprising amount of things will need to be imported at high rates and long lead times. I found it best to order from the likes of Defender in the USA, and import myself directly for a 'yacht in transit'.

Robert Straghan
Robert Straghan says:
Feb 19, 2017 05:56 AM

Marshall Sails did great work for me and a very short walk from Vuda marina

bmsmith says:
Feb 27, 2017 10:08 PM

I do not want to get into a, you said I said situation but would like to point out a few facts.
Robert Straghan cannot make judgement regarding our electrician'or for that matter any off our services as he was not prepared to pay our rates for our services. He was told what had to be done to solve his electrical problems by our electrician. He then took his advice and imported a new 220volt Victron inverter- charger himself. Regarding the hired transformer which was with the previous owner, this is a service we provide to our clients and are the only company doing so. With regards to our rates, we are the only marine repair company that have fully equipped workshops and professionally trained staff so you cannot compare our rates with other contractors local contractors. As the boat owner has the right to choose his contractor we have the right to choose who we work for.We choose not to work for you. This complaint is totally money driven and unfortunately we get boat owners and operators like this from time to time.

Robert Straghan
Robert Straghan says:
Feb 19, 2017 05:55 AM

I spent a total of 5 months over 2015-16 at Vuda Marina fitting out a newly purchased boat for a long passage to the Philippines. The staff at Vuda Marina were great, the Owner helpful, and the facilities decent.

My problem was with one of the service contractors. There are 3 contractors - Baobab Marine, Yacht Services and the newcomer Yuve Marine. Yacht Services went out of their way to help and even sent me to an electrical contractor in town when they were unable to do the work. Yuve has limited abilities, and some employees require more supervision than others. Do not expect them to be experts in electronics, but they go out of their way to help and work to the best of their abilities. Most common refit tasks are within their abilities.

The problem was Baobab Marine. The Owner is an arrogant South African who is banned from the Marina, which leaves supervision to his foreman who, while a decent chap, had no choice but to follow the Owner's instructions.

The previous boat Owner had been renting a shower power 220-110 transformer and I inherited the rental agreement when purchasing the boat. I then tried to use Baobab, but was not impressed with their electrician capabilities nor workshop rates. The final straw was that after waiting 3 days for a welder and chasing every day as to when he could find the time to attend work, I resorted to hiring Yuve Marine's welder. As soon as Baobab found out that I hired his competitor for a job that he could not do as agreed, he sent his electrician to my boat to take back his hired transformer as my punishment for being so presumptuous as to deal with someone else. He then engaged in a big shouting contest with me over my temerity and refused to deal with me in the future, thereby insuring that all my future work went to Yuve Marine.

I flew in a new 220V Victron inverter/charger that week and switched the boat to 220V myself - Baobab problem solved. The Baobob Owner attitude problem however remains.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Nov 14, 2016 04:53 PM

From Women Who Sail Facebook Page:
An unexpected find in Fiji. Anchoring at Natuvalo Bay on the west side of Naviti Island we saw a resort but were not sure if we would be welcome ashore. Korovou Eco-Tour Resort opened their arms to us. From 1600-1900 they have happy hour (beer FJ $ 5) and offer a hot shower in the chalet and dinner with the guests for FJ $ 25pp.

dogstar says:
Nov 01, 2016 10:43 PM

we arrived in Fiji in November 2014 and first set up in Suva on a mooring near Mosquito Island. It was hard to find workers that could do a job on our vessel as we had to be there to supervise constantly. We also had alot of gear stolen from the boat whilst there, all our galley equipment (they didn't even leave a spoon). We had around AUS$5000 worth of our things stolen (from electrics to tools and engine supplies).

Most of the work done in Suva had to be ripped out and done again when we moved to Vuda marine in Lautoka, which is a beautiful place to stay. The staff at the marina are very helpful and friendly. The Boat Shed restaurant and bar is well priced and serves the best fish and chips anywhere in Fiji.

We continued the refit on our boat here, but had nothing but trouble with the large contractor we used, who were constantly changing things to suit themselves without checking with us first and dragging jobs out to try and delay us in leaving for our next port. Some jobs were of good quality, others in the end we had to re-do as they were very unprofessionally finished.

Lessons learned:
- Never allow anyone to work on your vessel unsupervised;
- Always log the exact hours each worker does and what they did, as bills were constantly incorrect and we had to fight to have them corrected;
- In the end we found the smaller contractors we used were much more helpful and professional and willing to do a good job.

All in all Vuda marina was a great place to take our vessel, but don't get taken in by the larger professional-looking contractors, as the smaller ones can do just as good a job and for cheaper and better quality.
All the best to Adam and staff at the marina, we highly recommend to visit them and use their facility.

Val Ellis
Val Ellis says:
Nov 01, 2016 09:39 AM

Posted on behalf of Karl on 31st October 2016

Several boats have reported that Cmaps, often used with OpenCPN, are unreliable for navigating passes in Fiji. Sometimes being out by 2 or 3 kilometres. Lots of people are now using the OvitalMap app on iPad which can download sat images from google, bing etc while on wifi, and which are then available off-line to use in navigating passes at very high resolution (your can see surfers on a wave) with boat plotted on screen. So far appears to be very accurate and reliable for navigating coral shallows.

dcusick says:
Jan 08, 2017 02:53 AM

we also had and attempt made to steal our dinghy and outbaord in saweni,they even boarded our boat in the nite! they couldn;t figure out how to cut the chain on the dinghy...lucky for us i chained it before turning in. you guys have that yellow trimaran?

fritsnz says:
Oct 10, 2016 01:49 AM

We just had our inflatable dingy and outboard stolen from Saweni Bay, between Lautoka and Vunda point. Rope cut overnight. Just be aware.

kiwibeanz says:
Oct 09, 2016 06:39 AM

Wanted to let other cruisers know about the excellent service we received from Krishna Yacht Services, run by Ritesh Kumar (Mob. 844 0860, email: for engine servicing and repairs. He was extremely knowledgeable and competent, turned up on time and stayed late til the job was done. Excellent service and our engines are running like new. Highly recommended. He works independently at Vuda Point Marina or at Denarau Marina via YachtHelp, who were also extremely helpful.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Oct 21, 2016 10:11 AM

Posted on behalf of Yacht Help Owner operator David Jamieson:
I am sorry to say that this complaint is absolutely outrageous. It is so full of blatant fabrications I can hardly believe anyone could write it.
It feels awful to put in this position when the reality is the yachting industry in Fiji is going from strength to strength with 750 foreign yacht clearances into Fiji last year. There has been a huge growth in yacht visits to Fiji and the increased length of stay. Statistics show that yachts are voting with their keels and completely rubbishes the statements made. The brilliant success of Fiji’s marine industry is built on constantly improving and up grading of facilities (i.e. just look at facilities at Port Denarau they won the Marina Industries Association Marina of the year award 2016/16), training and up-skilling of the workforce and improving legislation (i.e. Vuda Marina becoming a clearance port).

Regarding service companies in Fiji. There are the 3 mentioned and a few others. There is healthy competition between these companies (a good thing) and consequently like any business we have to strive for excellence in order to succeed. I have 25 employees; 14 have worked for at least 3 years, they are led by myself a professional captain of 20 years and my expatriate boat builder who I employed from Australia (up-skilling). All the service companies have been here for years and don’t just suddenly employ people each year, they are fully staffed all year round and hence trained. I am constantly up-skilling.

Regarding this particular job. Yes, we did remove the Propspeed from the shaft and the Prop. The captain claimed afterwards that he only wanted the Propspeed removed from the shaft, which made no sense as the Propspeed on both were dead. It was removed with an angle grinder using a plastic poly web abrasive disk 100 x 16 standard grit. There were some scratches that I believed were there before, but rather than argue we sanded them out with 240 grit just in case. We antifouled the yacht and re-launched it. The owner then claimed we had damaged his prop and he was experiencing vibration when running.

At this stage I told him I will haul him out, send the prop to Henley’s Propellers in NZ at my cost. If Henley’s said the prop is damaged I would pay for everything and if not he would pay for everything. This agreed to, the yacht was hauled and the prop sent. The report from Henleys came back and we were completely absolved from the accusation that we had damaged the prop. We were asked to apply Propspeed at my cost. I could not see the logic in this as he had asked us to remove it in the first place.

I offered Capt Per a F$1000 as a good will gesture to try and placate him and the marina only charged F$200 for haul and launch (although the stated value was much more), also as a good will gesture, so I paid that too.

We also noticed when the yacht was out that the antifoul was damaged on one place on the side of the keel. It looked like a rope or similar had gone down the edge of the keel and there was no sign of any of the antifoul failing. Capt Per said the antifoul damage was also our fault, so rather than argue I said we would fix it as it was not a big deal.

I realised at this stage that perhaps giving a good will payment may not have been then best idea as it was being taken as an admission of guilt and not as gesture of “no hard feelings” as it was intended. I am perplexed as to why Capt Per wants to slander Yacht Help, Vuda Marina, the entire marine Fiji Marine industry, Fiji and Fijians.

perel says:
Sep 05, 2016 02:42 AM

Having stayed in this amazing country with its amazingly friendly and resilient people more than a year now, and having used almost all facilities for repair and maintenance there is, I want to warn other cruisers that in my experience quality of work is really an issue in Fiji and something that needs to be addressed. Everything has to be micro managed by the captain/owner, but even then big mistakes are made in most projects.

Currently there are only three full service contractors allowed to work in Vuda Marina and Denarau - Baobab Marine, Yacht Help and Juve Marine. This makes it hard as a customer to find any good quality labour. Most skilled labour has now moved to NZ or Australia instead of staying in Fiji with low wages. This results in companies picking people more or less from the street with no real education, handing over a company t-shirt and calling them experts.

Vuda Marina, the only yard in Fiji with a decent sized travel lift, makes 7% of all the money their contractors charge you, and their short term incentive to improve the quality of their contractors work is low to say the least. Extra lay days at the yard and marina due to small jobs becoming big and long, caused by mistakes by their contractors, makes more money for the yard than good quality work. Prices in general have also gone up this year.

The last job Yacht Help did for us was (we thought) an easy one) - antifouling painting. But...they used an angle grinder to remove the propspeed on the propeller and p-bracket when the instruction was not to remove the old propspeed at all. The damaged propeller had to be sent to NZ for repairs. On haul out five days after the paint job, to remove the prop, we noticed that the antifouling had already come off on the hull due to bad preparation. The repairs kept us another 6 weeks in the marina, with extra cost for lay days of more than 2 300 FJD plus 5 000 FJD for the work, but Yacht Help didn't even agree on paying for the repairs (prop plus paint) nor the reapplication of the propspeed, rejecting all responsibility for their mistakes..

After me threatening to go to court, Yacht Help paid part of the propeller repair (1000 of 2380 FJD), two haul outs plus the antifouling paint fix up. They did not pay for the hard stand during the repair and they did not pay for the prop speed though. The marina did not wave any marina costs for our six weeks stranded in the marina.

At the moment there are two other boats "stranded" on the hard, left there to extra charges due to contractors’ mistakes.

Problem is that we all are just passing through and can't stay long enough usually to go through the long and weary legal processes. These guys are much aware of this, and in the end we all pay just to get away from there.

There are plenty stories like this I am afraid.

SwissSailor says:
Jul 19, 2016 07:32 AM

We are currently in Fiji for four months this season (2016) )and have found the Digicel is by far the best provider here for phone and internet over Vodafone (contrasted by earlier posts to this forum). We've spoken to a number of local people who guided us to Digicel and we've been really happy with the service and speed (and really low cost!).

For an in-depth review and article about Internet in Fiji, see the article e've posted to our weblog at

S/Y Feelin' Good

datches says:
Jul 04, 2016 10:54 PM

Cruising east of Kadavu - Kavala Bay
We stopped for some days, because auf strong se wind, in Kavala Bay (nordeast Kandavu).
In front of the small village solotoa vui (oposide Kavala) with a real good anchorage (18° 58,5S , 178° 25,6 E) on 22m. The bottom is flat and has a very good holding. Jo says, no stones.
Jo is a local and can supply fruit and vegetables grown on his farm. He and his wife are very friendly and like the sailors. Close to the anchorage he has a second small house in the mangroves on his farm. There he has a modern washing machine and his happy to do sailors washing if they need. Also he likes to make lovo (food cooked under the ground in the earth oven) together with the sailors.
You can find his main-house (yellow) close to the church of solota vui.
Also nice is a visit to the school (prim and sec) with round about 250 children. Best after 12.30, then is dinner and the teachers have time.
Close to the the village is a store, where you can get many things.
This chief here was very nice and they prefer for sevusevu rice or sugar. Cava they have themselves enough and this chief does not drink Cava.
On top of a hill they are building a vodafone tower. So probably best internet in the next weeks.

ty-yann says:
May 16, 2016 06:34 AM

A free mapping application with 250 points of interest and 50 routes to sail around Fiji islands is available at

Mapping use satellite images which are more reliable and precise that any chart in Fiji.

ty-yann says:
Apr 24, 2016 03:26 AM

Cruisers have setup a map and directory of services for yachts which are available in Savusavu, Fiji.

mlinder says:
Oct 23, 2015 10:14 PM

We are new to this forum. I would like to log a warning regarding theft in Savusavu. Please be cautious if you deal with a local "artisan" who may lure you into his very small shop and invite you to his home for dinner. We accepted their offer to dine with them in their home. We laid our backpack on their dining room table and had our backs to the backpack as the shopkeeper's wife told a story. The next morning I looked for my wallet in my backpack and it was gone. We went to his shop and confronted the shopkeeper and his wife and two of their houseguests and told them that we would like our wallet back, keep the cash $200 USD, we just want the credit cards and ID, etc. They denied any knowledge of the whereabouts of the wallet. We gave them 2 hours to come up with the wallet and advised them to "search" for it in their home or vehicle as it may have "dropped" out of the backpack.(The shopkeeper was wearing brand new shoes) We further informed them that if they could not come up with the wallet and the contents of it in 2 hours that we would file a police report. We returned 2 hours later and naturally they did not have the wallet so we filed a police report. Luckily there had been no suspicious activity or fraudulent charges on the account and naturally all credit card companies were notified. We cannot prove anything but I can say that these people were NOT ABLE to passionately deny that they could ever do such a thing. They are con artists and are very good at what they do. They work as a team. Police informed us that this shopkeeper and his wife have been on their radar for some time. From their shop they have a direct vantage point of an ATM machine. Once they see that you have withdrawn cash, the shopkeeper runs across the street and informs you of his "50% off" sale and invites you into his shop. He then may offer you a shot of beer and then invite you to his home to enjoy fish curry. As I told my children after the fact, it they did what we did, we would admonish them for foolish and impulsive behavior. We should have known better, however in the spirit of adventure we trusted these people who told us "Our home is your home." This translates to "your stuff is our stuff." We initially thought that these were kind and open hearted locals who wanted to give us a taste of Fijian hospitality. In retrospect they are low class petty thieves who have no concept of the difference between right and wrong. We do not judge all of Fiji from this unfortunate experience. We love Fiji and all other experiences have been wonderful.
Just please beware of this shopkeeper. We will continue to enjoy your time here.

armellet says:
May 18, 2015 11:05 PM

We have been sailing around the world since 19 years and went to Fiji in 2004, 2005 and 2015. Yachthelp has been our agent those three times and I must said that we have been very happy with their service. They are very helpful, very efficient, very friendly and overall very professionnal. I will have no hesitation recommending then to anybody intending to cruise Fiji Waters.

ty-yann says:
May 07, 2015 08:47 AM

Cruisers in Fiji have setup a web site to help yachts sailing around Fiji islands and including anchorages, waypoints, ... at:

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Apr 13, 2015 03:47 PM

Posted on behalf of Brent Grimbeek of SY Impi:
Chat to other sailors and search on-line before entering Fiji for way points, tracks and routes all over the island group.

We have obtained volumes of information from other cruisers who share with one another as well as by googling ‘Waypoints for sailing Fiji’ – there are great blogs with free waypoint information as well as ‘Soggypaws Compendium for Fiji’ and we too will post a detailed report of all the way points we used in Fiji on our blog for future sailors.

wildfox says:
Mar 15, 2015 03:37 AM

I support the positive comments on Baobab Marine who were helpful and on time. Nice people to work with; just do not expect them to be world experts on electronics and the like and you will be OK with them.

The staff at the marina were wonderful; the bar a great place to meet for sundowners.

All in all I highly recommend Vudu as a place to call in, get work done or to clear.

Anthony sv Wild Fox

Sailboatuser says:
Dec 27, 2014 04:06 AM

We were very happy with Baobab Marine in Vuda Point in Sep. 2014. Excellent work with hull sanding, antifouling, cutlass bearing replacement, shaft alignment. We were constantly in contact with the managers, and workers were cheerful and responsible.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
May 12, 2014 12:22 PM

Sara (above) cleared in at Savusavu. They did in fact complain to Customs about the fact that they obliged them to clear in on a Sunday and pay the additional fees. After few hours of argument they managed to get their money back from Customs, but no reimbursement from biosecurity or health.

Sara Dépagneux
Sara Dépagneux says:
Apr 27, 2014 11:41 PM

Hello everyone, be careful about the 24 hours you have to cleare when you arrived in fijis waters. We arrived a Sunday and they obliged us to clear on sunday and to pay the additional fees. As we were not able to provide them an official source immigration obliged us to check in.
FYI; Bio security normal price 89 FJD, on WE 182 FJD - Health normal price 173 FJD, on WE 228 FJD - immigration we still trying to negociate as they forced us to clear in a sunday

jaramanpotter says:
Mar 25, 2014 08:48 PM

Take care with yachting service providers. Yacht Help were unhelpful and incompetent over a range of jobs. Marshall Sails did poor work.

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Fiji: Clearing in at Port Denarau - May 2015

Fiji: Clearing in at Port Denarau - May 2015 (23 May 2015)

Weather Forecasting: A Private Cruising Boat Perspective

Weather Forecasting: A Private Cruising Boat Perspective (16 May 2015)

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Fiji, Vanua Levu, Savusavu: Local information and security update - March 2015 (26 Mar 2015)

South Pacific Cruising Notes: April to November 2013

South Pacific Cruising Notes: April to November 2013 (22 Oct 2014)

Missing on-board pet causes problems with Fiji Bio-Security

Missing on-board pet causes problems with Fiji Bio-Security (22 Sep 2014)

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Fiji: Difficulties Encountered Changing Money when Leaving the Country (01 Sep 2014)

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Fiji, Suva: Same yacht, two robberies within a week of each other - June 2014 (30 Jun 2014)

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Tropical South Pacific weather resources (17 Mar 2014)

Cruising the South Pacific with Pets on board - hassle in Fiji

Cruising the South Pacific with Pets on board - hassle in Fiji (15 Jan 2014)

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Musket Cove Fiji Regatta 2014 (10 Jan 2014)

Fiji, Viti Levu, Lautoka: Completing an Overhaul at Vuda Point Marina

Fiji, Viti Levu, Lautoka: Completing an Overhaul at Vuda Point Marina (05 Jan 2014)

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Courtesy Flags for the South Pacific (14 Oct 2013)

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Fiji to Marshalls Passage Planning (11 Sep 2013)

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Recommendations for Catamarans in Fiji (16 Aug 2013)

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Fiji, Viti Levu: Visiting Robinson Crusoe island, Likuri Harbour (10 Aug 2013)

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Pacific Cyclone Season: North instead of South (04 Jul 2013)

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Fiji: Lau Group (07 May 2013)

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Cruising Rotuma: October 2011 to November 2012 (04 Apr 2013)

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Pacific Planning Advice (26 Mar 2013)

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Authorities on alert for drugs across the Pacific (13 Dec 2012)

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Fiji Bio-security (BAF) Update (26 Oct 2012)

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Bio Security Bond for Pets - Have you had trouble getting it refunded? (22 Aug 2012)

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Update on Fiji Marinas (01 Dec 2011)

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Cruising the Lau Group plus other useful Fiji info. (18 Oct 2011)

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Rotuma Cruising Report (07 Sep 2011)

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Passage from Vanuatu to Marshalls (07 Sep 2011)

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Cyclone Season at Vuda Point Marina (14 Jun 2011)

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Rotuma for Clearance (13 Jun 2011)

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Fiji Clearance June 2011 (08 Jun 2011)

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South Pacific Ocean Passage Planning (25 May 2011)

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Fiji - Checking into Lautoka (03 May 2011)

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Lautoka, Vuda Point Marina: Cruisers now have a choice of contractors for boat work (22 Oct 2010)

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Getting Work Done in Fiji (21 Oct 2009)

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Obtaining an Australian Visa in Suva (20 Oct 2009)

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Fiji - Simpler Clearance in Suva (19 Oct 2009)

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Fiji – Cruisers report on the Current Situation (09 Jun 2009)

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Clarification of Customs and Immigration Procedures for Foreign Yacht Arrivals (10 Apr 2009)

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In the Wake of the Fiji Floods (30 Jan 2009)

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French Polynesia to NZ - the logical route (11 Dec 2008)

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Rare Crested Iguana Sanctuary on the island of Yandua Taba (28 Oct 2008)

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Update on New Fiji Regulations (25 Aug 2008)

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Protest Against New Fiji Regulations (25 Aug 2008)

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Leaving your Boat in Fiji for the Cyclone Season (21 Aug 2008)

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2008 Information on Lau Group, Fiji (21 Aug 2008)

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Having Your Boat Painted in Fiji (07 Aug 2008)

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Fiji to New Zealand (16 Jul 2008)

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How Fijian Duty and VAT is Calculated (17 Jun 2008)

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New Rules for Yachts Visiting Fiji - June 2008 (11 Jun 2008)

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Fiji, Viti Levu, Natovi Jetty: Armed robbery and cruisers attacked (05 May 2008)

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Safe Places In Pacific To Leave A Boat (18 Dec 2007)

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Tide Information In South Pacific (17 Oct 2007)

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Boat Storage in South Pacific (04 Sep 2007)

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Suva Clearance Procedure Changes (23 May 2007)

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Hurricane Holes In Fiji (05 Apr 2006)

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Fiji, Kadavu, Daku Village Recommendation (24 Feb 2006)

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Weather Forecast Services for South Pacific (24 Jan 2006)

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Yachts Are Welcomed At Daku Bay (15 Dec 2005)

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Leaving a Yacht at Musket Cove, Malololailai (16 Sep 2005)

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Positive Experience At Vuda Point Marina (24 Jul 2005)

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25th Anniversary of Moon Handbooks South Pacific (24 Jun 2004)

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