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 Fiji - Formalities


Prior Notification of Arrival

All yachts arriving in Fiji from overseas must complete and submit no less than 48 hours of the planned ETA, the Advance Notice of Arrival Form C2-C.

Download it from

Although FRCS is the principal agency, it is practical to send the form to all agencies (Ministry of Health, Biosecurity Authority of Fiji, Department of Immigration) via email or fax as per the list below:-
Fiji Revenue & Customs Services
Email:  [email protected]
Fax: +679 666 0570 (Att: Boarder Control)
Ministry of Health
Email: [email protected]
Fax: +679 666 0570 (Att: Boarder Control)
Email: [email protected]
Email: [email protected]

Note: This form is a lengthy one and requires good internet bandwidth to upload attachments (for example in Vava’u in Tonga the bandwidth is not enough).

Form C2-C must be emailed to the Fijian authorities not less than 48 hours prior to arrival. It can be much longer than this if convenient. It is also necessary to attach a scanned photo of your boat and also a copy of the Captain’s passport.

Have a printed copy of your C2-C form for the authorities when you check-in.

Cruisers have reported that when they asked for it, e-mail confirmation of receipt was sent by Customs.

If the form is not able to be sent for whatever reason, send an email to [email protected] stating why this can’t be done and wait for (and keep) the reply from them. Being forced to stop in Fiji due to sail and engine problems will invite a thorough inspection and difficulties in obtaining a cruising licence.

Also required in advance of your arrival, is a short e-mail to Biosecurity advising them of your estimated arrival time and port. Send this to [email protected].

Lau Group

It is not possible for individual yachts to clear into the Lau Group. Clearance into Fiji has to be completed first in Suva or Savu Savu, from which the Lau Islands are a difficult sail back to windward. World ARC received permission in 2017 to clear in here at Vanua Balavu and a group of officers from Customs and Immigration, Quarantine and Biosecurity flew to this remote island specifically for the rally yachts.


The current fees for out of working hours Customs Clearance, Biosecurity and Health fees have recently increased. See Fees below.

Clearance Hours

Working hours for clearance in most Ports of Entry are from Monday to Thursday 08:00-13:00, 14:00- 16:30; Friday 08:30-13:00, 14:00-16:00. Overtime charges will need to be paid outside of these hours.

Weekend Arrival: Remember, if you arrive at the weekend you may well be obliged to clear in at the weekend which incurs substantial overtime charges (See Fees below).

Clearance Procedures

On arrival in Fiji waters, fly the 'Q' flag.

As part of clearance procedures, Fiji Customs request visiting yachts to subscribe to and activate AIS while in Fiji EEZ waters. Non-compliance with this request will see yachts that are not broadcasting to be shifted into their high risk category and appropriate attention paid to them.

On approach, contact Port Control on VHF Channel 14/16 to request permission to enter the port. You may or may not get an answer, but make the call regardless. Proceed directly to the designated quarantine area indicated on the chart for the port of entry you have chosen.

The authorities you will need to see in order to clear into Fiji are Biosecurity, Customs, Immigration and Health. No one else should be allowed to board the vessel, nor any person or article leave the vessel, until all clearances are granted.

Documents required are: Clearance certificate from the previous port or country; Crew list with details of passport numbers, nationality and age; Valid passports.


This should be the first official to clear the vessel. The captain will be instructed to await the arrival of the BAF boat or to proceed directly to the wharf and await the BAF officer's arrival. The BAF levy a fee for this clearance which must be paid at the Divisional Medical Officer's office. The captain should inform the authorities if there are any prohibited items aboard.

Currently, it is likely that the boat will be sprayed to prevent any mosquitos with zika virus arriving from Tonga.

Foreign vessels are requested to declare on arrival the following:

  • Foods (tinned/packed), including meat, sausages, salami, ham, poultry, eggs, milk, butter, cheese, honey etc;
  • Plants or parts of plants (live or dead) including vegetables, fruits, nuts, seeds, bulbs, flowers (fresh or dry), mushrooms, straw, bamboo or any other articles made of plant materials;
  • Animal products including feathers, fur/skin, shells, hatching eggs.
  • Animals, reptiles, fish, birds (or parts thereof), alive or dead, stuffed or mounted;
  • Soil or equipment used with animals of any kind or that has come in contact with soil;
  • Biological specimens including vaccine cultures, blood or any other biological specimen; and
  • Domesticated pets to be bonded and kept on board the vessel at all times (cats/dogs/birds etc).

Some items will not be permitted to be kept aboard the yacht for the duration of the visit in Fiji. What is allowed to stay aboard will be at the discretion of the BAF officer at the time of inspection.

For vessels arriving from Healthy Ports (free of Malaria, Yellow Fever or any other dangerous communicable diseases), Radio Pratique (approval to berth alongside) may be requested, however, the Health Quarantine officers may still board your vessel for inspection.

Fiji is currently free of Malaria; and would like to keep it that way. Therefore, if you are travelling from or through any of the ports that have been identified as Malarial Areas (Vanuatu, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Australia (north of the latitude of Brisbane), Panama Canal, the East Indies, Asia, or any port or place in which malaria carrying mosquitoes are present) within the last 50 days, this information must be declared on your pre-arrival form. The Health Quarantine department will need to carry out an on board inspection and if arriving within 12 days, your vessel will need to be sprayed. Spraying for mosquitoes (additional cost depending on the size of your vessel) is done by use of a similar spray to that used on aircraft when landing in new countries.

Customs / Immigration

Everyone needs permission from a Customs/Immigration officer before they disembark. Port Control should be asked to send out an Immigration officer, but if he does not meet the yacht on arrival, a message should be sent via the Customs officer repeating this request. The Immigration Department may expect to be reimbursed for the taxi fare to get the officer to the wharf and back.

If you wish to cruise in Fiji Waters, in addition to the Customs clearance you must also obtain a clearance at any port from the Coconut Pest and Diseases Board. Certain Islands and places in Fiji are free of rhinoceros beetle and you may be proceeding from a dirty area to an uninfested area.

Cruisers report that there are copious forms to fill out in duplicate using carbon paper (in addition to the forms you need to send for advance notification to Customs - see top).

There is no fee for Customs and Immigration if you do not require a visa, but it is appreciated if you have a printed copy of your C2C form ready.


A visit to the Health Department is required by all crew and a fee paid to provide cover for medical care in state hospitals for the duration of your stay in Fiji.

Once all the authorities have been visited, you now need to obtain a cruising permit.

Cruising the Islands

Cruising Permit:

Cruising Permits (valid for up to 6 months) are issued free of charge for all areas of Fiji and now automatically include the Lau Group. Permits are issued promptly, often "while you wait" at the Indigenous Affairs Board (TAB), or can be obtained via a marina who normally charge a small administrative charge for this service.

See Documents for more details about the Cruising Permit.

Domestic Clearance

Once you have your cruising permit in hand (2-3 days after arrival) you must take it to Customs to get a coastal clearance which enables you to cruise through Fiji without clearing in and out of different regions as used to be the case.

As from 14/06/2012 it is no longer necessary to clear in and out of each Customs region visited (Suva, Levuka, Savusavu, Lautoka, Lau Group, Rotuma)

There is a requirement however, to report your position and current cruising plans once a week. This can easily be done by:
- VHF Ch:16
- Telephone: 324 3782/3747/3315 / Fax no.: as for Customs
- Customs Hotline: 324 3666
- E-mail: [email protected]

In order to be able to do this, in the absence of a sat phone, one may want to purchase a cell phone card from Vodaphone, Fiji, which has reception in most areas of Fiji.

Clearing Out:

Two government officials are only required for outward clearance, making the departure process much easier. The two officials are Immigration and Customs unless otherwise requested.

Customs recommend 24 hours notice of departure. Clearance will not be granted unless all port and quarantine fees have been paid, so receipts for all these should be kept. Boats must leave within 24 hours of having cleared customs. Some ports/marinas charge a fee for arranging outward clearance.

Immigration is the final authority to clear the yacht out of Fijian waters. An appointment should be made in advance of departure advising where the boat is. Immigration insist that boats depart immediately on receiving clearance. It is prohibited to stop at any island once cleared out.

Fiji has a formidable bureaucracy which is slowly loosening up. While officials are honest and polite, meeting the demands of the state takes time and lots of paper. Go with the flow as you cannot avoid it!

Last updated May 2018.

Fiji Revenue & Customs Services (FRCS)
Tel:(679) 324 3000 Fax:(679) 330 2929 or 3301186
Health Quarantine
Fax:+679 666 0570 (Att: Boarder Control)
Lautoka Quarantine Office
Tel:+679 666 5984
Suva Quarantine Office
Tel:+679 331 2512


Passports must be valid for at least six months from the date of entry.

All the crew must be seen by the Immigration officer.


A visa-free stay for up to four months (provided one has enough funds or an outward ticket) is allowed for United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and most European nationals. Visas are required by only a few nationalities (including nationals of Southern Ireland).

2 Month Visa Extension

After four months, an extension may be obtained for an additional two months. This costs FJ$96. Apply at least 7 days prior to the expiry of your original visa.

6 Month Visa Extension

21 days before this additional 2 month visa expires, one can apply for an additional 6 month period, but expense for this increases dramatically and it will depend on one’s marital status as to how much it costs you.

One can apply for an extension under the ‘Special Purpose Permit for Yacht Owners and Crew’ in terms of Immigration. (Note: The yacht is not an issue under customs as it already has an 18 month stay granted from initial date of entry).

Under this permit one gets an extension as follows:

UNMARRIED PERSONS (including any couples without a full marriage certificate) - FJ$477 per person (application cost) + FJ$190 per person.

MARRIED PERSONS (and you will need to present a copy of your marriage certificate) - FJ$477 for the family as a total fee + FJ$190 per person.

Some publications state also that a copy of authority from the Ministry of Finance is also required. However in Savusavu this is not required.

The following is required for a 6 month visa extension:

1. A letter from the yacht owner or crew requesting the issue of a special purpose permit for an extended stay in Fiji of 6 months for the purposes of maintenance, repairs and extended cruising.

2. A letter from your Marina stating that your yacht is in attendance as are you and the crew.

3. A copy of your updated cruising permit valid for an additional 6 months cruising.

4. Payment in Bankers Cheque made out to Fiji Immigration Services. The only bank doing this for visitors is WESTPAC Bank.

5. A copy of the ‘Immigration Entry Clearance’ (Authority to disembark form) received on entry.

Other Immigration Information

Crew flying into Fiji to join a yacht, must have a letter of approval from the Immigration Department prior to their flight departure.

See Fiji Customs and Immigration document for more details.

Last updated March 2018.

Apply here if a visa is required.


AIS Requirement

As part of clearance procedures, Fiji Customs request visiting yachts to subscribe to and activate AIS while in Fiji EEZ waters. Non-compliance with this request will see yachts that are not broadcasting to be shifted into their high risk category and appropriate attention paid to them.

Yachts - Length of Stay:

From January 2009, visiting yachts may now remain in Fiji for a maximum of 18 months without paying any duty. There is no extension.

After that the rate of duty is due based on the value of the boat.

Yachts may be sailed out of Fiji and if the same yacht re-enters Fiji within 18 months then the yacht may qualify for another period of 18 months. Futuna and Wallis (French territories) lie 300nm away.

Visiting yachts are reminded that the Fijian authorities are strongly against drugs, pornography and weapons.

All weapons on board must be declared and handed over to the authorities for the duration of your stay, otherwise you risk a prison sentence. They are normally held in the custody of a partucular person and at least 24 hours' notice of departure must be given. If the required office is not available, there might be a delay. Weapons will be returned immediately before departure from Fiji.

If one enters at one port and exits at another, the guns may have to be transferred to the port of departure by the police.

The import limits for duty free alcohol are the same for any visitor to Fiji. Fiji no longer "seals" or "bonds" alcohol, for you to consume later. Simply, anything on board exceeding 4 litres of beer, or 4 litres of wine (2 of spirits) will be charged import duty.

Import duty (if payable) greatly exceeds the actual cost of the beer/wine/spirits and therefore it is advisable to drink up before arriving in Fiji and purchase the local beer and wine. Spirits are expensive here.

Whilst these are the official rules, cruisers report that they are rarely policed, especially in Savusavu.

The tobacco allowance is now lowered to only 250 grams from 500 grams. The duties on bringing in extra personal tobacco is incredibly expensive.

For any prescription medicines or controlled drugs, you should have a prescription from your physician advising that the medicine is being used under a doctor’s direction and is necessary for your physical well-being.

See the Official Fiji Government website for more details.

Last updated March 2018.

Suva Customs Office
Tel:+679 324 3000 Fax: +679 666 0570 (Att: Boarder Control)


Updated March 2017: Fiji has a very high numbers of dengue cases. It is important to take precautions against mosquitoe bites. Ensure your accommodation is mosquito proof.

Since January 2007 following flash floods on Vanua Levu there have also been some cases of typhoid fever and leptospirosis. There have been reported cases of typhoid and leptospirosis also in the Greater Suva area.

Travellers should take the usual precautions and check the latest travel advisories before visiting affected areas.

ZIKA VIRUS ALERT: (March 2018) There have been recent safety alerts from the US State Department, UK Foreign Office, and Center for Disease Control (CDC) regarding travel to parts of Central and South America, Africa, southern Asia, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific islands. The Fiji Islands is an area of interest for mosquito-born transmission. There is growing concern about the rapid spread of the ZIKA Virus and the impact of the virus on pregnant women and babies. ZIKA is transmitted by mosquitos in tropical and sub-tropical climates, and there is currently no cure or vaccine. This situation is evolving rapidly, so please refer to the CDC’s dedicated website if you are intending to cruise in one of the effected areas.


Be prepared to have multiple copies of all the documents required, especially crew lists (8).

Cruising the Islands - Cruising Permit
The necessary cruising permit to visit the islands is issued, on request, at the iTAUKEI AFFAIRS BOARD (Indigenous Affairs Board - TAB) office at 87 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Government Buildings, Suva, or at the the Commissioner Western's office in Lautoka, the Commissioner Eastern's office in Levuka, or the Provincial Office in Savusavu.

Permits are issued promptly, often "while you wait", or can be obtained via a marina, which normally takes 3 working days. If obtained via a marina there is normally an administrative charge of $5-10 for this service.

Cruising Permits are issued free of charge for all areas of Fiji and now automatically include the Lau Group.

It consists of a one-page letter, entirely in Fijian, and is valid for a period of up to six months. Unless you can read Fijian you will not know what the permit says, or when the permit expires, so it is important to clarify this: clearance will not be given once it has expired. An English version may not be available.

The permit acts as a letter of introduction to the "Turaga ni Koro" (the village head), the "Buli" (head of the provincial subdivision), or the "Roko Tui" (provincial head). Also you will be given a set of rules and regulations which you must follow.

Once you have your cruising permit in hand (2-3 days after arrival) you must take it to Customs to get a coastal clearance which enables you to cruise through Fiji without clearing in and out of different regions as used to be the case.

Lau Group
This group of islands are now automatically included in the cruising permit.

The above does not apply to superyachts and cruise ships.

Last updated March 2018.


Cruising Permit: No charge.

Immigration: No charge unless a visa is required (although there will be an overtime fee charged if arriving out of hours or at the weekend). Visa extensions for 2 months cost FJ$96 per person. Extensions for longer periods cost alot more.

Customs: No charge except outside office hours which are 8:30-13:00,14:00-16:30(Mon-Thurs, but 16:00 Fridays). Between 16:30-20:00 (Mon-Fri) there is a charge of FI$25. Between 13:00 and 14:00(Mon-Fri) the charge is FI$40. Between 20:00 to 05:00 (Mon-Fri) the charge is FI$75. At weekends and Public Holidays the charge is FI$105.

It is advisable to time your entry for during the working day and not at weekends, otherwise the fees can be quite expensive.

Bio-security Clearance: During normal working hours, the charge is FI$85.02. Out of hours the fee is FI$172.80. Inspection and incineration fee to Agriculture for disposal of prohibited food is FI$106.28 and out of hours it is FI$165.79.

Health Clearance: The total charge is FI$163.50 for clearance at a Port of Entry. Clearance at other ports incure a substantial charge of FI$1253.50.

Note: Fees may be less in Levuka.

The Ports Authority of Fiji levies a fee applicable to all vessels entering any of the ports of Suva, Lautoka, Savusavu and Levuka. Vessels up to 100 tonnes pay a maximum of $F14.45. It seems that currently this fee is only being charged by the Port Authority in Suva.

Some villages in the Lau Group may levy an anchoring charge, but infomation from Jone Drugunalevu ([email protected]) says
"There is no anchorage fee charged by any village being legislated by the Surfing Decree and Super yacht Decree."

On departure:
Exit Fee/Departure Tax: FI$20
A Port Authority fee of about FI$14.45 is ONLY payable if yachts have berthed on an official dock (most unlikely in either Suva or Lutoka). No other Port Authority fee is required for private yachts.

Last updated May 2018.


Garbage should be put in sealed plastic bags and handed over to be disposed into the port incinerator. Garbage should not be discharged without the permission of the quarantine officer.

In order to visit the rare Crested Iguana sanctuary on the island of Yandua Taba, you must get a permit in advance from the National Trust office in Suva. Their local phone number is 3301807. The park ranger, Pita Biuloa, can be contacted on his local cell phone - 8207358. The visit is very worthwhile and Pita is a friendly, knowledgable host (2008).

Fishing rights are strictly allocated to the various villages and permission should be obtained before attempting to catch any, and then only take sufficient for your immediate needs.

Local Customs

Customs to be Observed by Visitors

In the more remote areas, understanding and following Fiji’s customs is strongly advised. A visitor who ignores these customs will feel less welcome, and your hosts will be offended. Indeed they will sometimes express this with anger, and they will be less willing to help should you need their help.

Local etiquette should be observed and it is expected that a courtesy visit to the chief or headman of the island or village bearing a gift of yagona (kava) is made on arrival or landing and permission asked to anchor.

It is useful to have a good supply of kava on board, which can be obtained from Suva market. The normal gift is about half a kilogramme of kava root.

Google "Sevusevu ceremonies" to familiarise oneself with the concept, but don't worry too much as island chiefs will gladly and happily welcome you in and are overjoyed to meet sailors who are not well informed of the ceremonial practices i.e. they like to share and teach.

Dress is conservative, and is is not appropriate for women to wear swimwear or short lengths when visiting a village or house. Everyone should be covered from shoulder to knee and neither hats nor sunglasses should be worn in the village. Bags and cameras shold be carried in the hand, not slung over a shoulder. Ideally, carry a sarong folded in your backpack so if you feel it is necessary you can easily tie it around one’s shorts.

Fishing rights are strictly allocated to the various villages and permission should be obtained before attempting to catch any, and then only take sufficient for your immediate needs.

Gifts of alcohol are considered discourteous, and its consumption is discouraged.

A delicacy on the islands is mahi-mahi fish heads and also the tails. If you catch mahi-mahi on board, keep the heads and tails and present them at your next island for which the locals will be very grateful. They cook them in coconut milk to make a fish head soup.


Yachts arriving in Fiji with live cats, dogs, pet birds etc. on board must pay a bond as security against the "pet" coming ashore while in Fiji’s territorial waters. The bond payment is $FJD $1,500 (approx. US$800) which is refundable upon departure from Fiji if bond conditions are not breached (i.e. you are not caught with your animal ashore).

Read this 2014 report about a couple whose on-board cat went missing, and the problems they encountered with Fiji Bio-Security.

The bond must be paid in cash at the BioSecurity office, and in order to get a refund you must apply a week before departure (again, paid in cash).

In general no animals will be permitted to come ashore in Fiji and must remain on board the vessel at all times while in Fiji’s territorial waters.

Cats and dogs must be vaccinated against rabies not more than 12 and not less than 6 months before arriving in Fiji. One month after the rabies vaccination of the dog, it must be subjected to the Rabies Neutralization Antibody Tire Test (RNATT) with a positive result of no less than 0.5 IU per ml.

Pet birds (e.g. parrots, finches, canaries etc) on yachts must be free Newcastle Disease without vaccination, must have been tested free of Newcastle Disease six (6) months prior to arrival in Fiji, must not have been in the waters of countries not free of Newcastle Disease without vaccination less than six (6) months prior to arrival in Fiji. Pet birds must be in locked cages at all times, and the animal must not be brought on shore at any time.

Vaccination certificates and laboratory tests results must be original and made available to Biosecurity Officers when Biosecurity Boarding Inspection are carried out at the First (1ST) Port of Entry.

For further information or clarification please contact the Biosecurity Authority of Fiji on phone 3312512, fax 3305043 or email [email protected] . Enquires can also be made in person at any of the BAF office.

Last updated March 2018.

Alan says:
Jun 08, 2018 08:57 AM

I am somewhat dismayed to read this thread about Bruce and Westside experience with Bruce in 2011 when he managed to repair our Furlex furler was nothing other than good. He went out of his way to help us with parts and we worked together well to dismantle and reassemble the furler. The ONLY problem I had with him (and it wasn't really an issue) was that it's a bit difficult to wind him up the mast !...He's a good guy, I find this story hard to believe.

anushil says:
Oct 02, 2017 01:06 AM

Mr Bruce is a very humble person and is a well known person in Vuda Marina. He is an experienced guy in this field and I am pretty sure of whatever work has being assigned for him or his company will be taken good care of it. And regarding the mast wind instrument problem, if it would have been genuine case then the owner of the boat would have fight for his right and wouldn't have paid the bill. And just to let the owner of the boat know that nobody would send his lesser experienced employees to do such work. They are well trained and have successfully completed and handed over bigger projects in this field.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Sep 29, 2017 11:27 AM

Posted on behalf of Bruce from Westside Rigging & Wire Ltd.

I was asked to replace two sheaves, when the owner had already replaced 2 of the 4 he had made. As soon as my worker had done this, it was suspicious when the mast unit was brought down and the wires were obviously cut as we left the job with 3 wires and 3/4 of the cover intact. The pins in the unit were all fine. But when the owner gave me the masthead wand and the mounting bracket where they connect together, suddenly they were mangled. When I asked why they were mangled, he didn't know. The unit was 35 years old and they obviously wanted us to buy a completely new unit. Why would you take a perfectly good wind wand and destroy it? We sure didn't do that or anything else. He broke the other 2 wires when he changed the 2 sheaves himself.
Lastly, when we go on a boat, we don't ask for the wind instruments to be turned on. We were there to change the other 2 sheaves after being too busy to get to the boat for 3 weeks. I believe that we were set up.

Dnkpratt says:
Aug 29, 2017 10:48 PM

Be aware of a service being provided by a man named Bruce of Westside Rigging & Wire Ltd, who operates out of Vuda Marina.
Our experience with this person is far from satisfactory.

We wanted two sheaves replaced at the top of our mast.
In carrying out the installation, his worker who went up the mast managed to break the wire going to our wind instruments (data cable). Bruce (the owner of Westside Rigging & Wire Ltd) got us an electrician, but when he tried to remove the wind instruments he somehow managed to break off the wire completely and now the data cable was down the bottom of the mast somewhere.

Upon inspection we noticed that Bruce's worker who went up the mast used multi grips to undo the bottom of the wind instrument, so instead of loosening it he tightened it instead. So now there was damage to the wind instruments themselves as well as the broken wire.

All our instruments were in perfect working order when we came into Vuda Marina, and we very much enjoyed the marina and the staff were wonderful, but this has put a bad taste in our mouth as far as outside services go.

To add to the saga we had a meeting with Bruce from Westside Rigging & Wire Ltd and advised him of our findings, but neither the rigging company nor the electrician took responsibility for the damage. Instead Bruce asked for payment for the work completed, so we said we would not pay him until the damage his workers had done had been fixed. He then went to the police and they came back with him and made a threat of going to court to get his payment that was owed to him. Further still he proceeded to tell us he would get our boat impounded for up to 4-5 days until a court date.

We got his bill of 700 FJD and nothing was repaired or replaced. As well as the bill we got a letter from him denying any wrong doing and accusing us of going up the mast earlier in the installation and vandalizing our own equipment to get old for new at his expense. This is not true! All we wanted him to do was fix the damage that was caused by his employees.
We advised the marina about this problem and they too aren't happy, but it is not their problem as it is an outside service that is passed by verbal recommendations. We paid the bill with gritted teeth and got out of Vuda Marina still with broken wind instruments and a wire down the mast. We will now have to source someone in New Caledonia to fix their damage.

Heilporn says:
May 31, 2017 12:54 AM

Anchored in Wayasewa island west our boat was robbed (1 ipad , 2phones, dive lamp...) while we were having dinner with the chief of the village... Sad !

compdoc says:
May 30, 2017 07:40 PM

Adding my praise for Ritesh Kumar out of Vuda Point and Denerau. He's an independent marine mechanic who also babysat our 44 ft cuutter while stored in a trench for 9 months. Sent us videos of the engine exhaust running monthly while connected to shore water, kept her roach and pest-free and looked after her for very reasonable cost. And he's a lovely guy who took us home with him and to a Hindu Kirtan evening--a highlight of our adventures. [email protected]

nautinauti says:
Apr 22, 2017 07:49 PM

A solid recommendation goes out to Robinson Caruso Island (Robinson Caruso Resort is on a small Island (Likuri Is.) off the main Fiji Island of Vetu Livu).
We went there to enjoy the Saturday evening Dinner and Show. Two thumbs up!!
The food was very good and more than enough on the buffet. The entertainment was very good and being one of the best shows we have seen outside of Las Vegas or Broadway. These folks really knock themselves out to give you very good value for your time and money.

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 12:49 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 05:39 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: [email protected]) 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 09:11 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 01:42 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 06:32 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 09:54 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 05:34 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 02:26 AM

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

mlinder says:
Oct 23, 2015 09:14 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 10:05 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 07:47 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 02:47 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 11:22 AM

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 10:41 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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