About Ferries & Water Taxis
Opportunities for water travel are almost everywhere in Fiji. Ferries and water taxis can get you from point A to point B, or simply take you on a day tour around the islands of Fiji.
To Mamanucas & Yasawas
Awesome Adventures (675 0499) is the 800 lb gorilla when it comes to transporting people around the Yasawa and Mamanuca Group. The company operates the bright yellow Yasawa Flyer, a large catamaran, which services the resorts in the Yasawa islands plus some of the Mamanuca resorts. The sleek vessel has a comfortable interior which includes a a snack shop and toilets. The Mamanuca group is also frequented by SouthSea Cruises (owned by the same company as Awesome Adventures). The Malolo Cata sleek, 96 passenger, 22.5 meter catamaran services the Malolo Lailai Island four times daily.
To the Northern Group
Goundar Shipping Ltd.
Offers a daily schedule to Savusavu and Taveuni as well as other nearby islands. To check out their schedule and rates please consult their website: Goundar Shipping Ltd.
+679 3301035 or +679 3301020
The Taveuni – Suva – Taveuni ferry transits through Natuvu & Nabouwalu wharfs. The Princess Moana departs Taveuni at 4 am–reporting time is at 3.30 am. The bus coach will await passengers at Natuvu for transfer to Suva through Nabouwalu – Natovi on Patterson Shipping buses. (Taveuni bound passengers from Suva also depart at 4 am with Patterson Shipping Sea Road link).
Suva Tel: (679) 3315644; Fax: (679) 3301652. b) Nasekula Road, Labasa Tel: (679) 8812444; Fax: (679) 8813460.
Fare is $71 FJD one way. Bookings in Suva are done with Patterson Shipping.
For Labasa & Savusavu bound passengers from Taveuni, Princess Moana departs Taveuni at 7.45 am daily. Afternoon daily trips depart Taveuni at 1.45 pm and leaves Natuvu 3.15 pm for Taveuni in time for passengers to catch the last bus to both ends of Taveuni. Boat fares include Taveuni-Natuvu — $10 FJD; Taveuni-Savusavu — $15 FJD; and Taveuni-Labasa — $20 FJD.
DEPARTING SUVA–SUVA-SAVUSAVU-TAVEUNI Consort Shipping (330 2877; fax 330 3389; sails three times a week from Suva to Savusavu ($80/50 for cabin/seat), departing Suva at 6pm on Monday and Friday and noon on Wednesday. It takes 12 hours to reach Savusavu. On Wednesday and Friday it continues for another eight hours on to Taveuni ($90/55 from Suva for cabin/seat). On the return it departs Taveuni around noon on Friday and Sunday, arriving in Savusavu at around 5 pm. (This service occasionally stops at Koro – a nine hour trip).
Patterson Brothers Shipping (to Labasa, Levuka and Savusavu)
DEPARTING LAUTOKA-ELLINGTON WHARF-NABOUWALU-LABASA
Patterson Brothers Shipping Labasa (881 2444); Lautoka (666 1173); Levuka (344 0125); Suva (3315644); plies this route twice weekly ($60). It entails a bus ride (3+ hours) from Lautoka, a voyage on the Ashika ferry (3+ hours) and another bus ride to Labasa (four hours). Buses depart from outside the Lautoka office at 4 am on Friday and Monday, and from Labasa at 6 am on Sunday and Wednesday.
DEPARTING SUVA SUVA-NATOVI-NABOUWALU-LABASA
Patterson Brothers Shipping travels this route ($45 one way) on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Again it involves a bus ride (1 1/2 hours) from Suva, a ferry trip (41/2 hours) and another bus to Labasa (four hours). Buses depart the Suva office at 4.30 am.
DEPARTING SUVA SUVA-NATOVI-BURESALA-LEVUKA
Patterson Brothers Shipping operates a daily service ($24 one way), which involves a bus ride (l 1/2 hours) from Suva (Western Bus Terminal, Rodwell Rd) to Natovi Landing, followed by a ferry to Buresala Landing (one hour) and another bus to Levuka (one hour). Buses depart Suva at 2 pm and Labasa at Sam.
DEPARTING SUVA SUVA-BAU LANDING-LELEUVIA-LEVUKA
There are services from Suva to Leleuvia via Bau Landing ($30 one way) and from Leleuvia to Levuka ($20 one way).
Call Patterson Shipping (+679 331 5644) for departure times to Labasa, Levuka and Savusavu.