Sailing in Fiji

fiji sailingFiji’s beautiful and clear waters, along with its tropical climate and excellent sailing conditions, make spending some time out on the sea a relaxing and peaceful experience. The secluded bays, large remote beaches and the opportunity to visit traditional Fijian villages, along with services for visiting luxury yachts, motor- and sailboats, are other factors that attract sailors from around the world.

Fiji Sailing Season

The sailing season in Fiji begins in April and ends around December, when cyclones and other hazardous weather conditions are most likely to occur. Barebacking is not advised when sailing in Fiji because of the dangerous reefs. You should also note that you need to be granted permission at the main port of entries when visiting any of the outer islands of the Lomaiviti, Lau or Yasawa Groups, though when visiting any island you should first get permission from the local village chief or spokesman, who will offer Yaqona roots as a gift.

Several agents in Fiji will provide full services to visiting luxury yachts, including crew placement and arranging all custom and immigration clearances, and shipyards offer maintenance and repair for sail and motorboats.

Fiji’s lovely waters allow you to fish, dive, or snorkel while out at sea as well.

Yacht Charters in Fiji

There are several yacht charter companies operating in Fiji, plus some marinas have private sailing schools. Most yacht charters include a local skipper with extensive knowledge and lifelong experience on sailing in Fiji.
If you want to sail on these islands, you can find good facilities in locations such as the Mamanuca, Yasawa and Lomaiviti island groups and on the northern islands.

Fiji Marinas and Regattas

There are a number of areas where you can find marinas and regattas in Fiji.

Marinas can be found at:

  • Musket Cove Marina in Malolo Lailai on the Mamanuca Islands
  • Denarau Marina in Nadi on Viti Levu
  • Suva Yacht Club in Suva on Viti Levu
  • Levuka Port on the Lomaiviti Islands
  • Vuda Marina in the Nadi area
  • Savusavu Marina on Vanua Levu

Regattas in Fiji include:

  • April: Yachting Easter Regatta in Savusavu
  • June: President’s Cup in Denarau Marina
  • July: Savusavu Regatta Week in Savusavu
  • September: Fiji Regatta Week in Musket Cove