The Great Southern Route : 2010 - 2011
GSR | 273 Superyacht Captain's Guide to Cruising Fiji CAPTAIN'S LOG FIJI By Captain Ces T. Casey M/Y ACHILLES III YOU MENTION FIJI and the South Pacific to anyone and it conjures up mental images of unspoilt sandy beaches with palm trees reaching out over a crystal blue lagoons. It's not often that your mental picture of a location can be so true; it really is paradise. Fiji has everything you could want from a South Pacific location, from white sandy palm lined beaches to a culture which has remained remarkably unchanged for hundreds of years. One thing you will remember about the people of Fiji long after you are gone is the smiles on their friendly faces. ARRIVING IN FIJI Customs can be arranged by an agent such as www.yachthelp.com, www.superyachtfiji.com, www.wgfiji.com or by Port Denarau Marina. All the normal customs and immigration rules apply: at this time a few yacht T-Shirts are a welcome gift, make sure you have a few XXXL.\'s! MARINAS Port Denarau is the one dedicated Superyacht marina with all the facilities you would expect. It has a new shopping precinct and more upgrades are expected like dredging of the entrance channel, it will carry a draft of 4 metres at high water. If you are unable to enter the marina itself, there is an excellent calm anchorage just outside the breakwater in front of the many resorts on Deanrau Island, which is linked to Nadi by a road bridge, it is only 20 minutes away. Vuda Point Marina is located on the northern side of Nadi Bay, but is limited in size to about 30 metres. Good shelter and services are found within this marina. PROVISIONING: If you don't have it you cant get it ! Be aware that once you go to the outer islands provisions are hard to find but you are usually able to buy fresh fish and lobsters from the locals and a few fruits and vegetables. This is where a lot of forward thinking and storage comes in handy. If your guests hav special needs and wants, make sure you ge plenty. Your agent will be able to fly in stores, parts, crew etc, if you are near an airport. The best place to store up with stores is Nadi where you can get most of your needs, and arrange restocking. Suva also has excellent shopping. Pacific Island Seaplanes and Island Hoppers Helicopters are able to reach you anywhere in Fiji, bringing provisions and swapping out guests, etc. Pacific Island Seaplanes operate a fleet of Beavers and a single turbine Otter.
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