Entering the Marina
We are situated at the end of Nakama Creek protected by land, reef and a dog’s leg reef from the only entrance from the west.
Coordinates to enter the marina though the marked ‘dogs leg’ are as follows:
- 16ᵒ 46.5842 S, 179ᵒ 20.3515 E
- 16ᵒ 46.5663 S, 179ᵒ 20.3899 E
- 16ᵒ 46.5705 S, 179ᵒ 20.4099 E
- 16ᵒ 46.5848 S, 179ᵒ 20.4188 E
- 16ᵒ 46.5918 S, 179ᵒ 20.4283 E
- 16ᵒ 46.5915 S, 179ᵒ 20.4446 E
- 16ᵒ 46.5718 S, 179ᵒ 20.4707 E
- 16ᵒ 46.5293 S, 179ᵒ 20.5159 E
That is from entrance to the dog leg to the marina dock.
- 16ᵒ 46.5335 S, 179° 20.590 E
British Admiralty chart 378 shows Savusavu Bay and Nakama creek.
Clearance of Foreign Yachts
Savusavu is a Port of Entry conveniently located at the upwind end of the Fiji group. Customs, Immigration, Quarantine and Bio-security service the yachts and have a reputation for friendliness.
New arrivals can berth at Savusavu Marina dock (16ᵒ 46.5335S 179° 20,590E) to await clearance. No one is allowed to step ashore until cleared by the Fiji authorities – last case incurred a fine of $1,000!
All information is available on ‘noon site’. On arrival our staff (Maria or Lela tel. 8853543 or VHF CH16) will assist you by contacting health, bio-security, immigration and customs. Health Officers will be the first to clear the vessel and the others follow.
Long Stays in Fiji
Yachts can stay 18 months before duty becomes liable. Normal immigration requirements for owners and crew apply. Most sail out at the end of 18 months, clear customs at Wallis et Futuna (French) or Tonga and return to Savusavu for another 18 months. Extended visas to coincide with the 18 months duration of the yacht are available.