FUEL SURCHARGE APPLICABLE FOR TRAVEL FROM 06 JUNE 2022

Updated & Re-issued – 1st of August 2022

The retail price of diesel fuel in Fiji has again increased as of the 1st of August 2022 to an unprecedented price of FJ$3.61 per litre, a 16% increase month on month and an 83% increase compared to when our current rates were set and issued mid-last year. As a result of these record high fuel prices, selected South Sea Cruises services and products remain subject to the fuel surcharges stated below.  

The fuel surcharge(s) implemented in June 2022, and which remains applicable from the 1st of August 2022 and until further notice are:

  • Awesome Adventures Fiji Packages or Pass customers - $25 per adult. 
  • Resort Connections only customers travelling to all Mamanuca Island Resorts - $20 per adult / $10 per child (5-15 years) for each one-way sector.
  • Resort Connections only customers travelling to all Yasawa Island Resorts (including Vomo) - $25 per adult / $15 child (5-15 years) for each one-way sector.

Payment:

Customers travelling with us from Port Denarau will be asked to pay the applicable fuel surcharge for all future sectors booked whilst at check-in.
Customers who are only travelling with us on an inbound sector only from their island resort will be asked to pay the fuel surcharge upon boarding our vessels and before they return to Port Denarau.
Customers can choose to either pay the fuel surcharge via cash, international debit card, or with a credit card, noting that international cards do attract a 3% admin fee.

In implementing the fuel surcharge, we’d like to thank our customers for their understanding of our need to recover a percentage of these unprecedented fuel costs. We also ask that our Terms & Conditions are noted as follows “South Sea Cruises reserves the right to alter prices, apply a fuel surcharge, cancel departures, arrange alternative transport, and vary itineraries and services if necessary.”

Lastly, South Sea Cruises are committed to reviewing the fuel surcharge monthly, and we will only continue to implement the fuel surcharge as the price of fuel in Fiji justifies us in doing so. For those that aren’t aware, the price of fuel in Fiji is set by the Fijian Competition & Consumer Commission (FCCC) to take effect on the first day of each month and is based on a range of factors globally. Whilst some countries are seeing the price of fuel again decrease, the FCCC stated in a release on the 28th of July 2022 that “the fuel price in Fiji is impacted by movement in the Means of Platts Singapore (MOPS) market, international freight rates and foreign exchange rates. The increase in August 2022 local fuel prices is due to unfavourable movements in international market prices and freight & are further impacted by the strengthening of the US dollar (USD) against the Fijian dollar (FJD).

Vinaka. 

Need to book transfers for your Yasawa Island holiday? if you already have your accommodation sorted, your can book your transfers to and from Port Denarau on our high-speed catamaran, the Yasawa Flyer.  If you have booked multiple hotels then our Bula Pass would be the best option for your transfers - please see here for more info & pricing

If you only need return transfers to one resort then you can book individual transfer sectors through our sister company South Sea Cruises.

How it works

The Yasawa Flyer which is one of our sister company South Sea Cruises' fleet of high-speed catamarans departs Port Denarau at 8.45 am to island-hop out through the Mamanuca Islands to their majestic neighbours, the Yasawa Islands. The Yasawa Flyer stops off along the way in the most scenic channels and bays, picking up and dropping off travellers at tropical island resorts with tenders (small motorised boats) motoring out to meet the Yasawa Flyer to transfer guests to/from the resorts! The northernmost stop is the famous Blue Lagoon, and from there, we head south again, arriving back at Port Denarau at 6.00 pm. 

Included in the price are pre-booked complimentary coach transfers from most Nadi, Wailoaloa, and Denarau hotels to/from Port Denarau. 

For more information visit our 'Transfers FAQs'.

The Yasawa Flyer

The Yasawa Flyer is a large high-speed, modern catamaran with air-conditioned areas, a travel desk, a licensed bar, a food & beverage kiosk, and outdoor viewing decks.  It's the most popular way to get to the Yasawa Islands.

Is the Captain's lounge more your travel style? For slightly more than the standard ticket price, experience access to the private lounge that seats up to 30 people, a designated onboard host and you will also receive complimentary snacks and beverages to enjoy during your journey. 

Days of Operation

From 01 July 2022, the Yasawa Flyer operates on a daily basis. 

Yasawa Flyer Transfer Route & Timetable

Transfer Schedule from 01 July 2022 onwards (operating Daily)

Coach Timetable


Coach Timetable for 01 July 2022 onwards

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