FUEL SURCHARGE APPLICABLE FOR TRAVEL
Updated – 1st of March 2023
The retail price of diesel fuel in Fiji as of the 1st of March 2023 remains 34% higher if compared to the retail price of diesel fuel when our current rates were set and issued over a year ago.
With the price of diesel fuel in Fiji remaining so much higher than forecasted, the following surcharges are applicable for collection on the day of travel for customers travelling with South Sea Cruises & Awesome Adventures Fiji on the following products and services:
Customers travelling with us to Malamala Beach Club, and to South Sea Island on the Full Day, Half Day or Finding Nemo products remain exempt from paying the fuel surcharge due to the shorter travel distances. South Sea Sailing is also exempt from the fuel surcharge as this product has minimal reliance on fuel.
Applicable customers travelling with us from Port Denarau will be asked to pay the fuel surcharge for all future sectors booked whilst at check-in. Customers who are only travelling with South Sea Cruises on an inbound sector 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 an admin fee of between 2.5% - 3%.
In amending the applicable fuel surcharge, South Sea Cruises would like to thank our customers for understanding the need to recover the increased 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.”
For those customers that aren’t aware, the retail price of diesel fuel in Fiji is set by the Fijian Competition & Consumer Commission (FCCC) and is only amended on the first day of each month. The price set is based on a range of factors globally but most noticeably by movement in the Means of Platts Singapore (MOPS) market, international freight rates and foreign exchange rates. South Sea Cruises remains committed to reviewing the fuel surcharge each month and will do so again on the 1st of April 2023 once any amendment to the retail price of fuel is announced.
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. Ask at the check-in counter for availability.
Days of Operation
The Yasawa Flyer operates on a daily basis.
Yasawa Flyer Transfer Route & Timetable
Transfer Schedule valid until 31 March 2023
Transfer Schedule valid from 01 April 2023
The Captain's Lounge is an air-conditioned upper deck on the Yasawa Flyer. The lounge has large wrap-around windows, comfortable couches and complimentary drinks and snacks.
Need a lift to and from Port Denarau Marina?
On the mainland, we offer a coach transfer service from Nadi Airport as well as most Nadi, Wailoaloa, and Denarau hotels to Port Denarau Marina. Click here for the timetable.
Haven’t booked your resort yet?
Book one of our Island Stays where all the hard work is done for you and transfers are included with your resort accommodation.