FUEL SURCHARGE APPLICABLE FOR TRAVEL FROM 06 JUNE 2022

2nd of June 2022

Further to our advisory issued on the 3rd of May 2022 and the subsequent implementation of a fuel surcharge, this advisory is issued to update customers as well as our trade and resort partners on further changes to take effect for travel as of Monday, the 6th of June 2022.

In the past 48 hours, the price of diesel fuel in Fiji has increased by another 6% and is now at record levels some 63% ahead of prices as of June 2021 when our current rates were set and released to the market. 

With the price of fuel at record levels, and expected to remain so for the immediate future, South Sea Cruises has made the decision to further increase our fuel surcharge which was implemented on the 1st of May 2022.

Customers travelling aboard the following South Sea Cruises services and products will be subject to the following fuel surcharges from Monday, 6th of June 2022 either at our Port Denarau check-in counter or upon boarding one of our vessels if a customer is only travelling on an inbound sector with us.

The fuel surcharges apply as of Monday the 6th of June 2022 and are as follows: 

  • Awesome Adventures Fiji Packages or Passes customers - $25 per adult.  
  • Resort Connections Only customers travelling to all Mamanuca Islands - $20 per adult / $10 per child (5-15 years) for each one-way sector.
  • Resort Connections Only customers travelling to all Yasawa Island Resorts - $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 their applicable fuel surcharge for all future sectors booked whilst at check-in.
Customers who are only travelling with us on an inbound sector from their island resort (or local community) 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 or credit card  (noting that international cards do attract a 3% bank fee).

In implementing the amended fuel surcharge, we’d like to thank our trade and resort partners, along with our customers for their understanding of our need to recover a percentage of these 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.”

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 on the 1st day of each month and is based on a range of factors including the price of oil globally.

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

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Yasawa Flyer Transfer Route & Timetable

Transfer Schedule from 01 April 2022 to 30 June 2022 (operating 4 days per week)

Transfer Schedule from 01 July 2022 onwards (operating Daily)

Coach Timetable

Coach Timetable for 01 April 2022 to 30 June 2022

Coach Timetable for 01 July 2022 onwards

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