How Long Does it Take to Sail to Fiji?© FijiPocketGuide.com
How Long Does it Take to Sail to Fiji?

How Long Does it Take to Sail to Fiji?

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Sailing Times and Distances for Fiji

The great South Pacific voyage awaits with the islands of Fiji sitting at the centre of it all. Fiji presents a juxtaposition of sailing grounds among its 333 islands, from the luxury island resort landscape of the Mamanuca Islands to the remote atolls where times stands still in the Lau Group. So how long does it take to get to this sailor’s paradise? How long does it take to sail to Fiji? We go over the sailing times and distances in the guide below.

About Sailing to Fiji

Fiji has seven ports of entry: Port Denarau (Viti Levu), Lautoka (Viti Levu), Vuda Marina (Viti Levu – advance appointment only), Suva (Viti Levu), Savusavu (Vanua Levu), Levuka (Ovalau) and Rotuma.

The sailing season is between May and October. Learn more about Fiji’s climate in our guide to the Fiji Weather, Seasons & Climate + Weather by Month.

It is compulsory for yachts visiting from overseas to submit an Advance Notification form to Fiji Customs at least 48 hours prior to their ETA. Citizens from selected countries get a free four-month visa upon entry into Fiji.

Crews using village anchorages should abide by village protocol to present a sevusevu to the village chief.

For formalities and protocols explained, see The Sailing Guide to Fiji.

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Sailing Distances in the South Pacific

The South Pacific is a popular sailing destination where sailing from one exotic island nation to the next takes less than a week each time. Fiji is in the centre of the action, with New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the west, Wallis & Futuna and Tuvalu to the north, and Samoa, American Samoa, Niue and Tonga to the east – learn more in Where is Fiji Located? LINK#TT006

So how long does it take to sail to Fiji from its South Pacific neighbours? Check out the below distance and time calculations.

Note that all of the below times and distances are calculated when the vessel is doing an average speed of 10 knots. The Fiji destination is to one of Fiji’s main ports of entry, Lautoka in Viti Levu.

  • Wallis and Futuna to Fiji: 326 nautical miles / 1 day 9 hours
  • Tonga to Fiji: 487 nautical miles / 2 days 1 hour
  • Vanuatu to Fiji: 520 nautical miles / 2 days 4 hours
  • Tuvalu to Fiji: 633 nautical miles / 2 days 15 hours
  • Samoa to Fiji: 665 nautical miles / 2 days 19 hours
  • New Caledonia to Fiji: 705 nautical miles / 2 days 23 hours
  • American Samoa to Fiji: 711 nautical miles / 2 days 24 hours
  • Niue to Fiji: 750 nautical miles / 3 days 3 hours
  • Tokelau to Fiji: 805 nautical miles / 3 days 9 hours
  • Kiribati to Fiji: 1,127 nautical miles / 4 days 17 hours
  • Solomon Islands to Fiji: 1,131 nautical miles / 4 days 17 hours
  • Nauru to Fiji: 1,256 nautical miles / 5 days 6 hours
  • New Zealand to Fiji: 1,179 nautical miles / 4 days 22 hours
  • Cook Islands to Fiji: 1,308 nautical miles / 5 days 11 hours
  • French Polynesia to Fiji: 1,907 nautical miles / 7 days 23 hours
  • Australia to Fiji: 1,923 nautical miles / 8 days
  • Papua New Guinea to Fiji: 1,934 nautical miles / 8 days 01 hours.
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Sailing Distances from the Pacific Rim

For the adventurous yachtie, getting to Fiji from other Pacific Rim countries/regions will take you less than a month. That’s whether you’re sailing from Asia or the Americas.

Note that all of the below times and distances are calculated when the vessel is doing an average speed of 10 knots. The Fijian destination is Lautoka on Viti Levu.

  • Hawaii to Fiji: 2,804 nautical miles / 11 days 16 hours
  • Indonesia to Fiji: 3,112 nautical miles / 12 days 23 hours
  • The Philippines to Fiji: 3,678 nautical miles / 15 days 8 hours
  • Singapore to Fiji: 4,664 nautical miles / 19 days 10 hours
  • Hong Kong to Fiji: 4,427 nautical miles / 18 days 11 hours
  • Los Angeles to Fiji: 4,817 nautical miles / 20 days 02 hours
  • Chile to Fiji: 6,163 nautical miles / 25 days 16 hours
  • Mexico to Fiji: 6,163 nautical miles / 25 days 16 hours.

More on How Long it Takes to Sail to Fiji

That’s it for our guide on how long it takes to sail to Fiji. For more on the subject, take a look at the following:

Finally, for more ways to get to Fiji, take a look at Getting Here: How to Get to Fiji.

Author

Robin C.

This article was reviewed and published by Robin, the co-founder of Fiji Pocket Guide. He has lived, worked and travelled across 16 different countries before settling in the South Pacific, so he knows a thing or two about planning the perfect trip in this corner of the world. Robin is also the co-founder of several other South Pacific travel guides and is a regular host of webinars with the South Pacific Tourism Organisation.

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