Vuda Point, Fiji to Hamilton Island, Australia / 1,630nm / 28 Jul - 12 Aug 2020
15 days / cat 1 ocean Passage / 4 CREW POSITIONS AVAILABLE
The Vuda Point, Fiji to Hamilton Island, Australia passage will be an epic WSW 1,630nm journey across the sunny and warm Pacific Ocean and into the Coral Sea as we navigate our way past one hundred plus islands and reefs, and inside the biggest of them all; ‘the World Heritage - Great Barrier Reef’ off Australia’s Queensland Coast. We will clear into Australia via Australian Customs at the port of Mackay before continuing to our ultimate destination at Hamilton Island.
This passage promises stunning bird life and sea life and the deep colours of the Pacific Ocean and Coral Sea and great fishing. It promises to be an excellent voyage for those looking for a longer ocean passage, while enjoying the experience in a warm and fairly forgiving tropical environment.
You can fly directly into Nadi Airpot in Fiji on Monday 27th July or earlier. Our crew will officially assemble on Tuesday 28th July where we'll meet for breakfast and then spend the day running through final checks and preparations. We'll familiarise you with the yacht, systems and safety equipment and you will join us for a crew dinner ashore. You are welcome to stay onboard from the 27th July onwards and we will aim to depart on 29th July for Hamilton Island. We would expect to arrive in Hamilton Island on the 10th or 11th of August and you can plan to fly out of Hamilton Island Airport (to Brisbane or Sydney if connecting to international flights) from the afternoon of the 12th August onwards.
Your crew package includes; all meals onboard, meals ashore in Fiji, accommodation onboard, your Ocean Gem crew shirt, marina fees, the use of a PFD (personal floatation device), PLB (personal locator beacon), and a safety tether. Your bedding, a pillow and towel are also included along with suncream.
Your crew package excludes; accommodation ashore, flights and transport to and from departure and arrival ports, alcohol, meals ashore in Hamilton Island, toiletries, clothing and wet weather gear. Its always recommended that you book flights with date flexibility incase of unforeseen changes due to weather or schedules. Accommodation options if you want to stay ashore either side of trip: AirBNB, Booking.com, Wotif & HomeAway.