Sat 18th Aug, 2018

Dream SAIL Charter Fiji

La Vie Yacht Charters Fiji Islands
Sat 18th Aug, 2018
07:00 am - 07:00 am

WELCOME 'BULA' to FIJI
South Pacific Islands

Your vacation on Catamaran La Vie

The Savu Savu Islands (Limited spots available! be quick!)

Come with us to the Wonderland of sailing volcanic mountains, secluded beaches, swinging coconut trees, incredible caves, sand bars, endless shells, Manta Rays, sealife all surrounded by warm tropical waters, snorkeling aqua waters, surfing, kiting, cultural experiences in the villages will be only a few of your memorable experiences on-board La VIE. 

Guaranteed to exceed your expectations! 

On-board La Vie guests will be sailing in pure luxury, along with superb seaworthiness she is the top-rated charter yacht available.

La Vie 46 foot Catamaran a perfect blend of lavish & comfortable combined with speed & performance she is the popular choice for those looking for a luxury yacht vacation. Each Cabin has a Refined & Contemporary Interior with private en-suite facilities. In the main salon, you'll enjoy post-card perfect views from large 360 degree windows. 
On the fore deck a large trampoline complete with bean bags perfect spot to lounge back sunbathing sipping your tropical cocktail or cold beer. 
On the main deck, the breezy and relaxing open-air cockpit is the gathering place for Al- Fresco dining,Lively happy hours, Breathtaking vistas, or simply a comfortable place to get out of the sun.

Space & Luxury are guaranteed!

Most charters are carried out in a relaxed easy go along with the flow of the day way, for those of you who love to be organised we have put together a Itinerary to give you an idea of the types of things you can experience along the way. 

Please keep in mind this is only an 'idea', as weather can have a way of changing the plans!

Your crew Steve & Tania have a very cautious approach to saftey for all on board and have a few guidelines that you will be shown to keep you safe and having fun on this wonderous discovery of Fiji. 


Surcharges apply for less than 7 day charter duration. 
Charter days are 8am to 8am.


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**SAMPLE ONLY OF ITINERARY 
(subject to your wishes & weather premitting)**

7 DAY
Boat & Breakfast

Logistics & Trip Planning 7-night 
Boarding Location: Savusavu
Boarding Time: Mondays from 8am to 11am
Actual departure time: 1pm 
Disembark Location: Savusavu
Disembark Time: Mondays at 8am
Arrival Information: You can fly into Savusavu (SVU) airport or Labasa (LBS) 
Departure Information: You can fly out of Savusavu (SVU) airport or Labasa (LBS) 

monday: the adventure begins
Welcome to Fiji! 
After landing at airport you are only approximately a 35 min drive before your step on- board La Vie.Take in the stunning coastal drive from Savusavu to Natewa Bay, where you’ll board La Vie, drop your gear off in your cabin and nibble on locally-sourced snacks. Jump in for a quick swim Then a little chore .. Time to provision, you will be guided by the crew to the supermarket and stock up on preferred food & drinks for the charter period. Back on- board, go for a Paddle-Board along the protected, completely undeveloped coastline of Natewa Bay, the second largest bay in the southern hemisphere. Yipee time to hoist the sails, off we go to new horizons, soak up the sun and within a very comfortable( 2 - 2 1/2 hour) sail you are in picture postcard Fiji a hidden anchorage where you can snorkel straight off the boat, 

today’s schedule of activities
Morning
Board, and jump in for a swim
Time to shop
Snorkel
or
Stand-up paddleboard Natewa Coastal Trail
Afternoon
1pm Set Sail


tuesday: mingle with micronesians and manta rays
Start your day with a snorkel with 5-15 giant manta rays. These graceful creatures gather and they glide effortlessly around you. Then, we head ashore to visit with Micronesian people, hearing their stories, experiencing their culture. From their Tabiang settlement, hike up the island’s gentle slope to visit schoolchildren while taking in sweeping vistas of the Tunuloa Peninsula and mouth of Natewa Bay. Relax on white sand beaches.

today’s schedule of activities
Morning
Manta ray snorkel
Snorkel“Little Rainbow Reef”
or Hike to Rabi Secondary School to visit with children & 
teachers
or Stand-up paddleboard on Dolphin Bay


wednesday: today we get wet
After breakfast, we hike along the coast to the frontier-like outpost of Somosomo, crossing over the International Dateline en route to Waitavala, where you’ll slide down a series of naturally occurring waterslides and pools. Explore Rainbow Reef, where byzantine coral gardens of The Farm and Nakawa Point will amaze. Take your lunch onboard La Vie as we sail across the Somosomo Strait to Kioa Island.

today’s schedule of activities
Morning
Snorkel “Nakawa Point”
or Explore Waitavala waterslides and International Dateline
or Snorkel “The Farm”
or Stand-up paddleboard on Dolphin Bay

Afternoon
1pm Set Sail

thursday: head for the high seas
With the main islands in our rearview mirror, we anchor among the Ringgold Atolls, surrounded by a barrier reef that creates a tranquil lagoon teeming with life and vibrant color. On Cobia, hike to the volcanic island’s summit along natural tree root steps, then explore the crater’s mystic lagoon on stand-up paddleboard. Throughout the day, you can dive in waters with visibility exceeding 120 feet, picnic on remote island beaches.

today’s schedule of activities
Morning
Snorkel “Wall Street”

or Hike to Cobia crater summit
or Explore caldera interior by stand-up paddleboard
or Snorkel “Canyons”


friday: conservation and ecotourism at its finest
We arrive at Taveuni, Fiji’s “garden island” and home to the Bouma National Heritage Park, one of the region’s greatest conservation sites and ecotourism destinations. Hike along Bouma Road, passing villagers en route to the park. Once there, simply relax in lush rainforests, enjoy roaring waterfalls and swim around the huge, serene pool. 

today’s schedule of activities

6am Set Sail Depart for Bouma National Heritage Park
Hike, waterfalls,pools

Late Afternoon
Snorkel “Champion’s Rock”


saturday: come to Qamea
Setting sail once more, we head for Qamea Island. Along the way, we linger along stunning world-class surf breaks for those looking to ride the waves. We soon arrive at Qamea, a beautifully rugged place replete with rainforests and gorgeous tropical beaches. In the morning, paddle upriver through the island’s interior, passing dense mangrove forests and keeping a close eye out for exotic flora and fauna.

today’s schedule of activities

Sailing
Stand-up paddleboard through Naivivi mangrove 
forest

sunday: the journey homeward begins
We return to the island of Rabi, now on the protected waters of Albert Cove. 

today’s schedule of activities

Snorkel “Motawa Pass”
or Stand-up paddleboard in Albert Cove
or Snorkel “Karoko Pass”

monday: all good things must come to an end
Your journey wraps up where it began, in Savusavu. 

today’s schedule of activities

7am Early-checkout guests depart
8am Normal checkout procedures and transfer to Savusavu airport or local resorts

The trip of a lifetime begins with a good plan.
A “typical sailing charter” as above is just an idea it all depends on YOUR wants & desires and we tailor to pace you would like to take, the only other factor to consider is weather...Depending on prevailing conditions, an unexpected invite from the raingods, each day on La Vie will create its own adventure along the way. 

Travel tips:

How do we get to Fiji?
In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Fiji may seem far away, but getting here is easy~ and soooo worth it! Fiji Airways, Fiji’s national carrier, has regular flights from many international destinations (Auckland, Christchurch, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Honolulu, Los Angeles, Vancouver and Hong Kong). Jetstar, Air New Zealand, Korean Air, Pacific Blue, V Australia, Air Niugini, Air Vanuatu, Air Caledonie and Our Airlines also fly regularly to Fiji.

Nadi International Airport is the main gateway to the country for most travelers, and there are several domestic airports scattered throughout the islands.

What are the visa requirements?
A 4 month visa is granted automatically on arrival to visitors from most countries. You needn't do anything other than have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond your stay. 

What are the Duty Free amounts allowd? 
Fiji Duty & Duty Free Concessions

Each passenger of 17 years or more may bring the following goods into Fiji, duty and VAT free, provided they are accompanied and are not for sale:
Cigarettes, not exceeding 250 sticks or
Cigars, not exceeding 250grams net weight or
Tobacco not exceeding 250grams net weight or
Any combination of (1) to (3) above, provided the total net weight does not exceed 250grams
Spirituous Liquors not exceeding 2.25 litres or
Wines, not exceeding 4.5 litres or
Beer, not exceeding 4.5 litres or
P.s it's expensive here for your drinkies....!

Where do we board?
Seven-night charters depart and return on Mondays at Natewa Bay, a quick 30-minute drive from Savusavu on the island of Vanua Levu. 

How do I get to Savusavu?
A popular getaway spot, so it’s easy to get too.There are several flights daily, and the simplest way to check schedules and airfares, and book your flight, is to visit www.pacificsun.com.fj.

If your sailing charter is departing from Savusavu, you can also fly into the Labasa airport. It’s on the same island, and is a 90-minute, $65 cab ride from Savusavu.

How do I get to the yacht?
Your crew will collect you by tender/dingy, your adventure begins...

When do we depart?
We tend to operate on a modified version of island-time, so the answer is simple: We don’t leave until everyone is safely aboard, which is usually in the afternoon. The idea is to be flexible, fun and as stress-free as possible, and we encourage guests to arrive any time after 8:00am. The sooner you’re aboard, the sooner you can start enjoying life on La Vie..

When do we disembark?
Checkout time at the end of your journey is typically 8:00am, but we’re flexible. Early flight? We’ll get you out of here ahead of schedule. Time to kill on travel day? Please check with us ahead of time, and we’ll do everything we can to simplify your schedule.

Questions/Answers

What is the role of the Captain?
The Captain is in charge of the boat and the crew/guests. He also plans the itinerary according to weather conditions, the duration of the cruise and your choice of activities. 

How do we provision?
Depending on the charter destination, provisioning may be limited. Like a bareboat charter, the guests once on-board will be guided by the crew to the supermarket and stock up on preferred food & drinks for the charter period. If you are saavy on the internet you can in some locations order all your provisionings online for delivery to the dock on your day of arrival. For Boat & Breakfast Charters -Beverages tea & coffee & condiments are included in the charter price. For Honeymoon Charters 'everything' is inclusive in your charter, you do not need to arrange for provisioning. 

What saftey & security procedures are in place?
Upon arrival your Captain & crew will run though a saftey procedure- where life jackets are kept, man overboard procedure and where the first aid kit is, how to use the radio in an emergency and peremiters for saftey of your children. Security for the area we are sailing in is covered in the introduction.

What do I need to bring?
Attire:
Aboard:
Sundress/Shorts/Tee/Swimsuit/Sarong For much of your charter you will either be sailing, at an anchorage, in the water, or going back and forth from a beach or dinghy dock in the dinghy. 

Ashore:
Smart Casual you will need to cover up properly when ashore. Beach bar/ restaurants , most establishments do ask that you wear appropriate clothes like shorts with shirts, or sun dress or shorts & tidy tee shirt for the women. A few finer restaurants may prefer a collared sports shirt and slacks for the gentlemen.

Footwear:
While aboard we will all be in bare feet. Your jandels/thongs/flip-flops/shoes will be for doing things ashore.

What to pack:
Bikinis galore! Sarongs/dresses/shorts/tee's/light weight long shirt & pants/caps/hats/non greasy sunscreen/aftercare lotions/ talcum powder or similar for heat rash/sunglasses/hair ties/razors/veet or similar protection/flat shoes/1 light weight jumper or casual jacket.

Snorkel Gear:
You can bring your own mask and snorkel, or use one from the assortment aboard. Please let us know the shoe sizes for all guests in your party so we can ensure in advance that we have the right size fins available.

Music, Books and Games:
iPod, or MP3 player, you are welcome to bring your own. 
We have a huge selection of music and movies for your enjoyment.


This all sounds great, but what if I need a bit of help?
Just get in touch! Our goal is for everyones experience with us to be a seamless, rejuvenating one. We’re happy to help with travel arrangements as much as we can.

Schedule Notes

7-night — Savusavu-Savusavu boards and disembarks on Mondays in Savusavu


For Savusavu boarding/disembark you can fly into either Labasa (LBS) airport or Savusavu (SVU) airport. Often Labasa is cheaper and has more availability. 

What time does the charter start and end? You can fly in any time on the day of boarding and depart any time on the day of departure. We’ve built in some flexibility to assist with travel connections, so it’s simple “any flight will work.”

COST
$U.S $AU $NZ

4 Pax 8,300 10,900 11,600
3 Pax 7.800 10,300 10,800
2 Pax 6,500 8,500 9,000

Rates valid through August 1st, 2017

Prices include crew, full use of yacht, diesel, gas, utilitiy water, condiments,coffee/tea/juice/water, snack box and a yummy full breakfast each day of charter.

what’s included 
adventure experience Fiji snorkeling, full wardrobe of water toys,hiking, waterfalls, village visits and more.

what's Not Included in Package Price? 

Lunch Dinners Drinks/Entertainment Ashore 
Local cruising permits/Immigration/Customs/ park fees (if any) 
Gratuities for Crew normally 10% of your charter
Transfers to base location 
Flights & Associated Travel Costs
Land Based Activities

ACTION!
...... we can't wait to see you for Fun Sun Surf Snorkel Sea Sail Discovery!


CONTACT
.....email us on
saillaviecharters@gmail.com
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SAILING Hint....
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