Octopus Resort is located 27 nautical miles from the Fijian mainland, on Waya Island, the largest of the islands in the Yasawa island group. The transfer vessel Merlyn’s Magic or Aftershock, make a return trip to the island every day.
The boat leaves Vuda Marina (a few miles from the Airport in Nadi) at 9.30 am and then departs the island to make the return trip back to the mainland from Octopus at approx 1 pm. *Please see below notes. The journeys take just over one and 1/2 hours each way and are scheduled to meet many of the flights serving Nadi Airport, allowing the maximum time possible on the island. Air-conditioned minibus transport from the airport or from local hotels is included in the transfer cost.
*As we endeavor to accommodate as many customers as possible by occasionally changing our boat departure times to allow for flight delays for arriving aircraft, the departure time is subject to change slightly between 9 am and 10 am. Departure times from the island to the mainland may vary from 11.30am to 3 pm depending on the needs of the in house guests on the day to account for early flight departures, the vessel will leave Octopus by 11.30am if there are 3 pm flight departures, guests with flights departing Fiji before 3 pm require a specific private charter, or "day before" departure. At other times scheduled maintenance or sea conditions could delay the scheduled departure time.
An adult one-way fare on the regular daily service is – $86 USD for Adults and Children aged 5 yrs and over just USD$43 (this includes air-conditioned transfers to and from the marina).
Guests requiring special transfers outside of these times can request a private charter, the Charter rate for the boat for up to 20 guests is – $950 USD one way.
We ask you to consider airport delays and customs clearance when considering your transfer options, these transfers are provided by Daytrippers Fiji Ltd a subsidiary of Octopus Resort.