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Funafuti Marine Conservation Area

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A wonderful day out at the Funafuti Marine Conservation Area. Easy enough to organise through the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Perth, Australia
Remote, lush vegetation, clear water and diverse fish

I travelled to Fualopa with three local Tuvaluans to look at the health of the marine environment... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2018
Adam S
Townsville, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A wonderful day out at the Funafuti Marine Conservation Area. Easy enough to organise through the hotel, met on time and a short walk to the boat - a basic aluminium uncovered dinghy but perfectly adequate for our needs. This is not a luxury tour...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PapaH_61
Reviewed July 22, 2018

I travelled to Fualopa with three local Tuvaluans to look at the health of the marine environment. It is a 15km boat trip each way (about 60 minutes). We anchored the small boat near the beach and snorkelled for about 45 minutes. The shallow water...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Adam S
Reviewed February 13, 2018

If you go out of your way, as you will have to to get to Tuvalu, please do not rob yourself of the rare chance to visit this area with islets strung out like pearls on a string. Look out for rays flying beneath your...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Balderk
Reviewed January 10, 2018

I was constructing a building for the Tuvaluan Fisheries Dept (Govt) with local labour, as a direct means of policing the waters around Tuvalu from pirate fisheries such as Taiwan etc. The marine conservation areas would be better helped if the Govt educated the people...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank morleymatt
Reviewed September 29, 2017

We only came for two days, but it was impossible to organize a reef trip. This needs to be done at the Town Council as there is only one person authorized to go out there, but despite hiking down to the council 4 times, he...More

Date of experience: September 2017
3  Thank ThreeDugongs
Reviewed August 10, 2017

The sun stays out most of the way, we spot a manta and a few shoals of fish, the sea is like a warm bath and the islands picture perfect little Robinson Crusoe dots. The boatmen spend most of their time in hammocks or sitting...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Sue R
Reviewed July 27, 2017 via mobile

The boat is very basic, no life wests and plastic chairs are used. The transfer to the island can be rough, but it's worth it. We went to three spots, a very small island you can walk around in 10 min, a village with a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Marna P
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Very hard to get to, hard to organised before you get to the Island needs to be promote better i would have like to stay a week not a few hours

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed February 11, 2016

I'm going to review this to give you some tips. Ask to visit here on the first day you arrive. If they tell you they don't want to take you, they won't.. they'll blame the weather, they don't want to go in the rain, but...More

Date of experience: October 2015
1  Thank puck013
Reviewed October 27, 2015

A day trip to the conservation area is a must if you are visiting Funafuti. Boats can be arranged through the City Council or the hotel. One can watch the marine life just from the shore. We saw small sharks and turtles. If you take...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Sanksee
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