We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Funafuti Marine Conservation Area

Features Animals
Review Highlights
Beautiful area to visir

This requires a boat ride from the main island. Beautiful area that has lovely water even when the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
United States

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

Reviewed November 23, 2018
Perth, Australia
Read all 20 reviews
All photos (9)
Full view
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent80%
  • Very good5%
  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
Travelers talk about
“fish”(4 reviews)
Funafuti, Tuvalu
Improve This Listing
Reviews (20)
Filter reviews
14 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews fish marine conservation plastic chairs town council white beaches boat trip islet sea spots event swim head snorkeling pacific office
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This requires a boat ride from the main island. Beautiful area that has lovely water even when the skies are cloudy. Our guide grilled fish and made coconut rice as lunch for us, along with fresh coconut juice. A really lovely day overall - bring...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Lovelylilac
Reviewed November 23, 2018

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
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Funafuti Marine Conservation Area staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines