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Funafuti Marine Conservation Area

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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 23 July 2018
Adam S
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Townsville, Australia
Beauty at the end of the world

If you go out of your way, as you will have to to get to Tuvalu, please do not rob yourself of the... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Balderk
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Denmark
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Reviewed 23 July 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

Thank Adam S
Reviewed 14 February 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

1  Thank Balderk
Reviewed 11 January 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

Thank morleymatt
Reviewed 29 September 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

3  Thank ThreeDugongs
Reviewed 11 August 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

Thank Sue R
Reviewed 28 July 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

Thank Marna P
Reviewed 29 June 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

Thank Lindsay B
Reviewed 12 February 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

1  Thank puck013
Reviewed 28 October 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

Thank Sanksee
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We went on a boat trip with 5 tourist who where visiting Funafuti. After negotiating we ended up paying 150 AUD for the trip in total. The trip wasn't organised at all. First we had to wait for two hours before we left, then we...More

1  Thank Chantal V
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