Malumu Fiji – Water Taxi, Fishing Charter Vessel and Day Trips

Malumu Fiji Water Taxi is a boat charter operator in Levuka, Ovalau Island. Available to locals for swift island transfers within Lomaiviti and to visitors for enjoyable island day trips, beach picnic trips, snorkeling tours to the beautiful coral reefs, fishing charters or seasonal whale watching.

Malumu Fiji – Water Taxi, Fishing Charter Vessel and Day Trips

Abel and JohnCaptain Abel is committed to take good care of you and provide a memorable experience. Being a “Kai Levuka” (someone born and grown up in Levuka), Abel has a lifetime knowledge of the sea, and of the waters surrounding Ovalau Island to share with you and make your trip unforgettable.


The vessel “Regina Mary Jane” is a 23-foot fiberglass boat certified by the Maritime Safety Authority Of Fiji (MSAF) to operate within Fiji waters. Captain Abel and crew are professionally trained and certified. Navigational and safety equipment as required by MSAF is on board the vessel. Regular inspections and surveys make sure that you have a safe and exciting trip.


To customize and personalize your trip call Captain Abel on +679 751 9868 or Tevita on 8066895

Malumu Fiji – Water Taxi, Fishing Charter Vessel and Day Trips


Water Taxi Services:

  • Levuka to Natovi – $300
  • Levuka to Wakaya – $300
  • Levuka to Bau Landing – $400
  • Levuka to Waidelice – $300
  • Levuka to Gau – $500
  • Levuka to Koro – $700
  • Levuka to Nairai – $500
  • Levuka to Batiki – $400
  • Levuka to Motoriki/Leleuvia/Caqelai – $200
  • Levuka to Naigani – $300

Fishing Charter Trips:

  • $50 per hour with light snacks provided.
  • Trawling – $100 per hour with light snacks provided.
  • Whole day hire/overnight including 3 meals – $300

Day Trip Cruise

  • 5-hour Snorkeling Trip, including light snacks (Bring your own snorkeling gear) – Minimum of 3 people – $250
  • Around the island boat cruise, including light snacks – Minimum of 3 people – $250
  • Family Picnic Cruise, Maximum of 7 people – $300
  • Sandbank Cruise, including light snacks – Minimum of 2 people – $200

Please contact Abel Williams on 7519868 or Tevita on 8066895

It would be a pleasure to have you on board to experience first hand the real taste of the Lomaiviti waters.

Ovalau Impressions

Levuka Ovalau


coral reef


lovo lunch



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Flights To Fiji From LAX and Major US Airports

Booking Flights to Fiji from LAX  or other airports in the US is not difficult. There are a couple of airlines departing weekly from Los Angles to Fiji. But finding the cheapest flights to Fiji from LAX can be more difficult as a lot depends on how far in advance you book and at what time of the year you plan to travel.

The Cheapest Flights To Fiji From LAX For The Year Ahead

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Search And Compare Flights To Fiji

Tips for Best Price Deals For Flights To Fiji From LAX

Booking flights on the internet has never been so popular. But what is important when looking for the best ticket prices and what should you pay attention to? Which day and month is best to book cheap air travel?

Why Ticket Prices Can Fluctuate So Much

Online airline ticket prices are based on complex algorithms. Those analyze search frequencies and calculate prices on the concept of supply and demand. When supply decreases, demand increases. Understandably, prices rise when demand is high. However, those short-term fluctuations in flight prices mainly affect domestic and highly frequented flight routes, where many airlines compete for passengers. Long-haul international flight fares do not change in price so quickly.

Best Time To Buy Flight Tickets

The day of the week plays a role when booking a flight. Prices often rise on the weekend when many people are off from work and have time to plan their holiday. Better days to book flights are Tuesday and Wednesday when there are fewer people trying to find cheap flights. Early morning hours like 4, 5 or 6 AM are good times as well.

Good deals can also be found at the end of the year. Try last minute if you have the opportunity to spontaneously get away. Once you have found a bargain, do not wait too long until you pay, because – especially on long-haul flights – really cheap flights sell out fast.

Book Flights To Fiji From LAX Early

But generally, it is better to book a long-haul flight early. Booking closer to the intended departure date, it tends to be more expensive. This is mainly due to the fact that there are certain quotas for different price ranges at which seats on an aircraft are sold. If the contingent for the cheapest tickets is sold out, there are only expensive seats left.

Be flexible Regarding Departure And Arrival Days

A lot of money can be saved in ticket prices if you are flexible in your flight dates. Do not just search for a particular day of the week, instead check the prices for different days of the week. The saving between a flight on Thursday and a flight on Friday can be several hundred euros.

Weekends, Monday and Friday are often the most expensive days. People want to complete a workweek or wait until the school holidays begin and then want to travel right away. Often it is more difficult for an airline to fill a plane on a Wednesday, so fares can be considerably lower.

Take your time and check fares for different departure days in the week.

Avoid the Main Holiday Season

The holiday season is the main travel time. This applies especially to public holidays, long weekends and school holidays. If you don’t have to travel then, avoid school holidays or holidays or travel from another federal state, which is not yet a holiday. In many destinations, there are sports events, festivals, and celebrations that extend over several days. This can easily attract thousands of people who all want to fly in and out just before and after the event.  Flights and accommodations can be fully booked then and are very expensive.

The best is to travel outside the holiday season, flight fares are cheaper and Hotels in Fiji can be cheaper too.

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Use flight search engines

The best way to find cheap flights is via flight search engines such as Jetradar. These search all airline platforms and websites to find the cheapest deal. Jetradar is one of the largest online search engines and specializes in low-cost flights so you can book the cheapest tickets available.

Dealing with Long Stopovers

Flights with one or more stopovers are usually cheaper, but of course less convenient due to the extended travel time. Fortunately, flights to Fiji from LAX usually only have one stopover or are even direct.

Round Trips Instead Of One Way

One-way tickets with conventional airlines (Delta, American, Singapore Airlines, Qantas, etc…) are often significantly more expensive than a return fare flight ticket. A one-way ticket does not cost half, but often about as much as a return flight. Only budget airlines offer low-cost one-way tickets.

Check Prices Directly On Airline Websites

Compare prices from flight search engines, with the ticket price on the airline page. Sometimes there may be a difference. But this is rare as flight search engines often have contracts with airlines so prices may actually be cheaper on flight search engines.

Use Frequent Flyer Programs And Earn Miles

Most airlines offer frequent flyer programs where you can earn miles. You can use these for upgrades, free flights, lounge visits, or other benefits.  Airlines form Alliances and joint frequent flyer programs to offer more destinations through a larger network, easier booking processes, and cost reductions through codeshare flights. Join a frequent flier program.

If you think about booking flights to Fiji from LAX try to use some of the above tips and save a lot of money. When planning a family vacation to Fiji you can easily save a couple of hundred dollars on the flights. It pays to be a bit researched and flexible.

Levuka Information, tips to get around

About  Ovalau Island

Ovalau is a lush volcanic island of approximately 110 square kilometers in size. The island’s rugged topography is covered by tropical jungle, the highest mountain “Nadelaiovalau”, has an altitude of 625 meters.

Ovalau is the sixth largest island in Fiji and the main island of the Lomaiviti Province.  On the islands are 23 villages and one town, Levuka, Fiji’s former capital. Levuka is located 22 kilometers from the island’s airport, Bureta.

The island’s population is around 9000 of which nearly 25% reside in Levuka. The vast majority are indigenous Fiji Islanders, with part-Europeans, Chinese, Indian, Rotuman, Solomon Islanders, Gilbertese, and many others representing the balance.


There are 4 taxi bases along Levuka’s Beach street, with enough taxis always around. There are also so-called  “carriers“, small pickup trucks with benches and a tarpaulin covering it.  Quite a few of them run on schedules between villages and Levuka town. The fare is very reasonable, locals use them to transport goods and to commute between their villages and town.
If you get dropped off somewhere far outside town always ask the driver about return options.

Mobile Phone & Internet

There are three mobile phone providers in Fiji, Inkk Mobile, Vodafone, and Digicel. There is good 3G or 4G coverage in Levuka town and most of the island. Get a SIM and one of their prepaid data plans to stay connected. Most hotels have WIFI or have an Internet Terminal for guest use.
The country code for Fiji is +679

Electricity in Fiji

240 volts AC/50 cycles, Australian Plug

Banking & Currency and ATM in Levuka

westpac bank levuka

There is one Westpac Bank in Levuka offering full traveler-related services. Their hours are 9.00 am to 3.00 pm daily and 9.00 am to 4.00 pm on Friday.

The local currency is the F$ – Fijian Dollar.  Most shops in Levuka only take cash or local bank cards.

There are two ATMs in town. You can get cash there with all major credit cards like Master, Visa, Amex, Diners, as well as several international bank cards ie; Maestro, and Barclays.
Further outer islands do NOT have ATMs, there is local cash only.

Medical Facilities

The Levuka Hospital ( Phone +679 3440088 ) provides medical services for outpatient and inpatient cases. There is no optician service, but dentistry is available. Serious emergency cases are transferred to Suva by helicopter, if necessary. Some pharmaceutical products are available at the hospital and from stores in town.

Bring your prescription if you need to take regular medication. Don’t forget Travel Health Insurance.

Levuka Hospital

Levuka Post Office

Levuka Post Office

This was Fiji’s first Post Office, it is still in the original building together with Port Authority and Customs Department. Built in the late 1870s, the timber building’s two major gabled roofs reflect the dual function of the building. It is also from this location that “pigeon post” services to Suva were operated.

Open 8.00 am – 4.00 pm daily. Closed Saturdays and Sundays.

Customs Clearance

Levuka is a port of entry into Fiji and clearance for yachts and boats is easily arranged during normal working hours – call ahead if entering the harbor after normal hours. Bunkering, watering facilities, and ships’ supplies are available.

Immigration Entry & Visa Requirements

As Levuka is an official Port of Entry, there is a Fiji Immigration office in town. They clear arriving ship or yacht crew as well as handle any other visa and immigration issues.  Most Passport holders get on arrival 4 months tourist visa.

general store levukaShopping

In the early days, the area between the commercial business houses and the Pacific Ocean was all promenade. Later with the copra trade, a rail line was established for transferring copra from the jetties to the south end of town where the large copra sheds were located.

Today, Beach Street is the main shopping lane of Levuka. Most buildings along it are in excess of 100 years of age. Commerce is located here, with most merchants living above their shops. Enjoy browsing in the local shops such as Vallabhs, Gulabdas, and Ambalals – they offer an interesting local selection of footwear and fabrics and some handicrafts.

marist school levukaSchools in Levuka and on Ovalau

Most villages on Ovalau do have at least a primary school so the primary pupils do not have to travel far to get to school. There are also 3 Secondary Schools on Ovalau Island where pupils may achieve University Entrance certificates.

The Secondary Schools in Levuka are:

Delana Methodist School,  +679 3440154
Levuka Public School, +679 3440123
Secondary School in Cawaci, 10km north of Levuka
St John’s College Cawaci, +679 3440187

Churches Services

Almost every village in Fiji has at least one church. Sunday is respected as a quiet day. You are welcome to join any of the churches listed below and to enjoy the harmony of the Fijian voices singing familiar hymns.

Churches in Levuka town

Located in the center of Levuka town on Beach Street, the church represents the oldest known Catholic Mission in Fiji. Built in the 1800s, the building consists of conventional and simple Gothic Revival style architecture.

It is located towards the northern end of the town just before Levuka Vaka Viti village and is now considered the church of the Tui Levuka. Built in 1869, it is here that Ratu Seru Cakobau was baptized. Services are conducted in Fijian with beautiful singing.

This quaint little church is located at the bottom of the 199 steps. Built also in the 1860s and featuring beautiful singing from the choir and congregation, the services are usually conducted in English.

Also located on the north side of town, just past the hospital, Holy Redeemer was built in 1904. It is a fascinating example of Gothic architecture and features exquisite stained glass windows.

The church is located just above Church Street, behind the park.

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