Many of the world’s finest luxury yachts and superyachts have been stationed in Fiji at some point. The owners have sometimes generously offered unchartered weeks for use as research platforms.
We have many non-governmental organizations working alongside the government of Fiji to protect and conserve the natural environment. Be it for surveys of the remote reefs of the Lau group to assessing sea bird colonies.
If you are interested in some extra benevolence, you can get in touch locally with Dick Watling of NatureFiji-MareqetiViti on 3100598 / 992 3189 who can match you with a specific project. Alternatively, can work with some of the international bodies such as YachtAid or International Sea Keepers.
Internationally, YachtAid Global makes use of luxury yachts in remote areas to deliver aid, school supplies and other support to local communities. Because yachts can (obviously) move easily into isolated areas that are mostly unreachable by the larger ships of relief organisations, YachtAid Global has become very adept at providing disaster relief In the wake of Cyclone Evan back in late 2012, Yacht Partners here in Fiji worked together with YachtAid Global to bring NZ$50,000 worth of much needed supplies to Fiji aboard MY Big Fish.