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Island Sailing & Ocean Cleanup

Imagine sailing around the crystal clear waters of Fiji - but doing it sustainably!

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On this project you'll be part of a small crew sailing a double hull yacht around the coast of Fiji, stopping to surf, swim, paddle board, or just lay on the beach - but you'll also collect any ocean debris along the way. 

That's when things get interesting - you'll then be part of turning that plastic into diesel or plastic building bricks. 

Enjoy a sailing trip and watersports - but at the same time feel like you're doing your part in helping reduce plastics in the pacific ocean. 

You also get the chance to visit local villages teach locals about waste plastics in our oceans. The developing island nations this project works in has little to no waste management available, education is poor and resources for local systems are limited. They work alongside the communities they visit to provide hands on demonstrations of how to keep their shorelines clean, and locally utilise the waste plastics collected.

Really Live the Slogan: Leave everywhere better than you found it. 

You will feel you have made a difference by personally engaging with locals and local businesses and leaving them with the tools to do better.

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Sailing

You will be sailing on a 38ft traditional double hull voyaging canoe. You will have the chance to snorkel, dive, surf, paddle or simply relax on the deck’s.

As a volunteer you will assist with some activities including, but not limited to:

  • As a crew member assisting with sailing to outer islands, navigating, maintenance etc.
  • Performing beach clean-ups and data collection.
  • Quantifying results of plastics found.
  • Community engagement and education.
  • Demonstrate a variety of local processing solutions.
  • Volunteers will be working alongside the Captain, local staff and at times visiting scientists. 

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Volunteers are expected to work as a team, be upbeat and positive regarding cleaning the ocean and able to adapt to daily chores. We provide the tools you require for all jobs, a cabin aboard the vessel for accommodation and all basic food for three meals a day.

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No specialty equipment is required from the volunteers. However if there are specialty dietary requirements, we must understand prior to booking so we can asses if it is achievable to accommodate.

The Season for Fiji in starts in May and Finishes end of August.

This is due to safety concerns and not running programs at sea during cyclone season. They move to Tonga in August, where you can join them for more adventures and volunteering with local communities.

When arriving at Nadi international airport a representative form our team will great you and transfer you directly to the project.

Changeover days are normally Sunday, as we can coincide this while re-supplying and dropping other volunteers. If Sunday arrival is not suitable, we can problem solve this easily with a water taxi or our 23ft support vessel.

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