We get a lot of enquiries into Ferry transport to Savusavu and currently Bligh Water Shipping who used to be out of Lautoka have closed for business, so there are a few options listed below!
There are several companies who offer ferry services to Savusavu but communication in advance can be tricky! Consort Shipping and Gounder both do overnight services from Suva to Savusavu – about 12 hours and there are cabins. Boats arrive generally in the morning in Savusavu.
The other option is Pattersons Brothers Shipping who do a bus (3 hours from Suva – ferry 4 hours from Natovi to Nabuwalu on Vanua Levu and then you take a bus 3.5 hours to Savusavu. We had guests with a 4 year old who did this and it was ok – maybe cos there was a certain amount of change occurring! They arrived at about 3:30pm in the afternoon in Savusavu.
Either way you will need to travel from Nadi to Suva – about 3 hours by mini bus.
Here are the links/info –
Taveuni to Vanua Levu only – The small ferry Amazing Grace (tel. +679 927 1372 in Savusavu, + 679 888 0320 on Taveuni) crosses the Somosomo Strait between Buca (Boo-tha) Bay and Taveuni 4 days a week. The one-way fare used to be F$25 (US$16/£8.30), including the bus ride between Savusavu and Buca Bay. Call for schedules and reservations.
Patterson Bros. Shipping – firstname.lastname@example.org – Tel: +679 331 5644
Goundar Shipping – Tofua St Suva – Lomaviti Princess – +679 330 1035 or 777 5460