Carol has been cruising Fiji waters for 34 years as Captain on various commercial vessels from cruise ships, sailing yachts, exploration vessels and live aboard dive vessels. For the past 8 years she has been Master of the 35m super yacht MV Surprise which is based in Fiji. On Surprise she has cruised extensively not only in Fiji, but also from Tahiti to New Caledonia. An acknowledged expert on Fiji waters, her well researched tracks, diving and fishing sites and anchorages are now available as a service to super yachts cruising in those waters.
Uri and his family have been operating scuba diving and resort businesses in Fiji for the past 30 years. Brought up in Fiji, Uri was also in the Australian Navy for 10 years as part of Team 1, Navy Clearance Diver. Uri has returned to Fiji and is heavily involved in boating, tourism, water sports, recreational diving and commercial diving. His knowledge of the Fiji waters and logistics of the Fiji Islands assist in our provisioning for your ships and the organization and arrangement of transport, as well as extra-curricular activities for your guests. We thereby ensure your smooth passage throughout the islands, safely and comfortably, and most importantly, enabling your guests to get the most out of their Fiji experience.
Jo is Fiji-born with over 20 years of operational and administration experience. A career that began in Administration with Colin & Carol Dunlop’s ship building business in Suva to the management of MV Surprise office in Denarau. Now, aside from being a yachting agent, Jo is Administration & Accounts Manager to an Australian owned mining company based in Denarau. Jo has an acute knowledge of the local system to ensure utmost service efficiency. She is our local agent charged with the management of accounts, administration and overall ground support.
Since inception in 2008, Nigel has been working closely with Yacht Partners Fiji. A close relative of our partner Uri, Nigel and Carol Douglas operate the lovely Sau Bay Retreat on the eastern side of Vanua Levu. They provide invaluable assistance to our clients who travel through that region.
We call on him exclusively to assist our boats as a local guide and diver in the more remote areas. He is beyond a doubt a treasure for owners and Captains. Both fluent in Fijian and with a huge knowledge of Fijian Culture, he makes a remote cruise a very special event.
Nigel is a very knowledgeable boat Captain; an excellent diver & instructor with a huge wealth of knowledge of Fijian flora and fauna to both owners and crew. When he is not utilized he is a great hand with a chamois or assisting the crew. Some of our boats have exported him to the Solomon’s; Tonga; and beyond as he has become many owners trusted friend.