All our cruises visit an island village. The villagers benefit from our visits, and if you'd like to offer something extra, you're welcome to bring gifts for the children (see 'What To Pack'). If you are interested in volunteering in Fiji or donating towards the Yasawa Island villages, please visit our Vinaka Fiji Trust page.
We also encourage our guests to support the charitable organisation ‘Vinaka Fiji Trust’ and the excellent work it does in the villages of the Yasawa Islands.
Vinaka Fiji Volunteering works towards improving the provision of basic needs and amenities in the Yasawas. Rather than a gratuity payment, Blue Lagoon Cruises invites guests to join them in supporting Vinaka Fiji by allowing the donation that will be automatically added to their account at the end of their stay to remain. Guests will have the chance to decline it or alter the amount.
The donation amounts that will be shown will be FJ$100 per cabin for 3 & 4 night cruise guests / FJ$150 per cabin for 7 night cruise guests.