Tuvalu

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An online cruising guide for yachts sailing to Tuvalu.

Tuvalu
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Tuvalu
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Capital Funafuti
Language Tuvaluan (a Polynesian dialect), I-Kiribati (Gilbertese), English
Currency Tuvaluan Dollar, Australian Dollar (AUD)
Time zone UTC+12
Calling code +688
Tuvalu is made up of 9 atolls.

Add here any background, cruising, and historical comments.

Warning: CREDIT CARD services are not available anywhere in Tuvalu so visitors are advised to travel with travellers cheques. Overseas payment amounts of over $2000 need exchange control approval.

Charts

BA
766 - Ellice Islands (Tuvalu)
968 - Fiji to Tuvalu

Weather

The climate is warm with the mean annual temperature of 29deg., with a average annual rainfall of 3.000mls. It rains on over half the days of the year, usually heavy downpours followed by bright sunshine. The Trade winds blow from the east for most of the year but strong West winds blow (with heavier rain) in the hurricane season from November to April. Tuvalu is near the hurricane "zone" and storms can appear with little warning. The rest of the year is stable, humid, tropical weather.

Weather links

Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

Key to symbols: |Port of entry icon – port of entry |Harbour icon – harbour |Marina icon – marina |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data ||
  • Nanumea Nanumea /wiki/Nanumea Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Niutao Niutao /wiki/Niutao Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Nanumaga Nanumaga /wiki/Nanumaga Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Vaitupu Vaitupu /wiki/Vaitupu Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Nukufetau Nukufetau /wiki/Nukufetau Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Funafuti Funafuti /wiki/Funafuti Harbour icon – harbour |Anchorage icon – anchorage |Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Nukulaelae Nukulaelae /wiki/Nukulaelae Needs data icon – needs data |
  • Niulakita Niulakita /wiki/Niulakita Needs data icon – needs data |

Reefs

Communication

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Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Navigation

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Entrance

Arrival

Details?

Departure

Details?

Customs and Immigration

Customs

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Immigration

Details?

Visas

Embassy of Tuvalu, 16 Gorrie Street, Suva, Fiji. Telephone: 679.301.355.

Fees and Charges

Restrictions

Health and Security

Health

  • A general Hospital exists on Funafuti, full medical and dental services are available.

Security

Details?

Berthing

See individual Islands above.

Amenities

See individual Islands above.

Provisioning

See individual Islands above.

Eating out

See individual Islands above.

Transportation

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Tourism

History

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Places to Visit

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Friends

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Forums

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Links

References & Publications

Books, Guides, etc. Use the Reference template or not at your discretion. For example:

{{Reference|Rod Heikel|Greek Waters Pilot|Imray|Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire (2010)|9780852889718}}, expands to
Rod Heikell, Greek Waters Pilot, Imray Laurie and Wilson, Cambridgeshire (2010), ISBN 9780852889718
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  • Author, Title, Publisher, ISBN ISBN number

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Comments

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