More about Fanning Island
Why go to Fanning Island?
Cruise vessels that hug the coral reef's edge provides great snorkeling and beach activities
It is a tendered port, with no established restaurants or bars
Experience a remote, tropical island with open-air community markets and beach barbecues
Fanning Island Cruise Port Facilities?
Near the pier at English Harbour, you'll find a beach compound with lounge chairs, entertainment, a local open-air market, volleyball courts and more.
Good to Know?
As you should in any new place, be aware of your surroundings, and don't carry unnecessary valuables. Leave fancy jewelry and excessive amounts of cash in your stateroom's safe.
There are a few ways to get around Fanning Island: on foot, by bike or on the backs of open-air thatched-roof trucks. It's easy to walk from the center of activity into the heart of the island; some locals also offer bike rentals and organized walking tours. Walks and bike rides can be taken on a hard-packed dirt road that has some ruts and potholes.
Currency & Best Way to Get Money?
Currency is the Australian dollar, but American dollars are also accepted. As there is no power grid on Fanning Island, there are no ATM's; be sure to get cash onboard or in another port of call before arriving.
English is the most commonly spoken language on Fanning Island.
Where You're Docked?
Passengers board high-speed ferries to English Harbour. You'll disembark onto a wooden pier jutting into the clear, tourquoise water of a palm-fringed lagoon. Yes, it's picture-perfect, reminiscent of a Robinson Crusoe tale or a "Gilligan's Island" episode.