Fvm Council's decision to increase fees for safaris comes into effect

Fuvahmulah City will be charging a fee of USD 500 per day for safaris that dock at the city.

Fuvahmulah City used to charge USD 50 per day for safaris that dock at the island. However, on January 12, the City Council amended the figure to USD 500 per day. The decision was made due to space constraints in the harbor area and to increase the revenue generated from the harbor.

An announcement issued by the City Council said the January decision is now in effect. In this regard, from April 1 onwards, USD 500 will be charged per day for all safaris and liveaboards that dock in the city.

The Boating Association has expressed concern about the Fuvahmulah City Council's decision to increase fees levied on safaris. The association said although they respected decisions made by the cities to increase their revenue, it is concerning that decisions are made in such a way that it was unfair to some parties.