Is the boatman life the life for ye? Film: YoungWiseTails/Ryan Perry
Parker Coffin Shares His First Fiji Boatman Experience
What would you do for free access to Cloudbreak, Restaurants?
Would you want to be a boatman at Tavarua or Namotu?
Before answering, consider the fact that this is a mostly unpaid position – unpaid, at least, in the traditional sense, meaning that you'll not be earning any dollars and cents.
But the Tavi/Namotu boatman is compensated in the sense of the soul, which will be brimming with cerulean funnels and a daily buffet of South Pacific delights. And lots of fish. Tavarua has so many fish.
Parker Coffin recently performed his first stint as a Tavarua boatman and had a yeller of a time. Just watch the video above for proof.