Tuvalu: Funafuti Lagoon – Cruising Around the Lagoon

In terms of distances, Funafuti is an atoll with a length of about 18 km (11 mi) and a width of around 6 km (3.7 mi). The Funafuti lagoon is quite expansive, covering an area of approximately 275 sq km (106 sq mil). This lagoon is surrounded by the islets of the Funafuti atoll. The Funafuti atoll consists of about 30 islets. Out of these, only a few are inhabited. The three main inhabited islets are Fongafale, the largest and where the capital is located, along with Funafala and Tepuka. Fongafale is the highest among these islets, which is not much at only about 2 meters above sea level. And the rising seas are quickly encroaching.