Takia are a traditional watercraft of Fiji. They are a type of outrigger canoe that is smaller than a camakau, which in turn is smaller than a drua. A takia hull is a dugout made from any suitable wood. They rarely have sails, and do not feature a centreboard. An oar is used as a rudder.[1][2][3]

The takia is open throughout its length like a boat, and the spars to which the cama is secured rest on the gunwale.

— Thomas Williams (1907)[3]


  1. ^ "The PCC Fiji Village: Mighty Fijian Canoes". Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Takia Outrigger Canoe Club Fiji". Retrieved 7 January 2015.
  3. ^ a b Percy S.Allen (1907). "Ethnographic photographs from the Cyclopedia of Fiji". Retrieved 7 January 2015.