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Discovery and Cruising

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Activities
  • 6 day cruise
Accommodation
  • 5 nights dhoni
Meals
  • 5 Dinners
  • 5 Lunches
  • 5 Breakfasts

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Small groups only
Guided group sizes are strictly limited to maximum 16 people, average of 8-10


 
 
Trip Code: MSS

Trip highlights


  • Cruise the tranquil waters of the Maldives on an authentic Dhoni
  • Snorkel and explore the marine life beneath the waves
  • Unwind on some of the most beautiful white sandy beaches in the world
  • Savour delicious meals prepared fresh by your personal chef
  • Relax at overnight moorings amongst the islands

Our Maldivian crew will accompany you as you cruise the coral reefs in the translucent waters of the Maldives. During the day there is ample time to swim and snorkel and cruise between islands, while at night we moore off remote islands with small settlements, a world away from the resorts.


On arrival at the International airport at Male you will be transferred to your dhoni. Our dhonis are all equipped with private cabins and a sun deck. You will be welcomed aboard by the Tour leader and introduced to the crew before cruising to the uninhabited island of Rihiveli Boduveli or to a resort island. Our chef will show off his skills with a buffet lunch aboard. We have the rest of the day to spend swimming and snorkeling before anchoring for the night. It is a wonderful spot for your first lesson in snorkeling the beautiful coral reefs of the Maldives! (Beach towels, snorkel and flippers are all provided on board.)

Meals:  L,D

On the Maldives Dhoni Cruise there’s only one thing to do, relax and enjoy! After breakfast we cruise to the nearby atoll and the village of Fulidhoo. Fulidhoo Atoll is still quite untouched and its main industry is fishing. Our cruising time will be 4 to 5 hours. We spend the day in the village, meeting the local people and observing their lifestyle before returning to our dhoni for an evening at the lagoon.

Meals:  B,L,D

We have plenty of time to relax today as we cruise to the beautiful uninhabited island of Bodumohoraa. At the beach, you can go skin-diving, snorkeling or swimming. Our crew will organise a beach barbeque where we can enjoy a feast of local seafood. We spend the night at anchor and you may choose to sleep up on deck beneath a blanket of stars.

Meals:  B,L,D

Today we cruise to the picturesque inhabited island of either Fulidhoo or Keyodu. Here we will meet the islanders, explore the local towns and have some time for local entertainment in the evening. We return to the dhoni in the evening.

Meals:  B,L,D

We cruise back to Male Atoll and anchor at a nearby resort island for our final night.

Meals:  B,L,D

Waking up on the dhoni, we have breakfast before being transferred to the airport.

Meals:  B


Inclusions

  • 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 5 dinners
  • accommodation on board a private Dhoni on a twin share basis
  • Maldives tourist taxes and tour permits
  • basic snorkelling equipment
  • Tour leader, local captain and crew
  • airport transfers
  • basic fishing gear

  • international flights
  • alcoholic & aerated drinks
  • items of a personal nature such as phone calls, laundry etc.
  • tips
  • airport & departure taxes
  • visas
  • travel insurance

About Your Leader

You will have a Tour Guide, Captain, Chef and Deck Hands. The tour guide will be quick to answer questions, inform you about local culture, customs and history as well any additional information while you explore the crystal clear turquoise water and colourful reefs teaming with exotic ocean life.


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Departure dates


Notes

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2018/19 High Season (20Dec-30Apr and the month of August)
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Exclusive Departure
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This trip has been confirmed below our normal minimum group size. There may be a surcharge to pay if you join this departure, which will be removed if minimum numbers are met. Please ask us for details regarding the additional cost.

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Total Priceper person from

$1099USD

Options & Supplements*
  • 2018/19 High Season (20Dec-30Apr and the month of August)USD$80
  • Maldives Dhoni Cruise Additional Night per person(Subject to availability)USD$130
  • Maldives Dhoni Cruise ExclusiveTwo Person trip (Valid from 20 Dec 2018)USD$820
*Prices listed are per person

Essential Information

Ready to book? Make sure you download and read the detailed Maldives Dhoni Cruise trip notes which contains all the essential information you need to know before booking. Once you’ve booked, we will supply you with a Pre-Departure document which contains a detailed gear list and other important information to help you prepare for your adventure ahead.


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Positive Impact Travel

By joining this trip you are directly supporting positive impact projects in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

We’ve offset the carbon emitted by this trip by purchasing credits that support important projects that address the UN’s seventeen SDGs, like reducing poverty, affordable and clean energy, reducing hunger, clean water and climate action.

Proceeds from this adventure purchase carbon credits through the world’s largest and most awarded carbon project developer, South Pole, which are invested into projects accelerating the transition to renewable energy sources in developing countries.

Supported projects are based on internationally recognised standards and are third-party audited. They entail a series of positive impacts on the ground, which benefit local communities and ecosystems, that are aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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