Maldives Cruise Experience


Maldives Cruise Experience


Maldives Cruise Experience


Maldives Cruise Experience

Maldives Cruise Experience

8 days

Welcome to the ultimate tropical paradise—the Maldives! Get ready to embark on a 7-day cruise that will take you on a remarkable journey through crystal-clear waters, pristine white sandy beaches, and a world of vibrant marine life. Prepare to indulge in nature, relaxation, and awe-inspiring natural beauty as you set sail through the breathtaking atolls of this idyllic archipelago. Your dream vacation awaits, promising unforgettable experiences and cherished memories. With this trip you will have the opportunity to experience an unforgettable journey through turquoise waters, where you will discover the enchanting fishing village of Guraidhoo, participate in many snorkeling opportunities and experience ultimate relaxation by swimming in paradisiac waters and spending a night camping on the deck beneath a starlit sky. During this cruise, you will have the opportunity to learn about the very rich marine biodiversity of the Maldives, and you will learn how to snorkel responsibly, respecting the environment and the fauna and flora of the archipelago. You will also learn about traditional fishing techniques, having the opportunity to enjoy a fresh seafood lunch made to order with your catch. There will also be visits to the islands, where you can discover the local places, traditions and lifestyle: on the last day before departure, after the last snorkelling session, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a short visit to Male.

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Registration can be requested for group travel or for self-travel. For group travel, registration is not binding. Upon reaching the minimum number of members necessary for the formation of the group, usually 4 or 6 people, you will be asked for confirmation of booking and payment of a deposit.



Arrive at Malé International Airport for the start of your Maldives sailing cruise. Here you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your safari home for the next 7 days. You will settle into your cabin and be given a full tour of the boat before starting your discovery cruise. Following a tour briefing, we start our cruise south to Guraidhoo in South Malé Atoll where there is the opportunity for your first underwater encounter! Your guide will provide a safety briefing and highlight how to protect the reefs by being a responsible snorkeler, they will also act as your ‘spotter’ pointing out marine life that may not have caught your eye. They will assist less confident or inexperienced snorkelers, ensuring your equipment is comfortable and you feel safe in the water. Equipped with your fish ID card you may be able to encounter and identify oriental sweetlips, humpback red snapper, grey large-eye bream, unicornfish, threadfin butterflyfish, collard butterflyfish, saddleback butterflyfish, Madagascar butterflyfish, Meyers butterflyfish, Clark’s anemonefish, and Maldivian anemone fish to mention just a few!
When at anchorage, you can choose to do as much or as little as you please. Options include snorkeling and swimming, fishing, or just relaxing.
Overnight on the Boat (L, D)


After breakfast, you have the opportunity to tour the fishing village of Guraidhoo. Accompanied by a guide, time is spent exploring the island with the opportunity to meet the local people, learn about the local way of life including a visit to the Mosque, the local school, and the harbor. Watch children playing in the street and identify local fruit trees as you wander the narrow maze of sandy roads. Discover why seagrass is so important to this fragile environment and discover what parrotfish and the beach have in common!
Following lunch taken on board, cruise to Fulidhoo, Vaavu Atoll, during which time is yours to do as you please. We will be on the lookout for manta rays and if encountered will have the opportunity to snorkel with these underwater ballerinas! Relax on the sundeck, sit in the shade of the sun canopy, and watch the beauty of the Maldives pass you by and maybe catch sight of dolphins.
When at anchorage, there will be the opportunity to join a guided snorkel tour or you can choose just to relax on deck and take in the view!
Overnight on the Boat (B, L, D)


After breakfast, cruise south through Vaavu Atoll to a beautiful picture-perfect sand bar. Here you have the opportunity to swim, snorkel with parrotfish, black surgeonfish, blacktip reef sharks, and Moorish idols, or just lie back and relax. When at anchorage, you can choose to snorkel, swim, fish, visit the sandbank or just relax on board. As the afternoon cools down there is the option to spend time on the beach, giving back to the country that has welcomed you to their shores by supporting a beach clean. Our reward will be a refreshing fresh Kurumba (coconut water) followed by an ocean swim. This evening enjoy a beach dinner ‘Robinson Crusoe’ style before having the option to spend the night camped on deck under the stars! (depending on weather conditions)
Overnight on the Boat (B, L, D)


This morning we cruise to Felidhoo where there will be snorkeling opportunities, which if conditions are right will include the famous Vaavu wreck. Make sure to have your camera at the ready! Look out for moray eels, silver steak anthias, yellow back anthias, scale fin anthias, fusiliers and, blue-green Chromis. Have you ticked everything off your fish ID card yet? This evening at sunset, experience the art of Maldivian line fishing! The Maldives is unique in that its history depends on tuna fishing and the locals are excellent fishermen using pole and line and are happy to share their skills with you. Your catch will be freshly prepared for you to enjoy.
Overnight on the Boat (B, L, D)


Following breakfast, we continue our cruise through Vaavu Atoll. Time is yours to look out for wildlife, doze on deck, or catch a tan. Close to Alimatha, there is the opportunity to snorkel with nurse sharks if the conditions are right, as well as turtles, black trevally, giant trevally, bluefin trevally, and maybe white tip reef sharks. Late afternoon, we cruise to the local island of Fulidhoo and transfer ashore for traditional hedhika – Maldivian savory and sweet snacks served with black tea and the opportunity to tour the island before returning on board for a relaxing evening.
Overnight on the Boat (B, L, D)


Following breakfast, cruise north back into South Malé Atoll. Before lunch, head into the water to a snorkeling point where it is common to encounter turtles. Just before sunset, transfer ashore to the local island of Gulhi. Visit the boatyard to stand in awe at the size of the boats under renovation, chat with the ladies sweeping the streets, and finally refresh and recharge with a cool Kurumba (coconut) whilst watching the comings and goings at the harbor. Dinner this evening is a selection of local dishes accompanied by traditional dancing and the beat of the ‘bodu beru’ where the crew will play the ‘bodu beru’ – big drum and sing to a rhythmical beat until they reach a crescendo.
Overnight on the Boat (B, L, D)


Following breakfast, we take the opportunity for a final snorkel at Embudu. Following lunch, cruise back to Hulhumale lagoon. Late afternoon there will be the opportunity to make a visit to Malé before returning to the boat for a farewell dinner.


After breakfast on day eight, you will be transferred back to Velana International Airport where the tour ends.


  • Live abroad a boat in the Indian Ocean
  • Snorkel with turtles and nurse sharks
  • Try your hand at fishing and eat your catch for dinner
  • Discover island life through experiences such as traditional dancing and music
  • Relax on idyllic beaches on islands and sandbars
  • Taste unforgettable meals under the stars and delicious local dishes
  • Learn how to protect the biodiversity and marine life of the Maldives


For this trip you will stay in a traditional crafted gullet with two decks and 7 cabins, that can accommodate 12 passengers comfortably. All cabins are air-conditioned with an attached bathroom including shower, small wardrobe, drawer and storage facilities, portholes, and a DC wall fan.
There is an outdoor dining area and an indoor area just in case of rain! The indoor saloon area is furnished with a dining table and seating plus banquette seating and is equipped with a TV-DVD-stereo area and an equipment-charging area. The communal open-air deck space is furnished with sun mats and banquette seating.


The Maldives have a year-round tropical climate, subject to the influence of the monsoons, winds that blow in different directions according to the seasons. December to May is considered to be the best time to visit Maldives. There are two seasons: the dry season of the “Iruvai”, monsoon from the Northeast, from December to May, and the rainy season of the “Hulhangu”, monsoon from the Southwest, from May to November. The wind that brings the rains blows from the southwest towards the northeast, whereas the winter monsoon (which brings the good weather) blows from the northeast to the southwest, bringing the dry season with little rain. Temperatures average 28°-31° all year round. The water temperature is always pleasant, around 27°-29°.

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