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Maldives Private Cruise Tour

8 Days

The Maldives consists of 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of twenty-seven atolls situated in the Indian Ocean. Most atolls consist of a large, ring-shaped coral reef supporting numerous small islands.

The country covers an area of approximately 90,000 square kilometers, of which only 298 square kilometers is dry land. The islands are of average one to two square kilometers in area, and no individual island is longer than eight kilometers. The Maldives lies between 1-1.5 meters above sea level, with the highest island situated at 3 meters above sea level.

Maldives is largely flat and has no land features such as hills or rivers, but some islands have dunes such as that found in Hithadhoo island of Addu Atoll, and wetlands and marshes such as those found in the Fuvahmulah island of Gnaviyani Atoll.

The Maldives is renowned for its white sandy beaches, pristine turquoise waters and unique underwater marine life.

The people of the Maldives islands are widely dispersed across the atolls, with about 200 inhabited islands. About 164 islands are developed as tourist resorts and the remaining islands are uninhabited or used for agriculture & other livelihood purposes.

The capital of the Maldives is Male’.

Overview

Discovery Cruise is local island adventure or cruise to discover culture and tradition, deserted islands, beautiful sunsets and the beauty of the underwater world. Enjoy the hospitality of the Maldivian people whilst experiencing those things the Maldives is renowned for; diving, snorkeling, sunset safaris and relaxation. The route we will be taking is shown as ‘the deep south route’ on the attached.
DISCOVERY SAFARI CRUISE
Awake to the sun rising over the Indian Ocean. Snorkel areas that are famous throughout the world for their stunning beauty and abundance of marine life.  Visit unspoiled islands and sample the local way of life. At the end of your day relax on deck gazing at the millions of stars above you. Watch the beautiful islands slide past on the horizon as you sip a chilled drink and tan on the sun deck, while the experienced crews navigate you through the beautiful reefs and channels of the Maldives.
There is plenty of opportunity to relax as well as participate in snorkeling & swimming.

Itinerary

Upon arrival at Male’ International Airport you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your safari; home for the next 7 days. You will be settled into your cabin and given a full tour of the boat before beginning your voyage of discovery!
Late afternoon cruise south to Guraidhoo in South Male’ Atoll. This is time for you to do as you please, 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, you can choose to do as much or as little as you please. Options include snorkeling and swimming, fishing or just relaxing.

Following 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 boatyard where you can see how the common wooden boat known locally as a ‘dhoni’ is built. Following lunch taken on board, cruise to Fulidhoo, Vaavu Atoll during which, time is yours to do as you please. 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 you can choose to snorkel, swim, fish, visit a sandbank or just relax on board.

Following breakfast cruise to south through Vaavu Atoll. Whilst cruising the time remains yours to do as you please, relax on the sundeck, sit in the shade of the sun canopy and watch the beauty of the Maldives pass you by. Late afternoon transfer ashore to another local island for traditional ‘Hedika’ - Maldivian savory and sweet snack served with black tea and the opportunity to tour the island before returning on board for a relaxing evening.

Breakfast this morning is taken alfresco on a sandbank and then the morning is one of relaxation on board or on the sandbank. For those feeling energetic snorkeling and swimming are available.
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.

Following breakfast depart to a beautiful uninhabited picnic island, with a picture perfect sand bar. Here you have the opportunity to swim, snorkel or just lie back and relax. This evening enjoy a beach dinner ‘Robinson Crusoe’ style before having the option to spend the night camped on beach/deck under the stars! (Subject to weather conditions and atoll permission)

Following a late breakfast, cruise north back into South Male’ Atoll, whilst cruising the time remains yours to do as you please, relax on the sundeck, sit in the shade of the sun canopy and watch the beauty of the Maldives pass you by. Just before sunset transfer ashore to an uninhabited island for fruit cocktails before enjoying dinner comprising of 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.

Following breakfast the morning is one of relaxation on board or for those feeling energetic snorkeling and swimming are available. Following lunch cruise back to Hulhumale’ lagoon. Late afternoon there will be the opportunity to make a visit to Male’ before returning to the boat for a farewell dinner.

Breakfast on board. Check out 10.00am when you will be transferred back to Male’ airport in time for your departure flight.

Includes

  • Meeting Guests on arrival at Velana International Airport
  • Return transfer of guests from airport to boat
  • 7N Accommodation on the cruise based on double/twin share
  • Full board meal plan - Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, High Tea and Dinner
  • Welcome drinks on arrival
  • Tea and coffee (house coffee)
  • Unlimited drinking water - bring reusable water bottle
  • Unlimited snorkeling, sunbathing and swimming
  • Snorkeling equipment and guide
  • Local Island Tours
  • Sandbank visits (timings dependent on tide)
  • Hedika Experience
  • Cultural Dinner
  • Special BBQ Dinner on the beach of the sandbank or uninhabited island (weather permitting)
  • Unlimited night-Fishing from vessel
  • Sightseeing visit to capital of Maldives, Male’
  • Dingy or dhoni transfer to dive points, snorkeling points
  • Music and movies library
  • Secret Paradise Tour Leader
  • Local Tax (10% Service Charge, 12% GST and $6 Green Tax per person per night)
  • * Day by day itinerary subject to change due to weather and ocean conditions.

Excludes

  • International Flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any COVID related costs eg PCR, Quarantine
  • Alcoholic beverages from USD$4 (payable at end of cruise)
  • Discover Scuba Dive $150 per person per dive
  • Single dive for certified divers $75 per person per dive including full equipment

FAQs

What are the visa requirements of Maldives?

Tourist visa is granted for all nationalities on arrival to Maldives. As such, a foreigner travelling to Maldives as a tourist does not require pre-approval for the visa. However, the person must satisfy the basic entry requirements to get immigration clearance upon arrival.

The basic entry requirements are as follows;

A passport or a travel document with Machine Readable Zone (MRZ) with at least 1 months validity.

A pre-paid hotel booking/accommodation.

Sufficient funds to last for the intended period of stay in Maldives.

Confirmed onward/return tickets to home country or to country of residence (not applicable for valid resident permit holders).

Entry facilities to their onward destinations; for example, the visa.

Traveler Health Declaration (THD) must be filled in and submitted by all travelers travelling to and from Maldives, within 48 hours prior to their travel. The form has to be submitted electronically via IMUGA.

Yellow Fever Vaccination Certificate, if applicable. (Pakistani Nationals travelling from Pakistan are not falling into this list).

COVID-19 negative PCR test result, attached while completing Traveler Health Declaration form. The sample for PCR test has to be taken 96 hours prior to departure to Maldives, counting from the first port of embarkation en-route to the Maldives.

NOTE: Vaccination is not compulsory to stay at Resorts and Liveaboards. However, unvaccinated tourists intending to stay at inhabited islands is liable to only consider the places where the vaccination coverage has been completed.

(Source: https://immigration.gov.mv/tourist-visa/ )

What are the visa charges?

– The visa will be granted for 30 days free of charge
– Extension if considered, would be granted to a duration not exceeding a total of 90 days. (including the days granted on arrival) A visa fee of Rufiyaa 750 will be charged, for the full extension or part thereof (30 days free + 60 days chargeable)

Are Air Tickets part of this Package?

Because every customer may be from different city, and air fare may vary from city to city, therefore air fares is not the part of this package.

What other features will not be the part of this package?

– Travel Insurance
– Covid Test both ends
– Any private security
– Any additional taxes levied by governments of either countries at the time of travel
(Please see Includes & Excluded list)

When this package 0f 8 days & 7 nights will start?

Package of 8 days and 7 nights will start from the arrival at Male airport.

Is there any fixed departure dates of cruise?

Yes we have fixed departure dates

2022 Dates available
06 -13 March
04-11 April
19-25 April
26 June – 3rd July
10 – 18 July
17 -25 December

Kindly let us know more about cruise ship?

A traditionally crafted and built Turkish gulet complete with sails, the MV Felicity has a length of 28m, a beam of 6.85m and a draft of 2.60m.
With two decks and 7 cabins, the Felicity accommodates 12 passengers comfortably. All cabins are air-conditioned with 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 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.

What we will have in food?

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, afternoon snacks are fully inclusive whilst on board.
The traditional food of the Maldivians is based around fish, (tuna to be more specific), chilli and coconuts. White rice and “roshi” (a flour based flat-bread) are staple items. Fish is normally smoked, fired, barbecued or roasted. Pork products are strictly prohibited. Typical ingredients used widely in dishes served on board include onion, ginger, garlic, lemon, spices.
Menus include European and Maldivian dishes, freshly prepared on board by our chefs who will do their best to cater for most specific dietary requirements. Please discuss any dietary requirements with your booking advisor at time of booking.
The indoor saloon bar offers a wide choice of soft drinks, wine, beer and spirits to purchase.
Please note that there is absolutely no alcohol allowed on the local islands – it is only permitted in the resorts and on the boats.

What will be the payment policy?

Deposit of 40% to confirm booking – balance payment no less than 25 days prior to arrival at Male.

What is the cancelation policy?

Less than 24 days prior to arrival: 30% of the booking total
Less than 12 days prior to arrival: 65% of the booking total
Less than 7 days: 80% of the booking total
Less than 3 days or no show: 100%

Cancellation charges will be paid in the local currency with exchange rate applicable on the date of refund date.
Remittance charges will be deducted from the refund amount.

Are the packages rates same for all ages?

Yes as this is a private cruise therefore rates are same for all ages.

You can send your enquiry via the form below.

Maldives Private Cruise Tour
From USD1,550
/ Adult

Trip Facts

  • Min. 6 / Max. 12 PAX
  • Private Cruise Ship
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