Maldives - South Male and Vaavu Atoll

Discovery Cruise

Duration

8 Days

Trip Type
  • Beach
  • Water
  • Explorer
  • Sailing
  • Physical Rating: 1/5
  • Culture Shock: 2/5
Starting Price

$1699

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Maldives Discovery 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. Surf waves that will accommodate every level of experience. 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. A traditionally crafted and built luxury Turkish Gullet complete with sails perfectly fits a traveler’s notion of cruising. Watch the beautiful islands slide past on the horizon as you sip a chilled drink and tan on the broad deck, whilst 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, surfing and diving. Discover Scuba Dive Courses available for non-certified divers. ‘Felicity’ consists of 7 fully air-conditioned cabins, which can accommodate 14 guests onboard at a time and is fully equipped with the required amenities.

the itinerary

  • Day One

    Lets sail away

    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.

  • Day Two

    Meet the family

    Experience a local breakfast this morning at the home of a local family on the island of Guraidhoo . Following breakfast you have the opportunity to tour the fishing village. 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.

  • Day Three

    Just cruising and chilling

    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 savoury and sweet snack served with black tea and the opportunity to tour the island before returning on board for a relaxing evening.

  • Day Four

    Fish the traditional way

    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 snorkelling 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.

  • Day Five

    Robinson Crusoe experience

    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)

  • Day Six

    Crusing and Culture

    Following 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.

  • Day Seven

    Male City Tour

    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.

  • Day Eight

    Departure

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

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Discovery Cruise

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Duration
8 Days
Trip Type
  • Beach
  • Water
  • Explorer
  • Sailing
  • Physical Rating: 1/5
  • Culture Shock: 2/5
Starting Price
$1699
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