Deal of the week: $250 off 8 day Maldives snorkelling cruise

Jan 24, 2023 BY Luke Rees

Would you like to cruise the Indian Ocean paradise of the Maldives? Want to explore the natural beauty and charm of this incredible destination, above and below the water? Then take a look at our deal of the week to get $250 off a superb 8-day Maldives snorkelling cruise.

Snorkelling with Whale Sharkes in the Maldives image from Secret Paradise © clasmobas

Boarding the cruise from Male International Airport you cruise south. You’ll visit stunning islands and explore beautiful South Male and Ari Atoll – one of the best whale shark destinations on the planet. So, strap on a snorkel, mask and fins to swim with whale sharks, explore reefs and much more.

Award winning Secret Paradise

This Maldives snorkelling cruise is brought to you by Secret Paradise. An award winning, responsible and sustainable tour company.

They won a TripAdvisor’s Travelers Choice Award 2020. This followed five consecutive years of achieving the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

8 day cruise on the MV Felicity in the Maldives image courtesy of Secret Paradise Maldives

In 2020 they were also commended in the ‘Meaningful Connections’ category at the World Responsible Tourism Awards. And finally in 2022 Wanderlust ranked them as one of the Top 10 Sustainable Initiative Tour Operators.

So with Secret Paradise you’ll be in very good hands.

8 day Maldives snorkelling cruise

The MV Felicity is a traditional Turkish gulet complete with sails, two decks and just seven cabins. So, this is a million miles from the sort of mega cruise where you’re one of hundreds jockeying for position at the salad bar.

8 day cruise on the MV Felicity in the Maldives image courtesy of Secret Paradise

There’s room for just 12 passengers, all enjoying ensuite cabins with air conditioning. On board social spaces include outdoor eating and communal areas. Plus, there is an indoor saloon should you want to escape the sun!

What’s included?

While on board, you can enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as a selection of afternoon snacks. The menu is based around traditional Maldivian cuisine, giving you a taste of local food. So, expect plenty of coconut, chilli, ginger and garlic flavours – and lots of freshly caught fish.

Of course, if you fancy something more familiar or have any dietary requirements, just let the team know when booking your 8 day Maldives cruise and they will be happy to accommodate you. There is a wide range of soft and alcoholic drinks available to buy from the bar.

8 day snorkelling cruise in the Maldives image courtesy of Secret Paradise Maldives

If you’re keen to learn more during your trip, then take advantage of the expert local guide. They are always available and will accompany you on all snorkelling tours, sharing their marine life knowledge throughout the cruise. This is the ideal opportunity to learn more about seagrass, turtle conservation and even island flora and fauna.

If you just want to sit back and enjoy the mesmerising sunrises and sunsets from the deck or your cabin, then that’s fine too.

Snorkelling, Whale Sharks & more

This unique cruise is ideal for both solo travellers and couples, or even families with a passion for more adventurous experiences. Learn about the people and culture of the Maldives while enjoying an abundance of marine life, water sports and outdoor activities.

Maldives Snorkelling with Whale Sharkes image from Secret Paradise © clasmobas

But it’s not all fun and games on this holiday, there is also a serious message too. Days 4 and 5 of the cruise give you the chance to volunteer with the Maldives Whale Shark Research Program (MWSRP).

This conservation charity is dedicated to studying and protecting these magnificent creatures. As volunteers, you will help to gather invaluable data and potentially have the chance to have an up close and personal encounter with these gentle giants of the sea.

Want to join this incredible tour with Secret Paradise? Then to get $250 off the 8 day Maldives snorkelling cruise in March just mention AWE365 when booking. Find out more here:

Asia, Dhangethi, Dhigurah, Gulhi, Indian Ocean, Maldives, North Ari Atoll, South Ari Atoll, South Male Atoll
Adventure Cruising, Multi Activity, Sailing, Snorkelling
Coral Reef, Turtles, Whale Shark
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