Maldives Adventure Sailing Holiday around South Male and Ari Atoll

Enjoy the natural beauty of the Maldives island paradise on this adventure sailing holiday and explore the ultimate in marine life encounters and marine conservation.

 
Activities
Sailing
Duration
8 days
Price
$1,899 to 1,899
 
 

This unique hand-curated Maldives Adventure Sailing Holiday around South Male and Ari Atoll is for anyone with a passion for the ocean and responsible travel. Discover new places and cultures, learn more about marine life, participate in data capture and bask in pristine natural surroundings.

Cruise the island paradise of the Maldives and experience the ultimate in island hopping, marine conservation and Maldivian culture.
This unique hand-curated cruise itinerary is for couples, solo travellers and families with a passion for the ocean and responsible travel. Discover new places and cultures, learn more about marine life, enjoy outdoor activities and water sports and bask in pristine natural surroundings.

On this special 8-day Maldivian island hopping voyage, explore the stunning beauty of South Male & Ari Atolls. Discover the charm and natural beauty of the local islands of Dhangethi, Dhigurah and Gulhi, both above and below the surface.

Snorkel with majestic whale sharks and learn about these gentle giants from the Maldivian Whale Shark Research Program-coordinator, who will travel with us. Assist in data collection, identify individuals and take measurements under water!

Meet local NGO Save the Beach, visit a coral nursery and learn about the efforts locally to regenerate coral reefs and how you can assist the process.
With your expert local guide learn about the importance of the humble seagrass in sea turtle conservation efforts, embark on a tropical forest walk, visit deserted sandbank islands, complete beach cleans, watch mesmerizing sunrises & sunsets and of course, kick back and relax as you sail your worries away, onboard the lovely MV Felicity gullet.

Your onboard guide will familiarise you with all things Maldivian culture, from tours of the local islands and villages, to sampling afternoon tea snacks ‘hedhika’, to enjoying a Maldivian theme night featuring a traditional ‘Bodu Beru’ musical drumming & dance performance.

Price Includes

  • Meeting on arrival at Velana International Airport
  • Return transfer from airport to boat
  • Standard Cabin accommodation on the cruise based on single or 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
  • BBQ Dinner on the beach of the sandbank or uninhabited island (weather permitting)
  • Dingy or dhoni transfer to snorkeling points
  • Local Tax (10% Service Charge, 16% GST and $6 Green Tax per person per night)

Price Excludes

  1. International Flights
  2. Travel Insurance
  3. Gratuities
  4. Soft drinks & alcohol
  5. Diving

What to expect

Maldives Adventure Sailing Holiday around South Male and Ari Atoll: Itinerary

DAY 1:• Arrive in Maldives & board MV Felicity • Cruise to Maafushi in South Male Atoll • Responsible snorkeling briefing and acclimatization snorkel • Snorkel seagrass meadow • After dinner presentation by Save the Beach on coral reefs

DAY 2:• Visit Maafushi and coral nursery with Save the Beach • Seagrass presentation and identification on the island • Cruise to southern part of South Male Atoll

DAY 3:• Kick-start the day Maldivian style, with an early morning snorkel before breakfast • Cruise into South Ari • Snorkeling • Discover Dhangethi Island - sample 'Hedikaa' snacks • After dinner Whaleshark Presentation by Maldivian Whale Shark Research Project

DAY 4:• Whale shark safari • Data capture with MWSRP • Visit Dhigurah Island • Tropical forest walk & refreshing swim

DAY 5:• Whale shark safari • Data capture with MWSRP • Afternoon visit to a remote uninhabited island • Beach Clean Up • BBQ Beach dinner

DAY 6:• Cruising • Snorkeling • Gulhi island visit • Maldivian theme night including Bodu Beru musical performance on board.

DAY 7:• Morning Snorkeling • Cruise back to Hulhumale • Afternoon Snorkeling • Villimale visit to coral nursery

DAY 8:• Breakfast on board. • Check out 9am • Departure to airport

 

Maldives Adventure Sailing Holiday around South Male and Ari Atoll: From $1,899 to $1,899 for 8 days

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