Maldives Catamaran Cruise

“Spend eight days cruising the islands and atolls of the amazing Maldives on a crewed sailing catamaran. Cruise in comfort, with plenty of opportunities to stop and snorkel. ”

Highlights

Male | South Male Atoll | Guraidhoo | Fulidhoo Vaavu Atoll | Hulhumale lagoon | Optional activities include: snorkelling, fishing

Description of Maldives Catamaran Cruise

There’s no better way to experience the Maldives than by boat. On an eight-day cruise you’ll island-hop to your heart’s content on a journey south from the capital. Sail to coral atolls and beautiful islands. Some will be deserted, some will be little more than sandbars and some inhabited by small fishing communities who will show you their special way of life.

From Male you’ll breeze through the South Male Atoll and on to the Vaavu Atoll. On the way, you’ll stop at fishing villages, and even learn to how to line fish the Maldivian way. There are plenty of snorkelling opportunities. Among the small reef fish, you can also look out for nurse sharks, trevally and turtles.

This luxurious, roomy and air-conditioned sailing catamaran comes with a crew who’ll prepare all your meals. You could use your fishing skills to help put dinner on the table, or just enjoy being catered for. You can have sundowners on deserted sandbanks and the freshest grilled fish for dinner.
This is a slow-paced and gentle cruise. Lounge on the netting between the two hulls as the boat sails along, or sunbathe on deck. On your last day, you’ll be able to explore busy Male, the capital, whose busy streets provide a sharp contrast to your week of sailing.

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Maldives Catamaran Cruise

Carbon reduction

Your holiday will help support local people and conservation. We must also reduce CO2. Learn about the CO2 emissions of this holiday and how to reduce them.

Environment

Wildlife
We know our wildlife, are committed to the conservation of it and encourage guests to follow our lead. “A treasure trove of marine life” is perhaps the best way to describe the Maldives. The abundance of various species of fishes and beautiful aquatic plants has made Maldives one of the best diving destinations of the world. The Maldives is believed to be based on an underwater mountain range, rising from the depths of the Indian ocean. This mountain range acts as a base for the coral reefs surrounding each island of the Maldives. Coral reefs of about 70 different species and in almost every colour decorate the waters surrounding these islands and in order for the Maldives to survive we ensure both the PADI dive centers we partner and the guests whom we take diving and snorkeling are aware of the Ten Tips to follow to protect our ocean produced by Project Aware.

Waste
The Maldives is a fragile environment. It is more fragile and more in danger than most other places on earth. The country’s existence relies on healthy coral reefs and a moderation of the sea level rise. The Maldives struggles to eliminate all the rubbish produced by over 1 million tourists per year and whilst educating locals in waste management is all part of a large project, as visitors to their home we encourage our guests to support in the following ways and help by leading by example. For this reason and for the obvious difficulty in eliminating several materials, we suggest to bring back the empty containers of shampoo, bath foam, conditioner, cream and photograph film, Reuse plastic bags in shops. We are currently, in the process of designing and producing roll away shopping bags that will be given as a welcome gift to all our guests, with the opportunity for guests to purchase additional bags for us to distribute within the community.

Community

A fair deal
We offer local people good working conditions, a fair wage, and empower them with training opportunities. We employ 1 local within our office who deals with all our day to day administration and 2 local guides who assist with airport receipt and departure as well as accompanying our guests on a number of different tours, activities and excursions, sharing their enthusiasm and knowledge for their country. Whilst our guides have benefited from completing the Maldives Ministry of Tourism Guide Course, all the team have benefited from in house service training. Every member of the team is involved with our local island package development, planning and organisation and their input has allowed us to develop a very unique product.

Travelling with respect
We work to create good relationships between tourists and the local community. We respect local customs and culture. We want our guests to learn about local customs and cultural practices whilst respecting local dress and cultural requirements. It is a practice on all tours to teach basic local language and this is also included on our welcome leaflet so that our guests can as a minimum offer a greeting in the local Dhivehi language. Our cruise includes the opportunity to eat at the home of a local family and sample local cuisine ate in local style without the aid of cutlery, allowing guests and locals to interact and share a unique experience.

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1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?


Underwater world. Seeing a multitude of Maldivian islands, hospitable crew, fantastic food and brilliantly knowledgeable guide. Grasping some of the real Maldivian life.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?


Pack very little. Sun factor clothing for snorkelling trips. Book it!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?


Definitely local crew and captain make the trip.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?


Excellent.

Read the operator's response here:

Dear Ann, Delighted that you and your family enjoyed your cruise with us. From the photographs that your husband sent I see that his fishing skills kept you in good supply of fresh fish throughout the week! As a business we are proud that with the exception of myself all our team of guides are local and that we partner with only local operators ensuring it is local people and business who benefit financially. Whilst I am a local island girl at heart myself, cruising is definitely one of the best ways to explore the Maldives and cover a large area in a short period of time and it certainly sounds as though you experienced the best our island paradise has to offer. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards. Ruth.

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