One-Day Snapshot of the Maldives

Small-Group Experience

Visit an Idyllic Beach

A Guided Snorkeling Adventure & Island Tour

Explore tropical sea life, get a feel for island living, have a traditional Maldivian lunch, and relax on white-sand beaches. The Maldives sandbanks are what most people imagine when they think of the perfect beach. Learn or practice snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters where you can see a host of colorful animals. You’ll also explore the island of Huraa and learn about tradition and culture. To top it all, watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean as dolphins accompany the boat back to port.

Trip Details

Trip Details

Price

USD 260 per person based on two persons


Departure time

At present unable to operate due to Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines.

Daily 10:00 – 18:00


Meeting point

  • Main jetty Hulhumale (adjacent to the ferry terminal)
  • Collection from hotels in Malé/Hulhumale or cruise tender jetty available upon request – charges apply.

Duration

8 hours


Group size

Minimum 2 – maximum 6 persons


Participation requirements

  • We request female guests to dress with modesty when visiting local islands including Malé.
  • Be sure to share your shoe size so we can have the correct fin sizes available for you.

Included

  • Snorkeling equipment/fish ID card
  • Buoyancy aid
  • Secret Paradise snorkeling guide
  • Speedboat transportation
  • Local style lunch
  • Hedhika experience
  • Local tax (10% service charge and 12% GST)

Not included

Personal expenditure eg souvenirs and snacks


What to bring

  • Face mask
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Insect repellent
  • Camera
  • Money for personal expenditure

About your guide

One of our experienced and professionally trained Maldivian tour guides will accompany you for the duration of the activity. All our guides hold First Aid and Lifeguard qualifications and have completed COVID-19 safety awareness training.

Highlights

Explore a local island and relax at a paradise sandbank.

Experience local life and learn how dry fish is prepared and more at Huraa.

Snorkel and discover the Maldives’ unique marine ecosystem.

Opportunities to encounter turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and tropical fish life.

Discover rich natural habitats such as the mangrove system.

Enjoy a scenic sunset cruise with the chance to spot dolphins.

What to Expect

Your tour starts on a beautiful sandbank set in a blue lagoon approximately 45 minutes from the capital. Relax on the sands under the shade of a sun umbrella, swim in the warm waters, or snorkel the house reef. An ideal location to learn to snorkel with your guide or refresh your skills. Leaving the sandbank, visit two of the best snorkeling points close to Malé. Sites vary, depending on weather and current conditions, but you are guaranteed an abundance of colorful tropical fish and coral life.

Your guide will provide a safety briefing and highlight how to protect the reefs by being a responsible snorkeler, then put on your provided fins, mask, and snorkel and jump into the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Keep your eyes open for sea turtles, reef sharks, and rays the Maldives are home to; youngsters will want to be on the lookout for Nemo (aka clownfish). Your snorkel guide will not only act as your ‘spotter’ to point out marine life that may not have caught your eye but will assist less confident or inexperienced snorkelers, ensuring your equipment is comfortable and you feel safe in the water.

Cruising north we visit the local island of Huraa offering firsthand information about local island life. Our experienced guides will accompany you on a tour of the island sharing information on their culture and tradition. Gain insights into the simple life led by the villagers and view the process of making Maldivian dry fish. Discover the mangrove swamps and freshwater lake and learn more about this fragile ecosystem. We take lunch at a local restaurant following which you can relax on a traditional joahli seat and watch the world go by or visit souvenir shops to purchase local handicrafts and mementos.

Mid-afternoon we go in search of further snorkeling opportunities to discover more of the beauty of this underwater paradise. As the sun begins to set, turning the sky to a blaze of color, your boat captain will head to the east of Hulhumale to a channel where there is a high probability of encountering dolphins. As magical marine creatures in their natural habitat there is never a guarantee of sightings but when we are lucky watch them jump and perform!

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