I did the local islands (Himmurfushi and Huraa) day trip and it was just an outstanding experience! I absolutely enjoyed every single bit of it from the amazing snorkeling spots, beautiful beaches, meeting the locals to the delicious lunch.
Tropical Boat Cruise
Idyllic Snorkelling & Island Explorations In North Malé Atoll
This action-packed day includes island tours of both Huraa and Himmurfushi as well as embarking on snorkeling expeditions in between. Swim through pristine waters to marvel at brightly colored coral and tropical fish. Learn about local island life, culture, and history from your guide and through chatting with locals.
USD 185 per person based on two persons
At present unable to operate due to Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines.
Daily 10:00 – 16:30
- Main jetty Hulhumale (adjacent to the ferry terminal)
- Collection from hotels in Malé/Hulhumale or cruise tender jetty available upon request – charges apply.
Minimum 2 – maximum 6 persons
- 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.
- Snorkeling equipment/fish ID card
- Buoyancy aid
- Services of a Secret Paradise guide
- Speedboat transportation
- Local style lunch
- Island tours
- Local tax (10% service charge and 12% GST)
Personal expenditure eg souvenirs and snacks
What to bring
- Face mask
- Hand sanitizer
- Refillable water bottle
- Insect repellent
- 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.
Explore North Malé Atoll.
Learn about the Maldives mangrove ecosystems.
Discover local life, learn how dry fish is prepared, and taste local delicacies.
Snorkel and discover the Maldives marine ecosystem.
Keep your eyes peeled to spot dolphins on the return journey.
What to Expect
Cruising north we visit the islands of Himmafushi and Huraa offering firsthand information about local island life. Himmafushi provides an insight into how local islands have developed, it is a popular surf island but also has an industrial economy with a water bottling facility and a tuna factory. Wander the high street and drop into souvenir shops where you may purchase local handicrafts and mementos. In Huraa gain insights into the simple life led by the villagers; discover how local boats are made and view the process of making Maldivian dry fish. Discover the mangrove swamps and freshwater lake and learn more about this fragile ecosystem. Take lunch at a local restaurant where your guide will introduce you to local flavors.
In between island visits, we offer snorkeling opportunities to discover the beauty of this underwater paradise. Sites vary, depending on weather and current conditions, but you can be guaranteed an abundance of colorful tropical fish and coral life.
Following a safety briefing and advice on how to be a responsible snorkeler, 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 — 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.
On route back to Hulhumale keep your eyes open for dolphins which can often be seen in the channel.
Hear From Our Previous Guests
The trip included a walking tour of each island as well as lunch and an afternoon snorkeling stop. This trip was one of the highlights of our current vacation.
Secret Paradise made this a very special day for my husband and me and we really appreciated it. I would highly recommend them to anyone going to the Maldives.