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Maldives Discovery Cruise

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Male, Maldives

  • Activities

    Adventure, Multi Activity Tour

  • Price
    $1399 USD per person
  • Duration

    8 Days

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)


  • Starting Location

    Male International Airport

  • Price Includes

    INCLUDED: - Meeting Guests on arrival at Ibrahim Nasir International Airport - Return transfer of Guests from Airport to boat - Accommodation on the Cruise based on double/twin share - Full board meal plan - Breakfast, Lunch, Snacks, High tea and Dinner - Welcome drinks on arrival - Tea and coffee (House Coffee) - 1.5L bottle water per person per day - Drinking water at meal times in addition to daily bottle of water - Unlimited Sun bathing and swimming - Snorkeling equipment and guide - Local Family home breakfast - Local Island Tour - Sandbank Visits ( Timings dependent on high tide) - Hedika Experience - Cultural Dinner - Special BBQ Dinner on the beach of the sand bank or uninhabited Island (weather permitting) - Night-Fishing trip including lines, hooks and bait (weather permitting) - Sightseeing visit to capital of Maldives, Male - Dingy or dhoani transfer to dive points, snorkeling points - Music and movies library - Local Tax

  • Notes

    Day 1: Arrival. Day 2: Local Island Tour. Cruising. Day 3: Cruising. Day 4: Sandbank. Cruising. Fishing. Day 5: Picnic island. Beach dinner. Day 6: Cruising. Cultural Dinner. Day 7: Cruising. Day 8: End


  • 7 days cruising the warm turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean.
  • Snorkel world class reefs in search of Nemo.
  • Meet and spend time with a local family.
  • Food glorious food! Beach BBQs, breakfast with local family, breakfast on sandbanks, fresh fish, local dishes.
  • Relax on secluded palm fringed white sand beaches.

Trip Info

Awake to the sun rising over the Indian Ocean. Snorkel areas that are famous throughout the world for their stunning beauty and abundance of marine life. Surf waves that will accommodate every level of experience. Visit unspoiled islands and sample the local way of life. At the end of your day relax on deck gazing at the millions of stars above you. A traditionally crafted and built luxury Turkish Gullet complete with sails perfectly fits a traveler’s notion of cruising. Watch the beautiful islands slide past on the horizon as you sip a chilled drink and tan on the broad deck, whilst the experienced crews navigate you through the beautiful reefs and channels of the Maldives. There is plenty of opportunity to relax as well as participate in snorkeling, swimming, surfing and diving. Discover Scuba Dive Courses available for non-certified divers.


  1. 5 out of 5


    I contacted Ruth and Secret Paradise about 6 months before planned holidays. From the first email, I was sure that I was in good hands. Customer service is exceptional, we exchanged 50+ e-mails to discuss the details and itinerary of our chartered cruise. Ruth and her colleagues replied to every single question before our arrival to Maldives. Just few days before our trip, there were some problems with the boat we hired and Ruth has upgraded us to a bigger one free-of-charge. Food was delicious and everyday snorkelling just amazing! The crew was very friendly, same as Kamey, our guide who stayed with us during entire trip. Kamey showed us incredible reefs and was a great travel companion, explaining the history and current situation of Maldives. We have experienced some some problems with fresh water on boat and also with entrance to some islands but everything was fixed or an alternative was provided very quickly. We also received a gift from Ruth- a night on a picnic island just for us and totally free-of-charge! Ruth joined us for dinner there and to say hello! Wojtek via Trip Advisor Traveled April 2015

  2. 5 out of 5


    We thoroughly enjoyed the week on board and were impressed with the standard and quality of the food produced from such a small space! The size of the cabins were larger than anticipated and the professionalism of the captain and friendliness of all the crew was hard to beat. It is hard to pick out a single highlight but the snorkeling rated very high! Thanks to all involved. Ryan Traveled January 2015

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