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Maldives Dhoni Explorer

The extraordinary islands of the Maldives are some of the world's most spectacular and a multi-day cruise on a dhoni boat is the best way to take it all in. This seven-day cruise takes you to turquoise lagoons, perfect beaches, and isolated sandbars that might have only existed in your dreams until now. Every day offers calming sea breezes and countless photo opportunities with time in between to relax on the sundeck or socialize with fellow travellers over a great seafood meal. With a dhoni cruise boat as your home base for this adventure, you'll have everything you need at your fingertips.
Tour details
Tour Provider G Adventures
Price From
$2,309
Number of Days
7
Start Location
Male, Maldives
End Location
Male, Maldives
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Standard
Tour Themes
River/Small ship/Barge, Virtuoso
Physical Rating
Moderate
Itinerary Open all
Day 1 - Male/South Malé Atoll
On arrival you will be met by the CEO at the airport. Then, the group will transfer to the airport marina to embark on today’s snorkelling excursion. Afterwards, travel to the dhoni boat where we will meet our captain and crew. Once settled into our cabins, we will depart.
Day 2 - South Malé Atoll/Felidhu Atholhu
Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. Snorkel ship wrecks and reefs and Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.
Day 3 - South Malé Atoll/Felidhu Atholhu
Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. Snorkel ship wrecks and reefs and Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.
Day 4 - South Malé Atoll/Felidhu Atholhu
Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. Snorkel ship wrecks and reefs and Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.
Day 5 - South Malé Atoll/Felidhu Atholhu
Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. Snorkel ship wrecks and reefs and Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.
Day 6 - South Malé Atoll/Felidhu Atholhu
Spend the next five days cruising around the South Malé and Felidhu atolls, disembarking to visit islands and sandbars along the way. Snorkel ship wrecks and reefs and Bodu Moro Island is home to idyllic uninhabited beaches – the perfect photo opt.

Aboard the dhoni, spend free time as you please – lounge on the sundecks and take in the views, relax with a good book, or socialize with fellow travellers as you enjoy delicious local seafood.

Off the boat, opt to swim and enjoy snorkelling about twice a day amongst the spectacular marine life of the Maldives. The shallow islands and amazing coral reefs make it a key feeding ground for many species of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for turtles, reef sharks, stingrays, and octopuses.
Day 7 - South Malé Atoll/Male
In the morning, make the short crossing to Malé. The tour ends on arrival at Malé International Airport.
Inclusions
  • Your G for Good Moment: Maldives Plastic Clean Up
  • Arrival transfer
  • Fulidhoo Island visit and Bodu Beru performance
  • Felidhu Island visit
  • Bodu Mora Island visit
  • Snorkelling equipment (*see important notes in trip details for restrictions due to Covid-19 health and safety protocols*)
  • Beach time in the Maldives
  • Seven days aboard a traditional dhoni boat
Departure dates
Start End Availability Price NZD
28 Jul 2024 03 Aug 2024 4 $2,309
11 Aug 2024 17 Aug 2024 4 $2,309
25 Aug 2024 31 Aug 2024 3 $3,139
06 Oct 2024 12 Oct 2024 2 $3,299
20 Oct 2024 26 Oct 2024 1 $3,299
27 Oct 2024 02 Nov 2024 8 $3,299
03 Nov 2024 09 Nov 2024 4 $3,399
24 Nov 2024 30 Nov 2024 5 $3,399
01 Dec 2024 07 Dec 2024 9 $2,669
08 Dec 2024 14 Dec 2024 8 $3,559
15 Dec 2024 21 Dec 2024 7 $3,559
22 Dec 2024 28 Dec 2024 7 $3,559
29 Dec 2024 04 Jan 2025 6 $3,559
05 Jan 2025 11 Jan 2025 12 $3,559
12 Jan 2025 18 Jan 2025 8 $3,559
19 Jan 2025 25 Jan 2025 6 $3,559
26 Jan 2025 01 Feb 2025 11 $3,559
02 Feb 2025 08 Feb 2025 7 $3,559
09 Feb 2025 15 Feb 2025 6 $3,559
16 Feb 2025 22 Feb 2025 11 $3,559
23 Feb 2025 01 Mar 2025 7 $3,559
02 Mar 2025 08 Mar 2025 12 $3,559
09 Mar 2025 15 Mar 2025 8 $3,559
16 Mar 2025 22 Mar 2025 10 $3,559
23 Mar 2025 29 Mar 2025 11 $3,559
30 Mar 2025 05 Apr 2025 14 $3,559
06 Apr 2025 12 Apr 2025 14 $3,259
13 Apr 2025 19 Apr 2025 5 $3,259
20 Apr 2025 26 Apr 2025 14 $3,259
27 Apr 2025 03 May 2025 13 $3,259
04 May 2025 10 May 2025 14 $3,259
11 May 2025 17 May 2025 14 $3,259
18 May 2025 24 May 2025 14 $3,259
01 Jun 2025 07 Jun 2025 14 $3,259
06 Jul 2025 12 Jul 2025 14 $3,259
13 Jul 2025 19 Jul 2025 14 $3,259
27 Jul 2025 02 Aug 2025 14 $3,259
03 Aug 2025 09 Aug 2025 14 $3,399
10 Aug 2025 16 Aug 2025 14 $3,399
24 Aug 2025 30 Aug 2025 14 $3,399
31 Aug 2025 06 Sep 2025 14 $3,399
07 Sep 2025 13 Sep 2025 14 $3,259
21 Sep 2025 27 Sep 2025 14 $3,259
28 Sep 2025 04 Oct 2025 14 $3,259
05 Oct 2025 11 Oct 2025 14 $3,259
19 Oct 2025 25 Oct 2025 14 $3,259
26 Oct 2025 01 Nov 2025 14 $3,259
02 Nov 2025 08 Nov 2025 12 $3,399
16 Nov 2025 22 Nov 2025 12 $3,399
23 Nov 2025 29 Nov 2025 10 $3,399
30 Nov 2025 06 Dec 2025 14 $3,399
14 Dec 2025 20 Dec 2025 14 $3,559
28 Dec 2025 03 Jan 2026 9 $3,559
04 Jan 2026 10 Jan 2026 14 $3,259