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Maldives Sailing Adventure

Experience
Tour
Destination
Maldives
Duration
8 days
Ages
18+
Operated by
TruTravels

Trip overview

Picture this. Idyllic islands, glistening white sandy beaches, aqua blue waters, secluded turquoise lagoons. That’s right - We’re talking about the Maldives! Look up the definition of paradise in the dictionary and we’re sure you’ll find it in there. The Maldives isn’t just for the rich and famous or honeymooners. Our fully inclusive trip means breaking the bank isn’t an option, leave your wallet at home and enjoy every minute. How to explore? Well 8 days sailing the seas on a 90ft boat sounds a-boat right! Exceptional white sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, views for days and of course, the jaw dropping untouched marine life are just a few things you’ll experience whilst in the Maldives. Swim alongside manta rays, marvel at nurse sharks up close, spot wild dolphins, throw some shapes partying on the beach and give back to the local community with a beach clean up. So the question is are you really ready for the SailVenture of a lifetime? 

Inclusions

What's Included

  • Island Hopping
  • Shipwreck dive
  • BBQ dinner on Private Island
  • Sand Bar Party
  • Line Fishing
  • Manta Ray Snorkelling
  • Island Walking Tours
  • Conservation Project Visit
  • Mosque & Local School Visit
  • Turtle Snorkelling

Meals

11 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 10 dinners

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Trip itinerary

Day 1

Day One: Welcome to Paradise! You made it! You've arrived in paradise. Fly into Male International Airport, and we'll meet you there on arrival. Take a minute, a deep breath; this is the holiday of a lifetime. We'll pick you up and transport you to our start hotel where we'll be spending our first night. Settle in and relax; it's going to be a magical 8 days. The day is yours to spend as you please, and with the beach, a 3 minute walk away, why not start there? Grab a sunlounger & chillax, knowing you're in tropical heaven. Later on, we meet up for a welcome dinner to get to know your fellow sailors & TruTravellers who you'll be spending the next 8 days with. The evening is young, so after some delicious cuisine, we head to the beach to watch the moon rise. Perfection.

Day 2

Day Two: Dolphins, dinner & drinks under the stars Wake up to the sounds of the ocean two-ing & fro-ing before grabbing a tasty breakfast at the hotel. Time to live our best boat life as we transfer to our floating home for the next 7 idyllic days - Felicity! Hello MTV, welcome to our crib, time for a boat tour! Trust us; it’s a beauty. Picture this, sailing the Maldives’ crystal clear, aqua blue waters on a 90ft boat. Yeah, that’s us! Settle into your cabin, decide whose bed is whose before we have our briefing. Let’s do this! We set sail for the ultimate SailVenture, heading south to Guraidhoo in South Male Atoll. Put those sunnies on, sit back and relax on the sundeck as you watch the beauty of the Maldives pass you by. Look out for a dolphin or two! We drop anchor, grab a snorkel and jump in and explore some of the most stunning marine life in the world. We explore the local island of Guraidhoo & immerse ourselves in local life. We visit a mosque, local school & the harbour before getting to know some of the locals. Discover succulent fruit trees as you wander the narrow maze of sandy roads before taking traditional afternoon tea in a local cafe, ‘Hedikaa style’. Pure perfection. We head back on board for dinner & drinks under the stars.

Day 3

Day Three: Majestic Manta Rays, Beach cleans & bucket list experiences GoPros at the ready, slap that suncream on; we’ve got a big day ahead! We cruise in style across the channel into Vaavu Atoll. On the way, keep an eye out as you may spot one of the ocean’s majestic giants.. Manta Rays! If the weather is right, it’s the ultimate Maldives bucket list ticking experience! We head to the southern part of Vaavu Atoll to a picture-perfect sandbar. Swim, snorkel, lay on the golden sandy beach, whatever floats your boat. Let any worries you have melt away as you sunbathe in the unspoilt beauty of the Maldives. Late afternoon we head to an uninhabited island. Time to give back! We complete a beach clean before taking a swim to cool off. Work hard, play hard, right? In the evening, we enjoy a beach dinner, castaway style! before camping out on deck under the stars. Sweet dreams.

Day 4

Day 4: Jaw-dropping marine life & beach parties! Carpe Diem! Sea-ze the day! We’re sailing to Felidhoo for the ultimate snorkelling extravaganza; you won’t want to miss this. Head underwater to experience diverse marine life multi-coloured coral reefs and float the day away in the aqua blue waters. Chilled out vibes only, afterwards we head on land to shop till we drop for souvenirs and enjoy a delicious Maldivian afternoon tea. Indulge in delicious cuisine before we head to a secluded sandbank ready to dance the night away. Icebox filled with beers in hand and all the best noughties tunes playing prepared for a party under the stars. Feel the sand between your toes, the cool crisp taste of that first beer hitting your lips; yeah, this is the holiday a lifetime. Dance the night away, knowing there’s nowhere in the world you’d rather be.

Day 5

Day 5: Nurse sharks, line fishing & world-famous sunsets.. OH MY! Devour a delicious breakfast onboard to the gentle waves of the surrounding aqua blue waters. You’re in paradise. We continue our cruise through Vaavu Atoll, so sit back and relax. Close to Alimathaa, there’s an opportunity to swim with nurse sharks if the conditions are right. Keeping all our fingers & toes crossed for this bucket list experience. Late afternoon we cruise to the local island of Fulidhoo and head ashore for traditional ‘hedika’ - delicious Maldivian savoury & sweet snacks. YUM! We also have a tour of the island and take a look around. Later in the evening, we experience a world-famous Maldives sunset; vibrant oranges & reds cover the skies as we learn the art of line fishing. Trust us - you’ll have a fin-tastic time! The Maldives has a unique history that depends on tuna fishing, so we learn from the very best - the local fisherman! Perfect your skills using a pole and line and grab that catch of the day! It’ll be freshly prepared for dinner tonight! What an experience.

Day 6

Day Six: Time for a sing and dance! - It’s Showtime! Another morning in blissful tropical paradise. Enjoy some delicious breakfast onboard as we sail, wind in our hair back north into South Male Atoll. Lather the suncream on and sunbathe on the open deck listening to some old school jams under the glistening sun before we drop anchor and jump in! Explore the glistening turquoise waters as we swim with turtles! Head underwater and experience the diverse marine life and colourful coral reefs and fish. Before the sun sets, we head ashore to the local island of Gulhi. We visit the boatyard and get to know the locals immersing ourselves in local culture and history by learning their stories. Time to freshen up with a Kurumba (that’s a coconut for all you newbies). We’ve got a big night ahead! Sample local dishes, learn traditional Maldivian dancing as the crew play the ‘bodu beru’ and sing along to the beat of the drum. You may not have the voice of an X Factor winner or be able to shake your hips like Shakira, but it’s an unbelievable night so enjoy every minute!

Day 7

Day Seven: Explore local marine life & a farewell dinner onboard! It’s our last full day together but trust us, it’s an epic one! Enjoy breakfast onboard before one final snorkel at Embudu. Dive down and swim amongst the rainbow fish, the vibrant and tranquil marine life and of course, don’t forget to get those snaps for the gram to make your friends back home jealous.. It’s only right. Snorkelling has you working up an appetite, so we grab lunch on board before cruising to Hulhumale. Later in the afternoon, we head over to Male to grab an ice cream! It’s your last day, so treat yourself, order 3 scoops of delicious chocolate ice cream and enjoy every minute of it. You deserve it. In the evening, we have a farewell dinner onboard! The food is out of the world, the cocktails sweet and as delicious as ever. Celebrate your last night aboard by partying on deck, hugging your brand new TruFam uncontrollably or buying the whole boat a continuous round of beers.. Whatever you fancy.

Day 8

Day Eight: Goodbye for now! It’s time to bid farewell, goodbye, adios, dhanee! That’s goodbye in Maldivian.. But you know that. You’ve spent 8 days here already, you legend. We have one last delicious breakfast onboard before checking out at 9am and grabbing our transfer back to Male International airport. It’s been a wild, crazy, unbelievable 8 days in tropical exotic ocean bliss, and we hate to say goodbye. Your travel ninja is on hand to help with any onwards plans you may have. Hey, even if you need a hug or two. It’s been the trip of a lifetime, and for that.. You’ll be TruFam forever. This isn’t goodbye, it’s sea you later?

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