Hanifaru Bay – Maldives

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  • Aerial Shot of Hanifaru Bay in the Maldives
  • Beach in Hanifaru Bay - Maldives
  • Manta Ray off Hanifaru Bay
  • Whale Shark off Hanifaru Bay
  • Diving in Hanifaru Bay - Maldives

Snorkeling with Manta Rays & Whale Sharks

Enjoy a wonderful and relaxing cruise while we take you to the jewel in the biological crown of Baa Atoll; Hanifaru Bay.

The funnel-like reef at Hanifaru Bay is recorded as the world’s largest feeding station for whale sharks and schools of manta rays.

We offer the best snorkeling and diving experience, allowing you to get up-close with the Manta Rays and whale sharks and other marine life. Snorkeling with Manta Rays is an extraordinary experience. It is something you absolutely must do. They are not just fish; they are a symbol of magnificence, elegance, and freedom. What makes mantas special is the connection you can create with them.

Day 1 – Kurumba to Boduhithi Sand Bank.

Transfer of Guests from Airport to your yacht (5-10 mins).

Queen’s Welcome Cocktail served on embarkation.

Breakfast at Main Restaurant. Whilst aboard your luxury yacht charter prepare to dine on the very best gourmet cuisines, all made by your own private chef.

Welcoming brief and cruise orientation by the Cruise Director.

Depart Kurumba and cruise to Boduhithi Sand Bank, North Male Atoll.

Lunch at Main Restaurant

Visiting sandbank – This is a place where you can now elegantly enjoy the whole day. Soak up the sun or relax in the shade with the view of the Indian Ocean’s turquoise water sedating you as the waves come crashing on the shore. Feel the sand between your toes and the wind from the ocean whilst reading a book, participating in beach sports; water sports or guided snorkeling on reef.

Sunset Fishing – Arguably the oldest profession in the Maldives, fishing is among the most rewarding activities made available to the active traveller. Experience reef bottom fishing with line and weights on the dive tender. Catches of common reef fishes include Red Snappers, Job Fish and Jacks.

Dinner at Main Restaurant. With superb service and a personalised menu, the mouth-watering cuisine aboard a superyacht is the epitome of gourmet dining.

Day 2 – Boduhithi Sand Ban to Muthaafushi

Breakfast at Main Restaurant.

Depart Boduhithi Sand Bank, North Male Atoll and cruise to Muthaafushi, Baa Atoll.

Visit uninhabited island, Muthaafushi. The Maldives is home to a great many uninhabited islands offering the perfect escape where you can get away from it all and experience sheer tranquility in a slice of tropical paradise. Activities include sunbathing on a beach of uninhabited island, beach sports, water sports and guided snorkeling on reef.

Lunch at Main Restaurant.

Visit to local uninhabited island Thulhaadhoo, Baa Atoll, with island tour. Thulhaadhoo is famous for the lacquer handicrafts made by the island people from memorable times. These are considered to be one of the most genuine Maldivian handicrafts popular among visitors.

Dinner at main Restaurant.

Day 3

Breakfast at Main Restaurant.

Visiting the uninhabited island, which is an ideal place for families to enjoy some quality time together; spend the day snorkelling, plan BBQ lunches on the beach and explore the island on a fun adventure as you make holiday memories to last a lifetime.

Depart Muthaafushi, Baa Atoll and cruise to Dhigufaruvinaganduhuraa, Baa Atoll (Hanifarubay).

Lunch at Main Restaurant.

To finish off the perfect day, enjoy a special beach barbecue dinner on Uninhabited Island’s beach.

Day 4 –Visiting Dhigufaruvinaganduhuraa

Breakfast at Main Restaurant.

Why not try the guided snorkeling on the reef with around 700 different species of coral fishes, colorful coral reefs, stingrays, sharks, turtles and dolphins. Amazingly clear water makes snorkeling in Maldives a unique experience.

Depart Dhigufaru, Baa Atoll and cruise to Veyofushi, Baa Atoll.

Lunch at Main Restaurant

Visit to Anatara Kihavah Resort
(Prior visit bookings are not accepted by the resorts and will need to be checked one day ahead for availability. The crew will check ahead and inform you).

Sunset Fishing – Reef bottom fishing with line and weights on the dive tender. (Catches of common reef fishes such as Red Snappers, Job Fish, Jacks are common)

Dinner at Main Restaurant

Day 5 – Veyofushi

Breakfast at Main Restaurant

Visiting uninhabited island: Do you want to snorkel with turtles, sharks or mantas? We can bring you to place where you will meet them for sure.

There are also loads beach and watersports available such as inflatables, kayaks, windsurfing and many more.

Depart Veyofushi, Baa Atoll and cruise to Maaddoo, Baa Atoll

Lunch at Main Restaurant

Visiting uninhabited island, Maaddoo;

Day 6 – Maaddoo

Breakfast at Main Restaurant

Visiting Maaddoo where you can:

  • Sunbathing on beach
  • Beach Sports
  • Water Sports
  • Guided Snorkeling on Reef

Depart Maaddoo, Baa Atoll and cruise to Medhufinolhu, Baa Atoll

Lunch at Main Restaurant.

Visiting uninhabited island, Medhufinolhu;

  • Sunbathing on beach
  • Beach Sports
  • Water Sports
  • Guided Snorkeling on Reef

Sunset Fishing – Reef Bottom fishing with line and weights on the dive tender.

Dinner at Main Restaurant.

Day 7 – Medhufinolhu to Boduhithi

Depart Medhufinolhu, Baa Atoll and cruise to Boduhithi Sand Bank, North Male’ Atoll

Breakfast at Main Restaurant

Special Maldivian Night Dinner with local cuisine at the Main Dining Room.

Day 8 – Boduhithi S/Bank to Kurumba, North Male Atoll

Breakfast at Main Restaurant

Head back to Kurumba North Male Atoll, take in the breathtaking view and unique experience one more time.

Arrive in Kurumba, North Male Atoll and say goodbye to your crew before disembarkation and an onward transfer to your hotel or airport.