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Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise
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Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise

By Secret Paradise Maldives
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Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Snorkeling equipment/Buoyancy Aid
  • Sun Umbrella/Water
  • Services of Snorkeling Guide
  • Fish Identification Card
  • All Local Tax
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Pick Up from airport, hotels in Hulhumale, Malé or the cruise jetty at a charge of $25 two pax.
  • Personal expenses - snacks, souvenirs


Start:
  • Lakudi Jetty, Hulhumalé Ferry Terminal, Malé, Maldives
    Tour is not suitable if you are staying on a private island resort.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9221P10

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travelers can participate
    • We do provide snorkeling equipment on all our tours but please feel free to bring along your own mask and snorkel. Not only will you be assured your mask fits your face properly and is comfortable and less likely to have leakage, it will also lower any health associated risks. We find that peace of mind goes a long way.
    • Tour is not suitable if you are staying on a private island resort.
    • Safety has always been important to our business, this is why our guides are Emergency First Responders & Life Guard Certified. We are pleased to offer safe travel and hygiene standards as required by the World Travel & Tourism Council and Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    How much is Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise?
    Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise price starts from $160.00. Discover and book Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise on Tripadvisor
    What is the Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise cancellation policy?
    Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise on Tripadvisor
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    On average, this experience will take approximately 4h. Discover and book Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise on Tripadvisor

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 9221P10

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    • Secret Paradise Maldives
      654
      Hulhumale, Maldives
      Joined in May 2013
    • Trek37075190254
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best ever customised & responsible travel of stunning Maldives local islands
      My husband and I did a customised tour with Secret Paradise in April, and we could not have asked for anything better! From the moment I contacted Ruth, she took care to understand what we were looking for and created a tour which included a Male city tour, eco island tour of Vilingili, a 3 day stay at Dhigurah and a 2 night stay at a resort of our choice. With each guide we felt like we were catching up with a friend who showed us around. We were taken from airport to hotel with care and conversation. The city tour of landmarks and markets was an explosion of sights, history, architecture, politics, religion, geography and more. The eco island and what Beybe has been able to achieve as a grassroots activist is awe inspiring. And words fail to express how beautiful it was to stay at Dhigurah, walk on the white powder sands, snorkel in crystal clear waters and be able to swim with the majestic whale shark and manta ray. The manta ray tour wasn't even on our itinerary, but our guide organised it when we had a free morning and really wanted to give it a go. It is impressive that nearly every guide we met has also had the opportunity to join marine researchers in their activities and can speak with authority on these gracious creatures, the coral, the environment and much more. I had always wanted to go to Maldives, but wary of being stuck on a resort detached from the local culture and coming back pampered but without any of the exploration and broadened perspective that I really love about travel. I am thankful for the Maldives government opening up local islands to tourists, and for Secret Paradise for creating the possibility of safely and reliably undertaking responsible travel in this fragile and stunningly beautiful ecosystem. Also as an aside - can I just say how very comprehensive their Welcome Pack is and how holistic their pricing is. No hidden speedboat transfer fees or unknown expensive food costs etc. We spent nearly nothing on top of what was quoted to us upfront. This was my most hassle free overseas travel ever, that too in a country with a closed currency.
      Written April 9, 2024
    • Crabbyman72
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Magnificent walk thru Malé
      We visited Male from a cruise ship during Ramadan, and so many of the food tours during the day weren't available. We booked the afternoon 4-hour walking tour and learned we could take Iftar with our guide at a local restaurant. Our guide, Ahmed Shaffaf, met us at the Presidential Jetty, where the ships' tender boats landed. Very convenient! Ahmed Shaffaf took us through the nearby markets. His English is excellent, and he was able to explain everything we saw and get us samples of the various products. All the shopkeepers were very friendly and open. We felt very welcome. The markets were clean and well kept—no odor or foul floors. Afterward, Ahmed led us on a 2-mile loop through the city with frequent stops with time to duck into an airconditioned shop from time to time. Along the way, we learned about life in Male and better understood the local culture. The highlight of our tour was the opportunity to share Iftar with many residents. Afterward, it was quite dark, and Ahmed was careful to lead us down the dark seawall sidewalks safely. Ruth, from the Secret Paradise Office, was always prompt in responding to emails. Her company offers various excursions in the Maldives, and I highly recommend using Secret Paradise to plan your entire visit.
      Written March 31, 2024
    • MadanJ31
      0 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great experience
      The tour was tailored to have interaction with the locals, to visit the island and have water sport activities. Great experience. Thanks Ruth and our guide Archie for the wonderful experience.
      Written March 20, 2024
    • Carlotta R
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      A must-do!
      Don’t even think twice and go for it! This is a must-do if you want to look beyond the shiny surface of Maldive’s sandy beaches and resort life to understand more of the local reality and have a glimpse of the island’s daily life. Hamti and Archie, my your guides, were extremely kind, genuine, and knowledgeable - it felt like a walk with two friends. They answered all my questions and gave me interesting perspectives on Maldive’s society, environment, and history. I will definitely take more tours with them in the future. Highly recommended!
      Written March 13, 2024
    • Tickety2boo
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The real Maldives & 7 night conservation cruise
      Secret Paradise Maldives is one of the best companies we have had the pleasure of using and THE best for those with a conservation interest and minimising carbon footprint. We took part in an 8 day conservation snorkelling live aboard cruise where we were privileged to see a whale shark, dolphins, manta rays, reef sharks and a whole host of other marine life. We took part in conservation activities such as a reef fish count as well as educational workshops ran by our guides and partner organisations. The facilities on board MV Felicity were fantastic and the crew were so friendly and helpful. Delicious food was served up every meal. The guides were simply outstanding and and took great care to ensure a very memorable experience. Secret Paradise also arranged our stay at 2 different local islands either side of the cruise. Ruth (co-founder) could not have been more helpful when it came to narrowing down which islands to visit. All transfers between islands were organised by Secret Paradise which helped facilitate a stress free holiday at all times. I cannot recommend Secret Paradise enough if you are interested in finding out about the real Maldives and supporting their local economy.
      Written March 6, 2024
    • sorayabS3483UW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      3 point snorkeling tour
      I had the pleasure to go on the 3 point snorkeling tour, it was really a beautiful experience with super friendly guides. I particularly appreciated that the tour was authentic and also promoted environment friendly practices. Highly recommend!
      Written March 4, 2024
    • 511julianj
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Unique Conservation Cruise Experience in the Maldives
      What a unique holiday experience. We were looking for a Maldivian experience that provided an opportunity to see multiple islands, snorkel reefs (hopefully seeing manta rays and whale sharks as well as lots of fishes!), and gain some insight into Maldivian culture and way of life. We ruled out resort islands and found this conservation cruise by Secret Paradise run by a british woman called Ruth. Ruth provided lots of useful details in addition to the website itinerary and we decided to do this tour instead of staying on a local island in South Ari Atoll - what a great decision that was !! We met lovely people on the cruise. The MV Felicity crew were fantastic, so friendly always with a smile on their faces and nothing was too much trouble for them. The meals were delicious with lots of variety, with fresh tuna and chicken dishes. Our tour guides Kamey, Hamna and Nafsha were superb, from initial meet and greet, making sure we all had the best experiences possible. The presentations on fauna and flora were informative and brought to life the challenges that the wildlife faces and solutions that are being deployed and considered. We were joined by Be-Be from Save the Beach NGO, an engaging and passionate advocate, who is leading projects to revive the coral reef. We even swam with a whale shark that hadn’t been recorded before - truly was lucky Tuesday. The fact that there was only room for a maximum of 12 passengers made the cruise feel intimate, so we got to know our fellow passengers, guides and the crew. I personally found sleeping in the cabin a bit too hot even with aircon and fan, but I slept on deck on very comfortable sofas under the stars - never done that before either!! My wife was also happy to have the bed to herself :) Without doubt one of the best full on holidays we have ever had. We had never been on a cruise before and didn’t know what to expect, but all our expectations were well and truly exceeded. Well done Secret Paradise on offering this unique conservation cruise and informing tourists on the consequences of human action/inaction. I don’t think you would regret this holiday decision.
      Written February 27, 2024
    • 227prestonc
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Do this! Just superb!
      From start to finish, this was everything we had wanted it to be and more. Shaa and Habee, our hosts for the day, were just amazing. Full of knowledge, fun, smiles and snorkeling joy. I can't thank Secret Paradise enough for this amazing day. We will have memories for years to come after being lucky enough to swim with sharks, sting rays, turtles, an amazing array or sea life, and to see so many playful dolphins. Just the best
      Written February 24, 2024
    • Disy1964
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Maldivian Mermaid adventure !
      From the start of the tour my guide collected me from the airport and barely left my side the whole time I was in the Maldives ! He was so in tune with my needs and had a planned itinery for me for five days . Ub was professional and knowledgeable and never let me down! I enjoyed his company and the intinery was a dream come true ! It got better each day if that was even possible ! I will be back as I belive this company has everything to offer outside of the resorts ! Local islands offer traditional and non touristy stays with wild habitat and peaceful surroundings ! Ruth has been an outstanding helping me from the start of my researxh when I stumbled across secret paradise ! Professional efficient responsive and cares about what they do and how they do it ! I highly recommend them ! I had a fabulous active holiday with them ! Can’t wait to go back !
      Written February 19, 2024
    • mbA5059WF
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      EXCELLENT 7 nights Whale Shark Snorkeling Conservation Cruise
      Excellent cruise with lots of snorkeling at different reefs. Marine wildlife amazing and plentiful. Didnt see whale sharks on this trip so a good reason to return. Very good presentations from both Maldives Whale Shark Research Program and also Save the Beach . Lots of information and demonstrations of conservation work both NGOs are doing . Accommodation on MV Felicity more than adequate, lots of food to refuel the energy expended in reef snorkeling. Cultural experiences on island visits and Bodu Beru evening most enjoyable. When snorkeling felt completely safe and staff in water ensured lots of checking on me without being intrusive . Very helpful in spotting and pointing out marine wildlife to me.
      Written February 9, 2024
    • 897justynap
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great snorkeling experience
      Amazing views, we saw sharks, stingrays, many kinds of fish. Guide was really good, we felt safe, well looked after. It wasn't my first snorkeling experience however first time i was wearing fins - i was instructed very well. I highly recommend Secret Paradise :)
      Written February 8, 2024
    • J P
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ub is great
      Ub was my tour guide. Absolutly fantastic…one of the best guides I’ve ever had. In rainy weather, he took me all over and provided a deep explanation of the political and religious and economic history of Male and the Maldives. He is a virtual walking enclopedia and shared his love and knowledge of his country in a wonderful way. He didn’t avoid nor shy away from any of my questions…and I asked a lot. I was sorry to see the 4 hours come to an end. Thanks very much Ub. Jim.
      Written January 31, 2024
    • 143mrsm
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Ask your guide for Local stuff!
      So very small Male island. Ask your guide for the bus ride..its slow, takes an hour but main street travel is eye popping..moped city!! Ask your guide if you can eat LOCAL CAFE..Full plates small price! Fish Market to see beautiful reef fish caught that evening FRESH FISH is a dream. Fruit Market, expensive! So be careful what you pick! Souvenirs and Supermarket weren't too high priced. Oldest Mosque was special they dress your head for $20 then take the scarf after visit! You can see nearly all of Male in an hour and a half but we walked slow and took it all in, just being with Maldivians and smiling and talking (when you can) was just a lovely experience. We were there from 9.15 until 4pm..but the last 2 hours we just people watched while we waited for our return boat. Weather was horrendous at times, tropical rain is heavy! Had a wonderful day off the Island though, don't miss this trip if you can go. $65 per person.
      Written January 21, 2024
    • Veronica B
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Three day stopover
      Secret Paradise is a very professional company. Communication is efficient and prompt. I did two tours with Secret Paradise and one with another company. There was absolutely no comparison. Secret Paradise was professional, organised and the guides were extremely knowledgeable and ensured my safety at all times . Nothing was too difficult for them. Whereas the other company failed to provide any kind of detailed information and treated each tourist quite differently, even to the point of charging them different prices for the same tour. I cannot recommend Secret Paradise highly enough. I was lucky enough to have two trainee female guides join UB on the CityWalk tour and it was lovely to have both the experienced UB as well as the two young ones all providing different perspectives, but all thoroughly knowledgeable This company trains young locals and sincerely cares for the environment and Maldives future. Ruth went out of her way to ensure that I was able to do two tours as I only had a three day stopover. Months before my arrival she also provided me with detailed information and suggestions on what I may be able to do on my short stopover, including advising me on accommodation choices. You will not be sorry if you tour with secret Paradise
      Written January 21, 2024
    • Climber31746471368
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Interesting, historical and cultural
      Alhamdulillah. Thank you for the wonderful guide about Male and its history and culture. It was very interesting from the way he explain it. And I find his guide to be very tourist friendly and helpful.
      Written January 4, 2024
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    Mark D
    7 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jun 2022
    I took two tours with Secret Paradise in June 2022 - 3 Points Snorkeling and Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise. Both were definitely worth it, and the Secret Paradise team was excellent - Ruth was very responsive during the booking process, and the boat teams were very professional and helpful. I had a really great time on both trips, and I highly recommend this company.
    Written June 7, 2022
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    Hi Mark, Thanks for your review, it was a lot of fun having you join us on both days so great to hear you enjoyed too! I will be sure to share your feedback with the team. Thank you for choosing Secret Paradise and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
    Written June 8, 2022
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    Khor W
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021
    They accept booking even it is just for sole traveller. Come with a guide and captain, manage to do a two hours solid snorkelling at two points and ended with a sunset on a sand bank. The guide (Sha) and his colleague the captain were both very friendly and always check with me if I am feeling ok.
    Written December 22, 2021
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    Hi Khor Thank you for your review, it is appreciated. Delighted that you enjoyed your afternoon with Shaa - great images thanks for sharing :-) We believe that our tours should be available to all whether travelling solo or with friends.so happy to know this worked for you. Enjoy the rest of your stay. Kind Regards Ruth.
    Written December 24, 2021
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    Teresa Sargent
    Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2022
    Ruth is the manager of SPM and she works so hard for her customers, her staff only have good things to say about her, what a wonderful close knit team!

    I did the Sandbank Tour with Rumey and it's clear to me she's been well trained with what she does. It was her first time escorting a client solo but the whole time, she went above and beyond to make my experience a pleasure from beginning to end. The snorkelling guide and boat operator were equally as hospitable.

    5 stars for SPM, highly recommended by me!
    Written July 13, 2022
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    Hi Teresa, Thank you so much for your review and for sharing your photo. Great to hear you enjoyed your trip with Rumey and Shaa. You had a great weather for a sandbank visit and I understand the Maldivian picnic was also enjoyed! Rumey will be delighted to hear your feedback and I will share with her and the team. Thanks for using our services, enjoy the rest of your stay in the Maldives. Kind Regards Ruth
    Written July 14, 2022
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    Brana G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Thanks to the entire Secret Paradise team for giving us the opportunity to enjoy the Maldives and the ocean in a very sustainable manner. Ruth was very kind and helpful in organizing this excursion. The guide Mash and the team are really experienced, dedicated and shared all the information about marine life. We had the opportunity to snorkel in two beautiful places (with amazing fish, turtles, sharks, rays), then we rested on the sandbank, which was also amazing. And on the way back we couldn't miss a beautiful sunset while looking for dolphin sightings! You can't leave the Maldives without experiencing this amazing tour.
    Written April 1, 2022
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    Hi Branka Thank you for your review, delighted you enjoyed your afternoon with Mash and the crew. We try hard to approach all our tours and activities in a sustainable way and it's encouraging that you have recognized this during your experience. Thank you for travelling with and we hope you will look back on your Maldives memories often. Kind Regards Ruth
    Written April 2, 2022
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    Grace David
    India4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Oct 2021 • Solo
    This was something I was really looking forward to, but I never really intended to go snorkeling because was a non swimmer.
    Ruth was extremely kind and patient to make sure I got what I was looking for ( the dolphin sighting) ..
    Sha was my guide for the evening. He explained the plan for the day. When he told me I was going to snorkel I was not sure how, because I was not only a non swimmer but it was also my first time in deep waters. Despite all of it, he patiently explained the steps and was boosting my confidence by telling me it is possible to do.. Within 1 hour I learnt swimming and snorkeling which is something I never expected to do..
    The day ended with a beautiful sunset and lovely dolphins playing around..
    Sha is an amazing teacher and very confident. The kind of guide you know has your back. He is also an extremely good photographer and a singer ☺
    Secret travellers are indeed THE BEST in town. I did try out other agencies but the service, the care and the expertise they provide is definitely above the rest...
    Written October 28, 2021
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    Hi Grace Thank you for your comprehensive review! I was really pleased to hear from Shaa on his return that you had decided to give snorkeling a go. He is, as you have stated a patient coach and I am sure now that you have have built your confidence this will not be the first and only time. To have the day end as you describe with a perfect sunset and dolphins was the icing on the cake, but something I can not take credit for as sightings do lie with the laws of nature. We look forward to you joining us for more snorkeling adventures in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
    Written October 29, 2021
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    yann0507
    Singapore, Singapore86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had a great tour, sandbank and snorkeling

    Ruth was very responsive, all directions very clear. Our guide Mash has been amazing, very helpful and accomodating. He also knows a lot about Maldives coral/sightseeing spots but also about its history (he is a local who lived 11 years in Manchester and knows some French too:). On top of that, he can play with kids easily and in a very caring way. Great thanks to the captain too, very friendly, navigating a pretty new speedboat
    Written May 23, 2022
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    Hi Yann Thank you for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your time exploring a small part of our island paradise with Mash, you had a beautiful day for it. I will be sure to share your feedback with Mash and the crew - they will be thrilled to hear you thought the speedboat was pretty new as opposed to well maintained! Thank you for travelling with us. Kind Regards Ruth
    Written May 24, 2022
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    Rachel C
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jul 2023
    I arranged a sunset cruise with Secret Paradise a few days before my arrival in the Maldives. The customer service was really helpful in answering all my questions and they offered an unforgettable experience during my stay. The two local guides made me feel very safe, as I was traveling alone, and I experienced everything that was listed in the tour. I would definitely recommend Secret Paradise if you are looking for a quick exploration around the Atoll.
    Written July 24, 2023
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    Hi there Rachel, Happy to hear the tour was memorable for you. It was a pleasure to be a part of your Maldives experience. I would be sure to let the team know you enjoyed your time here. Thanks so much for recommending us and we look forward to welcoming you back for another adventure. Kind Regards, Mary
    Written July 25, 2023
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    Lavinia S
    Rome, Italy2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Dec 2021 • Solo
    Very satisfied with the tour.
    We had the chance to snorkel in two different spots and see a variety of marine life including sharks and stingrays. The sandbank was just amazing, we spent there 40 mins and refreshments and watermelon were provided. Our tour guide, UB Waseem, was the best. Very knowledgeable and sustainability conscious about Maldives and funny and nice at the same time.
    Something I would indeed recommend to experience once in Maldives!
    Written January 3, 2022
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    Hi Lavinia Happy New Year! Thank you for taking time out to write your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your afternoon with UB exploring a small part of our island paradise. Really appreciate you acknowledging how sustainably aware UB was throughout the tour, it's one of a key values and therefore an important part of all our tours. We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday. I will be sure to share your feedback with UB and the team. Kind Regards Ruth
    Written January 3, 2022
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    Mermaid
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022 • Solo
    This was an amazing experience with a seasoned guide, and best of all locals were benefitting from my tourism dollars. The sandbank is beautiful, and snorkelling with the guide and our group was fun. Choosing this travel experience over something associated with a resort gave me the best flavour of Maldivian life.
    Written May 11, 2022
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    Hi Divya Very happy to receive your feedback and pleased to hear you enjoyed your afternoon with the team. Our business puts locals at the it's heart and it's great to have this recognized. I hope your holiday is not already a distant memory and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
    Written May 12, 2022
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    JonnyDani
    Picton, Canada13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Mar 2022
    Ruth was excellent to deal with in setting this tour up. Clear concise instructions. Our guides Zaff and Shark were excellent….and excellent snorkellers. The sandbank was not a highlight for us as we wanted to get in the water ASAP. This tour was in advance of a 10 day diving safari. The snorkelling at the Fish Factory site was amazing!!! Later we went in search of dolphins which we found, but the highlight for all of us was the pod of Pilot Whales. Our crew’s unbridled joy and enthusiasm was delightful!! Zaff and Shark made sure we got into a cab safely to take us back to our hotel one we returned to port.
    I highly recommend this tour.
    Written March 31, 2022
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    Hi Dani, Thank you for your review and positive feedback. What a way to start your holiday with an encounter with pilot whales, not an every day occurrence so always special no matter how many times you may have seen them! Great to hear that Zaff, Shark and the crew took good care of you both in and out the water. Hope you had more amazing encounters during your dive trip and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Maldives in the future. Thank you for letting us guide you! Kind Regards Ruth
    Written April 1, 2022
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