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Day Tours Maafushi

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Maafushi Island, Maldives
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Kaani Tours Maafushi is regarded as one of the leading Travel Companies offering one of the widest selection of Day Tours/Day Trips such as Snorkeling, Fishing, Whale shark and Dolphin Watching, Picnics and Airport Transfer.
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guruprasad_mp wrote a review Apr 2022
Bengaluru, India58 contributions7 helpful votes
There are several operators, my suggestion is, do not pre-book. Go there and shop around for a good deal. Local people suggested going to Arena or iComm they are the big operators. We went with Arena because of a good sales guy and a better deal we got, they were also well organized and well equipped with boats, gear and paraphernalia. Paid $100 for parasailing for two people, $25 per person for snorkeling (fishes and turtles), $45 per person for snorkeling with nurse sharks, stingray feeding and dolphin watching. These are standard packages, you can pick the one which meets your requirements. This was our first snorkeling ever . My 14 year old daughter turned out to be a good swimmer in the sea as well, it was her first time, otherwise, we all can barely swim. My suggestion to the operators is to add a short maybe 30 min intro/ training session for beginners (of course, charge for it) in shallow waters so that people like us can learn, get over the fear and value the trips more than what we did. 1. Turtle reef tour: It was scary initially, but got used to it later. The instructors were little more experienced I guess, they gave us basic instructions for snorkeling. Could see some colorful fishes in the first stop. Would have been great if I were a better swimmer and wearing contact lens :). In the Turtle reef, there was only one turtle, and people had to swim a lot to see it. I could not see it. We saw few dolphins on this trip, ticked the check box. Food on the sand bank was not bad, had veg food option. The tour team really works hard, they pitched the sun umbrellas, served food, cleaned up and also scrubbed the boat, all with a smile and seem to be enjoying. Really hardworking lot, hope they get paid well as well. 2. Sharkbay tour: First stop dolphins, it was amazing, we saw tens of them, swimming, jumping and having fun. Some of the good swimmers on the boat swam with them as well. It was pretty good. Next, stingray feeding. It was good as well, they feed stingrays on Fulidhoo island public beach. You can touch them and pet them. Added to the attraction were some hungry nurse sharks. It was fun. No touching the sharks !!! Sharkbay: The team could have provided better snorkeling instructions, first timers on the boat did not know how to use the gear. However, they helped us swim, made sure we were in the photos and underwater videos. Appreciate the patience of the team guiding us. Few boats were already there, feeding the nurse sharks, hordes of them on the surface. They helped each person individually, making sure they got the experience. They made sure that I saw the sharks and was in the videos. Good experience, I wish I was a better swimmer. Food on the sandbanks was good, they had Jain food option as well. For some reason, they seem to run out of vegetarian food in spite of pre-booking. No Manta rays, it seems end of April is not the season.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Sunny L wrote a review Feb 2022
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Absolutely loved everything about the icom day trips. The staff are fantastic & make sure everyone is safe & happy. Unbelievable underwater photos & videos to take home. The small group is much more personal & enjoyable. We went on Shipwreck & another full day tour. Also, we were able to arrange our departure Covid test through the office (with discount)
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Date of experience: February 2022
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Pramod P wrote a review Mar 2021
Mumbai, India8 contributions
The day tour has many options available. One can choose as per his / her choice keeping in mind about the age and the your wallet
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Date of experience: February 2021
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Zaia Santos wrote a review Jan 2020
Hong Kong, China4 contributions1 helpful vote
Maafushi tours from sunrise beach hotel.. we love their tours coz they are great in capturing beautiful photos under water.. great experience! Our favourite tour guide Abrihim @faxeel88.. we highly recommend their swim with the shark tours.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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SMP wrote a review Jan 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa5 contributions2 helpful votes
A country blessed with idyllic beaches and vibrant life under the sea. For travellers on a budget, staying at Maafushi is the ideal choice. Maafushi offers wide range of hotels for staying, few varied restaurant which caters to various taste buds (Not fancy,but it will fill your belly at a affordable price). You can walk the island in less than 1-2 hours. The tours are arranged from the hotel or you can choose from other centers. There are a large variety of day trips available from Maafushi. These start in price from US$25:00, for half day tours. If you are looking for simple relaxation,you can head over to the resort which also will cost approx 100-120$. We did a full day trip to Adaaran Club Rannalhi. Its a beautiful resort and good for family trips. We did a half day tour to Sand Bank, Turtle reef and Biyadhoo reef for snorkelling. Wonderful experience of swimming with the turtles and seeing the colourful coral life. It easily done by people who can't swim properly. If you go to Maafushi Island, don't regret to spend your money to take tours, because everything is valuable to enjoy. Plenty of affordable accommodation options on Maafushi island that can serve as a hub for a plethora of day excursions. Lot of options for romantic candle light dinner on beach too. It goes without saying the best part of Maldives is under water and you have to be game enough to try snorkeling and scuba diving to get the best out of your vacation. The thing to remember is the transport from Male to Maafushi takes 30 mins in speed boat (20$) and 1 hour 30 mints in ferry (2$). Other than flight and hotel charges, staying for four days can cost approx 350$ - 500$ for a family of 3.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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