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Ferry connection between north central atolls

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Ferry connection between north central atolls

Hi there,

I have looked to ministry website and made map of the North Central ferry routes.

It can be found here:

http://oi40.tinypic.com/2qleft0.jpg

My question is, are the any ferries or a cheap way of transportation to get:

from Himandhoo to

Mandhoo or Maamigili or Haggnaameedhoo or Mahibadhoo without the need returning back to Male?

Thank you

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11. Re: Ferry connection between north central atolls

Anyone?

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12. Re: Ferry connection between north central atolls

Sorry, but regular poster in the forum go to resorts, not to guest houses, maybe someone else will see your post...

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13. Re: Ferry connection between north central atolls

Hi Yakubko,

I was wondering if you did go on your island hopping trip using the ferry routes in the Maldives? I'm really interested in alternative travel in the Maldives so would be interested in hearing about your experience!

Thanks

Jennifer

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15. Re: Ferry connection between north central atolls

OK, there were a lot of dead links on the government's provincial ferry page but here is at least the (non-Ramadan) ferry schedule: mtcc.com.mv/media/…provinceferryschedule.pdf

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16. Re: Ferry connection between north central atolls

Hi

It's not clear what you are trying to do. There are only a limited number of inhabited islands with guest houses the one's without having nothing for the casual visitor ie nowhere to stay nowhere to eat.

Regards

Doug

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17. Re: Ferry connection between north central atolls

It sounds to me like JenneGlover was trying to figure out what the possibilities are for traveling in the Maldives outside of the typical agent-booked short-term airline/sea plane/resort island itinerary ("alternative travel", as she puts it.)

The gov't seems to be (haphazardly) promoting smaller-scale tourism with their programs for registering guest houses, etc. but it's still pretty difficult to figure out what the accommodation and transport options are. Which is one reason why Tripadvisor's Destination Experts are so important!

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18. Re: Ferry connection between north central atolls

We has just travelled independent sky in the maldives for two weeks

Yes it is challenging to ind good information but once you are here in the maldives each guesthouse owner does know the ferry times and connections

I would recommend to plan your first island and then take it from there as planning ahead seems quite difficult

We visited thulusdoo, maafushi and gulhi and had a wonderful time on each. Not drinking alcohol is absolutely no problem at all because if your holiday is all about drinking then maybe consider staying at home. We wanted to experience local culture which we most certainly have

The maldivians provide amazing hospitality. Each guesthouse has been of a super high standard of cleanliness and comfort and most islands have an area where you can be completely free in your bikini.

Yes there can be a little bit of rubbish on the beach but we just and from Sri Lanka and there was rubbish there too

From maafushi island we did an amazing full day snorkelling trip which cost $100 usd for two people including a huge lunch and we saw spectacular reef in six different places

The surf on thulusdoo and gulhi islands is amazing and there are uninhabited islands you can visit too

We are at local restaurants although guesthouse a always provide meals at a cost but the local restaurants are sometimes cheaper

We spent approximately 150 usd a day for two people and that was us being very minimal- so it is still expensive for a backpacker but totally achievable

The ferry system is very very good- runs on time and is safe however they don't run everyday to some destinations so try to find a schedule

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19. Re: Ferry connection between north central atolls

Thanks for the great info! Is July/August good for weather there? Seems like it would be monsoon time in that part of the globe.

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20. Re: Ferry connection between north central atolls

july/august is the rainy season . you might still have very good weather ... or very bad . there is no way to tell