In the azure waters of the Indian Ocean, southwest of the Indian subcontinent, sits the Maldives - a glorious chain of more than a thousand small islands, reefs and sandbanks, stretched out like a string of pearls.
With its languid pace, unique culture and outrageous natural beauty, this is a world apart from mainland India and as exotic a tropical island destination as you'll find anywhere on Earth.
Swim and snorkel through crystal clear waters, atop coral reefs teeming with colourful sea life; and relax on the powdery white-sands of some of the world's most perfect beaches.
Discover uninhabited islands; feast on incredible seafood, caught fresh each day; and engage with Maldivian culture as you meet famously friendly locals in small island settlements.
Join us as we cruise between the remote atolls of this spectacular archipelago aboard a traditional dhoni sailboat, exploring deserted beaches and dropping anchor off a new beautiful island each night.
From Discovery and CruisingTo Advanced Mountaineering Expedition
Discovery and Cruising
Our Maldives dhoni cruise offers exceptional value for money with the inclusion of all meals freshly prepared by the boat crew.
Responsible travel practice is at the heart of our Maldives program. When you book our dhoni cruise you are supporting local communities and the conservation of natural environments.
Our crew onboard our Dhonis are well trained in educating passengers on the responsible way to snorkel, dive, fish and partake in other water based activities to ensure that no harm comes to the delicate corals and other sea life.
We operate our itineraries following the principles of Leave No Trace, ensuring that we take out all waste that we bring in and more where possible.
Children working and living in tourist areas are especially vulnerable to physical, emotional and sexual abuse. We protect vulnerable children by adhering to our Child Protection Code of Conduct.
Our specially equipped boat - the traditional styled Dhoni - provides the opportunity to explore both inhabited and uninhabited islands a world away from the tourist resorts.
A custom made itinerary is the ultimate way to see the world how YOU want. They are created especially for you, giving you complete freedom to choose what you want to see, where you want to go and when you want to do it. If you love our current itineraries but want to customise it privately as a couple, a group of friends, family, club, business or school, you have the freedom to add or remove as many elements as you like to suit the interests of your group. Alternatively, you can start with a blank canvas and create a new and exciting itinerary from scratch! Our well-travelled consultants can give you firsthand suggestions and eliminate any uncertainty with trip planning to ensure you maximise the quality of your experience and get truly off the beaten track. Simply email, phone or visit us to start planning your dream adventure.