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14 Night Maldives Island Hopping Cruise Itinerary

DAY ONE (MONDAY) - ANCHORAGE MALE

The Yasawa Princess will be anchored just off Villigili, a convenient 20 minute boat ride from Male international airport. On arrival you will be escorted to the boat’s private tender for your transfer. Check into your cabin, welcome briefing and introduction to your Yasawa Princess experience. This is an informal session where you will meet the other guests on board and the crew, follwed by a pre-dinner cocktail and watch the sunset over the Indian Ocean.

DAY TWO (TUESDAY) – CROSS VAADHOO CHANNEL TO SOUTH MALE ATOLL

Morning and afternoon visit the beautiful Sand Bank (Kalhuhuraa), where you can relax and soak up the sun, take a dip in the warm Indian Ocean. *Beach Umbrellas will be placed on the sandbank for some shade.

DAY THREE (WEDNESDAY) – SHORT CRUISE WITHIN THE ATOLL TO RANNALHL

Morning and afternoon visit to the Island Resort of Rannali a boutique resort on the western edge of the South Atoll. Easy access for the reef and snorkelling.  Spa facilities can be booked in the resort.

Night fishing available this evening.

DAY FOUR (THURSDAY) - CROSS CHANNEL INTO VAAVU FELIDU ATOLL TO ALIMATHA SAND BANK

Located on the Eastern Edge of the Atoll. A big turquoise lagoon surrounds this sand bar and an attractive reef to snorkel.

Morning and afternoon will be spent on this sandbank. Lunch will be served on the boat. Sun Umbrellas will be placed for shade if the conditions are favorable.

Optional: Night Snorkeling Session on Alimatha Resort House Reef, this excursion has been one of the favorites among our guests. Huge Nurse Sharks, Sting Rays & Travallys can be spotted throughout this experience. Chargeable USD 15.00 incl. GST

DAY FIVE (FRIDAY) – LEISURELY CRUISE TO ANBARAA

Anbaraa, Small picnic island located on the northwestern side of Vaavu Atoll. Easy access to the reef for snorkelers.

Evening BBQ – our crew will set up for dinner under the stars on the beach. This is probably one of the favourite and most memorable evenings of our cruise. Our chefs will prepare a Maldivian beach BBQ, with drinks and music, whilst we enjoy the amazing beauty and a spot of stargazing.

DAY SIX (SATURDAY) - SOUTH ARI ATOLL

Oshagali Finolhu – Tender will be ready as soon as we reach this sandbank in south ari atoll. Reef surrounding the sandbank has a lot of healthy hardcorals, snorkelers love this reef. Lunch will be served on the boat and will return to the sandbank in the afternoon.
Night Fishing Trip will be organized by the crew from 1730 Hrs – 1930 Hrs. 

DAY SEVEN (SUNDAY) - SHORT CRUISE FROM OSHAGALI TO ARIADHOO

An agricultural Island with lot of plantation. Excess to a sand stretch to relax, easy excess to the ocean for swimming and snorkeling.

Optional: Whale shark excursion, guests will go out on the dive dhoni in search of these gentle giants. This region in the Maldives has the highest probability in finding the Whale Shark. (Chargeable USD15 incl. GST).

Local Island Visit late afternoon to Maamagili to wander through experiencing the local lifestyle and it is a good opportunity to do some shopping for souve-nirs for the loved ones.

DAY EIGHT (MONDAY) - MAAMAGILI

One week guests will disembark at this point to be transferred to Maamagili Airport and take a domestic flight back to Male.  Guests on the cruise for 2 weeks will be going to the island for swimming and sunbathing (one optional activity will also be provided).

DAY NINE (TUESDAY) - SHORT CRUISE NORTH WEST TO HURASDHOO

Hurasdhoo, a small deserted island with white sandy beach surrounding the island. Nice House reef for avid snorkeler. Beach mmbrellas will be placed if the conditions are favorable.

Optional: Manta Ray excursion, guests will go out to Rangali Madivaru, a manta ray cleaning station. Peak Season (January – April) (chargeable USD15 incl GST).

Night Fishing – Tonight’s fishing trip is targeted for reef fish with traditional Hand line bottom fishing technique. Whilst we encourage the practice of “catch and release” and sustainable fishing practices, we are also happy to help out and take back a fish for dinner.

DAY TEN (WEDNESDAY) - EMBUDU

Small deserted island on the western edge of the atoll, with few plantation and a long strech of white sandy beach.

Morning and afternoon excursions are arranged, and if conditions are favourable beach umbrellas are placed for shade on the beach. House reef of the island is good for snorkelling, with a bit of luck who might find turtles or Eagle rays passing by.
Night Fishing Trip will be organized by the crew from 1730 Hrs – 1930 Hrs. 

DAY ELEVEN (THURSDAY) – RAIYDHIGAA

Picnic island with a natural harbor. The reef surrounding the island has an enclosed lagoon with 2 narrow channels for vessels to enter. This island has a long white sandy beach on one end. Snorkelers can easily swim from the beach to deeper water.
Full Day will be spent on the Island, Picnic Lunch will be prepared by our Chefs.

Guests will be taken back to the boat at 1600Hrs. and will return to the island at 1900Hrs for the BBQ Evening. Music and Entertainment after Dinner.

DAY TWELVE (FRIDAY) - ALIKOI RAH

Sand bank located in the centre of Ari Atoll, Surrounding a well grown reef. Snorkelers love this house reef as there is lot of fish and turtles and rays can be spotted with some luck. Morning and afternoon excursions arranged to this sand bank.
Sunset Cruise to Maaya Sand Bank.

DAY THIRTEEN (SATURDAY) - MAAYAFUSHI SANDBANK

A large sand bank located at the northern edge of ari atoll. Flocks of common seabirds can be found on this sand bar. Reef with lots of nice coral and fish for snorkeling. Sun Umbrellas will be setup if the conditions are favorable.

DAY FOURTEEN (SUNDAY) -  CROSS ALIHURAS KANDU BACK TO MALE

Last Swim, for a final swim in the warm indian ocean we will stop at a sand bar on our way back to Male’. the journey from North Ari Atoll to Male’ will take around 4-5Hrs. Once we reach Male’ our dhoni will be ready to take you to Male the capital of Maldives, you can visit the local & fish market, wander around and have an ice cream or do some shopping for souvenirs.

DAY FIFTEEN (MONDAY) - MALE

Breakfast on board before check out and transfer to the airport island.

Please note: the itinerary is subject to change based on winds and sea conditions which may render anchorage and landing at some islands very difficult and the company reserves the right to change the itinerary for the safety of the passengers and of the ship.

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