Marine Wildlife of the Maldives

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5.0 Based on 12 Reviews
  • COVID-19protected
  • Safari
  • Snorkeling
  • Wildlife
  • Marine wildlife
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  • duration 7 days
  • tour type Group
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • max group size 12
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Male, Maldives
  • Ends Male, Maldives
  • +5
Tour with Flexible Booking Policy
  • Change dates It is free to change your tour start date within 30 days of departure.
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Spend 6 nights on a gulet in the Maldives
  • Discover unspoilt islands, pristine beaches and idyllic atolls
  • Snorkel with Whale sharks, sea turtles, a variety of marine life and Manta rays (in season)
Starting and ending in Male, the tour "Marine Wildlife Of The Maldives " is a guided wildlife trip that takes 7 days. You will travel through Hulhumale, Dhigurah, Khudarah and 4 other destinations in Maldives. "Marine Wildlife Of The Maldives " is a small group tour which includes accommodation, transport and others.

Awake to the sun rising over the azure ocean, snorkel areas of stunning beauty and abundant marine life including Manta rays, Whale sharks, Green, Hawksbill and Olive Ridley turtles as well as Bottlenose and Spinner dolphins. Visit unspoiled islands by day and by night relax on deck gazing at the millions of stars above you. A traditionally crafted Turkish Gulet complete with sails is the perfect way to experience the magic of the Maldives.Temporary changes due to COVID-security measures.Last updated: 1 December 2020At Exodus, we acknowledge our responsibility to have the most up to date information on anything that will affect our customers on holiday, and to communicate this to our customers as effectively as possible.Our general global COVID security measures are described in our Travel Safety Charter, and changes will be made to these measures as required by the global pandemic situation.However, we also expect there to be requirements, measures and sometimes itinerary changes that apply to certain trips only, and may well be temporary measures. We have highlighted all known changes in the section below.Entry requirements.For all trips, having the correct documentation and visa, if required, remains the customer’s responsibility based on their own nationality. We therefore encourage all travellers to check entry requirements using the travel advice of their home nation for the relevant destination. For UK passport holders that is In order to meet the new immigration requirements for Maldives you should note the following:All travellers to the Maldives must fill in an online health declaration Traveller Health Declaration form before departure to the Maldives. The online health declaration form must be completed within the 24 hour period prior to arrival in the Maldives and requires your PCR certificate to be uploaded.You will be required to produce certification proving a recent negative COVID test result. The test and negative PCR certificate must be issued no more than 96 hours prior to departure. Full details will be sent to you no later than 4 weeks before departure.All visitors to Maldives are encouraged to install the contact tracing application ‘Trace Ekee’ upon or before arrival into the country.Temperature checks and screening procedures will be in place on arrival. Quarantine facilities have been set up to isolate any suspected cases of COVID-19. Travellers presenting symptoms of COVID-19 upon arrival will be subjected to a PCR test at the traveller’s cost or at the cost of the tourist facility where the traveller is booked to stay in the Maldives. Additionally, local health authorities may conduct random testing, at no cost to travellers.Please note that due to the nature of this trip and logistical challenges of travelling between areas of the Maldives, independent travel can incur a very high cost.  Public transport is not readily available, and transfers are often by private boat.  We would therefore strongly advise all customers to ensure that they have comprehensive travel insurance in place, which includes cover for COVID-19, and will cover them for these costs in the event they are required to travel to a medical facility. Local COVID restrictionsLocal regulations or guidelines in Maldives require visitors to:Wear face mask-coverings at all times in all public places (including throughout the airport and during transfers and also required to be worn if any local islands visited)Maintain social distancing where possible of 2 metresNot gather in groups larger than 15 persons in public placesCurrently there is a curfew in the Greater Male’ area (which includes Male’, Vilimale’ and Hulhumale’) from 12am to 4am (local time). There are no movement restrictions within the Greater Male’ area outside of these hours. Your leader will reconfirm the latest local government advice and requirements on arrival.Itinerary changesThe itinerary changes required due to Covid-security measures are as following:Day 3: The Whale Shark Safari will be conducted by the local tour leader and Felicity crew instead of being accompanied by a member of MWSRP (Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme) Day 7: It will be not be possible to offer the optional walking tour in Male on this day. Please be advised, snorkelling equipment is available on-board. However, packing personal equipment you own & are familiar with ensures comfort and fit. If you opt to use the snorkel equipment provided on the Felicity then you must keep the same equipment for the whole trip and not swap/share.
5 - Excellent
Based on 12 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 12 2020
5 - Excellent
An amazing boat trip in the Maldives
“An amazing tour during which we were lucky enough to snorkel with turtles, dozens of spinner dolphins, huge manta rays, a whale shark on two days, eagle and sting rays, moray eels, reef sharks and of course a wide variety of numerous reef fish large and small.We were all keen snorkelers and were able to snorkel at least twice a day.The boat was roomy and comfortable to spend time on during the day as were the cabins at night. The latter had both air conditioning and a fan to keep things cool. The crew were welcoming and helpful.The food was tasty and plentiful, the group were all keen snorkellers who got on well together.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Apr 07 2019
5 - Excellent
You can be single and do the Maldives without feeling like the odd one out!
“From day one you are part of the Felicity family. From being welcomed on board and shown your surprisingly comfy cabin, to the last breakfast on board, you are looked after and made to feel so welcome, you will not want to leave.Captain Shafy, Guide Kamey And all the crew work tirelessly to get you the best wildlife experiences. Their knowledge of the Maldives and all its creatures is endless and no doubt why you get to see, and experience, so much.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Mar 19 2019
5 - Excellent
“This was a magical out of this world adventure that went way beyond my wildest dreams. Dive in - a spectacular tropical paradise awaits below and above the warm turquoise water. It was incredibly spine-tingling getting up unbelievably close to whale sharks, manta rays, turtles, eagle rays, dolphins, sharks and a vast array of stunning colourful fish. MV Felicity was THE ideal way to have these unforgettable encounters with marine wildlife and chill out at the same time. I can not recommend this more highly and it totally recharged my batteries. Captain Shafi and crew were outstanding and from the moment I stepped aboard this gulet, I felt at home.”
  • Anonymous
  • On Feb 02 2019
5 - Excellent
Don't Think About It ...Do It !!
“Just stunning :0One of the best holidays I have had and just what I needed to de-stressWanting to visit the Maldives and travelling on my own this is a fabulous way of seeing itAs soon as you step out of the airport ...there it is ! absolutely stunning turquoise sea !!You get transferred to the gullet via boat. Stepping on board kick your shoes off and RELAX :)My double room was a decent size as was the bathroomThe rest of the group (5) were lovely and we got on wellAll of the staff were lovely and nothing was too much troubleThe food was gorgeous and fresh and also plentiful !! You will not go hungry”
  • Day 1: Start Male International Airport; board our boat, the Felicity; cruise through South Male Atoll
  • Day 2: Turtle snorkelling safari in South Male Atoll; cross into Ari Atoll
  • Day 3: Full Day Whale shark safari with the Maldives Whale Shark Research Programme (MWSRP)
  • Day 4: Morning Whale shark safari; afternoon snorkelling in South Ari Atoll
  • Day 5: Morning Manta ray snorkelling (in season); afternoon cruise back into South Male Atoll
  • Day 6: Cruise back to Male
  • Day 7: Disembark boat and transfer to Male International Airport; end of trip
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • All food included whilst on board
  • Any international flights to/from Male are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Marine Wildlife of the Maldives tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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No additional cancellation fees apply for this Marine Wildlife of the Maldives tour. You can cancel the tour up to 62 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 61 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 25 November 2021, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 25 November 2021, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 61 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Marine Wildlife of the Maldives tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Marine Wildlife of the Maldives tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • This tour has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s ‘Safe Travels’ stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that COVID-19 health and hygiene protocols have been adhered to.
  • An average group size of maximum 10 people have been implemented on this tour to protect against COVID-19. Local authority requirements will furthermore be followed.
  • Wearing a mask, hand washing and sanitizing has been implemented on this package tour. Frequently touched surfaces are regularly disinfected. Hygiene safety measures and distancing will furthermore be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • Several COVID-19 distancing measures have been adopted on this package tour to keep travellers safe.
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