Travel with Moon Tours on this exclusive stand up surf charter in Maldives! With maximum 10 surfing guests we encourage non surfing partners to enjoy this experience with you. Non surfing partners can enjoy flat water stand up paddling exquisite lagoons around the islands and inside the atolls. Your captain, on-board surf guide, and Moon Tours host will get you on the best waves in the area depending on the weather conditions. Sit back, relax, surf, flat water paddle, dive, fish, or drink cocktails in the bar on board!
Airport transfer included: Malí© International Airport
Motor yacht Carpe Diem was hand built in 2008, completely out of wood in the Maldives. She’s 35-meter long motor safari yacht, has three decks, 10 cabins, and can cater for up to 20 guests with two tenders to get in close to reefs, waves, and the islands or for fishing trips. Carpe Diem is also kitted out for diving and will be an optional extra for you. With 10 - 13 experienced crew, you can rest assured that every detail is taken care of.
The 10 guest cabins include one suite, one deluxe cabin, two double cabins, and six standard cabins. All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes, and en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet. Power on board is 220 Volt with UK 3 pin types. Internet available on board.
A total of six standard cabins, Salsa, Scuba, Surf, Smile, Snorkel, and Ski are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. Four of these standard cabins are very spacious having a queen double bed and bunk bed. The two other standard cabins each have a twin bed and bunk bed and can only take twin sharing occupancy. All standard cabins have portholes.
The Carpe Diem has two double cabins, Sea and Sand, located on the main deck, which are a little smaller than the deluxe cabin on the upper deck and standard cabins on the lower deck. They have queen size double beds and window view. Further amenities include TV plus DVD / MP3 players.
Opposite the suite on the upper deck is another big cabin, the Star cabin, with a queen size double bed, flat screen TV plus DVD / MP3 player, and 3 windows overlooking Maldives blue waters.
Departing Male harbor in Maldives, you will find the island nations most famous waves in the North Male Atolls. The long breaks offer rights and lefts for the beginner to intermediate surfer to the professional with waves ranging from one to three meters. In general, SUP surfers may prefer the South Male Atolls depending on the size of the swell.
A surf charter should be flexible, not locked into strict daily miles and locations. Rather, it should be based around mother natures plans for the swell and wind. Because of this,Moon Tours will not finalize the charter itinerary with the captain and crew until closer to departure. With a generous mileage allowance, you have the luxury to travel further than any standard charter to get away from the crowds and into the best waves.
Rest assured, you will get what you are looking for with a boat and experienced crew that know the area very well. Moon Tours will be trying to get you to famous waves like Cokes, Jailbreaks, Honky’s, Sultans, and Tucky Joes. They are amazing waves.
During the last decade, surfing in the Maldives has attracted many surfers from all over the world. The same swells hitting Indonesia deliver the goods to the Maldives except that the latitude is a little higher and the Southeast exposure has less energy.
Surfers, non surfers, family, and friends are all welcome. As a non surfer, you will love cruising the Maldives on board Carpe Diem with plenty of opportunity to relax, wine and dine, swim, snorkel, dive, or fish. Children are available upon request depending on group demographic, grand parents, the whole family, and a group of friends.
Island tours, snorkelling surrounding reefs and flat water Stand Up Paddling can all be taken advantage of.
Fishing has always been the lifeblood of island nations and the Maldives is no different, this place has been dubbed the ‘fishiest’ places on the planet. Pelagic species are often the favorite target although there are a lot of reef and shallow water species that will give you a run for your money like bonefish, barracuda, groper, snapper, and the king of fish, the giant trevally. You will need some heavy duty gear to get the big giant trevally found out here onto the boat.
Cruising the deep waters along the outside of the reef, yellow-fin tuna, dogtooth tuna, dolphin, wahoo, sail fish, and marlin all cruise these waters. With the freedom to fish off all three boats along with experienced fishing guides, make sure you bring plenty of your favorite lures.
Scattered across the equator in the middle of the Indian Ocean, the gem like islands of the Maldives depict the rare vision of a tropical paradise. Palm fringed islands with pristine beaches, turquoise lagoons, crystal clear warm water, and stunning coral reefs with abundant varieties of marine life and hosting a massive variety of world class waves that are now accessible to the travelling surfer.
There are over 1,192 islands in the Maldives Republic, measuring 820 kilometers north to south and 120 kilometers east to west. The closest neighbors are India and Sri Lanka. People who have never been to the Maldives often have trouble comprehending that there is almost no land. It is sea with little pockets of coral dotted on top of an old volcanic mountain range. Only 202 of the islands are inhabited; there are no hills or rivers, almost no tides. The highest point above sea level is less than 10 feet.
There are three main surfing areas:
The most famous breaks are in North Male Atolls. These long points breaks offer rights and lefts, whether for low intermediates, intermediates, or for professional surfers, with waves ranging from one to meters. For beginners South Male atoll is better suited
Surf spots can be accessed a number of ways; by surf charter boat, point breaks straight off the resort, or by Dhoni transferring surfers from the resorts and camps. Not all surf breaks are accessible from land.
A lot of surfers prefer surf charter boats to access the many different points in the North and South Male Atolls. On a boat there are no constraints and surfers can choose among the most famous breaks. But try to insure you surf Cokes, Jailbreaks (Himmafushi), Honky’s, Sultans, and Tucky Joes! They are amazing waves!
All meals, snacks, filtered water, tea, and coffee are included. After a short leave of absence, the Sri Lankan chef cook, Iresh, is back on the Carpe Diem. He is a well-experienced chef and knows how to make those buffets special, extra tasty, and of high standard. He is assisted by a local chef, Rakeeb, to add some local flavor to the menu.
Both of them have been working on the Diem for many years. The menu covers a wide range of different international cuisines blended together for you to enjoy. With prior notice, special dietary requests can be catered for as well as any special occasion packages like birthday celebrations and anniversaries to name a few.
Although the Maldives are known for the stunning beaches and azure waters that typify the tropical idyll, there's life beneath the water’s surface which is becoming ever more respected by scuba divers. The Maldives islands have some good coral reefs, but it’s the abundance of marine life throughout the country that sets it apart from other dive destinations. The water temperatures remain 27 to 28 degrees Celsius throughout the year.
All of the vessels are accompanied by spacious diving dhonis (tenders) which are equipped with the latest to meet the ever-growing demands of the divers today. The dhonis have Nitrox membrane systems providing 32 percent, a toilet, hot water shower, fresh water showers, and camera rinsing tank. Snorkelers are welcome too. Apart from some dedicated snorkel trips, the boats all have a small speedboat (dingy) available for snorkelers to go snorkeling with the crew when the divers are out diving.
Diving fees / rental gear is not included. There is diving gear available to rent on this boat. Please provide your rental needs. You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat.
There is plenty to offer non-surfing partners:
Please book your flight to arrive at Velana International Airport (MLE). Transfer from and to the airport is included. The organizer will pick you up from the airport.
If you are from Australia, you have a few options but if it’s surfboards and surf SUP that you want to bring, then Moon Tours recommends flying with Singapore Airlines to Male where you will meet Carpe Diem crew and chauffeured to the boat. If you are booking your own flights, make sure you check your airline guidelines and luggage allowance.