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Tour Dates

May 25 – June 1, 2020

Tour Inclusions

  • New inclusions for 2020; *Beer & wine, WIFI, crew TIPs & Green tax. *Sunova surf  SUPs included
  • Hosted by Moon Tours & James CASEY
  • 7 nights / 8 days Luxury Motor Yacht MV Adora
  • Early departure 10am & late check out 12pm (more surf time)
  • Private Cabin with a/c, ensuite bathroom
  • Travelling further than before, unlimited fuel allowance
  • Full board Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
  • Tea and coffee (instant) available 24h.
  • Unlimited filtered drinking water + reusable bottle with logo
  • Two beers, wines or soft drinks per person per day
  • Accommodation in air-conditioned cabins, private ensuite bathroom, toiletries, towels and beach towels
  • Daily laundry & room service
  • 60ft Dhoni, enclosed with showers and toilet for surf trips and diving
  • 15ft tender for additional support, fishing, snorkelling etc
  • *SUNOVA Surf SUP’s included subject to availability
  • Local surf guide to getting you on the best waves
  • PADI Dive Instructor and Dive Master on board
  • Airport meet and greet plus transfers
  • Unlimited Maldivian style fishing gear (hand lines) BYO rod for the serious fisherman
  • Beach BBQ and bonfire on a deserted island
  • DVD library and Books Library
  • Guaranteed dedicated SUP Surf charter, max 10 surfing guests

Tour Exclusions

  • Airfares
  • Paddle & spare leg rope
  • Additional Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks not included in package.
  • Diving Equipment & Fees
  • GST on all services sold on board

Tour Hosts

Moon Tours & James Casey

 camp CASEY. Coaching from one of the worlds best SUP surfers, down wind racers and foiling professionals.

JAMES CASEY

*SUNOVA SURFBOARDS SUPS INCLUDED FREE OF CHARGE.

The dedicated SUP surf trip you’ve been dreaming of!!

Fuller waves, deeper water, uncrowded, long rides. We know what you want and where to find it. 

7 Nights / 8 days onboard the luxurious MV Adora, a 123 feet tri-deck fibreglass motor yacht featuring 11 spacious cabins each with private bathrooms. Enjoy ocean views from your private balcony in the four Ocean View Suites. Stylishly designed the yacht provides maximum tranquillity at sea.  The yacht features a large interior and exterior living space. Great detail has been given to achieve the highest standards for quietness and comfort.

Your Captain, on board Surf guide and the Moon Tours team will get you on the best waves in the area with a the biggest cruising range and best checkin / checkout times in the Maldives. 

Sit back, relax, surf, dive, fish or drink cocktails from one of two bars on board. 

Early bird bookings; leave your boards at home with first option to lock in a board from our Maldives quiver FREE of charge.

*Travel with SUP’s up to 9’6″ no oversize, no excess charges!

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ABOUT JAMES CASEY

James Casey, from Sydney, Australia with a background in surfing, kite surfing and rugby union has created a name for himself in the international stand up paddling scene. When conditions get extreme and the waves get big James finds himself in a very small and prestigious group amongst the worlds top paddlers.

After competing in his first SUP event in 2014, James is now an active and highly respected member of the international paddle community.  James has built a reputation for being strong in all aspects of the sport, surfing, down winding, racing and now pushing the limits of foiling doing things no one thought possible just a year or two ago.

  • Molokai 2 Oahu Champion 2019
  • Olukai Champion 2017

  • Doctor Champion 2017

  • Australian Titles Distance and Tech Race Champion 2016

  • Molokai 2 Oahu 3rd 2018

  • Olukai 2nd 2018

  • King of the Cut 3rd 2017

  • Sunset Beach Pro 2016 2nd

These days James is one of few full time paddlers in the world with SUNOVA SUPs under his feet.

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About Maldives

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 km’s north to south and 120 km’s 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.

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Surfing and Paddling

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 SE exposure has less energy.

There are three main surfing areas;

  1. The North and South Male Atoll, the surf season runs from April to October during the South-West Monsoons. The bigger swells run from May to August with 2 to 8 ft waves on offer all season.
  2. Central Atoll standard waves are long and clean with size varying between 2 and 8ft as well. During southern hemisphere winter (April-October), it’s pretty much never flat.
  3. Southern Atolls right at the southern point of the Maldives are best for surf from February to April and from September to November, there are always waves in the area but the winds become very strong at other times of the year.

AMAZING WAVES

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 1 to 3 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 & Tucky Joes! They are amazing waves!

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DIVING

Although the Maldives is known for the stunning beaches and azure waters that typify the tropical idyll, its life beneath the water’s surface, which is becoming ever more respected by scuba divers in the know. 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.

With dive masters and an instructor available on board you will have the opportunity to complete a dive course in paradise or the freedom to dive to your limits. Adora is also setup with Nitrox diving facilities. If diving isn’t your thing then one of the dive team can take you on a guided snorkelling tour.

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Fishing

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 favourite 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 GT’s found out here onto the boat.

Cruising the deep waters along the outside of the reef Yellow fin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Dolphin Fish, 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 favourite lures.

7 Nights / 8 Days

ARRIVE – 09:00am May-25. Boarding the Adora at 10:00 am .

If you can not arrive by 9am on May-25 you will need to arrive the day before and overnight in Male.

SUP surfers will prefer our favourite waves in the southern central atolls only accessed by boat. These breaks have less crowds and offer perfect fuller waves and long rides for SUP surfers. In short, it’s heaven.

Our SUP surf trips start and end in Male harbour, here you will find the island nations’ most famous waves in nearby North Male Atoll along with most of the boats and a bunch of land based surf resorts combining together to cause massive congestion in the line ups. It is rare for us to surf this area.

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, we will not finalise the charter itinerary with the Captain and surf guide until we are on the boat.

With a generous fuel and mileage allowance we have the luxury to travel further than any standard charter, that gets you away from the crowds and into the best waves. Rest assured, you will get what you are looking for with this outstanding boat, experienced crew, local surf guide and Moon Tours team that know the area well.

DEPART Adora – 12pm June-1
If you require an overnight before or after the tour to align with flights we use and recommend
Clean, simple, affordable, easy airport transfers, walking distance to lots of different restaurants.

Luxury Motor Yacht – Adora

Check out the MV Adora

Adora is a 123 foot tri-deck fibreglass motor yacht featuring 11 spacious cabins each with private bathrooms. Enjoy ocean views from your private balcony in the four Ocean View Suites or find your sanctuary in one of the large private lower deck cabins.

Stylishly designed the yacht provides maximum tranquillity at sea.  Adora features a large interior and exterior living space. Great detail has been given to achieve the highest standards for quietness and comfort.

STANDARD CABINS

Six standard cabins, each with one double bed and one single bed. All cabins are air-conditioned with ensuite bathrooms, showers, hand basins, cabinet, shelves & mirrors. Reading lights by your bed, TVs with movie and music channels, minibar and space for all your luggage. Room service is available 24-hours along with 220v electricity supply, 3-pin square plug types – adaptors are available.

Life jackets are stowed in your cabin wth linen & towels provided.

Size: 9 m²
Beds: 1 Double Size Bed & 1 Twin Bed
Max Occupancy: 2
Shareable: Yes
Private bathroom: Yes
Air Conditioning: Yes

SUITE CABIN

Four deluxe cabins know as Ocean View Suites. Each suite offers private balcony’s with comfortable double beds and spacious ensuite. Air-conditioned with ensuite bathrooms, showers, hand basins, cabinet, shelves & mirrors. Reading lights by your bed, TVs with movie and music channels, minibar and space for all your luggage. Room service is available 24-hours along with 220v electricity supply, 3-pin square plug types – adaptors are available.

Life jackets are stowed in your cabin wth linen & towels provided.

Size: 9 m²
Beds: 1 Double Size Bed
Max Occupancy: 2
Shareable: Yes
Private bathroom: Yes
Air Conditioning: Yes

FLYING WITH STAND UP PADDLE BOARDS

FROM AUSTRALIA

You have a few options but if it’s Surfboards and Surf SUP’s you want to bring then we recommend flying with Singapore Airlines or Air Asia to Male who will both take boards up to 9’6. You will be met by your Moon Tours host and the Crew to chauffeur you on to the the waiting boat at the airport.
Singapore Airlines leave regularly from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane – Male via Singapore. Singapore Airlines have a generous standard allowance with up to 30kg / 9’6 max length in economy. Don’t go over the limit though, you can not pre purchase additional luggage and excess is charged at $42USD per kilo.
Air Asia leave regularly from Sydney and Melbourne via Kuala Lumpur.
Air Asia and Emirates offer pre purchased additional sporting allowance making it easier to bring multiple boards.

FROM THE UNITED STATES

The easiest way to get there is through Dubai on Emirates who take boards up to 300cm / 10′
Emirates Airlines fly regularly from Los Angeles – Dubai – Male, the shortest route takes about 27hrs including stops.

Please see itinerary details for your boats departure/arrival times, you maybe required to arrive the day before to align with departure times.

 

NEED HELP BOOKING FLIGHTS?

Our travel agent Brett has looked after our clients flights for a couple of years now and knows exactly what we need. You can contact him directly when your ready to get some flight quotes. Let him know you are travelling with Moon Tours, if he needs any information he can contact us.

We recommend you arrive the day before to ensure you are on time for departure, you can sleep off any jet lag and unwind a little before jumping into the water for a surf.

Please note Brett can not book Air Asia, this is online direct bookings only.

Brett Robinson

Helloworld Travel Leopold
Shop 31, Gateway Plaza

641-659 Bellarine Hwy, Leopold, VIC, 3224

P +61 (03) 5250 1210   Ebrett.leopold@helloworld.com.au

 

SUPs supplied
We have a limited number of high end quality SUNOVA Surf SUP’s from 8’6 to 9’4 that can be allocated to surfers on a first come first served basis. Some T’s & C’s apply.

We understand that flying from the Unites States in particular can be tricky bringing your own Stand Up Paddle boards. Please contact us for board availability on your tour.

 

ALCOHOL & DUTY FREE

Duty free alcohol will not be permitted to enter the Maldives, if you do purchase Duty Free it will be taken off you on arrival and you can pick it up on your flight out.

Legally, if you’re 18 and not a Muslim, you can buy and drink alcohol. However since the Maldives are an Islamic nation, alcohol is effectively banned for the local population.

However, nearly all resorts and live aboard boats are licensed to serve alcohol.  The only place near Male, aside from resorts, where people can drink alcohol is at the Hulhule Island Hotel, commonly known as HIH or the airport hotel.

 

BOARD STORAGE AT THE AIRPORT
If you want to take a taxi to Male or Hulhule Male you can store your boards at the airport in the luggage room upon arrival – $12 a day, we will pick them up when we board the yacht.
When you walk outside the arrivals doors, turn left and you will see the storage office about 100 meters away.

 

UPON ARRIVAL AT MALE AIRPORT

Light weight clothing is best. Prepare for hot & humid conditions. To respect the Muslim culture women should dress modestly covering shoulders & knees how ever the airport is very westernised.

If you have time to spare take the local ferry to the bustling Male City, approx $1US each way. The ferry ticket booth is in front of the Coffee Club/Burger King.

Alternatively you can take a 15min bus ride around to Hulhule Male where it is much quieter. There are nice restaurants & cafes along the beach. Note there is no bikinis on this beach.

At the Hulhule Island Hotel by the airport you can purchase a pool pass (bikini friendly) for a swim, a cold beer and somewhere to relax if need be. There is a frequent free shuttle to the hotel from the front of the airport.

 

STAYING CONNECTED

WIFI is included onboard in the lounge areas, if you require internet outside of this area you will need to get a local SIM card, there is a Dhiraagu shop (the primary local telecom company) to the right of the airport arrival area upon exiting. Approx USD$30 for 5GB.

 

MONEY

It’s always a good idea to have some cash, whether it’s USD or local Rufiyaa. You never when you might need it.

If you are heading to Male or want to do shop on inhabited islands, getting some local currency (Rufiyaa) will come in handy. The coins, in particular, are quite attractive and make an interesting souvenir themselves, but the smaller denominations are rarely used or seen.

You can get major currencies exchanged at the airport after arrival at the forex exchange in the airport or withdraw local currency from one of the ATM’s. If you have any left over at the end of the trip you can use it to partially settle your account on the boat.

USD are accepted almost everywhere in the Maldives but not great for a buying an ice cream at the corner store.

Settling bar tabs, dives, any additional expenses on board can be done so by using credit card.

 

WHAT IF I REQUIRE AN OVERNIGHT?

“Coconut Tree Hulhuvilla” Beach provides a comfortable setting while in Male.
It offers 3-4 star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms. The hotel has recently been refurbished and provides free Wi-Fi and breakfast. An airport shuttle or taxi can be pre arranged with reception to and from the airport for $10.

The breakfast is very basic, we recommend walking to a near by cafe like ‘Family Room’ or ‘Bread Matters’, they both do a lovely breakfast.

 

“Simry Beachside Maldives” is another option which is next door to Coconut Tree.

Simry Beachside Maldives offers 3-star accommodation in Male. It also provides massage services, room service and an express check-in and check-out feature.

The rooms have a mini bar, an in-room safe and a laptop safe. They all feature bottled water a ceiling fan and tea and coffee making facilities.

On-site dining options include a restaurant which is an ideal spot to have a meal within a 10-minute drive of Male International Airport.

 

Take the hassle out of finding the best flights, the right arrival time, board allowances ect, let our agent take care of your flights at a small ticketing fee of $25.

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In recent years Sunova has become a leader in the growing Stand Up Paddle market, producing unique Balsa wood high performance surf and race SUP’s that have become the most sort after boards on the market.

Sunova Surfboards are the manufacturers of high performance composite sandwich surfboards. Under the tutelage of Shaper of the Year, and legendary shaper Bert Burger, Sunova have been pioneering the use of parabolic balsa rails and veneer skinned surfboards for over 20 years. Originating out of Mandurah, Western Australia, Bert has been leading the way in lightweight surfboards built with an emphasis on strength and flex to create epoxy surfboards which are not only strong surfboards lasting much longer than the industry standard PU boards, but high performance surfboards.

 

Free use of SUNOVA Stand Up’s

We have a limited number of boars between 112L – 148L available for early bird bookings at no additional charge.

Subject to availability. If you’re a surfer riding a smaller board or simply love riding your favourite board there is no problem bringing your own and it’s pretty easy travelling with airlines like Singapore and Air Asia for example. 

Please note we do not supply paddles or leg ropes.

SUNOVA surfboards

Creek

– 8’10 AVAILABLE

– 9’1 AVAILABLE

– 9’4 AVAILABLE

Flash

– 8’6 AVAILABLE

– 8’9 AVAILABLE

– 9’0 AVAILABLE

– 9’3 AVAILABLE

SPEEED

-8’8 AVAILABLE

-8’10 AVAILABLE

 

 

SOME T’S & C’S

FREE USE OF SUNOVA SUPs

If you plan on bringing your own board our boards cannot be allocated for back up boards and sole use. Any boards that have not been allocated for sole use will be available to use and demo from time to time throughout the tour.

Supplied boards are subject to availability and may change without notice or become unavailable. When you are allocated one of our boards that board will be considered yours for the entire trip. If you decide to let others use the board or swap boards around that is up to you. Consider the board yours and treat it as if it as such for the entire charter.

If you are trying, demoing or using any of the SUNOVA SUPs in our range it is your responsibility to inspect the board for damage before use. If you find any damage prior to use you need to let a Moon Tours representative know before use.  Any damage found will be billed to the person who last used the board.

Minimum repair cost $100USD for minor repairs carried out on the trip.

Allocated surfers will be responsible for any repairs, professional or otherwise regardless of who or how the board is damaged. As it would be if it were your own board. 

Major repairs on boards that need to be hand carried to Australia and repaired by professionals will incur further costs. Minimum charge $200USD

If the board is a write off, i.e. creased or snapped the allocated surfer will be responsible for the full second hand market value of the board. 

It is your board for the trip and you will be responsible for it. If you believe someone else is responsible for damaging the board allocated to you Moon Tours will seek repair costs from you, the person the board is allocated too and it will be your responsibility to seek compensation from third parties if  you choose. 

Unfortunately we do not have the ability to make professional repairs in the Maldives. If the damage is minor and we can patch the board up to keep you on the water that does not constitute a professional repair. 

PHOTO GALLERY

For up to the minute availability or group bookings contact one of our specialists.

RATES

7 night, 8 day charter

  • Lower deck, standard cabin $3550USD pp – private cabin
  • Upper deck, Suite King $3850USD pp – reserved for couples

Non-surfing partner sharing special. (surfer means anyone who intends to be in the waves regardless of their ability. Non-surfers can partake in all other activities, sharing cabin with surfer)

  • Lower deck, standard cabin $2850USD pp
  • Upper deck, Suite King $3150USD pp

AVAILABILITY

Standard Cabin 1 BOOKED
Standard Cabin 2 BOOKED
Standard Cabin 3 BOOKED
Standard Cabin 4 BOOKED
Standard Cabin 5 BOOKED
Standard Cabin 6 AVAILABLE
Suite 1 BOOKED
Suite 2 BOOKED
Suite 3 BOOKED
Suite 4 AVAILABLE

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ?

Pack your favourite SUP, it’ll have to be around 9’6 max with some airlines claiming up to 9’8.

*Check with your chosen airline before booking your flights.

Spare leg rope & spare fins and feel free to throw your game rod, lures and the short board or mini mal if you have room.

Comfortable clothes, dress for the tropics and get ready to relax.

We will give everyone the chance to visit local and resort islands. On local islands it is respectful to cover your shoulders and knees while walking the streets and visiting local establishments. Resort islands usually charge a visitors fee of $100USD depending on the level of luxury which may also be used at the restaurant and bar, a way of making sure your spend at least $100 at the resort. Dress code depends on the resort and the level of luxury; in general you do not need to cover your shoulders and knees inside a resort but it might be a good idea to dress appropriately should you wish to have dinner at a five star resorts restaurant. 

The sun is HOT. We would be very very surprised if anyone needed any kind of wetsuit or neoprene tops while surfing, paddling, swimming and snorkelling. Should you like a wetsuit for diving we can provide one on the boat. 

Sun protection and keeping hydrated is important. You will be given your own reusable water bottle on board with access to unlimited filtered water and ice. Water tee’s, long and short sleeve, surf hats, sun glasses, lots of sunscreen as a minimum.

WHO CAN GO ON A MOON TOURS CHARTER?

Surfers, non-surfers, family and friends are all welcome. As a non-surfer you will love cruising the Maldives on board MV Adora with plenty opportunitiesity to relax, wine and dine, swim, snorkel, dive or fish.

There is plenty to offer non surfing partners:

  • Stand Up Paddle board x 2 onboard
  • Snorkelling
  • Maldivian style fishing gear (hand lines)
  • Dive / Learn to dive. Rates below.
  • Island exploring off the small tender.
  • Relax on the sundeck with a book & cocktail in hand
  • Dvd & book library onboard
  • Practice yoga on the sundeck (pack a yoga mat)

MEALS & DINING

All meals, snacks, filtered water, tea & coffee are included

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, anniversaries to name a few.

Not included: Alcoholic beverages – a selection of beer, wine, spirits can be purchased on board. Bar menu

SUN DECK

From the dining area a staircase ultimately leads you to a 115 sqm sun deck, which is partially shaded and has a sitting area in the middle and some lounge chairs to catch that nice tan.

With book in one hand & a cocktail in the other this is the perfect place for some quiet rest & relaxation.

DIVE RATES / EQUIPMENT HIRE

ADD ON TOUR

Extend your surf charter in the Maldives or connect through to Africa for a luxury Safari, China, Myanmar or Egypt for a luxury River Cruise.