Maldives NEWEST Private Luxury Yacht
Book a private charter for you and your partner or bring the whole family and some friends. It’s your home away from home so kids can come along too, it is up to you who you share this unique experience with.
For an unforgettable Dive or Surf Holiday, the MV Alice is a state-of-the-art sea vessel. Measuring 1o0 feet long and 33 feet wide, every inch of the MV (Motorized Vessel) Alice is arranged to give maximum comfort during the liveaboard boat cruise. For the perfect diving holiday, this boat brings comfort and luxury as if it were a floating land hotel.
The MV Alice can easily accommodate 20 guests among its 9 luxury cabins: The Standard Room, Ocean View Suites, and Superior Room. The boat is fully air-conditioned.
This liveaboard is a beautiful Yacht, a platform for the restless modern-day adventurers who want to get a glimpse of the underwater beauty of the Maldives. The MV Alice’s schedules were set so the destinations can be explored under the best conditions. Moreover, it differentiates itself from other liveaboards by providing the best in personalized accommodation, services and facilities.
For entertainment and activities apart from great diving, surfing, the MV Alice offers snorkeling, island hopping and picnic dining on island sandbars.
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.
DIVING & SNORKELLING
The best time for dive trips is from October to May
The other side of Maldives lay beneath the turquoise waters. Experience the beauty of thousands of coral reefs, abundant fish life and sea creatures that will keep you wanting more!
Surfing and Paddling
Got a surfboard or stand up, the crew will make sure you are never too far away from those postcard-worthy waves you’ve always dreamed of.
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;
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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. If you want to fish make sure you bring plenty of your favourite lures.
The Charter begins in Male and ends in Male, unless your chosen itinerary requires alternative airport.
Assist meet & greet service provided upon arrival for each guest.
- depending on you group flights from 10am
- all guests must check in together
- any time before 12 pm
- late check out, upon request and subject to availability
- Meet and greet transfers included (Airport – Yacht – Airport)
Our biggest advantage is good cruising speed/seakeeping so we can explore way more spots in short space of time. We can move as weather/swell changes and can best of all move away from crowds.
Most commonly departing centrally located Male you have easy access to North and South Male as well as the Central Atolls. Picture perfect paradise abounds, beautiful islands, sandy beaches, untouched reefs and protected seas perfect for cruising.
With no set itinerary, the crew are at your service ready to fulfil your requirements, whether it’s relaxed cruising island to island, looking for the best dive or snorkelling locations, maybe you want to fish or surf.
ITINERARIES UPON REQUEST
Standard – Below Deck
4 Standard twin share cabins
Each room is spacious and fully air-conditioned, with private bathrooms, hot and cold showers, hand basins.
Bedding & towels provided Cabinet, shelves & mirror Reading lights TVs with movie and music channels Minibar Space for luggage Room service 24-hour, 220v electricity supply 3-pin square pin plug types – adaptors are available Life jackets.
Air Conditioning: Yes
Deluxe – Upper Deck
3 Deluxe Ocean View cabins (2x Twin, 1 Double)
Each room has acess to the balcony, fully air-conditioned, with private bathrooms, hot and cold showers, hand basins. Bedding & towels provided Cabinet, shelves & mirror Reading lights TVs with movie and music channels Minibar Space for luggage Room service 24-hour, 220v electricity supply 3-pin square pin plug types – adaptors are available Life jackets.
Air Conditioning: Yes
Deluxe Family Room – Lower Deck
1 Deluxe Family cabin (2 bedrooms including 2x Twin, 1 Double)
Each room is fully air-conditioned, with a family bathroom, hot and cold showers, hand basins.
Bedding & towels provided Cabinet, shelves & mirror Reading lights sofa & TV with movie and music channels Minibar Space for luggage Room service 24-hour, 220v electricity supply 3-pin square pin plug types – adaptors are available Life jackets.
Max Occupancy: 2 + 2
Air Conditioning: Yes
Dreams VIP Deluxe – Main / Middle Deck
1 VIP Deluxe Ocean View cabin
This luxurious over sized cabin has 180 degree ocean views with acess to the balcony, fully air-conditioned, with private bathroom, walk in wardrobe, hot and cold showers, hand basins.
Bedding & towels provided Cabinet, shelves & mirror Reading lights TV with movie and music channels Minibar Space for luggage Room service 24-hour, 220v electricity supply 3-pin square pin plug types – adaptors are available Life jackets.
Max Occupancy: 2
Air Conditioning: Yes
Dine under the stars, toes in the sand on a deserted island or in the comfort of the air-conditioned restaurant.
Our onboard chef will serve up some dishes to excite your taste buds, a mixture of Maldivian, Asian, European, Vegetarian.
ABOUT SURFING / SUP SURFING
We have got waves that you seriously cannot miss and Maldives is a Surfers Paradise. Our boats are designed in a way that they could handle those amazing waves and are truly seaworthy. We could take you from Male’ Atolls, Central Atolls, Southern Atolls till the very Deep South. If required, we also have well experienced and well versed Surf Guides.
If you are into surfing or SUP’ing you need to bring! It’ll have to be around 9’2 max with some airlines claiming up to 9’8. Check with your chosen airline before booking your flights.
Whether you are a novice, have had some experience on a surfboard or you’re an advanced surfer, we have something for everyone.
DIVING & SNORKELLING MALDIVES
Island Hopping is included in all types of charters provided by us. From taking our guests to Local Fishing Village, experiencing local island culture and our Maldivian Cuisine such as Maldivian Tea, our guests are ensured to get all-round Maldivian Style hospitality. During the island hopping, guests are welcomed to visit local souvenir shops in the Island to shop as a memento.
Please dress modest while on local islands. (cover knees & shoulders)
FLYING WITH SURF BOARDS
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 takes 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 from $1200AUD return. 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 from $600AUD return
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 10′
Emirates Airlines fly regularly from Los Angeles – Dubai – Male, the shortest route takes about 27hrs including stops from $1200USD Emirates from the United States will boards up to 300cm / 10′
Please see itintary details for your boats departure/arrival times, you maybe required to arrive a day early to allign with departure times.
NEED HELP BOOKING FLIGHTS?
Our travel agent Brett has looked after our clients flights for a couple of years and knows exactly what we need. You can contact him directly whne your ready to get some flight quotes, let him know you are travelling with Moon Tours so if he needs any infomation he can contact us.
We recommend you arrive the day before to ensure you are ontime for departure, you can sleep of 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.
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We have a limited number of high end quality SUNOVA Surf SUP’s from 8’1 to 9’4 available.
We understand that particularly flying from the Unites States it can be tricky to bring your own Stand Up Paddle board. 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 way back home.
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 liveaboard boats are licensed to serve alcohol. The expatriate liquor permit which used to allow expats to buy alcohol for their own consumption has been removed. 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 Hulemale you can store your boards at the airport in luggage room upon arrival – $12 a day, we will pick them up when we board the yatch.
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 modest covering shoulders & knees.
If you have time to spare the local ferry to the bustling Male City, approx $1US each way. The ferry ticket booth is infront of the Coffee Club/Burger King.
Alternatively you can take a 15min bus ride around to Hulemale it is much quieter. There are nice restaurants & cafes along the beach. Note there is no bikinis on this beach.
Hulhule Island Hotel just by the airport you can purchase a pool pass (bikini friendly) and have a swim and relax, something to eat. There is a frequent free shuttle to the hotel from the front of the airport.
WIFI is included onboard in the lounge areas, if you require internaet in your cabin you will need to get a local SIM card, there is a Dhiraagu shop (the primary local telecom company) just to the right of the airport arrivals area upon exiting. Aprox USD$30 for 5GB.
If you are heading to Male or want to do shop on inhabited islandss, exchanging some rufiyaa will come in handy. The coins, in particular, are quite attractive and make an interesting souvenir in themselves, but the smaller denominations are rarely used or seen.
You can get select major currencies exchanged at the airport after arrival at the forex center in the airport itself, hower USD is accepted almost everywhere across the Maldives.
Settling bar tabs, dives, any additional expenses 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 4-star accommodation with air-conditioned rooms.The hotel has recently been refurbished and provides free Wi-Fi, an airport shuttle can be pre arranged with reception or take a taxi from the airport for $10.
The breakfast is very basic, I would recomend walking to a near by cafe ‘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.
Male International Airport is within a 10-minute drive
PROMO PRICE 2019/2020
HIGH SEASON (October – May)
$7 700 per night
LOW SEASON (June – September)
$6 700 per night
PEAK SEASON (Dec 24- Jan 8, Jan 24-30, April 9-13)
$8 500 per night
PRIVATE CHARTER INCLUSIONS
- Transfers Airport to Yatch
- Use of all 9 luxury cabins with ensuite bathrooms / AC
- 2 dives per day excluding checkin/check out days
- 3 meals a day plus snacks
- 24hour tea, water & instant coffee
- 1 diving instructor and 1 diving guide
- Unlimited snorkelling
- 1 night fishing trip
- Use of dingy & dhoni for island transfers, diving, surfing
- BBQ on deserted island
- 12% GST Tax
- Green Tax 6 $ per person per day (obligatorily)
- Christmas / New Year’s supplement (obligatorily)
- Tax on services and alcohol
- Travel Insurance
- Alcohol & soft drinks
- Rental of diving/fishing equipment / Diving courses / Additional diving
OPTIONAL ADD ONS
- Additional day and night fishing
- Surf / SUP Guide
- Surf / SUP Rental
- Yoga Instructor
- Cooking Classes
- Dining off the yatch at a resort
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