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Tour Inclusions

INCLUSIONS
  • Airport transfers to Ulua
  • Private Charter for 18 guests
  • Fully Staffed with 11 crew members onboard
  • Full board meals, breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Unlimited Tea, coffee, filtered water
  • Fresh Sushimi & Sushi snacks
  • WIFI
  • 50 foot Surf / Dive Dhoni or 37 foot Fisher depending on charter type*
  • 22 foot dingy for local island visits
  • Sunset dolphin trip
  • local fishing trip
  • 2-3 dives per day weights & tanks included*
  • Visit sand banks, un inhabited islands and local villages
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided snorkelling trip
  • Non motorised watersports Paddle boards, Kyaks
  • Use of local fishing gear onboard
  • Cruise Male – Baa –  Lhaviyani  or  Male – Vaavu – Ari Atolls
  • 12% TGST Tax & Green Tax

Tour Exclusions

EXCLUSIONS / Available upon booking

  • Alocoholic Beverage & Fresh Juices
  • Dive Coarses
  • SUP Surf boards, kitesurfing equipment, surfboards.
  • Instructors Yoga, Kitesurf, SUP / Surf
  • Photographer
  • Motorised watersports 2 x JetSkis, fun tube, wakeboards
  • Spa & massage treatments
  • Fishing equipment – casting, jgging, popping, trolling
  • Crew Tips
  • Flights
  • Travel Insurance

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Moon Tours & Princess Ulua

Maldives Private Luxury Yacht

‘Princess Ulua’

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 Princess Ulua is a state-of-the-art sea vessel. Measuring 120 feet long and 33 feet wide, every inch of the MV (Motorized Vessel) Princess Ulua 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 Princess Ulua can easily accommodate 18 guests among its 9 luxury cabins: The Standard Room, Ocean View Suites, family room 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 Princess Ulua 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 Princess Ulua offers snorkeling, island hopping and picnic dining on island sandbars.

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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.

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DIVING & SNORKELLING

Although the Maldives are 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.

Maldives diving is year round. Each season brings the opportunity to see the same creatures, BIG and small. What makes the seasons different are the conditions. Of interest: the Maldives waters support the world’s largest known population of reef manta rays all year round. Whale sharks can be seen all year round as well, which are two bucket list creatures of every scuba diver.

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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;

  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.
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Fishing

The Princess Ulua has a live holding tank that expands across the width of the back platform. Great for holding large reef fish and giant trevally. This takes eating fresh Sushi / Sushimi to new level.

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.

CHECK IN

  • from 12pm
  • all guests must check in together

CHECK-OUT

  • 7am
  • late check out, upon request and subject to availability

TRANSFERS

  • 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.

STANDARD CHARTER

  • Male – Baa –  Lhaviyani  or
  • Male – Vaavu – Ari Atolls

FUEL SURCHARGES EACH WAY

  • Male – Thaa – Raa USD$3000
  • Male – Laamu – Haadaalu USD$4000
  • Male – Huvadhoo – Addu USD$5000

 

ITINERARIES UPON REQUEST

  • Diving
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Cruising

9 Spacious 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, 220v electricity supply 3-pin square pin plug types – adaptors are available Life jackets.

Bridge Deck

2 Deluxe Cabins,Double or Twin Occupancy

Max Occupancy: 2
Private bathroom: Yes
Air Conditioning: Yes

Lower Deck

1 Master Suite, Double Occupancy

Max Occupancy: 2
Private bathroom: Yes
Air Conditioning: Yes

4 Family Rooms,Double, Triple or Twin Occupancy

Max Occupancy: 2-3
Private bathroom: Yes
Air Conditioning: Yes

2 Standard Rooms,Double or Twin Occupancy

Max Occupancy: 2
Private bathroom: Yes
Air Conditioning: Yes

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS – PRINCESS ULUA

Port of Registry / Flag: Maldives
Place of Build: Lh. Kurendhoo, Maldives
Year of Build: 2018
Length O.A.: 36.75m
Beam: 10.6 m
Draft: 2.9m
Displacement: 230 Tons
Cruising Speed: 8 knots
Range: 1500 miles
Hull Type: Balau & Campus Timber Mono Hull

Accommodation
Bridge Deck
2 Deluxe Room,Double or Twin Occupancy

Lower Deck

1 Master Suite, Double Occupancy
4 Family Rooms,Double, Triple or Twin Occupancy 2 Standard Rooms,Double or Twin Occupancy

No. Of Passenger: 18 Staff and Crew: 11

Navigational and Communication

Depth Echo Sounder Garmin GPS Satellite Phone

Safety Equipments

1 x Tender
Fire Alarm System – Smoke detectors, Sounders, Call points and Remote Indication Panel Lightning Protection ESE System

MACHINERY

1 Main Engine Cummins 640 HP Type: Diesel
Max Speed: 10 knots
Diesel Storage: 16000 Ltrs Petrol Storage: 7200 Ltrs

Generators

2 x 60 kW Onan Marine Generator Power: 230V, Three Phase 50 Hz

Water Makers

3 x WaterMaker Desalination Plant – 30000 Litres / Day Water Storage: 13500 Litres

Air-Conditioning

Gree Marine Air-conditioning system

Diving Equipments (on request)

2 x Bauer diving Compressor
Oxygen Kit and First Aid Kits
Diving Tanks, Regulators, BCDs,
Dive Computers Masks, Snorkels, Fins, Balloons & Weights

Water Sports Equipment

2 x SEADOO GTI SE130 2 x Kayak
1 x Banana Fun Tube
1 x Wake- Boarding

1 x Fun Tube – Double Trouble 2 x Paddle Boards
1 x Water Slide 7mx11m
1 x Swimming Pool

TENDERS
ULUA HUNTER ​Sports Fisher
37ft Fishing/Dive/Surf Speed Boat
2 x Suzuki 300HP Outboard Engine
Cruising Passenger Capacity: 20
Diving Passenger Capacity: 18
FishingPassenger Capacity:8
Cruising Speed: 45 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 600 Liters
Length: 11.2m
Beam: 3m
Draft: 0.9m
Fresh Water Capacity: 120 litres
Crew accommodation for 2 Pax
Guest Shower/Toilet
DAN Oxygen Kits & First Aid Kits
Equipped for Scuba Diving, Fishing and Water Sports

DINGY

22ft Speed Tender
1 x Mercury 60HP Outboard Engine Passenger Capacity: 10
Cruising Speed: 22 Knots
Fuel Capacity: 120 Litres
Length: 6.7m
Beam: 2m
Draft: 0.7m
Hull Type: Fiberglass
VHF Radio

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DINING

Dining for upto 18 guests under the stars, toes in the sand on a deserted island, in comfort of the air-conditioned restaurant or out door dining table in the warm breeze.

Our onboard chef will serve up some dishes to excite your taste buds, a mixture of Maldivian, Asian, European, Vegetarian.

3 meals a day are served buffet style, using local ingredients and a variety of flavors to suit all guests.
Special dietary requirements can be catered to, please advise upon booking.
Example menu:
Breakfast: Variety of fruits, yoghurt, ceral, toast, tea / coffee, eggs any style
Lunch: Salads, fish dish, chicken dish, pasta / rice, curry.
Dinner: Salads, vegetables, meat dish, rice, soup, local dish, roti breads, curry & dessert.

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.


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DIVING & SNORKELLING MALDIVES

We provide snorkelling upon request whether it’s diving, surfing or fun cruising trip. Snorkel in our beautiful crystal clear water and enjoy the mesmerizing underwater scenery. Swim with Mantas, Dolphins, Whale shark and many more. Make sure to give our team a heads up to arrange accordingly.
May to October
During the Southwest season from May-October diving on the west side of the atolls can be very active –  good visibility typically attracts large schools of pelagic creatures including different species of sharks, tuna, wrasse, rays and turtles. Diving on the east side of the atolls can make this season very special. Though the visibility will be decreased due to the increased plankton, it is the best time and place in the Maldives to see manta rays and whale sharks, making up for the reduced viz. This is manta feeding season so there are usually more mantas during these months. June and July are the ‘official’ rainy season months. Because the Maldives is in the equatorial belt, severe storms and cyclones are extremely rare events.

Itinerary: Several to choose from – of special interest  are the 7-night itineraries starting or ending in South Ari (these require a domestic flight, which is well worth it if you like avoiding crowds). Since most boats will be headed back to Male in the weekends, you’ll have time and space on the day before departure to snorkel in South Ari, hopefully with the whalesharks! And, don’t forget, any itinerary with Baa atoll will feature feeding mantas. Look for itineraries  that start or end in Baa – you’ll have the same situation as in the one-way Ari trips except, if you’re lucky, in Baa you’ll be snorkeling with the manta rays on your day before departure!

Currents: The currents are not typically as strong this time of year or on these itineraries.  These itineraries are recommended for those who may not be advanced divers or very comfortable in strong currents.

Visibility: Will be reduced, especially on the east side of the atolls, but, remember, reduced visibility means more plankton which means more mantas!!!

Sea life: As mentioned above, same creatures year round but there are definitely more mantas hanging out and feeding around Baa Atoll this time of year. And, don’t forget about the macro photography opportunities – this is not only a big animal destination…the little guys are here, too!

Amount of boats: In summer time many boats go for dry dock or do not offer trips, therefore making it less busy than in winter time.

November to April

The Northeast season from November-April is the Maldivian summer though there is little difference in temperatures from season to season. Conditions are drier, visibility is generally good and the reef life is usually colorful. Current can be very strong dependent upon itinerary. Due to currents flowing from the northeast, there can be a lot of shark action on the east side of the atolls. During this season, the manta and whale sharks will mostly be found on the west side of the atolls.

Itinerary: Several to choose from – Central Island itineraries (consisting of North Male, Ari, Rasdhoo and South Male) are ‘typical’ of the Maldives. Because of their reputation, these itineraries are very popular with liveaboards and resorts alike. You will find itineraries that go north, some that go south and some that go deep south. Most itineraries that go north will be more like the ones described above in the Southwest Season. Those that go a little south will likely include Vaavu and/or Meemu where channel diving will be the norm. Here the currents are definitely stronger and you should be comfortable diving in variable up-and down-currents if you select one of these itineraries. For the deep south trips that start or end in Addu, even more experience is required. These trips feature max. 3 dives a day, all channel diving and lots of transit time. These are exhilarating trips but should be reserved for divers experienced in diving in strong currents and who love diving with sharks!

Currents: On average, the currents begin to flow in November and get stronger through January. As we move into February they begin to subside a bit and April has more slack currents. But, it depends a great deal on what itinerary you are on – the further south you go, the stronger the current due to the amount of channel diving. In addition, April and November are months where the currents start changing therefore making them more difficult for the dive guides to predict.

Visibility: Should be very good on the east side of the atolls; can be a little reduced on the west side but that’s where you’re more likely to find the mantas and whale sharks.

Sea life: As mentioned above, same creatures year round but there will be more species of sharks the further south you go. The mantas will be found mostly on cleaning stations rather than feeding in lagoons. The reef life can be beautiful. Good photo opportunities but it can be very challenging on itineraries with strong current, especially with a large housing with strobes.

Amount of boats: As this will be peak high season, some popular well known dive sites can be become crowded.

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ISLAND HOPPING

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)

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FISHING

We provide fishing Charter services to our clients upon requests.
Pack your rods and favourite lures. With ample of fishing opportunities along the way while cruising.
Line fishing is provided for all fishing charters along with a professionally equipped fishing vessel.

FLYING WITH SURF 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 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.

Brett Robinson

Helloworld Travel Leopold
Shop 31, Gateway Plaza

641-659 Bellarine Hwy, Leopold, VIC, 3224

P +61 (03) 5250 1210   E: brett.leopold@helloworld.com.au

 

HIRE BOARDS
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.

 

STAYING CONNECTED

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.

 

MONEY

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

 

PHOTO GALLERY

INCLUSIONS

  • Airport transfers to Ulua
  • Private Charter for 18 guests
  • 11 crew members onboard
  • Full board meals, breakfast, lunch & dinner
  • Unlimited Tea, coffee, filtered water
  • Fresh Sushimi & Sushi snacks
  • WIFI
  • 50 foot Surf / Dive Dhoni or 37 foot Fisher depending on charter type*
  • 22 foot dingy for local island visits
  • Sunset dolphin trip
  • local fishing trip
  • 2-3 dives per day weights & tanks included*
  • Visit sand banks, un inhabited islands and local villages
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Guided snorkelling trip
  • Non motorised watersports Paddle boards, Kyaks
  • Use of local fishing gear onboard
  • Cruise Male – Baa –  Lhaviyani  or  Male – Vaavu – Ari Atolls
  • 12% TGST Tax & Green Tax

EXCLUSIONS / Available upon booking

  • Alocoholic Beverage & Fresh Juices
  • Dive Coarses
  • SUP Surf boards, kitesurfing equipment, surfboards.
  • Instructors Yoga, Kitesurf, SUP / Surf
  • Photographer
  • Motorised watersports 2 x JetSkis, fun tube, wakeboards
  • Spa & massage treatments
  • Fishing equipment – casting, jgging, popping, trolling
  • Crew Tips

FUEL SURCHARGES EACH WAY

  • Male – Thaa – Raa USD$3000
  • Male – Laamu – Haadaalu USD$4000
  • Male – Huvadhoo – Addu USD$5000

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