Maldives Luxury Private Charter, MY Carpe Diem
Cruise the stunning Maldives in style, book a private charter for you and your partner or bring the whole family and some friends along. 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.
8 or 11 day options aboard the luxurious 115ft Motor Yacht Carpe Diem with her 60ft follow boat and smaller tender, she’s got 13 crew, is locally built and owned, perfectly set up for cruising, surfing, diving and fishing.
The boat has 10 cabins divided over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 guests with the luxury and flexibility to bring as many or as few guests aboard on a private charter.
Our Private charter rate is based on up to 12 guests, additional per person rates apply up to 20 guests maximum.
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.
With dive masters and an instructor on board you will have the opportunity to complete a dive course in paradise or the freedom to dive to your limits. Carpe Diem 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.
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.
All of our vessels are accompanied by spacious diving Dhoni (tenders), which are equipped with the latest to meet the ever-growing demands of the divers today. The Dhoni have Nitrox membrane systems providing 32%, a toilet, hot water shower, fresh water showers and camera rinsing tank.
The Carpe Diem and the Carpe Novo provide standard up to 3 dives a day versus the Carpe Vita with up to 4 dives a day.
Snorkelers are welcome too, apart from some dedicated snorkel trips; the motor yachts all have a small speed boat (dingy) available for snorkelers to go snorkelling with our crew when the divers are out diving. For private charters, itineraries and activities will be completely tailored for you.
Surfing and Paddling
Got a surf board or stand up, the crew and local surf guide 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.
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!
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. 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 night, 8 day or 10 nights, 11 day options
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. What ever you want to do we are at your service.
Luxury Motor Yacht – Carpe Diem
Have a look inside the Carpe Diem
MY Carpe Diem was hand build in 2008 completely out of wood in the Maldives. She’s 35m 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’s 60ft Dhoni is fully stocked for diving and will be an optional extra for our clients. With a total of 13 experienced crew you can rest assured that every detail is taken care of.
Carpe Diem cabins
The Carpe Diem has 10 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are suite (1), deluxe (1), double (2) and standard (6). All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower.
All Cabins have individually controlled A/C, safety deposit boxes and en-suite bathroom with shower and toilet.
Power on board is 220V with UK 3 pin types. Internet available on-board.
A total of 6 standard cabins, SALSA, SCUBA, SURF, SMILE, SNORKEL and SKI are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. 4 of these standard cabins are very spacious having a queen double bed and bunk bed. The 2 other standard cabins each have a twin bed and bunk bed and can only take twin sharing occupancy. All standard cabins have portholes.
MAIN DECK CABINS
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 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.
The very spacious suite, our SUN cabin, with over 20 m2 in size is located at the upper deck. The suite has a king size bed, a wide flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player and an ample closet plus storage space. The 5 windows give a beautiful view to the sea.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING ?
Pack your favourite swimwear and most comfortable clothes, dress for the tropics and get ready to relax. 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.
Your favourite mask and snorkel, water tee’s, rash vests, reef booties, sun protection are all a good idea.
If you are into fishing you will need to bring your own gear unless yo are happy to fish Maldivian style with hand lines.
Any items of a personal nature.
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WHO CAN GO ON A PRIVATE CHARTER?
Consider this your boat, you can bring whom ever you’d like to share the experience with on a private charter. Bring the kids, grand parents, the whole family, a group of friends or book Carpe Diem for business trip to impress clients or to reward your staff. They’d appreciate it. As Richard Branson says. ‘look after your staff and they will look after your clients’.
MEALS & DINING
All meals, snacks, filtered water, tea & coffee are included
After a short leave of absence our 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 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, anniversaries to name a few.
Not included: Alcoholic beverages – a selection of beer, wine, spirits can be purchased on board.
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.
DIVING & SNORKELLING MALDIVES
All of our 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%, 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 speed boat (dingy) available for snorkelers to go snorkeling with our crew when the divers are out diving.
You will need to pay for the rental gear on board of the boat.
Rental Gear Prices
- Full Equipment:USD 220 for 7 days / USD 300 for 10 days
- 15L tanks:USD 100 for a week (USD 150 for 10 days)
- Nitrox tank:USD 100 for a week (USD 150 for 10 days)
- Wetsuit:USD 40 for a week (USD 50 for 10 days)
- Regulator:USD 50 for a week (USD 70 for 10 days)
- BCD:USD 50 for a week (USD 70 for 10 days)
- Snorkel equipment:USD 30 for a week (USD 40 for 10 days)
- Nitrox Refills:USD 100 for a week (USD 150 for 10 days)
Scuba dive insurance DAN. (Available on board 15 euros p/p for 7 nights)
- DISCOVER SCUBA DIVING
- REFRESHER / SCUBA REVIEW
- OPEN WATER DIVER COURSE
GETTING THERE AND AWAY
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 to Male where you will be met by Carpe Diem Crew and chauffeured to the the boat.
Flights with Singapore Airlines leave regularly from Sydney or Melbourne – Male via Singapore or with QATAR via Doha and Emirates via Dubai.
Flying with Surf and Stand Up Paddle Boards.
Pack your favourite surf board or SUP, it’ll have to be around 9’2 max with some airlines claiming up to 9’8. Check with your chosen airline before booking.
AFRICA CONNECTION FOR THE ULTIMATE LUXURY LAND AND SEA EXPERIENCE
Regular flights with Emirates depart Male (Maldives) to Nairobi (Kenya) via Dubai or QATAR Male – Nairobi via Doha
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.
PRIVATE CHARTER RATES
MAY – SEPTEMBER
All inclusive package 7 nights / 8 days
- USD$24,930 charter rate is for upto 12 guests
- USD$1995 pp person for additional guests upto 20
All inclusive package 10 nights / 11 days
- USD$34,800 charter rate is for upto 12 guests
- USD$2900 pp person for additional guests upto 20
Final pricing will be based on any additional extras required.
Hand crafted will be created itinerary to suit your chosen activities
- SUP Boards (surf or flat water)
- SUP or Surf coach
- Yoga / Fitness Instructor
- IKO Kiteboarding Instructor
- Kiteboarding Equipment
- Fishing Equipment
- Snorekelling / Free Dive gear
- Additional dinggy boat
LOW SEASON RATES
29 Aug -5th Sept
HIGH SEASON RATES APPLY
31st Oct – 14th Nov
- 7 night / 8 day or 10 night / 11 day MY Carpe Diem private charter
Accommodation in air conditioned cabins with 70x60cm windows (in Suite, Deluxe and High Standard) or 20x15cm portholes (in Standard), ensuite shower (with hot water) toilet, toiletries, towels and beach towels.
- 60ft Dhoni 9follow boat), enclosed with showers and toilet for surf trips and diving
- 15ft tender for additional support, fishing, snorkelling etc
- Local surf guide to get you on the best waves
- Dive master and instructor on board
- Full Board Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks.
- Tea and coffee (instant) available 24h.
- Drinking water + drinking bottle with logo
- Local taxes
- Airport meet and greet plus transfers
- Snorkelling gear and Maldivian style fishing gear (hand lines)
- 2 x Dive masters (Dives and Padi certified courses cost extra)
- Beach BBQ and bon fire on a deserted island
- DVD library and Books Library
Guaranteed private and exclusive charter
- Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks .
- Diving Equipment & Fees
6 USD p/p per night Green Tax
GST on all services sold on board
Crew gratuities. We suggest 100 to 150 USD per client on a 10 night trip
30% deposit is required upon booking confirmation, balance due 90 days prior to departure.
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