One of the world’s leading yacht charter companies is offering an intimate and affordable way to experience a sailing holiday, allowing guests to rent a cabin on board a crewed catamaran. Catamarans accommodate a maximum of 12 guests and follow a set itinerary travelling between beautiful atolls.
Cruises through the Maldives allow guests to relax on board, snorkel in turquoise waters and explore beautiful destinations.
These ‘By The Cabin’ cruises are ideal sailing holidays for singles, couples and small groups who wish to visit different islands without chartering their own yacht. These modern catamarans offer boutique accommodation and access to picturesque anchorages and quieter snorkelling spots that large cruise ships aren’t able to visit.
The professional crew consists of a captain, deckhand and a steward/cook who prepares a fantastic selection of meals - full board is included. Accommodation is in a cosy, double cabin with an en suite bathroom and air-conditioning, while there are plenty of common areas for relaxation and dining.
Well-planned itineraries allow guests to relax and sun bathe on board the catamaran while it sails between islands, then they can disembark to explore inland or have fun in the water - water sports equipment on board includes snorkelling gear and a sea kayak. The catamaran anchors overnight in sheltered locations to ensure a peaceful night’s sleep. All departures are guaranteed even if the cruise is not full – you may find yourself alone with just the crew!
Extend your holiday by spending a few days at one of the hotels and resorts we offer. Alternatively, we can arrange crewed and bareboat yacht charters where your itinerary can be tailored to suit your plans.
7 night ‘By The Cabin’ cruises run almost every week throughout the year. Cruises around the Maldives start and end on Sunday.
Prices from £1,999 per person.
These prices include flights, transfers, 7 nights’ accommodation based on two sharing a double cabin, full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner), the services of 3 crew members, bed linen and towels, all fuel, and watersports on board. Guests must pay a cash box on arrival of around US$180 per person which covers taxes and local fees.
Contact us for a tailor-made quotation based on your requirements.
Contact us on 01752 880880 to speak to our friendly travel specialists about Dream Yacht Charters.
Spend your week wisely – on our Maldives Dream cruise. South Male’ Atoll, Bodukashihura, the Alikoi Rah Sand Bank, Daghetti, and Maadhoo Finolhu are all on the list. You’ll swim, lounge, snorkel, and kayak among the beautiful beaches and lagoons at every turn. The premium cabin offers a luxurious retreat to return to after you spend your days exploring.
Day 1: Sunday Embarkation in the lagoon of Hulhumale’ at 14:00, after a 20 min transfer by boat (Dhoani) from the international airport of Male’ or Hulhule Island Resort. Lunch will be served onboard and we start our cruise at 16.00h towards Eyboodhoo Lagoon (South Male’ Atoll) swimming site. Anchorage and dinner in front of Eyboodhoo Lagoon.
Day 2 : Monday After Breakfast and after 1h sailing you will discover a paradise on earth: Sand Bank (called sexy beach) a magnificent sand bank with white fine powder-like sand, time for swimming, snorkelling, kayaking. During sailing Lunch will be served and in 4h 30 we cross the channel to South Ari Atoll and moor in front of Bodukashihura, which is an uninhibited island surrounded by a reef with abundance of marine life. Swimming, snorkelling. Night at anchorage off Bodukashihura.
Day 3 : Tuesday After Breakfast 1 hour sailing towards Meerufenfushi, a jewel, one of the most beautiful islands in the Maldives, sheltered by a small lagoon, a small natural pool lined with a paradise beach. Appreciate the protective shadow of the beautiful palm trees. During Lunch the boat moves to Dhigghiri, a private island. Collect some shells when walking on the beach and admire the elegant sea birds. Swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, etc. Mooring overnight and beach buffer dinner.
Day 4 : Wednesday After breakfast short navigation of 30 min towards Alikoi Rah Sand Bank, surrounded by a reef with abundance of marine life- Swimming, kayaking, snorkelling – during lunch time we sail 2 hours towards Raiy Dhiggaa, a private island. Collect some shells at the beach or spend your time with swimming, kayaking, snorkelling, etc...
Day 5 : Thursday After breakfast we sail 1h30 towards Sand Bank near Ranveli Resort for swimming, snorkeling and kayaking – for the guest who like to dive, they have the possibility to use the dive centre of the resort. In the evening the boat will sail 30 minutes to Daghetti island with its local village with shopping facilities in the numerous boutiques. Do not miss the pride of the habitants: a superb banyan tree that is several hundred years old and of impressive dimension. – Dinner at anchorage off Daghetti.
Day 6 : Friday During breakfast we cross the channel in 4 hours towards the South Male’ Atoll, the boat will anchor at a sand bank and with some luck you will be able to see manta rays and swim along with them or you snorkel or just relax at the beach with its fine sand. After 1hr sailing the boat will arrive at the local village Guraidhoo Island, with its souvenir shops and visit to this village is another experience not to be missed. Dinner at the anchorage of Guraidhoo
Day 7 : Saturday After breakfast the boat will head for Maadhoo Finolhu where you can swim, snorkel, go by kayak or just relax on the fine sandy beach. Beach buffer Lunch and at 14 :00 hrs we start to sail towards Hulhumale Lagoon where we arrive around 17.00 hrs
Day 8 : Sunday Disembarkation at 6.45 am
Itinerary subject to modifications without any notice for technical and/or weather reasons