Yasawa Princess - Best of Central Atolls

Atoll Explorer Route

  • Code: MAYP-CR-14N

    Atoll Explorer Route


    An amazing 14 night cruise around the islands and sandbanks of the Maldives with opportunities for scuba diving and snorkelling and other excursions. A seven day option is also available.

    Day 1 (Monday - Arrival)

    Arrive Male

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    - Transfer to Yasawa Princess by boat

    - Welcome meeting followed with safety briefings

    Day 2 (Tuesday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Cruise to Sexy Beach (South Male'Atoll) At 1000Hrs the tender will be ready to take you this beautiful sand bank, here you can snorkel around the reef, soak in the sun or simply relax under the sun. Beach Umbrella's will be setup if the wind conditions allow. At 1200Hrs The tender will there to collect you up and take you back to the vessel for lunch. The ship then cruises close to Maadhoo Finolhu and after Lunch, at 1630Hrs you visit the local island of Gumidhoo, to get a glimpse of traditional Maldivian Island Life and to visit the local shops. You can then head back to the boat at 18.00 in time for the Evening Happy Hour.

    Day 3 (Wednesday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    The day is spent on Maadhoo Finolhu Picnic Island. This excursion will dart in the Morning 1000Hrs and you will retum backto the vessel at 18.00. Lunch is served on the island. There is plenty of shade on the island to relax on the beach. This island has a big lagoon, therefore if you a keen snorkeler please request to the Guest Relations that you want to be clapped off the edge of the reef so that you do not have to swim all the way out or you can join the divers if the dive site is suitable for snorkelling. Night fishing from 17.30 using traditional hand lines with baits.

    Day 4 (Thursday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Early Ccruise to Alimathaa Sandbank (Vaavu Atoll). The morning and afternoon are spent visiting the sandbank for snorkelling and sunbathing and relaxing. This sand bank has an enclosed lagoon and a stunning reef. An optional night snorkelling excursion will be organized at 15.00 on Alimatha House Reef which is famous for its sharks and sting Rays. (Chargeable at $11.00 per person Tax Inc)

    Day 5 (Friday)

    Huraa Finolhu

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Cruise to Anbaraa (Vaavu Atoll). Ambaraa is a picnic island Located on the south west side of Vaavu Atoll, and has a beautiful House reef with easy access from the beach. Morning and afternoon will be spent on this island. Evening beach BBQ followed with music, and dancing.

    Day 6 (Saturday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Early morning cross the channel to the south Atoll. Head out to the sand bank as soon as we reach the destination. Once again a nice location to snorkel or simply relax on the beach. Beach Umbrellas will be placed for shade if the prevailing wind conditions allow. Night fishing from 17.00 using traditional hand lines.

    Day 7 (Sunday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Cruise to Ariadhoo Anadhoo which is located on the southern edge of Ari Atoll. This is one of the best areas in the Maldives for spotting whale sharks. There is an optional excursion to view the whale sharks on the dive boat (chargeable at $11.00 per parson Inc Tax). For those gueststhat would like to stay on the island, transfers will be arranged in the morning and the afternoon. Captains dinner takes place in the evening.

    Day 8 (Monday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Excursions will be organized depending on the mid week arrivals and departures. If the changeover takes place in the morning we will move close to Bodufinolhu, a small deserted island slightly west of Araidhoo. Excursions will be arranged to Ariadhoo.

    Day 9 (Tuesday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Cruise to Hurasdhoo a pineapple island - one of the very few islands where pineapple trees grow. This island has a beautiful beach and a wonderful reef for snorkelling. Optional excursions between late January and April are available for snorkelling with manta rays at Rangali Madivaru chargeable at $11.00 per person. Night Fishing from 1730Hrs to 1930Hrs using traditional hand lines with baits.

    Day 10 (Wednesday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Cruise to Rarydhigaa - a picnic island located in the atoll, with an enclosed lagoon providing easy access for snorkelling. There are beautiful beaches on both sides of the island for sunbathing and relaxing. Fullday will be spent on the Island with a picnic lunch.

    Day 11 (Thursday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Cruise to Dhiggiril/Meerufenfushi (depending on island availability) Both Dhiggiri and Meerufenfushi have the qualities every vacationer dreams of - white sandy beaches, turquoise lagoon and a good reef to snorkel. Morning and Afternoon excursions are available with night fishing from 1730Hrs to 1930Hrs using tradrtional hand Lines and bails.

    Day 12 (Friday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Cruise to Maayafushi Sandbank/Velidhu Island Resort (Velidhu Island Resort is only available if the island has low occupancy). Morning and afternoon excursions are available.

    Day 13 (Saturday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Cruise to Rasdhoo Madivaru, located on the southern edge of Rasdhoo atoll. Madivaru has a chain of sand banks stretching north with enclosed lagoons forming natural pools to swim in. Relax on the beach or go out snorkelling - for more experienced snorkelers there will be an option to join the dive boat. Evening BBQ and Party.

    Day 14 (Sunday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Sandbank in the morning or early afternoon depending on the weather conditions. Head back to Male anchorage region for an excursion to Male.

    Day 15 (Monday)

    Atoll Explorer - Vaavu

    Transfer will be arranged to Male International Airport for departues. Checkout is 1100Hrs. *Itineraries are subjected to change depending on weather conditions.


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    code: MAYP-CR-14N


    - Airport transfers / seaplane transfers

    - All inclusive bases

    - All excursions outlined in itinerary

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    Entry and Departure taxes if applicable

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