Theia - Central Atolls Charter
10 nights from: $5,357pp (single bookings)
10 nights from: $4,990pp (groups of 10 or more)
Includes: return domestic flights ex Male to the Central atolls, airport/harbour transfers, air-con onboard accommodation and all meals, surf guide and use of onboard equipment.
Longer or shorter stays available. Please enquire for a quote or group rate quote.
One of the ultimate Maldivian surf charters! Like the Outer Atolls. If you're serious about surfing in the Maldives then the central atolls are hard to beat. With some of the most untouched and uncrowded parts of the Indian Ocean, this area is stunning!
The trip format and cost will be exactly the same as with the Outer Atoll charters, except you fly down to Laamu Atoll on Maldivian Air Dash-8 aircraft. For the next 10 nights you'll be in surf heaven surfing the Central Atolls of Laamu, Meemu, Thaa & Dhaal atolls. Apart from catching and eating your own fish, snorkelling the pristine reefs you’ll of course getting uncrowded mind blowing barrels!
There is a max board length restriction of 8'6" for these inter atoll flights, which means if you're travelling with longboards exceeding this length, then the charter will need to start from Male. For charters originating in Male its recommended (due to the travel time) that a few extra days are needed to cover all of the (well over a dozen) surf breaks.
The breaks in the central atolls also work on a wider range of swell and wind conditions than those of the Inner Atolls so an experienced Outer Atoll guide is essential.
Theia has scheduled 10 night departures in 2016. This exceptionally comfortable boat with 8 cabins including two Seaview Suites is perfectly suited for couples; all cabins with double beds and ensuites; loads of deck space and lounge areas. Six air-conditioned twin cabins with ensuite bathrooms and charters can be booked on an exclusive group basis or individuals and small groups can book as mixed charters which will have a maximum of 10 surfers. These are guaranteed departures with minimum 3 surfers booked.
Theia is a 32-metre, timber hulled motor yacht; a luxury live-aboard that lets you explore the waves in style. Horizon II is an 80ft vessel with six comfortable air-conditioned cabins all have fan and en-suite bathroom. Facilities include a fully stocked bar/saloon area with TV, DVD and Hi-Fi entertainment system. Theia‘s sun deck adjoins the ‘Sky Bar’, so you can soak up the sun and your favourite drink while watching the passing parade of picture-perfect tropical islands. Most meals are eaten al fresco, in the shaded, on-deck dining terrace. Our on-board chef, sous-chef and waiter are dedicated to bringing you the finest, and most filling, selection of Asian and European dishes. There’s also a spacious air- conditioned lounge with a bar, panoramic views, flat screen TV, video, DVD, PlayStation 3 and a Wii.She is crewed with some of the most experienced locals who know their stuff. She takes no more than 10 surfers-keeping the crowd factor down.
Guest accommodation on Theia includes a deluxe double cabin, five superior rooms and two Seaview Suites. All rooms are air-conditioned with en-suite facilities. Most rooms are double occupancy, but two can be converted to triples on request, giving a maximum of 18 guests per trip. The luxurious Seaview Suites feature fine linen, polished timber panelling and big picture windows so you can wake to magnificent views of sapphire blue waters and palm clad tropical islands.
Theia is powered by a 480 hp Doosan Daewoo marine engine and is accompanied by a 17 metre support dhoni and tender to access the surf breaks.
If you're after a surf trip of a life-time then the central atolls are unbeatable! In the central atolls you can snorkel on unspoilt reefs, catch a fish for dinner and see parts of the country that most tourists never experience. And you can surf some of the best waves of your life!
Ocean Oasis: An upmarket option - Ocean Oasis is available for exclusive group charters to the Inner and Central Atolls. A modern, 35-metre, glass fibre motor yacht powered by twin 360hp marine deisel engines. Guest accommodation on Ocean Oasis comprises 11 cabins. The eight standard cabins are available with your choice of king-sized or twin beds. All cabins are air-conditioned and have their own private bathroom with shower. Even more luxurious is the comfortable lounge dining/bar area and a Jacuzzi, this is a boat to bring the wives, girlfriends as they'll be in heaven with this luxury! The on-board chef and galley staff prepare a sumptuous buffet for every meal, featuring fresh seafood, Asian specialities and European favourites – enough for the heartiest appetite. Dine in comfort in the spacious, air conditioned dining room, appointed and furnished to quality restaurant standards.
Gurahali: Another great value for money exclusive charter-bookings are for mainly for exclusive groups of 6 – 12 surfers. Gurahali will be available for custom group charters to the Inner or Central Atolls for up to 12 surfers. Gurahali is exceptional value especially for groups wanting their own cabins. The Gurahali is a 28 metre, timber vessel built in 2008 and operated by top Maldivian charter company Voyages Maldives. There are six ensuite cabins with double size bunk beds plus one ensuite cabin with double bed and single bed. Gurahali has spacious bar and dining areas; sun deck and shaded open-air deck spaces; lounge and entertainment system TV/DVD/Music & BOSE home theatre system with surround sound. For additional on the water support there is a dinghy and dhoni. Snorkeling gear and fishing lines are available.
PRICES ARE IN NZ$. Please note most of these prices are ex Auckland and subject to currency fluctuations, flight availability and dates of travel. High season surcharges may apply.