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Local Island Day Trip from Hulhumale

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    What to Expect
    Make your way to Hulhumale Jetty and depart by speedboat on a small-group tour with the guide and boat captain.

    Dependent on the choice of the tour, we will cruise north or south of Male.

    Cruising north, visit the islands of Himmurfushi and Huraa offering firsthand information about local island life. Our experienced guides will accompany you on a tour of each island sharing information on their culture and tradition. In Huraa, gain insights into the simple life led by the villagers, visit a boat building yard and view the process of making Maldivian dry fish. Discover the mangrove swamps and freshwater lake and learn more about this fragile eco-system. At Himmurfushi, take lunch at a local restaurant and visit souvenir shops where you may purchase local handicrafts and mementos.

    Cruising south, visit Gulhi and Maafushi. In Gulhi, wander the quiet streets of this small local island. Take time out to relax on the beach and listen to the waves breaking on the white sands. At Maafushi experience life on the island that has led the way with guesthouse tourism. Take lunch at a local restaurant and visit souvenir shops where you may purchase local handicrafts and mementos. For those feeling active, there is time to participate in the many watersports on offer here.

    In between island visits, it is possible to snorkel and discover the beauty of this underwater paradise. Sites vary, depending on weather and current conditions, but you can be guaranteed an abundance of colorful tropical fish and coral life. 

    Following a safety briefing on responsible snorkeling, put on your provided fins, mask, and snorkel and jump into the warm, azure waters of the Indian Ocean. Keep your eyes open for sea turtles, reef sharks, and rays the Maldives is home to, youngsters will want to be on the lookout for Nemo (aka clownfish).

    The snorkel guide will not only act as your 'spotter' to point out marine life that may not have caught your eye but will assist less confident or inexperienced snorkelers, ensuring the equipment is comfortable and feel safe in the water. Buoyancy aids are available if needed, but participants should have the ability to swim unaided.

    The itinerary concludes at the starting point in Hulhumale.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Hulhumale Jetty, Laccadive Sea, Maldives

    Traveler pickup is offered
    Rates are reflective of guests joining from Hulhumale.
    For guest’s joining from Male or Male International Airport we include complimentary transfer by public ferry/bus to the jetty in Hulhumale where most of our tours start.
    Should you wish for a private return transfer to and from Male by taxi there is an additional charge of $30 for 2 persons.
    Whilst we are happy to provide excursions to guests staying on resorts within Male Atolls, there would be an additional charge for transfers between the resort and Male. This cost will be dependent on the distance the resort is from Male. We would also require permission from the resort to allow us to collect you from their private jetty which can be obtained via the guest relations team at reception. Alternatively, you wish to take the resort transfer to the airport or Male from where we can arrange a guide to meet with you.


    Airports

    • Velana International Airport, Airport Main Rd, Malé 22000, Maldives


    Ports
    Male
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Duration
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Return speedboat transfer from Hulhumale’ jetty
    • Lunch at Local Cafe
    • Snorkeling Equipment
    • Buoyancy aid
    • 500 ml water
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Professional guide
    Exclusions
    • Gratuities
    • Personal expenses - snacks, souvenirs
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    • Participants should have the ability to swim unaided
    • Things to bring: Dry bag, beach towel, sunscreen, water, snacks, camera.
    • What to wear: Swimwear, loose lightweight clothing, sunglasses, sun hat.
    • Comfortable shoes for walking tours. We would request female guests to dress with modesty (shorts/skirts/dresses should at the very least covering the upper thigh and shoulders/chests should be covered) when visiting local islands where we will be visiting the local community and the homes of local families.
    • The Maldives is a Muslim country and therefore alcohol is not available on local islands.
    • The Maldives is a Muslim country and care needs to be taken in relation to the dress code on local islands. Whilst it is acceptable for men to wear T-Shirts and shorts or swim shorts; females should avoid causing offense by maintaining a more conservative approach to clothes by wearing T-Shirts, loose shorts or sarongs. Whilst the islands we visit are more tolerant of guests wearing traditional beachwear, females should avoid wearing bikinis and swimwear unless on an uninhabited island, picnic island, sandbank, screened off tourist beach, dive boat or resort island
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at the time of booking
    • Vegetarian, Halal, and gluten-free options are available, please advise at time of booking if required
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    After 2 weeks of work this lovely day in Huraa Island gave the perfect vacation experience; efficiently coordinated by Ruth of Secret Paradise. A very experienced guide (Mr Mashir Ali) took us from our hotel to the speed boat jetty and across the seas to picturesque little
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    Response from Secret P, Director of Sales at Local Island Day Trip from Hulhumale
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Sigrun Thank you for your review and for also painting a wonderful description of your day, you followed the 'god's' lead! Delighted that you enjoyed your experience which sounds as though it provided the perfect mix of local island life, spa therapy and relaxation to end your time here in the Maldives. I recall the afternoon of your return well, I was stuck in Male waiting for the rain storm to clear, so I was very happy to hear from Mash and learn you had beaten the weather back to Hulhumale! Thank you for travelling with us, I will be sure to share your comments with Mash and the team. I hope we can welcome you in the future should your work send you back in this direction again. Kind Regards Ruth
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    Had two brilliant days visiting local islands, watching dolphins, snorkling with turtles and reef sharks. Eating great food and finding out about local environmental initiatives, (with Save the Beach) boat building and the fish paste industry - which is more interesting than it
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    Response from Secret P, Director of Sales at Local Island Day Trip from Hulhumale
    Responded 29 Jul 2019
    Dear Celia Thank you for taking time out during your holiday to write your review. Ir was my pleasure to organise your two days in the capital. Great to hear you enjoyed your time with Kamey island hopping in North Male and learning more about the environment on our Villimale Eco tour with Save the Beach. Enjoy the rest of your holiday and we hope we can welcome you and your family again in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
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    I did the local islands (Himmurfushi and Huraa) day trip and it was just an outstanding experience! I absolutely enjoyed every single bit of it from the amazing snorkeling spots, beautiful beaches, meeting the locals to the delicious lunch. My guides, Shaa and Nashith, went
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    Response from Secret P, Director of Sales at Local Island Day Trip from Hulhumale
    Responded 9 Apr 2019
    Hi Yasmin, Thanks for your review and great to hear you enjoyed your day with Shaa and Nasith. I think you have done a great job of summing up your experience and what our Island Hopping tour provides. Myself and the guides are happy to hear you have memorable moments to look back on and hope that may mean you will return again in the future. Thank you for travelling with secret Paradise. Kind Regards Ruth
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    Greetings! We’ve just returned from FULL DAY NORTH MALE ISLAND HOPPING tour performed by Mr Shaa, his protege Nashid and the driver of small but proud speedboat who goes in this waters by the name of Captain Jack Sparrow. It all started at the Jetty Terminal where we were
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    Response from Secret P, Director of Sales at Local Island Day Trip from Hulhumale
    Responded 11 Feb 2019
    Hi Dima and Irina Thank you for your comprehensive review of your North Male Island hopping trip yesterday. Delighted that you enjoyed your day with Shaa and the crew. Shaa had called me and updated me on the ocean conditions so I was pleased to know that it had eased a little in the afternoon. Great to hear you were entertained throughout, the guys all have a great passion for their home and from your feedback it is evident that they shared this with you. I hope you have the opportunity to travel with us again in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
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    From the time I was picked up at the Airport everything went smoothly. Secret Paradise is run by Ruth who is extremely efficient and replies to emails promptly. I stayed at the Ocean Grand Hotel for 2 nights and did the Embudu Island day trip which was fabulous, and very
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    Response from Secret P, Director of Sales at Local Island Day Trip from Hulhumale
    Responded 7 Feb 2019
    Hi Derek, Thank you for your review and happy birthday! Great to hear you enjoyed your stay and your resort visit. I am sure you will encounter much more marine life on your week long cruise ahead! With regard to payments I do communicate in the initial email, the booking email and also for day tours the confirmation and arrival email our methods of payment. Certainly for our guests joining multi day tours, all pay by bank transfer or online transfer. Currently in the Maldives inward PayPal transactions are not available and for credit card payments where the guest is not present we have to present copies of passport and credit card to the bank for authorization. In our mind this is not the most secure way to make a payment so choose not to provide this service. For day tours where the cost is a lot less we can only accept payment in cash, USD or local currency. The reason for this is two fold. Firstly, as our guides meet with guests at a designated meeting point and not at the office we do not have the facility for mobile credit card POS machine.Secondly, many of our ocean based day tours can be weather dependent and therefore it is easier for both ourselves and the guest not to pre-pay in the event the tour has to be cancelled. I have however taken your comments on board and will highlight the payment terms in bold on future emails. Thanks again for your review which I will share with the team and has also allowed me to improve our services. Enjoy the rest of your Maldives trip. Kind Regards Ruth
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