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Local Island Day Trip from Hulhumale provided by Secret Paradise Maldives

Local Island Day Trip from Hulhumale

Local Island Day Trip from Hulhumale
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Last updated: 11 Jan 2021
A note from Local Island Day Trip from Hulhumale
All our guide team are: * Have been trained on HPA (Maldives Health Protection Agency) How to Identify & Manage Suspected cases of COVID19 for Tourist Operations. * Emergency First Responder Certified * Level Three International Life Guard Certified
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9221P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Return speedboat transfer from Hulhumale’ jetty • Lunch at Local Cafe • Snorkeling Equipment/buoyancy aid • 500 ml water • Professional guide • All Local Tax
Exclusions
Gratuities • Personal expenses - snacks, souvenirs • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Return transfer to and from Male by taxi there is an additional charge of $30 for 2 persons.
Duration
6h 30m
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Rates are reflective of guests joining at Hulhumale meeting point. For guest’s joining from Male or Male International Airport who require to be met by a guide for return transfer to and from Airport or Male by taxi there is an additional charge. Due to the Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines we are currently unable to offer day tours to guest's staying on other local islands or private resorts islands. The guidelines also prevent guests who are staying in the Greater Male area from visiting resorts or other local islands for day visits.
Hulhumalé Westside Jetty, Laccadive Sea, Maldives Adjacent to the main Hulhumale ferry terminal.
Airports:
Velana International Airport, Airport Main Rd, 22000, Maldives
Ports:
Male
Inclusions
Return speedboat transfer from Hulhumale’ jetty • Lunch at Local Cafe • Snorkeling Equipment/buoyancy aid • 500 ml water • Professional guide • All Local Tax
Exclusions
Gratuities • Personal expenses - snacks, souvenirs • Hotel pickup and drop-off • Return transfer to and from Male by taxi there is an additional charge of $30 for 2 persons.
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Rates are reflective of guests joining at Hulhumale meeting point. For guest’s joining from Male or Male International Airport who require to be met by a guide for return transfer to and from Airport or Male by taxi there is an additional charge. Due to the Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines we are currently unable to offer day tours to guest's staying on other local islands or private resorts islands. The guidelines also prevent guests who are staying in the Greater Male area from visiting resorts or other local islands for day visits.
Hulhumalé Westside Jetty, Laccadive Sea, Maldives Adjacent to the main Hulhumale ferry terminal.
Airports:
Velana International Airport, Airport Main Rd, 22000, Maldives
Ports:
Male
Duration
6h 30m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Wheelchair accessible
Things to bring: Face Mask, Dry bag, beach towel, sunscreen, water, snacks, camera.
What to wear: Swimwear, loose lightweight clothing, sunglasses, sun hat,Comfortable shoes for walking tours.
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
We do provide snorkeling equipment on all our tours but please feel free to bring along your own mask and snorkel. Not only will you be assured your mask fits your face properly and is comfortable and less likely to have leakage, it will also lower any health associated risks. We find that peace of mind goes a long way.
Safety has always been important to our business, this is why our guides are Emergency First Responders & Life Guard Certified. We are pleased to offer safe travel and hygiene standards as required by the World Travel & Tourism Council and Maldives Safe Tourism Guidelines.
Our guide will conduct a health screening questionnaire and check your temperature at time of meeting.
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 6 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hulhumalé Westside Jetty
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Hulhumale
    Stop: 10 minutes
    Your guide who will be wearing a Secret Paradise t Shirt and holding a Secret Paradise logo board will meet with you at the designated meeting point.
    Read more
  • You'll end at
    Hulhumalé Westside Jetty
    Laccadive Sea, Maldives
    Adjacent to the main Hulhumale ferry terminal.
    See address & details
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Abdulelah A
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia2 contributions
great day visiting local life and snorkeling
Jan 2020
I did Mafushi and Gulhi . First we went to Mafushi and we walked around the island and my guide was very informative about the local life the plants the houses then we had a drink in a cafe then had local lunch then we moved to Gulhi and we had an idea about old ships building . Gulhi beach was soooooooo clean I had a chance to swim .
in our way back we stopped at a nice spot fofr snorkeling this spot was the best the water colour and the marine life was great ( first time i see turtle ) .
My guide was informative and took good care of me in snorkeling ( i am new in snorkeling )
The tour was well organised by secret paradise and it was great .
Thank you everyone
Written 7 June 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Dear Abdulelah Thank you for taking time to write your review. Great to hear you enjoyed you day island hopping with Mash. Amazing that you encountered your first turtle, I am sure that is a lasting memory for you. I will be sure to share your feedback with the team. We hope that you will return and travel with us in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
Written 8 June 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nerine R
Malelane, South Africa2 contributions
Interesting local islands tour
Feb 2020
We had a lovely walking day trip to two islands. I have hip problems and had to do the trip in a wheelchair with my husband pushing me. Unfortunately the weather was a bit rough and we could not snorkel or swim. But it was really enjoyable and our guide was very good.
Unfortunately we could not do the snorkeling trip because of the rough weather. The guides advised us against it. So it was a bit disappointing but a safer option. Thanks also for your very friendly service whilst we did the booking.
Written 3 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Nerine Thank you for your review it is appreciated. You were so unlucky with the weather during your short stay but given we had to cancel your tour the previous day due to the weather conditions, I am pleased we were able to get you out and about island hopping even if for safety reasons you couldn't get in the water. A reason perhaps to return?! Glad that you both enjoyed and were able to experience local life if not the sunshine and blue skies for which the Maldives is known. I will share your feedback with UB and the team and hope that our paths may cross again in the future. Wishing you all the best with your hip operation and a speedy recovery. Kind Regards Ruth
Written 4 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

alghero81
London, UK13 contributions
Exceptional tour services, amazing locations
Feb 2020
We encountered this agency almost by chance and we used their services for 2 separate tours. All tour guides are extremely enthusiastic, friendly, competent and knowledgeable.
The tours available are very varied and all extremely exciting including pick-up from main island. The use of local resources (local ferries, local taxis, local restaurants) is a nice touch and makes you feel the real Maldivian experience.
One of the guides, Archie, made us an origami local boat (dhoni) using local leaves, extremely nice gesture that we will cherish for ever.
Another guide, UB, qualified diver and international lifeguard, gave confidence to my partner to swim and snorkel in the ocean taking her by hand despite her fears of deep water.
Even their youngest member, Anoof, during training, is extremely enthusiastic and helpful, able to give us some local hints and recommendations.
Would use their services again next time we are back.
Only recommendation: they accept only cash.
Written 2 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hey there! It was lovely to meet you both when you dropped by the office, Mash was pleased to learn that your chance meeting in Male whilst he was on tour resulted in you locating us! Thank you for taking time to post your review and great to hear you enjoyed your two days with the team, I am sure you have returned home with many memories. As a local tour company we pride ourselves on providing 100% local employment, supporting local businesses and services as well as of course providing local experiences for our guests. Unfortunately whilst not ideal for everyone, we are only able to accept cash payments for day tours as the cost for a small business to have POS facilities is stupidly high that we don't feel the necessity to offer or to have to pass these charges onto our guests. We do however accept cash payments in USD or local currency. Thanks again for your review, hope you enjoyed the remainder of your stay in the Maldives and maybe we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
Written 4 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

wanderingnotlost2018
Edmonton, Canada4 contributions
Great day out
Oct 2019
This tour to Huraa was great. I was picked up by the guide, Mashir, from Hulhumale where I was staying. The from Male we (me, Mashir, and one other guest) took a speedboat ferry to Huraa where we had a great traditional Maldivian breakfast. Then we walked around the island seeing the mangrove trees, fishing boats, fish paste making, and a resort. We had some time to swim and then after we saw some of the village as we walked through the streets. The speedboat took us back to Male and Mashir accompanied me back to my hotel. Mashir was a great guide and spoke excellent English
Written 11 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Good Morning, Great to hear you enjoyed your Discover Huraa Tour with Mash. You have summed up the tour content very well, I think you will agree it's quite a lot for a small island, but offers a great opportunity to gain an insight into the local side of life! What I still can't get over is the huge coincidence that one of the other guests who had booked was also from the same province! Always think it's a small world!! Thanks again for your review I will be sure to share with Mash and the team. Kind Regards Ruth
Written 11 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sigrun-60
New Delhi, India37 contributions
A day of changing colors
Aug 2019
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 village where we learned about local environment aspects including the production of smoked tuna and coconut leave brooms and then on to the pretty and cosy Pearl Sands Hotel & Spa. We enjoyed a soothing massage, a delicious lunch, a swim in the turquois sea and relaxing times on the beach beds. The most fascinating part was the change in weather; mildly cloudy in the morning, sunny in the early afternoon and with a huge rain storm brewing before our departure. The Gods were using the sky and horizon as their giant canvas and it was an outstanding panorama. A very beautiful day and experience to leave the Maldives with special memories.
Written 24 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written 24 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CeliaHodges
Godalming, UK8 contributions
Awesome local island tour with snorkling
Jul 2019 • Family
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 sounds and so delicious!! The Secret Paradise guide kept my teenage boys entertained and showed them some
Great marine wildlife and taught them about the local ecosystem as well as climbing trees and blowing circle bubbles under the sea!! Thank you Kamey and Ruth for organising it.
Written 30 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written 30 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Yasmin E
Melbourne, Australia7 contributions
Fantastic Experience!
Mar 2019 • Solo
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 above and beyond my expectations in every way throughout the day. You guys rock!
Thank you so much for making this trip such a memorable one.
Written 9 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written 10 April 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Dmitrii Petrov
Moscow, Russia1 contribution
Memorable journey to the Paradise.
Feb 2019 • Couples
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 picked up by our guides and went by the speedboat to the first island of Himmurfushi. At this time the wind and waves were against the direction we needed to go, so the ride was somewhat bumpy. We were a bit surprised, but seeing how Shaa can keep himself on the boat without holding onto anything gave us much needed reassurance. It took us around 30 minutes to reach the island.
My advice is to not panic or become discouraged here as this is just a small part of the trip. Hold onto the rails if you need to. That was in pretty windy weather and i think it went ok! Most probably when any of you folks gonna travel there weather will be less windy, so the trip will be more comfy. Also be ready to get a bit wet on the road, so dress accordingly.

At the Himmurfushi island we went on the tour to showcase how local people live and had a drink on the beautiful beach.
Then we went to the Huraa island. We had a good lunch at the restaurant and went to swim on the local bikini beach. The weather was nice, water is warm and the color of the sea was all shades of blue. We were given an opportunity to swim with snorkel equipment, but we decided that bathing in the sun and swimming with the mask will do.
We also saw how fish is processed by fisherman, how it’s dried, had a taste of some unusual sauce.
Checked out a souvenir shop and bought some hand crafted dolphin and stingray. Cool stuff is that items are made in a portable variant. So you can detach limbs from the model and pack it neatly, so it’s easier to put it in your travel bag. Smart :)
Our boat trip back was very smooth and swift, saw some fly fish on the way :)

Shaa and Nashid are brilliant guides, they speak good english, know answers to a lot of questions and able to support a conversation! They even carried our bags all the way… showcassing one of the things Maldivians are famous for - hospitality.
Jack Sparrow makes an impression of an old sea wolf, who can navigate a speedboat through the hurricane and back without dropping a sweat.

We returned very happy, amazed and covered in salt from the ocean water so much that you can snack us with beer. Haha, just kidding, because there is no beer thousand miles around. Surprising how fast time flies when you are properly entertained, 8 hours passed in an instant. #Totally Worth it.

Thank you for the unforgettable journey, and good luck in your amazing endeavours Shaa, Nashid and Jack!

Yours truly, Dima & Irina.
Written 12 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written 13 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

DerekHulme
Jannali, Australia206 contributions
VERY EFFICIENT ORGANISATION
Jan 2019 • Solo
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 relaxing. I love to swim and snorkel so this was perfect for me. Mash was the staff member assigned to our trip and he could not have been more helpful. I would book with them again as they have a multitude of day excursions available. The only negative comment is that you must pay for everything in $US Cash on arrival if you don’t do a bank transfer. It is in the fine print but needs to be emphasized.
Written 8 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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
Written 9 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EdenLakeFraser
Eden Lake, Nova Scotia8 contributions
Great 2 days
Jan 2019 • Friends
We did a Island day trip and the half day walking tour.
Learned a lot about the culture and day to day life of the people.
Guide took us to the local market and explained lots of stuff we would never of got on our own. Highly recommend both tours.
Written 4 February 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Hi Eden Thanks for your review. Great to hear you felt you felt you gained an inside knowledge of the Maldives and it's culture, that is certainly our aim to allow guests an insight into Maldives way of life and history, so good to know this was achieved. I will be sure to share your feedback and hope we can welcome you again in the future. Kind Regards Ruth
Written 4 February 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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