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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.


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

    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    6h 30m
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • 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
    • 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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    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    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...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Sigrun-60
    Secret P, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 2 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...More

    Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

    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...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank CeliaHodges
    Secret P, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 30 July 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...More

    Reviewed 9 April 2019

    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...More

    Date of experience: March 2019
    1  Thank YasminE487
    Secret P, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 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...More

    Reviewed 12 February 2019

    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...More

    Date of experience: February 2019
    Thank DimaIsSorry
    Secret P, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 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...More

    Reviewed 8 February 2019

    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...More

    Date of experience: January 2019
    Thank DerekHulme
    Secret P, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 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...More

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    Hi Harris Apologies I had not spotted your question, unfortunately I now discover that we don't receive the questions that are linked to the individual products. To clarify that rates provided are per person for a small... More
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