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Seaplane Transfer Prices

SALTCOATS...
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Seaplane Transfer Prices

Hi there

I have a seen a deal online and the cost for the seaplane transfer to Kuredu is £250 per person, so the cost for 2 adults and 1 child aged 2 is £750. This price is through the travel company.

Would we be cheaper going with transmaldivian or Maldivian Air Taxi? I have went to there website but they dont say the prices.

We would be flying into Male with British Airways, arriving at 09.20am and leaving at 12.00pm.

Or should I pay the £750?

Many thanks

Liverpool
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1. Re: Seaplane Transfer Prices

Hi

It sounds a bit steep to me. The seaplane transfers are organised via the resort in any case, so I would be tempted to contact Kuredu, not MAT.

Komandoo's website quotes 230 Euros, and Komandoo is Kuredu's nearby sister island, so I'd imagine the rates will be very similar.

Probably a case of the travel agent adding extra commission for doing virtually nothing...

Good luck!

Ian

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2. Re: Seaplane Transfer Prices

Hiya

As they are the only seaplane agents in the Maldives,there prices are likely to be similer, by booking with your agent they are taking there cut,as transfers are organized by the islands I would recomend cutting out the middleman and leave it to the island, just to add your agents charge is on the high side, the island will just add the cost to your bil, so e-mail them direct and ask them how much.

Good luck and let's know how you get on.

Rumps

Rumps

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3. Re: Seaplane Transfer Prices

The seaplanes to Kuredu are now operated by TMA and no longer MAT and the contract is direct with Kuredu so you can only book the transfers via the resort and not directly with TMA.

Seaplane transfers to a resort as far as Kuredu usually cost between 300 - 400 USD per adult and half price for children return. For Palm Beach which is close by the rate is around 190USD one way. Contact the resort directly as the others have suggested.

Edited: 14 years ago
Oxford, United...
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4. Re: Seaplane Transfer Prices

Hi SP

The seaplane companies - TMA and MAT - are all booked by the resorts, so they don't publish either schedules or prices. The prices you quote don't sound outrageously high.

I lookedup a price the other day for a transfer to the Hilton Iru Fushi and that was $420 per person return.

OD

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5. Re: Seaplane Transfer Prices

What about getting from airport to North Male Atoll ??

What is the price ?

Oxford, United...
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6. Re: Seaplane Transfer Prices

Hi Nina

Islands close to the airport will have their own speedboats to transfer passengers. Islands further north in the atoll will arrange seaplane transfers. The costs will be different depending on the island chosen.

OD

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