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Speed Boat Transfer at Male Airport?

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Speed Boat Transfer at Male Airport?

Hello,

I just wondered if anyone can advise me if it's possible to pick up a speed boat transfer (or organise one in advance) at Male airport? We are going to Cocoa Island and the cost of the return speedboat for 2 people (which I understand is about 40 minutes each way) is $400 plus taxes, going with the other hotel guests in the hotel boat. It seems quite a lot and I was just wondering if anyone knew if there was a more economic way to do it (as we have already blown the budget on the hotel alone, and it would be good to have some money left over to eat..!) We are more than happy to share with others.

Any advice greatly appreciated!

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1. Re: Speed Boat Transfer at Male Airport?

Hi

Transfers are arranged by the islands so it isn't possible to simply arrive and pick up a ferry. I suppose it might just be possible to hire a private speedboat to take you, but this will be even more expensive than the transfer arranged by the island. I have to say that $400 does seem excessive though, for a relatively short speedboat transfer - where have you seen this price?

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2. Re: Speed Boat Transfer at Male Airport?

Hello,

It's $200 per person per return group transfer - so $400 for both of us, plus taxes. This is the rate the hotel has advised us for their speed boat to pick up hotel guests.

Totally agree that hiring a private speedboat transfer would probably be way more expensive - just wondering if there was any kind of group speed-boat drop off service (it's possible I'm being totally unrealistic here...)

Many thanks!

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3. Re: Speed Boat Transfer at Male Airport?

no, there is no alternative that would not come out several times as expensive. the transfers are arranged by the resorts exclusively, as SL pointed out.

this question is often asked .. if you do a search for it, you will find a good number of threads like yours ... but the outcome is always the same, unfortunately... there is not other way - at least not for cheaper.

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Ok - no problem , many thanks to you both for taking the time to respond!

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5. Re: Speed Boat Transfer at Male Airport?

Hi

Cocoa Island is 5* so I am not surprised at the quoted rates for speedboat transfer.

OD

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6. Re: Speed Boat Transfer at Male Airport?

200 USD it is then :)

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