Maldives Yacht Charters
You have yet to experience the sweetest solitude until you’ve chartered a yacht in the Maldives. Known for its world-class diving, entire luxury resort isles, and breathtaking beaches at secluded anchorages, this archipelago of 1100+ islands across 26 atolls inspires awe in all who have had the pleasure of witnessing it.
The Maldives yacht charters take you to a cerulean blue masterpiece of ocean and desert isles, surrounded by a network of reefs that give rise to its signature calm waters and lagoons swimming with sea life. Its luxurious resort bungalows on stilts and a sparse local population make finding your own secluded island a tantalizing option.
As the flattest country on Earth, the Maldives average a mere 2.5 meters above sea level, giving way to its signature “underwater” bars, restaurants and hotels. Most of the locals live across just 200 of the islands, leaving much to be discovered between the coconut palms.
Explore with a Boat Charter: Maldives Highlights
- Visit some of the most beautiful atolls in the world
- Meet the manta rays
- Snorkel with turtles
- Go for a dive (or snorkel)
- Indulge in one of the world-class spa resorts
Maldives Yachting Season
One of the best times to book a yacht charter in the Maldives is from December to May when the climate is dry and the southwest monsoon season has passed. Yet, it’s safe to say the Maldives has moderate weather with a nice island breeze all year round due to its proximity to the equator.
From May to October, the southwest monsoon does bring a bit of wind and rain. The east and central areas of the islands receive the most rains and are subject to storms from February to March, while the west and south coastlines are drier and much milder.
Maldives Catamaran Charters
Catamaran charters in the Maldives are one of the most popular choices. One reason is that catamarans offer the exhilaration of sailing, but with a smoother ride. For example, you won’t experience the dramatic heeling you would in a traditional sailboat.
Yet, the main reason catamarans are the sailboat of choice is that they’re perfect for exploring the Maldives shallow coral reefs. Catamarans have shallow drafts, and that makes it possible to sail closer to beaches, over reefs and right up to dive spots, and therefore, they’re the perfect vessel for those wanting to take advantage of the Maldives incredible diving and snorkeling.
Not to mention, catamarans offer spaciousness, allowing guests to relax and spread out. Many catamarans also have sprawling sunpads, which make them perfect for soaking up the Maldives’ warm rays.
Luxury Yacht Charters in the Maldives
The Maldives balmy Caribbean-like waters and exquisite scenery make this a revered destination for luxury charters. Many luxury crewed yachts are available in the Maldives, including larger catamarans, up to superyachts, and options are continuing to grow.
A luxury yacht charter in the Maldives offers it all: Access to untouched beaches and vibrant coral reefs for snorkeling, chef-prepared meals and impeccable service, and help planning shoreside excursions. Some of the options for a luxury Maldives charter include beach picnics, jet-skiing and watersports, tender adventures, and immaculate accommodations.
Luxury superyachts allow you to entertain up to 12 guests and offer the ultimate in privacy.
Maldives Honeymoon Charters
The Maldives is one of the world’s most romantic destinations, and a honeymoon yacht charter is the ultimate escape. Your crew will spoil you, as you enjoy an adventure that you’ll never forget. Options for honeymoon charters in the Maldives include couples massages, sunset cocktails and beach picnics.
Whatever you’d like to do, whether snorkeling the reefs, or soaking up the sun at the beach, your crew will help you plan all the details to make it perfect. Spend your honeymoon in one of the world’s most beautiful tropical destinations.
How much does it cost to rent a yacht in the Maldives?
Prices for Maldives yacht charters can range significantly, based on the type of yacht, the number of cabins, and your itinerary. In general, catamarans are the most economic vessels, with crewed catamaran charters starting at roughly $25,000 per week (all-inclusive), plus GST tax.
Luxury motor yachts in the Maldives generally start at $40,000 per week plus tax, yet larger yachts, which accommodate 8-12 guests, may cost $100,000+ per week plus tax.
Maldives Yacht Charters: What to Do & See
The next best thing to buying a desert island is to go on a yacht charter in Maldives. The days are open to selecting the next island to visit, or you may just find inner peace while relaxing at the spa, tasting the island flavors, snorkeling the lagoons, and diving into untouched underwater landscapes.
Whether it’s a sunset swim, a nap beneath the banyan tree, or an exciting ride on a seaplane, the Maldives do not disappoint. No matter the day, the next star-filled sky is just an evening away.
Spend Days at the Spa
Luxury spas are scattered throughout the resort islands, which is one of the greatest advantages of chartering the Maldives. Emboodhu Finolhu hosts the grand Taj Exotica Resort & Spa in one of the largest lagoons (an enchanting sight) while the Taj Coral Reef Resort & Spa on the island of Hembadhu is another such resort island with dramatic sunset views.
Within the lagoon of Huvafen, Huvafen Fushi is the most unique spa with a different kind of view. This underwater spa is located eight meters below the surface—and is the only of its kind in the world. The underwater spa offers a relaxing view of fishes and coral reefs to accompany the day’s treatment. Others opt for a pampering session and massage at the opulent One & Only Reethi Rah resort.
Taste the Island Flavor
The Maldivian cuisine is rich in fresh, local ingredients, with curries ranging from spicy to sweet. It’s rich in local staples like fresh barracudas, trevallies, tropical fruit desserts, and New and Old World wines. Halaveli Island is one such place that offers a chance to experience wines from Africa, New Zealand, and France through a “lagoon wine tasting.”
A unique way to experience the local cuisine is for a private yacht chef to prepare the fish reeled in from a day’s fishing expedition. Having a yacht charter in the Maldives gives you the freedom to catch and savor something fresh from the waters.
Diving into Reefs and Lagoons
Admire the elegance of wildlife while diving the reefs and snorkeling the lagoons of the Maldives. With about 30 meters of visibility and colorful living reefs, it’s no wonder the diving here is world-class. One of the best parts about having a private yacht charter in the Maldives is the ability to make the best use of your time. That is, the diving is so abundant, it would take years to experience it all—so stay a little while.
The island of Hembadhu is ideal for snorkeling or diving of all types. It holds 600 species of fishes, sea turtles, and a shipwreck that can be easily accessed along the reef. Another shipwreck, the Maldives Victory Wreck, can be found in Malé Atoll.
One of the largest displays of coral reefs in the Indian Ocean can be found at Baa Atoll Biosphere Reserve. Lagoons are scattered throughout the archipelago, including the vast lagoon at Maadhu Finolhu that offers a stunning spot for snorkeling.
Book Your Maldives Yacht Charter
Between thousands of island and coral reef structures throughout the archipelago, a charter in the Maldives is the trip of a lifetime. Book your private yacht charter, and we’ll help you dream up your most luxurious vacation yet.