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Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise

  • Small-group combo Maldives tour: snorkeling, swimming, and sunset dolphin cruise
  • Snorkeling equipment and a guide are included for a seamless experience
  • Visit two snorkel spots to see tropical fish, sea turtles, reef sharks, and more
Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise
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Sandbank Snorkeling and Sunset Cruise
Make the most of your visit to the Maldives with this small-group tour that combines snorkeling, swimming, and sunbathing with a sunset dolphin cruise from Hulhumale. The first stop of the day is a sandbank where you’ll learn or refresh your snorkel skills. From there, visit two snorkel sites near Male to see colorful tropical fish, sea turtles, reef sharks, rays, and coral. Finally, enjoy a sunset cruise with the chance of spying dolphins along the way.
What to Expect
Make your way to the main Jetty in HULHUMALE and depart by speedboat on a small-group tour with your guide and boat captain.

We head south to a beautiful sandbank set in a blue lagoon approximately 40 minutes from the capital. Relax on the sands under the shade of a sun umbrella, swim in the warm waters or snorkel the house reef. An ideal location to learn to snorkel with your guide or refresh your skills.

Leaving the sandbank visit two of the best snorkeling points close to Male. 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 and a 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 are home to; youngsters will want to be on the lookout for Nemo (aka clown fish).

Your 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 your equipment is comfortable and you feel safe in the water. Buoyancy aids are available if needed, but participants should have the ability to swim unaided.

As the sun begins to set turning the sky to a blaze of color, your boat captain will head to the east of Hulhumale to a channel where there is a high probability of seeing dolphins. Please note: as these are marine creatures in their natural habitat there is never a guarantee of sightings.

The 4-hour afternoon itinerary concludes at the starting point.
Reviews (6)
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Reviewed 14 March 2018
Terrific day snorkelling

From crystal clear waters to amazing fish and sting ray experience, the time with our guides was fantastic. Would highly recommend this company.

Thank Michele H
Ruth F, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2018

Hi Michelle. Many thanks for your review. Great to hear you enjoyed your afternoon with Zaff and Moosa. I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your cruise holiday and who knows maybe we will see you again in the Maldives! Kind Regards, Ruth

Reviewed 28 February 2018
Wonderful Experience !

I love the snorkeling, sunset cruise and dolphin watching very much since this is a valuable experience !!! The snorkeling spots are beautiful with different kinds of fishes and we saw sea turtle too! The staffs are nice and funny, good that we've chosen Secret...More

Thank Wennie K
Ruth F, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2018

Hi Wennie, Thanks for writing your review. Delighted to learn you enjoyed your afternoon with Zaff and great to hear you found turtles as if I remember correctly these were on your must see list! Thank you again for travelling with Secret Paradise and we...More

Reviewed 14 February 2018
Unforgettable experience

Me and my husband visited Maldives for 4 nights stay. Before commencing the tour we were in doubt whether to postpone the whole trip as the Maldives governmrnt declared state of emergency for 15days. But after finding out from friends living in Maldives we came...More

Thank AnuIroshi
Ruth F, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2018

Hi Anulroshi, Many thanks for your review and great to know you enjoyed your afternoon with Shaffaf and Shanoon! All of the team are equipped with skills to allow non swimmers or less able swimmers to build confidence in a safe environment in order that...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018
Fantastic Service

I arrived in Male at short notice on a business trip and was looking for some excursions to fill some time during the weekend. My hotel had advised me that it was a public holiday and that I wouldn't be able to book anything, however...More

Thank joedxb2018
Ruth F, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Hi Joe, Thank you so much for your comprehensive and positive review. Delighted that you enjoyed your time with Maucy and Maahee. The Maldives is known for it's hospitality and we like to think we add a little extra ensuring we meet as strangers but...More

Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile
Great honeymoon experience!!!!

Snorkeling, sand bank tour, sunset cruise and dolphin watching was the highlight of our honeymoon in Maldives. And Secret Paradise made it extremely special and joyous as Kokko were there to show the beauty of the underwater world, he ensured that we are safe no...More

Thank Jhem A
Ruth F, Director of Sales at Secret Paradise Maldives, responded to this reviewResponded 3 February 2018

Hi Jhem, Thanks for taking time to write your review and share some of your photos. Delighted that you both had a great time. You were incredibly lucky discovering the guitar shark - I bet Kokko told you it was his honeymoon gift to you...More

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