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Maldives SpeedBoat Transfer 

Maldives SpeedBoat Transfer 

Speed Boat is the most popular and less expensive Transfer Mode compared to the seaplane. However it depends on the location of hotel that you booked or island in the Maldives. Maldives is 99.6% ocean which is compulsory of crossing the sea to your respective destination hotel or island.


Maldives Speed Boat Transfer Price

what is the price of Combined or Schedule speedboat Transfer?

The Average price for shared airport transfers is USD 35++ to USD 195 per adult and estimated average 40% discount per child, per way. Shared transfers may mean that you need to wait for other guests to clear the airport. Updated in 2021 June.


Combined or Schedule  Transfer operated by Islands and Resort How it works?

When Booking Maldives Holiday it's a compulsory that transfer has to be booked in advance. Most of Male Atoll ( Kaafu Atoll ) , South Male and North Male atoll resorts mode of transfer is by speed boats and yachts.


Resorts offer combined transfer with other guests according to international flight arrival times  which means you need to wait for others tourists estimated of 2 hours to 4 hours at the airport. Some resorts provide lounge service some don't .


The common type of speedboat operated by the resort is Gulf craft 38 brand. Each and every resort will have an estimated 5 to 7 trips from the airport , but depending on international airline landing times.


Due to COVID-19 Transfer might be not available because  of lock down at the resort, you need to check before booking the resort.


What is the price of Private Speedboat?

Private airport transfers are available at USD 95++ to USD1600  from (Kaafu,Alif Atolls resort or islands) to other atolls; the price from Male Airport will be from USD1600 per Boat per way. Which is from 1 to 30 person seater boat cost-effective by Atoll Transfer company.

To reconfirm your transfers, please click here to pre-register or check the price of private hire for your stay 


Private Transfer by Speed Boat  How it works 2023 and 2024?

Private Speed Boat or fast Boat is trending Mode of tourist Transfer to Maldives resorts. Also due to COVID 19 situation for social distancing practice this would be the main reason of Hire or renting speedboat. It means no waiting at the airport compared to scheduled speedboats which have to wait for the last tourist to arrive from an international different flight which is listed on the same boat you are going. 


Private transfer speedboat price from the resorts is much more expensive related to atoll transfer as we offer different types of boats according to passengers, e.g ;  a couple of the transfers can be managed by 10 seater type Speedboat private hire which is cost- effective and its fast transfer compared to bigger boat offered by resort and hotel. 


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Maldives Public Ferry Speedboat ?

Maldives Public speedboat or fast ferry service Started on North Maldives Local island. The Public speedboat ferry started on May 1 2022. The new government of Maldives forecast to connect the Fast ferry to All atoll in Maldives. Kindly Note these farry is not connected to Maldives international airport for now. All ferry is connecting to local island non of this ferry is connected to any resort in north Atoll of Maldives. 2023 update of Speedboat public ferry operates north of Maldives areas are Haa Alif Atoll, Haadhaal Atoll, Shaviyani Atoll and lhaviyani Atoll other area would be introduced mid of 2024 year.


What you need to know Before choosing a speedboat Transfer ( updated on May 2023 Year)

  • Maldives Speedboats are the popular fast and cheaper mode , Schedule trips are cheaper than hiring private boat , private boats are economical option for families and groups.

  • Speedboat will be close to jetty by 2-minute walk from Male international airport arrival Gate.

  • Maldives speedboats can operate during day and night. Schedule transfer serves days light. Most of the resort schedule speed will be at day light. 

  • Most of the speedboats which are 22 seater have small toilet, but below 22 seater speed boat toilets are not available.

  • 10 seater speed boats operate only inter Atoll for long-distance trip around 1 hour  and longer recommended 22 seater boats with 2 engines.

  • No business class seats are available. But private luxury yachts has business class.

  • Maldives speedboat schedule prices are cheaper than private but depending on how many people as most of the small speed boats are cheaper than even resort schedule transfer price. 

  • Maldives Schedule Speedboat Baggage allowance per pax is 1 luggage and hand bag , extra ( Luggage ) at some schedule speed boats will be chargeable ( updated on August 2020)

  • Private speedboat baggage is unlimited but up to the capacity of the boat.

  • For Schedule Speedboat bookings you need to wait at the international  terminal estimate 1 to 4 hours depending on other guests' flight arrivals.

  • No air conditioning at speedboat but will be comfortable with natural breeze and wind while on the run.

  • Maldives Speed boats  have different capacities of 10 to 40 seats very close to each other.

  • Back seats are for babies, wheelchair, passengers which are less bumpy on choppy waters.

  • Waiting for speedboats will be at the airport public sitting area.

  • The terminal has several cafes,  local shop, smoking area and toilets.

  • “Free seaplane Transfer Maldives” kindly note there is no free transfer of speedboat, if it's mentioned Free speedboat transfer this fee will be definitely included in your room or package price.

  • Maldives Launched Speedboat Public Ferry to North of Maldives Atoll on may 2022 Please see the update ferry schedule and timing. Here


what Islands and resorts are close to International Airport which Organise Transfer by Speedboats on 2022/2023

Private Speedboat transfer Resorts List

  • Angsana Ihuru 

  • Banyantree Vabbinfaru

  • Kurumba 

  • Sheraton Maldives

  • Paradise Island Resort and Spa

  • Cinnamon Dhonveli Resort

  • Thulhagiri Island Resort and Spa

  • Huvafenfushi Resort and Spa

  • Meeru Island Resort

  • One and Only Reethi Rah

  • Taj Coral Reef

  • Taj Exotica Resort and Spa

  • Centara Rasfushi Resort and Spa

  • Anantara Resort and Spa Resort

  • Anantara Dhigu Resort and Spa

  • Anantara Veli Resort and Spa

  • Waldorf Astoria Maldives Ithaafushi Resort

  • Holiday inn Resort Kandooma Maldives

  • Fun island Resort and Spa

  • Fihalhohi Island Resort and Spa

  • Olhuveli Beach and Spa resort 

  • Bandos 

  • Malahini Bandos 

  • Baros

  • Thulhaagiri 

  • Velassaru 

  • Hard Rock Cafe 

  • Jumerah Vittaveli 

  • Four Seasons Kuda Huraa 

  • Club Med Kani


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Private and schedule Speedboat transfer Local Island List

  • Maafushi island

  • Guraidhoo island

  • Gulhi island

  • Thulusdhoo island

  • Himmafushi island

  • Huraa island

  • Dhiffushi island

  • Kaashidhoo island

  • Rasdhoo island

  • Ukulhas island

  • Mathiveri island

  • Bodufulhadhoo island

  • Thoddoo island

  • Himandhoo island

  • Feridhoo island

  • Maalhos island

  • Dhigurah island

  • Dhangethi island

  • Mahibadhoo island

  • Hangnaameedhoo island

  • Omadhoo island

  • Maamigili island


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What are the types of speed boats or water Taxi ?

Gulf Craft's most successful model range is the Touring boat range, meant to serve passenger transportation needs. The Touring boat range consists of the Touring 36 and Touring 40.


These crafts are popular as charter vessels across the UAE, Oman, Maldives, Africa, and wider Middle East region. Our facility in the Maldives also produces an extensive range of touring which also consists of Touring 43 which is the latest model launched up to 2020 year.


Common technical details of Speedboat in the Maldives

Speed : 33Kn to 55Kn/hour

Capacity : 10 to 36 passengers ( depending on which type) 

Fule: Petrol & Diesel

Engine : outboard ( mostly 2 engine installed ) 

Manuring details : Easy to cruise inside the Atolls and alongside to most of the jetties in the Maldives

Safety : licence captain and safety standard approved by Maldives Transport ministry ( renewal by annually )  


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