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 Maldives Seaplane  

Maldives Seaplane Transfer

Seaplane Aircraft is the Maldives fast mode of transfer which is 3 times faster than Boats. E.g: 1 hours ride of Speed boat can be compared to 10 minutes  flights by sea plane to resorts in Maldives. Seaplane is scheduled to the  long distance from Male Airport to the destination resorts area mostly South and North Atoll of Maldives. If you wanna see the true beauty of Maldives seaplane transfer is the best option.


Seaplane Transfer which is scheduled to resort it is charter by resorts so on arrival the resort will book the seats for guests and it will be charged at the resort. Private seaplanes will be on request. All seaplane transfers are made during daylight hours, and offer an amazing perspective  of view on the atolls, islands, reefs and lagoons.

Most travellers in the Maldives are far more likely to use the services of the three charter seaplane companies, Trans Maldivian ( Maldivian and Manta Air  which fly tourists from the seaplane port next to Male’ International Airport to resorts throughout the country. Fly 15-seater DeHavilland Twin Otter seaplanes under contract to resorts throughout the Maldives.

What is the price Maldives Seaplane Schedule to resorts in 2023/2024?

Seaplane Transfer which is schedule to resort is charter by resorts so on arrival the resort will be booking the seats for guest and will be charge at resort.

The price of a seaplane transfer varies by Hotel but is usually a flat fee of $290 to $700 per person  (roundtrip).


Most of the very high luxury resorts which are far from Velanaa international Airport will be charging $900 per person for both ways. For last-minute booking or direct from seaplane airline company price will be higher than the resort offered price. The price can be less  if contacting local contract parties like Atoll Transfer but it depends on the service area of seaplane.

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Maldives Seaplane Private charter Price

Chartering seaplanes are not cheap. But comfortable and no need to wait at the airport. Seaplane private charter price minimum $1200 to $15000 per way depending on resort location. Chartering a seaplane is ideal for group passengers which can be up to 15 passengers maximum.

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What you need to know Before choosing a seaplane Transfer (updated on Feb 2023)

  • Maldives Seaplane is a water plane which Lands and takes off on the water.

  • Maldives Seaplane operates during daylight only between 6:00hrs to 15:30hrs. ( Due to Maldives aviation regulations)

  • No toilets are available at the seaplane

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

  • All international flights land after 15:00hrs passengers have to overnight in Male,Hulhumale or airport hotel and take flight on the next  day closest available flight.

  • Maldives Seaplane transfer is not cheap.

  • Maldives Schedule seaplane Baggage allowance per pax is total 25kg Free. Extra baggage charge $20+ up to total 35kg ( updated on Feb 2023)

  • Schedule seaplane bookings you need to wait at seaplane terminal estimate 1 to 4 hours

  • Checking Gates closes before 1 hour mostly but the operator will wait for other passengers depending on an international flight. Some time gates will be closed before 20 minutes it depending on their operations.

  • No air conditioning at aircraft but there will be fans. Before take off the inside of the aircraft  salon is hot.

  • Maldives Seaplanes has small capacity of 15 seats very close to each other.

  • In seaplane mostly 7 seats are available close to the window.

  • Some resorts do not have lounges at seaplane terminal before taking, but public sitting area  is available.

  • Seaplane terminal will have one cafe, local shop,smoking area and toilets.

  • “Free seaplane Transfer Maldives” kindly note there is no free transfer of seaplane, if its mention Free seaplane transfer this fee will be definitely included in your room or package price. The resort will be not operating the seaplane but they charter them from the operating company so this price will be included on their total price.

  • Seaplane terminal can be reached by bus or car only, which they will provide for free.

  • Private seaplane transfer , excursions , photo flight are available on request book here

Transfer by combined seaplane How it works 2020/2021?

When you book a resort your transfer will be arranged by the booked resort as they make the charter flight to their resort. On arrival you will meet the resort representative and you will be followed to the seaplane counter 2 minute walk from the arrival terminal.


After checking in from the counter you need to leave the main luggage to them which will be transferred by luggage truck and you will be guided to passenger bus transfer to the seaplane terminal which is 5 to 7 minutes ride by vehicle. Some resorts has their own luxury vehicle for your seaplane terminal transfer.


Seaplane Terminal is divided into 4 terminals which is A B C and D terminal. The new seaplane terminal working on progress 95% work had been done to be open soon.


As you had booked the combined seaplane transfer mode you will be waiting at the terminal for departure to your resort . Estimated waiting time is 2 hours to 4 hours depending on other guests to arrive by different international flights which will be joining your flight. Some resorts have their own lounges at seaplane terminals but most of the luxury resorts do not have them.

What are the List of resorts Transfer by Seaplane.

  • Aaaveee 

  • Alimatha

  • Amaya kuda rah

  • Amilla fushi

  • Angsana Velavaru

  • Atmosphere Kanifushi

  • Baglioni

  • Bathala

  • Biyadhoo

  • Carpe diem Resort and spa

  • Centara Grand island Resort and Spa

  • Cheval Blanc

  • Cinnamon Hakuraa Huraa Maldives

  • Cinnamon Vilufushi

  • Coco Palm

  • Cocoon

  • Conrad Maldives Rangali island

  • Constance Halaveli

  • Constance Moofushi Maldives

  • Dhigali Maldives

  • Dhiggiri

  • Dhigufaru

  • Diamond Athuruga Beach and Water villa

  • Drift Thelu Veliga by castaway

  • Dusit Thani

  • Ellaidhoo Maldives by cinnamon

  • Emerald

  • Faarufushi

  • Fairmont Maldives Sirru fen fushi

  • Filitheyo Island resort

  • Finolhu

  • Four Seasons at Landaa Giraavaru

  • Four Seasons Kuda Huraa

  • Furaveri

  • FushiFaru

  • Gangehi Island Resort 

  • Heritance Aarah

  • Hideaway Beach Maldives

  • Hurawalhi Island Resort 

  • Innahura

  • Inter Continental Maldives

  • Ja Manafaru

  • Joali Maldives

  • JA Marriott Resort and Spa

  • Kandolhu Island

  • Kanuhura

  • Komandoo

  • Kudadhoo

  • Kuramathi Island Resort

  • Kuredu Resort and Spa 

  • Lily Beach Resort and Spa

  • Lux North Male 

  • Lux South Ari Atoll

  • Maafushivaru

  • Maaya fushi island resort

  • Medhufushi

  • Meedhupparu

  • Meeru

  • Milaidhoo

  • Mirihi Island Resort

  • Movenpick Resort Kuredhivaru Maldives

  • Nika island resort

  • Noku Maldives

  • One and Only Reethi Rah Maldives

  • Palm Beach Resort 

  • Reethi Beach Resort

  • Reethi Faru Resort

  • Rihiveli

  • Soneva Fushi

  • Soneva Jani

  • St Regis

  • Summer Island Maldives

  • Sun Aqua Maldives

  • Sun Aqua Vilu Reef

  • Sun Siyam Iru Fushi

  • The Nautilus Maldives

  • The Standard Huruvalhi

  • The Westin Maldives

  • Thudufushi Maldives Resort

  • Vakarufalhi Maldives

  • Velaa Private Island Maldives

  • Velidhu Island Resort

  • Veligandu

  • Vilamendhoo Island Resort and Spa

  • Vivanta By Taj

  • W maldives

  • You and Me by cocoon

  • Zazz Maldives

Charter Maldives Seaplane For Hotel to Hotel transfer or photo flight and Private excursions

Charter flights for sightseeing, photography and emergency evacuation can be arranged. Call both companies for rates and availability. Note that cargo capacity on the seaplanes is limited. All passengers and baggage are weighed before loading, and some heavy items may have to wait for a later flight or be transferred by boat.


Atoll Transfer provide Private charter seaplane For Resort to Resort Transfer. This is the best possible transfer mode  to minimize your time rather than going by schedule seaplane via Male airport and again taking resort schedule seaplane.

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