Gahaa Dhoni, Maldives

Great value for money

“The CEO and crew were extremely competent and knowledgeable, they often put themselves out to please and accommodate their guests.”

Jeremy A, United Kingdom United Kingdom
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  • Cruising through Malé Atoll until Felidhu Atoll and back
  • Traditional Maldivian dhoni
  • Snorkelling, fishing, island and sandbar visits

Gahaa, a traditional dhoni sailing in the waters of the Maldives, offers a genuinely local experience and the trip is created using 100% local services. This dhoni has 5 twin/double cabins with en suite bathrooms and can comfortably accommodate 8 passengers. These spacious cabins are placed on the lower deck and have rooftop pop-outs along with small windows that keep them well-ventilated with the fresh ocean breeze. The large main deck which also doubles up as a sun deck is perfect for relaxing while on the go in the daytime and for star gazing during the nights. Meals and beverages are served in the covered dining and lounging area on the main deck. The upper deck also has another lounging area which can be used to spend some peaceful outdoor time away from the bustle of the deck below. While on board, all the daily modern necessities are provided indoors while the outside of the boat remains true to its cultural heritage.

The Gahaa dhoni sails around the Malé Atoll, South Malé Atoll and Felidhu Atoll covering Fulidhoo, Bodu Mora and Felidhu islands. The dhoni is packed with snorkelling gear and basic fishing gear. Travellers can enjoy ample time snorkelling in the crystal-clear waters of the Maldives around shipwrecks and shallow reefs brimming with marine life. Hop off on scenic uninhabited islands, participate in an included beach clean-up and visit picturesque sand bars for that perfect photo op. Relax on the sun deck with a book while the traditional dhoni sails on azure blue waters under the tropical sun.

Call us now to book your trip aboard the Gahaa and experience the marine life in the Maldives the traditional way.

Choose your departure date adventure cruise | snorkelling only


Included: VAT, Environment Tax, Port Fees, Airport Transfer, Drinking Water, Tea & Coffee, Beach BBQ, Full-Board Meal Plan (All meals), Snacks, Fishing, Land Excursions, Snorkel Gear, Snorkeling Guide, Cabin Towels, Complimentary Toiletries, Deck Towels.

Optional Extras: Gratuities, Alcoholic Beverages, Soft drinks.

Book now, pay later: You can easily place your booking online. We will then hold the spaces for you and you can confirm with a payment later.

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Boat features

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Sun Deck
  • Non-Diver (Snorkeler) Friendly
  • Outdoor Dining
  • En-Suite bathrooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Dedicated Local & International Crew
  • Available for Charter

Food & Drinks

  • Western Food
  • Local Food
  • Vegetarian Options
  • Beer available
  • Snacks All Day
  • Set Menu Dinner
  • Fine Cuisine

If you have any specific dietary requirements whilst on-board your cruise, you can add this to your special requests on step 2 of the booking form. We advise limiting these requests to religious beliefs or food allergies.

Languages Spoken

The crew speaks English.

Drawings & Vessel Layouts

#deckplan floorplan

Boat Specifications

  • Year built 1990
  • Length 21.58 meters
  • Cruising speed 8 knots
  • Max guests 8
  • Number of cabins 4
  • Number of bathrooms 4
  • Freshwater maker 1

Boat Navigation and Safety

  • GPS
  • Radio VHF/DSC/SSB
  • Emergency Rafts
  • Life Vests
  • Fire Alarm & Fire Extinguishers
  • Satellite & mobile phones
  • Search light
  • Crew trained in first aid
  • Emergency flares

Gahaa Reviews

  • 9.2 Superb
  1. Vessel
  2. Crew
  3. Food
  4. Activities
  5. Value
  • 10 Exceptional
  • Jeremy A
  • United Kingdom United Kingdom
Absolutely amazing

The CEO and crew were extremely competent and knowledgeable, they often put themselves out to please and accommodate their guests.

Recommended for
The CEO Moosa. Captain and crew.Itenary.
  • 8.4 Very good
  • Nicky E
  • New Zealand New Zealand

A dive with the nurse sharks... but sad that some of the boats feed them to get them to be closer to their paying customers

Recommended for
Coral and fish / Food and Staff / Sun & Warm water