There are two seasons in the Maldives, and each season offers a variety of fishing due to changes in currents, small but significant differences in water temperature and plankton movements.
NORTH EAST MONSOON (November-April)
It takes the water from east to west through the atolls from December onwards. Water clarity improves to over 30 or more metres on the eastern sides of the atolls. This current feeds all life forms at the channel edges and reefs. A variety of fish species gather here. The current is generally stronger in February, but the surface water is somewhat calmer then. Water temperatures rise to 30 degrees and billfish often hunt in somewhat deeper water. These conditions remain calm until early April when rain clouds slowly build from the southwest. From then on, the current runs through the atolls to the west.
SOUTH WEST MONSOON (May - October)
In the southwest monsoon season, you have a good chance of catching yellowfin tuna on the west side of the atolls at 10 to 20 kilometers distance from the atoll. The current is usually weaker and water clarity reaches 30 meters plus. The water temperature is slightly lower on average, which means the fish are closer to the atolls. Since weather conditions are less predictable during this period (possible wind and rain for a period of 3-4 days), it is important to consider fishing during this period. This is the period with the most rain per month. However, this period can offer you the greatest variety of fish if you can get to the right fishing grounds. In the Maldives there are hardly any days that are completely gray. The sun often shows itself in between showers.
For popping for GT and fly fishing, the conditions and fishing opportunities are good all year round. And also fishing around the reefs for grouper, snapper, barracuda, several trevally species, Giant Trevally, pompano, etc. can be caught here all year round.
1. Local ferry:
Upon arrival at the airport, you will meet one of the staff at the exit to welcome you and escort you to Vilingili Ferry Terminal. There you will first take the ferry that leaves every 10 minutes from the airport to Male. The trip takes only a few minutes and costs per person per one USD. Further ferry transportation to Keyodhoo is possible, depending on the arrival option, up to three times a week:
MALE - KEYODHOO | Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays: The ferry departs at 10 am from Vilingili Ferry Terminal from Male.
KEYODHOO - MALE | Monday, Wednesday, Saturday: The ferry arrives at Vilingili Ferry Terminal in Male at 14:20.
This is the route: Male - Maafushi - Fulidhoo - Thinadhoo - Felidhoo - Keyodhoo
You may have to leave the ferry at Fulidhoo and transfer. The crew members will inform and assist you in that case. This route takes about 6 hours and the cost is $10 per person each way. There is a toilet on board! In case of bad weather, there may be shifts or the ferry may not depart!
2. Vaavu atoll speedboat ferry
This boat departs from the capital Male and is possible on these days:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: Departure at 11 am with route Male - Keyodhoo
The route back from Keyodhoo to Male / airport is possible on :
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday: Arrival at 16:00
The boat then goes first to the capital and then to the airport. The trip takes 2 hours and the price is 70,- USD one way per person.
3. Private speedboat ferry
The transfer by private speedboat allows you to set a personal time upon arrival at the airport. This transfer can be booked upon request and takes approximately 1.5 hours. The current price is 600,- USD per one-way trip. For this option we try to find several guests to reduce the costs.
Due to religion, Friday is a day of rest and there is no fishing on the island. It is therefore recommended to arrive on Friday and travel to the location by private ferry. If you want to arrive on a different day, that is no problem, but you have to take into account that Friday is a day of rest and no fishing.
The inhabitants of the Maldives are Muslims. Therefor it is important to mention some important customs and traditions.
The consumption of alcohol and pork is prohibited in the Maldives. Alcohol may only be served in tourist resorts. In this location, on an island inhabited by locals, alcohol will NOT be served and consumed. Not even by bringing it yourself! The importation and use of drugs is also strictly prohibited!
Female travelers should keep their shoulders and knees covered on the island. For all trips with our Dhoni, wearing European swimwear is of course allowed. There is also a separate area on the beach on Keyodhoo where you can stay in swimwear!
Muslims pray 5 times a day. In doing so, the first prayer is at 5 o'clock in the morning and this may be heard.
This location supports the initiative "Protect the Maldives." In order to protect the delicate ecosystem of the Maldives we follow the rules of the project and ask our guests to respect them as well. Upon arrival, you will receive the brochure of "Protect the Maldives" and be asked to follow these simple rules. The information material should remain in the house for use by subsequent guests.
To visit the Maldives you need to have a valid passport that is valid for at least 6 months from the date of departure. On the plane or at the airport you will be given a tourist visa form to fill out. Bring the booking documents we sent you by e-mail as well. You will need these documents for passport control upon entry. Without these documents you may be denied entry! Your luggage will be screened upon entry. You are not allowed to bring alcohol, drugs, pornography or pork into the Maldives. The Maldives is a 100% Muslim country.
Upon arrival, you will be met by one of our team members at the exit of the airport. You will recognize him by his T-shirt and sign with the Jupiter logo. If you miss him, please go to the "Help Desk" counter left of the exit. Our staff will also assist you at the speedboat terminal (at the airport) and/or at the ferry terminal (in Male).
If you have any questions or concerns during your trip, please contact the following people:
Nafiu Ahmed (speaks English) 00960-7938883
Kubbe (guest manager, speaks Italian and English) 00960-7875519
Hafiz Hussain (speaks English and Italian) 00960-7973856
All payments on arrival (ferries, speedboat) should be made in cash and US Dollar only. So make sure you have small denominations in your pocket. Exchanging dollars on the spot will not be easy. Other forms of payment or currency are not accepted for the ferries.
In the residence itself, you can pay in cash in US dollars or by credit card.
For payments by credit card and bank transfer, we are required to apply a transaction fee:
• Visa & Mastercard: 3.5% of the bill
• Amex & American Express: 4.5 % of the bill
• Bank transfer: 2.5 % of the account
Please note: Maldives only accepts new dollar bills (2006-2016)! Additional services or usage outside of the inclusive services are registered on a separate account and settled at the end of the stay.
Because of its location around the equator, the intensity of the sun is strong. Unprotected sunbathing or swimming will by definition lead to sunburn. So regularly apply a good sunscreen with the highest protection factor, even in cloudy weather. For those of you who go snorkeling, it is recommended that you wear a long-sleeved T-shirt as protection from the sun. For your entire stay, the motto is to avoid the sun as much as possible. For fishing, a long-sleeved sunscreen shirt and buff with UV protection are recommended in combination with a fishing cap.
For protecting your feet in the water, we recommend bringing neoprene shoes as well as a mosquito repellent for the evenings.
Tipping allows you to express how satisfied you are with the team's service. You can give it to employees individually or put it in the tip jar in the restaurant. Tips from the tip jar are divided equally among the entire team.
Season 1: January to April and October to December
Season 2: May to September
Season 1 Season 2
DELUXE single 195 165
DELUXE double 165 125
SUPERIOR single 175 155
SUPERIOR double 145 125
STANDAARD single 175 150
STANDAARD double 140 120
Price per person in euros including:
- national taxes
- three meals
- water, coffee, tea and soft drinks
- daily (not friday) swimming and snorkeling on sandbank (9-15.00)
- 1 x night fishing (17.30 - 20.00) per group
- from 7 nights stay 20 min back massage per adult (October tm April)
- Green tax 3,- pppd
- Island tax 2,- pppd
Extras: prefearbly ordered before hand
Romantic beach dinner 30,-
Lobster dinner on the beach 70,-
Overnight stay on a deserted island with BBQ min. 4 people 90,-
Overnight stay on a deserted island with BBQ 2 people 220,-
The price is in euros per person.
Boat full day half day
Jupiter 350 240
Submarine 390 270
Whiteshark 390 270
Fishing Dhoni 430 290
Fishing Dhoni Maldivian style 525 --
Centre Console 550 340
Centre Console Meemu Atol 650 --
Jupiter 6 380 240
Dhingee 380 240
Whole day is from 06.00 tm 16.00
Half day is from 06.00 tm 11.00 hours
Fishing Dhoni live bait Maldivian style from 08.00 - 17.30 hours
Price is per boat per day including gasoline and angling equipment excluding terminal tackle. Equipment lost or damaged must be reimbursed.
Night fishing short 5:30 - 8:00 pm 70,-
Night fishing long 5:30 - 11 pm 170 ,-
Price is per boat and not including a full day of fishing
An example for 2 persons staying 7 days in high season, 5 days fishing (3 days dhoni and 2 days centre console) comes down to around 1825,- euro pp
With 4 persons staying 7 days in low season, 5 days fishing from a local dhoni comes down to 1245, - euro per person.
These prices do not include flights and transfers. If flights do not connect with the ferry times, it is possible to arrange an extra hotel stay locally in Male.