For this group trip, we leave on 8 December 2022 and return on 17 December 2022. So in between Sinterklaas and Christmas we get a breath of fresh air and Christmas is back home with the family! There are a total of 13 places available for this group trip and 1 person from Worldsbestfishingtrips.com will accompany us to ensure a smooth course of the fishing trip.
- Accommodation in shared double rooms
- (single rooms (limited availability) at additional cost on request)
- Full board 3 meals per day
- Water, soft drinks, coffee and tea included
- 6 full days fishing from 06.00 till 16.00 hours
- Rotating schedule between the different fishing boats
- Ferry crossing from Male airport to Keyodhoo island
- Fishing tackle included if desired
- Central meeting in the Netherlands
- Photo book of the group trip
- Wonderful tropical beaches, wonderful adventures and lasting memories
- International flight to Male
- Terminal tackle; poppers, jigs, leaders etc.
The price of this trip is 1945,- per person and is all inclusive. In cooperation with you we can arrange your international flight as well.
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.
We will have a private ferry which will be waiting for us upon arrival at the airport. Due to religion, Friday is a day of rest and there is no fishing on the island. That is why we arrive aand depart on this day.
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, we will be met by an employee of the locxal operation who will assist us in getting to the ferry.
Local payments and tips can be done in USdollars. 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.