Sea Plane Transfer
Most travellers in the Maldives are far more likely to use
the services of seaplane companies, which fly tourists from the seaplane port
next to Male’ International Airport to resorts throughout the country. fly
18-seater DeHavilland Twin Otter seaplanes under contract to resorts throughout
All seaplane transfers are made during daylight hours (approximately 06.00hrs to 17.00hrs). and
offer an amazing perspective on the atolls, islands, reefs and lagoons. The
cost is between US$250 and US$ 550 return, depending on the distance from Ibrahim
nasir international airport to the resorts.
Arrival time at Male’ International Airport should be no
later than 15.30hrs in order to connect with a seaplane transfer on same day.
Departure from resorts is usually around 15.00hrs on your departure day
depending upon the resorts’ distance from Male’. Guests travelling on
international flights arriving after 16.00hrs or departing before 09.00hrs may
need to stay overnight in Male’.
Transfer to the resort will be provided the
next morning with the first available seaplane transfer. Due to extreme weather
conditions, transfers may not always be available at a designated time and
neither we nor the resort are liable for any compensation arising from such
Charter flights for sightseeing, photography and emergency
evacuation can be arranged. 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.
The flight will either be direct or “hopping” between
islands in an atoll (group of islands) to drop off passengers along the way.
20kg + 5kg hand luggage per person is the usual standard luggage seaplane
luggage allowance; excess might be charged US$2 per kg (return) by the seaplane