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Maldives Surf Charters Are The Epitome Of Surf Travel

The Maldives are a true surf holiday destination, and traveling the small island state deep in the Indian Ocean by boat is the ultimate bucket list experience. How does the taste of freedom and uncrowded lineups sound to you? We offer boat charter solutions for all budgets, all styles, all skill levels, all possible itineraries in all Atolls for small groups, large groups and everything in between, no matter the duration of your trip. Get the most of what the Maldivian surf menu has to offer as Maldivian surf boat trips are all about spending your days and nights surrounded by the ocean, exploring a wave-rich, tropical paradise, dropping anchor beside blissfully empty, perfectly formed waves and, should you feel so inclined, surfing from dawn 'til dusk.

Can you surf during Coronavirus?

Disclaimer: We're trying our very best to keep up with the latest global travel restrictions. Our updates summarise changes reported by various sources, but with the ever-changing nature of the situation, please take this information as a guide only.

No restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter without or just limited restrictions:
  • Currently there is no data about countries in this group.
Some restrictions
Residents of the following countries can enter, but with specific protocols:
  • Germany

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    • Free 30 day Visa On Arrival for all tourists

    • No Quarantine necessary

    • Passengers and airline crew must complete a ""Traveller Health Declaration"" 24 hours before departure here

    • Mandatory Negative Nucleic PCR test up to 96 hours prior to departure, however fully vaccinated passengers can now skip the 96-hour PCR testing requirement. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. Passengers will need to bring their certificates showing they have received all shots required for relevant vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering the Maldives.

    • A confirmed pre-booking at a registered tourist facility is a prerequisite for the visa. Important! A booking is considered valid ONLY for tourist resorts, camps or guesthouses, liveaboard boats, and/or pre-approved transit facilities.

    • Travelers are allowed to stay in multiple resorts & guesthouse facilities
      (subject to individual resort rules)

    • If at any point in their stay a traveler stays at a tourist guesthouse, they are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure from the Maldives

    • Inter-island travel procedures will be done on your behalf by the tourist facility. However, any movements between vessels and resorts/guesthouses cannot be authorized at the moment.

    • Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days. More details can be found here

    Updated on July 11th, 2021

    Germany - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    The Maldives are currently classified as a high-risk destination and testing is mandatory for all travelers returning to Germany. Be aware! You are also required to self-isolate for 5 days upon your return.

    Example Scenario for returning from the Maldives

    1. Register at www.einreiseanmeldung.de before entering Germany

    2. Carry proof of registration with you

    3. Get tested - Check section above for more info on testing options

    4. Proceed directly to your destination after entering the country

    5. Self-isolate for 5 days.

    Fully vaccinated visitors with approved vaccination certificates do not need to quarantine.

  • United Kingdom

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    • Free 30 day Visa On Arrival for all tourists

    • No Quarantine necessary

    • Passengers and airline crew must complete a ""Traveller Health Declaration"" 24 hours before departure here

    • Mandatory Negative Nucleic PCR test up to 96 hours prior to departure, however fully vaccinated passengers can now skip the 96-hour PCR testing requirement. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. Passengers will need to bring their certificates showing they have received all shots required for relevant vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering the Maldives.

    • A confirmed pre-booking at a registered tourist facility is a prerequisite for the visa. Important! A booking is considered valid ONLY for tourist resorts, camps or guesthouses, liveaboard boats, and/or pre-approved transit facilities.

    • Travelers are allowed to stay in multiple resorts & guesthouse facilities
      (subject to individual resort rules)

    • If at any point in their stay a traveler stays at a tourist guesthouse, they are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure from the Maldives

    • Inter-island travel procedures will be done on your behalf by the tourist facility. However, any movements between vessels and resorts/guesthouses cannot be authorized at the moment.

    • Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days. More details can be found here

    Updated on July 11th, 2021

    UK - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    All though not red-listed, All travelers returning from the Maldives are subject to a 11-day mandatory quarantine, negative PCR, and a completed Public Health Passenger Locator form. You are also advised to stay at home and follow local lockdown rules.

    Be aware that there are restrictions on international travel, and you are required to fill out a declaration of travel form ahead of your departure.

  • United States

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    • Free 30 day Visa On Arrival for all tourists

    • No Quarantine necessary

    • Passengers and airline crew must complete a ""Traveller Health Declaration"" 24 hours before departure here

    • Mandatory Negative Nucleic PCR test up to 96 hours prior to departure, however fully vaccinated passengers can now skip the 96-hour PCR testing requirement. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. Passengers will need to bring their certificates showing they have received all shots required for relevant vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering the Maldives.

    • A confirmed pre-booking at a registered tourist facility is a prerequisite for the visa. Important! A booking is considered valid ONLY for tourist resorts, camps or guesthouses, liveaboard boats, and/or pre-approved transit facilities.

    • Travelers are allowed to stay in multiple resorts & guesthouse facilities
      (subject to individual resort rules)

    • If at any point in their stay a traveler stays at a tourist guesthouse, they are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure from the Maldives

    • Inter-island travel procedures will be done on your behalf by the tourist facility. However, any movements between vessels and resorts/guesthouses cannot be authorized at the moment.

    • Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days. More details can be found here

    Updated on July 11th, 2021

    USA - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    All travelers returning from the Maldives need to present a negative PCR test (72h prior to departure) or you might be denied entry. There’s currently no quarantine required but it is advised to stay home and check domestic restrictions of your home state.

No travel allowed from these countries
Residents of the following countries are currently not allowed to enter:
  • Australia

    Entry Restrictions in the Maldives

    • Free 30 day Visa On Arrival for all tourists

    • No Quarantine necessary

    • Passengers and airline crew must complete a ""Traveller Health Declaration"" 24 hours before departure here

    • Mandatory Negative Nucleic PCR test up to 96 hours prior to departure, however fully vaccinated passengers can now skip the 96-hour PCR testing requirement. Passengers who have transited for more than 24 hours must repeat the test. Passengers will need to bring their certificates showing they have received all shots required for relevant vaccines at least 14 days prior to entering the Maldives.

    • A confirmed pre-booking at a registered tourist facility is a prerequisite for the visa. Important! A booking is considered valid ONLY for tourist resorts, camps or guesthouses, liveaboard boats, and/or pre-approved transit facilities.

    • Travelers are allowed to stay in multiple resorts & guesthouse facilities
      (subject to individual resort rules)

    • If at any point in their stay a traveler stays at a tourist guesthouse, they are required to take a PCR test 72 hours prior to their scheduled departure from the Maldives

    • Inter-island travel procedures will be done on your behalf by the tourist facility. However, any movements between vessels and resorts/guesthouses cannot be authorized at the moment.

    • Passengers could be subject to self-quarantine for 14 days. More details can be found here

    Updated on July 11th, 2021

    Australia - Maldives Trip Specific Restrictions

    There are a few important points travelers from Australia should keep in mind before heading off to the Maldives.

    People living in Australia are currently not able to travel overseas until June 17, 2021, unless granted an exemption. We'll keep you up-to-date as good as we can with the latest information and changes.

For more information please check our COVID-19 info page or visit the official website
Why Book with Us

LUEX offers the most extensive and best selection of surf trips worldwide.

Provider independence and quality are our mission.

Our goal is that our customers can find the perfect surf trip, tailored to their needs, in one place.

All our experts are surfers and part of the lifestyle.

Our experts know the destinations/spots personally or are in close contact with local surfers or suppliers.

We are supplier-independent. We only offer trips that fit the needs of our customers.

We guarantee to beat any price on the market.

It is not cheaper to book directly with the supplier.

We do not charge a fee for our expert advice.

We offer professional booking tools for our customers.

Secure payment functions for all currencies.

Payment options for groups and instalments.

You're talking to real people, not automated chats or bots.

We'll stand up for you when the going gets rough.

We are insiders and want you to enjoy the surf lifestyle as much as we do.

Unbiased, independent, technology driven! We don't own, run or control any of the trips but rather connect travelers with operators/suppliers of once-in-a-lifetime sports travel experiences and products. Your trip - orchestrated according to your taste, budget, style and skill level and backed by our technology-driven booking services and support

Meet your expert

The driving force behind your dreamy trips! LUEX is Tim's brainchild and the result of years of traveling, surfing, and freeskiing. A passionate world nomad, Tim has lived in Europe, Australia, and Northern California, and is no stranger to the best lineups, both surf, and snow all over Europe, Mexico, Hawaii, Indonesia, and South Africa either! A lover of warm water, Tim takes care of our guests wanting to score an epic trip on a surf charter in the Maldives. Better than any online surf guide, Tim knows all the ins and outs to surfing in the Maldives as a result of "too many trips to remember" to the small tropical paradise in the Indian Ocean.

Be Aware...

Some waves in the Maldives are private! You need a surfpass for them and can NOT book them, when you are already there.

Make sure your passport is valid long enough for your stay.

Not all islands have easy access to surf, so the transfer to the spots is important!

The Maldives are alcohol-free, since they are an islamic nation. However most boats, resorts and camps have a licence, so you can consume your beer or cocktails there.

Please inform yourself about the local laws and restrictions before your trip!

What our customers say

"That's the standard of a surf trip I've been looking for. I enjoyed every minute of it."

Laura
(Ocean Divine – Maldives)

"That were the best surf holidays ever! Really cool"

Karin
(Atoll Challenger – Maldives)

"... It is comfort and cheap and I surf the best waves in the world all day. I am good surfer and I was very very happy. Friendly people, great water... Amazing trip."

Robert
(MV Swell – Maldives)

"... The Sea Farer was perfect for our group of six, really clean and well equipped and it felt like a new boat. The crew were fantastic and very keen to ensure we had a great time. ..."

Jamie
(Sea Farer – Maldives)

"Was a great trip. Super boat with a super crew. Food was excellent. 5 stars! Highly recommended! I will be back!"

Dr. Patrick Morad
(Blue Horizon II - Maldives)

"... Everything is made for you to enjoy the surf at the fullest. Very easy access to the break with the dhoni, they also come to pick you up at anytime. I will be back FOR SURE !!!"

Arnaud
(Blue Star - Maldives)

6 Reasons For You To Spend Your Next Surf Holidays On A Boat In The Maldives

01

Ultimate luxury boats to travel The Maldives in style

We define ultimate luxury not only by the price tag a boat has but by the number of jaw-dropping moments our guests endure while on holidays. Ultimate luxury the LUEX way means everything you could possibly think of. From exquisite culinary encounters, lightning fast travel speeds, private jacuzzis, Jet Skis, personal yoga coaches to heli drops at your preferred line up - we genuinely mean everything!

02

Open Boat Trips - arrive and leave as you please

Following the concept of floating hotels, these boats stay in the most popular surf area of North Male. Guests will be picked up and dropped off at the international airport with a tender boat according to their international flight times. Join and leave any day - Best options for legendary straight missions and cheap airfare deals.

03

Total flexibility to surf the Maldives best waves

Criss-cross atolls and explore the last frontiers of the tropical island paradise with one thought in mind - SCORE PERFECT WAVES. Traveling on a charter boat gives you the freedom, flexibility and total mobility in the search for waves. There’s nothing worse than being stuck in one place waiting for the swell to hit or get completely skunked for waves. Traveling on a boat however mean you get to go wherever the action is.......every day. Your experienced guides and crew are there simply to ensure you have maximum wave time on the best waves and all perfectly suited to your personal surfing level.

04

Maldives surf charters are accessible for everyone

Maldives surf boats are accessible for everyone – young chargers, old-boy longboard crews, groups made up of surf addicts and non-surfers alike, even a girls-only party. However, they tend to be most popular with mixed groups because the idea of grabbing a surf boat just for you and your surf buddies is one which widely appeals. Boats start out with as few as 4 persons so this dream vision is well within the range of possibility.

05

Private charter boats for families or small groups

Nothing beats a private charter. Homogeneous skill levels and same surf spot preferences, no lengthy discussion when to and where to go, no instant crowds, no strangers you may not get along with, etc.. Just you and your family or friends. We have plenty of options in all price segments - with some boats require an occupancy rate of 4 or 6 guests only.

06

Score world-class waves across all Atolls

Do you want to surf the North Male Atoll playground, sneak away from the crowds and surf some jewels in the South Male Atolls, conquer the last wave frontier up north or want to casually cruise the Central Atolls? we got you covered. We can set you up with trips all year around. Cruise south and back up north to save money, fly one way / sail the other or fly -sail - fly. We can arrange whatever itinerary that fits your style, budget, and preference of commute.

Check out these Maldivian surf holidays
Maldives

One of the hottest and the most reliable surf spots in the world - and you can have it, no matter what!

Surf Boat Charter

With a surf charter you are as flexible as it can be - get to every wave you wanna surf!

Maldives - Central Atolls

Much less crowded than the northern parts of the Maldives, you can have the time of your life here.

It doesn't stop there...We have plenty more on offer for you...check out our whole portfolio of Maldives Surf Trips