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The Perfect Wave Hamathi

Price

From 1553pp for 10 Nights


IDEAL FOR

Experience level: Intermediate, Advanced
Time of year: April, May, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct
Group type: Longboarders, Intermediate Waves, Group Surf Holidays - Chartered
Budget: <2000
Board type: All types

Quick Facts

    • 12 years of surf charter experience
    • Massive top deck area
    • Totally re-built in 2010
    • Air-conditioned
    • Exclusive or individual bookings
    • TPW Surf Experience Manager
    • TPW Service Guarantee

SUMMARY

Celebrating 12 years of surf charters in the Maldives, the Hamathi undertook a major rebuild in 2010 - so the boat is practically like a brand new boat! Hamathi will comfortably accommodate 10 passengers, but the minimum number of passengers required for an exclusive charter in the Male Atolls is just 4! She’s a great surf charter boat with the bonus of an outside dining area so you can watch the surf while eating your meals. The lounge area has the normal facilities of TV, DVD and stereo for your entertainment and full bar facilities. There are 2 sundecks for chilling and plenty of rack space for your board storage.

LOCATION

OTHER SAY...

"My trip in Oct 2014 on the Hamathi was very cruisey. Most of the other passengers were unknown to me but everyone got along well. The waves were generally what I expected for October, and I got my share. I was surprised by the crowds in the North Male breaks and pleased to g"

- Tony
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"It was really easy to book my trip with The Perfect Wave, the staff are extremely helpful and nothing is a hassle! I would book a trip through perfect wave again."

- Jenna
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"Hi Charlie, Mate, we had the best time. I have to say i was expecting it to be a great trip but it blew my expectations out of the water. The boat was plenty big enough with loads of spots to sit and read books or just hang out with mates. The fishing was awesome! I cau"

- Andy
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"Amazing Trip! Great people, great food, great accommodation, and most importantly, Excellent Waves! A Trip of a Lifetime! Thanks to Everyone for making it an Awesome Trip!"

- Tomas
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"Cat Thomson 05/07/2014 Dear Suzi, Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all at The Perfect Wave Europe. We just back back from an amazing 10 day boat trip to the Maldives on the Hamathi. We scored perfect waves on the trip with the highlight being solid 6ft Jai"

- Cat
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"Hi Suzi - I just like to say that the trip that we've been on was one of the best I've done. This being my 7th trip to the Maldives I'd like to say that the boat was very well equipped and in good order (much better than the one I went on 6weeks earlier). The crew were reall"

- Mike
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"The Hamathi was a great boat well presented and comfortable, the crew were also a pleasure and the service was fantastic. The surf guide went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and find us waves. This was my 4 trip to the Maldives and I won’t hesitate to book the"

- Brian
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"Hi Barry! Everything was perfect, the waves, the boat, the crew was incredible polite and nice, the food was delicious and our guide horse was very experienced. We became friends- more words needed? THX a lot, Peter "

- Peter
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"Everything good. I enquired with a little more than a week before departure. Organisation was excellent. Charlie also arranged insurance, booked flights. etc. Boat was amazing, crew great, food excellent, surf guide (Brian) knew his stuff. I did a Perfect Wave organised "

- Chris
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"Hi Barry! Greetings from Singapore! Our trip was amazing and our whole crew fell in love with Maldives! Everything went well on the boat and we enjoyed every moment! Crew on board was really nice and hard working, can' t complain about anything. Waves were fun and we got"

- Hanna Rapeli
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"This trip was awesome from the get go. Slyv was fantastic throughout out the whole process - she was thorough and kept us informed with every step leading up to and returning from our trip. The Hamathi crew were great... they worked tirelessly, were very polite and positive."

- Adam Jenkinson
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"I understand that this is for any areas for improvement but I just wanted you to know the reasons why I booked with you. At the time of booking I also enquired with World Surf Safaris and you totally dominated. - Your level of customer service was superior ( call me a snob"

- Paul Passman
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"The food on the Hamathi was amazing. The crew were lovely. The waves were amazing."

- Emma Hardman
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"Hi Sylv, The trip was awesome!! We got plenty of waves and surfed Jails most of the time due to the wind direction. Marty was a champion, even went covert one day and encouraged another boat to check out Cokes which gave as a few hours to ourselves. One point of feed"

- Adam
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"Departure 01/08/2013 Singapore for 3 nights then on to the Maldives for 10 days on the Haira. Traveling around the Nth and central atols. I have to say our surf guide Jeremy and his wife Sarah were excellent in everyway they were welcoming and accommodating with any reques"

- Nathan
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"Mikala from SheSurfs did an amazing job on the trip working with the surf guide to make sure everyone had a great trip and that all the different levels of surfer were catered too. Even before the pictures come she is a great asset to have on board. I would love to go back t"

- Sandy Nicholls
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"A boat trip with your mates will always be fun,from what i,d heard Maldives has cruisey mellow waves.All the surfs we had except one ,had overhead sets and some surfs were true perfection.Our guide was knowledgeable about the area and i think we got the best waves available."

- John
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"From go to wo the surf trip was well organised and all ran smoothly on the trip itself. Most of all we scored great surf ranging between 3-6ft daily and up to 8-10ft on the biggest day. We were also blessed with great weather, bit of rain the night we arrived, then clear sk"

- Erol Ozdirik
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"The secret to surfing the Southern and Central Atolls is having the best guide. We had Martey and while the entire East Coast was lashed with 20 knot direct onshore winds we were blessed with offshore pumping lefts on a fringe reef pass on the west side of a not to be disclo"

- Steve Brown
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"Hi Matt & Kim, Just wanted to say thankyou for organising my surf trip to the Maldives. Everything went to plan; from the moment I arrive at the airport until the moment I returned home. It was everything I imagined and more. What a fantastic boat, the Hamathi. The crew, Ami"

- Glen
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"Hi Charlie, Our trip was absolutely amazing, we scored the best waves. Defiantly one of the best trips we have done and we will be returning for sure. I have a heap of good photos and video from the trip but unfortunately I am in Sri Lanka for the next 7 weeks and the intern"

- Caydee
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"The perfect wave organized a fantastic holiday for us. The boat trip on Hamathi was fantastic, excellent crew, excellent food and most importantly amazing waves. Horce our surf guide provided a lot of knowledge and directed us to the best waves! Tim"

- Tim
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"Hi Barry, I have just come back from my trip and I thought I would send you an email to thank you and your team for it. The week turned out to be as great (or better) than expected. Horce and the crew were excellent and did an amazing job. I liked Horce, he is a clever guy,"

- Sylvain
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"Hi Matt & Kim, Just wanted to say thank you for organising my surf trip to the Maldives. Everything went to plan; from the moment I arrive at the airport until the moment I returned home. It was everything I imagined and more. What a fantastic boat, the Hamathi. The cr"

- Glen
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"Hi Josh, Just wanted to give you some feedback on our trip on the Hamathi last week. Just writing to say it was effing Amazing!!! It really was the ideal surf trip. The boat was excellent, the surf was awesome (3 to 6ft and glassy). Our surf guide (Marty) had us on all "

- Daniel P
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"Maldives 2011 could not have been a better trip. Hassle free booking and travel, awesome boat crew and waves from heaven. 2 to 3 sessions each and every day. We were so well looked after that this surf mission actualy felt like a holiday rather than the usual work to get gre"

- Ben
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"I had the best holiday ever. It was a holiday in the true sense. All we had to do was surf, eat and sleep. Everything else was done for us. I mean absolutely everything. So when I say holiday I mean from doing anything other than having fun. I have never had a holiday like "

- Matt
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"Our experience cruising the Nth/Sth Male Atolls on "Hamathi" was brilliant. The boat was set up nicely with plenty of space to chill out, in particular the covered deck area up top and the outdoor eating area. The rooms were great with every room having its own ensuite inclu"

- Mark
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"The trip was great, surfed until my arms couldnt move. Clearest water i have ever been in and the amount of marine life amazed me. The boat is great, plenty of room and great crew."

- Aaron
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"Hi Rhonda It was awesome! Thank you very much. My arms are still in pain from all the paddling. The crew and Marty were great. Keep us in the loop on any other interesting trips you have going. Scott "

- Scott
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About this Surf Charter

Overview

Hamathi has undertaken a major rebuild in 2010 – so she is practically like a brand new boat!

Hamathi will comfortably accommodate 10 passengers, but the minimum number of passengers required for an exclusive charter is four, that’s right - just 4! She’s a great surf charter boat with the bonus of an outside dining area so you can watch the surf while eating your meals. The lounge area has the normal facilities of TV, DVD and stereo for your entertainment and full bar facilities. There are 2 sundecks for chilling and plenty of rack space for your board storage.

In 2014, Hamathi offers unique Total Maldives trips, which give you chance to surf more than just one area on your Maldives surf holiday. Please see the Schedule tab for dates and cruise directins. For more information on break descriptions and seasonality, please check out our Central & Southern Atolls and North & South Male Atolls region page.

 

 

Captain & Crew

The captain of Hamathi has been doing boat charters in the Maldives forever! He is ultimately in control of the safari. He is supported by a second in charge, boat boy, and full time chef.  The crew are all local Maldivians so know the area extensively and you can be confident of their skills & expertise.
 
On the Hamathi, we have the most experienced surf guide in the Maldives, with 13 years experience all accumulated on safari boats, starting on Rani Safari and for the last 8 years guiding Handhu, Handhu Fahli and Cobia - Martey. No surf guide has better knowledge of Maldives surfing points, in particular the Central and Outer Atolls which require expert navigation to find the perfect waves, than Martey. He is 31 years of age and loves the surf, he has great English communication skills and understands the wants and needs of the surf traveller. Martey lived and was educated in Sri Lanka, has travelled extensively abroad and after returning to his homeland, Maldives, chose the surf industry as his career. He holds his Captain's safari boat license and works to provide for his family.
 
 
Food & Beverage

Meals on the boats are all-you-can-eat and are a mixture of Maldivian, Sri Lankan and western dishes. The chefs are also willing to adjust the menu to suit individual needs if required. Breakfast is tea, coffee, fruit, juice, toast and a mix of jams and omelettes of your choice. Lunch & dinner is a banquet of five different dishes with daily variations including fresh fish & tuna dishes, curries, rice and pasta dishes, vegetables and salads. Evening meals are followed by dessert and lunch is followed by a fruit dish. Tea and coffee is served after all meals. A hand of bananas ripen on deck. A full complement of alcohol is available for purchase.

 

"Total Maldives" trip

Why pick an area of the Maldives to surf when you don’t have to! We here at The Perfect Wave have created the “Total Maldives” trip. You can surf any atoll from the North Male to Laamu Atoll, or even further down south, if the conditions are good. This trip is a fully flexible, no-limitations surf safari taking you to secret spots around the island paradise chain with just you and your mates for company, except of course the abundant marine life. The only limitations is the weather and nature and your surf guide will make sure to advise you which breaks work best under any given weather conditions. This is the first trip of its kind so be part of history and get on board Hamathi and experience this truly awesome surf destination.

Accommodation

  •  5 separate twin air-conditioned cabins all with their own ensuite shower & toilet. The cabins are spacious and each bed has its own reading light.
  • Year built: 1999. Fully Refurbished in 2010 to brand new standard
  • Size: 20.3m x 1.6m x 6.5m beam.
  • Cruising speed: up to 12 knots.
  • 220v Power: 10.5kv Masse Sound proof Generator.
  • Desalination: 5.5 kv Onan Sound proof Generator (backup).
  • Water Plant (3000Lts).
  • 02 Freezer / 01 refrigerator.
  • Communication: VHF Radio/Mobile phone/CB radio.
  • Cabin Ventilation: Ceiling hatch and side windows.
  • Length: 20.3m.
  • Soundproof generator.
  • Dingy with 25hp outboard engine.
  • The dinghy is available at all times to guests. On a surfing safari, primarily it is for getting surfers to the breaks, however it is also used for fishing, snorkeling, island visits and any other purpose guests may wish.
  • Snorkeling equipment.
    Diving facilities (on request – please advise at time of booking). If your group as a whole wants a diving dhoni to accompany Hamathi, this can be arranged at extra cost. (It can be an expensive way of doing it if you only want a couple of dives while on a surf safari.) If just some of your group want to scuba dive, they might be better off going to a resort with diving facilities during the trip, or before/after it.
  • Basic fishing gear (lines, hooks & weights). Please bring your own gear if you are a serious fisherman.

Inclusions

  • Airport meet & greet by The Perfect Wave representative.
  • Group return airport transfers (individual transfers at extra cost).
  • Standard accommodation in air-conditioned twin cabins.
  • All meals; tea & coffee and bottled water.
  • Access to Kandooma Resort and its facilities - please note that this is only available when the boat is in South Male area (not available on Central/Southern Atolls trips).
  • Australian Surf Experience Manager.
  • Local English-speaking surf guide.
  • Use of basic snorkeling & fishing gear. (Equipment is basic hand lines and mask/snorkel, if you are wanting quality gear please feel free to bring your own with you).

On arrival at the airport you will be met by our local representative who will direct you to your transfer Dhoni (local boat) This vessel will take you to your waiting safari boat which is anchored in a nearby harbour. The transfer takes approximately 10 minutes.

Meals on the boats are all-you-can-eat and are a mixture of Maldivian, Sri Lankan and western dishes. The chefs are also willing to adjust the menu to suit individual needs if required. Breakfast is tea, coffee, fruit, juice, toast and a mix of jams and omelettes of your choice. Lunch & dinner is a banquet of five different dishes with daily variations including fresh fish & tuna dishes, curries, rice and pasta dishes, vegetables and salads. Evening meals are followed by dessert and lunch is followed by a fruit dish. Tea and coffee is served after all meals. A hand of bananas ripen on deck.

 

Extra Costs:

  • Assortment of alcohol of beer, wine and spirits are available for purchase on board. If you have any special requests, please let us know well in advance and we will do our best to organize your favourite brand. Prices are very reasonable and won’t leave you with a big bar bill at the end.
  • "All you can eat and drink" seafood & Champagne (Moët) buffet at Kandooma Resort on Wednesdays. The cost is about $110++ per person. Please note that this is only available when the boat is in South Male area (not available on Central/Southern Atolls trips).
  • 30-foot surf & dive dhoni - $220 per day (minimum 2 weeks notice needed).

 

Internet Access

The best internet access now is a data SIM for a smartphone. You can the set your smartphone as a hotspot to service any tablet or computer. The data SIMs that The Perfect Wave Maldives offers for rental ($20 for the trip) have 1.6 GB available and if you want more data, you can recharge anywhere in Maldives. Groups can also use one SIM if they are low users and are willing to share.

Pricing & Packages
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DEPARTURE Return Duration Spots Price Notes Availability
02 Apr 2015 14 Apr 2015 12 Nights 0 0 Laamu to Southern Atolls  Sold Out
15 Apr 2015 25 Apr 2015 10 Nights 0 0 Southern Atolls   Sold Out
26 Apr 2015 06 May 2015 10 Nights 0 0 Southern Atolls   Sold Out
07 May 2015 17 May 2015 10 Nights 0 0 Total Maldives  Sold Out
18 May 2015 28 May 2015 10 Nights 7 1553 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Total Maldives 
29 May 2015 08 Jun 2015 10 Nights 8 1553 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Total Maldives 
09 Jun 2015 19 Jun 2015 10 Nights 10 1553 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Total Maldives  
20 Jun 2015 30 Jun 2015 10 Nights 0 0   Sold Out
01 Jul 2015 11 Jul 2015 10 Nights 0 0   Sold Out
12 Jul 2015 22 Jul 2015 10 Nights 0 0   Sold Out
23 Jul 2015 02 Aug 2015 10 Nights 10 1553 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Total Maldives 
03 Aug 2015 13 Aug 2015 10 Nights 7 1553 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Total Maldives 
14 Aug 2015 24 Aug 2015 10 Nights 10 1553 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Total Maldives 
25 Aug 2015 04 Sep 2015 10 Nights 10 1553 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Total Maldives 
05 Sep 2015 15 Sep 2015 10 Nights 10 1553 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Total Maldives 
16 Sep 2015 26 Sep 2015 10 Nights 0 0   Sold Out
27 Sep 2015 07 Oct 2015 10 Nights 10 1553 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Total Maldives 
08 Oct 2015 18 Oct 2015 10 Nights 10 1553 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Total Maldives 
19 Oct 2015 29 Oct 2015 10 Nights 8 1553 EARLY BIRD SPECIAL! Total Maldives 
Schedule last updated: 26 November 2014

  • EARLY BIRD SPECIALS - BOOK BEFORE 24 DECEMBER 2014
  • Prices above are per person prices based on a full charter booking. Individual price is calculated based on minimum guests number.  Prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full. Charter duration can be flexible - please ask your consultant for a customised quotation.
  • 30-foot surf & dive dhoni available for hire - minimum 2 weeks notice (US$200/day).
  • Please note that maximum size of surfboards allowed on Maldives domestic flights to Central and Southern Atolls is 8 ft including the boardbag.
  • Please click "Enquire Here" or "On Special" to email us or call us on 1300 00WAVE to speak with one of our friendly surf experience specialists.

 

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Testimonials

We'd love to hear your feedback! Please click here to enter your testimonial of your holiday and your experience with The Perfect Wave.

Tony

My trip in Oct 2014 on the Hamathi was very cruisey. Most of the other passengers were unknown to me but everyone got along well. The waves were generally what I expected for October, and I got my share. I was surprised by the crowds in the North Male breaks and pleased to get away south on the Total Maldives package. Food was excellent as well as the crew. The boat was very comfortable and between surfs I found a number of different places on the boat to sit back and read. A few of us on the boat took fishing gear as well. We got some GT's, barracudas, sweet lip, squid, and had a 4 ft Wahu that broke off as it was being lifted into the boat. great trip.

Experience Begun: October 2014
Created on: Wednesday 29 October 2014
Jenna

It was really easy to book my trip with The Perfect Wave, the staff are extremely helpful and nothing is a hassle! I would book a trip through perfect wave again.

Experience Begun: October 2014
Created on: Thursday 23 October 2014
Andy

Hi Charlie, Mate, we had the best time. I have to say i was expecting it to be a great trip but it blew my expectations out of the water. The boat was plenty big enough with loads of spots to sit and read books or just hang out with mates. The fishing was awesome! I caught a 5ft shark which was exhausting but exciting. Another one of the boys pulled in 4ft Wahoo! Marty our guide delivered us into the best breaks on the right winds and was a top guy. Highly recommend Marty. He is very knowledgeable and is an all round great bloke. The crew were great too, the food was just all time and fresh. We will be booking with you again at some stage as everything was thought of and everything ran like clockwork. Thanks again for one of the best holidays i have ever had. Cheers, Andy

Experience Begun: September 2014
Created on: Tuesday 23 September 2014
Tomas

Amazing Trip! Great people, great food, great accommodation, and most importantly, Excellent Waves! A Trip of a Lifetime! Thanks to Everyone for making it an Awesome Trip!

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Friday 22 August 2014
Cat

Cat Thomson 05/07/2014 Dear Suzi, Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you and all at The Perfect Wave Europe. We just back back from an amazing 10 day boat trip to the Maldives on the Hamathi. We scored perfect waves on the trip with the highlight being solid 6ft Jails and a pretty empty lineup. We had waves everyday and surfed until we dropped. the boat, food and crew were amazing. Our surf guide Martey was an absolute star who really knew the conditions , spots and was a ripper in the surf. Your organisation and support was impeccable before we left, on arrival and on departure, you and the team made it so easy. Thank you to all the team and look forward to the next trip. My best wishes Cat Thomson

Experience Begun: July 2014
Created on: Thursday 21 August 2014
Mike

Hi Suzi - I just like to say that the trip that we've been on was one of the best I've done. This being my 7th trip to the Maldives I'd like to say that the boat was very well equipped and in good order (much better than the one I went on 6weeks earlier). The crew were really helpful and were good company. A special thanks to Bandi the chef. How he made those meal was a wonder. Everything was well organised so there were no dramas. All told I'd recommend perfect wave for a top trip. Thanks for a great trip. Mike

Experience Begun: June 2014
Created on: Monday 07 July 2014
Brian

The Hamathi was a great boat well presented and comfortable, the crew were also a pleasure and the service was fantastic. The surf guide went out of his way to make us feel comfortable and find us waves. This was my 4 trip to the Maldives and I won’t hesitate to book the next trip with Perfect Wave.

Experience Begun: May 2014
Created on: Thursday 29 May 2014
Peter

Hi Barry! Everything was perfect, the waves, the boat, the crew was incredible polite and nice, the food was delicious and our guide horse was very experienced. We became friends- more words needed? THX a lot, Peter

Experience Begun: May 2014
Created on: Friday 23 May 2014
Chris

Everything good. I enquired with a little more than a week before departure. Organisation was excellent. Charlie also arranged insurance, booked flights. etc. Boat was amazing, crew great, food excellent, surf guide (Brian) knew his stuff. I did a Perfect Wave organised boat trip to Mentawais last year and it was also amazing. Definitely will be returning.

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Monday 12 May 2014
Hanna Rapeli

Hi Barry! Greetings from Singapore! Our trip was amazing and our whole crew fell in love with Maldives! Everything went well on the boat and we enjoyed every moment! Crew on board was really nice and hard working, can' t complain about anything. Waves were fun and we got everything between small and bigger waves. Lots of sunshine and some rain too. Now resting here for few days and then returning to Bali. We are already planning to make another trip to Maldives on next year so I' ll contact you as soon as season 2014 is selling (is it already??) I think our trip would be around the same time again, sept/oct and preferably few days longer (if possible 12 or 14 days?) Hamathi was great boat so prob that would be our choice again! But I' ll contact you prob somewhere in the beginning of next year and we can plan more! Thanks for everything :) Regards, Hanna (+our whole team on boat)

Experience Begun: October 2013
Created on: Thursday 17 October 2013
Adam Jenkinson

This trip was awesome from the get go. Slyv was fantastic throughout out the whole process - she was thorough and kept us informed with every step leading up to and returning from our trip. The Hamathi crew were great... they worked tirelessly, were very polite and positive. Marty our surf guide was brilliant... he even went covert for us to score some incrowded waves! The question is... when do we book our next trip through Sylv and the perfect Wave?? (Subject to wife approval ;-)

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 03 October 2013
Paul Passman

I understand that this is for any areas for improvement but I just wanted you to know the reasons why I booked with you. At the time of booking I also enquired with World Surf Safaris and you totally dominated. - Your level of customer service was superior ( call me a snob but without this I would never book with anyone ) - Your website was 100x easier to get information for - The itinerary given, product knowledge was superior - Your follow up was unbelievable. I bought this up on the boat and this was agreed. I absolutely appreciated all the informative and pump up e-mails. I would have no hesitation booking future trips and recommending this to others. I would personally like to thank the Perfect Wave for booking and planning this holiday for me. I have done my fair share of travelling and I have never received such high quality customer service from a travel company before. Knowing that you are booking through an experienced company on a trip your not familiar with makes all the difference. The trip itself was a "trip of a life time". From the moment we were greeted at the airport we knew we were in good hands. We didn't have to lift a finger. There is always fear of what the waves will be like as its out of your hands. From the first day we were greeted with Perfect waves. These waves lasted for the whole duration of the trip. The waves were like something you would watch in a surf movie. One particular day was a little crowded so our tour guide Marty took us to a spot that no one goes to. It was a little smaller but we all loved it. It was one of my favourite surfs. I was on this trip with only one mate, this gave us the opportunity to meet other people. Never fear even if you book a trip like this solo. All surfing minded people are all the same. We had a great time, had a lot of laughs and made some new friends. The worst part of a trip like this is reminiscing about how good it was. I surfed approx 6-7 hours a day of perfect perfection. TAKE ME BACK PLEASE TAKE ME BACK I WANT TO GO BACK

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 03 October 2013
Emma Hardman

The food on the Hamathi was amazing. The crew were lovely. The waves were amazing.

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 03 October 2013
Adam

Hi Sylv, The trip was awesome!! We got plenty of waves and surfed Jails most of the time due to the wind direction. Marty was a champion, even went covert one day and encouraged another boat to check out Cokes which gave as a few hours to ourselves. One point of feedback (which all the boys had a good laugh at my expense) was the steps at the back of boat. They are very slippery when wet and I fell down from the top step, hitting every step and then landed into the water. Whilst it provided some comic relief for everyone, it is fairly dangerous so probably good to look at adding some non-slip material on them so somebody doesn’t hurt themselves in the future. Thanks again and we will definitely go back through you for our next trip! Ps – I still have boat wobble! Cheers, Adam

Experience Begun: September 2013
Created on: Thursday 19 September 2013
Nathan

Departure 01/08/2013 Singapore for 3 nights then on to the Maldives for 10 days on the Haira. Traveling around the Nth and central atols. I have to say our surf guide Jeremy and his wife Sarah were excellent in everyway they were welcoming and accommodating with any requests we had.The photos they took of us all were fantastic, could not have asked for a better guide. The Maldivian crew were 1st class friendly and helpful with any request. Food and cabins top shelf. A special thanks to Sarah for patching me up when I had a run in with my board. Wound healed up nice.

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Thursday 05 September 2013
Sandy Nicholls

Mikala from SheSurfs did an amazing job on the trip working with the surf guide to make sure everyone had a great trip and that all the different levels of surfer were catered too. Even before the pictures come she is a great asset to have on board. I would love to go back to the Maldives with the Perfect Wave again, and again, and again...

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Thursday 05 September 2013
John

A boat trip with your mates will always be fun,from what i,d heard Maldives has cruisey mellow waves.All the surfs we had except one ,had overhead sets and some surfs were true perfection.Our guide was knowledgeable about the area and i think we got the best waves available.90% of our surfs were uncrowded and 50% on our own.The boys on our boat made everything easy,food was great beds were comfortable and the price was too good too pass up.I definitely recommend this trip to any surfer. JS

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Thursday 05 September 2013
Erol Ozdirik

From go to wo the surf trip was well organised and all ran smoothly on the trip itself. Most of all we scored great surf ranging between 3-6ft daily and up to 8-10ft on the biggest day. We were also blessed with great weather, bit of rain the night we arrived, then clear skies for 9.5 days with a strong tropical shower on the boat ride back to port. All in all a top trip with great mates !

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Thursday 29 August 2013
Steve Brown

The secret to surfing the Southern and Central Atolls is having the best guide. We had Martey and while the entire East Coast was lashed with 20 knot direct onshore winds we were blessed with offshore pumping lefts on a fringe reef pass on the west side of a not to be disclosed atoll! Only Martey and Stumpy Wallace knew of this wave and we scored for days with uncrowded pumping waves. Don't make your surfing holiday based around a particular company, boat or price point, go for the quality of the guide because he is going to get you in the water more than a nice boat and after all, that is what you have travelled half way around the world for isn't it?

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Thursday 29 August 2013
Glen

Hi Matt & Kim, Just wanted to say thankyou for organising my surf trip to the Maldives. Everything went to plan; from the moment I arrive at the airport until the moment I returned home. It was everything I imagined and more. What a fantastic boat, the Hamathi. The crew, Amir the Captain, Shafia the waiter, Sola the cabin boy, Fanbe the dinghy boy, Amin the Chef and Horce the surf guide were the best. They couldn’t do enough for us. They were extremely friendly without being intrusive and every request we asked of them was always met with a yes. Amin, the chef cooked up a storm, always plenty of food, he even sashimi a GT for dinner, Tommy caught early one morning. Nothing was a hassall. Couldn’t speak highly enough of Horce the surf guide. His knowledge got us into the right break at the right time, allowing us to make the most of the 3-4ft waves on offer the whole time. He even played water photographer so that Steve, Tommy and I could get some great photos as mementos of the trip. When you travel on your own, you never know who you are going to be sharing your holiday with. The wrong people can ruin it but I got to say Steve O and Tommy were the best. We all got on so well, I’m sure I’ve made mates for life. Thanks to everyone at The Perfect Wave, it really was the ‘Perfect Trip’. Would not hesitate in recommending you guys to anyone, and I look forward to organising another trip with you real soon. Regards Glen

Experience Begun: June 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Caydee

Hi Charlie, Our trip was absolutely amazing, we scored the best waves. Defiantly one of the best trips we have done and we will be returning for sure. I have a heap of good photos and video from the trip but unfortunately I am in Sri Lanka for the next 7 weeks and the internet here is not great and wont send the photos through. I will have to try again when I get back to Aus. Thanks for organising it for us Cheers Caydee

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Tim

The perfect wave organized a fantastic holiday for us. The boat trip on Hamathi was fantastic, excellent crew, excellent food and most importantly amazing waves. Horce our surf guide provided a lot of knowledge and directed us to the best waves! Tim

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Sylvain

Hi Barry, I have just come back from my trip and I thought I would send you an email to thank you and your team for it. The week turned out to be as great (or better) than expected. Horce and the crew were excellent and did an amazing job. I liked Horce, he is a clever guy, very professional and knows what he is talking about. On the top of it, the other people on the boat were amazing. We have such a blast all together that we might do another trip all together once again next year, this time possibly in the southern atolls to avoid the crowds which is sometime a bit ridiculous to be honest.. Thanks again for everything, looking forward to meeting you one day. Sylvain

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Monday 08 July 2013
Glen

Hi Matt & Kim, Just wanted to say thank you for organising my surf trip to the Maldives. Everything went to plan; from the moment I arrive at the airport until the moment I returned home. It was everything I imagined and more. What a fantastic boat, the Hamathi. The crew, Amir the Captain, Shafia the waiter, Sola the cabin boy, Fanbe the dinghy boy, Amin the Chef and Horce the surf guide were the best. They couldn’t do enough for us. They were extremely friendly without being intrusive and every request we asked of them was always met with a yes. Amin, the chef cooked up a storm, always plenty of food, he even sashimi a GT for dinner, Tommy caught early one morning. Nothing was a hassle. Couldn’t speak highly enough of Horce the surf guide. His knowledge got us into the right break at the right time, allowing us to make the most of the 3-4ft waves on offer the whole time. He even played water photographer so that Steve, Tommy and I could get some great photos as mementos of the trip. When you travel on your own, you never know who you are going to be sharing your holiday with. The wrong people can ruin it but I got to say Steve O and Tommy were the best. We all got on so well, I’m sure I’ve made mates for life. Thanks to everyone at The Perfect Wave, it really was the ‘Perfect Trip’. Would not hesitate in recommending you guys to anyone, and I look forward to organising another trip with you real soon. Regards Glen

Experience Begun: May 2013
Created on: Monday 24 June 2013
Daniel P

Hi Josh, Just wanted to give you some feedback on our trip on the Hamathi last week. Just writing to say it was effing Amazing!!! It really was the ideal surf trip. The boat was excellent, the surf was awesome (3 to 6ft and glassy). Our surf guide (Marty) had us on all the best waves at all the right times. The chef on the boat was outstanding, serving up copious amounts of top quality local cuisine. (I was actually hoping to lose a few pounds surfing 7hrs a day but think I've stacked on a few kg's due to the fabulous food. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Look forward to dealing with u again (if I can ever get another leave pass).

Experience Begun: September 2011
Created on: Monday 19 September 2011
Ben

Maldives 2011 could not have been a better trip. Hassle free booking and travel, awesome boat crew and waves from heaven. 2 to 3 sessions each and every day. We were so well looked after that this surf mission actualy felt like a holiday rather than the usual work to get great waves. 10/10

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Tuesday 30 August 2011
Matt

I had the best holiday ever. It was a holiday in the true sense. All we had to do was surf, eat and sleep. Everything else was done for us. I mean absolutely everything. So when I say holiday I mean from doing anything other than having fun. I have never had a holiday like that before. The Perfect wave "perfect", the boat was awsome, the crew were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. The only compliant I could possibly make is my arms got so tired from catching too many awesome waves every day. I just kept going back out " just one more". Also I ate to much because the food was superb. Coming home has been very difficult after being spoilt rotten like that. Please send me there again real soon.

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Tuesday 30 August 2011
Mark

Our experience cruising the Nth/Sth Male Atolls on "Hamathi" was brilliant. The boat was set up nicely with plenty of space to chill out, in particular the covered deck area up top and the outdoor eating area. The rooms were great with every room having its own ensuite inclusive of toilet and shower! The crew were exceptional, friendly, very efficient and were clearly experienced in their tasks, and no request seemed to be an issue. They are very client focused! It was great to watch such great teamwork! The guides were experienced and found us quality waves with limited crowds. Brian regularly contacted our boat keeping us informed of conditions and forecasts, enabling us to position ourselves for the best waves with least crowd. The food was sensational, all the boys loved eating the genuine local cuisine, and there was plenty of it! The booking and organising of the trip by the Perfect Wave team, in particular Rhonda, was excellent. The customer service was great, with nothing being a problem, and all contingencies covered eg. extra baggage allowance for boards etc. This efficient organisation led to a trouble free trip, with all flights, transfers, etc going smoothly. All together, this enabled us to have a great surfing trip and holiday. I highly recommend The Perfect Wave travel team!!

Experience Begun: June 2011
Created on: Friday 01 July 2011
Aaron

The trip was great, surfed until my arms couldnt move. Clearest water i have ever been in and the amount of marine life amazed me. The boat is great, plenty of room and great crew.

Experience Begun: May 2011
Created on: Wednesday 25 May 2011
Scott

Hi Rhonda It was awesome! Thank you very much. My arms are still in pain from all the paddling. The crew and Marty were great. Keep us in the loop on any other interesting trips you have going. Scott

Experience Begun: May 2011
Created on: Monday 23 May 2011
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