WIN A SURF HOLIDAY FOR TWO IN THE MALDIVES by The Perfect Wave
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  • Introducing Cobia
The Perfect Wave Cobia

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From 1562pp for 12 Nights


IDEAL FOR

Experience level: Intermediate, Advanced
Time of year: Feb, March, April, May
Group type: Longboarders, Group Surf Holidays - Chartered
Budget: <2000
Board type: All types

Quick Facts

    • Roaming boat - no limits to where you go.
    • Exclusive or individual bookings
    • Expert surf guide
    • TPW Surf Experience Manager
    • TPW Service Guarantee

SUMMARY

The 21-meter long cruise boat, Cobia is conceived and built by the skilled Maldivian craftsmen for the Maldivian waters. This beautiful cruiser with its comfortable air-conditioned rooms accommodates a maximum of 10 passengers but for optimal comfort we recommend 8 passengers to have the boat exclusively for just you and your mates. On Cobia, we strive to provide value for money.

OTHER SAY...

"MALDIVES - AUGUST '13. The flights and transfers were well organised together with a very knowledgeable surf guide that allowed us to travel to parts of the Maldives that would be less crowded and have swell with the best wind directions. Throughout the trip we travelled fro"

- Peter
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"Hi Kim All the guys had a great trip and got off the boat stoked. Service and putting everything together your end was awesome -Thanks. The boat itself was great and the crew more than helpful to do anything to enable us to get the most out of our 7 days. Extra mention for o"

- Jeremy
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"I enjoyed my trip to the Maldives very much, Martey was an outstanding guide and all round good bloke and regularly put us onto uncrowded waves. The crew were great and the food awesome, the waves could have been bigger but we surfed nearly everyday which cannot be said abou"

- Leo
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"Surf charters take on a life of their own and you often feel that you never want them to end. If there is such a thing as too much fun then we have certainly found it on this trip!.. Last night the crew threw a party for us. Not your average ‘traditional sing-along’, ins"

- Joel
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"The trip was "PERFECT" The crew "AWESOME" accommodating, knowledgeable and "HAPPY" Food "SAY NO MORE" wanted to take the chef home. Waves, surfed every day except 1 with 5 stand out days. Guide "HORCE SCHWARTZ" total legend, nothing was a drama, knew his sh*t, found us w"

- Matt
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"I've been home now for a couple of weeks after my trip to the Maldives. I was on a live aboard surf boat called Cobia - takes 8 with 5 crew. I shared a cabin with a friend. 12 days all included. I had some of the best surf of my life with a good 4 to 6 foot swell and some t"

- Pete
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"Was an epic couple of weeks. Those phantom big swells never did quite hit but we had some cracking days and some decent 5' pulses so happy days!! Big ups to Marty. Awesome guide, loving the local knowledge, make sure you hang on to him!! Mentioned it to him at the time, b"

- James
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"Hi Josh ! The trip on Cobia was just perfect. We surfed everyday, most sessions there was just us as there was no other boat around. Well, maybe not just us as there were manta rays, turtles and dolphins as well! Fun waves, with some bigger days (range from shoulder high "

- Julien
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"The Cobia was a great boat with a great crew. The waves we encountered were great. We surfed everyday and had a lot of days just to ourselves. Would definitely be coming back to the maldives."

- Alex W
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"The Maldives and the Cobia was an awesome destination, great waves, great people, great food and good times all round!"

- Alex
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"Waking up on our boat in the Maldives is hardly what you would call 'roughing it'. Eager as can be, we were all up well before the sun and heading out for our first surf. Our crew was the first out on a pretty decent right hand reef break and everyone enjoyed some fun waves"

- Joel - saltmotion photography
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"We stayed on the Cobia for 12 nights awesome trip scored waves from 3-6ft the whole trip and the crowds were very low, surfed a number of times with only the boys on our boat, how good is that. As for the fishing second to none G.T 18kg, Bluefin 12kg, red coral grouper 15kg,"

- Slav
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About this Surf Charter

Overview

The 21-meter long cruise boat, Cobia is conceived and built by the skilled Maldivian craftsmen for the Maldivian waters. This beautiful cruiser with its comfortable air-conditioned rooms accommodates a maximum of 10 passengers but for optimal comfort we recommend 8 passengers to have the boat exclusively for just you and your mates. With fewer passengers they provide more privacy and guarantee our full attention at all times. Its design and size enables it to cut through difficult and shallow waters and meander its way through winding channels between islands a common feature in Maldivian waters. Cobia can anchor at close proximity of the islands making your time on board the cruiser more enjoyable. On Cobia, we strive to provide value for money.
 
 
Captain & Crew
 
At the head of the crew of 5, you’ll find the licensed captain. He is ultimately in control of the safari. Cobia's captain, a fun-loving character, has decades of experience boat chartering in the Maldives, and is supported by a second in charge, boat boy, and a full time chef. The boat boy will be in charge of guest services and one will be a dinghy boy and in charge of anchoring. The crew know the area extensively and you can be confident of their skills & expertise. The chef on Cobia is a long-time employee, his meals are famous withing the Maldives safari fleet and really are a highlight of Cobia Safaris.
 
One of the most important parts of any surf charter is the surf guide. The surf guide is local Maldivian, who is employed fulltime by TPW Maldives and has been running surf charters with us for many years and will get you to the right breaks at the right times. His customer service is second to none with every guest he looks after singing his praises. He will also be in daily contact with Brian, TPW Operations Manager and veteran of Maldivian surfing, to ensure you have everything covered for an amazing Maldivian surf experience.

 

 
Southern / Outer Atolls
 
It is often said that the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll (also named Huvadhoo Atoll) offers the best conditions of the Maldives. It works best in March, April and September to November. It picks up more swell than any other Atoll in the Maldives and from every direction. The Gaafu Dhaalu area offers the greatest quantity and variety of spots. To almost every island on the outside of the atoll, you will find one or two breaks. There is everything from barreling and hollow walls to soft and never ending playful waves. May to August can be fickle as the wind turns more southerly and may affect some of the south facing spots.
 
After you arrive in Male you will fly down south where our guide will pick you up at the local airport in the Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll. Anchors are lifted and you head off to one of the main 10-15 breaks or to some of the other less known spots. The Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll offers the greatest variety of all atolls and most diverse breaks. You will find everything from mellow long board waves to the hollow barrels. Depending on the wind direction our experienced surf guide will find spots for you that are working best at the time. Most days, you will surf up to 6 hours or even longer if you can handle it! After some of the best surf of your life, you will be dropped off at the Gaafu Dhaalu airport and flown back to Male.
 
For More information on the Southern/Outer Atolls, with break descriptions and seasonality, please check out our Central & Southern Atolls region page.
 
Please note that maximum size of surfboards allowed on Maldives domestic flights to Central and Southern Atolls is 8 ft including the boardbag. Total baggage allowance is 25kg and anything on top can be purchased for about $1/kg at the counter (subject to plane capacity).
 

Accommodation

Accommodation

  • 5 cabins with attached toilets all with hot and cold water.

 

Specifications

  • Year Built: 2005 Started Services: 2007.
  • Hull Type: Composite Length: 21m. (LOA).
  • Beam: 7m. Draft: 2.15m.
  • Displacement: 57,780 Kg Cruising Speed: 9 -10 Knots.
  • Power: 245HP Volvo Generators: Onan 20KW, Onan 6.5KW.
  • AC Voltage: 220V DC Voltage: 12V, 24V.
  • Fuel: 1800 Liter Fresh Water: 900 Liter.
  • Desalination plant: 6000 Liter RO System Air Conditioner: with individual controller.
  • Sewage: special antiseptic tanks with Cutter/Grinder pump.
  • Tender / Dingy - 12ft with 40hp ( 6 - 8 surfers comfortably).

 

On Board Facilities

  • Deck: Sun Deck with 1/3rd Shade.
  • Dining: Out Door with two separate tables / Indoor in the Saloon.
  • Saloon.
  • Bar: Alcoholic & non-alcoholic beverages.
  • First aid kit.
  • Audio / Video: Hi-Fi System, VCD, DVD, HD.
  • Cultural shows (on request).

 

 

Communication / Navigation / Safety

  • Meets government maritime laws and regulations.

Please note that maximum size of surfboards allowed on Maldives domestic flights to Central and Southern Atolls is 8 ft including the boardbag.

Inclusions

  • Airport meet & greet in Male, as well as domestic airport.
  • Group return Male airport transfers. (Individual transfers at extra cost).
  • Domestic internal flights or fuel surcharge for return trip by boat.
  • Air-conditioned twin cabin accommodation.
  • All meals; tea & coffee and 1l bottled water per day.
  • Australian Surf Experience Manager.
  • Local expert surf guide.
  • Use of on-board equipment 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).

 

Extra Costs:

  • Alcohol is available for purchase. If you have any special requests, please let us know well in advance and we will do our best to organize your favourite brand.
  • 30-foot surf & dive dhoni - minimum 2 weeks notice.

 

 

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.

 

Please note that maximum size of surfboards allowed on Maldives domestic flights to Central and Southern Atolls is 8 ft including the boardbag.

Pricing & Packages
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DEPARTURE Return Duration Spots Price Notes Availability
01 Mar 2015 13 Mar 2015 12 Nights 1 1562 Southern Atolls - Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll  
14 Mar 2015 26 Mar 2015 12 Nights 0 0 Southern Atolls - Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll   Sold Out
27 Mar 2015 08 Apr 2015 12 Nights 0 0 Southern Atolls - Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll   Sold Out
10 Apr 2015 17 Apr 2015 7 Nights 0 0 Southern Atolls - Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll   Sold Out
19 Apr 2015 03 May 2015 14 Nights 8 1659 Laamu to Male 
Schedule last updated: 18 August 2014
  • The prices listed with charter dates (above table) are per person in GBP / EURO, and are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations. 
  • Prices include domestic internal flights or fuel surcharge for return trip by boat. Longer or shorter trips can be organised on request.
  • Please click "Enquire Now" to email us or call us Toll Free on 0808 258 0101 (from the UK) or +33 (0)5 58 47 65 01 (outside the UK) to speak with one of our friendly consultants.
 
Please note that maximum size of surfboards allowed on Maldives domestic flights to Central and Southern Atolls is 8 ft including the boardbag. Total baggage allowance is 25kg and anything on top can be purchased for about $1/kg at the counter (subject to plane capacity).

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.

Peter

MALDIVES - AUGUST '13. The flights and transfers were well organised together with a very knowledgeable surf guide that allowed us to travel to parts of the Maldives that would be less crowded and have swell with the best wind directions. Throughout the trip we travelled from the northern atolls to the very bottom of the central atolls, always finding another wave that most other boats passed by which also allowed us to do some fishing or just catch up on a good book and relax! Pete L

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Thursday 29 August 2013
Jeremy

Hi Kim All the guys had a great trip and got off the boat stoked. Service and putting everything together your end was awesome -Thanks. The boat itself was great and the crew more than helpful to do anything to enable us to get the most out of our 7 days. Extra mention for our guide, Martey. His experience's faultless and it showed.

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

I enjoyed my trip to the Maldives very much, Martey was an outstanding guide and all round good bloke and regularly put us onto uncrowded waves. The crew were great and the food awesome, the waves could have been bigger but we surfed nearly everyday which cannot be said about all surf trips.

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

Surf charters take on a life of their own and you often feel that you never want them to end. If there is such a thing as too much fun then we have certainly found it on this trip!.. Last night the crew threw a party for us. Not your average ‘traditional sing-along’, instead they brought their mates on board and everyone was up and dancing, pretty awesome way to end the trip! The entire charter has been amazing. I can’t wait until the next one!…

Experience Begun: April 2012
Created on: Thursday 10 May 2012
Matt

The trip was "PERFECT" The crew "AWESOME" accommodating, knowledgeable and "HAPPY" Food "SAY NO MORE" wanted to take the chef home. Waves, surfed every day except 1 with 5 stand out days. Guide "HORCE SCHWARTZ" total legend, nothing was a drama, knew his sh*t, found us waves, showed us islands. All ways with a smile. This blokes a definite keeper I will be requesting his services next time around, no questions. Skipper "FUNNIEST BLOKE I HAVE EVER MET". One happy surfer :) Sure the others would agree. Make that "seven stoked surfers"!

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Wednesday 05 October 2011
Pete

I've been home now for a couple of weeks after my trip to the Maldives. I was on a live aboard surf boat called Cobia - takes 8 with 5 crew. I shared a cabin with a friend. 12 days all included. I had some of the best surf of my life with a good 4 to 6 foot swell and some times 2 surfs a day even 3 a day. Water temp 30 degs and viz up to 30 m. We went to north Male' islands and south Male' islands and surfed breaks called Chickens were i snaped my board clean in half on a rouge set. It was like an axe that chopped me in half. Other places called Cokes as there is a Coca Cola factory on the island that makes bottle water, desalinated from the sea water. Sultans, Pasta point, Hokies, Jails break as there is a old jail there. Rip tide and a fast left called happy dazes. We walked around some of the villages which are quite small and most are only a meter above sea level. Lot of resorts and an ideal place to have a holiday. Enjoy the photo. Regards, Pete.

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Wednesday 28 September 2011
James

Was an epic couple of weeks. Those phantom big swells never did quite hit but we had some cracking days and some decent 5' pulses so happy days!! Big ups to Marty. Awesome guide, loving the local knowledge, make sure you hang on to him!! Mentioned it to him at the time, but let him know that he is welcome at ours if he makes it to Melb's during his Ozzie sojourn later this year. The rest of the crew were fantastic, especially the chef…Gold. Will certainly be back. Onya!! Cheers

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Friday 26 August 2011
Julien

Hi Josh ! The trip on Cobia was just perfect. We surfed everyday, most sessions there was just us as there was no other boat around. Well, maybe not just us as there were manta rays, turtles and dolphins as well! Fun waves, with some bigger days (range from shoulder high to solid overhead, even one double overhead session). Best session was at Tucky Joe's, perfect, empty & barreling (see attached photo). The crew was the best, apparently Marty is really the best surf guide in Maldives, and the Chef was great like the rest of the crew. The boat is a bit slow but that wasn't a problem as it allowed to enjoy the cruise and beautiful landscape. The other Aussie guests were very nice people and they shared waves with me, the landlocked Swiss surfer. I could make a lot of progress in terms of surfing. And we were only 6 guests instead of 12 (max capacity) so plenty of room and good vibe on board. In the end of the trip we went back to North Male where I met Brian from perfectwave @ Cokes surf camp. Even the waves in North Male (Sultans, Jails, etc) were not that crowded. Like I said it was a perfect trip and will do it again in the future, for sure. Cheers

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Thursday 11 August 2011
Alex W

The Cobia was a great boat with a great crew. The waves we encountered were great. We surfed everyday and had a lot of days just to ourselves. Would definitely be coming back to the maldives.

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Tuesday 02 August 2011
Alex

The Maldives and the Cobia was an awesome destination, great waves, great people, great food and good times all round!

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Tuesday 02 August 2011
Joel - saltmotion photography

Waking up on our boat in the Maldives is hardly what you would call 'roughing it'. Eager as can be, we were all up well before the sun and heading out for our first surf. Our crew was the first out on a pretty decent right hand reef break and everyone enjoyed some fun waves before breakfast. We are lucky enough on this trip to be accompanied by one of the best surf guides in the business. While filling our bodies with food he checked all the charts and decided to head a little further afield. His knowledge of the area proving to be spot on when he delivered us to a fast, hollow left with no one else around… What was meant to be a lunchtime surf turned into an all afternoon marathon session with the crew on the boat bring us a soft drink in the line-up! As I said, surfing here is hardly what you would call ‘roughing it…’

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Monday 27 June 2011
Slav

We stayed on the Cobia for 12 nights awesome trip scored waves from 3-6ft the whole trip and the crowds were very low, surfed a number of times with only the boys on our boat, how good is that. As for the fishing second to none G.T 18kg, Bluefin 12kg, red coral grouper 15kg, Wahoo 24kg, travelly 10kg and then there was about a dozen or more small fish from 5-7kg. As for the crew could not find a better bunch of guys, whatever you need they will get and do, the boat was spacious and very comfortable. We've booked again for 2010

Experience Begun: April 2010
Created on: Monday 15 November 2010
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