Surf Sojourn with The Perfect Wave – Male & Northern Atolls

From NZ$1,906

for 7 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Surf Charter
Solo Travellers
Longboarders
Stand-up Paddleboarding trip

Bodyboarders
All-Women's Surf Trips
The Perfection Pass Holders
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

NZ$272 - NZ$472 per night

Season

March, April, June, July, August, September, October, May

Board Type

Shortboarders, Longboarders

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(3 REVIEWS)

Summary

Explore the Northern Atolls on board the Surf Sojourn. This nimble smaller boat has the flexibility to go where the conditions dictate.

 

The waves in the North Atolls of Baa, Raa and Lhaviyani are the destination for the Sojourn You can book as individuals or small groups on our open charters.

 

It is comfortable with 4-8 surfers on board, although it can fit up to 10 for an exclusive group booking.

Quick Facts
    • Only 4 – 8 passengers required.
    • Explore remote atolls.
    • Air-conditioned twin cabins with en-suites.
    • Compact size to anchor by the surf break.
    • 5 Star chef (sushi & sashimi expert).
    • SGA Trained Expert Surf Guide.
    • Photo packages available.
    • TPW Traveller Care Guarantee.

Surf Sojourn is one of the most experienced surf safari boats working the Maldives island chain. With its captain Hussain, who has been onboard since its launch date, this safari has seen all there is to be seen in the Maldives, most importantly, every Maldives surf point has been explored by this safari. This surf charter takes individual or exclusive bookings, and you can have this boat exclusively with a group of your surfing mates with a group as little as 4 surfers.


 

There are 5 twin cabins, so the boat is able to take up to 10 surfers, which all have en-suite bathrooms, air conditioning, new bed linen and towels. Capacity on open charters (non-exclusive groups) is set at 8 surfers to ensure a comfortable trip and the best small group experience in the water! The cabins all with ensuites and air conditioning offer you a very comfortable experience and the food is second to none. The cook is also very long serving on this safari and the crew as a whole love to fish. Fresh fish dinners and sashimi are a highlight on Surf Sojourn.


Upgrades to Surf Sojourn for 2017 include a shaded bimimi sundeck, board racks to comfortably accommodate your surfboards and all new beds and mattresses. Surf Sojourn is a great value for money safari and with its experienced crew, she will deliver for many years to come. The schedule for Surf Sojourn is very flexible, the standard 7 day and 14 day charters are based in the Male Atolls which offer the best value. However the Surf Sojourn is well suited to extended itineraries to outer atolls in search of uncrowded waves.


The main area the Sojourn will cover is the Male and Northern Atolls, of Baa, Raa and Lhaviyani.  The area is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, which consists of three separate atolls. The most consistent breaks are found in the waters off of South Maalhosmadula Atoll. The airport on Dharavandhoo Island which services the area is 115 kilometres to the north of Male. The region is largely unexplored. There are currently 13 named breaks on Baa Atoll, but only 4 are surfed on a regular basis. There are 3 other atolls that can be reach within a day by boat from Baa Atoll: Lhaviyani to the west, Noonu to the northwest, and Raa to the north. Our boat captain is a Maldives veteran, and he’ll make sure you’re always at the right place, at the right time. This is a fantastic area for surfers who want to surf newly discovered or completely uncharted surf spots.


Surf Guides


One of the most important parts of any surf charter is your surf guide. Your surf guide on the Surf Sojourn is employed full-time by TPW Maldives and trained by ISA (International Surf Association) as a Surf instructor and SGA (Surf Guide Association) in safety, rescue, first aid and hospitality. All our hand-selected, well-trained guides have been running surf charters for many years, and are the best and most experienced in the Maldives. With the largest network of surf operations in the Maldives, they know where and when it is good and will put you in the spot. They will also be in daily contact with TPW Regional Operations Manager to ensure you have everything covered for an amazing Maldivian surf experience.


Accommodation

ACCOMMODATION


  • Length: 70 ft
  • Beam: 22 ft
  • Cabins: 5 twin share
  • Air-conditioning: All rooms 
  • Cruising speed: 8 knots
  • Water Desal. plant 
  • Generators: X two
  • Main Engine: Volvo
  • Dinghy tender:14 ft with 25 HP Yamaha 
  • Crew: Six

 

Food

 

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. You can advise us after you book if you have any allergies and we can advise the chef before your trip. For Breakfast, tea, coffee, fruit, juice, toast, cereals and eggs and/or pancakes are provided.  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. Meat dishes are provided but usually we try to provide fresh food from the local environment. Evening meals are followed by dessert and lunch is followed by a fruit dish. Tea and coffee is served after all meals. A bunch of bananas ripen on deck and you can eat these as you wish. Water is also free and you will be given your own Perfect Wave water bottle on arrival which you can put your name on and refill as you wish. This helps save the local environment from the pollution of using plastic bottles.

 

Internet Access

 

You can add the global roaming option to your current plan but make sure you’re aware of the costs involved with your provider, otherwise the cheapest option is to just grab a SIM from one of the local providers which can be purchased at the airport once you have cleared customs, or at a local village during your trip.


Inclusions
  • Airport meet & greet at Male airport and domestic terminals by The Perfect Wave ground services 
  • Group return airport transfers (individual transfers at extra cost). 
  • Return domestic flights for Total Maldives trips / One way domestic flight for trips starting or ending in Outer Atolls  
  • The Perfect Wave welcome pack.
  • Comfortable accommodation in air-conditioned twin cabins 
  • Full Board – 3 buffet meals daily (All you can eat)
  • Unlimited tea, coffee with espresso coffee at extra cost
  • Unlimited mineral water with The Perfect Wave refillable water bottle
  • 5m Dinghy (tender)
  • Use of basic snorkelling & fishing gear. (Equipment is basic hand lines and mask/snorkel & fins. If you want quality gear, please feel free to bring your own with you).
  • Maldivian Specialty Beach BBQ (Central & Southern Atolls only when weather and surf permits)   
  • Maldivian US$6 per person/night Green Tax.
  • SGA Trained Expert Surf Guide.
  • TPW Traveller Care Guarantee


     

    The Perfection Pass Membership Benefit / Bonus Inclusion:


    The Perfection Pass is the world’s first surf travel loyalty program. If you are a repeat client of The Perfect Wave, please apply for your membership and enjoy the following extra bonus:

    • US$50 off your bar bill, if you are a repeat The Perfect Wave client and The Perfection Pass holder. 

     




    Photography service.

     

    US$50 for 10 photos of your choice. US$100 for full suite of photos. Camera used is a Canon 70D SLR and photos will be taken from land, boat or tender.


    Internet Access


    You can add the global roaming option to your current plan but make sure you’re aware of the costs involved with your provider, otherwise the cheapest option is to just grab a SIM from one of the local providers which can be purchased at the airport once you have cleared customs, or at a local village during your trip.

     

    *If your surf trip involves a Maldives domestic flight: The Perfect Wave cannot be held responsible for your surfboards arriving late (on the next domestic flight). If this happens, it’s due to weight restrictions on Maldivian domestic flights, which is out of our control.


    Departure
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    Description
    Duration
    Spots
    Price
    Notes
    Availability
    29 Aug 2019 06 Sep 2019 Surf Charter 8 nights 0 -
    06 Sep 2019 14 Sep 2019 Surf Charter 8 nights 0 -
    Male Atolls
    14 Sep 2019 21 Sep 2019 Surf Charter 7 nights 0 -
    21 Sep 2019 28 Sep 2019 Surf Charter 7 nights 0 -
    29 Sep 2019 09 Oct 2019 Surf Charter 10 nights 8 NZ$3,005

    Male/ North Atolls

    09 Oct 2019 16 Oct 2019 Surf Charter 7 nights 8 NZ$1,973
    Male Atolls
    16 Oct 2019 22 Oct 2019 Surf Charter 6 nights 0 -
    Male Atolls
    23 Oct 2019 30 Oct 2019 Surf Charter 7 nights 0 -
    09 May 2020 19 May 2020 Surf Charter 10 nights 8 NZ$3,306
    Laamu to Male
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    20 May 2020 30 May 2020 Surf Charter 10 nights 8 NZ$2,910
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    01 Jun 2020 10 Jun 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    10 Jun 2020 19 Jun 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    19 Jun 2020 26 Jun 2020 Surf Charter 7 nights 8 NZ$1,906
    Male Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    26 Jun 2020 03 Jul 2020 Surf Charter 7 nights 7 NZ$1,906
    Male Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    07 Jul 2020 16 Jul 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    16 Jul 2020 25 Jul 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    25 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    03 Aug 2020 12 Aug 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    12 Aug 2020 21 Aug 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    21 Aug 2020 30 Aug 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    30 Aug 2020 08 Sep 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    08 Sep 2020 17 Sep 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    17 Sep 2020 26 Sep 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    26 Sep 2020 05 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    05 Oct 2020 14 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    14 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 9 nights 8 NZ$2,621
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    23 Oct 2020 31 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 8 nights 8 NZ$2,333
    Male & North Atolls
    ​EARLY BIRD DEAL
    • FOR INDIVIDUAL BOOKINGS, ​MINIMUM 5 SURFERS NEEDED TO RUN A CHARTER.  Or min. 4 surfers on an exclusive group booking (different rates to the above rates apply).
    • Prices do not include international flights.
    • Prices above are per person prices based on a full charter booking of 8 people. However this boat can be run as an exclusive charter for a group as small as 4 surfers. Please enquire about our pricing options.


    • Prices are subject to foreign exchange fluctuations until paid in full. Charter duration can be flexible - please ask your consultant for a customised quotation. 
    • Please click "Enquire Online" to email us or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf experience specialists.


    • Domestic Flights to Maldives Outer Atolls are variable and subject to change without notice. For this reason do not book international flights into and departing Male until your Outer Atoll charter is confirmed and domestic flight schedule ticketed. Flight schedules are outside the control of TPW and the risk of changes remains with the traveller.

     

    Deposits & Balance payments

    • All deposits are required to be paid before bookings will be processed and bookings are not confirmed until deposit has been received.

     


    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.

    Other Surf Experiences
    Reviews

    Roger Manson (September 2017)

    Great surf daily and excellent service/food from the boat crew. The boat manager Gobi was awesome and always accommodating. Glen, our Perfect Wave consultant was always quick to respond to any queries we had. And our surf guide Nathu was able to score us fun waves every day. Can't wait for our next trip back.

    Oussama (June 2017)

    I wanted to thank you for the organization of the trip. Everything went perfectly. We had great waves, great food and unforgettable moments! 

    Chris (March 2017)
    Maldives, great experience, no hassles or dramas from booking to pick up & drop off with quality waves on offer & the experienced crew at the perfect wave in & out of the water - made for an excellent holiday!!