Per night from USD $371
MV Carpe Vita is a luxury surf charter boat designed and built for guests that enjoy a full-service surf charter. Choose from Male or Central Atolls itineraries depending on the time of year and waves you want to surf. Carpe Vita is a luxury 38m (127 ft) wooden hull long motor safari yacht, with a total of 10 cabins divided over 3 decks and can cater for a maximum of 20 guests.
What we love
30ft Support Craft Dhoni with full diving & fishing facilites. Dive master and dive instrutor on board
5 star service with 13 crew on board looking after you every need
Jacuzzi on top deck
Cocktail bar and alfresco dining on the middle deck
Is one of the most photogenic waves in the Maldives. A fast, winding hollow right, best on an incoming tide or it can be too shallow.
One of the most consistent spots in the area that has a long inside section and can produces some incredibly hollow barrels.
Muli Inside / F1
A very fast right, with long walls, hollow, barreling, can be shallow, but still with a safe ending.
Powerful waves with fast, hollow walls. Can produce some awesome barrels and considered one of Maldive’s best waves.
Mauroofs of Kasabu
A break outside Kudahuvadhoo island is a right-hander works best on light north/northwest winds and a good southwest swell.
Perfect left hander with long wall. Easy take off with several options with long rides. Not too heavy – great fun.
One of the most consistent waves of North Male Atoll off the island of Thanburudhoo which is uninhabited. This is an excellent, long, world-class left-hander. Its mirror, Sultans, breaks on the other side of the island.
Pricing & Packages
Upper Deck Suite
The very spacious Suite cabins, are located at the upper deck. The cabins have king size beds which can be separated in two super single beds (39 inches), a flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player, desk/chair/dresser, two hanging closets, windows throughout the side of the cabin, bathroom with dual sink, bath tub and separate shower cubicle.
- Airport meet & greet at Male airport and domestic terminals by Perfect Wave ground services
- Group return airport transfers
- Return domestic flights for Total Maldives trips / One way domestic flight for trips starting or ending in Outer Atolls
- The Perfect Wave welcome pack.
- Luxury accommodation in air-conditioned twin cabins
- 16m Dhoni support boat for flexible surf break access
- Full Board – 3 buffet meals daily
- Unlimited tea, coffee with espresso coffee at extra cost
- Unlimited mineral water with Perfect Wave refillable water bottle
- 5m Dinghy (tender)
- Use of basic snorkelling & fishing gear.
- Maldivian Specialty Beach BBQ
- Maldivian US$6 per person/night Green Tax.
- SGA Trained Expert Surf Guide.
- TPW Traveller Care Guarantee
- 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.
- Alcohol and other bar items such as Espresso coffee is 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.
- Fuel surcharge for trips outside of Male and Meemu Atolls (Thaa, Laamu, Dhaalu, Gaafu Dhaalu and other Outer Atolls)
- Wifi internet connection is available for $15/week. You can also arrange a Maldivian SIM card on arrival.
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 inclusions if you book a trip with The Perfect Wave Carpe Vita:
- US$50 off your bar bill, if you are a repeat The Perfect Wave client and The Perfection Pass holder.
The Perfect Wave have teamed up with Awayco, a global surf gear rental company who carry a very wide range of quiver to rent for your next Maldives surf holiday. If you cannot or don’t want to carry your surfboard all the way to the Maldives, you can book your preferred surfboard from a Awayco range, and the board will wait for you in the Maldives. Our Awayco hub is at Kandooma Resort in North Male’. Please talk to us about how to organize the board pick-up for your surf charter holiday.
The MV Carpe Vita is a luxury surf charter boat designed and built for guests that enjoy a full service surf & dive charter. The MV Carpe Vita is a luxury 38m (125 feet) long motor safari yacht with a wooden hull, designed and built by experienced Maldivian boat builders. It will be accompanied by a specially designed new 18 Metre (61 foot) Dhoni (diving & surfing tender) to meet the needs and comfort of both divers & surfers. The Carpe Vita has 10 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are VIP suite (2), Superior (2) and standard (6). All cabins have individually controlled AC, safety deposit boxes, life jackets and their own private bathroom with toilet and hot water shower. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins UK type.
Diving facilities (on request – please advise at time of booking) - scuba diving in the Maldives is world-class,. It's one of the best places in the world to spot manta rays and whale sharks; this should be more than enough to convince anyone to travel there, but there is more. Reef sharks including whitetip and grey reef are quite common, together with big tunas, Napoleon fish, eagle and stingrays. Stand up paddle boarding, snorkelling, island visits. Beach BBQs & Jet Ski use availble on all perfect wave run charters.
Carpe Vita sails the North & South Male Atolls and throughtout the Central Atolls such as Meemu, Thaa and Laamu Atolls. Central offers spots exposed to all directions and for all levels, so there's always a left- or a right-hander well-protected from the predominant SW wind directions.. All spots in the Meemu Atoll are on a coast line facing to the east. All spots are close to each other so that you can change spots within a few minutes! North Male has some of the best Maldivian surf breaks including Chicken’s & Cokes, while in South Male Quarters & Foxys are just two of the world class waves in this magical part of the Indian Ocean.
Captain & Crew
With 13 crew on board to take care of your every need, this is a truly service-inspired charter boat. Captain Adam is one of the best captains in the Maldives with many years experience navigating the best boats through every atoll in the Maldives, so he has your safety covered. He is supported by his 2nd in charge and they have another 2 boat boys & an onboard engineer looking after every element to run a smooth & trouble free surfari. You have 2 chefs dishing up 3 meals per day of a mix of Asian and Western dishes and they are assisted by a fulltime barman and waiter for evening cocktails and a truly fine dining experience. Each day your cabin is turned over by your own room attendant and fresh towels and sheets are just a request away.
One of the most important parts of any surf charter is your surf guide. Your surf guide on Carpe Vita 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.
Dhoni - Support Vessel
For recreation you have a separate support craft, called a Dhoni. This vessel is a fully equipped surf & dive craft to take you to surf and dive spots while the mother ship is anchored in a safe vantage point. You have another 3 crew on this boat to look after your every need along with another 15 ft dingy to get nice and close to the breaks. For the divers on board you have two experienced dive masters to do dives in between surfs or even a Padi certified dive course for non surfers.