Excursions and things to do at Villa Nautica in the Maldives
Embark on a big game fishing adventure, experience the magic of snorkelling around nearby reefs at sunrise, or spend the golden hour watching wild dolphins play in the waves on a traditional dhoni.
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Our island tours, excursions and activities have been designed to help you make the most of your vacation in the Maldives.
Our island tours, excursions and activities have been designed to help you make the most of your vacation in the Maldives. Embark on a big game fishing adventure, experience the magic of snorkelling around nearby reefs at sunrise, or spend the golden hour watching wild dolphins play in the waves on a traditional dhoni.
Explore the nearby atolls, and enjoy a spot of snorkelling, with one of our exhilarating speedboat tours. Our team will take you to deserted private islands, hidden sandy coves, and beautiful blue lagoons filled with colourful sea creatures.
Explore the best of the turquoise lagoons and tropical coral reefs that surround the island of Villa Nautica. Our team will take you to some of the best places for snorkelling with turtles and stingrays, before heading over to a beautiful, deserted sandbank for some relaxation. Departure times are 9am and 2pm (3-3.5 hours), minimum four guests.
Board our whale submarine and embark on an immersive, underwater tour of the Indian Ocean. This state-of-the-art passenger submarine will take you on an unforgettable journey around Villa Nautica's nearby reefs where you'll see tropical marine life and majestic coral. Departure times are 9am and 2pm (3-3.5 hours), minimum four guests.
Big game fishing
Discover more about the traditional methods used by Maldivian fishermen with a big game fishing adventure. All our equipment is specially designed to catch large fish, and anything you do catch can be barbecued or grilled by our chefs when you arrive back onshore. Typically, half-day trips (4 hours) depart 6am and 2pm; full-day trips depart 6am (8 hours).
Experience the magic of a tropical Maldivian sunset with our dolphin safari. Choose between a high-powered speedboat or a traditional dhoni and keep your eye out for groups of dolphins playing in the surf. Dolphin safaris typically depart at 4.30pm, returning 6pm, with a minimum of four guests.
Board a dhoni or one of our high-powered speedboats at sunrise and try your hand at sea fishing. Our team will take you to some of the best local reefs and will teach you how to fish like the locals with a traditional line and weights. Anything you catch can be taken back to shore and barbecued or grilled by our chefs. Departure times are 5.30am, returning 8am (2.5 hours), minimum four guests.
Try your hand at catching your own supper with our sunset fishing trip. Choose between a dhoni or one of our speedboats and let our team transport you to one of the nearby reefs for an evening of sea-fishing, the traditional way. Anything you catch can be taken back to shore and barbecued or grilled by our chefs. Departure times are 5.30pm, returning 8pm (2.5 hours), minimum four guests.
Head to nearby coral reefs, tranquil lagoons, and snorkelling hotspots and encounter endless tropical marine life. Our team knows all the best places to see dolphins, turtles, and stingrays, and all snorkelling equipment is provided. Departures are weather dependent but usually at 6am for sunrise snorkelling (2 hours), 9am and 2pm (turtles and stingrays: 2.5 hours). Snorkelling with dolphins is typically a morning activity (9am, 3 hours).
Robinson Crusoe excursion
Escape to a nearby sandbank and embark on the ultimate desert island castaway experience. Arrive on white sandy shores, spend time snorkelling in the shallows, and enjoy a barbecue lunch before heading back to Villa Nautica. Departs 8.30am, returning 2pm, minimum four guests.
With our semi-submarines, you can enjoy the best of both worlds. Above deck, soak up the beautiful views of the surrounding beaches and palm trees. Head below and you’ll discover tropical fish, colourful corals, and graceful sea turtles. Departures are at 8.30am, returning 9.45am, minimum four guests, maximum eight guests.