Maldives Carpe Vita Surf Charter Maldives

“Carpe vita” means “seize life!” As a guest aboard the Carpe Vita, the life you seize will be one of surfing the groomed perfection of Maldive waves in style and luxury.

Purpose built as a scuba diving live-aboard, starting at the end of April the boat transforms into an exclusive surf charter vessel.   During those months of the Maldive surf season, powerful Southern Indian Ocean gales pump swell to the Maldive Islands, perfectly situated to bend and refract these ground swells into a multitude of surf breaks.  Lefts and rights, barrels and ramps and walls, adrenalin racers and light-hearted cruisers, all in clear warm pristine tropical reef waters. There’s something for everyone and for all skill levels.

Whether the Northern or Southern Atolls, or the more remote and less crowded Central Atolls, the best way to travel and sample the banquet of surf is by boat.    The skipper and crew of the Carpe Vita know these waters and these surf breaks and will deliver you each day to the best choices so you can have your fill.  Noodle arms, anyone?

The Carpe Vita boasts 10 cabins, from standard to luxury suite, meant to accommodate a scuba diving group of twenty.  Since she caps her surfing guests to a maximum of twelve, this means you have more than ample room, a luxury as on most surf charter boats you’re usually constantly on top of each other. All cabins (and enclosed deck spaces) are air-conditioned with ensuite toilets and bathrooms and hot showers.  The boat’s desalinating water-makers produce out plenty of fresh water, so you don’t have to scrimp and ration.  Rest assured you are traveling in complete safety as the boat is fully equipped with modern navigational and safety aides.

The salon lounge area provides a full entertainment system and refreshment center. Relax on deck in shaded comfort, enjoying the fresh sea breeze. Soak in the sunset from the panoramic sun deck.  This is surf traveling in style!

Surf incredible waves in the Maldives now on the fabulous Carpe Vita surf Charter – best price guaranteed

The Carpe Vita  has its own dhoni tender as well as a dingy to zip you to the lineup or take you fishing or diving or dropping you off for some beach-combing.

Treat your taste buds to the Chef Chandana’s tasty gourmet meals, international cuisine as well as local favorites. Have a birthday or a meal favorite?  Let him know! The friendly crew will pamper you, so much so that the many repeat guests say getting back on board the Carpe Vita is like returning home to family.

THE CABINS

The Carpe Vita was built to be larger than its sister ‘Carpe Diem’, and although it is bigger in size, the vessel still only accommodates up to a total of 20 passengers on board. The vessel has 10 sleeping cabins located all around its 3 decks and provides more space and comfort for its guests. The vessel has 2 VIP suites, 2 superior cabins, and 6 standard cabins. All of the cabins is fully air-conditioned for maximum comfort and is equipped with a safety deposit box to store your valuables and its own private bathroom and shower with running hot water.

VIP Suites

The very large 2 suites (nos. 1 and 2) has a large California style King size beds which you can rearrange to be 2 large singles (39 inch) and each suite is equipped with a dresser, desk and chair as well as two hanging closets. There is also a wide inch flat screen TV with DVD/HD player, bathroom with two separate sinks, bathtub and a shower cubicle. Also, all the suites have windows throughout the side of the cabins giving you access to marvelous views of the Maldives.

Superior Cabins

On the main deck you have the 2 superior cabins (nos. 3 and 4) with gorgeous wooden flooring and a large King Size bed that can be re-arranged into 2 large single beds. The cabins are complete with a desk, chair, dresser, as well as a hanging closet. The windows are very large and give you breathtaking views to the ocean around you and each cabin has its private bathroom and shower cubicle.

Standard Cabins  

Below the main deck you have the 6 standard cabins (nos. 5 – 10) and all cabins are equipped with a Queen Size bed each and a large single bed. Each room has a desk and chair as well as its own private bathroom and shower with running hot water and each of the cabins has its own portholes.

RATES AND PACKAGES

Summer surfing package: April 30 till October 29, 2016/April 30 till October 30, 2017

  • 12-20 pax exclusive 7 day safari 2765 USD p/p or 395 USD pp per day
  • 12-20 pax exclusive 10 day safari 3950 USD p/p or 395 USD pp per day

Full Charter Summer Package: Minimum boat charter rate 33,180 USD for 7 nights with max 12 guests exclusive charter or 4,740 USD per night

 

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • Accommodation in air conditioned cabins with 70x60cm windows (in Suite, Deluxe and High Standard) or 20x15cm portholes (in Standard), ensuite shower (with hot water) toilet, toiletries, towels and beach towels.
  • Air-conditioning in all enclosed areas.
  • Full board meals, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
  • Snacks
  •  Drinking water + drinking bottle with logo
  •  Tea and coffee (instant) available 24h.
  •  Surfing during day time with dingy and diving dhoni available in Central atolls up till including Meemu
  •  Snorkelling equipment for non-divers.
  •  BBQ on a deserted island
  •  Airport Transfer, Meet and Assist.
  •  GST (12% ) (Rates will be adjusted in case GST were to change)
  •  Local surf guide Rates do not include:
  •  6 USD p/p per night Green Tax
  •  Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks.
  •  Dives, dive equipment rental, dive courses
  •  Fuel surcharge for atolls beyond Meemu
  •  GST on all services sold on board
  •  Crew

PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • 6 USD p/p per night Green Tax
  • Alcoholic drinks and soft drinks.
  • Dives, dive equipment rental, dive courses
  • Fuel surcharge for atolls beyond Meemu
  • GST on all services sold on board
  • Crew gratuities.

 

HUVADHOO ATOLL 

 Beacons

Do you ever day dream about surfing magical waves that keep getting better as the day goes on? Do you want a wall that goes on forever with hollow barrels? Then you have to visit Beacons. Beacons in the Maldives is your screen saver surf break. This wave handles all sizes from less than 1 metre to 3-4 metres. A seriously good break for those surfers visiting the Maldives. The feedback we get is nothing but great from the guys that use our charters.

Castaways

Castaways is a more relaxed wave, which is somewhat predictable but unfortunately very shallow at the end. The works best as a north wind and the entire place is seriously stunning. Check out No Names lefts when the swell picks up – worth a look.

Blue Bowls

Blue Bowls is known as a great right hander with a point style take off that leads into a long rideable face. There are a number of bowl sections in this wave ( ..the name) which open up to long rideable faces that you only dream of. This is a really fun wave for all levels especially those guys that want to rip it up on short performance boards.

Five Islands

Same as Blue Bowls, Five Islands is an extensive right hander that offers the same kind of ride but with more grunt, speed and varied sections. It’s best with a southerly swell. If you want clean long barrel rides then hit this place as it’s probably one of the best in the whole of the Southern Atolls.

Tiger Stripes

If everywhere else is small then head to Tiger Stripes. Its going to be bigger than all other places. It’s take off section is for the advanced surfers out there, but once you make it this is where the real fun begins. Go hard through the barrel section right up to the end where the water can be quite low. If you want consistency and a wave that will keep on producing then Tiger Stripes will give you the rewards you are looking for.

NORTH MALE ATOLLS

 Jailbreaks

The is a right hander that is now open to the public. There are 2-3 main sections and when this place is pumping, you can expect 200 metre rides. Bring a super performance board for this break.

Honky’s

Just a short motor boat ride from HP reef close by North of Himmafushi Island. Great for the crew that prefer waves in the 4ft-6ft range. Stories we hear from this break are always positive. If Sultans is too busy head over to this break.

Sultans

This place is a must visit when in the Maldives. It’s one of those waves that we all love; an easy right which then opens up about 20-30 m later to a fast wall. Love this place! Sultans is protected from the South wind and will bear the full brunt of swell so it’s best to go there in smaller conditions.

Ninjas

Off Kani Resort this right hander is for the intermediate to experienced – lots of swell currents and rips so take it easy as it can be less than predictable

Lohis

If you are like most of us you want to be able to smash those left hand walls and Lohis gives you this opportunity, all outside Lohifushi Resort. Go for a surf, then come in for lunch and then head out again – perfect!!

Chickens

You have to be super fit for this wave as this left hander goes on for more than 450 metres. Feel the burn in your legs increase as the wave goes on and on. It’s incredibly fast so bring a short performance board. You must – I repeat must check this place out at least once. Tick it off your bucket list.

Cokes

A great right hander that works best when the swell is between 2-3m. Well worth a paddle.

THAA & LAAMU ATOLLS

Inside Mikado

This right hander is inconsistent on the low tide, however, on the mid tide through to high can produce reeling waves with some short barrels. On the inside of Mikado is offshore in a South western & is protected from Kanimeedhoo Island, however when the wind is from the W-NW it will mess the wave up.

Outside Mikado

Is a fast right with a gnarly section at the end. To the west is a long left wall that has a tube section & is a swell magnet. This wave is perfect with light N, NW winds.

Finnimas

Is a left that is exposed to all winds from the south. It needs NE, N or light NW winds to break well and across the reef pass. There is a right that also breaks sometimes.

Malik’s

If the wind is from the SE, make the journey to Hirilandhoo where there is a long fast left, this wave can barrel, however, is fairly inconsistent.

Adonis

Is a right hander that is fairly section. It favours North winds and breaks off the eastern tip of Veymandhoo pass.

Bowling Alley

Is a picturesque deep-water peak which shuts down at the end. This wave is located on the west coast of Thaa atoll.

ADDU ATOLL

Zubair’s

Is named after local surfer Zubair  as he surfs this wave by himself most of the time as there is nowhere to stay there and a boat trip will cost around $600. The wave is near the harbour where some right handers are groomed by the SW winds.

Thundi Beach

Has some reeling rights & wedging peaks on a SE swell & SW winds. It also has a nice shorey for the grommets to play around in.

Approach Lights

Is a gnarly right hander above 6ft as the outside bombs start to heave harder and faster. Best surfed on a high tide. Approach Lights’ is located on the southern tip of Addu Atoll.

Shangri-La

Shangri-la is a great right that reels down the reef on the east coast of the island and adjacent to the Shangri-la resort.  Breaks from SE- SW swells and NE Winds.

Kanda Muli

Has a few peaks that break both left and right, however, neither of them are very long. When the swell is small and the wind is from the north there will be a few surfable peaks. Unfortunately this wave does not barrel. The left gets better when the swell is more solid as it breaks off the reef creating big fast walls to rip up. Breaks best on a mid-high tide, south swell & NW winds.

Air Equator Lefts

Located on the northeast point of Meedhoo Island, this fast barreling wave was first spotted by Andy Burr, the Air Equator airline pilot. The remote location of this Left means that you can be surfing solitary barrels with just you &your mates. The wave typically ranges from 2-6ft & is best with a south swell, NW winds and handles all tides.

Kottey

To the west lies Kottey which is a left that works best on  S-SE winds & a medium tide. Kottey is very consistent, powerful wave as it is wide open to the Indian Ocean. The wave breaks quickly across the reef & can get heavy. This is another wave that you may just well score with just you and your mates as it is in the southern area which is visited less frequently.

Madihera

Is a left that wraps around the reef pass like a point break.

 

Carpe Vita

The Cabins

Dhoni

The Lounge

Sun Deck