Dhoni Sailing

Dhoni sailing is a must while in the Maldives, this traditional boat is a great way to experience a cruise around the endless Indian Ocean. At Vilamendhoo, you can choose the ideal time to set sail with our skilled captain, go for a sunrise or sunset cruise and savour the remarkable views.

Dhonis are handcrafted from durable and reliable coconut palm tree timber using traditional Maldivian methods. The sailboat uses a motor or lateen sail to glide through the ocean.

Charter your own Dhoni for a unique sailing experience at the edge of the outside reef.

Sailing can be arranged at sunrise, midday and sunset.

Jump aboard for just US$40 per trip; the 1-hour excursion can accommodate a maximum of 2 persons per trip .

Schedule: 1 hour charter from 06:00 – 07:00 | 14:00 – 15:00 | 17:00 – 18:00

Minimum age is 12; a parent must accompany all children under the age of 16.



The following five excursions will not be available from March 14, 2020 until further notice. Please reach out to the excursion team for alternative excursions or contact receptions by dialing 0 for assistance.

1.       Ocean Discovery
2.       Vila Snorkeling
3.       Family Adventure
4.       Whale Shark
5.       Manta & Turtles

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