Excursions at JA Manafaru

Speedboat safaris

JA Manafaru has been the first resort operating in the top part of Haa Alifu Atoll.

The reefs are making a great comeback after the Tsunami in 2004. Bottlenose and spinner dolphins cruise regularly the Atoll and whales can be sighted outside of the barrier reefs.

With the speedboat we organize the following safaris:

Dolphin safari

When the sea is calm the dolphins are cruising through the Atoll and can be spotted around Ihavandhoo, Muladhoo and the channels around Gallandhoo. With the speedboat we can approach the large groups of dolphins closeby and often they come surfing in front of the boat, playing with the waves and leaping out of the water.

Great trip for some very special holiday pictures!

Manta Safari

During the North East monsoon from November until May manta’s feed and clean around Vaagaru and Huvahandhoo.

When you enter the water quietly you can snorkel with them and take some breathtaking videos with your camera, it is possible to rent a camera from the water sport Centre or let one of the water sport team members take pictures from you with the mantas.

Uninhabited Island Safari  Utheem

More then 4 centuries ago, according to the Tarikh, Mohamed Thakurufan kateeb of Utheem assisinated the Christian ruler in the North of Maldives, Andiri Andirin.

It is believed that the Portuguese influenced Andiri Andirin. On the Island of Utheem the original settlement of Mohamed Thakurufan kateeb of Utheem is still intact and worth a visit on a speedboat tour.

It takes only 40 minutes to reach the Island from JA Manafaru.

The Island has a beautiful shallow lagoon, white carol sand beaches and on the way to the settlement the pathway is decorated with lush vegetation.

Please find more information about the history of this Island and Mohamed Thakurufan kateeb of Utheem on majid@maldivesroyalfamily.com or click the link Minicoy society and culture and Maldives

Snorkeling Safari

The best choice to discover the pristine reefs of Haa Alifu Atoll!

For short trips we go to Gallandhoo where stunning hard and soft corals light up the reef, often dolphins can be spotted close to the reef passing by to the South side of Haa Alifu Atoll.

For longer trips we combine different reefs; Muladhoo, Gallandhoo, Berinnmadhoo and Govaafushi show off their healthy reefs, turtles, groupers, surgeon fishes, Napoleon wrasses can be seen just underneath the surface.

On request we go to a sand bank where you can relax, walk around and take a plunge in the

turquoise blue lagoon.

Abundant reef fish, like golden basslets, angel and butterfly fishes, oriental sweetlips, jack fish and fuseliers are always present

Local Island Safari

Experience the local life style in the Maldives, Huvarafushi is only 15 minutes way from the resort, a picturesque village inhabited by friendly Maldivian people.

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