Maldives Transportation


  • A unique adventure in itself, seaplanes are a quick way to reach the resorts located further from the airport. Flying at a low altitude, they offer you the most breath taking views of Maldives. There are two main operators for air-taxis in Maldives- Maldivian Air Taxi and Trans Maldivian Airways. They can carry up to 15 passengers at one time and the maximum time it takes from Male to the far-flung resorts is 90 minutes. However, keep in mind that these do not operate at night.

  • BOAT

  • Hopping on and off ferries and speedboats is the best way to get around the island nation of Maldives. Dhoni charters and speedboats are available for hire at Male and all nearby islands. Taxi boats are used to take tourists to and from the islands in the North and South Atolls. These come in all shapes and sizes depending on the resort you are staying in. Bear in mind that boats do not operate after dark.

  • TAXI

  • Taxi service is available only in two cities where road transport is a popular option - Male and Addu.


  • This is the local boat used by locals for travelling and can get you to your destination in no time. A gentler mode of transportation but no less exciting, dhoni is a great way to experience island hopping. If you go along the waterfront to the eastern end of Boduthakurufaanu Magu by the airport ferry jetty, you’ll find many dhonis waiting in the harbour. Depending on your bargaining skills, it can cost anywhere between Rf1000 and Rf1500 for a day.