FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Questions about charter

Why take your vacation on a Yacht?

It is the most unique and personalised vacation you can imagine! The best way of experiencing the beauty of the Maldives with all the benefits of floating luxury hotel, liberating, exciting and diverse all at once.

How do I book and pay for a charter?

You book your yacht directly online. We get in contact with you via phone or email. We send you the payment details. You pay 50% with the booking. 8 weeks before embarkation you pay the outstanding 50% plus additional extras if added. 

What are the methods of payment?

You can pay via, bank transfer or by credit card (Mastercard, American Express and Visa). 

Is there minimum charter duration?

It is possible to book short trips, please contact us for availability but most charters run from Saturday to Saturday. Longer trips will need to be booked well in advance.

When we land how will we know who has come to pick us up?

When you arrive we will have our representative outside with your name board.

What is the cancellation policy?

90 days prior to arrival: Cancellation penalty is FREE ( excluding administrative charge of 2% of total invoice )

60 days prior to arrival: cancellation penalty of 100% of total invoice charge is applicable.
* No Shows and early departures: 100% of total invoice charge.

Can we fish from the boat?

Indeed you can, however, for the most enthusiastic, we will have a separate boat providing you with the service. Please check our packages for a fishing package.

What if we require additional dive gear or watersports equipment?

Please do let us know well in advance if you require in addition to whats available onboard. However, mid way into your trip if you do require additional gear, we will try contacting local dive and water sports centres to hire you more

Questions about Maldives

Where is the Maldives ?

In the Indian Ocean between 7° 6′ 35″ and 0° 42′ 24″ south and between 72° 33′ 19″ and 73° 46′ 13″ east of Greenwich.

What is the time difference?

The Maldives is 5 hours ahead of the GMT (Greenwich Mean Time). 

What is the usual climate?

Sub-tropical, with two monsoons, hot, humid and dry in northeast monsoon (November to March) and rainy in south-west monsoon (June to August) Average temperature around 29 – 32 degrees Celsius.

Do I need a visa?

A thirty day free visa is issued on arrival for all Nationalities, provided:

  • Should possess a valid passport and should have at least 6 months validity.
  • Have a valid ticket to continue the journey out of Maldives.
  • Have enough funds to cover the expenses for the duration of the stay in Maldives. 
What should I pack?

The Maldives enjoy a sunny climate for the better part of a year. Hence, locals and visitors alike prefer to dress in lightweight clothes. Most visitors prefer to wear T-shirts, cotton clothing, skirts, and shorts.

Since the Maldivians strictly observe the religion of Islam, it is suggested that you dress conservatively when visiting the inhabited islands, marketplaces, and airports.

What is the acceptable currency

US Dollar is preferred all over the Maldives but we do accept Euros, Sterling Pounds as well. Maldives also accepts major bank cards (America Express, Visa, Master Card)

What is prohibited to import into the country?

The following items are strictly prohibited by law to Import into the country:

  • pornographic materials in any form
  • spear gun,
  • harpoons,
  • alcohol,
  • drugs

(the penalty for importing of such drugs is severe, usually life imprisonment). 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Nawaimaa Cruise

3rd Floor, H. Ranrinbudhoo (ADK Tower), 20096
Ameer Ahmed Magu,
Male’, Rep: of Maldives

Email : marketing@nawaimaa.com
Tel : +960  7977769
Fax : +960 333 6828