Below you find frequently asked questions. We hope you find the answer you were looking for! If not, send your questions here.
What distinguishes the Flying Fish from other Surfari boats?
The Flying Fish was one of the first boats to ever receive guests in the Maldives. With decades of experience, we are your travel experts when it comes to surfing in the Maldives! You will experience this most intensely with a surf charter and our crew is well prepared to accompany you through this surfing paradise. So if you like to make few compromises when surfing and want to make quick and uncomplicated decisions in a small group, then you've come to the right place. In addition, our crew is experienced and authentic! Luxury is a matter of definition, you will definitely get 4-star food and care with us.
How does a classic day on the Maldives look like?
Sunrise and sunset are about 6am and 6pm as the Maldives are near to the equator. Upon request your day can begin very early to get the most out of the day. You wake up to the sound of the engines and you are already on the way to the surf spot of your choice. Coffee, tea and a snack will be ready and you can be in the water at sunrise. After a long session you can have a hearty breakfast and the rest of the day can then be planned with the crew. After breakfast you can jump back in the water and return when you are hungry for lunch. Depending on the conditions and plans the Triton can already be moving on to the sunset session spot. If this sounds too much you can of course chill. There are always drinks and afternoon coffee and cake on board and after the last surf session its time to anchor up. Then it’s dinner time and usually by 9pm everyone is in bed dreaming of more waves.
Do I need a visa?
Check this out in your respective country of origin. For EU citizens there are usually visa requirements. Tourist visas up to 30 days will be issued upon entry to the Maldives at the airport. A passport that is valid for 6 months from the end of the trip is required!
How good do I need to surf?
You need to have advanced surfing skills, which means you should be able to drop in and surf along a wave.
Are there airlines you can recommend?
We will advise you and we can organize the flight reservation for you. We are always up to date and know all rates, connections and baggage regulations.
What kind of insurance do I need?
We recommend the following insurance types:
> Travel health insurance, including return transport from abroad in case of injury or illness
> Accident insurance, including evacuation costs; e.g. helicopter transport
> Travel cancelation insurance
> Liability insurance
Can I pay by credit card?
Credit card payment is not possible on the Flying Fish! To pay for drinks on board US $ are required! The drinks have to be signed into the drinks list and paid in cash in US $ at the end of the trip. Euro's have a very bad exchange rate, which is why you should bring money from home. The best is small denominations, max. $ 20 bills, which you can exchange back at the airport. Apart from the drinks everything else is included.
Is there Internet on the boat?
Yes, there is WiFi on board and 10GB per week are free. Extra data packages can be purchased quickly and easily on board.
How are the weather conditions?
The Maldives has a tropical climate, with constant air and water temperatures year-round of between 26 to 32 degrees Celsius. In the summer months when the surf season is on it is also monsoon season, so always expect short thunder storms and rain.
How is the food and the drinks onboard?
Daily delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, as well as 1.5 liters of water per day on board the Flying Fish. You need to bring your own candy and importing alcohol to the Maldives is strictly forbidden! Beverages such as soft drinks, beer, etc are available on board. If anyone wants a bottle of rum, whiskey, vodka or wine then send us your requests.
Can I book a single room?
Yes of course, for an additional fee!
Can I buy surfboards and gear on the Maldives?
No, so you should bring a second board with you. Spare fins and a repair kit are also highly recommended.
What to bring?
> Passport (Valid for at least 6 months after the end of the trip!)
> Cash in US $ (to pay for the drinks on board!)
> EC-Maestro card & credit card
> Surfboard (recommended 2 boards)
> Surf equipment (fins, leash, tropical wax, rash vest, booties, repair kit)
> Sunscreen (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses)
> Clothing (on board not much really is needed! 2 boardshorts, t-shirts, long sleeve shirt, pants. Towels are available)
> First aid kit & personals
> Dive mask & snorkel
> Fishing equipment deep sea fishing (harpoons are banned)
> Games, cards, books & movies
> Music & camera
What not to bring?
> Drugs and other illegal items
> You won’t need a wetsuit
> Too much clothes and luggage. Travel light and easy!