Discover Maldives on 85ft "Flying Fish" Houseboat with Serena
For those whole love the sea, come to Maldives! I suggest that you see these islands by taking a cruise; according to your needs, take your pick of the boat you prefer, but you should definitely see the Maldives by boat! My boat is available for exclusive charter for small group of 6 people with 3 double rooms for as low as USD $150 per person. Maximum can be on board 12 people with 6 double rooms My houseboat the "Flying Fish" is 85ft long and fully renovated in year 2009. On board my houseboat, the Flying Fish, my guests' Maldivian dreams become a reality. Breathing the salty ocean air, dining outdoors with a rich buffet which combines Italian and Maldivian gastronomic culture. Diving, surfing, snorkeling and relaxation, far away from resorts and other boats… The Flying Fish In 2004, I met Mr. Abdulla Hameed, Director of the Panorama Maldives company and owner of two boats. Of the two boats I had chosen the “Flying Fish”because it was on that boat that I had the strongest feelings. Feelings of home, of my houseboat in the Maldives. I never dreamed of a mansion but of a house, my house. I wanted to wake up and jump into the sea, to meet the ocean with my body every time that a new seascape brought forth the desire. Breathe in the ocean air, eat outdoors and not be locked in a cocoon-like environment with air conditioning, or even worse, with a limited view from the portholes. I had all of these sensaztions only on board the Flying Fish. Together with Hameed, we slowly started working on this adventure together - believing in the dream and having mutual trust. With 20 years of experience, Hameed is the logistics support on ground, while on board I make my guest's Maldivian dreams come true. The Kitchen The guests' day is marked by, besides the rythm of the various activities, the meals which are buffet style and are a combination of Italian and Maldivian culinary culture. In the morning, for breakfast there may be sweet rolls, croissant and cakes or roshi and mashuni, which would be the typical Maldivian breakfast. At lunch and dinner, spaghetti, pasta and rice are alternated with curries. Afternoon tea and coffee are served with whatever my imagination and the cooks' fancy inspire! Technical information and staff: • Built: April 1994, Renovated in 2009 • Length: 26 meters • Width: 9 meters • Capacity: 14 persons • Electricity: Two generators 22 KW / 27kw • Engine: Yanmar 285 cv • Bedrooms: 6 bedrooms with ceiling fans, air conditioning and w.c. • Toilets: 6 Toilets • Galley: Entirely organized for international guests • Desalination water plant: 3000 liters per day • Bar: 1 bar, organized for international guests (with Alcohol) • Restaurant: Organized for European cuisine • Sun Deck: 1 Sun Deck • Music: Inside the restaurant and outside • Television: Dinette, restaurant • Diving: 2 dives per day + 1 night per week • Diving equipment for hire upon request • Speed: 10 knots Activities: • Sports: Fishing, night fishing, snorkeling, surfing • Diving courses: PADI • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner • After diving: Fresh coconut • Beach dinner: Once a week Staff: • Diving instructor: English and Italian spoken • Captain: English spoken • Staff: English spoken Price: • Let's decide together. We can start cruise with small group of 6 guests. • June / July / August with 6 guests the group can have a private excursion. • 6 Person Minimum: $250 per person If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is included.
- A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
- 14 guests
- Houseboats & Sleepaboards
I'm Serena Fabbrizi and I live in the Maldives for 9 months of the year aboard my boat, the Flying Fish. I'm a diving instructor and my job is organizing cruises and accompanying people in their discovery of these wonderful places. How did I arrive at the Maldives? It's a story that I will tell you in detail, if you wish to hear it told... maybe at sunset while sitting in the prow of the Flying Fish sipping a glass of wine. For now I will tell you only a small part of the story and that is, how in 2001 my holiday boat trip in the Maldives changed my life, because that is when I saw my Maldivan Dream. A strong passion drove me into this adventure. Crystal clear seas and the beauty of its unique seabeds, the unspoiled nature of its islands, white coral sand and lush green palms. Most importantly, the great freedom that reigns in these places, here in the Maldives I have seen all of this. Thus I achieved my dream, the means to live here by changing my unyielding passion into a job.
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Fishing gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Watersports Equipment
- Wheel steering
- Inboard Engine
- CD Player
- Center Cockpit
- Chart Plotter
- Fuel type: Diesel
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
10% refund up to 30 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
We are renting with capitan and crew .