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Awesome Maldives activities: sunset dolphin cruise with Angsana Velavaru

As most of you know by now, I love sailing with or without kids. We had many awesome Maldives activities within our trip, but the sunset dolphin cruise with Angsana came second to none: a lifetime exhilarating experience.

Sunset dolphin cruise Maldives

As advanced divers and lovers of marine life, I wrote quite a bit about swimming with dolphins and sharks in the wild, diving with or just observing them. And we have been on quite a few day trips and sailing days, including Dalaman Coast with Hillside Club, Menorca in Spain, Tremitti islands and Procida in Italy, Grenadines, Malta, Kangaroo island and Fiji.

Sunset dolphin cruise Maldives

We left Angsana Velavaru by 5pm after a day with mixed weather. The ocean on the day was rather agitated but we were on the right sized yacht and the right sailing team. Banyan Tree boat is sleek and elegant inside out. Canapés and bubbles were served as soon as we started sailing.

To quote my 4.5 years old, the captain and his team were impeccably dressed and cool.  Our son got to sail and drive, discover with and  without binoculars uninhabited islands and talked lots of dolphin stories. He loved the dolphins before the trip but ever since, he became the sweetest tiniest defender – painfully aware humans don’t always treat them right.

Banyan Tree and Angsana educates and enlightens, fascinates and charms.

The dolphins showed up 20min into our trip – I would say easily 200,  playful and keen on company. They hanged around with us for over an hour! Pure joy and delight for us, a 1 min Youtube sunset dolphin cruise taster in here.

And after a while, our 4 years old ended up sitting inside and talking some more with Banyan Tree team and the two of us enjoyed the most romantic sunset sailing, delicate canapés and bubbles.

Indian Ocean and dolphins, exotic tales and lovely people, millions of shades of blue in the sea and the sky on fire – life does not get better than this!

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31 comments on “Awesome Maldives activities: sunset dolphin cruise with Angsana Velavaru

  1. Mary @ Over40andamumtoone
    January 20, 2018

    Looks beautiful. I’m not such a fan of sailing but I did love the Maldives when I visited many years ago #Countrykids

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 27, 2018

      I can easily imagine Mary, what’s not to love in Maldives 😉 Thanks for popping by and have a great week-end!

  2. What a great day out for the three of you, it’s great that you were able to enjoy this experience as a family. Farmer Nick and some of my lot would love to go on a yacht like this, they’re always admiring them in harbours. I bet these will be memories for your little one to cherish as he grows up.

    Thanks for linking up with me on #CountryKids.

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 27, 2018

      Indeed Fiona, we all love such yachts, wish we had one to share with friends 😉 And absolutely, some great memories to cheer us up on grey cold days like this one 😉 pleasure to link in as usual, have a great week-end!

  3. mommamack15
    January 20, 2018

    Wow what a special adventure to be able to share as a family. I’m feeling very envious at the beautiful blue skies as I sit watching the snow fall outside #countrykids

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 27, 2018

      I know eactly what you mean! Longing for blue skies and sun! Thanks for popping by and have a great week-end!

  4. karen@wouldliketobe
    January 20, 2018

    I love spotting dolphins and can’t wait to take my girls somewhere they can enjoy spotting them too #countrykids

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 27, 2018

      Hope you get to see dolphins with your girls soon, we have a long post with few other destinations in case Maldives is too far or pricey! Thanks for popping by Karen and have a great week-end!

  5. dearmummyblog
    January 21, 2018

    We love being on the water and have tried our hand at dingly sail boats and ribs. My folks can’t wait until I’m a bit older to travel somewhere more exotic x #CountryKids

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 27, 2018

      Sailing is just amazing – fully agreed! Thanks for popping by and have a great week-end!

  6. Sarah Stockley
    January 21, 2018

    Oh how gorgeous. Just stunning I would love to do this with my family. Sarah #CountryKids

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 27, 2018

      Hope you get to see dolphins with your family soon, we have a long post with few other destinations in case Maldives is too far or pricey! Thanks for popping by Sarah and have a great week-end!

  7. Kids of the Wild
    January 21, 2018

    What a lovely day out, and some ‘you’ time too. Dolphins are so magical to see in the wild, lucky you #CountryKids

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 27, 2018

      Indeed and thanks for popping by! Have a great week-end!

  8. fromtoddlertotraveler
    January 23, 2018

    My father loved to sail, and used to take us when we were younger. I always remember it fondly, but it was nowhere near so glamorous! My daughter would LOVE to see dolphins playing in the ocean.

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 27, 2018

      Sailing is just great, luxurious or not I am always up for it 😉 Hope you get to see dolphins with your daughter soon, we have a long post with few other destinations in case Maldives is too far or pricey! Thanks for popping by and have a great week-end!

  9. the Curious Pixie
    January 23, 2018

    Wow looks amazing. We’ve booked to go to the Maldives this summer and your post has got me all excited again #Mondayescapes

  10. Oh my goodness 200 dolphins that must have been an amazing site along with the sunset. What a wonderful experience #Countrykids

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 27, 2018

      Indeed and thanks for popping by! Have a great week-end!

  11. Clare Thomson
    January 27, 2018

    It does me good looking at these pictures and imagining this idyllic scene on a cold January day in the UK! It looks fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us on #FarawayFiles

    • Zen Babytravel
      January 27, 2018

      I can easily imagine Clare, likewise having some sunny pics therapy to cheer myself up on this grey London day where I am battling still with fever and half lost voice…sunnier and healthier days hopefully just round the corner 😉 pleasure to link in as usual!

  12. fifi + hop
    January 28, 2018

    200 dolphins? Wow! That’s amazing. What a great experience for your 4 year old – my kids absolutely love dolphin watching as we recently did in Florida – but not nearly as many! Thanks for linking up with #farawayfiles

    • Zen Babytravel
      February 25, 2018

      Pleasure to link in as usual! We still need to take our kids to Florida, Disneyland included 😉

  13. Angie
    January 31, 2018

    We had at the privilege of a dolphin trip in the Maldives towards the end of last year. It was incredible, the calmest bluest waters and we were surrounded by at least 100 spinner dolphins. It was great to read your post, I’m glad you had such great experience too #FarawayFiles

  14. Lisa (Travel Loving Family)
    February 1, 2018

    What an incredible experience! 200 dolphins wow that was definitely worth waiting for;) Loved your video too. Thanks for linking to #MondayEscapes

    • Zen Babytravel
      February 25, 2018

      Thank you Lisa! We still need to learn few tricks on the Go pro, but Maldives has been the perfect occassion to use! X

  15. Sarah Christie
    February 1, 2018

    What an amazing tour, we have a similar one booked in St Lucia in the summer and I am so excited x

    • Zen Babytravel
      February 25, 2018

      How exciting Sarah! St Lucia is so lush and stunning, btw the dives are also out if this world if you get the chance! X

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