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We had many awesome activities on our stay with Angsana Velavaru, but the sunset cruise Maldives came second to none. As most of you know by now, we love sailing with kids or without as well as diving, snorkeling and observing. We were very fortunate for our special hosts; it became also a dolphin cruise Maldives and a lifetime exhilarating experience.
As advanced divers and lovers of marine life, I wrote quite a bit about swimming with dolphins, sharks and turtles 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, Fiji and Seychelles. But the dolphin cruise in Maldives takes a very special place in our hearts.
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 with the right sailing team.
Banyan Tree boat is sleek and elegant inside out. And canapés and bubbles were served as soon as we started sailing. Our 4.5 years old noted shortly that the captain and his team were cool, welcoming and impeccably dressed. Our son got to sail and drive, discover uninhabited islands with and without binoculars and talked lots of dolphin stories. He loved the dolphins before the trip but ever since the dolphin cruise Maldives, he became the sweetest tiniest defender – painfully aware humans don’t always treat them right.
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, a 1 min Youtube sunset dolphin cruise taster in here.
And our 4 years old got beyond excited! Banyan Tree and Angsana staff took the opportunity to talk him through their habits andhistory. And after a while, our boy ended up sitting inside and talking some more with Banyan Tree team, leaving the adults to enjoy 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 a sunset cruise Maldives!
Looks beautiful. I’m not such a fan of sailing but I did love the Maldives when I visited many years ago #Countrykids
I can easily imagine Mary, what’s not to love in Maldives 😉 Thanks for popping by and have a great week-end!
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.
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!
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
I know eactly what you mean! Longing for blue skies and sun! Thanks for popping by and have a great week-end!
I love spotting dolphins and can’t wait to take my girls somewhere they can enjoy spotting them too #countrykids
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!
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
Sailing is just amazing – fully agreed! Thanks for popping by and have a great week-end!
Oh how gorgeous. Just stunning I would love to do this with my family. Sarah #CountryKids
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!
What a lovely day out, and some ‘you’ time too. Dolphins are so magical to see in the wild, lucky you #CountryKids
Indeed and thanks for popping by! Have a great week-end!
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.
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!
Wow looks amazing. We’ve booked to go to the Maldives this summer and your post has got me all excited again #Mondayescapes
Great to hear, Maldives is magic anytime of the year, lots of reasons to be excited! Where are you staying? Kidsorted just featured us for February half term with an article for Maldives with families – you may find it handy: https://www.kidsorted.com/posts/maldives-with-kids-great-family-idea-for-traveling-during-february-half-term/
Oh my goodness 200 dolphins that must have been an amazing site along with the sunset. What a wonderful experience #Countrykids
Indeed and thanks for popping by! Have a great week-end!
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
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!
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
Pleasure to link in as usual! We still need to take our kids to Florida, Disneyland included 😉
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
What an incredible experience! 200 dolphins wow that was definitely worth waiting for;) Loved your video too. Thanks for linking to #MondayEscapes
Thank you Lisa! We still need to learn few tricks on the Go pro, but Maldives has been the perfect occassion to use! X
What an amazing tour, we have a similar one booked in St Lucia in the summer and I am so excited x
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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