Join us for our new Summer of Mantas cruises from July 1 to October 31, 2021, aboard Four Seasons Explorer alongside experts from The Manta Trust. Journey through the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, following the world’s largest known population of oceanic ballerinas – and their whale shark friends – around the plankton-rich waters of Rasdhoo, South and North Ari Atolls. Dive and snorkel along remote reefs, savour sandbank barbecues and indulge in spa treatments on uninhabited islands. Then retire to the sleek, spacious en-suite cabins of our private, three-deck catamaran as you prepare for a new day of Maldivian magic. Cruising after November 1? Explore our Winter of Wonders itineraries below.
- Lounge, Bars & Dining
Relax in the air-conditioned lounge and library. Reflect on the day’s adventures in our two bars – adjacent to the lounge or on the lower sundeck. Laze on vast wooden sundecks. And dine, indoors or out, on exceptional international cuisine and specialty dinnersDetails
- State Room
Curl up on the sofa with a drink from your private bar to enjoy a movie after an exciting day, or lie back on the bed and watch the stars twinkle over the ocean from the large port windows in our bright and airy en-suite State Rooms.Details
- Explorer Suite
Wake to sunshine and panoramic ocean views from the wall of windows in this elegant, upper-deck suite – complete with private sundeck – outfitted with contemporary teak furnishings and our signature Four Seasons bed.Details
Dine in Seclusion
Join us on board for the Summer of Manatas, from July 1 to October 31, 2021, or Winter of Wonders cruises, from November 1, 2021 to May 1, 2022.
SUMMER OF MANTAS
CRUISES STARTING JULY 1, 2021
Maldivian Mantas – Three Nights
From July 1 to October 31, embark on our three-night Summer of Mantas cruise departing from Landaa Giraavaru every Monday. Follow the world’s largest known population of ‘oceanic ballerinas’ around the plankton-rich waters of Baa, Rasdhoo and North Ari Atolls, taking in colourful thilas (underwater islands) and aquarium-like reefs along the way, before returning to Landaa Giraavaru on Thursday.
Mantas & Whale Sharks – Four Nights
From July 1 to October 31, embark on our four-night cruise departing from Landaa Giraavaru every Thursday. Get up close and personal with magical mantas – and their whale shark friends – across four atolls (Baa, Rasdhoo, North and South Ari), diving and snorkelling some of the regions finest thilas and pelagic-packed channels, before returning to Landaa Giraavaru on Monday.
See It All – Seven Nights
Embark on the ultimate manta experience: the seven-night Summer of Mantas cruise combines the three-night and four-night itineraries. Join experts from The Manta Trust for thrilling encounters with mantas and whale sharks across the four atolls of Baa, Rasdhoo, North and South Ari, diving and snorkelling remote reefs and untouched coral-rich thilas in some of the world’s most pristine waters.
The thing I like best about the cruise is seeing snorkellers as well as divers get the chance to be inspired by the underwater world through amazing encounters with manta rays, whale sharks and huge pods of dolphins and pilot whales.Abdul “Abo” Latheef Cruise Director
- Aquariums and Caves – Three Nights
Embark on our three-night Winter of Wonders cruise departing from Kuda Huraa to Landaa Giraavaru on Mondays, stopping at dive sites such as the Fares Caves with their soft coral ceilings, the stingray and nudibranch haven of Eboodhoo Cove and the colourful canyons of Muthaafushi Thila along the way.Details
- Sharks and Shipwrecks – Four Nights
Explore the grey-reef-shark hot spot of Rasdhoo Madivaru, the whitetip shark and octopus refuge of Maaya Thila, the whlae shark haven of Maamigili Beyru and the cargo hull of the Machafushi Wreck on our four-night Winter of Wonders cruise. The boat sails Thursdays from Landaa Giraavaru to Kuda Huraa.Details
- See it All – Seven Nights
Who says you can’t have it all? Our seven-night Winter of Wonders adventure combines the three- and four-night itineraries so you can experience the caves, thilas, whale shark hot spots, swim-through tunnels of Kuda Rah Thila and the cultural lure of Dhangethi Island all in one trip. The boat departs Mondays from Kuda Huraa and Thursdays from Landaa Giraavaru.Details