Four Seasons Explorer is the group’s most intimate Resort
experience. Sailing between Four Seasons two island resorts and on
private customised charters, the 39 metre/128 foot, three-deck
catamaran takes a maximum of 22 guests – including children over 8
years – on a marine and cultural odyssey into the lesser-known
The Republic of Maldives is a cluster of atolls in the Indian
Ocean, southwest of Sri Lanka. Four Seasons Explorer
disembarks on Mondays from her homeport of Four Seasons
Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa and from Four Seasons Resort
Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru on Thursdays. Passengers can
select from three-, four- or seven-night cruises or private
Climate: The year is divided into two periods: iruvai, the dry season,
which runs from December to March, and hulhangu, the wetter
period, which runs from May to November. Transitional periods
in mid-April and late November are typically very calm with
exceptionally clear water. The average maximum temperature is
remarkably consistent throughout the year at 86°F/30°C.
Select from three, four or seven-night cruises as follows:
1) Northward Cruise – Kuda Huraa to Landaa Giraavaru
Cruise Embarkation: Monday 3:00 pm from Four Seasons Resort
Kuda Huraa. Cruise Disembarkation: Thursday 9.00 am at Four
Seasons Resort Landaa Giraavaru, followed by seaplane transfer to
Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa and / or Malé
2) Southward Cruise – Landaa Giraavaru to Kuda Huraa
Cruise Embarkation: Thursday 11:00 pm from Four Seasons
Resort Landaa Giraavaru. For guests who are arriving from the
airport or Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa, a seaplane transfer is
Cruise Disembarkation:Monday 9:00 am at Four Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa, followed by speedboat transfer to the airport.
3) Circuit Cruise – Kuda Huraa to Landaa Giraavaru to Kuda
Huraa; Seven-night Cruise
Cruise Embarkation: Monday 3:00 pm from Four Seasons Resort
Kuda Huraa. Cruise Disembarkation: Monday 9:00 am at Four
Seasons Resort Kuda Huraa, followed by speedboat transfer to
ACCOMMODATION: An exclusive marine adventure offering modern-day explorers an insight into the real Maldives, Four Seasons Explorer is a luxury catamaran that takes you cruising in unrivalled comfort and luxury amidst remote isles and atolls. The boat can also be privately chartered for three or more nights for customised dive, surf, leisure or cultural cruises. Four Seasons offer a range of ‘Land & Sea’ packages that enable guests onboard the Explorer to combine their stay at either Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Kuda Huraa or Four Seasons Resort Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru.
Stateroom (10 units, 215ft2/20m2)
Each stateroom has a king-size bed that can be converted into twin beds, plus a sofa, writing desk, mini-bar, in-room safe, telephone and entertainment centre. The en-suite bathrooms have a bathtub/shower, WC and vanity. All staterooms are bright and airy with large windows that reveal a different view every morning.
Explorer Suite: (1 unit, 484ft2/45m2)
This elegant suite occupies the forward portion of the upper deck. A ‘wall’ of windows overlooks the suite’s private sundeck and offers panoramic views over the bow and the ocean expanse beyond. In addition to the amenities presented in the staterooms, the suite has a king bed, daybed, indoor dining area and large walk-in wardrobe. The bathroom has a walk-in shower and separate bathtub.
STATEROOM FEATURES & AMENITIES:
All staterooms have a compact disc sound system, DVD and CD player with MP3 connection cable, LCD television screen, telephone and wireless internet access. Wireless access allows remote connections of up to 1km from the boat, giving guests the freedom to use a laptop on any deck or on a nearby island. Deluxe bathroom amenities include thick, absorbent towels, make-up/shaving mirror, hair dryer, pure cotton robes and slippers, and a collection of superior quality toiletries. In-room safes provide secure storage for personal valuables. Other amenities include crisp 100% cotton bed sheets, air-conditioning, and well-stocked refrigerated private bar.
ENTERTAINMENT: Dining: The dining room is located on the upper deck and
features indoor and outdoor dining areas. Led by the Executive
Chef, the boat’s culinary team serves Indian, Maldivian, Asian
and European dishes of exceptional quality. Meals are taken in
the company of other passengers and vary between buffet and
sit-down service. International theme nights, sandbank barbecue,
Captain’s cocktails and lobster dinner are popular features.
Bars: The boat has two bars: one is adjacent to the indoor
dining and lounge area with sofa seating and the sophisticated,
yet relaxing feel of a private club. Fully stocked, it serves
cocktails, tropical drinks and has a carefully-selected wine list.
The other bar is on the sheltered lower sundeck and has al fresco
Lounge/ Library: The lounge area also incorporates a beautiful
wood-clad library with a large selection of books, magazines,
newspapers and board games. In addition, the extensive CD and
DVD collection can be played either in the lounge or taken to
individual cabins. Drinks and refreshments are available
throughout the day.
DIVING: Maldives is known internationally as one of the world’s best dive
destinations. Four Seasons Explorer is unique in that it offers its
guests the opportunity to visit some of the country’s most
exceptional and least-visited sites. The opportunity to dive with
turtles, eagle rays, Napoleon wrasse and barracuda is an
everyday occurrence on board.
Four Seasons Explorer’s Five-Star PADI Dive Centre is located
on the first deck of the boat and is managed by an international
staff of dive instructors. It is equipped with Nitrox and Air dive
equipment and a comprehensive selection of dive gear. Hot and
cold showers on two sea-level platforms enable guests to wash
away the post-dive salt.
Distant sites are accessed by dive tenders and a traditionally
crafted dhoni boat. Four Seasons Explorer has its own custom
designed dive dhoni, Azekara, fitted with all modern safety
features, a hot/cold shower facility and the latest dive equipment.
The crew sets up all equipment prior to each dive and serves
refreshments on board. Sunrise, wreck, night dives as well as
PADI specialist and educational dive courses are offered to
divers. Underwater photography and videography services are
SPA SERVICES: A skilled resident therapist is on hand each day to offer a variety
of body and foot massage treatments either on board or at one of
the secluded beach locations visited during the cruise.
RECREATION: Water sports include snorkelling, water skiing, kayaking, windsurfing and fishing. A marine biologist leads snorkelling trips and presents fish talks for guests wishing to learn and understand more about the Maldives’ fascinating aquatic environment. Non-divers may also have the opportunity to join snorkelling excursions, partake in island-hopping site seeing, beach games and sports, cultural presentations, or board games.