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Soneva in Aqua

Experiences


The Soneva in Aqua yacht combines our exceptional levels of luxury and service with the freedom of an ocean charter. Explore the Maldivian seas on our 23-metre, two-bedroom floating villa, unfettered by the limitations of time.

With a bespoke itinerary designed by our captain, explore thriving reef systems teeming with tropical marine life, drop anchor near desert islands and enjoy a range of exceptional aquatic experiences.










Complimentary Experiences


Snorkelling

Strap on a mask, snorkel and flippers - snorkelling is a wonderful way to explore the Maldives' magnificent marine realm. Discover thriving reef systems, like the remarkable Rose Garden at Goidhoo, named after its unique floral-shaped corals. Swim among colourful shoals of fish or encounter an array of marine life, from manta rays to rare turtles.

Dolphin Watching 

The seas around the Maldives are home to a number of dolphin species, including spinner and bottlenose dolphins and short-finned pilot whales. These playful creatures love frolicking in the bow wave created by Soneva in Aqua as it sails through the water. Stretch out on the comfortable hammock nets, which are perfectly positioned for a birds-eye view of this spectacuar show. 

On Board Spa Therapies

Spa treatments and wellness activities are available on board, administered by our expertly trained spa therapist. Offering more than just pampering, each holistic therapy provides an exhilarating sensory journey, whether experienced on deck or a secluded stretch of island. A private sunset massage on the sandbank, invigorating early morning Tai Chi or yoga on the deck – the possibilities are endless.

Yoga

Our on-board wellness therapist on Soneva in Aqua is also an experienced yoga expert who will tailor your yoga practice to your needs and your voyage. Salute the rising sun with a morning group yoga session on deck. Stretch out with a private lesson on a deserted sandbank. Or re-centre your body, mind and soul with mindful meditation as the sun sinks low over the horizon.

Non-Motorised Water Sports

Explore the pristine, azure waters with a selection of fun, family-friendly water sports, which are all available on board the Soneva in Aqua yacht during your voyage. Paddle around on a kayak or stand-up paddle-board or, on windier days, harness the breeze and glide across the waves on a windsurf. 



Night Snorkelling

When the sun goes down, dip below the surface of the Indian Ocean. Night snorkelling is a completely different experience to snorkelling during the daylight, offering a new perspective on life under the waves and the opportunity to encounter fascinating creatures that only come out in the dark.



Boom Swing

Why simply jump off Soneva in Aqua’s upper deck when you can swing like Tarzan? With a rope swing attached to the yacht’s boom, you’ll be swinging into the sea in no time.

Freediving

Learn how to explore the underwater realm on just one breath. The ancient art of freediving long pre-dates modern scuba diving and is a quieter, more mindful way to connect with life under the ocean. Guided by our certified freediver, learn the relaxation techniques required to hold your breath for longer and how to propel yourself through the water, then take the plunge and put your new-found knowledge into practice. 

Night Snorkelling with Manta Rays

With the clear skies lit up by the moon and stars, night-time snorkelling is an utterly magical experience. Majestic manta rays are a common sight when we drop anchor in the Goidhoo Lagoon – slip overboard into the balmy waters and let the lights from the yacht illuminate these gentle giants as you glide alongside them.

Desert Island and Sandbank Set-ups 

With a talented sous chef as part of the Soneva in Aqua crew, your culinary desires are our command. Whether you’re celebrating a special event, romance or just because, we can create a desert island or sandbank set-up for any occasion. The choice is yours, from a picnic lunch on a castaway beach, to sundowners on the sands or a four-course bespoke dinner, freshly cooked on the sandbank. 



Swimming in Bioluminescence

On a moonless night when bioluminescent plankton are in full bloom, they light up the seas with an ethereal sparkle. Jump into the water and swim in an ocean of stars. A truly unforgettable experience. 



Jigging for Chokka

After the sun has set and the sparkling stars come out, why not try your hand at catching chokka, a variety of squid? Learn how to use a bright light to lure the squid to your jig, a colourful type of lure.

Digital Storyteller

Our complimentary, personalised photography and videography service will capture the most precious moments of your voyage, whether you’re relaxing on board, paddling across the waves or exploring below the surface. All pictures and videos are edited and transferred direct to your personal device before the end of your stay. 




Signature Experiences

Dolphin Sled

The Dolphin Sled experience on Soneva in Aqua, the only one of its kind in the Maldives, is a unique way to explore the magnificent underwater world and encounter curious dolphins along the way. As you fly through the depths on a glider, there’s no need to hold on – the supporting seat means you only use your hands to adjust your descent and ascent. With minimal effort, you can relax and stay under the water for much longer periods of time, taking in those magnificent subaquatic views. Dolphins are fascinated by the sled, and will swim right up to take a friendly look.

Guests wanting to try the Dolphin Sled experience will need to be able to swim and should be comfortable in the water without a life jacket.



Scuba Diving

Charter Soneva in Aqua to some of the Maldives' best dive sites, bringing your own PADI-certified instructor along for the voyage. The itinerary includes two dives per couple per day, and is tailored to your level and ability. Soneva in Aqua also has a dive compressor on board.


Skurfing

Why wait to catch the waves when you can try skurfing? An adrenaline-fuelled mix of surfing and wakeboarding, you skim across the surface of the sea while being towed behind Soneva in Aqua's tender.



Wake Skating

Skateboarding meets wakeboarding in this exhilarating sport. With a board shaped like a large skateboard, ride the wake made by Soneva in Aqua’s tender.

Fun Tubing

Big splashes and lots of fun. We have two tubes on board Soneva in Aqua. Take a seat on the giant inner tube and hold on tight as you're towed behind our tender. Fun tubing is a much loved activity with our younger guests!

SEABOB

Experience the ocean with complete freedom. Gliding, diving, skimming – all of this is possible with a SEABOB. Learn to move through the water like a fish, on the surface and beneath the waves. The SEABOB is environmentally friendly, moving powerfully and almost silently as you explore the marine world.



Surfing

The Baa and Noonu Atoll have several local spots in addition to Goidhoo, which is one of the most well-known areas in the Maldives for surfing. Soneva in Aqua is the perfect platform for a surfing holiday, the added benefits of having your very own world-class chef, spa therapist, surf instructor – and lets not forget having a private tender to take you right to the breaks – make this a package not to be missed.

Astronomical Dinner Cruise

This incredible experience begins at sunset, featuring a four-course meal with wine pairings. Our resident Astronomer will guide you through the wonders that stare back at you across the night sky, sharing secrets of the cosmos.





Itineraries


The itineraries can be fully customised depending on guest preferences. Soleni Dive Centre is also happy to provide recommendations based on guests’ diving abilities and objectives.

Soneva in Aqua offers guests the luxury to choose from various charter routes that sail around and beyond the Baa Atoll. Guests can choose between one-, two- and three-night excursions depending on how much of the awe-inspiring sights of the Maldivian Atolls they wish to explore. Longer itineraries are also available on request. 

The menu will be prepared in consultation with guests based on their preferences and requirements, and can be fully customised. Both diving and snorkelling are available. Guests can choose to embark or disembark at either Soneva Fushi or Soneva Jani.

Our highly skilled crew includes a Captain, a Sous Chef, a Barefoot butler, an Engineer, a Therapist and an Astronomer (on request). PADI-certified divers can meet and pre-arrange bespoke diving packages with the Soleni Dive Centre.

Day Trip: Soneva in Aqua Day Experience

Set sail from Soneva Fushi or Soneva Jani for an unforgettable day-long voyage on Soneva in Aqua, our luxury yacht in the Maldives. After breakfast on shore, your captain and crew will welcome you aboard, and plot a course for the best snorkelling spots in the atoll. Look out for turtles, dolphins and possibly even manta rays, depending on the season.

Enjoy a delicious lunch on-board, with a personalised menu prepared by your dedicated chef. After lunch, head out for a paddle on a kayak or paddleboard, make a splash from the boom swing or grab your fins, mask and snorkel for some underwater sightseeing. There’s also a selection of unforgettable experiences you can add on to your trip, including adrenaline-fuelled water sports such as fun tubes or wake boarding, or our new Dolphin Sled.

Soak up the sun on deck, enjoy some well-earned relaxation time in the open-air Jacuzzi, then indulge in a treatment of your choice from the on-board wellness therapist. As the sun sets, stretch out in our bowsprit nets and search for playing dolphins. As you return to the resort, our chef will pop a bottle of something sparkling, served with delicious canapés.

One Night: Soneva in Aqua Overnight Experience

Depart Soneva Fushi after breakfast and enjoy a leisurely sail to some of the incredible snorkelling and diving areas within the Baa Atoll, the only UNESCO Biosphere Reserve in the Maldives. Here, we may be lucky enough to spot turtles, dolphins and possibly manta rays (*season and weather dependent). After lunch, snorkel at leisure in the Coral Garden and enjoy a four-course dinner on-board Soneva in Aqua. Retreat for the evening to the indoor spa tub with the glass bottomed floor for a different view of the breath-taking marine life. Return in the morning to Soneva Fushi after a session of sunrise yoga on the top deck and a light breakfast.

Two Nights: Baa Atoll Discovery or Nonnu Atoll Discovery

After breakfast, we will welcome you on-board Soneva in Aqua where we will set sail to the deserted island for reef snorkelling (passing by turtle point and dolphin lookout), followed by a Castaway Picnic. In the afternoon, enjoy a spa treatment from our Soneva in Aqua spa menu on the beach, in the privacy of your cabin or on the upper deck. As the sun sets, relax on our spacious outdoor loungers with sparkling wine and canapés while enjoying the sights and sounds of the Baa Atoll or Nonnu Atoll. Don’t forget to look out for dolphins! When you’re ready, a four-course meal will be served. Enjoy learning about the very unique Maldivian sky, which reveals stars and constellations from both the northern and southern hemispheres, before retiring for the evening.

Start fresh in the morning with sunrise yoga on the foredeck followed by a short sail to the islands or reefs of your choice. In keeping with our exceptional culinary standards, our on-board chef offers only the freshest, world-class ingredients for all of your on board meals, and can even cook up an on-shore BBQ on Castaway Island. With two snorkelling sessions per day, simply inform the crew what you’d like to see and they’ll take you to a hidden reef unknown to both visitors and locals in the Maldives. For Open Water certified divers, custom packages and dive sites can be discussed based on ability in collaboration with the Soleni Dive Centre. 

There are unlimited islands, sandbanks and reefs to explore within the Baa Atoll. For the adventurous, Goidhoo offers the largest lagoon in the atoll with three islands that offer local excursions, guest houses, sandbanks, uninhabited islands and more. As an important historical site and former prison island, guests can soak in the history while also visiting the many gardens and coffee shops. Depending on the season, dolphin, manta ray and pilot whale sightings are common.

In the morning, enjoy a sunrise Tai Chi session on the deck followed by breakfast, before returning to Soneva Fushi.

Three Nights: The Tri-Atoll Adventure

Our most popular itinerary, guests can get the full Maldivian island experience by exploring three of the most beautiful Atolls in the country: the Baa Atoll, the Raa Atoll and the Noonu Atoll.

After boarding Soneva in Aqua, hoist the sails and make passage to the northern Baa Atoll with a full day of activities, spa sessions and customised meals prepared by your very own chef. Anchor in the shallow waters of Veyofushi, where dolphins and manta rays swim playfully. Island excursions are a guest favourite, as well as sunset on our top deck with cocktails and canapés before a candle-lit, four-course dinner. 

Start with a sunrise yoga session and a light breakfast then sail to the Raa Atoll, with its many islands and shallow reefs. Right up until the 1990s, this atoll was off-limits to tourists so is relatively unspoiled. There is even a ghost island left from the tsunami of 2004. Raa Atoll offers many fabulous locations to swim, snorkel and perhaps explore on our stand up paddleboard. A leap off the top deck of the yacht is another guest favourite! You can also enjoy having your own on-board spa therapist with a massage in the privacy of your own cabin or on any one of our many decks. 

Begin your third day with a fresh coffee and island breakfast before making passage to the Noonu Atoll. Here you’ll see an abundance of sea life in and around its many reefs. Snorkel or dive at locations such as Christmas Rock, often frequented by sharks. The stunning turquoise lagoon at Soneva Jani is one of the best spots for kite surfing and windsurfing in the Maldives. It’s also a highway for dolphins at sunrise or sunset. Savour your last night at sea with a sunset cocktail followed by another four-course dinner and a star-gazing session.

Enjoy one last wellness session of sunrise Tai Chi or Yoga before arriving back at Soneva Fushi or Soneva Jani.




Three Nights: Goidhoo Experience

For diving and surfing enthusiasts, the new four-day, three-night Goidhoo experience onboard Soneva in Aqua is not to be missed. Goidhoo is an island in the south of the Baa Atoll that is not often frequented by divers and surfers, and is teeming with vibrant marine life and thriving coral reefs. Visit the wreck of the Corbin, a French galleon that sank in 1602 and snorkel the Rose Garden, where the coral looks like a sprawling field of roses. The Goidhoo Pass is known for producing some of the best waves in the Baa Atoll, with local surf competitions often held there. 

*Please note this experience will take 5 nights from Soneva Jani







Four Nights: Ever Soneva So Connected: Four-Atoll Adventure 

Get the full Maldivian island experience by exploring four of the most beautiful Atolls in the archipelago: the Baa Atoll, the Raa Atoll, the Noonu Atoll and the Lhaviyani Atoll*. 

Day one: 

After boarding Soneva in Aqua, hoist the sails and make passage to the northern Baa Atoll with a full day of activities, spa sessions and customised meals prepared by your very own chef. Anchor in the shallow waters of Veyofushi, where dolphins and manta rays swim playfully. Island excursions are a guest favourite, as well as sunset on our top deck with cocktails and canapés before a candle-lit, four-course dinner.  

Day two: 

Start with a sunrise yoga session and a light breakfast then sail to the Raa Atoll, with its many islands and shallow reefs. Right up until the 1990s, this atoll was off-limits to tourists so is relatively unspoiled. There is even a ghost island left from the tsunami of 2004. Raa Atoll offers many fabulous locations to swim, snorkel and perhaps explore on our stand up paddleboard. A leap off the top deck of the yacht is another guest favourite! You can also enjoy having your own on-board spa therapist with a massage in the privacy of your own cabin or on any one of our many decks. 

Day three: 

Begin your third day with a fresh coffee and island breakfast before making passage to the Noonu Atoll. Here you’ll see an abundance of sea life in and around its many reefs. Snorkel or dive at locations such as Christmas Rock, often frequented by sharks. Stop for a late lunch at The Crab Shack at the Soneva Jani, recently voted the ‘World’s Most Romantic Restaurant’ on CNN.com. Return to the yacht and sail to a protected anchorage where it is not uncommon for spinner dolphins to put on a sunset aerial display. 

Day four: 

Enjoy a wellness session of sunrise meditation or yoga before breakfast. Be awed by snorkelling with the highest density of fusiliers and snappers in the Maldives, then rest on the top deck with a spa treatment while we cross over to the Lhaviyani Atoll. The diving here is exceptional, with only five occupied islands in the whole atoll. After lunch, dive the Kuredu Caves and spot sleeping turtles resting in the underwater caverns and nooks. Anchor off Vavaru Island, which is perfect for a private beach barbecue and a star-gazing session. 

Day five: 

Get the adrenaline flowing after a morning meditation by swinging off the boom into the calm waters surrounding our anchorage. Relax and unwind on the stern hammock hanging over the ocean as we leave the anchorage and head back to the Baa Atoll. The route back takes us right past the unique Hanifaru Bay, which in season attracts hundreds manta rays and whale sharks, both of which are amazing to swim with. Enjoy your last spa treatment after a light lunch as we head back to Soneva Fushi. 

*Note: This itinerary can be customised based on your preferences. 







Seven-Night Liveaboard Itinerary 

Explore the wonders of the Indian Ocean with a seven-night liveaboard stay on the luxurious Soneva in Aqua yacht. Set sail for the Maldives’ most beautiful atolls – along the way, discover the depths with an array of water sports, dine on delicious cuisine from your personal chef, or restore with yoga and indulgent treatments with the onboard wellness therapist.

Day one: 

Begin your adventure with a buffet breakfast at Soneva Fushi, before boarding Soneva in Aqua and cruising for just over an hour to Turtle Reef. After snorkelling, enjoy lunch before sailing for two hours (13 nautical miles) to the northern tip of the Baa Atoll to anchor near a remote sandbank. As the sun sets, enjoy canapés and sparkling wine before a four-course dinner served onboard beneath the stars.

Day two: 

Wake up to freshly baked croissants, muffins and coffee so good it could have been brewed by a barista. Choose from the selection of aquatic activities: stand-up paddle boarding to the sandbank, sustainable fishing, surfing the outer breaks or snorkelling the reef. Enjoy lunch onboard, or have a picnic lunch on the sandbank before kayaking, skurfing or fun-tubing the afternoon away. Unwind with a foot massage and sunset cocktails, then end the night with a delicious dinner onboard.

Day three: 

Breakfast is served onboard before exploring the underwater marine life on a SEABOB, or heading to the sandbank for snorkelling and sunbathing. From there, Soneva in Aqua lifts anchor and cruises for three hours (20 nautical miles) to Viligili Island, with lunch served under sail. Enjoy a complimentary, hour-long massage as the route passes deserted islands through calm seas in every shade of blue. The yacht stops in a protected anchorage, followed by stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking to a remote island. If the surf is good, catch some waves with the surf instructor as the sun sets. Dinner is served onboard.  

Day four: 

Breakfast is served onboard, then you can fuel your adrenaline on the boom swing, or head to a nearby surfing spot with the onboard instructor. After lifting anchor, Soneva in Aqua cruises to the tranquil waters of the Goidhoo Lagoon, just over three hours away (22 nautical miles). Lunch is served en route, then choose between the Jacuzzi or an indulgent on-board spa treatment. After anchoring near the deserted Innafushi Island, snorkel to one of the surrounding sandbanks to soak up the sun before a sumptuous dinner onboard as the sun sets. End the night gazing up at the stars from the flybridge – the crew can set up blankets if you wish to sleep beneath the stars. 

Day five: 

Stretch tired muscles and clear the mind with yoga on the deck before breakfast. We will then explore the island of Goidhoo with a hike to the freshwater lake to see the unique biodiversity of the area. Meet the locals and even play a friendly football match! Have lunch onboard Soneva in Aqua before a spa treatment and then snorkel the Rose Garden to see the unique coral formations there. Afterwards, fish with a local fisherman who knows all the best spots, or hunt for the lost treasure of the Corbin, a ship that met its demise off the coast of Innafushi more than 400 years ago while carrying a cargo of silver. Dinner will be served on-deck. If you caught a fish during the day, the Head Chef would be more than happy to prepare your catch. 

Day six: 

After breakfast onboard, snorkel with the manta rays that frequent the cleaning stations within the Goidhoo Lagoon – you might even spot a whale shark. After lunch, unwind with a massage before windsurfing across the lagoon, or surf the reef pass on perfect waves. Embrace the castaway life with dinner on a deserted sandbank with nothing but the stars overhead. Return to Soneva in Aqua to view the nocturnal marine life through the glass-bottomed spa tub while enjoying a relaxing soak.

Day seven: 

Begin the day with sunrise yoga followed by breakfast onboard, before taking to the seas on the Dolphin Glider. This unique experience lets you get close to pods of curious dolphins as you glide through the depths. Afterwards, Soneva in Aqua lifts anchor to cruise the 30 nautical miles north to Angafaru Lagoon. Lunch is served under sail, and you can use the trawling rods to catch tuna. After dropping anchor in the lagoon, try stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking to a sandbank for some R&R in the afternoon sunshine. As the sun sets, head out on a guided snorkelling trip to see the reef come to life in the moonlight. Depending on the season, you might witness the bioluminescent plankton, which gives the ocean a magical glow. Dinner is served onboard.

Day eight: 

Wake up to your final breakfast onboard Soneva in Aqua before cruising back to Soneva Fushi, approximately one hour away (6 nautical miles). The crew will bid you farewell at around midday, leaving you to return to your villa and enjoy lunch on the island.





Experiences Price List

Dolphin Sled

Scuba Diving

Surfing

SEABOB

Skurfing

Wake Skating

Astronomical Dinner Cruise

Fun Tubing

USD 150++ for 30 minutes

USD 750++ per day

USD 600++ per day

USD 150++ per day

USD 150++ for 30 minutes

USD 150++ for 30 minutes

On Request

USD 150++ for 30 minutes




Itineraries Price List

Soneva in Aqua Day Experience***

Price: USD 4,200++ per couple, per day 

Extra person: USD 450++ per person 

Soneva in Aqua Overnight Experience** 

Price: Starting from USD 4,200++ per night 

Maximum four adults & two children 

Baa Atoll Discovery (3 Days 2 Nights)** 

Price: Starting from USD 8,400++ 

Maximum four adults & two children 

Four-Day Goidhoo Experience (4 Days 3 Nights)** 

Price: Starting from USD 12,600++ 

Maximum four adults & two children 

Ever Soneva So Connected (5 Days 4 Nights)** 

Price: Starting from USD 16,800++ 

Maximum four adults & two children 

Sunrise Breakfast on board Soneva in Aqua*** 

Join us on board our luxury yacht and wait for the almost spiritual moment when the emerging sun rises to the sounds of the waves 

Depart from Soneva Fushi at 8am and return at 1pm (5 hrs). Includes breakfast, guided snorkelling, one 30 minute head, neck, foot or back massage for each adult 

Duration: 5 hours

Price: USD 3,500++ per couple 

Extra person: USD 450++ per person 

Soneva in Aqua Sunset Experience*** 

Can there be a more fascinating and beautiful experience during your tropical holiday than watching the light of the setting sun on the waters near Soneva Fushi. While you cruise, you will be served a selection of canapés and Champagne. This three-hour excursion is a good opportunity to take home some wonderful memories of the Baa Atoll 

Depart from Soneva Fushi at 5pm and return at 8pm (3 hrs). Includes canapés, dolphin watching, one 30 minute head, neck, foot or back massage for each adult 

Duration: 3 hours

Price: USD 3,500++ per couple 

Lunch on board Soneva in Aqua*** 

Enjoy an exclusive experience on board our luxury yacht. Our on board Chef will design a pre-arranged menu to suit your culinary palate with paired wines by our sommeliers 

Depart from Soneva Fushi at 11am and return at 4pm (5 hrs). Includes pre-arranged menu, guided snorkelling, one 30 minute head, neck, foot or back massage for each adult. 

Duration: 5 hours 

Price: USD 3,500++ per couple

Extra person: USD 450++ per person 

Dinner on board Soneva in Aqua*** 

Enjoy an exclusive experience on board our luxury yacht. Our on board Chef will design a pre-arranged menu to suit your culinary palate with paired wines by our sommeliers 

Depart from Soneva Fushi at 5pm and return at sunset for dinner on anchor (5 hrs). Includes pre-arranged menu with paired wines, dolphin watching, sunset view, stargazing with onboard Astronomer, use of the outdoor Jacuzzi. 

Duration: 5 hours 

Price: USD 3,800++ per couple

Extra person: USD450++ per person 

Seven-Night Liveaboard Package (8 Days, 7 nights)

Price: Starting from from USD 45,000 NET full board for up to four guests.

Maximum four adults & two children



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