he best and fastest (but not the cheapest) way to get around in the Maldives is by Public Speed Boat. Male Atoll's Maldivian name is the Kaafu Atoll. It's abbreviation is based off its Maldivian name, K. It is one of the more populated atolls in the Maldives. ISLANDS SERVED There are a handful of local islands with guesthouses in the North Maalhosmadulu (Raa - R) Atoll and several speed boat companies that stop at the islands. For each island, we've also linked the Maldivian website Dhathuru which is an EXCELLENT resource for looking up schedules and buying tickets. North Kaashidhoo (Velaa Express) Gaafaru (Velaa Express) East-Far Dhiffushi (Altec) Schedule on East-Near Thulusdhoo Huraa Himmafushi Male Airport (VIA) Male South Gulhi Maafushi Guraidhoo We separate them by their distance from Male - Either "Near" or Far" and if they are on the East or West side of the Male/Kaafu Atoll. Most of the Local Island are on the East side of the atoll. SPEED BOAT COMPANIES The companies that operate are: Altec Altec - Website Altec - Facebook +960 9555971 +960 9163260 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Pickup/Dropoff Jetty Number in Male: 7 Cost Tourists (One-Way) $25USD Cost Locals (One-Way) 175MVR Cost Work Visa Holders (One-Way) 250MVR Velaa Express Velaa Express - Facebook +960 9995724 +960 9995863 Email: Pickup/Dropoff Jetty Number in Male: 7 Cost Tourists (One-Way): $ Cost Locals (One-Way): Cost Work Visa Holders (One-Way): Map of Male /Kaafu (K) Atoll Island Sandbar Maldivian Island Life TRAVEL TIMES TO ACCOMODATIONS / GUEST HOUSES MALE (KAAFU) ATOLL MALE (KAAFU) ATOLL - NORTH TIME FROM/TO MALE Kaashidhoo K Hotels Palm Rest 1h30m Gaafaru Mariana Inn Old Town Inn 1h30m GH Guesthouse; R RESORT MALE (KAAFU) ATOLL - EAST-FAR TIME FROM/TO MALE Dhiffushi Crystal Dhiffushi Ohana Maldives Ameera Maldives Rashu Hiyaa Araamu Holidays & Spa Bibee Maldives Ranauraa Inn Crown Beach Hotel Maldives Dhiffushi White Sand Beach Veli Villa Le Lagnaa Dhiffushi Inn Top Cruiser Dhiffushi 1h GH Guesthouse; R RESORT MALE (KAAFU) ATOLL - EAST-NEAR TIME FROM/TO MALE Thulusdhoo Reef Edge Samura Maldives Guest House Thulusdhoo Midsummer Thulusdhoo Met House Iru Maldives Ithaa Stay Silk Retreats Thulusdhoo Guest House Palm Lodge Dream Inn - Sun Beach Hotel Cokes Surf Camp Batuta Maldives Surf View Amvoj Maldives Thulusdhoo Season Paradise Canopus Retreat Thulusdhoo Golhaa View Inn By TES Burunu Hiyaa Eden Blue Keyla Inn La Due Thulusdhoo OverviewMaldive By Canopus Santa Rosa Village Santa Rosa Thulusdhoo Sea Retreats Thulusdhoo Hostel The Warehouse Maldives ?h Huraa Kanborani The Sunrise Huraa Pearl Sands of Maldives Beach Heaven Maldives Sunset Holidays Nalaveshi Inn ?h Himmafushi Hulhan'gu Lodge Jail Break Surf Inn Raalhu Lodge Kanbili GH EM Beach Maldives Nature Inn Himmafushi ?h GH Guesthouse; R RESORT MALE (KAAFU) ATOLL - SOUTH TIME FROM/TO MALE Gulhi Sandy Heaven Maldives Gurus Maldives at Gulhi Island Tropic Tree Hotel Maldives Hudhuveli Inn Hibiscus Holidays Island Side Gulhi String Wave Maldives ?h Maafushi Liyela Retreat Maldives Sunrise Beach Triton Beach Hotel & Spa Alaka At Maafushi Ethereal Inn Stingray Beach Inn Arena Beach Hotel More ?h Guraidhoo Kaafu Inn Guraidhoo ?h GH Guesthouse; R RESORT ALTEC TIMETABLE / SCHEDULEFAST PUBLIC SPEEDBOATMALE CITY DHIFFUSHI MALE -> DHIFFUSHI ISLAND/GUESTHOUSE/RESORTS DHIFFUSHI -> MALE 8:30AM (FRI)4:30PM (SUN,MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)11:30AM (SUN,MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT via Airport)8:00PM (FRI,SAT) -- MALE CITY -- 8:00AM (FRI)8:30AM (SUN,MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)2:45PM (SUN,MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT via Airport)6:45PM (FRI,SAT) XX11:45AM (SUN,MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT via Airport)X -- MALE AIRPORT (15m) -- XX2:30PM (SUN,MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT via Airport)X 9:30AM (FRI)5:30PM (SUN,MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)12:45PM (SUN,MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT via Airport)9:00PM (FRI,SAT) Dhiffushi (1h) 7:00AM (FRI)7:30AM (SUN,MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)1:30PM (SUN,MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT via Airport)5:45PM (FRI,SAT) Note: Bold Starting Point Note: Check the latest timetable at: Altec - Website Note: Speedboats often take longer than their posted times so plan accordingly. Allow at least 1h30m for delays if you have a same-day connecting flight. VELAA EXPRESS TIMETABLE / SCHEDULEFAST PUBLIC SPEEDBOATMALE CITY KAASHIDHOO & GAAFARU MALE -> KAASHIDHOO & GAAFARU ISLAND/GUESTHOUSE/RESORTS KAASHIDHOO & GAAFARU -> MALE X:XXAM *Varies By Day*X:XXPM *Varies By Day* -- MALE CITY -- X:XXAM *Varies By Day*X:XXAM *Varies By Day* X:XXAM *Varies By Day*X:XXPM *Varies By Day* KAASHIDHOO & GAAFARU (1h) X:XXAM *Varies By Day*X:XXPM *Varies By Day* Note: Bold Starting Point Note: Their times change quite a bit !!! Check the latest timetable and message them on Facebook: Velaa - Facebook or Whatsapp/Viber +960 9995724 +960 9995863 Note: Speedboats often take longer than their posted times so plan accordingly. Allow at least 1h30m for delays if you have a same-day connecting flight. Share Your Experience How was your experience taking a Public Speedboat in the Male (Kaafu) Atoll of the Maldives ? Did you use a different company? Any tips to share? 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