The best and fastest (but not the cheapest) way to get around in the Maldives is by Public Speed Boat. Miladhunmadulu Atoll’s Maldivian name is the Shaviyani Sh Atoll. It’s abbreviation is based off its Maldivian name, Sh. It is one of the more northern atolls in the Maldives.


ISLANDS SERVED



There are a handful of local islands with guesthouses in the Miladhunmadulu (Shaviyani – Sh) 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.

East-Near
Maaungoodhoo (Shaviyani Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Funadhoo (Shaviyani Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Lhaimagu (Shaviyani Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Maakandoodhoo
Narudhoo (Shaviyani Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Milandhoo (Shaviyani Express) (capital)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Feevah (Shaviyani Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Firunbaidhoo
Foakaidhoo (Shaviyani Express)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]

East-Far
Noomaraa

West-Near
Komandoo   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Maroshi   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Feydhoo   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Bileffahi

West-Far
Goidhoo
Kanditheemu

We separate them by their distance from Male – Either “Near” or Far” and if they are on the East or West side of the Miladhunmadulu (Shaviyani – Sh) Atoll.

Most of the easily accessible Local Islands are on the East side of the atoll.


SPEED BOAT COMPANIES



The companies that operate are:
Shaviyani Express
Shaviyani Express – No Website
Shaviyani Express – Facebook
+960 7959095 [Viber ok, Whatsapp ok]
Email: None
Pickup/Dropoff Jetty Number in Male: Presidential Jetty
Cost Tourists (One-Way): $45USD (700MVR)
Cost Locals (One-Way): ?
Cost Work Visa Holders (One-Way): ?

Map of Miladhunmadulu (Shaviyani - Sh) Atoll
Map of Miladhunmadulu (Shaviyani – Sh) Atoll

Map of Miladhunmadulu (Shaviyani - Sh) Atoll
Map of Miladhunmadulu (Shaviyani – Sh) Atoll

Fiji Island Life
Maldivian Island Life


TRAVEL TIMES TO ACCOMMODATIONS / GUEST HOUSES
MILADHUNMADULU (SHAVIYANI – Sh) ATOLL


MILADHUNMADULU (SHAVIYANI – SH) ATOLL – EAST-NEAR TIME FROM/TO MALE
Maaungoodhoo 3h 30min
Funadhoo 3h 30min
Lhaimagu 3h 30min
Maakandoodhoo 3h 30min
Narudhoo 4h min
Milandhoo 4h min
Feevah 4h min
Firunbaidhoo 4h
Foakaidhoo 4h

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT

MILADHUNMADULU (SHAVIYANI – Sh) ATOLL – EAST-FAR TIME FROM/TO MALE
Noomaraa h min

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT

MILADHUNMADULU (SHAVIYANI – Sh) ATOLL – WEST-NEAR TIME FROM/TO MALE
Komandoo h min
Maroshi h min
Feydhoo h min
Bileffahi h min

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT

MILADHUNMADULU (SHAVIYANI – Sh) ATOLL – WEST-FAR TIME FROM/TO MALE
Goidhoo h min
Kanditheemu h min

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT

2022 SHAVIYANI EXPRESS TIMETABLE / SCHEDULE
FAST PUBLIC SPEEDBOAT
MALE CITY <-> MAAUNGOODHOO <-> FUNADHOO <-> LHAIMAGU <-> NARUDHOO <-> MILANDHOO <-> FEEVAH <-> FOAKAIDHOO

MALE -> FOAKAIDHOO ISLAND/GUESTHOUSE/RESORTS FOAKAIDHOO -> MALE
7:00AM — MALE CITY — ~5:00PM
NO STOP — MALE AIRPORT (15m) — NO STOP
~11:00AM Foakaidhoo (4h) 1:00PM

Note: Bold = Starting Point
Note: Check the latest timetable and message them on Facebook: Shaviyani Express – Facebook or Whatsapp/Viber +960 7959095
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 Miladhunmadulu (Shaviyani – Sh) Atoll of the Maldives ? Did you use a different company? Any tips to share? Leave your comments below and we would love to hear about your experience.

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