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T he best and fastest (but not the cheapest) way to get around in the Maldives is by Public Speed Boat. The North Ari Atoll’s Maldivian name is the Alif Alif Atoll. It’s abbreviation is based off its Maldivian name, AA. It is one of the more popular Atolls in the Maldives with excellent diving,


ISLANDS SERVED



There are many local islands with guesthouses in the North Ari Atoll (Alif Alif [AA]) 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
Rasdhoo (Capital)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Thoddoo   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Ukulhas   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Velidhu (Velidhu Island Report)
Bodufolhudhoo    [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Nika (Nika Resort)
Mathivehi   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Gangehi (Gangehi Resort)

Fesdhoo (W Maldives)

West-Near
Feridhoo
Maalhos
Himandhoo

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

Most of the Local Island are on the North side of the atoll.


SPEED BOAT COMPANIES



The companies that operate are:

Coral Speed Boat (OUR RECOMMENDATION)
Coral Speed Boat – Facebook
Coral Speed Boat – Website [NONE]
+960 7783518 [Viber ok, Whatsapp ok]
+960 7773805 [Viber ok, Whatsapp ok]
Email: None
Pickup/Dropoff in Male Airport: ?
Pickup/Dropoff Jetty Number in Male: ?
Cost Tourists (One-Way): ?
Cost Locals (One-Way): ?
Cost Work Visa Holders (One-Way): ?

Nevi
Nevi – Facebook
Nevi – Website
+960 7958272 [Viber ok, Whatsapp ok]
Email: nevitransfer@gmail.com
Pickup/Dropoff in Male Airport: ?
Pickup/Dropoff Jetty Number in Male: ?
Cost Tourists (One-Way): $20 (300MVR)
Cost Locals (One-Way):
Cost Work Visa Holders (One-Way):


Map of North Ari/Alif Alif Atoll
Map of North Ari/Alif Alif Atoll

Map of North Ari/Alif Alif Atoll
Map of North Ari/Alif Alif Atoll

Fiji Island Life
Maldives Island Life


TRAVEL TIMES TO ACCOMMODATIONS / GUEST HOUSES
NORTH ARI (ALIF ALIF [AA]) ATOLL


NORTH ARI (ALIF ALIF [AA}) ATOLL – NORTH TIME FROM/TO MALE
Rasdhoo (Capital) 2h 30m
Velidhu 3h 20m
Ukulhas 3h
Bodufolhudhoo 3h 30m
Nika 3h 40m
Mathivehi 3h 40m
Gangehi 3h 40m

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT

NORTH ARI (ALIF ALIF) ATOLL – WEST-NEAR TIME FROM/TO MALE
Feridhoo ?h ?m
Maalhos ?h ?m
Himandhoo ?h ?m

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT

2019 NEVI TIMETABLE / SCHEDULE
FAST PUBLIC SPEEDBOAT
MALE CITY <-> MALE AIRPORT <-> RASDHOO <-> UKULHAS <-> VELIDHOO <-> NIKA <-> BODUFOLHUDHOO (FOLHUDHOO) <-> GANGEHI <-> MATHIVERI


MALE -> MATHIVERI ISLAND/GUESTHOUSE/RESORTS MATHIVERI -> MALE
— MALE CITY — 9:30AM (FRI)
10:15AM (MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)
4:00PM(MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)
16:30PM (FRI)
MALE AIRPORT 9:15AM (FRI)
10:00AM (MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)
3:45PM(MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)
16:15PM (FRI)
RASDHOO 7:30AM (FRI)
7:30AM (MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)
13:30PM(MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)
14:30PM (FRI)
UKULHAS 7:00AM (FRI)
7:00AM (MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)
13:00PM(MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)
14:00PM (FRI)
BODUFOLHUDHOO (FOLHUDHOO) 6:35AM (FRI)
6:35AM (MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)
12:35PM(MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)
13:35PM (FRI)
MATHIVERI 6:30AM (FRI)
6:30AM (MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)
12:30PM (MON,TU,WED,TH,SAT)
13:30PM (FRI)

Note: Bold = Starting Point
Note: Their times change quite a bit !!! Check the latest timetable and message them on Facebook: Nevi – Facebook or Whatsapp/Viber +960 7958272
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 North Ari (Alif Alif) 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.