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

East-Near
Dharavandhoo (Baa Atoll) (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Kamadhoo (Baa Atoll) (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Kudarikilu (Baa Atoll) (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]

East-Far
Kinolhas (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Fainu (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Inguraidhoo (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Kottafaru(TR) (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Innamaadhoo (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Rasmaadhoo (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Maakurathu (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Dhuvaafaru (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Ungoofaaru (capital) (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]

East-Farther
Hulhudhuffaaru (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Angolhitheemu (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Rasgetheemu (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]
Vaadhoo (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]

East-Farthest
Alifushi (Why Not Ferry)   [Schedule on Dhathuru]

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 Maalhosmadulu (Raa – R) Atoll.

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


SPEED BOAT COMPANIES



The companies that operate are:

Why Not Ferry
Why Not Ferry – No Website
Why Not Ferry – Facebook
+960 7229494 [Calls ok, Text ok, Viber ?, Whatsapp ?]
Email: ?
Pickup/Dropoff Jetty Number in Male: Jetty 1?
Cost Tourists (One-Way): ?
Cost Locals (One-Way): ?
Cost Work Visa Holders (One-Way): ?


Map of Maalhosmadulu (Raa) Atoll
Map of Maalhosmadulu (Raa) Atoll Upper

Map of Maalhosmadulu (Raa) Atoll
Map of Maalhosmadulu (Raa) Atoll Lower

Fiji Island Life
Maldivian Island Life


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


SOUTH MAALHOSMADULU (BAA – B) ATOLL – EAST-NEAR BAA TIME FROM/TO MALE
Dharavandhoo (Baa Atoll) ?h ?min
Kamadhoo (Baa Atoll) ?h ?min
Kudarikilu (Baa Atoll) ?h ?min

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT

NORTH MAALHOSMADULU (RAA – R) ATOLL – EAST-NEAR TIME FROM/TO MALE
Kinolhas ?h ?min
Fainu ?h ?min
Inguraidhoo ?h ?min
Kottafaru(TR) ?h ?min
Innamaadhoo ?h ?min
Rasmaadhoo ?h ?min
Maakurathu/strong> ?h ?min
Dhuvaafaru ?h ?min
Kinolhas ?h ?min
Ungoofaaru (capital) ?h ?min

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT

NORTH MAALHOSMADULU (RAA – R) ATOLL – EAST-FAR TIME FROM/TO MALE
Hulhudhuffaaru ?h ?min
Angolhitheemu ?h ?min
Rasgetheemu ?h ?min
Vaadhoo ?h ?min

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT

NORTH MAALHOSMADULU (RAA – R) ATOLL – EAST-FARTHER TIME FROM/TO MALE
Alifushi ?h ?min

GH = Guesthouse; R = RESORT

2022 WHY NOT FERRY TIMETABLE / SCHEDULE
FAST PUBLIC SPEEDBOAT
MALE CITY<-> DHARAVANDHOO <-> KAMADHOO <-> KUDARIKILU <-> KINOLHAS <-> FAINU <-> INGURAIDHOO <-> KOTTAFARU(TR) <-> INNAMAADHOO <-> RASMAADHOO <-> MAAKURATHU <-> DHUVAAFARU <-> UNGOOFAARU <-> HULHUDHUFFAARU <-> ANGOLHITHEEMU <-> RASGETHEEMU <-> VAADHOO <-> ALIFUSHI

MALE -> ALIFUSHI ISLAND/GUESTHOUSE/RESORTS ALIFUSHI -> MALE
7:00AM
SUN, TU, TH, SAT
— MALE CITY — ~3:30PM
NO STOP — MALE AIRPORT (15m) — NO STOP
10:30PM Alifushi (3h 30min) 12:00PM

Note: Bold = Starting Point
Note: Check the latest timetable and message them on Facebook: Why Not Ferry Express – Facebook. or on Whatsapp/Viber messages on +960 7229494
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 Maalhosmadulu (Raa – R) 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.