Seaplane in the Maldives
Seaplane, it’s a twin otter flight that lands on water. Occupancy varying from 10 to 14 passengers.
Seaplane transfers are always combinable with other passengers, but YES it can be chartered just for your privacy & discretion as well.
Arriving at Male International Airport, immigration would require your Travel voucher for visa formalities.
Once baggage cleared and collected you shall be exiting.
Walking out you shall see a paging board by your resort or travel company. You shall be greeted and you shall be facing all resort and DMC counters. Once your names have been crossed checked against the arrival list. You shall be taken to the seaplane check-in counters that are situated on the right.
Your passport shall be requested and where they shall be issuing your seaplane tickets. Though it is not an International airline, yes they have a baggage allowance as per policy 20kg +5kg, especially those who travel on the business class note and per extra kg should be paid at counters. Check-in shall be collected and hand luggage tagged and returned to you.
The airport team shall now walk you to their transport which will escort you to the seaplane lounge. 99% of resorts in the Maldives have seaplane lounges where you can refresh, chill, have refreshments and complimentary Wi-Fi as you stay. Once your flight is ready you shall be taking that breathtaking flight to your resort. Yes a view to die for: Maldives Seaplane ride, an experience which I think is a must for your Maldives holiday.
By: Liswith Obinamuni