A magnificent, stylish 39-metre (129-foot) catamaran, with 10 Staterooms and one Explorer Suite offering the ultimate Maldivian adventure in true Four Seasons style. This private three-deck catamaran is unbelievably impressive and guests are pampered in every way. Sailing between the two Four Seasons Resorts Maldives, this is the perfect way to see all that the Maldives has to offer in absolute luxury.
LOCATION: NORTH MALE ATOLL, BAA ATOLL UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE
The Explorer offers three, four and seven-night cruises as well as private charters. With a 25 person crew for a maximum of 22 guests, the Explorer is designed to create an unforgettable experience for every guest.
Offering a unique opportunity to explore the stunning archipelago of the Maldives, the Explorer is suited to those after a true Maldivian experience filled with adventure, sports, exploration and relaxation. Explore deserted islands, laze on white sandy beaches, visit remote local Maldivian communities, relax with alfresco massages and dine on sandbanks with meals prepared BBQ style by the Head Chef.
With every Maldivian Atoll being different, the Explorer will take you to completely secluded diving and snorkelling spots in the North Male, Baa, Raa and Ari Atolls. These Atolls offer some of the best diving and snorkelling marine experiences: allow you to explore channels and wrecks, sunrise and night dive sites and where you can find manta ray and whale shark locations.
The Explorer is large enough to offer privacy but not too large to lose the intimate atmosphere and impeccable service offered by the Four Seasons. The State Rooms are beautifully decorated and spacious with modern amenities that you wouldn’t expect on a boat. The Explorer Suite is a stunning room that is oversized and luxurious.
The 10 State Rooms on-board are bright and airy and include the luxury and style you expect from Four Seasons Explorer. Bathed in natural light with beautiful views from large port windows. State Rooms boast contemporary teak furnishings and Indian fabrics in calming tones. All cabins are air-conditioned and have one king bed or two twin beds, with a bathroom that features a bathtub/shower. Relax on your sofa, grab something from the refrigerated private bar or enjoy a movie on the flat screen TV.
The Explorer Suite is showered in sunlight from expansive windows and is fully air-conditioned with all modern amenities. It boasts contemporary teak furnishings and cool, subdued fabrics. Enjoy your bathroom with a full bathtub, separate shower, WC and vanity. Connected to a walk-in wardrobe.
Each day begins with an array of buffet and 'a la carte breakfast choices. With a team of talented Chefs on board, the lunch and dinner menus change daily, themed on regional creations from India, the Maldives, Asia, Europe and the Americas ' with fresh ingredients, gourmet flourishes and complemented by an extensive wine list. Dine in the air-conditioned dining room or the al fresco area.
Meals are all-inclusive ' with the exception of alcoholic beverages ' and vary between buffet and table service, shared in the company of other passengers. For those who fish, the chef will prepare your catch of the day. Live out your Robinson Crusoe fantasy over a sumptuous meal prepared on one of the Maldives' remote, white-sand beaches. Sit down to an intimate feast in the company of the Explorer's captain.
Four Seasons Explorer's indoor bar features comfy sofas adjacent to a relaxing lounge area. A second bar seats you outdoors on the sheltered lower sundeck. The indoor lounge is ideal for relaxing after dinner ' to swap stories, review the day's underwater highlights captured by the resident videographer or curl up with a book, magazine, DVD, music or board game from the Library. Drinks and refreshments are available throughout the day.
The Four Seasons Explorer is an adventure lover's paradise. For divers, guests are given access to many secluded spots. Offering three dives each day (two in the morning and one in the afternoon) at different dive locations, with the option of additional sunrise, night and wreck excursions. From May to November, the currents move plankton through the atolls, attracting manta rays and whale sharks to the eastern side of the country. From December to April, the wind reverses, resulting in 30 to 40 meters (100 to 130 feet) of outstanding visibility and the very best conditions.
The Four Seasons Explorer is not just for divers, offering snorkelling excursions to untouched reefs guided by the resident marine biologist, local island tours, all the water sports that you can imagine and of course an on-board Spa. Imagine afternoons spent fishing, snorkelling, exploring untouched local islands, or just relaxing on a deserted beach under a coconut palm reading.
· Onboard Marine Biologist, Onboard PADI 5-Star Dive and Water Sports Centre
· Dhoni Boat for Fishing or Diving
· Snorkelling excursions off the back of the catamaran or off the beaches at the many island stops
· Water Sports (waterskiing, wakeboarding, windsurfing, fun tubes and kayaking)
· Fishing on the Dhoni or simply off the back of the Four Seasons Explorer
· Island Excursions to uninhabited islands, secluded beaches or visit Maldivian villages
The Four Seasons Explorer has a resident Spa therapist and dedicated open-air private treatment area located on the upper deck. Offering Asian inspired natural therapies you can experience a glorious massage with the cooling afternoon sea breezes adding to this ultimate relaxation.