ON YOUR SAFETY.
Below you find frequently asked questions. We hope you find the answer you were looking for! If not, send your questions here.
What distinguishes the Triton from other Surfari boats?
If you need luxury in the form of a 4 star hotel and air conditioning then the Triton isn’t right for you! If you like to make little compromises when surfing and want to make decisions quickly and easily in a small group then the Triton is the boat for you. In addition, our crew is experienced and authentic! Luxury is a question of definition! 4 star food and service you get by the boat load on the Triton.
How does a classic Triton day on the Maldives look like?
Sunrise and sunset are about 6am and 6pm as the Maldives are near to the equator. Upon request your day can begin very early to get the most out of the day. You wake up to the sound of the engines and you are already on the way to the surf spot of your choice. Coffee, tea and a snack will be ready and you can be in the water at sunrise. After a long session you can have a hearty breakfast and the rest of the day can then be planned with the crew. After breakfast you can jump back in the water and return when you are hungry for lunch. Depending on the conditions and plans the Triton can already be moving on to the sunset session spot. If this sounds too much you can of course chill. There are always drinks and afternoon coffee and cake on board and after the last surf session its time to anchor up. Then it’s dinner time and usually by 9pm everyone is in bed dreaming of more waves.
What to bring?
> Passport (Valid for at least 6 months after the end of the trip!)
> Cash in US $ (to pay for the drinks on board!)
> EC-Maestro card & credit card
> Surfboard (recommended 2 boards)
> Surf equipment (fins, leash, tropical wax, rash vest, booties, repair kit)
> Sunscreen (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses)
> Clothing (on board not much really is needed! 2 boardshorts, t-shirts, long sleeve shirt, pants. Towels are available)
> First aid kit & personals
> Dive mask & snorkel
> Fishing equipment deep sea fishing (harpoons are banned)
> Games, cards, books & movies
> Music & camera
What not to bring?
> Drugs and other illegal items
> You won’t need a wetsuit
> Too much clothes and luggage. Travel light and easy!
Do I need a visa?
Check this out in your respective country of origin. For EU citizens there are usually visa requirements. Tourist visas up to 30 days will be issued upon entry to the Maldives at the airport. A passport that is valid for 6 months from the end of the trip is required!
How good do I need to surf?
You need to have advanced surfing skills, which means you should be able to drop in and surf along a wave.
Are there airlines you can recommend?
We will advise you and we can organize the flight reservation for you. We are always up to date and know all rates, connections and baggage regulations.
What kind of insurance do I need?
We recommend the following insurance types:
> Travel health insurance, including return transport from abroad in case of injury or illness
> Accident insurance, including evacuation costs; e.g. helicopter transport
> Travel cancelation insurance
> Liability insurance
Can I pay by credit card?
Credit card payment is not possible on the Triton! To pay for drinks on board US $ are required! The drinks have to be signed into the drinks list and paid in cash in US $ at the end of the trip. Euro's have a very bad exchange rate, which is why you should bring money from home. The best is small denominations, max. $ 20 bills, which you can exchange back at the airport. Apart from the drinks everything else is included.
Is there Internet on the boat?
3G mobile phones will work on international roaming in the Maldives but it will cost a lot. Alternatively, there is also the possibility, if necessary, to rent a pre-paid mobile phone at the airport. Please let our crew know at the airport! On board we have a wireless adapter, which can be used for a small fee. However, the strength of the connection depends on the weather and location.
I want to dive. Do I need to bring gear?
Please inform us if you are interested in diving and also how many dives you like to do. The Triton is a long serving dive safari boat during the winter months and so is well equipped and has one of the best dive guides of the Maldives - our dhoni captain. Diving will cost extra!
How are the weather conditions?
The Maldives has a tropical climate, with constant air and water temperatures year-round of between 26 to 32 degrees Celsius. In the summer months when the surf season is on it is also monsoon season, so always expect short thunder storms and rain.
How are the food and the drinks on the Triton?
Daily delicious breakfast, lunch and dinner are included, as well as 1.5 liters of water per day on board the Triton. You need to bring your own candy and importing alcohol to the Maldives is strictly forbidden! Beverages such as soft drinks, beer, etc are available on board. If anyone wants a bottle of rum, whiskey, vodka or wine then send us your requests.
Can I book a single room?
Yes, for an additional fee!
Can I buy surfboards and gear on the Maldives?
No, so you should bring a second board with you. Spare fins and a repair kit are also highly recommended.