Wow, what a trip on the Maavahi March 11-19! This a trip I’ve wanted to do for a long time after doing boat trips in the South Pacific and traveling around the planet.
Upon arrival we were welcomed by our guide Hoops, who was super friendly and made us feel at home right away. The crew loaded all our gear on to the boat as we were shown around the Maavahi. The entire staff was awesome and professional throughout the entire trip, the captain got us to the spots and always felt safe with him at the helm, the cook was amazing breakfast, lunch and dinner cooking up the fish we caught that day as well as unique dishes to the region that we’ve never had before. The interior crew was very good, professional and friendly making sure every part of the boat was clean and all the guests were happy.
This trip wouldn’t have been the same without Hoops leading the way. He went above and beyond for all of us on the boat from our arrival to exit. His friendliness, character and professionalism was excellent the entire trip. Being from the area his local knowledge showed making the right calls every day on were the surf was going to be best considering all things, swell direction, wind, weather and current. Hoops is a very good surfer and being from the area he showed us where to line up, what to look for and get the best ways possible, really fun to surf with him and have him in the line up. When the swell was down or the wind was up Hoops made sure we kept active, fishing, snorkeling, taking excursions in the tender to small islands and lagoons only a local would know about, no other people just us. He also went above and beyond settling up beach fires and a beach BBQ the last night that’s over the top and quite a surprise with a lot of hard work from the staff!
All the way until we boarded the plane Hoops was there shuffling our bags, getting our boarding passes and making sure we got on the plane and our trip was complete! I will highly recommend this boat for the quality, character of the vessel, but mostly because of the staff that showed us an absolute epic time and trip!! Did I mention the surf was good and fishing was epic!!
Thank you hope to be back someday with my kids!