Fascination is the perfect boat for a family (or small group of mates). My son (11 year old) and I surfed and my wife and daughter were non surfers. We cruised around the North Male and South Male Atolls surfing Jails, Sultans, Honkey's, Ninja's, Riptides and Tuckey Joes. We also did a lot of snorkeling, fishing and an island visit. The boats got a skipper, cook, deckhand, and surf guide. All were awesome - friendly, relaxed, great service. The food was amazing and lots of it. Ayaz the surf guide was excellent at helping us time our surfs so we dodged the crowds in North Male and find empty waves in South Male. He was particularly good in the surf with my 11 year old who can be a bit apprehensive - he scored the waves of his life at Riptides and Ninja's and was full of confidence. The rooms on the boat are the best of any surf boat I've previously been on. If you're a surfing family or have a mix of surfers and non surfers in the family, it would be hard to imagine a better way to do the Maldives.