Private Dhoni in the Maldives

Charter your boat for a private dhoni cruise in the Maldives

Private dhoni cruise

Cruise in Robinson mode for a unique approach to the atolls with desert islets, turquoise lagoons, white sandy beaches...

Take to the open sea aboard the Dhoni Stellaa charming cruise ship with rustic luxury. The Dhoni Stella is built of local wood from the traditional boats of Maldivian fishermen.
The boat retains all the charm of a traditional boat, to which all the modern comforts have been added: 2 comfortable cabins equipped with air conditioning, television and DVD player, a fully equipped bathroom and wifi everywhere on board.

Dhoni Stella

Take off to sea!

Choose the duration of your cruise and we will propose you the best itinerary to sail from atoll to atoll

During your private dhoni cruise, the crew will make you discover unknown shores only accessible by sea, for exclusive and intimate holidays. You will be guided throughout your cruise, you will visit desert islets, lagoons, explore beautiful coral reefs in snorkeling, and you will dive to the most beautiful sites with your guide. For the amateurs, the captain will accompany you on his favorite fishing spots.
Your itinerary is built day by day according to your wishes, on the advice of the captain as well as the weather conditions. Its duration can range from 4 days to infinity.
At night, you will anchor in deserted lagoons or in the lagoons of luxury hotels where you can have a drink or dinner if you wish.

On a trip of 10nights, why not take a 7 nightscruise and put 3 nightsin a resort? Everything is possible because you privatize the boat. We can advise you and you decide!

Dhoni Stella


Robertson and Caine Leopard 38 catamaran

The Dhoni Stella I and the Dhoni Stella They are built on the same model.
The Dhoni Stella It has a cabin with a King Size bed and a cabin with 2 twin beds. The maximum capacity is 4 people.
The Dhoni Stella It has 2 identical cabins each with a double bed and a single bed. The maximum capacity is 6 people.
Year of construction: 2007. Complete renovation in 2017
Length: 23 m. Width: 8 m. Cruising speed 8 knots. Dinghy" type motorized dinghy.
Fresh water manufactured by a watermaker ensuring a permanent supply.
Air conditioning throughout the boat.
220 V electricity 24 hours a day with soundproof generator. Electrical socket according to French standards.
Crew: Captain, cook, steward. Diving instructor for diving cruises.
Equipment: TV/DVD, audio CD, fishing equipment. Navigation and communication: CB radio, mobile phone, GPS, marine VHF.
Wi-Fi Internet on the whole boat.

Refined cuisine

The chef offers refined dishes with local, Asian or Western influences according to your taste. Our yachts offer a wide range of menus for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Breakfast and lunch are served as a buffet, while dinner is composed of 4 courses that you will have previously chosen from the daily menu.

A selection of wines and beers is available on board.

Traveller reviews

Private dhoni cruise

An exceptional cruise

An Private Charterexceptional one thanks to a perfect crew. They made our vacation beautiful.

Best parts:The dives, the crew, the flexibility...
Worst parts:The boat that moves bcp

Fabulous Cruise

These 10 days on Dhoni stella 2 have been fabulous.
Kaathee's food, Suleiman's kindness, Aju's humour and the Captain's professionalism made each day extraordinary.
Accustomed to private cruises, this is by far the best stay we have ever had.
From breakfast to bedtime, the crew is always there to suggest an activity or to help you discover the beauty of the Maldives. Abandoned beach, snorkeling, diving, BBQ, whaleshark... Everything was absolutely perfect. Evening fishing at the back of the Dhoni and the pleasure of tasting the fish caught was pure happiness. Aju's presence on the boat is a real plus: Dive briefing the day before, debriefing after the dives, selection of the best spots for snorkeling, all this while avoiding the crowd, what a delight.
We would like to thank Jérômefor his availability and his good advice in the organization of our trip and all the crew for all these excellent moments spent together.

Best parts:The adorable crew and the charm of the boat.
Worst parts:none
16/07/19 to 26/07/19

We are delighted

We are delighted with our trip on the Dhoni Stella. The boat's perfect, the crew's on top. We ate really well, we fished and ate our peach. The days were punctuated by snorkelling where we were able to swim with multicoloured fish, turtles, sharks, rays and for the last day dolphins. There's nothing wrong with this trip. He was perfect.

Best parts:Crew at the top, superb boat
Worst parts:Just to say something, it would have been nice if someone spoke French.
August 19

Dhoni Stella

The whole crew has been very attentive and Inram has been very helpful.
The cook Kumar treated us every day with varied and very well prepared dishes.
Our favorite: the most interesting snorkelling in Elidhoo by far.

Best parts:The comfort of the boat
Worst parts:the state of the corals
March 2019

A Private Charterdream come true in the Maldives!

We had the idea to do one Private Charteron the spot Dhoni Stellaby listening to our friends tell us about their wonderful trip.
The first email contacts with Jerome were very enriching with answers to our little practical questions. It was reassuring to have a Frenchman who knows the Maldives like the back of his hand to concoct a tailor-made programme for you, given that this was our first trip to this country.
The crew of the boat was very professional, adapting the activities according to the weather, so that we could enjoy the sunshine as much as possible.
With our 2 children, this trip is memorable with custom snorkeling so that we can see everything: turtles, manta rays, schools of fish, sharks (very nice, not even scared), dolphins (on the surface)... We followed a whale shark for 45 minutes, they were there just for us, thanks Nasru for the sighting. We have always been alone at anchor in places that the captain likes. We caught all the fish that Kumar (super chef) prepared for us both in sashimi and cooked to perfection. And I'm not telling you about the evening on a desert island, just for do it again as soon as possible. Thank you to the whole team and good luck!

Best parts:the super beautiful and comfortable boat, the very warm crew, we are at home, we feel too good!
Worst parts:a week is too short....
March 2019

Nice cruise on the Stella I

We really liked the standing of the boat (Dhoni Stella I) as well as the extreme kindness of the whole crew who were very attentive throughout the cruise.
Great weather, very calm sea and lots of fish in snorkeling.
We are very satisfied with our trip.
Congratulations to the cook Kumar who delighted us.

Virginie et Greg
January 2019


We left at the beginning of February 2019 with Sous l'Ocean for an Private Charter8-day trip to the Maldives. The sun was shining and the snorkeling spots were beautiful. We were able to enjoy virgin islands for ourselves, swimming with turtles, mantas and sharks thanks to the attentive listening of the captain. Candlelight birthday on a small islet lost on the ocean: giant!

The memory will remain unforgettable, to be done and redone.

A small drawback: The visit of two inhabited islands is not of major interest (minimalist architecture and shops for postcards and shells). The visit of only one island is more than enough...

Apart from this minor remark, this cruise was memorable.

Best parts:snorkeling spots, meals (Thanks to the Chef), the evening on a desert island
Worst parts:the visit of villages which does not represent much interest
from 03 to 10 February 2019

We'll be back...

Private Charter ideal for our family with our 2 children (11 and 14 years old). The crew of the Dhoni Stella is professional and very friendly. The welcome is warm and the activities very well organized. By specifying before arrival the style of cuisine we liked and the drinks, we were delighted by the catering on board the Dhoni Stella. For us, it was local cuisine (not too spicy for our children) and fresh fish. The "Chef" is a master in the preparation of the raw fish that we caught as a family with the precious help of the sailors.

The reefs for snorkeling and diving sites (we had the chance to spend 1 hour with manta rays around us) were very beautiful. Especially when you're the only boat. The lagoons chosen for the lagoons nightswere very calm and very pleasant.

Our only wish is to leave again with the same formula but maybe longer...


Juliette, François
end December 2018

Perfect stay

A big thank you to Jérômethose who took their time for the many questions we had.

The stay was just perfect with a top-notch crew. The key word on the comments of Maldivian stays is often "dream" and for this stay the word does not exist.

This is our third visit to the Maldives and we are no longer planning to leave without this formula.

This is the first time I have commented on a stay on the Internet but with an experience like this and a professionalism like this one, we can only support it.

Best parts:everything
Worst parts:nothing