Although Malé is relatively small you may need the services of a taxi especially if it is raining. In Malé taxis charge between Rf. 15.00 to 20.00 per stop, with an extra charge of Rf. 5.00 for luggage carried. Although taxis can be hailed on the street the norm in Malé is to call one of the many taxi centers that operate in the city.
Ferries to the airport charge Rf. 10.00 per person. If you are in a large group it may be more convenient and economical to charter one. The price of charters ranges from Rf. 75.00 during the day, Rf.100.00 after sunset to 150.00 after midnight. The airport ferry jetty, Jetty no.9 is located in Boduthakurufaanu Magu, Henveiru close to Nasandhura Palace Hotel.
Interatoll air and sea transport
There are four regional airports in the country. Island Aviation operate regular scheduled flights to Gan in Seenu Atoll, Kadhdhoo in Laamu Atoll, Kaadedhdhoo in Gaafu Dhaalu Atoll and Hanimaadhoo in Haa Dhaalu Atoll from Malé International Airport. There are no scheduled domestic passenger and cargo ships, however many travel between Malé and the atolls on a regular basis.
Bookings for seats or for private charters of seaplane can be organized from Malé, from the airport or from the resorts.
Companies providing the seaplane services are:
MALDIVIAN AIR TAXI (PTE) LTD
Male’ International Airport
P.O. Box 2023, Male’
Tel: (960) 315201
Fax: (960) 315203
Speedboat and Dhoni Services
Dhonis are convenient only to travel to short distances mainly because of their slow speed. Dhonis are especially convenient for diving and excursions. There are several companies providing speedboat and dhoni charter services in Malé.