Fuvahmulah City, Maldives – Fuvahmulah City Council on Monday stated that the southern city is dropping its docking fees for safaris starting April 21.
The reviewed docking fees are based on the size of the vessels with USD150 charged for vessels smaller than 100ft and USD200 charged for vessels larger than 100ft.
Fuvahmulah City Council hiked the docking fees earlier this month to USD 500 per day due to the small size of its harbour.
Speaking to local news Adhadhu, City Councilor Abdulla Nasir Ahmed stated the fees were raised in an attempt to decrease the traffic amid overcrowding of safari vessels in the harbour leaving little room for other vessels.
Fuvahmulah City is home to a popular dive site in the Maldives with the singular island atoll leaving no other options for boats to dock in the area.