From $2430 USD ($3600AUD)11 Nights
The most exciting way to surf and explore the hundreds of perfect waves that the Mentawai islands has to offer, is without a doubt by boat. More than 15 years of experience, constant yearly upgrades to the boat, and countless satisfied guest, has made the Naga Laut the best surf charter boat value for money in the Mentawai Islands.
The Naga Laut is one of the best value charters in the Mentawais – this massive boat has room to move, as well as the horsepower to get you to where you want to be. Although the boat could sleep 14 surfers, it will sail with 8 and prefers to have maximum 10. Launched in late ’99, Naga Laut has been continually upgraded by the owners and was originally designed exclusively for upmarket surf charters.
The skipper lives year-round in West Sumatra and has excellent local knowledge of swell and wind direction. Being a surfer himself, he works hard to find the best uncrowded spots, and he motors while the surfers sleep in order to get you the most time in the water.
The crew will be up at dawn preparing your breakfast down below while you get out there on the dawn patrol. The food is plentiful and very tasty. There is a good variety of Western and Asian style dishes. There is always salad and fresh fruit. There is plenty of water, juice, and beer.
Launched in late ’99, The Naga Laut has been continually upgraded by the owner to ensure a comfortable and unique experience. Naga Laut has been designed exclusively for upmarket surf charters in the Mentawai Islands. The interior has been beautifully finished in polished local timbers. A spacious living area onboard provides all the amenities of home including full air conditioning, a new satellite phone, TV, DVD, VCD, WIFI, fridge, freezer, fishing and snorkeling gear. Naga Laut has 4 comfortable two-bed cabins, and 1 big four-bed cabin, all with multiple power sockets to keep your laptops, phones and cameras charged, safe, and out of the way. On special request, Naga Laut can hold up to 14 surfers but sails most comfortably with 8 to 10. Two tenders, an aluminum speedboat with a Yamaha 85 hp, and a smaller zodiac with a 15hp, are always on standby to quickly get you to the waves, do shore excursions or go fishing.
The people who run Naga Laut are also surfers and as such understand the level of appetite that develops after 3 or more hours of surfing. You will find the dishes served at main meals nutritious, varied and filling. We also make sure there is plenty of fruit available along with snacks such as biscuits and nuts. Some guests like to bring their own special snacks such as energy bars and protein drinks.
Airport transfers to and from the boat.
Berth on board Naga Laut in one of 5 twin-share cabins.
2 breakfasts, lunch and dinner.
Plenty of in between snacks, including fresh fruit, chocolate bars and more.
Drinking water, hot tea and coffee.
4 beers per day, unlimited soft drink and juice.
Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment, spear guns and shore excursions.
All necessary zone permits.
US$ 3 a day Mentawai Government Tax.
Internet access on the boat.
What’s not included
Photography. (For only $100 pp, get unlimited photos)
Flights to and from Padang
Hotel in Padang if needed
Visa Fees and Departure Tax
Any additional cost resulting form late arrival or the need of early departure
Use of satellite phone
Spirits and any other alcoholic beverages exceeding the 4 Beers a day
Tips for the crew
A LITTLE ABOUT OUR NAGA LAUT
LENGTH : 72ft
BEAM : 17ft
SPEED : 8-10 knots
ENGINES : 2 X 220 HINO
AUXILIARY : 30KVA Stanford
AUXILIARY : 25KVA Isuzu
DINGY : one 5.2m Ally and one 2.8m Zodiac
OUTBOARD : 85hp Yamaha on Ally and 15hp on Zodiac
CABINS : 5 (10-12 pax)
SAFETY : Liferaft 25 pax solas
LIFE JACKETS : 20 ++
ELECTRONICS : SSB Radio, VHF Radio, Satellite phone, email, GPS Plotter, Radar, Sounder.
FUEL : 5200
WATER : 4000
Since early/middle 1990′s surfers visiting the Mentawai Islands to experience untouched rainforest and superb waves. Mentawai Islands is such a great place for surf, the classic waves, crystal clear and warm water. What more could anyone want. The way to surf all the waves in the Mentawai Islands and stay away from the mosquitos, is only by boat. Boats give you the freedom and movability. Lot’s of “world-class” reef and beach breaks exists making it one of the most surf-infested regions in the world. Most spots host mechanical perfection and vary in intensity for all level of surfer, making it an ideal surf vacation location.
Our good friend, the South Indian Ocean, produces the swells that have the islands pumping consistently from February through out November at 6-15 ft, and the cyclone swells keep the surf rolling in through out the remainder of the year. You go to Mentawai, you get surf! The calm winds ensure that the swells that do arrive are always of a very high standard. To get an idea what to expect just take a look below at the overview of Mentawai surf spots, looks good, right? Bank Vaults: A shorter chunkier version of Rifles. A thick, tricky, shifty right with a fast and intense tube for experienced surfers only, near Nipussi.