Surf Charter in Mentawi Islands
Come and experience surfing in Sumatra, Indonesia! We offer guided surfing charters to the Mentawai Islands and North or South Sumatra aboard the 80ft "Addiction" Power Catamaran. The standard trip rate is for ten (10) people for as low as $42,000. Rates includes the following: • Padang airport transfers, ground and surfboard handling • 12 nights fully air-conditioned accommodation onboard • 11 days of surfing the top breaks in the Mentawais • 3 gourmet meals per day + snacks and fruits. • Bottled water, hot drinks, juices, sodas. • Use of all MV Addiction onboard equipment and amenities. Northern Sumatra trips already are subject to a $3000 fuel surcharge. Make sure you have the right surf equipment for your trip. Rates: • 12 Days: From $42,000 USD • We can take an extra 2 people (max of 12) for $4,000 USD per extra person • Trips can be extended for a max of 2 extra nights at $3,750 USD per night Security Deposit • $8,000 USD Rates may vary depends on seasoned book and other factors. What’s Not Included • Photo Service (always available $200 USD /person) • Video Service (only be prior arrangement) • Airline tickets • Fuel Surcharge (if applicable) • Other Indonesian Taxes which may be levied • Travel Insurance (compulsory for all guests, including medivac coverage and coverage for lost charter days) • Alcoholic Drinks other than Bintang described above. (Passengers are welcome to stock up on beer at local prices prior to departure). Indonesian customs allows the importation of only a single bottle of alcohol per person. Limited wine and spirits may be purchased on board. If requested a wine list can be forwarded for passengers wishing to purchase specific wines and spirits before departure. A minimum of 90 days notice is required for specific orders. • Tips for the crew. Tips typically start around US$50 and up. If you’ve had a really good time and the crew’s been outstanding, let them know! Please give all tips to the captain for dispersal to the crew. What You Can Expect: Our trips give you the opportunity to surf the kinds of waves you want; from all the world class breaks of the Mentawai, to deserted perfection at rarely surfed destinations all over the Sumatran island chain. Come aboard our luxurious high speed catamaran and let our experienced crew take you on the surfing adventure of a lifetime. With over 15 years of combined experience in West Sumatra, our crew are there to get you into the best possible waves on every trip. What To Expect Onboard: MV Addiction is a luxurious 24 meter (80ft) power catamaran. Speed: MV Addiction is capable of 28 knots and that means more surf time. If you wake up in the morning and the swell has dropped you don’t have to travel most of the day at 10 knots to get to a new break. Before you have finished breakfast our crew will have you on a new wave picking up the swell from another direction. Space: Space and tons of it. 24 metres long (80ft), 8 metres across the beam and approx 100 gross tons means Addiction is one of the two largest vessels in the Mentawais. There are 4 guest cabins 3 of which have a double bed and single bunk and 1 that has 4 spacious bunks. It has a large gourmet galley, dinner seating for 12 and a saloon/lounge area to die for. There are also two large outdoor lounges and dining areas to just kick back and watch the surf or enjoy dinner as the sun goes down. Safety: Addiction is a commercially constructed catamaran and has all of the safety features that go with it. Unlike most others we have no accommodation in the hulls of the boat. The hulls are set up as watertight bulkhead compartments that offer maximum protection in the unlikely event of hull breach. The engine rooms are fitted with air cut off switches and a CO2 fire suppression system. The safety of our passengers and crew are all the more important to us because of the remote areas in which we operate. Comfort: Nothing offers comfort like a large catamaran. No need for gyro controlled stabilizers here because we use the best stabilizing system around, 2 hulls and an 8 meter beam. Whether flying along at 20 knots+ or just sitting at anchor Addiction will be the smoothest ride you ever get. Value: Addiction is a super luxury surf charter boat without the super price tag. If you value your safety, enjoy a bit of extra space and comfort but don’t want to pay top dollar, Addiction is the boat for you! Boat Specification • Type of vessel: Catamaran 24m (80ft) • Beam: 7.9m (26ft) • Draft: 1.7m (5.6ft) • Top Speed: 26 Kts laden • Service Speed: 24 Kts • Built: 1997 by Sabre Catamarans, Australia • Complete refit: 2006 • Designer: Sabre Catamarans • Construction:Aluminium • Flag: Australian Flag • Main engine/s: 2 x MTU 8V M92 (Brand new for 2008) • Power: 2 x 965 Hp (720 Kw) • Auxiliary: 2 x Perkins • Generator: 2 x 30 Kva • Fuel Capacity: 4 x 2500 L • Water Capacity: 900 L • Water Maker: 100 litre/hr • Tender 1: 4.2 m (14ft) RIB with 60hp mariner engine and center console steering w/ power trim and oil injection Additional Services: Photo and Video Service MV Addiction has a dedicated full time photographer on board to record you on the best waves of your life. Fee for those who want it is $200 USD per person. You should include this in your trip costs as we find that EVERYBODY wants it. If you have any questions, we can answer those through GetMyBoat’s messaging platform before you pay. Just hit, “Request to Book” and send us an inquiry for a custom offer.
- Captain is optional.
- You decide if you would like to book with or without a captain.
- 10 guests
- Boards & Paddles
- Surf Charter
We have a 80' High Speed Catamaran. Guided surfing charters to the Mentawai Islands and North or South Sumatra
Features & Details
- Life jackets/required safety gear
- Fishing gear
- Galley Stove & Oven
- Wheel steering
- Inboard Engine
- CD Player
- Center Cockpit
- Chart Plotter
- Twin Engine
- Fuel type: Diesel
- Fly Bridge
You’ll get directions for the exact departure location when you make a booking inquiry.
Full refund up to 5 days prior.
Additional Terms & Information
Terms and Conditions • Trips that are not full boat bookings usually will have only 10 people but may have up to 12 to accommodate the different size groups. • Telo fuel surcharge • Mentawi Surf Tax has now been set by the local government per person (2016) and this will be payable when final trip balance is due. • No refunds of reservation or payments unless boat does not sail. In the case of cancellation payments may be refunded at the discretion of our company if a replacement booking is obtained. • Comprehensive Travel Insurance with Trip Cost Protection is Highly Recommended. • Travel insurance with inclusion is mandatory; details of Policy- Insurance Company and contact details to be forward to our company 30 days before departure. • A current passport with 6 months validity from date of entry to Indonesia required. • Absolutely no drugs of any kind tolerated. Foreigners caught with drugs may face capital punishment or life imprisonment. • A completed Personal Trip Form is to be forwarded to our company 30 days before departure. Upon Arrival A member of the our team will met you at the International Airport in Padang, West Sumatra Passengers need to arrive on the first day (preferably mid morning / or at the latest 2pm) of their scheduled charter dates. The Boat has a departure time from Padang harbour of 5pm. Our boat will leave port at 5 pm on the first day of your trip and steam thru the night to be at a surf break first thing next day. There is good accommodation in Padang. We would be most happy to help organise a hotel to suit your budget requirements. We recommend that your group arrives together a night before your charter starts, this will help in a prompt and early departure to start your surf trip on the first day. When you arrive in Indonesia you get a 30 day Visa that is purchased at the airport before you clear Immigration and Customs. Remember to keep your luggage tickets as these must be shown to exit the terminal building Indonesian customs allows the importation of a single bottle of alcohol per person. Mobile/cell phones have service in Padang and in some areas of the Mentawaiis. We have a satellite phone and fax service available for a fee if required. At the end of your trip our baot will return overnight and arrive in Padang for early morning of the last day of the charter. We would recommend booking the early flight out of Padang on your return journey. Ground transportation will be provided to Padang airport. Passengers must pay an Indonesian exit tax at the airport upon departure- currently Rp100,000 per person (approx $US10). What to Bring Documentation Passport (must be valid for at least 6 months beyond intended stay in Indonesia) Copy of passpor, Airline ticket or details of booking confirmation. Health and Medical history such as allergies and vaccination certificates, Copy of your itinerary General • Pen • Sunscreen • Small Torch or head torch • 2 garbage bags or waterproof bags for wet clothes • Camera with spare memory cards and battery chargers • Ipod or MP3 player • Power adaptor. Note: We have 240V power supply through 2 round pin indonesian power sockets. General adapters are on board for Australian, European and American fittings. Clothes • A few pairs of board shorts • Surf shirt – preferably with hood • Surf ha • Surf booties • Hat and sunglasses • T – shirts • Spray jacket (optional) • Sandshoes/thongs/sandals • Light cotton long pants and long sleeve shirt for maximum mosquito protection if you intend to go ashore. Surfing gear • Spare leg ropes • Warm water wax • Protective Helmet (optional) • Light wet suit for reef protection (optional) Fishing and Snorkeling Gear • Fishing and snorkeling equipment is available free of charge. Passengers are welcome to bring their own additional equipment Health • Any medication you may need or that your doctor recommends for travelling to Indonesia • A personal travellers first-aid kit • Sea sick tablets • TeaTree Oil/Betadine or similar for treatment of cuts and abrasions • Ear drops if you suffer from tropical ear Travel Insurance It is mandatory for all passengers to be fully covered for insurance. Padang has limited medical facilities and severely injured passengers are not permitted on commercial aircraft for liability reasons. We strongly recommend your travel insurance also includes all accompanying baggage and trip cancellation and disruption. Travel insurance is relatively cheap and is readily available.