• Melaluca
Melaleuca - Mentawai

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From 1574pp for 11 Nights


IDEAL FOR

Experience level: Intermediate, Advanced
Time of year: March, April, May, Jun, July, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov
Group type: Bodyboarders, Group Surf Holidays - Chartered
Budget: <2000
Board type: All types

Quick Facts

    • max 10-12 surfers
    • value for money
    • twin & triple a/c cabins
    • experienced crew
    • very popular boat

SUMMARY

Built new in 2007, the Melaleuca boast traditional Indonesian design with all the modern amenities and safety features of a western style boat. 80 feet of comfort and space at the best value in the Mentawais. The interior space boasts aircon and exterior living space enables you to spread out and take in the sights. Bring up to 10 passengers for 10 full days/11 nights and get ready to have the surf trip of a lifetime! The accommodation is not a dorm style - but double and triple cabins, assuring privacy and more comfort.

LOCATION

OTHER SAY...

"This was our first time dealing with the perfect Wave,and I really can't fault anything!! Charlie was absolutely amazing with his organising Was an awesome trip and we got amazing waves A big 10 out of 10 to Terry and the full crew that make The melaleuca so awesome, "

- Steve
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"Hi Rhonda, All excellent for me. I spent minimum 5 or 6 hours a day in the water, fantastic waves with a variety to suit different surfers. Other guys have a lot better pictures than my mobile phone ones. If I had to pick something that could be better it would of been to ha"

- Mike
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"Thanks Rhonda Boat & Crew were great and we scored epic waves. Nice to be on a trip that was organised (but not too rigidly structured) and a big thanks to our guide Terry, awesome bloke. Looking forward to going through my pictures later! Can't wait for the next one ..."

- Leon
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"Hey guys just wanted to drop a quick msg, We just finished our trip a few days ago an getting back to the real world isn't going to be easy!! After such a fantastic trip I can't wait to get going on organising the next one! Our boat was perfect the crew were amazing and terr"

- Tim
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"Hey Jamie, sorry for the late reply mate I’ve hardly been home for the past few months. Just to let you know, we had a great trip on the Melaluca and all went well. The crew were great and we ended up getting great waves virtually every day with some uncrowded days as wel"

- Ralph
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"Hey Josh! Trip was awesome mate. We got pumping waves virtually every day on our trip and had the added bonus of hangin’ with the Nike 6.0 boys for a good part of the trip. Thanks for recommending Melalueca, we were a bit scared having not seen or heard much about the boat"

- Ralph
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"Dear Jamie, Thank you for organizing our recent surf charter on the Melaleuca. I just thought I would let you know that I was one of the group of 8 that was on the boat for this surf charter. The boat and the crew were excellent. We had surf every day that we were on the bo"

- Bruce
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"Melaleuca crew were bloody awesome. "

- Charles
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"Thanks to the guys at The Perfect Wave for organising an excellent trip. Jamie Gray did a great job with the organising of the trip and in particular answering of all our "stupid" questions that we threw at him. The trip went smoothly without any dramas whatsoever. Terry, th"

- Jason
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"All 8 of us on the trip gave it a 10 out of 10. Must also say our surf guide Terry was awesome and helped make the trip of a lifetime. We would not want to do another trip unless we could have Terry as our guide and Jamie as our consultant. The food was fantastic, every day"

- John
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"We were 8 kiwi guys 50 to 63 years of age who had never had a boat trip,so our decision to travel to the mentawai islands was a toss up for our first trip! Wow so stoked we went there, Our whole adventure from go to wo was awesome! Waves Boat n food! haha! Great crew n surf "

- Mike
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"The trip was fantastic we had great waves and the boat was very comfortable and the crew great, the major factor was the surf guide Terry Beathe who slotted right in and made for a great trip, all in all trip of a life time!"

- Brent
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About this Surf Charter

Overview

Built new in 2007, the Melaleuca features traditional Indonesian design with all the modern amenities and safety features of a western style boat. 80 feet of comfort and space at the best value in the Mentawais. The interior space boasts air-conditioning and exterior living space enables you to spread out and take in the sights. The surf guide couple and Indonesian crew will make sure that you get to the waves you want and catch fish along the way. Bring up to 10 passengers for 10 full days/11 nights and get ready to have the surf trip of a lifetime!

The main salon is equipped with comfortable couches, a bar, a flat screen TV, DVD player and stereo. The separate dining area is a nice feature for large groups. Six individual cabins make for a more luxurious feel than the dorm style. The Melaleuca has two 3-person cabins, three 2-person cabins and a surf guide cabin all with their own a/c units for individual comfort. Two bathrooms, one with an interior entrance allows you to stay dry and go during foul weather.

 The exterior is more spacious than any other local boat. The upper deck is huge with a booming stereo that you can hear in the lineup if you like. Half of the upper deck is open and half is covered. You get real shade with the hard top. Sun-tan or get out of the sun and spread out with 360 degrees of unobstructed views of your mates getting barreled. The fishing station is also covered with a hard top and gives great access to some of the best fishing anywhere. Plenty of covered, easy access board storage, an outside shower and swim platform finish off this magnificent, spacious living area.

 


Captain & Crew

The Captain of Melaleuca  is K. Saragih who has loads of experience in the the Mentawais and knows the area like no other.

Des will be your chef on board the Melaluca and will be preparing you traditional Indonesian cuisine, western style, sushi, vegetarian and a variety of foods to please every palate.
The surf guide is Terry Beathe who is an expert on Mentawai Islands and will get you to uncrowded quality breaks during your trip. He's done 22 winters in Indonesia and with a lot of guiding work on boats and land during this time. His total experience spans over 38 years working in the surfing industry: glassing, shaping, life-guard duties and, of course, guiding.

Accommodation

  • Two 3-person cabins, three 2-person cabins and a surf guide cabin all with their own a/c units for individual comfort.
  • Two bathrooms, one with an interior entrance.
  • Leght: 80ft.
  • Cruising speed: 8-10 knots.
  • Engine: twin Mitsubishi 8DC9's with 320 HP each.
  • Generator: Two Mitsubishi PS100 250 volt.
  • Radio: Icom VHF.
  • Radar: Furuno.
  • GPS: Furuno.
  • Sounder: Furuno Echo.
  • 20-person capacity life raft.
  • Flares, smoke and emergency alarms.
  • Tender: 20-foot chauffer driven tender with 70 horsepower will get everyone where they need to go.
  • Huge exterior, upper deck with stereo; half-open, half-covered.

Inclusions

  • Return airport transfers.
  • 11 nights onboard accommodation.
  • 3 hearty meals a day, plus snacks and beverages.
  • 3 beers per person per day.
  • Mentawai zone permits.
  • Use of onboard equipment.

Pricing & Packages
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DEPARTURE Return Duration Spots Price Notes Availability
20 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 11 Nights 0 0   Sold Out
03 Sep 2014 14 Sep 2014 11 Nights 0 0   Sold Out
17 Sep 2014 28 Sep 2014 11 Nights 0 0   Sold Out
01 Oct 2014 12 Oct 2014 11 Nights 0 0   Sold Out
15 Oct 2014 26 Oct 2014 11 Nights 0 0   Sold Out
05 Nov 2014 16 Nov 2014 11 Nights 12 1617 Late Season Deal 
19 Nov 2014 30 Nov 2014 11 Nights 12 1617 Late Season Deal 
03 Dec 2014 14 Dec 2014 11 Nights 12 1617 Late Season Deal 
07 Jan 2015 18 Jan 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
21 Jan 2015 01 Feb 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
04 Feb 2015 15 Feb 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
18 Feb 2015 01 Mar 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
04 Mar 2015 15 Mar 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
18 Mar 2015 29 Mar 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
01 Apr 2015 12 Apr 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
13 Apr 2015 24 Apr 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
15 Apr 2015 26 Apr 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
29 Apr 2015 10 May 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
13 May 2015 24 May 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
27 May 2015 07 Jun 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
10 Jun 2015 21 Jun 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
10 Jun 2015 21 Jun 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
24 Jun 2015 05 Jul 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
08 Jul 2015 19 Jul 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
22 Jul 2015 02 Aug 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
05 Aug 2015 16 Aug 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
19 Aug 2015 30 Aug 2015 11 Nights 10 1617 2015 Early Bird Special  
02 Sep 2015 13 Sep 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
16 Sep 2015 27 Sep 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
30 Sep 2015 11 Oct 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
14 Oct 2015 25 Oct 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
28 Oct 2015 08 Nov 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
11 Nov 2015 22 Nov 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
25 Nov 2015 06 Dec 2015 11 Nights 10 1574 2015 Early Bird Special  
Schedule last updated: 12 August 2014
  • The boat takes exclusive bookings of 10-12 surfers. However, if you do not book exclusively, the boat takes up to 12 surfers on each trip.
  • Please note that Melaleuca requires a minimum of 8 pax to guarantee any departure. They reserve the right to book an exclusive charter on any dates that has less than 8 pax booked.
  • Please click "Enquire Now" to email us or call us Toll Free on 0808 258 0101 (from the UK) or +33 (0)5 58 47 65 01 (outside the UK) to speak with one of our friendly consultants.

Disclaimer - This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with The Perfect Wave Travel Co. The Perfect Wave acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as airlines, land based accommodation and boat charter operators. The Perfect Waves obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. The Perfect Wave has no responsibility for these services nor do we make or give any warranty of representation regarding their standards. All bookings are made subject to the terms and conditions and limitations of liability imposed by these service providers.

Testimonials

We'd love to hear your feedback! Please click here to enter your testimonial of your holiday and your experience with The Perfect Wave.

Steve

This was our first time dealing with the perfect Wave,and I really can't fault anything!! Charlie was absolutely amazing with his organising Was an awesome trip and we got amazing waves A big 10 out of 10 to Terry and the full crew that make The melaleuca so awesome, If the wife lets me go back ill only book with the perfect Wave!! Well done guys! Steve

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Monday 12 May 2014
Mike

Hi Rhonda, All excellent for me. I spent minimum 5 or 6 hours a day in the water, fantastic waves with a variety to suit different surfers. Other guys have a lot better pictures than my mobile phone ones. If I had to pick something that could be better it would of been to have a tide and swell/wind forecast available each day. The guide, boat and crew were all good and I'd definitely be good to go again next year if the body holds up. Cheers

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Leon

Thanks Rhonda Boat & Crew were great and we scored epic waves. Nice to be on a trip that was organised (but not too rigidly structured) and a big thanks to our guide Terry, awesome bloke. Looking forward to going through my pictures later! Can't wait for the next one ...

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Tim

Hey guys just wanted to drop a quick msg, We just finished our trip a few days ago an getting back to the real world isn't going to be easy!! After such a fantastic trip I can't wait to get going on organising the next one! Our boat was perfect the crew were amazing and terry our guide was a legend!! The whole trip totally blew us away!!! An exceeded any expectations!! Thanks a lot to Rhonda and anyone involved in making it all happen!! Can't wait to be back in the next boat searching for the perfect wave!! Cheers Tim

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Tuesday 27 August 2013
Ralph

Hey Jamie, sorry for the late reply mate I’ve hardly been home for the past few months. Just to let you know, we had a great trip on the Melaluca and all went well. The crew were great and we ended up getting great waves virtually every day with some uncrowded days as well at some secret locations. An added bonus was hanging’ for a majority of the trip with the Nike 6.0 boys. Overall a great trip for the budget. Josh was great to work with, all went smoothly with no real issues. Looking forward to the next one again. Trust all you guys are well. Till next time. Regards Ralph

Experience Begun: August 2012
Created on: Tuesday 25 September 2012
Ralph

Hey Josh! Trip was awesome mate. We got pumping waves virtually every day on our trip and had the added bonus of hangin’ with the Nike 6.0 boys for a good part of the trip. Thanks for recommending Melalueca, we were a bit scared having not seen or heard much about the boat but when we got aboard and met Terry and the rest of the crew any doubts we had were swallowed immediately! Looking to book again around Christmas time so will be in touch then. Hope all’s well with you guys. Catch ya soon.

Experience Begun: June 2012
Created on: Monday 17 September 2012
Bruce

Dear Jamie, Thank you for organizing our recent surf charter on the Melaleuca. I just thought I would let you know that I was one of the group of 8 that was on the boat for this surf charter. The boat and the crew were excellent. We had surf every day that we were on the boat and the food that was prepared by the crew was of very high quality. Also the surf guide Terry, I am not sure of his second name, was excellent and fitted in with our group. I would certainly recommend the boat and the crew that we had including the surf guide to any person contemplating a surf charter to the Mentawai Islands. Thanks once again Bruce

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Thursday 12 May 2011
Charles

Melaleuca crew were bloody awesome.

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Tuesday 10 May 2011
Jason

Thanks to the guys at The Perfect Wave for organising an excellent trip. Jamie Gray did a great job with the organising of the trip and in particular answering of all our "stupid" questions that we threw at him. The trip went smoothly without any dramas whatsoever. Terry, the guide on the Melaleuca again proved he is an expert in the Mentawais by getting us into good and relatively uncrowded waves throughout the whole trip. All the boys had a great time and the majority of us will most likely be back soon.

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Monday 09 May 2011
John

All 8 of us on the trip gave it a 10 out of 10. Must also say our surf guide Terry was awesome and helped make the trip of a lifetime. We would not want to do another trip unless we could have Terry as our guide and Jamie as our consultant. The food was fantastic, every day different. We could not ask for more. GREAT SURF EVERY DAY - most days having 3 surfs.

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Thursday 05 May 2011
Mike

We were 8 kiwi guys 50 to 63 years of age who had never had a boat trip,so our decision to travel to the mentawai islands was a toss up for our first trip! Wow so stoked we went there, Our whole adventure from go to wo was awesome! Waves Boat n food! haha! Great crew n surf guide, We all gave this trip 10 out of 10 and me personally i could have had another 3-5 days without any worry! Cheers Mike

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Thursday 05 May 2011
Brent

The trip was fantastic we had great waves and the boat was very comfortable and the crew great, the major factor was the surf guide Terry Beathe who slotted right in and made for a great trip, all in all trip of a life time!

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Thursday 05 May 2011
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