• Melaluca rear
  • Burger World
  • Island
  • Crew
  • HT's
  • Lounge area
  • Boat & air shot!
  • Melaluca
  • Triple cabin
  • Thunders
  • wave
  • Standard Double Cabin
  • Welcome onboard Melaleuca!
  • The Hole
  • NoKandui
  • Boat jump
  • Boat interior
  • Stoked group of guys - life's not bad in Mentawai
  • Getting slotted
  • Melaluca rearBurger World
  • IslandCrew
  • HT'sLounge area
  • Boat & air shot!Melaluca
  • Triple cabinThunders
  • waveStandard Double Cabin
  • Welcome onboard Melaleuca!The Hole
  • NoKanduiBoat jump
  • Boat interiorStoked group of guys - life's not bad in Mentawai
  • Getting slotted
Melaleuca - Mentawai

Price

From £1,872 for 11 nights


IDEAL FOR

Budget: <£1900

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. 

 

OTHER SAY...

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: Friday 6 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: Friday 6 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: Friday 6 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 9 May 2011
Charles

Melaleuca crew were bloody awesome.

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

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Friday 13 May 2011
Nick

The Perfect Wave helped me tick off a bucket list item I've been carrying around since I was a pup motoring around remote islands and surfing world class reefs. A trip I will never forget.

Experience Begun: August 2012
Created on: Monday 27 August 2012
Jeremy

Trip was great.We got pretty strong winds some days though which didn’t help but still managed some epic sessions at HT’s and Lances Left to name a few.Terry also knows his shit. The guys on the boat wanted to head a days journey south to “the hole” however Terry pointed out this was a bad idea because a lot of boats will have the same idea with the big swell coming BUT the wind will be into it and it will be terrible. It turned out it paid off staying around Thunders and stuff because people who got back from the hole that were surfing with us said it sucked and they spent 2 full days motoring! One to get there and one to get back... Also got some good shots of the guests and they will be stoked!It was all an amazing trip, thanks for organizing, the guys on the boat were stoked with you!!!

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Tuesday 28 August 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
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: July 2012
Created on: Tuesday 25 September 2012
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: July 2013
Created on: Monday 12 August 2013
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: July 2013
Created on: Friday 9 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: Thursday 15 August 2013
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 wavesA big 10 out of 10 to Terry and the full crew that makeThe melaleuca so awesome,If the wife lets me go back ill only book with the perfect Wave!! Well done guys!

Experience Begun: April 2014
Created on: Monday 12 May 2014
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 Melaleuca 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.

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
07 Jan 2015 18 Jan 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
21 Jan 2015 01 Feb 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
04 Feb 2015 15 Feb 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
18 Feb 2015 01 Mar 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
04 Mar 2015 15 Mar 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
18 Mar 2015 29 Mar 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
01 Apr 2015 12 Apr 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
15 Apr 2015 26 Apr 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
29 Apr 2015 10 May 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
13 May 2015 24 May 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
27 May 2015 07 Jun 2015 11 nights 10 -
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10 Jun 2015 21 Jun 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
24 Jun 2015 05 Jul 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
08 Jul 2015 19 Jul 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
22 Jul 2015 02 Aug 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
05 Aug 2015 16 Aug 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
19 Aug 2015 30 Aug 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
02 Sep 2015 13 Sep 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
16 Sep 2015 27 Sep 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
30 Sep 2015 11 Oct 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
14 Oct 2015 25 Oct 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
28 Oct 2015 08 Nov 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
11 Nov 2015 22 Nov 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
25 Nov 2015 06 Dec 2015 11 nights 10 £1,872
  • Please note that 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.
  • Extended trips are also available. Trips to Telos, Nias and Banyaks available.
  • Please click "Enquire Here" to email us or call us on 1300 00WAVE to speak with one of our friendly surf experience specialists.

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.

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

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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: Friday 6 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: Friday 6 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: Friday 6 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 9 May 2011
Charles

Melaleuca crew were bloody awesome.

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

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Friday 13 May 2011
Nick

The Perfect Wave helped me tick off a bucket list item I've been carrying around since I was a pup motoring around remote islands and surfing world class reefs. A trip I will never forget.

Experience Begun: August 2012
Created on: Monday 27 August 2012
Jeremy

Trip was great.We got pretty strong winds some days though which didn’t help but still managed some epic sessions at HT’s and Lances Left to name a few.Terry also knows his shit. The guys on the boat wanted to head a days journey south to “the hole” however Terry pointed out this was a bad idea because a lot of boats will have the same idea with the big swell coming BUT the wind will be into it and it will be terrible. It turned out it paid off staying around Thunders and stuff because people who got back from the hole that were surfing with us said it sucked and they spent 2 full days motoring! One to get there and one to get back... Also got some good shots of the guests and they will be stoked!It was all an amazing trip, thanks for organizing, the guys on the boat were stoked with you!!!

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Tuesday 28 August 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
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: July 2012
Created on: Tuesday 25 September 2012
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: July 2013
Created on: Monday 12 August 2013
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: July 2013
Created on: Friday 9 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: Thursday 15 August 2013
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 wavesA big 10 out of 10 to Terry and the full crew that makeThe melaleuca so awesome,If the wife lets me go back ill only book with the perfect Wave!! Well done guys!

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