• Just Dreaming
Just Dreaming - Panaitan Island

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From 1434pp for 9 Nights


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

Quick Facts

    • 50ft cutter-rigged ketch.
    • Snorkelling  fishing gear.
    • Incredibly experienced crew.
    • 3 hearty meals per day.
    • Plenty of snacks and fruit.

SUMMARY

Just Dreaming is a 50ft cutter-rigged ketch powered by a 98HP Ford diesel which can take up to a maximum of 8 surfers. She has a TV, Stereo (tape/radio/CD player), VCR, Shower & toilet, additional deck shower, snorkelling gear and fishing gear all the facilities you need to explore West Java & the Panaitan Island.

OTHER SAY...

"No exaggeration, this was the best trip I ever had. We scored Panaitan rights (illusions and Indicators) off shore and uncrowded for eight days of our trip, btween 3 and 6ft. The boat was a bit cramped with eight punters, one guide and three crew but it was clean and the cr"

- John
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"Hi guys, I'd like to take this oppurtunity to say thanks for an unbelievanle experience, Olly is an exceptional skipper whose knowledge of the breaks and island is highly recommendable, his cool character set the tone for an amazing adventure and he led by example by chargin"

- Gary
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"Just wanted to touch base and thank you both for all your help and support in getting our trip up and running. The boys had an awesome time, and while we didn’t get a ‘swell’ as such, we surfed at least twice a day in 2 – 4 foot waves that were above and beyond th"

- Ryan
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"I have just arrived home from your last trip out to the panitans. We had great waves, Napalms was amazing, and i'd love to come back and get illusions good (it was onshore, but still heaps fun) the crew were great, the food was really good. Ollie was super aware and respo"

- Pete
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"Our first sight of the waves was an over head glassy barrel funnelling down the reef at Napalms. The wave was greeted with collective hoots onboard as we all scrambled to get amongst it. The rest of the day and the next were spent scoring perfect head high and head high plus"

- Chris
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"We arrived at Panaitan and weather was calm, we had a good trip down with calm winds the whole way down. The trip started off with some 3 foot, super clean napalm. It was a great intro for the boys. The next day we were expecting a large swell and the boys were keen for s"

- Unknown
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"Hey Jamie, Sorry for the very late reply, has taken me till today to get all the photos off the boys after our Paniatan Island trip in July. We scored awesome waves throughout the trip and I’ve attached a few pictures. I cannot speak too highly of Olly and all the boys "

- Dale
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About this Surf Charter

Overview

Just Dreaming was the first surf charter boat operating in the West Java and Panaitan Island Region.

Just Dreaming is a 50-ft cutter-rigged ketch powered by a 98HP Ford diesel which can take up to a maximum of 8 surfers. She has a TV, Stereo (tape/radio/CD player), VCR, Shower & toilet, additional deck shower, snorkelling gear and fishing gear

Captain  & Crew

Aussie owner & skipper, John – a great surfer himself - has been operating in West Java for around 10 years so knows the island and the surf conditions really well.

Captain Ismanto, their highly experienced Indonesian skipper, actually sailed Just Dreaming all the way up from Bali in 1991. He is also an experienced lifeguard, fisherman, free diver, marine mechanic and surfer, and speaks really good English. He is the one who originally taught John about the area, the best surf breaks, the National Parks etc. Ismanto, together with John, found secret breaks that they now share with their passengers.

The third skipper Olly, his tickets are Master 5/Skipper 3 and MED 2 (marine engine driver), he started working on boats when he left school as a deckhand with cray fishing boats, then tuna long lining before skippering a tuna boat in 2005. He moved to Broome, WA and skippered pearl boats till he came to Indonesia in 2005, he started working with Just Dreaming last year.

Cookie is Indonesian and can dish up one hell of a feed and all reports praise him highly. Sibby, the deckie, would do anything to make sure all is ok with the passengers.

Ismanto, Cookie and Sibby have been with John since 2001 when he purchased Just Dreaming, so if there are waves to found, we can be sure the boys will find it. Sibby speaks good english as well.

Surf Breaks

  • One Palm Point – is a reef break, marked by a single sentinel palm. It is one of Indonesia's left-hand wonders. Waves here peel perfectly from outside to inside, barreling the whole way over a shallow bottom that inspires paranoia but creates record-time tube rides. Indeed this is not a place for timid or inexperienced wave riders.
  • Apocalypse – is a great surprise because it doesn't look like much as you approach it from behind, but you will discover a feisty wave that peaks, walls, plumes, and fires. The water is quite deep at the take-off point, but a combination of funneled wave speeds, strong offshore winds and a receptive and stationary reef causes incoming swells to rise fast, hover before hollowing out and then break defiantly.
  • Napalms – a fun barreling left
  • Illusions – a right hand point break nearly as perfect as One Palm Point.
  • Dave’s Place – fast barreling left
  • Crock and Rolls – another classic left hander
  • SS – Ideal wave for the natural footer looking for the keg of a lifetime
  • There's also a couple of mellow breaks including Pussy's (left) and the Bommie (right).

 

Accommodation

Boat Features:
  • Air conditioned dormitory-style accommodation sleeping up to 8 guests.
  • TV with VCR, DVD and Blu-Ray player.
  • Stereo with radio, cassette and CD player as well as connections for mp3, iPod and iPhones.
  • Western style internal shower & on-deck shower.
  • Western style toilet.
  • Wide variety of recreational equipment, including fishing, spearfishing and snorkelling gear.
  • Modern refrigerator, freezer and commercial ice-making facilities.
  • Back-up 240V generator for all power needs.
  • Stereo (tape/radio/CD player).
  • Shower & toilet & deck shower.Radar.
  • GPS and plotter.
  • Depth sounder.
  • VHF/HF/27MEG radios.
  • Inflatable life jackets / MOB equipment.
  • Life raft.
  • EPIRB.
  • First aid kits.
  • Tender with outboard.
  • Satellite phone.

Inclusions

 

    • Return transfers to/from Jakarta airport to/from Anyer Harbour.
    • Charter accommodation.
    • All surf transfers in tender to and from Just Dreaming.
    • 3 hearty meals per day.
    • Plenty of snacks and fruit.
    • Unlimited soft drinks, cordial, water, tea and coffee.
    • All use of recreational equipment on board, such as snorkelling, fishing and spearfishing gear.
    • All use of safety equipment if required.
    • The required Indonesian Government and National Park permits and surf levies.
  • Use of all recreational equipment on board.
  • FREE case of beer per person if you book with The Perfect Wave. In addition, you can request additional beers/spirits purchased at the local Indonesian price, which you will find is much cheaper than regular Western prices.

The charter departs from Anyar Harbour which is an approximate 2 hour drive pending on traffic conditions from Jakarta airport.

As well as the great surf out on the ocean, you can also explore the amazing natural jungle on land, which is part of the Ujung Kulon National Park, or climb the famous Krakatoa, a live volcano! Panaitan is home to an isolated population of wild deer, tigers, panthers, snakes and numerous other forms of rare and endangered wildlife

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 13 Sep 2014 9 Nights 8 1434  
15 Sep 2014 24 Sep 2014 9 Nights 8 1434  
26 Sep 2014 05 Oct 2014 9 Nights 8 1434  
07 Oct 2014 16 Oct 2014 9 Nights 8 1434  
Schedule last updated: 03 July 2014
  • FREE case of beer per person if you book with The Perfect Wave - every 2014 charter!
  • Price in the above pricing table is a per person price in GBP / EUROS and subject to foreign exchange fluctuations!
  • These are example packages and most packages can be adjusted to cater for your requirements. Please contact us for a tailored package to meet your needs.
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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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John

No exaggeration, this was the best trip I ever had. We scored Panaitan rights (illusions and Indicators) off shore and uncrowded for eight days of our trip, btween 3 and 6ft. The boat was a bit cramped with eight punters, one guide and three crew but it was clean and the crew did everything they could to help us enjoy our time on the Ketch. Johno the guide was relaxed and informative, giving us waves constantly, taking great photos for a reasonable price and giving us advice on how to approach each of the waves we surfed. Danna the cook did an amazing job with the fish blokes caught and the curries and indo dishes (pisang goreng) were beautiful. Manto the skipper and Sibi the deckie were legends and made us feel safe and thoroughly looked after at all times. If you are thinking about this trip stop thinking and just book it. You won't be disappointed.

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

Hi guys, I'd like to take this oppurtunity to say thanks for an unbelievanle experience, Olly is an exceptional skipper whose knowledge of the breaks and island is highly recommendable, his cool character set the tone for an amazing adventure and he led by example by charging the hardest at One Palm Point, the food was great all thanks to Baba Hanky. Sivy and Manto knowledge of fishing and the little channels in and around the bay insured that we caught alot of fish which was most enjoyable. I will not hesitate to recommend the trip to friends and you can count on me coming back next year. I will be uploading some photo's and I have a nice one of Olly and the Just Dreaming Boat that I will tag you in and can be used in the boats advertising library. Huge thanks to Josh at The Perfect Wave for hooking this trip up for me, couldn’t have done it without him and I’d highly recommend his services to anyone else out there looking to jump on a charter to Indo! Regards, Gary

Experience Begun: August 2011
Created on: Thursday 25 August 2011
Ryan

Just wanted to touch base and thank you both for all your help and support in getting our trip up and running. The boys had an awesome time, and while we didn’t get a ‘swell’ as such, we surfed at least twice a day in 2 – 4 foot waves that were above and beyond the standard we would surf at home. A couple of the last days around at Rangers Station were super fun and everyone got some great barrels. Will shoot through a big folder full of pictures from the whole trip once the boys have finished sorted and editing them. Everyone was stoked!!! The crew were complete legends, the food was amazing, accommodation was perfect and the area itself is amazing! Everyone is super keen to get back over there, that’s for sure! Just wanted to let you know again that it was awesome and thank you once again! Can’t wait to get back over there!

Experience Begun: February 2011
Created on: Thursday 31 March 2011
Pete

I have just arrived home from your last trip out to the panitans. We had great waves, Napalms was amazing, and i'd love to come back and get illusions good (it was onshore, but still heaps fun) the crew were great, the food was really good. Ollie was super aware and responsive to everything that was going on throughout the trip, he was an awesome host. it was amazing how the whole crew just slipped around the boat, doing so much, making everything run so smoothly, but you would hardly notice them. i can only imagine that it would be hard to keep that level of service throughout the season, but with something like 4 months down they seem to be taking it all in their stride. an awesome trip, I had a great time. thanks Pete

Experience Begun: August 2010
Created on: Monday 06 September 2010
Chris

Our first sight of the waves was an over head glassy barrel funnelling down the reef at Napalms. The wave was greeted with collective hoots onboard as we all scrambled to get amongst it. The rest of the day and the next were spent scoring perfect head high and head high plus barrelling lefts at Napalms and Tettes. By the end of day two we had all donated both skin and fibreglass to the Napalms reef but had the smiles of surf stoked men. The next 4 or five days are somewhat of a blur as the trip went from great to insane. We were greeted with wet season like conditions which meant the rights were on. Illusions was pumping and the boys made the most of it clocking up 6 to 8 hrs in the water. One day blurred into the next and we continued to score perfect, uncrowded, overhead waves. A brief stint at Apocalypse managed to impress all the boys as we watched a couple of pros pulling into stand up barrels on waves that have to be seen to be believed. As the swell dropped and the trades started to blow four ship wrecked Javanese locals emerged from the jungle and swam out to the boat. These guys hadn't eaten for 5 days and had been wondering through the jungle looking for help. After giving them a feed and some dry clothes we motored to the main land to drop them off and managed to surf a few waves in a magical bay called Angels before heading back to Panaitan Island. The next couple of days were small and we spent time at the top of the main bay surfing Croc n Rolls. Fun lefts and rights were had by all as we waited for the swell to hit in hope One Palm would turn it on. We woke on our second to last day with swell lines rolling through so we pulled the pick and headed for One Palm. The sight that greeted us as we pulled up was one I won’t forget any time soon. Perfect 3-4 ft barrels pouring down the reef with such perfection it was hard to believe. What a way to finish off a trip!! As we motored back to port we were met with an impressive lightning storm that lite up this incredibly beautiful place. As the final beers were drunk, the tunes cranked and the smiles on the boys faces said it all. A huge thanks to Siby, Manto, Cooky and Olly for a brilliant trip. I hope to see you again soon fellas!

Experience Begun: July 2010
Created on: Monday 06 September 2010
Unknown

We arrived at Panaitan and weather was calm, we had a good trip down with calm winds the whole way down. The trip started off with some 3 foot, super clean napalm. It was a great intro for the boys. The next day we were expecting a large swell and the boys were keen for some bigger napalm which we scored.... solid 5 foot, heavy barrels, the same day we surfed 5 foot one palm, heaps of barrels for everybody. Next 2 days we surfed napalms and tetes, clean 3 foot conditions. The winds were good for the rights as well, and we surfed illusions 3 to 4 foot clean and doing its thing. Apocalypse was 6 foot solid, heavy barrels, but only broke briefly due to a wind change. The rest of the trip saw us doing the rounds of the bay with great head and and half high waves at napalms in the mornings then across to the rights when the tide dropped for great long walls at illusions. We ended up with 2 great surfs at Apocalypse, one was 4 foot and super fun. The next was 6 foot plus grinding barrels which were as wide as they were high.....very impressive! This was a ten day trip and saw the boys score great clean waves everyday.

Experience Begun: June 2010
Created on: Wednesday 07 July 2010
Dale

Hey Jamie, Sorry for the very late reply, has taken me till today to get all the photos off the boys after our Paniatan Island trip in July. We scored awesome waves throughout the trip and I’ve attached a few pictures. I cannot speak too highly of Olly and all the boys on "Just Dreaming", as they were great and made sure that we were all very well looked after. This included travel time, great food, good beer and fucking unbelievable waves. We scored One palm about 4-6 foot a couple of days with only a few of us out. Also scored 3-4 foot Napalms with just us boys out for about 4 hours. Its October now and we are still pumped about the trip. Thanks for all your help in organizing the trip, made life a hell of a lot easier. Trying to sort out attaching photos.. my computer keeps fucking up so I’ll try and get them to you eventually... Cheers again mate Dale Cowling

Experience Begun: July 2009
Created on: Thursday 11 February 2010
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