Legends Series - Surf With Bob McTavish

From US$2,434

for 8 nights


Group - Surf Charter
Solo Travellers

The Perfection Pass Holders
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Luxury Surf Trip

Price Range

US$304 - US$304 per night



Board Type

Shortboarders, Longboarders



06 - 14 May 2017 

We all dream of surfing perfection in the tropics. The reality is we rarely get the chance to organise our mates let alone getting the opportunity to go with an absolute legend or icon of our sport/lifestyle. Come join us and surf and talk story with a legendary pioneering surfer, shaper and journeyman.

Bob McTavish is a household name. The original storyteller, short board revolution pioneer, shaper, stylist, comedian. Bob will share a lifetime of experience on your voyage. Bob shows no signs of slowing down, and will take you surfing daily.

It will sell out as there are only 14 spots aboard.

Quick Facts
    • 06 - 14 May 2017 
    • Share the boat with legendary Bob
    • Surf together, talk story
    • Luxury surf charter
    • 13 Crew for service
    • Jacuzzi on top deck
    • Diving & Fishing Available
    • 30ft Dhoni and 12 ft Tender
    • Expert surf guides
    • TPW service guarantee
    • TPW Surf Experience Manager

Sometimes in life certain opportunities present themselves that can not only change your life but, more importantly change the way you view it. One man we know that has the power to remind us all of the way every surfer should view life is Bob McTavish. A man that has lived more than a few lifetimes of amazing experiences in his life and knows a thing or two about the history of surfing and board technology. Credited with the first shortboard ever made, as well as discovering many iconic surf spots, Bob is truly a surfing pioneer. Well, here is an opportunity to hang out with Bob in the beautiful Maldives. Not only will you bask on the luxurious Carpe Vita surf charter, surfing some of the most perfect waves in Maldives, but you’ll be able to surf, hang out and talk story a legendary pioneer of our sport/lifestyle. Talk short board revolution, travel, industry, the 60’s, 70’s... you name it, Bob has a tale. Oh yeah and by the way Bob still rips and is pretty much a frothing grommet that will be pushing you to paddle out for another surf with him.

Surf and talk stories with a legendary pioneering surfer, shaper and journeyman.

Limited Availability - max 14 surfer spots

Carpe Vita surf charter - Maldives: Male and Central Atolls

30% OFF last minute deal: (6 - 14 May 2017; 8 nights) - US$2,434 per person. 

Standard cabin, twin share (cabin upgrade available at extra cost)

We had Bob on Carpe Vita in 2013 and 2015 and the trips were an absolute success for all our clients, as well as Bob. Everybody got more than a fair share of waves and enjoyed living like a king on Carpe Vita.



Carpe Vita has 10 comfortable cabins of different standards divided over 3 decks. The different cabin types are Suites (2), Superior rooms (2) and Standard rooms (6). All cabins have individually controlled air-conditioning, safety deposit boxes and TV screens with DVD players and their own private bathrooms. The electricity voltage on board is of 220V and the plugs are of 3 pins US type. 


The very spacious Suite cabins, are located at the upper deck. The cabins have king size beds which can be separated in two super single beds (39 inches), a flat screen TV plus DVD/MP3 player, desk/chair/dresser, two hanging closets, windows throughout the side of the cabin, bathroom with dual sink, bath tub and separate shower cubicle.


The Carpe Vita has two Superior cabins located on the main deck with king size beds which can be separated in two super single beds and desk/chair/dresser, hanging closet, large windows, private en-suite bathroom and shower cubicle.


A total of 6 Standard cabins are located on the cabin deck below the main deck. All cabins have one queen size bed and super single bed, desk/chair, dresser, private en-suite bathrooms with showers. All standard cabins have portholes.

Internet Connection

Wifi internet connection is available for $15/week. You can also arrange a Maldivian SIM card on arrival.

Music setup

In the lounge they have a stereo (where you can plug in with Stereo RCA) and up at the dining area there is a small stereo with a 2x3.5mm stereo cable so that anyone can plug in an iPhone/iPod.


  • One way domestic flight Male to Laamu
  • Airport transfers with meet & greet.
  • Luxury accommodation in air-conditioned cabins.
  • Full board - 3 meals daily.
  • Unlimited tea, instant/filtered coffee & mineral water.
  • 1 night fishing trip.
  • DVD & book libraries.
  • Snorkelling equipment.
  • 2 stand-up paddleboards.
  • BBQ on deserted island.
  • Local island visit.
  • 61 foot Dhoni (tender) for diving or surfing.
  • 15 ft Dinghy (tender).
  • Expert Australian Surf Experience Manager & Head guide
  • Expert local guide to assist the Head Guide
  • 2 x Dive masters (Dives and PADI certified courses cost extra)
06 May 2017 14 May 2017 8 nights 4 US$2,434

Last minute deal:

30% OFF!!

  • Prices are a from price per person based on twin share in Standard Cabin. Deluxe and Suite cabins available for extra cost. 
  • Prices shown are based on exclusive charter with a minimum of 14 persons travelling.
  • Fuel Surcharge to Central Atolls applies.
  • International & Domestic Flights – The Perfect Wave is a fully licensed wholesale travel agent that has experienced consultants ready to package flights into your package.
  • Please make sure you get flights packaged into your quote as we get the best wholesale rates with Singapore Airlines and Malaysian Airlines to Maldives.
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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.

Other Surf Experiences

Tracey (July 2015)
An absolutely wonderful experience, the vessel was superb, rooms were lovely, the food was outstanding but most importantly Brian James our surf guide found surf when there wasn't much swell. The guys got a tonne of waves and were very happy. Compliments to the chef (I bought his cookbook) and the captain. I believe there was a lot of value added in having Bob (McTavish) on the trip also, he is a legend and made the trip for us handing out prizes every night and getting everyone involved in everything. A wonderful honeymoon for us, a wonderful group of people on the boat, thank you, we look forward to trips in the future with Perfect Wave.

Rosario (July 2015)
I had the most wonderful time and caught what was for me some of the most awesome waves. Brian made sure that everyone was catered for. He was great and knew his stuff. Bob, what can I say about Bob? Humble, caring, considerate, very funny, great story teller, awesome surfer, down to earth, lovely man. Everyone else were great people too! We all just got on so easily.

I felt very welcome, relaxed and comfortable. I could go on and on about the boat, the food, snorkelling, surf and great company. We even had a few singalongs which were so fun! Brian recorded some which are pretty funny.

Please let me know when next year’s is on. I would love to do that all again. Thanks again for organising everything. It made it so easy.