Naga Laut - Mentawai

From AU$3,200

for 11 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Surf Charter
Longboarders

Bodyboarders
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

AU$291 - AU$341 per night

Season

February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November, May

Board Type

Shortboarders, Longboarders

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(20 REVIEWS)

Summary

The Naga Laut is one of the best value charters in the Mentawais - this massive boat has room to move, as well as the horsepower to get you to where you want to be. Although the boat could sleep 14 surfers, it will sail with 8 and prefers to have maximum 10. 

 

In 2019, Telo Islands surf trips are also available upon request. Even better news? No fuel surcharge will apply. This gives you the ultimate flexibility to surf either Mentawai or Telo in comfort and flexibility.

Quick Facts
    •  Up to 10 surfers per charter.
    • Very experienced surf guide.
    • Great crew.
    • Twin share cabins.
    • Air-conditioning.
    • Access to all surf breaks in the Mentawai.
    • Telo surf trips available - no fuel surcharge.

The Naga Laut is one of the best value charters in the Mentawais - this massive boat has room to move, as well as the horsepower to get you to where you want to be. Although the boat could sleep 14 surfers, it will sail with 8 and prefers to have maximum 10. Launched in late '99, Naga Laut has been continually upgraded by the owners and was originally designed exclusively for upmarket surf charters.

 

The skipper lives year-round in West Sumatra and has excellent local knowledge of swell and wind direction. Being a surfer himself, he works hard to find the best uncrowded spots, and he motors while the surfers sleep in order to get you the most time in the water.

 

The crew will be up at dawn preparing your breakfast down below while you get out there on the dawn patrol. The food is plentiful and very tasty. There is a good variety of Western and Asian style dishes. There is always salad and fresh fruit. There is plenty of water, juice, and beer.


Extra Service - Custom Boards on Order to wait for you in Padang

Why not have a quiver of surfboards, or just that extra one, designed especially for the world's most perfect waves, all ready for you upon arrival. Whether it be your normal shortboard to throw around, or a step-up to handle some juicier stuff. And what better place to try out and fine tune your fresh new stick than pumping Rifles, HT’s, Maccas or Pitstops, or any of the other many perfect wave locations. Your new custom surfboard(s) from some of the best shapers in the world, will be ready and waiting for you when you arrive on the Naga Laut in Padang, Sumatra. All you have to do is grab your new sticks, whack on a new tail pad and wax up! (Astro tail pads available for only $50.) No lugging boards around the airport. No outrageous excess baggage fees. And no pressure dings or worse damage due to negligent baggage handlers. Just a brand new custom quiver waiting for you in Paradise.

 

Any board can be tailored to suit your specific board dimensions and surfing needs. Normal short board, step-up, big wave gun, small wave fish, or retro single fin, order your next board exactly how you want it. Snap any boards during your trip, or maybe all of them, we also have a few new stock boards available for purchase for only US$550 so you do not miss out on any perfect waves.

 

Choose from Gunther Rohn, DHD, Pyzel, Patterson, or Light.


Captain And Crew - Local Knowledge

 

Skipper - Captain Ramu: Ramu has long history of driving and working on boats in local waters and across Indonesia. He took over long time captain Oyon when he retired and has filled his shoes perfectly. For many years before joining us on the Naga Laut he worked the Indonesian seas on cargo boats long before any surf charter boats were around. He then joined the surf charter industry when waves were first being explored so has a wealth of knowledge of every nook and cranny of the Sumatran waters.

 

Machine Room - Nasrun: Nasrun has worked on boats for years. Padang born and bred and grew up alongside the beach close to where the Naga Laut departs. He is the least visible crew member as he will often be tinkering out of the sight in the engine room.

 

Surf Guide - Margi: Margi is a local Mentawaian and one of the most experienced surf guides in the Mentawai Islands. In the 90's he was already there discovering surf spots with the pioneers of the Mentawai. Margi loves the ocean and surfing. And as he also wants to sneak a few perfect uncrowded waves for himself, he does a great job as surf guide as he really knows the conditions and is able to get you to the right places at the right times with low crowds.  

 

Cook - Boy: At the end of 2003, Naga Laut were fortunate to have Boy join the boat. He is an adaptable and dexterous cook and you can expect to be served meals ranging from fresh baked focaccia to roast lamb dinner to a full Chinese spread. He does a great job producing a variety of meals to suit varied tastes. After dinner however, you will often find Boy and the rest of the crew sitting on the back deck concentrating seriously in a fishing contest.

 

Boatman, Deckhand - Pardi: The ever-smiling and joking Pardi is always on standby to drop you on the peak and ready to give you a ride back to Naga Laut when you are done surfing.



Photographer - Anton: That magic wave, deep barrel, big fish or sunset Bintangs on the boat will all be captured by the ever-ready, trigger-happy Anton. He also runs the show in the saloon to make sure everything is always neat and clean, and makes sure the fridge is always stocked full of icy cold Bintangs.

 

Accommodation

Accommodation

5 x Twin share individual cabins with air conditioning
The interior is beautifully finished in polished local timbers with a spacious living area it provides all the amenities of home - including full air conditioning, satellite phone, E-mail, TV, DVD, VCD, fridge, & freezer.

 

Specifications

  • Length: 72 ft
  • Beam: 17 ft
  • Draft: 6 ft
  • Speed: 8-10kn
  • Engines: Hino EM x 220 hp
  • Generator: 220-380 V Stanford 28 Kva
  • Auxiliary: ISUZU 220 V 25 kva
  • Air conditioning: All cabins & saloon
  • TV: Panasonic 21in
  • DVD player
  • Satellite phone – available at cost
  • SSB radio
  • VHF radio
  • Life raft: Inflatable 25 passengers
  • Plotter: Garmin
  • Sounder: Garmin
  • Radar: Furuno 24
  • 2 GPS: Garmin
  • Fuel: 5000
  • Water: 4000
  • Tender: 5.2m Aluminum 'Tuff Duck' with 85hp Yamaha
  • Ful range of safety gear
Inclusions

What’s included

  • Airport transfers to and from the boat. 
  • Berth on board Naga Laut in one of 5 twin-share cabins. 
  • 2 breakfasts, lunch and dinner. Plenty of in between snacks, including fresh fruit, chocolate bars and more.
  • Drinking water, hot tea and coffee.
  • 4 beers per day, unlimited soft drink and juice.
  • Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment, spear guns and shore excursions.
  • All necessary zone permits (not including the Mentawai Surfer Tax of 1M IDR - see details below)

 

Available at extra cost:

  • If the schedule permits, extra night is possible for only US$250 / pax / night.
  • Extra carton of Bintang for only US$45 
  • Photography (for only $150 pp, get unlimited photos)

 

What’s not included

  • Flights to and from Padang
  • Hotel in Padang if needed
  • Visa fees and departure tax
  • Any additional cost resulting form late arrival or the need of early departure
  • Use of satellite phone (US$3 per minute)
  • Spirits and any other alcoholic beverages exceeding the 4 beers a day
  • Tips for the crew
  • Every surfer visiting the Mentawai is required to pay the Mentawai Regional Government Surfer Tax of IDR 1,000,000 for 15 days surfing in the region. This is normally paid on arrival in cash (Indonesian Rupiah) and collected by the local operator before departing Padang. You will be issued a wristband with dates. Please ensure you have this for your entire stay in the Mentawai.

 

 

Departure
Return
Description
Duration
Spots
Price
Notes
Availability
22 May 2019 02 Jun 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 0 -
Single spots - AU$3,850
10 Jun 2019 21 Jun 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
22 Jun 2019 03 Jul 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
05 Jul 2019 16 Jul 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
19 Jul 2019 30 Jul 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
02 Aug 2019 13 Aug 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
16 Aug 2019 27 Aug 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
30 Aug 2019 10 Sep 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
11 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 5 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
24 Sep 2019 05 Oct 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 0 -
Single spots - AU$3,850
08 Oct 2019 19 Oct 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 4 AU$3,400
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$350 p/p 
25 Oct 2019 05 Nov 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 0 -
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$350 p/p 
07 Nov 2019 18 Nov 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 0 -
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$350 p/p 
19 Nov 2019 30 Nov 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,400
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$350 p/p 
03 Jan 2020 14 Jan 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,200
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$550 p/p 
17 Jan 2020 28 Jan 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,200
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$550 p/p 
01 Feb 2020 12 Feb 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,200
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$550 p/p 
14 Feb 2020 25 Feb 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,200
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$550 p/p 
27 Feb 2020 09 Mar 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,200
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$550 p/p 
12 Mar 2020 23 Mar 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,200
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$550 p/p 
26 Mar 2020 06 Apr 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,200
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$550 p/p 
09 Apr 2020 20 Apr 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
23 Apr 2020 04 May 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 0 -
Single spots - AU$3,850
08 May 2020 19 May 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
28 May 2020 08 Jun 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
11 Jun 2020 22 Jun 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
25 Jun 2020 06 Jul 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
09 Jul 2020 20 Jul 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
23 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
06 Aug 2020 17 Aug 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
20 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
03 Sep 2020 14 Sep 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
17 Sep 2020 28 Sep 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,750
Single spots - AU$3,850
01 Oct 2020 12 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,200
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$550 p/p 
14 Oct 2020 25 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,200
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$550 p/p 
27 Oct 2020 07 Nov 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,200
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$550 p/p 
09 Nov 2020 20 Nov 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,200
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$550 p/p 
23 Nov 2020 04 Dec 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 AU$3,200
Surf off the Peak: Save AU$550 p/p 
  • Price is per person and subject to foreign exchange fluctuations
  • Prices are based on minimum of 10 persons travelling unless partially sold to individuals.


  • 2019 prices: 

    Exclusive charter up to 10 pax - AU$37,500 (just AU$3,750 p/p with 10 surfers)
    Single spots - AU$3,850 p/p
    Early/late season trips: AU$3,400 p/p (need a full charter booking to guarantee a departure)

 


  • If the schedule permits, extra night is possible for only US$250 / pax / night.
  • Please click Enquire Online to email us, or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf experience specialists.
  • TELO surf trips available upon request. SPECIAL OFFER: No fuel surcharge applies in 2019.


  • Every surfer visiting the Mentawai is required to pay the Mentawai Regional Government Surfer Tax of IDR 1,000,000 for 15 days surfing in the region. This is normally paid on arrival in cash (Indonesian Rupiah) and collected by the local operator before departing Padang. You will be issued a wristband with dates. Please ensure you have this for your entire stay in the Mentawai.

 


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
Reviews

Steve (September 2015)
Overall had an amazing surf experience great family and friends got some incredible waves and all round awesome time
The captain and crew were brilliant special mention to Dede our surf guide. Thanks guys you made the trip of a lifetime Yeeuuuw!

Emerson (Oct 2014)

The crew were great - really friendly and helpful, and the waves were amazing. You don't have to be a good surfer either - there is waves for everyone over there. So yeah it was awesome, having massive withdrawals now that I'm back, and I'm already planning the next trip - can't wait to go again. 

Justin

We have just returned from an awesome trip to the Mentawai Islands aboard the 'Naga Laut'. As it was still early season we did not score any epic swells, however we still got plenty of awesome waves. The crew aboard the 'Naga Laut' had the knowledge and experience to ensure that we surfed super fun and uncrowded waves every day, and we still managed to spend 8-10 hours in the water every day.The 'Naga Laut' was an awesome boat, the crew were great and the food was absolutely outstanding.I would highly recommend both the Perfect Wave and the 'Naga Laut', and I cannot wait to book my next trip.

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

Loved my Surf trip to the Mentawais!! Great to have everything all set up and running like clockwork from start to finish thanks to the the perfect waves work. With all the fine details and organisation set up perfectly by the perfect wave all i had to do was score some great waves which is really what we are all after!!Thanks Guys

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

The trip was awesome! The waves, the food, the crew, the weather was all epic, couldn't fault it. Thanks heaps for organising it and getting us onto that boat last minute. Will definitely be heading back. Sam

Experience Begun: May 2013
Created on: Monday 24 June 2013
Ian

Great trip with great waves for everyone. Thanks Perfect Wave. Rhonda rocks! Ian W.A.Rhonda was a great consultant, making everything easy and she was always available.As far as being on board the Naga Laut, we were surprised to be informed by Yanto nearing the end of our trip, that the pictures he took would cost us $100 each. He didn't take photos as much as I would have expected as he was quite often fishing or chilling on the boat. We did manage to bargain the price down however we expected the photos to be inclusive of the charter price.Accommodation was fantastic and always nice and cool.The crew were fantastic, however they were reluctant to share any fish caught, and we had to ask, and on occasion cook our own fish if we wanted any. Anton our manservant was a delight with his "don't touch" (while serving up our delicious meals), and Boy cooked up some fantastic food. Happy crew all round.

Experience Begun: April 2013
Created on: Tuesday 21 May 2013
Steve

I had a great trip on the Naga Laut!! Got some really nice waves and thoroughly enjoyed just kicking back. Yanto, Anton, Boy and the rest of the crew really looked after us and nothing was ever too much to ask. They really did a great job. 2nd trip and will be back for more as soon as I can. I will also look at going early season again as well. Glamour conditions and crowds not really an issue.Thanks so much. Head space has been reset!!

Experience Begun: April 2013
Created on: Tuesday 21 May 2013
Tyler

Hey Charlie, yeah it's pretty hard being back, I'm slightly depressed haha, nah the trip was amazing mate, we got really god waves, especially at Thunders one day. All the other boys seemed mega stoked on the trip, the boat and the Crew were all time, nicest crew ever.There's nothing I can say bad about the trip except that I wish it went longer. Anyway mate super stoked, cheers heaps.

Experience Begun: October 2012
Created on: Monday 29 October 2012
Rob

Scot mentioned he gave you a ring to let you know how perfect our trip went. It was amazing, everything fell into place, well matched guys on the boat, very savvy guide, consistent moderate swell, we managed to dodge the crowds and everyone agrees it was a dream trip. Rob

Experience Begun: June 2012
Created on: Thursday 26 July 2012
Paul (June 2012)

The crew were outstanding and they went the extra mile to make it an adventure to remember. The food was very good, plenty of fuel to keep the boys going. Most of us were in disbelief at how good the dishes Boy was plating up. So many highlights within the 11 day period. 

Troy

I think the crowds were good, even at the well known spots, 20+ spread out all day, we all got heaps of waves. Highlights was HT's and Thunders. Food and crew were great, boat was good. Love to go back, maybe September next year, don't think you can go wrong up there. As i said didn't get a true swell when we were there, but still got great waves, so love to see some of the breaks with swell, like E Bay, Pit Stop, Rifles, Green Bay, Macca's, which we couldn't surf. Attached a couple of photos which Yanto did a great job on. Thanks Jamie for the trip, everything ran smoothly and you were a pleasure to deal with, hassle free, would recommend The Perfect Wave to anyone.

Experience Begun: May 2012
Created on: Monday 25 June 2012
ben hazell

just got back from mentawais sickest trip had great waves food was awesome and the crew were unreal and yanto i would follow that guy anywhere not many people know that place like him thanks boys we will be back

Experience Begun: March 2012
Created on: Tuesday 20 March 2012
Pete

We had an awesome trip. Had good waves everyday. Yanto is the best guide. Everyday he was onto it and wind, swell, everything. We had waves to ourselves on a couple of different days. One arvo we even got macca's to ourselves. We had all types of waves from fun to heavy. Food was awesome and the rest of the crew were no worries. Would book with Yanto again for sure.Thanks heaps.

Experience Begun: July 2011
Created on: Friday 26 August 2011
Trent

Excellent trip. Almost got sick of surfing some days! Plenty of swell for the entire trip. Yanto our surf guide is the best in the Mentawais and was on the ball with swell and crowd predictions every time. We arrived at most breaks with either no or minimal crowds. Food and service from crew on the Naga Laut was awesome and couln't be faulted. The guys that were put on board to make up the numbers fitted in well with us and we all had a blast. Have already recommended the boat to others. Awesome trip, gunna have to go again for sure!

Experience Begun: June 2011
Created on: Thursday 28 July 2011
Glen M

This was my first trip to the Mentawai, something that I have been wanting to do for some time now. Having said that I guess you could say that my expectations were quite high of what I should expect from the trip. Thank you so much Rhonda for making the planning of the trip a breeze, you took all the work and worry out of it for us so all we had to worry about was selecting our quiver and getting on a plane. The boat "Naga Laut" was very roomy and comfortable, I would definately recommend this boat and crew to anyone thinking of doing a boat charter. The crew onboard were very professional and the food was first class the whole trip. Thanks "Boy". Our surf guide "Yanto" a local from the Mentawai, would have to be the one person to tie it all together. His knowledge of the waves and conditions is second to none. On more than one occasion we found ourselves surfing quality waves on our own with just the 7 of us from the boat. We were very lucky to have good to excellent swell throughout the entire trip. The photography service that Yanto provided was popular with all onboard and once again very professional, adding valuable picture memories of this Trip of a Lifetime. I honestly can't find anything about the trip, from the initial contact with Rhonda to our transfers back to our flights out of Indonesia to complain about. If you are thinking about doing a trip to the Mentawai, don't look past the "Naga Laut" and Yanto and his friendly and competent crew. Thanks Perfect Wave Travel Co. I look forward to booking my next trip with you.

Experience Begun: June 2011
Created on: Friday 1 July 2011
Matt

I had a wonderful trip on the Naga Laut. The boat was a great size and was comfrotable. The crew were great, always smiling and helpful and providing great food and service to us. The surf guide Yanto was very knowledgable and made a good plan for us based upon the weather/swell conditions and the abilities of all the surfers. I would recommend the Naga Laut for any trip to the Mentawai's.

Experience Begun: June 2011
Created on: Friday 1 July 2011
Joel

Waves could have been better as i have been to the Ments before and but we surfed everyday and there was a couple of days that were really good. The boat and the crew were awesome, with captain and crew doing everything a guest would want from them and more. The food was wicked and the beers always cold. Yanto the guide was onto it everyday with a plan and also took some great photos of us in the surf. I will defiantly book the Naga again. Thanks to The Perfect Wave to as from the moment we first talked to Jamie to the call when we got back, you were great to deal with and very professional. All our travel was painless and no hiccups at all.Thanks again to everyone and look forward to next years trip with you guys.

Experience Begun: January 2008
Created on: Monday 6 September 2010
Simon

Hey Jamie, Just wanted to let you know that I had a good trip but didn’t really get any good swell. We had 3 days in the middle of the trip but the other days were generally small but still fun. The crew of the Naga Laut were excellent and really looked after us. Every crew member did there best to make it a good trip for us. Could you please let Seb know what a great crew he has on the Naga Laut. Thank you again for organising the trip. Simon

Experience Begun: May 2010
Created on: Thursday 24 June 2010
Susie

To Jamie and Rhonda at the Perfect Wave,Just thought I'd let you know, Stephen had a fantastic time on the surf trip. Thankyou to you both for your efforts with such a rush job. Stephen said everything ran smoothly. He raved about the waves, the boat, he said the staff on the boat were fantastic, friendly and helpful and couldn't do enough for you. Said the food was like restaurant food, and plenty of it. He honestly couldn’t fault anything. He had an absolute ball. Loved every minute of it.Didn’t end up using one of his flights (from Padang to Jakarta) as the captain of the boat managed to get him on the flight from Padang to KL, which worked out better for him as he was with all the boys. Once again, thankyou so much for everything. You definitely do your jobs very well and I know for sure Stephen would recommend you guys to anyone he hears of wanting a great surf trip.Susie – NSWJuly08

Experience Begun: July 2008
Created on: Thursday 11 February 2010
Mike

The trip was absolutely fantastic. I have been on four trips to Indo in the last five years and this was the best trip by far and I will definitely be back. I didn't get the biggest waves of my life nor the biggest barrels but the end product was unreal. The crew are helpful with a cautious captain organising our travel around the Mentawais. The boat was well above my expectations. I do have a motto "low expectations gives you a high success rate".The surf is safe as the waves break into deep water including Rifles, Maccas and HTs on a higher tide. On the second day I was lucky enough to surf 5 different breaks in one day that incorporated almost 9 hrs of surf time. What more do you want in a day.......Several bintangs and four huge meals .......and of course fruit in between with a Pooh man Nomination!!!!!!! (Pooh man - too long a story for this email)Not to forget some light humorous conversation after dark….Mike - NSWJune09

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