The Naga Laut is one of the best-value boats in Mentawai Islands – the surfers’ Mecca. It started its journey in the late 1999 and has been continually improved, while the crew has been providing consistently good service ever since. With a strong Aussie dollar, you can jump on board and have a surf trip of your lifetime for as low as AU$2,226 (*as of 6/MAY/2011 – prices subject to exchange rates change).

You are taken care of from the moment you land in Padang. They will transport you to the boat from the airport, take you to the best surf breaks in the area and provide quality meals all the way. The boat is specifically built for surf trips and it has all modern equipment – full air-conditioning, new satellite phone iridium, TV, DVD, VCD, fridge, freezer, fishing and snorkeling gear and safety gear.

The capacity is 10 surfers in 5 twin-share individual cabins with air-conditioning and there is also a large living area where you will enjoy Indonesian, Italian and Chinese cuisine with your beers (and 4 per day/person are complimentary). Tea, coffee, bottled water and snacks are always on hand.

The Perfect Wave is running several exclusive charters in the peak season aboard this vessel and there are still some prime-time spots available. Exclusive special: Book for 9 guys and the 10th person travels for FREE.

Availability schedule and more info on the boat: Please see it HERE.

What is included in your surf trip with The Naga Laut?

  • 10 days/11 nights (unless otherwise specified) onboard Naga Laut.
  • All transfers to/from Padang Airport to/from port.
  • Air-conditioned single berth on board Naga Laut.
  • All meals, drinking water, hot drinks.
  • Sodas, juice & 4 beers per day.
  • All necessary zone permits.
  • Use of basic fishing and snorkelling equipment, speargun & shore excursions.
  • US$3/day Mentawai Government Tax.

What do previous guests say?

Simon (May 2010):
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.

Mike (June 2009):

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….

Susie (July 2008):

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.

Joel (January 2008):

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.

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