Kudanil Explorer - West Papua, Sumba, Rote and Timor

From NZ$10,012

for 5 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Surf Charter
Longboarders

Uncrowded Waves
Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Ultimate Luxury

Price Range

NZ$2,002 - NZ$4,398 per night

Season

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

Board Type

Shortboarders, Longboarders, SUP

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(8 REVIEWS)

Summary

Every year, Kudanil Explorer cruises some of the most remote parts of Indonesia to offer a few lucky guests incredible surfing, scuba diving and culture experiences in places such as West Papua, Rote and Sumba plus a lot of other non-surfing areas such as Komodo & Raja Ampat (Great for diving. Could be combined with a surf trip upon request).

 

This amazing and modern exploration vessel offers 8 luxurious and spacious double cabins, each with own balcony! There's 21 members crew for top-notch service. 

Quick Facts
    • One of the most amazing surf charters on the planet. 
    • Luxurious, spacious and stable.
    • Each cabin has own amazing balcony.
    • WiFi and entertainment available in each cabin.
    • 21 crew members for service.
    • 3 support vessels for surfing, diving and extra activities.
    • Chase remote, uncrowded waves.
    • Experienced crew.

Kudanil Explorer is a magnificent 50m long exploration vessel: It features 8 beautiful, luxurious double guest staterooms, each with their own balcony and in-room WiFi and entertainment system. The shared spaces include a beautiful dining room, a sun deck jacuzzi, a library, a lounge deck, a spa and an outdoor restaurant.

 

This ship was originally a Safety Standby Vessel, meaning that it's structure and design make it extremely spacious, comfortable and safe, able to voyage into the most remote corners of Indonesia without and problems.

  

It will cruise at 10-14 knots and comes equipped with 3 support vessels that you can use for surf transfers as well as diving trips, island hopping or exploration:

  • 8 m RIB with 350 hp Cummins diesel engine (with complete electronic package) for long range exploration.
  • 6-meter aluminium tender with twin Yamaha engines 
  • third tender with a single Yamaha engine 


 

To complement all these facilities and luxurious equipment are 21 crew members to serve you and your group to the best of their ability, so that all your needs are met.

 

Captain and the crew

 

Thibaud Epstein - Co-Founder and Operator

Born in 1981 in France, Thibaud started sailing with his father at the age of 6.  He has been working in Indonesia as a ship owner for 10 years, for his uncle Remi. They developed the Kudanil Explorer Yacht together and he runs the operations of the ship. Thibaud tailor makes the cruise to the guest preference. He loves surfing and diving, exploring remote parts of Indonesia, and accompanied by expert guides, he endeavors to deliver the best possible guest experience.
 

Captain Wayan - Master

Born in Surabaya in April 1968, Wayan is Balinese born in Java. Wayan is part of the Kudanil team and has been working with Remi, the owner, since 1995. During this time with Kudanil, he has worked as captain on supply vessels in the oil industry in Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Japan and Indonesia, achieving a perfect safety record. Before joining Kudanil, worked for Dutch shipowner Wijsmuller and specialised in ship delivery all around the world.
 

Captain Achmad - Chief Officer

Achmad has been a part of the Kudanil team since 2003. He has worked throughout the conversion of the ship. Before working on the Kudanil Explorer, he was captain of supply vessel MV Kudanil operating in oil field offshore Java. He has worked offshore for 12 years and built a perfect safety record on the field.
 

 

Wahyu Kelana - Head Steward

In Indonesian traditional language, Kelana means “traveller”. Amongst other Wahyu’s previous jobs, he has worked in the Mediterranean, the Baltic and the Caribbean seas, on cruise ships as head bar tender. In his last job, Wahyu was head steward on the Waow, the biggest dive phinisi operating in Indonesia, sailing from Bali to Maluccu, Raja Ampat and Cendrawasih Bay. He has joined Kudanil Explorer in April 2018, where his experience on cruise ships and Phinisi combine perfectly.
 


Adi Rochman - Chef

Central Java, Indonesia. Adi studied Tourism and hospitality in Jogjakarta. After graduating, he worked in several hotels around his home town before specialising in cooking where he could best express his creativity. Adi joined the Woaw in 2012, luxury dive phinisi as a sous chef, and became chef after 10 months. In May 2018, he joined the Kudanil Explorer. Adi cooks at the intersection of Indonesian and western cuisine with a sense of presentation which makes each meal an integral part of the Kudanil Explorer guest experience.

 

Novita Fitri - Stewardess

Novita has studied hospitality at the Sumba Hospitality Foundation, which teaches hospitality to underprivileged kids of Sumba, with a focus on sustainable tourism. Novita then finished her training in Bali, at the resort Suarga Padang Padang before joining the Kudanil Explorer in February 2018. Novita was the first hospitality crew to join our yacht. 
 
 

Accommodation

Kudanil Explorer features 8 amazing state rooms, each with a capacity of 2 people. Additional bed available for children upon request.

Each state room boasts a 15 sqm bedroom with one king-size bed or two single beds.

  • Central air-conditioning, adjustable in each cabin.
  • Ensuite 4.5 sqm bathroom.
  • Each room also has a private balcony (11 sqm) fitted with a day bed, 2 chairs and a coffee table.
  • WiFi accessible in all cabins.
  • Entertainment system, including movies and TV series, accessible in all cabins.

 

Main Deck

  • spa
  • indoor restaurant & bar
  • library lounge

 

Upper Deck

  • Eight (8) 30.5 sqm private cabins, featuring a 15 sqm bedroom with one king-size bed or two single beds.

 

Top Deck

  • sun lounge
  • outdoor restaurant
  • sky saloon
  • jacuzzi

 

Diving Equiment

  • Diving Equipment for 16 people
  • 2 fixed compressors with Nitrox

  

Support Vessels

  • One 8 meter RIB with 350 hp Cummins diesel engine driving a jet propulsion unit with complete electronic package for long range exploration.
  • One 6 meter aluminium LCT wtih twin 115 hp Yamaha 4 strokes outboard engines equipped with echo sounder and VHF.
  • One Avon offshore RIB with 60 hp Yamaha 4 strokes engine equipped with echo sounder and VHF.

 

Sports Equiment

  • 2 Paddle Boards
  • 6 Transparent Kayaks
  • Wakeboard
  • Waterski

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Inclusions

The full charter (exclusive bookings) rates include:

  • Accommodation with private balcony.
  • All-inclusive meals and soft drinks drinks. (Alcohol costs extra)
  • Dive gear and unlimited dives
  • Expedition leader, Surf guide & PADI dive instructor 
  • WiFi internet connection
  • Entertainment system in each cabin.
  • 21 crew members for service.
  • 3 support vessels for surfing, diving and extra activities. 

     

    Extra Cost:

  • Spa treatments
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Crew gratuities

  

 

Open boat rates (individual bookings) include:

  • Accommodation with private balcony.
  • All-inclusive meals and soft drinks drinks. (Alcohol costs extra). 
  • Expedition leader and surf guide.
  • WiFi internet connection.
  • Entertainment system in each cabin.
  • 21 crew members for service.
  • 3 support vessels for surfing, diving and extra activities. 

 

Extra Cost:

  • Spa treatments
  • Alcoholic drinks 
  • Crew gratuities

 


Departure
Return
Description
Duration
Spots
Price
Notes
Availability
12 Dec 2019 17 Dec 2019 Surf Charter 5 nights 12 NZ$10,012

West Papua

26 Jan 2020 02 Feb 2020 Surf Charter 7 nights 0 -

West Papua

05 Feb 2020 12 Feb 2020 Surf Charter 7 nights 12 NZ$14,004

West Papua

15 Feb 2020 22 Feb 2020 Surf Charter 7 nights 12 NZ$14,004

West Papua

25 Feb 2020 03 Mar 2020 Surf Charter 7 nights 12 NZ$14,004

West Papua

03 Apr 2020 10 Apr 2020 Surf Charter 7 nights 0 -

Sumba / East Nusa Tengarra

17 Apr 2020 27 Apr 2020 Surf Charter 10 nights 12 NZ$19,992

Sumba / East Nusa Tengarra

09 May 2020 20 May 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 12 NZ$21,988

Sumba / East Nusa Tengarra

23 May 2020 03 Jun 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 12 NZ$21,988

Sumba / East Nusa Tengarra

08 Aug 2020 15 Aug 2020 Surf Charter 7 nights 12 NZ$14,004

Sumba / East Nusa Tengarra

18 Aug 2020 25 Aug 2020 Surf Charter 7 nights 12 NZ$14,004

Sumba / East Nusa Tengarra

PRICING SYSTEM:

    • The above prices are based on 12 surfers sharing the full boat. The vessel can take up to 16 people in total. 
    • The full charter price, if you book and pay deposit before 31 December 2019 is 13,500 USD per night + 10% tax.
    • If you book and deposit from 1 January 2020 onwards, the boat price is 16,500 USD per night + 10% tax.
    • If you charter the entire boat, diving is included (incl. dive gear, unlimited dives, guide & PADI dive instructor). On the occasional join-in / open boat trips, diving is not included. 


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The full charter (exclusive bookings) rates include:


  • Accommodation with private balcony.
  • All-inclusive meals and soft drinks drinks. (Alcohol costs extra)
  • Dive gear and unlimited dives
  • Expedition leader, Surf guide & PADI dive instructor 
  • WiFi internet connection
  • Entertainment system in each cabin.
  • 21 crew members for service.
  • 3 support vessels for surfing, diving and extra activities. 


    Services available upon request (extra cost): 


  • Spa treatments
  • Alcoholic drinks 


      

    Open boat rates (individual bookings) include:


  • Accommodation with private balcony.
  • All-inclusive meals and soft drinks drinks. (Alcohol costs extra). 
  • Expedition leader and surf guide.
  • WiFi internet connection.
  • Entertainment system in each cabin.
  • 21 crew members for service.
  • 3 support vessels for surfing, diving and extra activities. 


Services available upon request (extra cost): 


  • Spa treatments
  • Alcoholic drinks 



 

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.

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Reviews

Harry S. (March 2019)

This is by far the best ship I have ever been on. The crew is amazing in every way. The food is fantastic. I laughed all week and now I feel like cry. I can’t wait to be back in November.

Jason F. – Flores, Alor & Maluku (Sep/Oct 2018)

Simply beautiful. A unique experience we had crossing the Banda Sea with this crew of dedicated, passionate people. I’ll see you next March!

Ime A. & Friends (December 2018)

We had an amazing time aboard Kudanil Explorer. The ship and service are wonderful. Nothing is too difficult for the crew.  They all went above & beyond to make our cruise a great experience. Thibaud & Anitha are always there to make sure everything went smoothly. Thank you for everything. 

Yvonne K. (July 2018)

Best vacation ever. We felt like we had come home to people who really cared about our welfare and needs. Lovely, lovely crew. Always looking for the unusual, interesting sights and special places.

Alam W. (December 2018)

Great ship with beautiful and fine facilities. We had a wonderful 6 night expedition of Raja Ampat. Great services and delicious foods – fresh croissants, fresh juices. Wonderful staff and owners.

David L. & Family – Raja Ampat / Papua (Jan 2019)

Compliments of the season. The West Papua trip was sensational. Great boat, great owner, great staff!!! Diving and surfing superb! Great great trip! Thank you

Ime (December 2018)

We had an amazing time onboard the Kudanil Explorer. The service and the ship are wonderful, nothing is too difficult to the crew. They all go above and beyond to make our cruise a great experience. 

Alam (December 2018)

Great ship with beautiful and fine facilities. We had a wonderful 7-days expedition of Raja Ampat. Great service and delicious foods - fresh croissants, fresh juices! Wonderful staff and owners.