Melaleuca - Mentawai

From US$1,796

for 11 nights

IDEAL FOR

Group - Surf Charter
Solo Travellers

Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating

Mid-Range

Price Range

US$163 - US$206 per night

Season

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

Board Type

Shortboarders, Longboarders, SUP

AVERAGE REVIEW RATING
(15 REVIEWS)

Summary
The 80 foot Melaleuca boasts traditional Indonesian design with all the modern amenities and safety features of a Western style boat. She has over 4,000 Square Feet of Comfort and living space and offers some of the best value in the Mentawais. More interior living space under A/C and more exterior living space to spread out and take in the sights than any other local boat.
 
The Western surf guide and Indonesian crew will make sure that you get to the choice waves you want and catch some tasty fish along the way. You can book up to a total of 12 passengers and enjoy your days surfing and your nights celebrating life in the Ments.
Quick Facts

      • max 10-12 surfers
      • experienced surf guide
      • large and spacious
      • free beers 
      • value for money
      • twin & triple a/c cabins
      • experienced crew
      • very popular boat

Melaleuca features traditional Indonesian design with all the modern amenities and safety features of a western style boat. 80 feet of comfort and space at the best value in the Mentawais. The interior space boasts air-conditioning and exterior living space enables you to spread out and take in the sights. The surf guide and Indonesian crew will make sure that you get to the waves you want and catch fish along the way. Bring up to 12 surfers and get ready to have the surf trip of a lifetime!


The main salon is equipped with comfortable couches, a bar, a flat screen TV, DVD player and stereo. The separate dining area is a nice feature for large groups. Six individual cabins make for a more luxurious feel than the dorm style. The Melaleuca has two 3-person cabins, three 2-person cabins and a surf guide cabin all with their own a/c units for individual comfort. Two bathrooms, one with an interior entrance allows you to stay dry and go during foul weather.


The exterior is more spacious than any other local boat. The upper deck is huge with a booming stereo that you can hear in the lineup if you like. Half the upper deck is open and half is covered. You get real cool shade with our hard top, unlike the tarps of most local boats. Suntan your chick or get out of the sun and spread out in the cool shade with unobstructed views of your mates getting barreled. The fishing station is also covered with a hard top and gives great access to some of the best fishing anywhere. Plenty of covered, easy access board storage, an outside shower and swim platform finish off this magnificent, spacious living area.

The Melaleuca is powered by twin Mitsubishi 8DC9's with 320 HP each. Two Mitsubishi PS100, 250 volt generators provide the electricity. A cruising speed of 8 to 12 knots will get you to the waves and have you catching tasty fresh fish from break to break. Electronics include, Furuno Radar, Furuno GPS, Furuno Echo Sounder, Kenwood SSB Radio, Icom VHF Radio and Satellite Phone. Safety features include, seven fire extinguishers, a 20-person capacity life raft, 20 life preservers, SSB and VHF radio communications, one EPIRB, flares, smoke and emergency alarms. A 20 foot chauffer driven tender with 40 horsepower will get everyone where they need to go.


Captain & Crew

The Captain of Melaleuca  is K. Saragih who has loads of experience in the the Mentawais and knows the area like no other. The surf guide is Terry Beathe who is an expert on Mentawai Islands and will get you to uncrowded quality breaks during your trip. He's done 22 winters in Indonesia and with a lot of guiding work on boats and land during this time. His total experience spans over 38 years working in the surfing industry: glassing, shaping, life-guard duties and, of course, guiding.

 

The chef prepares a variety of foods including traditional Indonesian cuisine, western style cuisine, sushi, sashimi, vegetarian and other foods to please every palate. Included daily with your 3 huge meals are all kinds of snacks, beverages and 3 icy cold beers. Extra beers are available per request. The crew is seasoned and has many years experience in Western Sumatra and the Mentawais.

 

Accommodation
  • Two 3-person cabins, three 2-person cabins and a surf guide cabin all with their own a/c units for individual comfort.
  • Two bathrooms, one with an interior entrance.
  • Leght: 80ft.
  • Cruising speed: 8-10 knots.
  • Engine: twin Mitsubishi 8DC9's with 320 HP each.
  • Generator: Two Mitsubishi PS100 250 volt.
  • Radio: Icom VHF.
  • Radar: Furuno.
  • GPS: Furuno.
  • Sounder: Furuno Echo.
  • 20-person capacity life raft.
  • Flares, smoke and emergency alarms.
  • Tender: 20-foot chauffer driven tender with 70 horsepower will get everyone where they need to go.
  • Huge exterior, upper deck with stereo; half-open, half-covered.
Inclusions


  • All transfers to and from Padang airport to your transit hotel and or boat.
  • Surf package in the Mentawai Islands.
  • All meals, snacks, juices, soft drinks and coffee on vessel.
  • Three ice cold beers a day.

 

Not Included: 

  • Airfare to and from Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Visa fees on arrival
  • Hotel in Padang
  • Meals off vessel
  • Airport taxes
  • Excess baggage fees
  • Passport, inoculation costs
  • Photography Service -USD$200 per person
  • Personal tips 
  • 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.

 

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19 Aug 2019 30 Aug 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 0 -
02 Sep 2019 13 Sep 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,070

US$400 p/p OFF

16 Sep 2019 27 Sep 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 4 US$1,796

US$650 p/p OFF

30 Sep 2019 11 Oct 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,070

Surf Off The Peak: Save US$400 p/p

14 Oct 2019 25 Oct 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,070

Surf Off The Peak: Save US$400 p/p

28 Oct 2019 08 Nov 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,070

Surf Off The Peak: Save US$400 p/p

11 Nov 2019 22 Nov 2019 Surf Charter 11 nights 0 -

Surf Off The Peak: Save US$400 p/p

24 Feb 2020 06 Mar 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,070

2020 Early Bird Deal

09 Mar 2020 20 Mar 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,070

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23 Mar 2020 03 Apr 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,070

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20 Apr 2020 01 May 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,270

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24 Aug 2020 04 Sep 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,270

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07 Sep 2020 18 Sep 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,270

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21 Sep 2020 02 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,270

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05 Oct 2020 16 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,070

2020 Early Bird Deal

19 Oct 2020 30 Oct 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,070

2020 Early Bird Deal

02 Nov 2020 13 Nov 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,070

2020 Early Bird Deal

16 Nov 2020 27 Nov 2020 Surf Charter 11 nights 10 US$2,070

2020 Early Bird Deal

  • Price is per person and subject to foreign exchange fluctuations. 


  • 2019 off-peak trips (March-April and October-November 2019) are US$2,050 per person (Save US$400 per person by travelling off peak).


  • May-September 2019 trips are US$2,450 per person - EARLY BIRD DEAL, $200 OFF.


  • The boat can take more than 10 people, up to 14 for exclusive bookings. Extra persons are US$1,000 per trip per person.
  • If you do not book exclusively, the boat takes up to 12 surfers on each trip. 
  • Melaleuca requires a minimum of 8 pax to guarantee any departure. They reserve the right to book an exclusive charter on any dates that has less than 8 pax booked.
  • Extended trips are also available. Trips to Telos, Nias and Banyaks available.
  • Please click Enquire Online to email us, or call us to speak with one of our friendly surf experience specialists.
  • 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.

Inclusions

  • All transfers to and from Padang airport to your transit hotel and or boat.
  • Surf package in the Mentawai Islands.
  • All meals, snacks, juices, soft drinks and coffee on vessel.
  • Three ice cold beers a day.

 


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

Andrew (July 2016)
The trip was awesome. In fact it was beyond my expectations and made me think to tell you that your website really undersells the Melaluca. The "hearty meals" were excellent, as were the staff and the guide, Tiago. I really couldn't fault the trip and am already talking to friends about doing it next year.

The board? Well it was perfect for the two hours I had it before it snapped in two. But these things happen with surfing. I still really appreciate the effort you went to in finding it for me. I ended up buying a replacement from another boat.

Thanks again and I'll be in touch when we're ready to book for next year.


Steve

This was our first time dealing with the perfect Wave,and I really can't fault anything!!Charlie was absolutely amazing with his organising Was an awesome trip and we got amazing wavesA big 10 out of 10 to Terry and the full crew that makeThe melaleuca so awesome,If the wife lets me go back ill only book with the perfect Wave!! Well done guys!

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

Hey guys just wanted to drop a quick msg,We just finished our trip a few days ago an getting back to the real world isn't going to be easy!! After such a fantastic trip I can't wait to get going on organising the next one! Our boat was perfect the crew were amazing and terry our guide was a legend!! The whole trip totally blew us away!!! An exceeded any expectations!! Thanks a lot to Rhonda and anyone involved in making it all happen!! Can't wait to be back in the next boat searching for the perfect wave!!Cheers Tim

Experience Begun: August 2013
Created on: Thursday 15 August 2013
Mike

Hi Rhonda, All excellent for me. I spent minimum 5 or 6 hours a day in the water, fantastic waves with a variety to suit different surfers. Other guys have a lot better pictures than my mobile phone ones.If I had to pick something that could be better it would of been to have a tide and swell/wind forecast available each day.The guide, boat and crew were all good and I'd definitely be good to go again next year if the body holds up.Cheers

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Friday 9 August 2013
Leon

Thanks Rhonda Boat & Crew were great and we scored epic waves. Nice to be on a trip that was organised (but not too rigidly structured) and a big thanks to our guide Terry, awesome bloke. Looking forward to going through my pictures later! Can't wait for the next one ...

Experience Begun: July 2013
Created on: Monday 12 August 2013
Ralph

We had a great trip on the Melaluca and all went well. The crew were great and we ended up getting great waves virtually every day with some uncrowded days as well at some secret locations. Overall a great trip for the budget. Josh was great to work with, all went smoothly with no real issues. Looking forward to the next one again.

Ralph

Hey Josh! Trip was awesome mate. We got pumping waves virtually every day on our trip and had the added bonus of hangin’ with the Nike 6.0 boys for a good part of the trip. Thanks for recommending Melalueca, we were a bit scared having not seen or heard much about the boat but when we got aboard and met Terry and the rest of the crew any doubts we had were swallowed immediately! Looking to book again around Christmas time so will be in touch then.Hope all’s well with you guys.Catch ya soon.

Experience Begun: June 2012
Created on: Monday 17 September 2012
Jeremy

Trip was great.We got pretty strong winds some days though which didn’t help but still managed some epic sessions at HT’s and Lances Left to name a few.Terry also knows his shit. The guys on the boat wanted to head a days journey south to “the hole” however Terry pointed out this was a bad idea because a lot of boats will have the same idea with the big swell coming BUT the wind will be into it and it will be terrible. It turned out it paid off staying around Thunders and stuff because people who got back from the hole that were surfing with us said it sucked and they spent 2 full days motoring! One to get there and one to get back... Also got some good shots of the guests and they will be stoked!It was all an amazing trip, thanks for organizing, the guys on the boat were stoked with you!!!

Experience Begun: July 2012
Created on: Tuesday 28 August 2012
Nick

The Perfect Wave helped me tick off a bucket list item I've been carrying around since I was a pup motoring around remote islands and surfing world class reefs. A trip I will never forget.

Experience Begun: August 2012
Created on: Monday 27 August 2012
Bruce

Dear Jamie,Thank you for organizing our recent surf charter on the Melaleuca. I just thought I would let you know that I was one of the group of 8 that was on the boat for this surf charter. The boat and the crew were excellent. We had surf every day that we were on the boat and the food that was prepared by the crew was of very high quality.Also the surf guide Terry, I am not sure of his second name, was excellent and fitted in with our group.I would certainly recommend the boat and the crew that we had including the surf guide to any person contemplating a surf charter to the Mentawai Islands.Thanks once againBruce

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Friday 13 May 2011
Charles

Melaleuca crew were bloody awesome.

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Tuesday 10 May 2011
Jason

Thanks to the guys at The Perfect Wave for organising an excellent trip. Jamie Gray did a great job with the organising of the trip and in particular answering of all our "stupid" questions that we threw at him. The trip went smoothly without any dramas whatsoever. Terry, the guide on the Melaleuca again proved he is an expert in the Mentawais by getting us into good and relatively uncrowded waves throughout the whole trip. All the boys had a great time and the majority of us will most likely be back soon.

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Monday 9 May 2011
John

All 8 of us on the trip gave it a 10 out of 10.Must also say our surf guide Terry was awesome and helped make the trip of a lifetime. We would not want to do another trip unless we could have Terry as our guide and Jamie as our consultant. The food was fantastic, every day different. We could not ask for more. GREAT SURF EVERY DAY - most days having 3 surfs.

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Friday 6 May 2011
Mike

We were 8 kiwi guys 50 to 63 years of age who had never had a boat trip,so our decision to travel to the mentawai islands was a toss up for our first trip! Wow so stoked we went there, Our whole adventure from go to wo was awesome! Waves Boat n food! haha! Great crew n surf guide, We all gave this trip 10 out of 10 and me personally i could have had another 3-5 days without any worry! Cheers Mike

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Friday 6 May 2011
Brent

The trip was fantastic we had great waves and the boat was very comfortable and the crew great, the major factor was the surf guide Terry Beathe who slotted right in and made for a great trip, all in all trip of a life time!

Experience Begun: April 2011
Created on: Friday 6 May 2011