Naga Laut - Mentawai

From US$2,590

for 11 nights


Group - Surf Charter

Intermediate Waves

Surf Skill

Intermediate - Pro

Star Rating


Price Range

US$235 - US$282 per night


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

Board Type

Shortboarders, Longboarders



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.

Quick Facts
    • Sleeps 14
    • Very experienced surf guide
    • Twin share cabins
    • Airconditioning
    • Access to all surf breaks in the Ments

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

Skipper - Captain Oyon: Oyon has long history of driving and working on boats in local waters and across Indonesia. Before joining Naga Laut, 1999, he captained Kuda Laut, one of the local inter island ferries.

Machine Room- Coet and Halawa: Both Coet and Halawa have worked on boats for the last several years. They are Padang born and bred and grew up alongside the beach close to where Naga departs. They are the least visible crew members as they will often be tinkering out of the sight in the engine room.

Surf Guide - Yanto: Yanto is 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. He worked for Great Breaks International and SKM on different boats. Yanto does a great job as surf guide as he really knows the conditions and is able to get you to the right places with low crowds. He also has a digital CANON with 300mm zoom lens so he will spend part of his time taking photos of you.

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 chicken 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 Nasir sitting on the back deck concentrating seriously in a fishing duel!

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



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.



  • 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

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.



27 Jan 2018 07 Feb 2018 11 nights 10 US$2,590
10 Feb 2018 21 Feb 2018 11 nights 10 US$2,590
24 Feb 2018 07 Mar 2018 11 nights 10 US$2,590
10 Mar 2018 21 Mar 2018 11 nights 10 US$2,790
24 Mar 2018 04 Apr 2018 11 nights 0 -
07 Apr 2018 18 Apr 2018 11 nights 0 -
21 Apr 2018 02 May 2018 11 nights 0 -
05 May 2018 16 May 2018 11 nights 10 US$2,790
18 May 2018 29 May 2018 11 nights 0 -
31 May 2018 11 Jun 2018 11 nights 0 -
18 Jun 2018 29 Jun 2018 11 nights 8 US$3,100
01 Jul 2018 12 Jul 2018 11 nights 0 -
14 Jul 2018 25 Jul 2018 11 nights 5 US$3,100
28 Jul 2018 08 Aug 2018 11 nights 10 US$2,790
11 Aug 2018 22 Aug 2018 11 nights 2 US$3,100
25 Aug 2018 05 Sep 2018 11 nights 10 US$2,790
07 Sep 2018 18 Sep 2018 11 nights 0 -
26 Sep 2018 07 Oct 2018 11 nights 10 US$2,790
10 Oct 2018 21 Oct 2018 11 nights 10 US$2,790
23 Oct 2018 03 Nov 2018 11 nights 0 -
05 Nov 2018 16 Nov 2018 11 nights 0 -
19 Nov 2018 30 Nov 2018 11 nights 10 US$2,590
01 Dec 2018 12 Dec 2018 11 nights 10 US$2,590
  • Price is per person and subject to foreign exchange fluctuations
  • Prices are based on minimum of 10 persons travelling unless partially sold to individuals.
  • 2018 prices (based on exclusive 10 pax):
    US$2,590 pp (Jan - March and Oct - Dec)
    US$2,790 pp (March - Oct)
    US$3,100 pp (individual spots).
  • 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.
  • 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

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!


Hey there frothersJust got back from a 2 week surf holiday which I booked through The Perfect Wave. We did a few days in Bali to get acclimatised (absolute must) then off on a 12 night surf charter of the Mentawais Islands on Naga Laut. 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. YiewThanksEmo

Experience Begun: October 2014
Created on: Wednesday 22 October 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hi Rhonda, Bloody useless on my behalf, so sorry. Kept writing in diary, reply to Rhonda, reply to Rhonda ....Especially when i had the best trip of my life.The boat in my view was exactly what i signed up for. Very roomy, a little slow although we powered at night so who cares. But hey Value for money !!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.Although we never received a solid swell, there was ample great waves to have us all surfed out every day. Our guide Didit stepped in for Yanto, i would follow him anywhere.We had minimal crowds most days opting to stay to the South. We all scored waves to remember. Having had 3 seperate groups come together for this trip was a worry. We all got on like a house on fire ! ( You did very well )I will be returning within the next couple of years and these guys will be my first point of call. And to you Rhonda for organising everything, Thank you very much. Will be in contact again, Cheers Paul

Experience Begun: June 2012
Created on: Thursday 26 July 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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