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13 Day Indonesian Boat Charter Surf Holiday in Mentawai

Padang, Sumatra, Indonesia

Exciting Boat Charter Surf Holiday Indonesia

Advanced difficulty
Maximum 12 participants
All meals included
Airport transfer included

Are you looking for an extraordinary surfing adventure? Join this surf holiday to spend your vacation surfing world class waves around the Mentawais and Telo Islands. Relax on the luxurious mixture of deluxe spacious Moon Palikir. Perfect waves, pristine beaches, and a vibrant culture are truly awaiting you. Be part of this moment and enjoy a surfing paradise on your own!


  • Free use of snorkeling gear and stand up paddle board
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner prepared by a real chef
  • World class surfing spots at a paddle away
  • Marvel at the beautiful sea view
  • 12 nights accommodation
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Airport transfers

Skill level

  • Advanced


11 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 12 participants
Airport transfer included: Minangkabau International Airport
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  • Air-conditioned public areas
  • Air-conditioned rooms
  • Barbeque facilities

Moon Palikir

Moon Palikir is the pride of the fleet and with its robust finish, neat layout and facilities it presents the top-tier on the Mentawais surf charter business. With a large external deck, Moon Palikir offers a spacious area for relaxing after that dreamy surf session. The boat interior offers all the comfort you need with air-con main room and cabins. The amount of space and sleeping arrangements is a welcome break from the dorm style accommodation adopted by many vessels operating in the region.

Kicking back after a surf does not get any better. Imagine you and your mates watching the day’s events on wide-screen, guzzling your quota of beer, feasting on a guaranteed seafood diet before chilling out on a beanbag to talk about where to surf the next day. Seafaring capacity does not get much better and that means North Sumatra is with-in reach during your stay on Moon Palikir.

Whether it be a "hot insertion" drop-off by one of the two tender boats into a pumping line-up or trawling for a big fish there is always the comfort of the boat to come back to. The nippy tender boats are also on standby to assist surfers in case they require any help or even just a board/beer-change.


  • Length Overall (LOA): 35 meters
  • Bean: 6.5 meters
  • Construction: Fiberglass Hull
  • Marine engine: Twin Engine Nissan RF10 420HP
  • Top speed: 15 Knots
  • Cruise speed: 12 knots
  • Generator: 2 x colt diesel PS100 40KW
  • Electrical points: 220v power
  • Registration: Indonesian flag

Navigation and safety

  • Radar - 24 mile range
  • GPS plotter - depth sounder / fish founder
  • Radios - HF/SSB, VHF Radios
  • Life jackets
  • Life ring with MOB lights
  • Life raft for 20 people
  • Satellite phone available
  • First aid kit


  • Accomodation: one cabin with four single bunks + four cabins with two single bunks each
  • 9 x air conditioning
  • 42" Plasma TV / home theatre
  • Video CD player / DVD player
  • 2 fridge / 2 freezer
  • Drinking cold water dispenser
  • 2 shower and toilet
  • Barbecue
  • 18-foot speedboat/engine 115 HP
  • 12-foot tender/engine 15HP
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Standup paddle


  • Transfers airport-boat-airport
  • Air-conditioned accommodation
  • All meals on board, including snacks and fruits
  • Filtered water, juices and soft drinks
  • 15 cartons of Bintang per trip (more available at extra cost)
  • Surf-guide service
  • Speed-boat available
  • Use of equipment for snorkeling
  • 12 passengers maximum


The Mentawai Islands

One of the most consistent surf destinations in the world.

The Mentawai archipelago is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, approximately 100 miles from the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia. The high season goes from March to October and that’s when you have higher chances of getting long period/powerful swells, but that doesn’t mean that the ‘off-season’ has no waves. Being one of the most consistent regions in Sumatra, you can basically surf there all year long.

The islands chain consist of 4 main islands: Siberut, Sipora, North Pagai and South Pagai, which are surrounded by many others small islands in a stunning area rich in nature and beautiful beaches.

During the trip we sail in search of the best waves according to weather and forecast conditions, sparing no efforts to get you to the best surf spot on a daily basis.

Surf conditions

Surf spot:

 Mentawai Islands

Monthly wave size

Best months for beginner surfers


Best months for intermediate surfers


Best months for advanced surfers


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Three chef-made meals by day plus fruits, snacks, juices, soft drinks, tea, coffee and mineral water will be provided. Additionally, there will be 15 cartons of Bintang beer per charter.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Soda
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Other dietary requirements on request
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

Although surfing is the main activity, there are many others things to do during the trip. The Mentawai archipelago is one of the most stunning locations on earth, most of the Islands have beautiful white sand beaches and coconut trees, surrounded by crystal clear waters, live coral reefs, and a large variety of marine life offering that perfect set-up a snorkeling or just lie down and relax between the surf sessions.

The boats are stocked up with recreation equipment to make the most of this adventurous place to visit. Exploring and enjoying the local nature is a must to do for all guest. The boats have all the toys from snorkeling gear, stand up paddleboards, and few paraphernalia for stretching and warming up. In addition, there is a lot of local handcraft shopping to do with the natives and village visits around the islands.

When the boats are not chasing waves, there are plenty opportunities for relax on board cruising along the islands through breathtaking anchorages. Having your “happy hour” at sunset on the deck, sharing a few drinks with friends, or just chilling, you will have an authentic Indonesia adventure.

What's included

  • All airport / boat transfers in Padang
  • 11 days with activity
  • 12 nights onboard accommodation
  • Three chef-made meals by day, snacks, juices, soft drinks, tea, coffee, mineral water
  • 15 cartons of Bintang beer per charter
  • Use of all boat facilities, including dingy for taking you to the lineup and bring back to the boat and snorkeling gear, Moon Palikir also has a kayak and stand up paddle board
  • Daily surf sessions according to latest forecast

What's not included

  • Photo and Video services (available under request)
  • Indonesia visa
  • Mentawai tax (guests can pay in Indonesian rupiah at the airport on arrival; valid for 15 days. Cost one million rupiah or approximately 70 USD)
  • Airline tickets
  • Travel insurance
  • Extra alcohol (under request)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Minangkabau International Airport (PDG) no later than 4pm from the first day of your trip. Pick up from the airport is included, our staff will be waiting for you on arrival.

To get to the surf paradise is a long journey and involves a lot for the traveler, but once you finish the trip and get to the Islands, you will have your reward and see why the Mentawai Islands are one of the most desired surf destinations in the world.

The adventure starts in Padang, west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia and there are a few routes to get there. You can book your flight through Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). All flight itineraries need to be confirmed by Mentawai Surf Charters.

Once you arrive and go through the immigration and customs, there will be one of Mentawai Surf Charters staff members waiting for you. He will take your gears to the boat and accommodate you at Mercure Hotel where you can enjoy the lounge and pool area without extra costs. Meals at the hotel and use of facilities like showers and Wi-Fi are available at extra costs. Padang’s airport, Bandara Internasional Minangkabau, is located 20 kilometers north of town.

The boat leaves Padang port at dusk usually after 6:00 p.m. The crossing time depends on the weather conditions and the boat you have chosen, usually take all night. By the time you wake up, the boat will be at the Islands arriving on the first surf spot so you can have your first magic surf session without waste any time.

The boat will arrive back in Padang on the early hours of the last day shown on the schedule; the crew will organize your transfer. Return flights can be book from 10 a.m. onward.

Airport: Minangkabau International Airport Airport transfer included: Minangkabau International Airport No additional charges. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 20% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.
13 days / 12 nights
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Please send Mentawai Surf Charters an inquiry regarding available dates before booking.

Low season
  • February 28 - April 22
  • October 28 - November 23
High season
  • April 24 - October 26

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