Naga Laut

The most exciting way to surf and explore the hundreds of perfect waves that the Mentawai islands has to offer, is without a doubt by boat.

  • Padang West Sumatra, Indonesia

11 Days Boat Charter and Surf Camp in Indonesia

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Speaks English

from US$2,590
from US$2,590
Price for:

12 days / 11 nights

Maggie

Maggie is born and raised in the Mentawai Islands. He has been working for 14 years in the surf industry and knows the islands like the back of his hand. He will make sure to put you in the best waves and give you all the important pointers before you catch your first wave.

Testimonials

  • Review by Ravi Witt from Vico, Australia

    "I went on the Naga Laut late season in 2014 with a killer bunch of lads. We surfed our brains out three times a day enjoying the beautiful waters of the Mentawai. Didit, the local surf guide, would talk to us and find out what we wanted to do, then came out, and got barrelled with us. The crew where unreal sharing many jokes with us and prepairing amazing food, even a lamb roast one night, as well as pizza, fish, and some local dishes. I particulally remember one afternoon at a small island down south where I got a really nice deep barrel at a wave I have always wanted to surf. We had some great sesssions at HT's, Thunders, Maccas, and Scarecrows. Near the end of the trip, we went to Burgerworld, a picturesque point break which offers fun barrels and endless walls to play on. The fun never stopped. Much thanks to the captain and crew for the great times."

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  • Review by Nick Miles from Sydney, Australia

    "Had such a great time on the Naga Laut, a super comfy boat plenty of space. It's was like having seven extra mates on the boat. Didit, the surf guide, nailed it on the spots to surf, so we had lances left for a whole day to ourselves in peak season in perfect off shore with six to seven feet waves that are unheard of. The cook didn't cook the same thing twice and every thing was delish! I can't wait to get back to the ments and I will be on the Naga Laut for sure."

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  • Review by Miles Masterson from South Africa

    "The Naga Laut has got to be one of the best boat trips going in the Mentawais. Aussie owner, Frank, and his Indo crew are an epic bunch, most notably, Boy, the killer chef, Anton, the deckhand, and Alawa, the dingy guy are all completely at the top of their game, and a pleasure to be around all of them. They work incredibly hard to make sure everything runs smoothly, you are well fed, and you get the best waves. I've done three trips with this crew. I look forward to going back soon and would never consider going on any other charter. The Naga Laut is comfortable, clean, and a super solid boat. Under the guidance of Yanto and his brother Didit, and the surf guides, good local surfers who knows the spots like the back of their hands, I have always felt that on any given day we were getting the best waves on offer in the Mentawais, including a number of absolutely perfect sessions with just our boat around. Five stars all the way. Just epic every time."

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  • Review by Peter "Bullet" Gillam from Sydney, Australia

    "You just can't top the Mentawais for wave quality. While there's plenty of surf charter options, my time on the Naga Laut was nothing short of exceptional. The crew are just on point in every aspect. Didit, the surf guide, is a super in tune surf guide. We were all really impressed with his knowledge. He made the right call every day to maximize our surf quality and minimize the crowds. The boat is quick and really comfortable. We were usually the first boat to show up and the two speedboats maxed our options at every spot. We surfed ourselves to exhaustion and there was plenty of quality drinks and snacks to keep us fueled up. The steaks and lamb roast were as good as mum's home cooking and the Padang food was just epic. I can't get back on the Naga quick enough. Congrats to Ben and Frank on a first rate operation."

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  • Review by Rennie from South Africa

    "Ten days on the Naga Laut in the Mentawai’s is about as close to heaven as you can get without kicking the bucket. The whole setup on the boat is fine tuned for surfers. From Boy, the chef’s epic food, to Didit, the surf guide’s guidance and advice as to where to go. He made some excellent calls and got us into some unbelievable surf, including the fun fest that is known as Maccas. One day in particular at Lance’s left is etched into my memory forever! The crew on the Naga Laut are professionals, they take care of everything with a big smile on their faces, so that you don’t have to worry about anything except getting the waves of your life. I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to meet, travel, and surf through the Mentawai islands would be with this crew of awesome people. Until next time!"

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  • Review by Andrew Bubb from Queensland, Australia

    "Scored early season Mentawais with consistent fun sized swell and uncrowded waves at almost every spot we surfed. The crew were unreal with their service. Unbelievable food and a local surf guide that knows everything possible about surfing the Ments. Definitely the best boat in the Mentawais for good service an scoring those uncrowded spots!"

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  • Review by Craig Munroe

    "So my this was my second trip on the famous Naga Laut. Once again, I was stoked! Five mates aboard late season surfed different waves every day from rags rights and thunders region all the way north to bank vaults and the crowd pleaser spot when of course got flat at Burgerworld. Food was again amazing and over eating was the problem. But it's just too amazing! Also the crew are very enthusiastic and love a laugh! For me, it was the perfect trip to be out at sea with the lads just after a long term relationship ending with the missus. Thanks for the support. Cheers Franko, the crew, and lads !"

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  • Review by Doc from Sydney, Australia

    "Really enjoyed the Naga Laut trip. All the crew looked after us and made sure we only had to focus on surfing. Didit, the surf guide is very knowledgeable and helped us make the best decisions about where to go each day for the swell, wind, and to avoid other boats."

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  • Review by Longie from Sydney, Australia

    "Our first trip was on the Naga Laut in 2005 and we’ve since been back another two times in 2008 and 2014, and I’m confident in saying they’ve never let us down! First and foremost, the skipper, crew, and guide on the Naga Laut are great hosts, always keen to search for less crowded breaks and giving you the heads up on what other boats are doing, weather forecasts, and sharing their local knowledge on where the best waves will be depending on what surfing experience you and your mates are searching for. They’re also geared up to reel off surf photos of all your memorable sessions which makes for a perfect day after surfing, having a few beers with the boys, and watching the action highlights on the TV. It's pure indulgence for any frother. Apart from this, is the food, from a rich Indo curry, to a lamb roast, or sashimi on deck. It’s certainly no Lombok chicken-boat tour, that’s for sure. Other than that, it’s also worth mentioning Ben and Frank who are running the show. They responded to endless questions from my mates and I before departing, sorting visas, transfers, deposits, and generally kept us frothing. Even sending one of the team to wait at the airport until lost luggage arrived while we chilled on the boat over a few Bintangs. We’ll be returning again that’s for sure. Thanks again guys."

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  • Review by Drew from Brisbane, Australia

    "Scored a few weeks aboard the Naga Laut this April. What a great trip! The crew, the food, the mates, the beers, and the laughs made the trip. The world-class waves and eight hours a day in the water almost seemed like a bonus. Cheers guys!"

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  • Review by Leon Stensholm from Queensland, Australia

    "The Ments was my first experience on a surf trip. It definitely won`t be my last with Naga Laut. We all had the trip of a lifetime. Sure the waves were amazing, that was always going to potentially be a given, but the crew were all incredible. Owner Ben, is a true professional but more importantly an awesome dude, that only cared that his tourists were treated with nothing but the best. That we were, from the best food ,best service, amazing waves, great stories, and all round 12 days, of nonstop smiles from all. Speaking on behalf of the boys, we have already looked into our next trip, and no doubt we are jumping aboard with Ben and his crew. On behalf of all the boys, we can’t thank Ben and his crew enough for allowing us to come home with a memories of a lifetime! Can`t wait to see you all again!"

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  • Review by Pablo Prieto from Canary Islands

    "I have been surfing since I was nine years old and the ultimate dream was always to go onto a boat trip. I finally managed to get the time to go to the Mentawai's and be part of Naga Laut together with a bunch of friends. From the moment we arrived at the airport in Padang we were welcomed by the Mentawai Blue team to take us to the boat. I did not expect to have such a big and professional crew on board when I booked in for this adventure. We were looked after at all times and could focus entirely on what we wanted. Surf all day in the best spots of the Mentawai Islands, eat the best variation of healthy meals that can't even be beaten by the best restaurant and have our casual entertainment with beers, fishing, snorkeling, and more."

    "There was always somebody to look after us, no matter what time it was. We would even get dropped off and picked up directly at the line up with the speedboat in order to save us the paddle. And whilst we were surfing were taken pictures of us to look through them after dinner. I work in the Surf travel industry myself and run camps all around Europe and I have to say that I was blown away by the great service we received from the very beginning of the trip till the very end. Even though it was late November and maybe not the best season according to some people, it was still the best surf trip I have ever done. I will definitely see you guys again on Mentawai Blue and the Naga Laut."

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  • Review by Craig Munroe

    "My experience on the Naga Laut boat was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed the company and reunion of all my old mates from the 90's. We surfed every day great waves, ate great food and drank load of piss. Ten days is the perfect amount of time. The captain and surf guide know their stuff, even though everyone thinks they know better, they're wrong! He is the man with the plan. I am keen do another trip this season with the same crew, depending on my travel plans with the missus. For now, I'm off to Peru. Thanks again Frank, Mentawai Blue, Naga Laut, and the crew!"

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  • Review by Craig Lowe from Australia

    "I had the best time with my mates and my new-found mates, the crew. They made it as comfortable as ever. We couldn’t drink the boat out, although we tried, but that was probably because we were all frothing off the waves to be had the next morning. Forgot about everyday day life and just had so much time to focus on our surfing. Every night we laid our heads down, we knew the dreams were never gonna be close to what we were waking up to. Looking forward to the next trip Frank! Thanks mate."

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  • Review by Scott Munro from Australia

    "Thanks Frank for the great trip! I had the best time ever on your boat. Even though the swell was dropping we still had fun as waves every day! It would be insane to get swell coz the captain and surf guide are on to it! Food was unbelievable too! I have never had that kind of service in my life, the crew do everything for u! Beds were also really comfortable. I can't wait to jump on it again and get some more barrels at Bankvaults."

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  • Review by Nathan Moore from Australia

    "Best boat trip I have been on for sure. The crew were way too good to us, the surf guide got us to waves with no other boats around even with little swell we surfed every day except one, exactly what you want. The chef’s food was unbelievable from the start and every meal just got better and better. I'll be back for sure. Thanks Naga Laut!"

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  • Review by Benni Went from Austria

    "I expected a lot from this trip since it wasn’t cheap but you guys even topped my expectations. I had the surf trip of my life on the Naga Laut. Surfing perfect and super consistent waves for six hours every day. The Naga Laut crew spoiled us better than in any five-star hotel! Keep up the good work guys!"

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  • Review by Rene Haid from Austria

    "Hi Ben and Frank! Now that I am back home I get a chance to reflect on this amazing trip to the Mentawais with the Naga Laut. For me it has been the best surf trip of my life. Big thanks to the crew for the outstanding and friendly service. Didit’s guiding was perfect so we scored great waves with no crowds. Mentawais are the most beautiful islands I have never seen. Personally, this boat trip stands for a wonderful combination of exploring, perfect waves, wonderful scenery, and good times with mates on a luxury boat. I could not think of anything better! Thanks to all of you! I am definitely coming back as soon as possible!"

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  • Review by Danny Hurst from Australia

    "Thanks to Ben and the crew on the Naga Laut for a fantastic surf trip. Scored pumping waves every day, often with no other boats around. Great boat, great crew, and great waves. Oh, and great food as well!"

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  • Review by Ryan Sloan from Australia

    "I’ve done a lot of travelling around the world, but had never experienced the ‘golden ticket’ through the Mentawai Islands. I was lucky enough to get the chance to explore this surfing mecca with a group of close mates on the Naga Laut. It was by far the best surf trip we’d ever done thanks to the awesome crew and services of the boys on the Naga Laut. We scored pumping waves, got fed like kings and chauffeured around the beautiful islands to whichever waves were pumping on the day. We scored all the waves you think about when you dream of Indo perfection (Rifles, HT’s and Macaronis to name a few) which is a tick off my bucket list. The crew on the Naga Laut was all part of the group, having a laugh, sharing stories and looking after us like we were their own. Didit, the surf guide, always knew where to go and ensured that we were either getting barreled or eating. The food was brilliant, getting two breakfasts between early morning surfs, fresh fish or poultry for lunch and the dinners were insane helping us refuel for the next morning. The time spent on the boat was always entertaining, you could chill in your cabin, watch a movie in the lounge or simply sit on the top deck enjoying a cold beer overlooking the sunset. The trip was cheap compared to other boats, and is definitely the best way to surf the Ments without being landlocked. Thanks to Ben and the entire crew for a surf trip that I will never forget, see you next season!"

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  • Review by Babs Charlet from France

    "I jumped on the Naga Laut Charter at the last minute to meet up with some Ozzy friends and Ben. Forecast looked good as the late season pumped with big south swell. I realized a dream came true to surf some mental long barrels at Rifles and got some solid HT'S. We surfed a whole lot of different waves in between which was all very fun. Our Indonesian surf guide Didit knows the area for decades and he's very safe. I had an awesome journey with all the friend and the crew sharing magic moment on this nice well organized boat! Thanks again to everybody to give me the opportunity to join you guys!"

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  • Review by Dan Naughton from Australia

    "Food is of high quality and the supply is good. Safety is of high standard and it is a comfortable boat. The crew and captain are experienced and give confidence to the surfers, especially the dingy driver knowing the reefs. The focus is on surfing and making the most out the waves while chilling out in the evenings. The planning of surfing with experience is good and the place is somewhere that demands you to come back to every year."

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