“Everything aboard this luxury craft is taken care of to ensure you a totally stress free surf vacation; all you have to worry about is making the right board and wave selection.”
About Naga Laut
Indonesia’s blissful Mentawai Islands is riddled with some of the world’s most consistent and perfect waves and any surfer worth their weight in barrels knows that it’s imperative to be in the right spot at the right time. Introducing Naga Laut owned and operated by a group of core surfers with 15 years of experience hunting Mentawai swells on the Naga Laut.
Launched in ’99, this vessel is specifically designed for upmarket surf charters and offers its passengers private, or open cabins along with four comfortable two-bed cabins and one four-bed cabin.
The interior of the vessel is beautifully finished in local Indonesian timbers and she sails most comfortable with eight-to-ten surfers aboard, but on special request, she’s able to accommodate up to 14 surfers on packaged trips of 11 to 14 nights.
Price & Packages
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|1 - 4 & 21 - 24||10||$2,590||Enquire now|
|5 - 20||10||$2,790||Enquire now|
- Rates are based on exclusive charters for up to 10 guests. The Naga Laut does offer exclusive charters up to 14 persons upon request.
- For individual bookings or smaller groups that do not want the Naga Laut exclusively, the rates are US$3,100 pp with a minimum of 8 persons to run a charter.
- 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.
- Limited internet access on the boat.
What’s not included
- Photography. (For only $150 pp, get unlimited photos)
- Visa Fees and Departure Tax
- Any additional cost resulting form late arrival or the need of early departure
- Use of satellite phone ($3 per minute)
- Spirits and any other alcoholic beverages exceeding 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.
The Mentawai Islands are one of the most consistent surf destinations on the entire planet. The unrivalled power of storms born in the southern Indian Ocean is concentrated toward these islands, before being amplified; the result is consistent and mechanical quality swells during the Southern Hemisphere winter (late April to early November).
Perfectly shaped reefs and long distance swells means the Mentawais has plethora of waves to suit all types of surfers, from beginners to experienced chargers. Waves typically range in size from three-to-twelve foot with the average wave height being about six feet. In some parts of the Mentawais, multiple surf spots are located within one-hour boat ride of each other. However, there are still loads of uncrowded waves to be found and Surfing Mentawais is happy to cater to those groups who wish to get off the beating track and start their surf adventure further north, or south.
Bank Vaults: this right-hand barrel picks up mega swell, but can still be fun a medium size swell. The reef’s the real deal, so make sure you’re confident to pick a line and commit to the pit or you’ll be making a deposit of skin ‘n’ bone.
Bintangs: this hollow righthand wave is short and has a steep take off.
Burgerworld: this right-hand pointbreak is a consistent wave that offers a long workable wall perfect for inexperienced surfers.
Ebay: this lefthander offers a short, but hollow barrel right from the take off and holds a solid swell size.
Four Bobs: this wave breaks both right and left and is great for inexperienced, or less confident surfers.
Greenbush: this hollow lefthander is a widow maker and not to be messed with – swells motor in from deep water and unload onto reef. Greenbush is dangerous, powerful and beautiful barrel heaven.
Hideaways: this wave is very shallow at low tide and lifts from a small section into the reef into a big, hollow barrel. It’s a wave made famous in lots of high-performance surf flicks.
Hollow Trees (HTs): this perfect righthander is one of the most recognisable waves throughout the region; it’s a mechanical, consistent barrel which can claim souls on the inside section. Again, it’s a wave made famous by high-performance surf flicks.
Icelands: this is a perfect little lefthand wave that’s fun on smaller swell days.
Lances Left: this fun, long left offers rippable walls, before throwing out a heft barrel section further down the line.
Macaroni’s (Maccas): this is widely considered to be one of the best lefthand waves on the planet and it’s is not for the faint hearted. It boasts long, workable walls and long barrel rides.
Nipussi: this is a fun, but short and gentle righthander that breaks into deep water and is perfect for the surfer looking to avoid clashes with the reef.
No Kanduis: this thunderous lefthand barrel breaks best on bigger swells; it’s a wave broken into sections that offers the experienced surfer the pit of a lifetime.
Pit Stops: this righthand wave works better on smaller swells and is the perfect high-performance platform for aerials and progressive surfing. It’s a wave made famous in high-performance surf flicks.
Rags Left: bring your gun to this show, because this heavy lefthand barrel works best in bigger swell.
Rags Rights: get ready to get slabbed on this righthand wave that works in the same fashion as HTs.
Rifles: the name of this righthander is spot on… Take off, and shoot down the line into a perfect barrel. The longer the wave becomes, the longer and more hollow the barrel section gets. This wave is only for experienced surfers and has been made famous by high-performance surf flicks.
Scarecrows: this lefthander offers offers fun section and is best surfed on the low tide.
Telescopes: this peeling lefthander can get somewhat heavy on big swells that unload onto shallow reef.
The Hole: this wave lefthander immediately barrels from takeoff and handles big swells
Thunders: this big lefthander works best on big swells and offers surfers a workable sections along with the odd quick tube.
There are 5 x Twin share individual cabins with air conditioning. The interior is beautifully finished in polished local timbers with a spacious living area which provides all the amenities of home – including full air conditioning, satellite phone, E-mail, TV, DVD, VCD, fridge, & freezer and a couple of chill out zones to relax and watch the surf. The Naga Laut provides its passengers a luxury top deck which is perfect for post-surf afternoon beers and sunset gazing. Other equipment available include fishing and snorkeling gear.
The Naga Laut also boasts two additional tenders and a Boston Whaler fiberglass speedboat with a Yamaha 85 horsepower engine; the perfect machine to transport you quickly and comfortably to the waves, on fishing expeditions, or to get you on to shore for some exploration.
Everything aboard this luxury craft is taken care of to ensure you a totally stress free surf vacation; all you have to worry about is making the right board and wave selection.
Nagat Laut Meals
The operators of Naga Laut are core surfers and that means they understand the sort of appetite that surfers develop after a solid three-hour session. The crew are up at dawn every morning preparing meals for the day ahead; there’s always plenty of fresh fruit, biscuits and nuts along with bottled water, tea, coffee and snacks.
Main meals are nutritious, varied and filling. Freshly prepared Indonesian, Chinese and Italian cuisine is served on board and each guest is allocated four complimentary beers a day along with juice and soft drinks.
The recreational fishing in the Mentawais is absolutely next level – we’re not talking about catching Flathead, Bream, or Garfish… We’re talking about catching pelagic species like Spanish Mackeral, Tuna and Wahoo along with other species like Barracuda, Sailfish, Marlin, Golden Travelly and Coral Trout.
Trolling rigs are supplied for guests to use along with spinning rods, but you’re most certainly welcome to bring your own gear. Naga Laut enforces a strict policy regarding sustainable fishing that’s inclusive of only keeping enough fish to eat, no less, no more. The resident chefs are more than happy to prepare your catch in the style and/or method of cooking you prefer.
The best tip to anyone thinking of taking a boat trip to the Mentawais is that you’re not going to a Milan fashion show; this means you don’t need 72 different outfits, so pack light. We’ve supplied the below list to ensure you’re bringing what you really need. Most people usually bring two-to-four boards, but it helps the study the swell forecast before you depart so that you can make informed choices about your quiver.
The Mentawai Islands are very remote; so all guests aboard Naga Laut are required to have full-comprehensive travel and medical insurance. MBIS shall not be responsible or liable for any injury, death, damage, loss, delay, cost, expenses, inconvenience or loss of enjoyment suffered by any person or corporation cause directly or indirectly by or arising from vaccination:
In the first instance, your skipper holds a St Johns Senior First Aid Certificate should any guest get injured. Further assistance can be reached via use of the satfone +870 776 44 0873; we have the ability to consult direct with doctors in Australia or your own GP. Finally in the slim chance that you would need to be evacuated out, your travel insurance will cover you.
Before jumping on your flight, ensure you’ve got a minimum of six months left before your passport expires and ensure you’ve got enough cash to pay the $US25 Indonesian arrival tax (get online to see what nationalities fall under this tax).
- 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
- Full range of safety gear
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