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BINTANG

The ultimate vessel

“The Bintang is one of the longest running surf charters operating off the coast of West Sumatra. Certainly a head turner, she’s graced numerous magazines and has accommodated some of the world’s best surfers."

BINTANG

A big girl

"One of the largest surf charter boats in Sumatra, The Bintang sleeps 10 - 14 guests with plenty of deck space and fully air conditioned rooms, you can always find somewhere to kick back and relax between surfs."

Bintang Surf Charter

Price

From pp

USD 2862

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Overview

About

bintang

Group Size: Max 14 / Min 10 guests
Number of Cabins: 4 cabins, each with one double and two single beds
Length of Stay: 10 days surfing / 11 nights on board (flexible on request)
Destination: Mentawai Islands, Telos and Banyaks
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium
A/C: Cabins and all common rooms
Photos: AUD$ 150-300 pp
Beers: AUD$ 45 per case
Tender: 7.2m speed boat “GOEY” with 250hp engine
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

The Bintang is a very impressive ocean going Schooner and is one of the longest serving charter boats in the Mentawai region. At 115’ in length she’s big enough to sleep 10 (recommended) to 14 guests. And with plenty of deck space and fully air conditioned rooms, you can always find somewhere to relax, in between surfs.

Standard trips cover the Mentawai Islands & Telos, with an option to go to the Banyaks as well as an end of year trip that visits all the regions before finishing up in Thailand.

Bintang surf charter

Accommodation

bintang surf charter

* 2 x double cabins (both with additional single beds if needed) and 2 x triple bedrooms.
* With exception to one, all the bedrooms have private bathrooms with air conditioning.
* The Bintang also has an additional shared, shower and toilet room on deck.
* 4 bathrooms with showers and a deck shower
* Inside Lounge & dining area (A/C) with Flat Screen TV / Video CD Player/DVD Player

Food

surf boat

Included in the price:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
A mix of Indonesian & Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians can be catered for.
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks
Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water
Beers AUD$ 45 per case

Specifications

mentawai surf charter

Length Overall (LOA): 35m
Construction: Steel hull (Built in Perth Western Australia - 1988)
Marine Engine: 165 HP, 8LXB Gardner diesel engine
Water capacity: 6 tons (6,000 ltrs)
Style: Schooner Sailing Yacht (Indonesian Flag)
Cruise speed: 8 knots, 13-15 knots under full sail
Generator: 110 -240v Power; 1 Yanmar 3 ph. 20kw, 1 Dunlite 3 ph. 20kw, 1 Dunlite 1 ph. 5kw.
Electrical points: 220v power

Navigation & Saftey

surf boats

Autopilot: Course Master 1000
Echo Sounder: JRC 500 Meter Range
Radar: JRC - Range 30 miles.
Position Beacon: EPIRB & GPS
Radios – HF/SSB, VHF Radios
Life Jackets (18 people)
Life raft for (18 People)
Flares
Fire extinguishers
AMSA / USCG Fire safety Standards
First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)
Satellite Phone Available

Note: Satellite phone is available for emergency use only. If guests want to use it for any other reason, you will be charged. Please note, some areas have mobile signal. Furthermore, some surf resorts have internet access and occasionally it will be possible to use their facilities.

The Crew

surfing mentawai

The Bintang is owned and operated by Aussie Mick O’Shea.

The experienced crew consist of:
Australian Skipper & main surf guide (Mick O’Shea)
Indonesian Chef, deck hands & kitchen staff 

Trip Information

What to expect

All trips aboard The Bintang, guests will be able to choose to surf either the Mentawai Islands (the whole region) – or a little further north to the Telo Islands (as well as parts of the Northern Mentawai Islands) or even The Banyak Islands (extra fuel surcharge). If you’re part of a large group then you’ll probably get the option to choose which region. Small groups and single surfers must enquire as to which surf zone the charter will be heading to.

All surf zones offer a wide range of excellent waves, but its always best to check out our destinations pages as well as the surf breaks listed to get an idea of which region you’d prefer to travel to.

* Surf Breaks - Mentawai (Playgrounds)
* Surf Breaks - Telo Islands
Surf breaks - Banyak Islands

 

The Surf

Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Mentawai, Banyak & Telo pages.

* Surf Breaks - Mentawai (Playgrounds)
* Surf Breaks - Telo Islands
Surf breaks - Banyak Islands








Travelling to Sumatra

mentawai map

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

Arrival into Padang by (latest) 2pm.

The boat departs at 6pm.  Departure flights should be from 1pm (onwards) on the last day of the trip.

Flights 

We recommend using www.skyscanner.com and flying into either Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - or Jakarta, Indonesia.  From KL, there is usually one morning flight (1hr) with Air Asia  as well as a lunchtime flight to Padang.  From Jakarta, there are over a dozen flights each day that fly into Padang, from airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Srwijaya, Citilink  & Lion Air. We recommend www.traveloka.com 

Note: Visa On Arrival: A FREE 30 day Visa On Arrival is now available for a number of countries including: Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany. 

The Boat trip

surf trip

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

One of our staff will be waiting to take you to the harbor.

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawais early the next morning.

11 nights / 10 days surfing

Return back to Padang early morning.

One of our reps will take you to the airport or hotel of choice

Fly anytime after 1pm.

Note: The trip has no fixed route as the surf conditions can change day to day. Our experienced crew are always aware of the swell forecast and will update everybody each day to discuss the next move. The captain will usually change location during the night, leaving the opportunity for the guests to enjoy most of the day surfing.

What to bring

Before booking a trip aboard the Bintang, make sure to check our "Know before you go" section which is a handy page of what to expect as well as a detailed inventory of what to bring.










PRICES

Prices

Dates: 30 SEP 20 to 11 OCT 20

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 14 OCT 20 to 25 OCT 20

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 28 OCT 20 to 08 NOV 20

Nights: 11 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2862

Guests:

Dates: 11 NOV 20 to 22 NOV 20

Nights: 11 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2862

Guests:

Dates: 25 NOV 20 to 06 DEC 20

Nights: 11 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2862

Guests:
Anchored up in Sumatra At 115 feet shes big enough to sleep 10 to 14 guests Large and roomy lounge area The Bintang is one of the most sought after charter boats in Sumatra Anchored up in Sumatra One of the longest serving charter boats in the Mentawai region Surf trips to the mentawais telos or banyaks A birds eye view of the Bintang & its 2 tenders Fishing excursions are all part of the service Standard trips cover the Mentawais & Telos with an option to go to the Banyaks The reason for the long journey With the exception of one cabin each have their own private bathroom and ac Another Sumatran sunset Fully air conditioned throughout Dinner is served aboard the Bintang The very impressive ocean going Schooner Cruise speed of 8 knots and 13 knots under full sail Aussie owned and operated The kitchen Catch of the day One of the 4 private guest cabins Private bathroom Its always Bintang time aboard the Bintang Fishing excursions are all part of the service Dusk aboard the Bintang And lots of storage Plenty of space to chill Having fun in between surf sessions Stoke levels are always high aboard the Bintang The crows nest She even comes with a diving board Parked up in the playgrounds surf zone Big enough to find your own private space The majestic Bintang One of the nicer bathrooms you will see aboard a charter boat Expect plenty of this Definitely a head turner Just cruising One of the best charter boats operating in Sumatra Impressive private cabins Lounge area and kitchen Catch of the day

bintang

Group Size: Max 14 / Min 10 guests
Number of Cabins: 4 cabins, each with one double and two single beds
Length of Stay: 10 days surfing / 11 nights on board (flexible on request)
Destination: Mentawai Islands, Telos and Banyaks
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium
A/C: Cabins and all common rooms
Photos: AUD$ 150-300 pp
Beers: AUD$ 45 per case
Tender: 7.2m speed boat “GOEY” with 250hp engine
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

The Bintang is a very impressive ocean going Schooner and is one of the longest serving charter boats in the Mentawai region. At 115’ in length she’s big enough to sleep 10 (recommended) to 14 guests. And with plenty of deck space and fully air conditioned rooms, you can always find somewhere to relax, in between surfs.

Standard trips cover the Mentawai Islands & Telos, with an option to go to the Banyaks as well as an end of year trip that visits all the regions before finishing up in Thailand.

Bintang surf charter

bintang surf charter

* 2 x double cabins (both with additional single beds if needed) and 2 x triple bedrooms.
* With exception to one, all the bedrooms have private bathrooms with air conditioning.
* The Bintang also has an additional shared, shower and toilet room on deck.
* 4 bathrooms with showers and a deck shower
* Inside Lounge & dining area (A/C) with Flat Screen TV / Video CD Player/DVD Player

surf boat

Included in the price:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
A mix of Indonesian & Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians can be catered for.
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks
Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water
Beers AUD$ 45 per case

mentawai surf charter

Length Overall (LOA): 35m
Construction: Steel hull (Built in Perth Western Australia - 1988)
Marine Engine: 165 HP, 8LXB Gardner diesel engine
Water capacity: 6 tons (6,000 ltrs)
Style: Schooner Sailing Yacht (Indonesian Flag)
Cruise speed: 8 knots, 13-15 knots under full sail
Generator: 110 -240v Power; 1 Yanmar 3 ph. 20kw, 1 Dunlite 3 ph. 20kw, 1 Dunlite 1 ph. 5kw.
Electrical points: 220v power

surf boats

Autopilot: Course Master 1000
Echo Sounder: JRC 500 Meter Range
Radar: JRC - Range 30 miles.
Position Beacon: EPIRB & GPS
Radios – HF/SSB, VHF Radios
Life Jackets (18 people)
Life raft for (18 People)
Flares
Fire extinguishers
AMSA / USCG Fire safety Standards
First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)
Satellite Phone Available

Note: Satellite phone is available for emergency use only. If guests want to use it for any other reason, you will be charged. Please note, some areas have mobile signal. Furthermore, some surf resorts have internet access and occasionally it will be possible to use their facilities.

surfing mentawai

The Bintang is owned and operated by Aussie Mick O’Shea.

The experienced crew consist of:
Australian Skipper & main surf guide (Mick O’Shea)
Indonesian Chef, deck hands & kitchen staff 

All trips aboard The Bintang, guests will be able to choose to surf either the Mentawai Islands (the whole region) – or a little further north to the Telo Islands (as well as parts of the Northern Mentawai Islands) or even The Banyak Islands (extra fuel surcharge). If you’re part of a large group then you’ll probably get the option to choose which region. Small groups and single surfers must enquire as to which surf zone the charter will be heading to.

All surf zones offer a wide range of excellent waves, but its always best to check out our destinations pages as well as the surf breaks listed to get an idea of which region you’d prefer to travel to.

* Surf Breaks - Mentawai (Playgrounds)
* Surf Breaks - Telo Islands
Surf breaks - Banyak Islands

 

Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the destination's section of the site within the Mentawai, Banyak & Telo pages.

* Surf Breaks - Mentawai (Playgrounds)
* Surf Breaks - Telo Islands
Surf breaks - Banyak Islands








mentawai map

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

Arrival into Padang by (latest) 2pm.

The boat departs at 6pm.  Departure flights should be from 1pm (onwards) on the last day of the trip.

Flights 

We recommend using www.skyscanner.com and flying into either Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - or Jakarta, Indonesia.  From KL, there is usually one morning flight (1hr) with Air Asia  as well as a lunchtime flight to Padang.  From Jakarta, there are over a dozen flights each day that fly into Padang, from airlines such as Garuda Airlines, Srwijaya, Citilink  & Lion Air. We recommend www.traveloka.com 

Note: Visa On Arrival: A FREE 30 day Visa On Arrival is now available for a number of countries including: Australia, USA, Brazil, South Africa, New Zealand, Canada, Peru, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany. 

surf trip

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

One of our staff will be waiting to take you to the harbor.

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawais early the next morning.

11 nights / 10 days surfing

Return back to Padang early morning.

One of our reps will take you to the airport or hotel of choice

Fly anytime after 1pm.

Note: The trip has no fixed route as the surf conditions can change day to day. Our experienced crew are always aware of the swell forecast and will update everybody each day to discuss the next move. The captain will usually change location during the night, leaving the opportunity for the guests to enjoy most of the day surfing.

All guests travelling to any surf camp or charter boat in Sumatra will require Travel Insurance. Surf Camp Sumatra recommends using World Nomads for any trip to Sumatra. Simply use the below form to get a quote.

Before booking a trip aboard the Bintang, make sure to check our "Know before you go" section which is a handy page of what to expect as well as a detailed inventory of what to bring.










Dates

Nights

Price Per Person

Special Offer

Availability

Select

30 SEP 20 to 11 OCT 20

11

USD 2862

0

14 OCT 20 to 25 OCT 20

11

USD 2862

0

28 OCT 20 to 08 NOV 20

11

USD 2862

12

11 NOV 20 to 22 NOV 20

11

USD 2862

12

25 NOV 20 to 06 DEC 20

11

USD 2862

12

Booking Notes

10 guests needed for "private" use (with capacity up to 14)
10 guests - AUD 39,990 (Mentawai or Telo) approx. USD 27,375
10 guests - AUD 45,000 (Banyak islands) approx. USD 30, 875
Minimum 8 guests to confirm booking

A deposit of AUD 1,000 per person is required to secure your booking.

Initial deposit is non-refundable but transferable or exchanged with a friend to take your place on that specific date (passengers are responsible for finding their own replacements).

Balance of payments is due 90 days prior departure and non-refundable 100%.

Confirmation of your bookings and deposits will be sent via email once the deposit has been received.

Travel Insurance is mandatory for your safety and no guest will be able to depart on the boat trips unless they have copies of their travel insurance documents before departure. We advise all guests take out insurance upon booking in case of accident or personal problems prior to your trip.

By way of payment, all guests agree to abide by the terms & conditions.

 

One payment per group for initial deposit & a second payment per group for the final balance (60 days prior to arrival).

Guests have 3 ways to make a payment:

1) Bank Transfer

Bank transfer is the most common form of payment. Payments can be made to our Australian, US, Euro, New Zealand or Pound Sterling accounts. On confirmation of booking we will send you the details.

2) Credit Card

Credit Card payments are accepted with a 2.9% fee.

3) PayPal

PayPal payments are available and are subject to a % surcharge from PayPal. These fees are typically around 4% (TBC).

By way of payment guests are agreeing to both Bintang Surf Charters & Surf Camp Sumatra’s Terms & Conditions. Both links can be found below;

Bintang Surf Charters http://www.bintangsurfcharters.com/

Surf Camp Sumatra: http://www.surfcampsumatra.com/surf-camp-sumatra-terms.shtml

This surf trip is an independent surf operator and is not part of or in partnership with Surf Camp Sumatra. Surf Camp Sumatra acts as an agent only. We sell various travel related products on behalf of numerous transport, accommodation and other service providers, such as land based accommodation and boat charter operators. Surf Camp Sumatra's obligation is to make travel bookings on your behalf and to arrange relevant contracts between you and travel service providers. Surf Camp Sumatra 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.
Guest Reviews
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The perfect trip

Richard Bevan
Faultless surf trip. Occasional crowded line-up but overall very happy with the waves we scored. We used the GOEY day in day out too. Rooms, food, service all as expect. Big thanks to Mick and the crew!

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Mentawai magic

By Felix
Magic boat. Magic Crew. Magic food. Magic Surf!

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Bintangs on the Bintang

By Andy P
The trip was unreal. The entire experience was flawless. We were looked after like kings. The Mentawai islands were all I dreamed of and the surf was great. Thanks to Mick and the crew for a great time, we'll be back!

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Indo dreaming

By Jim
Now that Im back in the office, I can't stop thinking about the amazing time aboard the Bintang. Thanks to Mick and all the crew for delivering the goods, Jim

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Take me back!

By Joey T
Thanks for the trip of a life time!

Reasons to book!

  • Australian Skipper
  • High quality charter
  • 4 x private cabins (10-14 guests)
  • 3 cabins with private bathrooms 1 shared bathroom
  • 7.2m speed boat “GOEY” with 250hp engine
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • 13 knots under full sail
  • Includes Padang transfers, meals, snacks, soft drinks & water

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