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ISMARI

Great value

"Ideal for budget conscious small groups, she’s certainly amazing value. Packages also include 1 case of complimentary beers per person.”

ISMARI

For small groups

"With 5 air conditioned cabins & two bathrooms, the Ismari can comfortably sleep up to 10 guests. However we limit bookings to just 8 each trip meaning there is plenty of room onboard."

Ismari Surf Charter

Specials

From pp

USD 1980

Charter Boat

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Overview

About

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Group Size: Max 8 guests (10 on request)
Number of Cabins: 5 air conditioned cabins 
Length of Stay: 11 days surfing / 12 nights on board
Destination: Mentawai, Telo & Banyak Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Low to Medium
A/C: Whole interior - Cabins & dining room 
Photos: On request
Beers: 1 case of beers per person per trip
Tender: 4.2m inflatable powered by 40HP Yamaha engine
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

The Ismari charter boat is a beautiful traditional Indonesian “phinisi” that’s perfect for small groups looking to score uncrowded waves while enjoying quality facilities at a surprisingly affordable price tag. Each trip includes 12 nights and 11 days which is 1 more night and day than most operations, meaning you'll get even more bang for your buck.

The crew are spearheaded by Californian Blake Hales who has an experienced Indonesian team under his wing. Trips are typically to the Mentawai Telo islands but a boat this size can easily do trips further north to Nias & even the Banyak islands. 

mentawai charter boatsA beautifully crafted vessel both inside and out

Accommodation

private cabin

The Ismari surf charter boat has plenty of space to sleep up to 8 guests in its 5 private cabins & 2 bathrooms.

The entire interior is fully air conditioned so you're guaranteed a great nights sleep especially because with so many sleeping quarters it'll be easy enough to avoid any snorers in the group! 

Built from stunning teak and iron wood, in the traditional Phinisi Sulawasi way, the Ismari can actually sleep up to 10 single guests but have decided to limit trips to just 8, to guarantee even more privacy and space for its guests.

private cabins
5 air-con cabins on board

There is plenty of room to hang out and enjoy a meal in the interior dining saloon, although most will choose to spend their time on the large upper deck, that's protected from the tropical sun by a large shade. Complete with lounges & sun beds, there's no better place to watch your buddies surf, take an afternoon snooze or to enjoy an ice cold Bintang.

surf charter mentawaiEnjoying a few late afternoon cold ones 

top deckPlenty of room on deck

Food & Drink

Food and drink

Included in all packages:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day

A mix of Indonesian and Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians can be catered for.

boatOne of the two guest bathrooms on board & interior dining area


Includes:

Daily meals
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks

Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water 
1 complimentary case of beer "per guest" (more can be ordered prior to departure)

Dining area interiorDining area

The Crew

surf charter ismari

During each trip aboard the Ismari, there will be 5 Indonesian crew members, who are always on-board, to maximise safety and service - as well as American owner & surf guide Blake Hales

The crew have over 10 years of combined experience on board surf charters in Indonesia, and include an Indonesian captain, engineer, chef, deckhand, as well as the surf guide.

Blake is originally from California and grew up at Laguna beach. After attending maritime academy for 4 years of university, Blake walked away with a degree in marine transportation and a license for the USCG to drive unlimited size vessels. His experience has been mainly driving tugboats as an officer and captain for 11 years in Alaska. That's no mean feat. Safety is his absolute biggest priority - right after having fun! Blake has teamed up with an extremely experienced crew of Indonesians to take care of everything. Rest assured you're in very capable hands.

Inclusions

mentawai islands

What’s included

* Airport transfers to and from the boat in Padang
* 12 nights on board the Ismari surf charter surfing in the Mentawai, Telo or Banyak Islands
* Single bed in an a/c cabin
* 3 large, healthy delicious meals served each day
* Plenty of snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks each day
* Unlimited tea, coffee and water each day
* Speedboat shuttles to the surf from dawn til dusk, all day every day
* Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment
* Fishing & island excursions
* Photos on request
* 1 case of beers per person
* All necessary zone permits
* US$ 3 a day Mentawai Government Tax

What’s not included

* Mentawai Surfer Tax (IDR 1,000,000 pp)
* Flights to and from Padang
* Hotel in Padang if needed
* Visa Fees and Departure Tax
* Any additional cost resulting from late arrival or the need of early departure
* Use of satellite phone
* Tips for the crew

Specifications

surfing charter boat

Vessel Type: Traditional Indonesian Pinisi
Length: 26 metres / 85 ft
Speed Cruising: 8 knots
Power: Hino V8 360hp marine diesel engine
Facilities: Air conditioned, Refrigerator, Freezer
Accommodation: 5 air conditioned cabins with two bathrooms
Tender: 4.2m inflatable powered by 40HP Yamaha engine

Navigation & Safety

charter boat

Safety Equipment & Navigation

Life raft for 20 People
EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
Life jackets for 20 people
Flares
Satellite phone available
Radios - VHF and SSB radios
GPS (2)
Radar
Depth Sounder
Extensive First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)

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 of the region have mobile signal. Furthermore, some surf resorts have internet access and occasionally it will be possible to use their facilities.

Trip Information

What to expect

When booking a trip aboard the Ismari, guests will have the chance to surf either the Mentawai Islands (the whole region) – or further north to the Telo Islands (as well as parts of the Northern Mentawai) as well as The Banyak Islands (plus fuel surcharge). If you’re booking a large group then you’ll usually get to choose which region. Smaller groups and single surfers should enquire as to which region the charter will be heading to.

All regions offer a great range of waves, so it’s best to check out our destinations pages as well as the surf breaks listed there to get an idea of which region you’d prefer to visit.

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

travelling to mentawai

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

Arrival into Padang by (latest) 1pm.

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.nusatrip.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

mentawai islands surf

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

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

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawai or Telo islands early the next morning (Banyak Islands by request)

12 nights / 11 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 Ismari, 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 JUL 19 to 04 AUG 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2200 USD 1980

Guests:

Dates: 06 AUG 19 to 18 AUG 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2200 USD 1980

Guests:

Dates: 20 AUG 19 to 01 SEP 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2200 USD 1980

Guests:

Dates: 03 SEP 19 to 15 SEP 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2200 USD 1980

Guests:

Dates: 17 SEP 19 to 29 SEP 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2200 USD 1980

Guests:

Dates: 01 OCT 19 to 13 OCT 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2200 USD 1980

Guests:

Dates: 15 OCT 19 to 27 OCT 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2200 USD 1980

Guests:

Dates: 29 OCT 19 to 10 NOV 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2200 USD 1980

Guests:

Dates: 12 NOV 19 to 24 NOV 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2200 USD 1980

Guests:

Dates: 26 NOV 19 to 08 DEC 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2200 USD 1980

Guests:

Dates: 10 DEC 19 to 22 DEC 19

Nights: 12 Availability: 8

Price: USD 2200 USD 1980

Guests:
From a distance Its always Bintang time on board the Ismari One of the 5 air conditioned cabins Perfect for groups of 6 to 8 guests Optional divider suitable for singles and couples Ismari surf charter Your sleeping quarters Drone view of the vessel Catch of the day Ismari life Welcome aboard the Ismari Excellent private cabins Chilling deck side Interior dining and bathroom Cruising to the next destination Fantastic cabins considering its a low priced charter boat Life aboard the Ismari Twin rooms can easily convert to double rooms Dining interior Freshly prepared food each day In all her glory before she got a new paint job Never far from the action Expect plenty of this Sumatra tube Somewhere in Sumatra

tel surf charter

Group Size: Max 8 guests (10 on request)
Number of Cabins: 5 air conditioned cabins 
Length of Stay: 11 days surfing / 12 nights on board
Destination: Mentawai, Telo & Banyak Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Low to Medium
A/C: Whole interior - Cabins & dining room 
Photos: On request
Beers: 1 case of beers per person per trip
Tender: 4.2m inflatable powered by 40HP Yamaha engine
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

The Ismari charter boat is a beautiful traditional Indonesian “phinisi” that’s perfect for small groups looking to score uncrowded waves while enjoying quality facilities at a surprisingly affordable price tag. Each trip includes 12 nights and 11 days which is 1 more night and day than most operations, meaning you'll get even more bang for your buck.

The crew are spearheaded by Californian Blake Hales who has an experienced Indonesian team under his wing. Trips are typically to the Mentawai Telo islands but a boat this size can easily do trips further north to Nias & even the Banyak islands. 

mentawai charter boatsA beautifully crafted vessel both inside and out

private cabin

The Ismari surf charter boat has plenty of space to sleep up to 8 guests in its 5 private cabins & 2 bathrooms.

The entire interior is fully air conditioned so you're guaranteed a great nights sleep especially because with so many sleeping quarters it'll be easy enough to avoid any snorers in the group! 

Built from stunning teak and iron wood, in the traditional Phinisi Sulawasi way, the Ismari can actually sleep up to 10 single guests but have decided to limit trips to just 8, to guarantee even more privacy and space for its guests.

private cabins
5 air-con cabins on board

There is plenty of room to hang out and enjoy a meal in the interior dining saloon, although most will choose to spend their time on the large upper deck, that's protected from the tropical sun by a large shade. Complete with lounges & sun beds, there's no better place to watch your buddies surf, take an afternoon snooze or to enjoy an ice cold Bintang.

surf charter mentawaiEnjoying a few late afternoon cold ones 

top deckPlenty of room on deck

Food and drink

Included in all packages:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day

A mix of Indonesian and Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians can be catered for.

boatOne of the two guest bathrooms on board & interior dining area


Includes:

Daily meals
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks

Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water 
1 complimentary case of beer "per guest" (more can be ordered prior to departure)

Dining area interiorDining area

surf charter ismari

During each trip aboard the Ismari, there will be 5 Indonesian crew members, who are always on-board, to maximise safety and service - as well as American owner & surf guide Blake Hales

The crew have over 10 years of combined experience on board surf charters in Indonesia, and include an Indonesian captain, engineer, chef, deckhand, as well as the surf guide.

Blake is originally from California and grew up at Laguna beach. After attending maritime academy for 4 years of university, Blake walked away with a degree in marine transportation and a license for the USCG to drive unlimited size vessels. His experience has been mainly driving tugboats as an officer and captain for 11 years in Alaska. That's no mean feat. Safety is his absolute biggest priority - right after having fun! Blake has teamed up with an extremely experienced crew of Indonesians to take care of everything. Rest assured you're in very capable hands.

mentawai islands

What’s included

* Airport transfers to and from the boat in Padang
* 12 nights on board the Ismari surf charter surfing in the Mentawai, Telo or Banyak Islands
* Single bed in an a/c cabin
* 3 large, healthy delicious meals served each day
* Plenty of snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks each day
* Unlimited tea, coffee and water each day
* Speedboat shuttles to the surf from dawn til dusk, all day every day
* Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment
* Fishing & island excursions
* Photos on request
* 1 case of beers per person
* All necessary zone permits
* US$ 3 a day Mentawai Government Tax

What’s not included

* Mentawai Surfer Tax (IDR 1,000,000 pp)
* Flights to and from Padang
* Hotel in Padang if needed
* Visa Fees and Departure Tax
* Any additional cost resulting from late arrival or the need of early departure
* Use of satellite phone
* Tips for the crew

surfing charter boat

Vessel Type: Traditional Indonesian Pinisi
Length: 26 metres / 85 ft
Speed Cruising: 8 knots
Power: Hino V8 360hp marine diesel engine
Facilities: Air conditioned, Refrigerator, Freezer
Accommodation: 5 air conditioned cabins with two bathrooms
Tender: 4.2m inflatable powered by 40HP Yamaha engine

charter boat

Safety Equipment & Navigation

Life raft for 20 People
EPIRB Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon
Life jackets for 20 people
Flares
Satellite phone available
Radios - VHF and SSB radios
GPS (2)
Radar
Depth Sounder
Extensive First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)

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 of the region have mobile signal. Furthermore, some surf resorts have internet access and occasionally it will be possible to use their facilities.

When booking a trip aboard the Ismari, guests will have the chance to surf either the Mentawai Islands (the whole region) – or further north to the Telo Islands (as well as parts of the Northern Mentawai) as well as The Banyak Islands (plus fuel surcharge). If you’re booking a large group then you’ll usually get to choose which region. Smaller groups and single surfers should enquire as to which region the charter will be heading to.

All regions offer a great range of waves, so it’s best to check out our destinations pages as well as the surf breaks listed there to get an idea of which region you’d prefer to visit.

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






travelling to mentawai

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

Arrival into Padang by (latest) 1pm.

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.nusatrip.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. 

mentawai islands surf

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

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

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawai or Telo islands early the next morning (Banyak Islands by request)

12 nights / 11 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 Ismari, 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 JUL 19 to 04 AUG 19

12

USD 2200

USD 1980

8

06 AUG 19 to 18 AUG 19

12

USD 2200

USD 1980

8

20 AUG 19 to 01 SEP 19

12

USD 2200

USD 1980

8

03 SEP 19 to 15 SEP 19

12

USD 2200

USD 1980

8

17 SEP 19 to 29 SEP 19

12

USD 2200

USD 1980

8

01 OCT 19 to 13 OCT 19

12

USD 2200

USD 1980

8

15 OCT 19 to 27 OCT 19

12

USD 2200

USD 1980

8

29 OCT 19 to 10 NOV 19

12

USD 2200

USD 1980

8

12 NOV 19 to 24 NOV 19

12

USD 2200

USD 1980

8

26 NOV 19 to 08 DEC 19

12

USD 2200

USD 1980

8

10 DEC 19 to 22 DEC 19

12

USD 2200

USD 1980

8

Booking Notes

Occupancy: Max 8 / Min 6 guests (10 on request)

All special rates are based 8 guest occupancy
8 guests needed for private use of boat

Trip starts/ends: Padang, Sumatra
Arrival into Padang by (latest) 1pm on day 1. The boat departs at 6pm.
Departure flights should be from 1pm (onwards) on the last day of the trip.

A deposit of 30% 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 60 days prior to 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 Ismari Surf Charter & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Nomad Surf Charter: https://www.ismarisurf.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

Reasons to book!

  • 8 guests (10 on request)
  • American skipper/surf guide
  • 12 nights on board (1 more than most charters)
  • 5 private a/c cabins
  • 1 case of beers per person
  • 4.2m tender
  • Mentawai, Telos or Banyaks

Ismari Reviews

Mentawai Islands Gallery

Telo Islands Gallery

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