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KUDA LAUT

Great value

"Ideal for budget conscious small groups, she’s certainly good value. Packages also include 5 complimentary beers per person each day.”

KUDA LAUT

Ideal for small groups

"Why share the line-up with a dozen guys when you can share the whole experience with just a handful of your closest mates.”

Kuda Laut Surf Charter

Price

From pp

USD 2100

Charter Boat

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Overview

About

kuda laut charter boat

The Kuda Laut has been gracing the region for 20 years and has an experienced crew on board. This 58wooden motor sailor had a recent refit and is ideal for small groups looking to explore the Mentawai and Telo Islands. She houses 7 guests in dorm style cabin, complete with flat screen TV, fishing gear and all the navigation and safety gear you’d expect. Certainly good value, each guest has 5 complimentary beers each day.

Group Size: Max 7 / Min 5 guests
Number of Cabins: 1 large a/c cabin
Length of Stay: 10 days surfing / 11 nights on board
Destination: Mentawai Islands, Telo Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium $$$$$
A/C: Cabin & dining area
Photos: $200-$300
Beers: 5 beers pp / day
Tender: 5.5 meter tinny 60 hp 
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

kuda laut

Accommodation

 surf charter

8 beds (A/C) - 1 cabin
Showers and Toilet
Inside dining area (A/C)
34” Flat screen TV / DVD Player
Large portable speaker
Outside eating area
Snorkelling Gear & Fishing Rods (no spear fishing gear)
Satellite Phone

Food

Includes:

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.
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks
Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water
5 beers pp / day

Additional beers will be available for purchase on board

 

Specifications

charter mentawai

Length Overall (LOA): 58
Construction: Sumatran Ironwood
Marine Engine: 80hp Mitsubishi diesel
Style: Traditional Motor Sailor boat (Indonesian Flag)
Cruise speed: 8 knots
Generator: 12kVa Onan generator
Electrical points: 240v AC and 12v DC 

Navigation & Saftey

Garmin GPS
Radar - Furuno 16 mile
Depth sounder - Furuno
Fish Finder
SSB and VHS radios
EPIRB
Life Jackets & Safety Rings
Fire Extinguishers
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 of the region have mobile signal. Furthermore, some surf resorts have internet access and occasionally it will be possible to use their facilities.

The Crew

The Kuda Laut has an incredible team including:

- Indonesian Captain
- South African Surf Guide
- Indonesian Chef, deck hands & kitchen staff

Our Indonesian captain is Stanley aka "Stan the man" with 13 years experience as captain. Stan also doubles as the mechanic & is one of the most professional and proficient captains operating in the region. His navigational experience in the Mentawai archipelago is only matched by his skills in the engine room where he's been known to dismantle an engine and put it back together in minutes. He's the type of guy you want at the helm!

The Kuda Lauts surf guide is Hercules Venter from South Africa and has clocked up back to back seasons in the Mentawais since 2009. A friendly face & great surfer with in depth wave knowledge. Hercules has the knack for finding empty waves & knows how to get his guests thoroughly barreled! 

Trip Information

What to expect

When booking a trip aboard the Kuda Laut, 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 nice mix of waves, so it’s best to check out our destinations pages and check the detailed description of all the surf breaks listed 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.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

Mentawai surf

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

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

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawai Islands 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 Kuda Laut, 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 Availability: 7

Price: USD 2150 USD 2050

Guests:

Dates: 14 OCT 20 to 25 OCT 20

Nights: 11 Availability: 7

Price: USD 2150 USD 2050

Guests:
For trips to the Mentawai and Telo islands Ideal for small groups of 5-7 surfers 58 feet wooden motor sailor had a recent refit 3 healthy and delicious meals included Plenty of room for small groups Life aboard the KL Another stoked group chilling on the top deck Pre surf preparations On location in the Mentawai Islands Good things come in small packages Perfect for small groups of 4 to 6 guests Catch of the day One of the best value boats in the whole of Sumatra Birdseye view Another Sumatran sunset Chilling on the top deck High above the vessel Perfect for groups of 4 to 7 guests Plenty of room to relax aboard the Kuda Laut The bridge Kuda Laut charter Dusk aboard the Kuda Laut Looking out the back of the vessels stern The Kuda Laut Sunset in Sumatra Interior Kuda Laut On location in the Mentawai islands Somewhere in the Mentawais In between sets

kuda laut charter boat

The Kuda Laut has been gracing the region for 20 years and has an experienced crew on board. This 58wooden motor sailor had a recent refit and is ideal for small groups looking to explore the Mentawai and Telo Islands. She houses 7 guests in dorm style cabin, complete with flat screen TV, fishing gear and all the navigation and safety gear you’d expect. Certainly good value, each guest has 5 complimentary beers each day.

Group Size: Max 7 / Min 5 guests
Number of Cabins: 1 large a/c cabin
Length of Stay: 10 days surfing / 11 nights on board
Destination: Mentawai Islands, Telo Islands
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium $$$$$
A/C: Cabin & dining area
Photos: $200-$300
Beers: 5 beers pp / day
Tender: 5.5 meter tinny 60 hp 
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

kuda laut

 surf charter

8 beds (A/C) - 1 cabin
Showers and Toilet
Inside dining area (A/C)
34” Flat screen TV / DVD Player
Large portable speaker
Outside eating area
Snorkelling Gear & Fishing Rods (no spear fishing gear)
Satellite Phone

Includes:

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.
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks
Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water
5 beers pp / day

Additional beers will be available for purchase on board

 

charter mentawai

Length Overall (LOA): 58
Construction: Sumatran Ironwood
Marine Engine: 80hp Mitsubishi diesel
Style: Traditional Motor Sailor boat (Indonesian Flag)
Cruise speed: 8 knots
Generator: 12kVa Onan generator
Electrical points: 240v AC and 12v DC 

Garmin GPS
Radar - Furuno 16 mile
Depth sounder - Furuno
Fish Finder
SSB and VHS radios
EPIRB
Life Jackets & Safety Rings
Fire Extinguishers
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 of the region have mobile signal. Furthermore, some surf resorts have internet access and occasionally it will be possible to use their facilities.

The Kuda Laut has an incredible team including:

- Indonesian Captain
- South African Surf Guide
- Indonesian Chef, deck hands & kitchen staff

Our Indonesian captain is Stanley aka "Stan the man" with 13 years experience as captain. Stan also doubles as the mechanic & is one of the most professional and proficient captains operating in the region. His navigational experience in the Mentawai archipelago is only matched by his skills in the engine room where he's been known to dismantle an engine and put it back together in minutes. He's the type of guy you want at the helm!

The Kuda Lauts surf guide is Hercules Venter from South Africa and has clocked up back to back seasons in the Mentawais since 2009. A friendly face & great surfer with in depth wave knowledge. Hercules has the knack for finding empty waves & knows how to get his guests thoroughly barreled! 

When booking a trip aboard the Kuda Laut, 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 nice mix of waves, so it’s best to check out our destinations pages and check the detailed description of all the surf breaks listed 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.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. 

Mentawai surf

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

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

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawai Islands 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 Kuda Laut, 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 2150

USD 2050

7

14 OCT 20 to 25 OCT 20

11

USD 2150

USD 2050

7

Booking Notes

** Special Offer** based on 5-7 guests booking together

Occupancy: Max 7 / Min 5 guests. Trip starts/ends: Padang, West 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 25-50% 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 Kuda Laut & Surf Camp Sumatra’s Terms & Conditions. Both links can be found below;

Kuda Laut http://kudalautsurf.com/terms-conditions/

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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Kuda Laut we'll be back!

By Rob
Awesome boat and crew. We scored waves everywhere. Food was top notch and plentiful. Always a cold beer ready after a surf. It was pure magic.

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Ments magic

By Wally
We were looked after like kings. The Mentawai islands were all I expected them to be and the surf was great. The boat was great and the crew were even better.

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Big shout out to Kuda Laut

By Pete
A great surf trip where I pushed my surfing and relaxing to new limits! The crew helped us to seek out & surf the best waves we'd ever seen.

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The Seahorse!

By Simon
What this boat lacks in size it makes up in their knowledge of the area and the service the crew provides. We'll be back!

Reasons to book!

  • 5-7 guests
  • Includes 5 beers pp / day
  • Experienced captain
  • 1 tender (additional boat)
  • Air-conditioned cabin
  • Recent refit
  • Includes airport transfers
  • Includes meals, snacks, soft drinks, drinking water

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