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MAKI

Built in 2017

"Maki is a brand new "Phinisi" style sail boat, operating in the Mentawai Islands. A real head turner, she's the perfect option for those looking for a little extra luxury at an affordable price"

MAKI

Extra space

"At 105 ft in length, 3 decks, 5 sleeping cabins and 6 bathrooms - unlike the majority of boats operating in the region, you'll be spoilt for space"

Maki Surf Charter

Specials

From pp

USD 2600

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Overview

About

maki boat

Group Size: 7-11 guests
Number of Cabins: 5 x a/c cabins (3 with private bathroom)
Length of Stay: 9-11 days surfing, 10-12 nights on board
Destination: Mentawai islands (Telo on request)
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium
A/C: All interior & cabins
Photos: Price on request
Beers: 30 beers per person
Tender: 1 x speedboat (carries 9 people) 40 hp engine, 1 x dingy (carries 5 people)
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

The Maki is a 105' "Phinisi" style sail boat built in 2017 in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Although she is relatively new in the region, the owner/operators have clocked up an impressive amount of time in Indonesia, specifically in the Mentawai Islands.

Maki is ideal for those wanting more of a luxury trip to the Mentawai Islands, yet at a very affordable price. She's a big girl & comes complete with all the bells and whistles you'd expect, including; sea kayaks, stand up paddle boards, 3 decks, 5 cabins (3 with private bathrooms), fishing & snorkelling gear as well as a speedboat and a dingy to shuttle you to the waves all day, every day. Maki even has a Yamaha Wave Runner (Jet ski) upon request, for an extra cost. 

Most trips are focused on the Mentawais, but a handful of trips each year head further north to the Telo Islands & beyond.

surf boat
Maki parked up in the Mentawais

Accommodation

Deck
Stern Shaded Deck (1 of 3 decks)

At 105 feet, space certainly isn't a problem. In fact, Maki can technically accommodate 17 guests, but for optimum comfort levels and privacy, there is a limit for each trip of no more than 11 guests. 

Maki boasts a spacious living room with 2 dining tables, open plan kitchen and TV, an external lounge to hang out and watch the surf, a sun deck with 8 day beds, and 5 cabins - 3 of them being en-suites. 

Exterior space includes 3 large decks. The upper deck is the perfect "sunset" spot, the shaded back deck offers midday sun protection and there's a lower front deck too to stretch out or to find a quiet corner to yourself.

Accommodation includes:

- Fully air conditioned interior and guest cabins
5 guest cabins, 3 with ensuite bathroom (comfortably sleeping 11 guests): 
6 toilets
- 6 showers 
(+2 outdoor showers) 
- 3 x exterior deck areas 
(8 sun beds on upper deck)
Big indoor living room with 2 dining tables with flat screen TV
- Powerful Bluetooth speakers
- Large shaded board room dedicated to accommodate your boards, with direct access to the dinghy

The 5 sleeping cabins offer plenty of privacy and are detailed below;

Master ensuite
Master Ensuite (above)

The Master Ensuite features a queen sized bed, a table, a side couch and its own bathroom. Located on the stern of the vessel in the mid level, it offers a 270° view to the waves. It is the ultimate room for a couple or a young family seeking the best possible Mentawai experience.

Room 1
Room 1 (above)

Room 1 is a 5 person dorm with its own toilet. Located in the bottom level at the bow, it is the most basic room option, but still comfortable for a boat. Perfect for groups of friends who don’t mind sharing a space and having a laugh at night laying in bed, surfed out. 

Room 2
Room 2 (above)

Room 2 features a double bed with a bunk single bed above it. It is located in the bottom level, close to the center of gravity. It doesn’t have a private bathroom but there is a bathroom next to the cabin. It suits couples or friends traveling together.

Room 3
Room 3 (above)

Room 3 has a double bed with a single bed above it. Besides its own bathroom, it also has more space than room 2 and a small desk with a mirror. Located at the bottom of the boat, next to room 2.

Room 4
Room 4 (above)

Room 4 also has a private en-suite bathroom as well as a double bed and a single bed above it. Located at the top level behind the captain's cabin. Definitely one of the best rooms.

There is also a small air conditioned room for the photographer and a large room at the stern dedicated to your surfboards so they don't get any sun. It also makes it easy for you to grab the one you want and jump onto the dinghy via the backdoor to the outboard sea level platform.

Food & Drink

food and drink
Interior dining area

Included in all packages:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day

A mix of Indonesian, Brazilian and Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians & Vegans can be catered for given prior notice.

Chef prepared breakfast, lunch & dinner, snacks, soda, juice, beer (30 complimentary Bintang's per person), smoothie bowls, unlimited fresh coconut water.

The breakfast buffet includes fruits, cereal, granola, milk, juice, coffee, bread, butter, cheese, jam, Nutella and honey. At mid-morning you can also order pancakes and omelettes or eggs as you want cooked. You are welcome to help yourself all day for snacks, icy cold soft drinks and beers.

Includes:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks

Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water 
30 complimentary beers per person per trip (more can be ordered prior to departure)

surf mentawai

The Crew

Surf Guide
Marcelo (left) and Ian (right)

For each trip an experienced Western surf guide will be on hand, throughout your trip, to make sure you get the waves of your life.

Typically it will be either Ian Cosenza or Marcelo Pinto as your surf guide. 

Ian is an accomplished waterman with loads of experience in heavy surf. He is one of the best in the world at tow-in and rescue, recently even a "WSL" world champion when he teamed up with Lucas Chumbo and Kai Lenny as second rescue. He is also well seasoned in Mentawai and loves nothing more than to get barreled. Ian hails from Rio de Janeiro but speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English and Bahasa. 
 
Marcelo is also from Rio, they actually grew up together but in 2004, Marcelo moved to Australia when he was 20 where he spends his time between Australia and Indonesia. A likeable guy, Marcelo has a passion for guiding and can get on with any type of guest. 

Maki also have 7 local staff in every trip. Namely the captain, the mechanic, the mechanic assistant, 2 dinghy/deckhand, the chef, the kitchen hand. They often help out in each other's roles as each of them can do virtually everything, with some exceptions of course.

Inclusions

surf trip mentawai

What’s included

* Airport transfers to and from the boat in Padang
* 10 to 13 nights on board Maki surf charter surfing in the Mentawai Islands (Telo on request)
* Single bed in an a/c cabin
* 3 large, healthy delicious meals served each day
* Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks each day
* Unlimited tea, coffee and water each day
* Screening of everyone's waves on TV during/after dinner
* Speedboat shuttles to the surf from dawn til dusk, all day every day
* Fishing & island excursions 
* 30 complimentary beers, per person per trip
* Use of 2 sea kayaks & 1 stand up paddle board
* Use of Powerful Bluetooth speakers
* Use of medical kit
* Fishing gear, snorkelling gear and spearfishing gun
* Yamaha Wave Runner 1,100cc (Jet ski) is available upon request at an extra cost - $200/h or $500 a day (1 tank) or $2500 for the full trip (5 tanks)
* All necessary zone permits

What’s not included

* Photos and videos - to be negotiated directly with photographer but ranging from $200 to $300 per person 
* Flights to and from Padang
* Hotels if needed
* Visa Fees and Departure Tax
* Any additional cost resulting from late arrival or the need of early departure
* Tips for the crew
* Mentawai Surf Tax (IDR 1,000,000 pp / approx. AUD 100) - required for trips to the Mentawais

Specifications

surfing charter boat

Vessel Type: Phinisi" style sail boat
Length: 105 ft overall (24m x 6m deck)
Speed Cruising: 8-9 knots
Engine: Mitsubishi 6D2
Generator (2): 1 generator 40 Kva and 1 generator 30 Kva
Accommodation: 5 x cabins (3 with private ensuite bathroom)
Bathrooms: 6 (6 toilets & 6 showers)
Tender (x 2): 1 x speedboat (max 9 guests) 40 hp engine, 1 x dingy (max 5 guests)
Stabilisation: Lateral wings for improved stabilisation and reduced rocking

Navigation & Safety

surf charter boat

Navigation

* VHF Marine Radio
* HF Radio
* Radar
* Mobile phone signal in some areas
* GPSMAP 585
* ICOM IC-718

Safety

* Certified 20 man Life Raft
* Flares
* 406Mhz EPIRB
* Sounder

The crew are all highly experienced and have completed first aid and fire training to achieve their licences and have also had a refresher on Maki with us guided by American Coastal Guard Official Dan Ingalls and Brazilian lifeguard Raf. 

Trip Information

What to expect

Trips aboard Maki are typically to the Mentawai Islands although the occasional trip will head further north to the Telo Islands.

If you’re booking up with 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.

map

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

The Surf

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

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






Travelling to Sumatra

travelling to mentawai

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

Arrival into Padang by (ideally) 1pm, although its usually OK to arrive mid afternoon. 

The boat usually departs around 6pm. 

On return, departure flights are ideally from 1pm (onward) on the last day of the trip but again there is flexibility with this, depending on the trip. So please let us know if you'd prefer an early departure out of Padang.

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 always recommend flying with Garuda & booking via 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

maki surf charter boat

Arrive Padang airport ideally around 1 pm (although later arrivals are also possible)

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

Maki will depart Padang around 6pm, arriving Mentawai early the next morning (Telo islands by request)

11-13 nights / 10-12 days surfing

Return back to Padang early morning on the last day of your trip.

One of the Maki crew will then take you to the airport or hotel of choice.

Fly anytime after 12 pm (although earlier departures are also possible).

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 Maki, 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: 01 OCT 20 to 11 OCT 20

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 13 OCT 20 to 21 OCT 20

Nights: 8 Availability: 11

Price: USD 2900 USD 2200

Guests:

Dates: 23 OCT 20 to 02 NOV 20

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 04 NOV 20 to 14 NOV 20

Nights: 10 Availability: 6

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 16 NOV 20 to 24 NOV 20

Nights: 8 Availability: 11

Price: USD 2900 USD 2200

Guests:

Dates: 03 MAR 21 to 13 MAR 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 15 MAR 21 to 25 MAR 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 27 MAR 21 to 04 APR 21

Nights: 8 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3100 USD 2400

Guests:

Dates: 06 APR 21 to 16 APR 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 18 APR 21 to 28 APR 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 30 APR 21 to 10 MAY 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 16 MAY 21 to 28 MAY 21

Nights: 12

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 30 MAY 21 to 09 JUN 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 11 JUN 21 to 21 JUN 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 23 JUN 21 to 05 JUL 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3500 USD 2800

Guests:

Dates: 07 JUL 21 to 19 JUL 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3500 USD 2800

Guests:

Dates: 21 JUL 21 to 02 AUG 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3500 USD 2800

Guests:

Dates: 04 AUG 21 to 16 AUG 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3500 USD 2800

Guests:

Dates: 18 AUG 21 to 30 AUG 21

Nights: 12 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3500 USD 2800

Guests:

Dates: 01 SEP 21 to 11 SEP 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 13 SEP 21 to 23 SEP 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 25 SEP 21 to 05 OCT 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 07 OCT 21 to 17 OCT 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 23 OCT 21 to 02 NOV 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 04 NOV 21 to 14 NOV 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 16 NOV 21 to 24 NOV 21

Nights: 8 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3100 USD 2400

Guests:

Dates: 26 NOV 21 to 06 DEC 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:

Dates: 08 DEC 21 to 18 DEC 21

Nights: 10 Availability: 11

Price: USD 3300 USD 2600

Guests:
Maki on the hunt Maki from above Land ahoy! Shuttling back to Maki Traditional Phinisi sail boat Wheel house & speedboat The stoke is real! On location in the Ments Stoked guests Master suite looking to the boats stern Maki Boat in Playgrounds Maki stern Room 3 with a double bed & a single bunk bed Plenty of space Your crew Dusk in the Mentawais Master suite Back deck Front deck Anchored in the Mentawai Islands Room 1 with 5 beds & private toilet Parked up in the Mentawais Room 2 with a double bed & a single bunk bed One of the bigger boats in the Mentawais Double bed in the master suite Dinner time Sunset session Parked up in the Mentawais Above the front deck In the right spot The golden hour Maki surf charter boat Mentawai specialists Room 1 with 5 single beds & private toilet No more than 11 guests per trip but can technically sleep 17 Parked up Room 4 with a double bed & a single bunk bed Yeeew Interior dining area Maki Boat Plenty of delicious and varied meals served each day Top deck  Luxury in the Mentawai Islands yet at a very affordable price Crystal clear waters Mentawai Islands HTs Slipping into a smoker Locked and loaded

maki boat

Group Size: 7-11 guests
Number of Cabins: 5 x a/c cabins (3 with private bathroom)
Length of Stay: 9-11 days surfing, 10-12 nights on board
Destination: Mentawai islands (Telo on request)
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium
A/C: All interior & cabins
Photos: Price on request
Beers: 30 beers per person
Tender: 1 x speedboat (carries 9 people) 40 hp engine, 1 x dingy (carries 5 people)
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

The Maki is a 105' "Phinisi" style sail boat built in 2017 in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. Although she is relatively new in the region, the owner/operators have clocked up an impressive amount of time in Indonesia, specifically in the Mentawai Islands.

Maki is ideal for those wanting more of a luxury trip to the Mentawai Islands, yet at a very affordable price. She's a big girl & comes complete with all the bells and whistles you'd expect, including; sea kayaks, stand up paddle boards, 3 decks, 5 cabins (3 with private bathrooms), fishing & snorkelling gear as well as a speedboat and a dingy to shuttle you to the waves all day, every day. Maki even has a Yamaha Wave Runner (Jet ski) upon request, for an extra cost. 

Most trips are focused on the Mentawais, but a handful of trips each year head further north to the Telo Islands & beyond.

surf boat
Maki parked up in the Mentawais

Deck
Stern Shaded Deck (1 of 3 decks)

At 105 feet, space certainly isn't a problem. In fact, Maki can technically accommodate 17 guests, but for optimum comfort levels and privacy, there is a limit for each trip of no more than 11 guests. 

Maki boasts a spacious living room with 2 dining tables, open plan kitchen and TV, an external lounge to hang out and watch the surf, a sun deck with 8 day beds, and 5 cabins - 3 of them being en-suites. 

Exterior space includes 3 large decks. The upper deck is the perfect "sunset" spot, the shaded back deck offers midday sun protection and there's a lower front deck too to stretch out or to find a quiet corner to yourself.

Accommodation includes:

- Fully air conditioned interior and guest cabins
5 guest cabins, 3 with ensuite bathroom (comfortably sleeping 11 guests): 
6 toilets
- 6 showers 
(+2 outdoor showers) 
- 3 x exterior deck areas 
(8 sun beds on upper deck)
Big indoor living room with 2 dining tables with flat screen TV
- Powerful Bluetooth speakers
- Large shaded board room dedicated to accommodate your boards, with direct access to the dinghy

The 5 sleeping cabins offer plenty of privacy and are detailed below;

Master ensuite
Master Ensuite (above)

The Master Ensuite features a queen sized bed, a table, a side couch and its own bathroom. Located on the stern of the vessel in the mid level, it offers a 270° view to the waves. It is the ultimate room for a couple or a young family seeking the best possible Mentawai experience.

Room 1
Room 1 (above)

Room 1 is a 5 person dorm with its own toilet. Located in the bottom level at the bow, it is the most basic room option, but still comfortable for a boat. Perfect for groups of friends who don’t mind sharing a space and having a laugh at night laying in bed, surfed out. 

Room 2
Room 2 (above)

Room 2 features a double bed with a bunk single bed above it. It is located in the bottom level, close to the center of gravity. It doesn’t have a private bathroom but there is a bathroom next to the cabin. It suits couples or friends traveling together.

Room 3
Room 3 (above)

Room 3 has a double bed with a single bed above it. Besides its own bathroom, it also has more space than room 2 and a small desk with a mirror. Located at the bottom of the boat, next to room 2.

Room 4
Room 4 (above)

Room 4 also has a private en-suite bathroom as well as a double bed and a single bed above it. Located at the top level behind the captain's cabin. Definitely one of the best rooms.

There is also a small air conditioned room for the photographer and a large room at the stern dedicated to your surfboards so they don't get any sun. It also makes it easy for you to grab the one you want and jump onto the dinghy via the backdoor to the outboard sea level platform.

food and drink
Interior dining area

Included in all packages:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day

A mix of Indonesian, Brazilian and Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians & Vegans can be catered for given prior notice.

Chef prepared breakfast, lunch & dinner, snacks, soda, juice, beer (30 complimentary Bintang's per person), smoothie bowls, unlimited fresh coconut water.

The breakfast buffet includes fruits, cereal, granola, milk, juice, coffee, bread, butter, cheese, jam, Nutella and honey. At mid-morning you can also order pancakes and omelettes or eggs as you want cooked. You are welcome to help yourself all day for snacks, icy cold soft drinks and beers.

Includes:

Breakfast, lunch & dinner
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks

Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water 
30 complimentary beers per person per trip (more can be ordered prior to departure)

surf mentawai

Surf Guide
Marcelo (left) and Ian (right)

For each trip an experienced Western surf guide will be on hand, throughout your trip, to make sure you get the waves of your life.

Typically it will be either Ian Cosenza or Marcelo Pinto as your surf guide. 

Ian is an accomplished waterman with loads of experience in heavy surf. He is one of the best in the world at tow-in and rescue, recently even a "WSL" world champion when he teamed up with Lucas Chumbo and Kai Lenny as second rescue. He is also well seasoned in Mentawai and loves nothing more than to get barreled. Ian hails from Rio de Janeiro but speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English and Bahasa. 
 
Marcelo is also from Rio, they actually grew up together but in 2004, Marcelo moved to Australia when he was 20 where he spends his time between Australia and Indonesia. A likeable guy, Marcelo has a passion for guiding and can get on with any type of guest. 

Maki also have 7 local staff in every trip. Namely the captain, the mechanic, the mechanic assistant, 2 dinghy/deckhand, the chef, the kitchen hand. They often help out in each other's roles as each of them can do virtually everything, with some exceptions of course.

surf trip mentawai

What’s included

* Airport transfers to and from the boat in Padang
* 10 to 13 nights on board Maki surf charter surfing in the Mentawai Islands (Telo on request)
* Single bed in an a/c cabin
* 3 large, healthy delicious meals served each day
* Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks each day
* Unlimited tea, coffee and water each day
* Screening of everyone's waves on TV during/after dinner
* Speedboat shuttles to the surf from dawn til dusk, all day every day
* Fishing & island excursions 
* 30 complimentary beers, per person per trip
* Use of 2 sea kayaks & 1 stand up paddle board
* Use of Powerful Bluetooth speakers
* Use of medical kit
* Fishing gear, snorkelling gear and spearfishing gun
* Yamaha Wave Runner 1,100cc (Jet ski) is available upon request at an extra cost - $200/h or $500 a day (1 tank) or $2500 for the full trip (5 tanks)
* All necessary zone permits

What’s not included

* Photos and videos - to be negotiated directly with photographer but ranging from $200 to $300 per person 
* Flights to and from Padang
* Hotels if needed
* Visa Fees and Departure Tax
* Any additional cost resulting from late arrival or the need of early departure
* Tips for the crew
* Mentawai Surf Tax (IDR 1,000,000 pp / approx. AUD 100) - required for trips to the Mentawais

surfing charter boat

Vessel Type: Phinisi" style sail boat
Length: 105 ft overall (24m x 6m deck)
Speed Cruising: 8-9 knots
Engine: Mitsubishi 6D2
Generator (2): 1 generator 40 Kva and 1 generator 30 Kva
Accommodation: 5 x cabins (3 with private ensuite bathroom)
Bathrooms: 6 (6 toilets & 6 showers)
Tender (x 2): 1 x speedboat (max 9 guests) 40 hp engine, 1 x dingy (max 5 guests)
Stabilisation: Lateral wings for improved stabilisation and reduced rocking

surf charter boat

Navigation

* VHF Marine Radio
* HF Radio
* Radar
* Mobile phone signal in some areas
* GPSMAP 585
* ICOM IC-718

Safety

* Certified 20 man Life Raft
* Flares
* 406Mhz EPIRB
* Sounder

The crew are all highly experienced and have completed first aid and fire training to achieve their licences and have also had a refresher on Maki with us guided by American Coastal Guard Official Dan Ingalls and Brazilian lifeguard Raf. 

Trips aboard Maki are typically to the Mentawai Islands although the occasional trip will head further north to the Telo Islands.

If you’re booking up with 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.

map

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

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

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






travelling to mentawai

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

Arrival into Padang by (ideally) 1pm, although its usually OK to arrive mid afternoon. 

The boat usually departs around 6pm. 

On return, departure flights are ideally from 1pm (onward) on the last day of the trip but again there is flexibility with this, depending on the trip. So please let us know if you'd prefer an early departure out of Padang.

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 always recommend flying with Garuda & booking via 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. 

maki surf charter boat

Arrive Padang airport ideally around 1 pm (although later arrivals are also possible)

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

Maki will depart Padang around 6pm, arriving Mentawai early the next morning (Telo islands by request)

11-13 nights / 10-12 days surfing

Return back to Padang early morning on the last day of your trip.

One of the Maki crew will then take you to the airport or hotel of choice.

Fly anytime after 12 pm (although earlier departures are also possible).

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 Maki, 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

01 OCT 20 to 11 OCT 20

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

13 OCT 20 to 21 OCT 20

8

USD 2900

USD 2200

11

23 OCT 20 to 02 NOV 20

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

04 NOV 20 to 14 NOV 20

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

6

16 NOV 20 to 24 NOV 20

8

USD 2900

USD 2200

11

03 MAR 21 to 13 MAR 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

15 MAR 21 to 25 MAR 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

27 MAR 21 to 04 APR 21

8

USD 3100

USD 2400

11

06 APR 21 to 16 APR 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

18 APR 21 to 28 APR 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

30 APR 21 to 10 MAY 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

16 MAY 21 to 28 MAY 21

12

USD 3500

0

30 MAY 21 to 09 JUN 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

11 JUN 21 to 21 JUN 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

23 JUN 21 to 05 JUL 21

12

USD 3500

USD 2800

11

07 JUL 21 to 19 JUL 21

12

USD 3500

USD 2800

11

21 JUL 21 to 02 AUG 21

12

USD 3500

USD 2800

11

04 AUG 21 to 16 AUG 21

12

USD 3500

USD 2800

11

18 AUG 21 to 30 AUG 21

12

USD 3500

USD 2800

11

01 SEP 21 to 11 SEP 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

13 SEP 21 to 23 SEP 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

25 SEP 21 to 05 OCT 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

07 OCT 21 to 17 OCT 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

23 OCT 21 to 02 NOV 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

04 NOV 21 to 14 NOV 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

16 NOV 21 to 24 NOV 21

8

USD 3100

USD 2400

11

26 NOV 21 to 06 DEC 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

08 DEC 21 to 18 DEC 21

10

USD 3300

USD 2600

11

Booking Notes

30% deposit 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% (but transferable).

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 Maki Surf Charter & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions.

Both links can be found below;

Maki Boat: https://www.makiboat.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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A great trip

Pete Owens
Main season 2019. Everything was first class. Crew were diligent & were happy to look after all our needs. Ian, the surf guide, was professional and extremely knowedgable. He knew the region well and managed to find us uncrowded waves most days. Overall super stoked, these guys have lots of enthusiasm & the boat itself is amazing!

Reasons to book!

  • 7-11 guests
  • Built 2017
  • Large 105' "Phinisi" sail boat
  • 5 x a/c cabins (3 with private bathroom)
  • Western surf guide who speaks Spanish, Portuguese, English and Bahasa.
  • 8-9 knots cruising speed
  • Includes 30 beers pp / trip
  • Includes 2 x speedboats
  • Includes Yamaha Wave Runner (Jet ski) - additional cost

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