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SANTA LUSIA

Budget conscious

"Don't be fooled by the low price tag. The Santa Lusia is the real deal, thanks to its experienced crew as well as its first class service"

SANTA LUSIA

A popular choice

"Under new ownership since 2015, continued improvements guarantee the Santa Lusia will always remain a quality choice, especially now that it's owner operated"

Santa Lusia Surf Charter

Price

From pp

USD 2500

Charter Boat

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Overview

About

Santa Lusia

Group Size: Max 11 / Min 7 guests
Number of Cabins: 1 large dormitory 
Length of Stay: 11 days surfing / 12 nights on board (extra/less days on request)
Destination: Mentawai, Telo Islands 
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium
A/C: Cabins and all common rooms
Photos: $300 pp
Beers: Free 3 beers pp / day (10 cases)
Tender: 2 x Aluminium boats (40hp) 
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

Santa Lusia Surf Charter Boat

The Santa Lusia is a 65' Indonesian motor boat that offers plenty of amenities & safety features you’d expect from a surf charter in the Mentawai region. This reputable vessel boasts 2 outside decks (covered and uncovered) and has a/c throughout its interior dormitory & lounge/dining area to keep its guests cool.

The new owners (2015) have been consistently updating & improving the vessel since its acquisition guaranteeing a quality service, especially since the owner is very hands on with each trip. 

Accommodation

Santa Lusia Dormitory

Interior 

Dormitory with 10 single beds & 1 double bed (7-11 guests) - max 10 singles.
Fully air-conditioned 
Lounge/dining room with TV, DVD and stereo
One inside bathroom with shower (warm water), basin & toilet

Exterior

The Santa Lusia boasts plenty of outside deck areas for its guests to relax, watch the surf & enjoy a few sunset beers. With a deck area at the front and rear of the charter boat, each space offers plenty of room for all its guests. Although mainly covered from the sun, there are areas for both sun lovers and those a little more sensitive to the regions tropical rays. There is also a large shaded area at the back of the boat to fish from.  

Also, one outside shower.

Santa Lusia Surf Boat 

Food

Surf Charter Mentawai

Included in all packages:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
A mix of Indonesian, Mexican, Brazilian & Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians can be catered for (given prior notice)
Plenty of Snacks, Juices & soft drinks
Unlimited Tea, Coffee & Water
3 beers pp / day 

Additional beers will be available for purchase on board

 

Specifications

Surf Boat mentawai

Length Overall (LOA): 65 feet
Construction: Fibreglass & Wooden Boat
Marine Engine: 2 x Mitsubishi 622's with 280 Hp/ Engine
Style: Fibreglass & Wood Indonesian Motor boat (Indonesian Flag)
Cruise speed: 8-10 knots
Generator: 2 x Genset 25kva coupled with Mitsubishi colt Diesel
Electrics: 240v power
Speedboats: 2 x Aluminium boats (40hp) 
Extras: 2 fishing rods & some snorkeling gear

Navigation & Saftey

Mentawai Surf Charter Boat

Furuno 24Nm radar

Garmin GPS
Radios VHF and SSB 
Life raft for 15 people (SOLAS) 
Life Jackets
EPIRB 104Mhz (SOLAS)
Flares
First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)
Satellite Phone available
Speedboats (2) each made of aluminium (40hp)

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

Mentawai Surf Charter

Samia
and Marco (above) are originally from Brazil but are now based in Bali. They've been operating the Santa Lusia since 2015 although both have been working in the Mentawais for over a decade as surf guides, photographer's and videographer's.

The crew of the Santa Lusia are also experienced in the Telo Islands.

 

 

 

Trip Information

What to expect

When booking a trip aboard the Santa Lusia  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). 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.

Note: Trips to the Telos will incur a USD 1,000 additional fuel charge.

mentawais and telos surf map

Both regions offer an excellent mix of waves, so it’s best to check out our destinations pages as well as the surf breaks listed here to get an idea of which region you’d prefer to visit.

Either way, expect plenty of picture perfect barrels breaking in crystal clear bath water, just a stone’s throw from palm fringed white sandy shores in a tropical paradise!

With that said, as a rule, the surf is suited more for experienced riders. They keep the status quo & will certainly take more from the long trip to the area. And although the region boasts 100’s of mechanical dreamy set-ups, the majority break over sharp coral reef ready to dish out a fresh tattoo given half a chance. This is primarily the reason we don’t encourage learners or even progressing beginners to the area. When things go wrong, you’ll soon realise that you’re very far away from a hospital.

But with so many waves to choose from, intermediates can find the waves of their lives, without running any real risk of injury.

As for the advanced surfer - the world really is your oyster!

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

travel to sumatra

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

Arrival into Padang by (latest) 1pm (day 1)

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

Surf Charter Boat mentawais

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

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

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawai Islands early the next morning.

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

Make sure you pack light & within the baggage restrictions of your airline. 

Don’t leave for your trip without any of the following:

Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure and must have at least 1 completely blank page (no stamps, nothing)

Tickets & itinerary

Travel insurance policy

Cash – change $500 minimum per two weeks stay into Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).

Valid Visa (for Australian, British & USA passport holders, visas can be issued on arrival (30 days max). Please check prior to purchasing your tickets.

Important: 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: 29 SEP 20 to 11 OCT 20

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2500 USD 2400

Guests:

Dates: 13 OCT 20 to 25 OCT 20

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2500 USD 2400

Guests:

Dates: 27 OCT 20 to 08 NOV 20

Nights: 12 Availability: 12

Price: USD 2500 USD 2400

Guests:
Perfect for groups of 8 to 11 guests Sunset cruising One of the most affordable surf charters in the mentawai islands Best seats in the house Boosting in the Ments Anchored up Enjoying the view from the front deck Sumatran sunset Santa Lusia surf charter Chilling on the front deck The Santa Lusia in all her glory Guest cabin and stairs Plenty of outside space to relax Another group of stoked guests Fully air conditioned cabin Chilling board the Santa Lusia Santa Lusia kitchen Sunset aboard the Santa Lusia Guest bunks Interior lounge and dining area Chilling on the back deck Dormitory style cabin with 11 beds Dormitory cabin looking into the double bed Guest cabin Lounge and dining room Guests usually prefer to keep this as the lounge with food served on the top deck Surf check aboard the Santa Lusia Santa Lusia interior Shackers all round Stoked guests aboard the Santa Lusia Dinner is served Catch of the day Expect plenty of delicious and healthy food Birds eye view HTs pumping On location in the Mentawais A classic shot of HTs courtesy of Santa Lusia Locked and loaded Water photography available Photography packages available Expect plenty of this Enjoying a Bintang in the shade

Santa Lusia

Group Size: Max 11 / Min 7 guests
Number of Cabins: 1 large dormitory 
Length of Stay: 11 days surfing / 12 nights on board (extra/less days on request)
Destination: Mentawai, Telo Islands 
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium
A/C: Cabins and all common rooms
Photos: $300 pp
Beers: Free 3 beers pp / day (10 cases)
Tender: 2 x Aluminium boats (40hp) 
Port: Padang, West Sumatra

Santa Lusia Surf Charter Boat

The Santa Lusia is a 65' Indonesian motor boat that offers plenty of amenities & safety features you’d expect from a surf charter in the Mentawai region. This reputable vessel boasts 2 outside decks (covered and uncovered) and has a/c throughout its interior dormitory & lounge/dining area to keep its guests cool.

The new owners (2015) have been consistently updating & improving the vessel since its acquisition guaranteeing a quality service, especially since the owner is very hands on with each trip. 

Santa Lusia Dormitory

Interior 

Dormitory with 10 single beds & 1 double bed (7-11 guests) - max 10 singles.
Fully air-conditioned 
Lounge/dining room with TV, DVD and stereo
One inside bathroom with shower (warm water), basin & toilet

Exterior

The Santa Lusia boasts plenty of outside deck areas for its guests to relax, watch the surf & enjoy a few sunset beers. With a deck area at the front and rear of the charter boat, each space offers plenty of room for all its guests. Although mainly covered from the sun, there are areas for both sun lovers and those a little more sensitive to the regions tropical rays. There is also a large shaded area at the back of the boat to fish from.  

Also, one outside shower.

Santa Lusia Surf Boat 

Surf Charter Mentawai

Included in all packages:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
A mix of Indonesian, Mexican, Brazilian & Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians can be catered for (given prior notice)
Plenty of Snacks, Juices & soft drinks
Unlimited Tea, Coffee & Water
3 beers pp / day 

Additional beers will be available for purchase on board

 

Surf Boat mentawai

Length Overall (LOA): 65 feet
Construction: Fibreglass & Wooden Boat
Marine Engine: 2 x Mitsubishi 622's with 280 Hp/ Engine
Style: Fibreglass & Wood Indonesian Motor boat (Indonesian Flag)
Cruise speed: 8-10 knots
Generator: 2 x Genset 25kva coupled with Mitsubishi colt Diesel
Electrics: 240v power
Speedboats: 2 x Aluminium boats (40hp) 
Extras: 2 fishing rods & some snorkeling gear

Mentawai Surf Charter Boat

Furuno 24Nm radar

Garmin GPS
Radios VHF and SSB 
Life raft for 15 people (SOLAS) 
Life Jackets
EPIRB 104Mhz (SOLAS)
Flares
First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)
Satellite Phone available
Speedboats (2) each made of aluminium (40hp)

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.


Mentawai Surf Charter

Samia
and Marco (above) are originally from Brazil but are now based in Bali. They've been operating the Santa Lusia since 2015 although both have been working in the Mentawais for over a decade as surf guides, photographer's and videographer's.

The crew of the Santa Lusia are also experienced in the Telo Islands.

 

 

 

When booking a trip aboard the Santa Lusia  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). 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.

Note: Trips to the Telos will incur a USD 1,000 additional fuel charge.

mentawais and telos surf map

Both regions offer an excellent mix of waves, so it’s best to check out our destinations pages as well as the surf breaks listed here to get an idea of which region you’d prefer to visit.

Either way, expect plenty of picture perfect barrels breaking in crystal clear bath water, just a stone’s throw from palm fringed white sandy shores in a tropical paradise!

With that said, as a rule, the surf is suited more for experienced riders. They keep the status quo & will certainly take more from the long trip to the area. And although the region boasts 100’s of mechanical dreamy set-ups, the majority break over sharp coral reef ready to dish out a fresh tattoo given half a chance. This is primarily the reason we don’t encourage learners or even progressing beginners to the area. When things go wrong, you’ll soon realise that you’re very far away from a hospital.

But with so many waves to choose from, intermediates can find the waves of their lives, without running any real risk of injury.

As for the advanced surfer - the world really is your oyster!

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









travel to sumatra

Guests need to fly into Padang Airport, West Sumatra 

Arrival into Padang by (latest) 1pm (day 1)

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. 

Surf Charter Boat mentawais

Arrive Padang airport by 1pm.

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

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Mentawai Islands early the next morning.

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.

Make sure you pack light & within the baggage restrictions of your airline. 

Don’t leave for your trip without any of the following:

Passport valid for at least 6 months from date of departure and must have at least 1 completely blank page (no stamps, nothing)

Tickets & itinerary

Travel insurance policy

Cash – change $500 minimum per two weeks stay into Indonesian Rupiah (IDR).

Valid Visa (for Australian, British & USA passport holders, visas can be issued on arrival (30 days max). Please check prior to purchasing your tickets.

Important: 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

29 SEP 20 to 11 OCT 20

12

USD 2500

USD 2400

12

13 OCT 20 to 25 OCT 20

12

USD 2500

USD 2400

12

27 OCT 20 to 08 NOV 20

12

USD 2500

USD 2400

12

Booking Notes

Special Offers are based on minimum 6 guests

Trips to Mentawai OR Telos no fuel surcharge
Trips to North Mentawai AND Telos USD 2,000 fuel surcharge

Santa Lusia "exclusive" charter is USD 19,990 up to 11 guests

Occupancy: Max 11 / Min 7 guests. 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.
Above prices based on 10 guest occupancy
10 guests needed for private use of boat

A deposit of USD1000 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. Policies should include coverage for the following: trip cancellation & interruption, baggage delay, baggage coverage, travel delay, emergency medical and dental, emergency medical transport & evacuation, and travel accident insurance.

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 Santa Lusia Surf Charter & Surf Camp Sumatra's Terms & Conditions. Both links can be found below;

Santa Lusia Surf Charter: www. santalusia .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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You guys are the best!

By Dalton Mills
Thank you Samia and Marco. You guys are the best, with the other boys on the trip, it felt like family. When l visit the Ments again it will be with you guys.! Safe travels.

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Awesome trip

By Cameron Jeffray
Awesome trip!!! Thank you all so much. Can't wait to come back for another trip. Pumping waves, awesome food, great vibes from everyone! See you next time

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Thanks Marco

By Shaun Webb
Thanks Marco for letting us share your office space the last two weeks. You've the best job ever. Cheers bud

Reasons to book!

  • Excellent value
  • 7-11 surfers
  • 1 a/c dormitory with 10 beds
  • Experienced crew
  • 2 x speedboats (40hp) 
  • Cruising speed 8-10 knots    
  • Includes 3 beers pp / day
  • Includes airport transfers  
  • Includes meals, snacks
  • Includes soft drinks & water

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