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THE DREAM

Extra privacy

"Sleeping quarters are spread amongst 6 separate (a/c) bedrooms, giving guests plenty of privacy that’s so often hard to find during most boat trips.”

THE DREAM

Imagination to reality

"Built in 2009, The Dream has become a head turner in the Banyaks in recent years. Fast, spacious & modern the 26m charter boat hosts 7-12 guests within its 5 air conditioned sleeping quarters."

The Dream Surf Charter

Specials

From pp

USD 2000

Charter Boat

Overview

dream surf charter

Group Size: Max 12 / Min 7 guests
Number of Cabins: 6 a/c cabins including: 4 cabins with 2 beds, 1 cabin with 4 beds, 1 VIP cabin with king size bed
Length of Stay: 10 days surfing / 11 nights on board (flexible on request)
Destination: Banyak Islands (only)
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium
A/C: All cabins and all common rooms
Photos: Price on request
Beers: Free
Tender: 18-foot boat & dingy
Port: Sibolga, West Sumatra

About

top deck

The Dream 
is a spacious and modern 26m charter boat that cruises at around 8-10 knots. Built in 2009, this elegant surf charter hosts 7-10 guests but can accommodate 12 on request. The sleeping quarters are spread out between four twin bedrooms plus a VIP room with a king-size bed for couples, as well as a four-person room with bunks. All sleeping and common rooms are air-conditioned, and there is a large second floor outdoor terrace (45m2) where you can relax and watch the waves roll by. On board facilities include flat screen TV, DVD, and X-Box. Fishing, snorkelling and spear fishing equipment are also available. The skipper and surf guides are French (English speaking) and are as experienced as anyone in the Banyak Islands.

Accommodation

6 cabins (private a/c) for 10 guests (12 on request)

* 4 cabins 
with 2 beds (bunks), 1 cabin with 4 beds (bunks), 1 VIP cabin with king size bed
* 2 Showers and Toilets
* Inside Lounge & dining area (A/C) with Flat Screen TV / Video CD Player/DVD Player
* A large second floor outdoor terrace (45m2)
* Snorkeling & Fishing Gear

Food

The dream charter boat

Included in all packages:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
French & Indonesian chefs offering a mix of Indonesian, French & Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians can be catered for.
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks
Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water
Unlimited cold beer (Bintang)

Specifications

dream charter boat

Length Overall (LOA): 26m, width 6.5 m
Construction: Fibreglass & Wooden Boat
Marine Engine: 300HP Nissan V8
Style: Fibreglass & Wood Indonesian Motor boat (Indonesian Flag)
Cruise speed: 8-10 knots
Generator: 2 X Mitsubishi Colt diesel 40kw
Electrical points: 220v power

 

Navigation & Saftey

banyaks the dream

Radar – 24 Mile Range
GPS plotter – Depth Sounder/Fish Finder
Radios – HF/SSB, VHF Radios
Life Jackets
Life Ring with MOB Lights
Life raft for 20 People
First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)
Satellite Phone Available

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

The Crew

the crew

The experienced dream crew consist of:

French Captain
French Owners & Surf Guides (Speak English, French, Spanish & Indonesian)
Indonesian Chef, deck hands & kitchen staff

 

Trip Information

What to expect

The dream surf charter

The “many” islands, lie off the west coast of Northern Sumatra, nestled between the island of Nias to the south and south east of Simeulue, to the North. These sparsely inhabited islands are home to world class waves including “Treasure Island” as well as a wave dense cluster of breaks, found in the “Bay of Plenty”. And in similar fashion to its neighbouring archipelagos, perfect waves break on its shores with extreme frequency. Located just above the equator, winds aregenerally light year round.  

The best time of year to surf “The Banyaks” is during the dry season, which can be anytime from late March to early November, when the Indian Ocean produces its most consistent groundswells.

As a rule, the surf is suited more for intermediate to experienced riders. They will certainly take more from the long trip to the region. And although the area boasts 100’s of dreamy set-ups, most unload onto sharp coral reef ready to dish out a suitable punishment given half a chance. This is primarily the reason we dont encourage learners or even progressing beginners to the area.

That said, with so many waves to choose from, intermediates can still ride the waves of theirlives, without too much risk. As for the advanced surfer – one trip will result in many more to follow.

The Surf

Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the Banyak Islands destination's section of the site: 

* Surf BreaksBanyak Islands.








Travelling to Sumatra

travelling to the banyaks

Guests need to fly into Sibolga Airport (FLZ), North Sumatra 

Guests will then be taken by taxi to the port. The taxi & meet and greet is included in your package.

The boat departs at 6-7pm. 

Flights 

We recommend using www.skyscanner.net and flying into either Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - or Jakarta, Indonesia (recommended). From either of these destinations, you'll then need to take a further flight to Medan.

From Medan you will need to take a short flight to Sibolga (FLZ). There is usually just one flight each day (each way) from Medan with Wings Air. This can be booked on www.traveloka.com

We advise guests to spend the first and last night of the trip in Medan (Horizon Hotel). This is because it can be common for boardbags to get left behind due to space limitations onboard the flight. This way, boards can be transported across land (10 hrs) from Medan to Sibolga, safely to the boat (& back to Medan again!).

Note: Domestic and international flights can also be booked via Boraspati Travel email [email protected]

In all cases, please run your itinerary by us before you book just to make sure!


Transfer package USD 150 each way

If you're looking for a stress free solution to arriving and departing in/out of Sibolga, we are pleased to offer a transfer package from Medan to Sibolga and back.

Includes:

- Meet and greet in Medan
- All taxis Medan
- 1 night each way at the Marriott hotel in Medan
- Flights Medan-Sibolga and Sibolga-Medan
- Meet and greet in Sibolga
- All taxis Sibolga

The Boat trip

surf charters north sumatra

Arrive Sibolga by 1pm.

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

Early arrivals will be taken to relax at a nearby hotel

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Banyak Islands early the next morning

10 days surfing / 11 nights

Return back to Sibolga early morning.

One of our reps will take you to the airport

Fly anytime after 9am.

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.

Useful stuff

Before booking a trip aboard The Dream, 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.

For those that need some help in choosing the right surf charter boat or those that are unsure what's better a surf charter boat or surf camp, then check out both our blogs below.

mentawai

mentawai surf charter

PRICES

Dates: 29 AUG 22 to 09 SEP 22

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 12 SEP 22 to 23 SEP 22

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 26 SEP 22 to 07 OCT 22

Destination:

Nights: 11 Availability: 2

Price: USD 2700 USD 2300

Dates: 10 OCT 22 to 21 OCT 22

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 24 OCT 22 to 04 NOV 22

Destination:

Nights: 11 Availability: 1

Price: USD 2700 USD 2300

Dates: 07 NOV 22 to 18 NOV 22

Destination:

Nights: 11 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2700 USD 2200

Dates: 13 MAR 23 to 24 MAR 23

Destination:

Nights: 11 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2700

Dates: 27 MAR 23 to 07 APR 23

Destination:

Nights: 11 Availability: 4

Price: USD 2700 USD 2600

Dates: 10 APR 23 to 21 APR 23

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 24 APR 23 to 05 MAY 23

Destination:

Nights: 11 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2700

Dates: 08 MAY 23 to 19 MAY 23

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 22 MAY 23 to 02 JUN 23

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 05 JUN 23 to 16 JUN 23

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 19 JUN 23 to 30 JUN 23

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 03 JUL 23 to 14 JUL 23

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 17 JUL 23 to 28 JUL 23

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Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 31 JUL 23 to 11 AUG 23

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 14 AUG 23 to 25 AUG 23

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 28 AUG 23 to 08 SEP 23

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 11 SEP 23 to 22 SEP 23

Destination:

Nights: 11 Availability: 4

Price: USD 2700

Dates: 25 SEP 23 to 06 OCT 23

Destination:

Nights: 11 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2700

Dates: 09 OCT 23 to 20 OCT 23

Destination:

Nights: 11

FULLY BOOKED

Dates: 23 OCT 23 to 03 NOV 23

Destination:

Nights: 11 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2700

Dates: 06 NOV 23 to 17 NOV 23

Destination:

Nights: 11 Availability: 10

Price: USD 2700

The Dream and tender One of Indonesias last frontiers Built in 2009 this elegant surf charter hosts 7-12 guests Banyaks perfection Perfect for groups of 7-12 guests Northern Sumatra Bay of Plenty in the Banyaks The boats stern A great place to relax Your sleeping quarters Untouched The stylish interior dining area Bay of Plenty The Dream is a specialist surf charter boat that only operates in northern Sumatra First class interior Northern Sumatra from up high Welcome to the Banyak islands The skipper surf guide of the vessel is French and is also fluent in English 5 air conditioned cabins Kitchen and the captains bridge The awesome outdoor dining area Tasty and varied food guaranteed All smiles aboard The Dream The Dream surf charter The speedboat is ready to shuttle you all day every day to the surf Plenty of room aboard The Dream surf charter Empty left hander and the main outdoor seating area Plenty of right handers in the Banyaks The Dream up close and from a distance Pierre your surf guide and some stoked guests It doesnt get much better than this The dreams tender will shuttle you to the lineup all day long Expect plenty of this Its not all rights in the Banyaks Driving into a thick one Sumatran juice

dream surf charter

Group Size: Max 12 / Min 7 guests
Number of Cabins: 6 a/c cabins including: 4 cabins with 2 beds, 1 cabin with 4 beds, 1 VIP cabin with king size bed
Length of Stay: 10 days surfing / 11 nights on board (flexible on request)
Destination: Banyak Islands (only)
Surfing Ability: Intermediate to advanced only
Budget: Medium
A/C: All cabins and all common rooms
Photos: Price on request
Beers: Free
Tender: 18-foot boat & dingy
Port: Sibolga, West Sumatra

top deck

The Dream 
is a spacious and modern 26m charter boat that cruises at around 8-10 knots. Built in 2009, this elegant surf charter hosts 7-10 guests but can accommodate 12 on request. The sleeping quarters are spread out between four twin bedrooms plus a VIP room with a king-size bed for couples, as well as a four-person room with bunks. All sleeping and common rooms are air-conditioned, and there is a large second floor outdoor terrace (45m2) where you can relax and watch the waves roll by. On board facilities include flat screen TV, DVD, and X-Box. Fishing, snorkelling and spear fishing equipment are also available. The skipper and surf guides are French (English speaking) and are as experienced as anyone in the Banyak Islands.

6 cabins (private a/c) for 10 guests (12 on request)

* 4 cabins 
with 2 beds (bunks), 1 cabin with 4 beds (bunks), 1 VIP cabin with king size bed
* 2 Showers and Toilets
* Inside Lounge & dining area (A/C) with Flat Screen TV / Video CD Player/DVD Player
* A large second floor outdoor terrace (45m2)
* Snorkeling & Fishing Gear

The dream charter boat

Included in all packages:

3 large, healthy delicious meals are served each day
French & Indonesian chefs offering a mix of Indonesian, French & Western cuisine served for breakfast, lunch & dinner. Vegetarians can be catered for.
Snacks, fruit Juices & soft drinks
Unlimited Tea, Coffee and Water
Unlimited cold beer (Bintang)

dream charter boat

Length Overall (LOA): 26m, width 6.5 m
Construction: Fibreglass & Wooden Boat
Marine Engine: 300HP Nissan V8
Style: Fibreglass & Wood Indonesian Motor boat (Indonesian Flag)
Cruise speed: 8-10 knots
Generator: 2 X Mitsubishi Colt diesel 40kw
Electrical points: 220v power

 

banyaks the dream

Radar – 24 Mile Range
GPS plotter – Depth Sounder/Fish Finder
Radios – HF/SSB, VHF Radios
Life Jackets
Life Ring with MOB Lights
Life raft for 20 People
First Aid Kit (with staff on board trained to use it)
Satellite Phone Available

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

the crew

The experienced dream crew consist of:

French Captain
French Owners & Surf Guides (Speak English, French, Spanish & Indonesian)
Indonesian Chef, deck hands & kitchen staff

 

The dream surf charter

The “many” islands, lie off the west coast of Northern Sumatra, nestled between the island of Nias to the south and south east of Simeulue, to the North. These sparsely inhabited islands are home to world class waves including “Treasure Island” as well as a wave dense cluster of breaks, found in the “Bay of Plenty”. And in similar fashion to its neighbouring archipelagos, perfect waves break on its shores with extreme frequency. Located just above the equator, winds aregenerally light year round.  

The best time of year to surf “The Banyaks” is during the dry season, which can be anytime from late March to early November, when the Indian Ocean produces its most consistent groundswells.

As a rule, the surf is suited more for intermediate to experienced riders. They will certainly take more from the long trip to the region. And although the area boasts 100’s of dreamy set-ups, most unload onto sharp coral reef ready to dish out a suitable punishment given half a chance. This is primarily the reason we dont encourage learners or even progressing beginners to the area.

That said, with so many waves to choose from, intermediates can still ride the waves of theirlives, without too much risk. As for the advanced surfer – one trip will result in many more to follow.

Detailed information for all the surf breaks can be found in the Banyak Islands destination's section of the site: 

* Surf BreaksBanyak Islands.








travelling to the banyaks

Guests need to fly into Sibolga Airport (FLZ), North Sumatra 

Guests will then be taken by taxi to the port. The taxi & meet and greet is included in your package.

The boat departs at 6-7pm. 

Flights 

We recommend using www.skyscanner.net and flying into either Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia - or Jakarta, Indonesia (recommended). From either of these destinations, you'll then need to take a further flight to Medan.

From Medan you will need to take a short flight to Sibolga (FLZ). There is usually just one flight each day (each way) from Medan with Wings Air. This can be booked on www.traveloka.com

We advise guests to spend the first and last night of the trip in Medan (Horizon Hotel). This is because it can be common for boardbags to get left behind due to space limitations onboard the flight. This way, boards can be transported across land (10 hrs) from Medan to Sibolga, safely to the boat (& back to Medan again!).

Note: Domestic and international flights can also be booked via Boraspati Travel email [email protected]

In all cases, please run your itinerary by us before you book just to make sure!


Transfer package USD 150 each way

If you're looking for a stress free solution to arriving and departing in/out of Sibolga, we are pleased to offer a transfer package from Medan to Sibolga and back.

Includes:

- Meet and greet in Medan
- All taxis Medan
- 1 night each way at the Marriott hotel in Medan
- Flights Medan-Sibolga and Sibolga-Medan
- Meet and greet in Sibolga
- All taxis Sibolga

surf charters north sumatra

Arrive Sibolga by 1pm.

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

Early arrivals will be taken to relax at a nearby hotel

Depart harbour 6pm, arrive Banyak Islands early the next morning

10 days surfing / 11 nights

Return back to Sibolga early morning.

One of our reps will take you to the airport

Fly anytime after 9am.

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 Dream, 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.

For those that need some help in choosing the right surf charter boat or those that are unsure what's better a surf charter boat or surf camp, then check out both our blogs below.

mentawai

mentawai surf charter

Dates

Destination

Nights

Price Per Person

Special Offer

Availability

29 AUG 22 to 09 SEP 22

11

USD 2700

0

12 SEP 22 to 23 SEP 22

11

USD 2700

0

26 SEP 22 to 07 OCT 22

11

USD 2700

USD 2300

2

10 OCT 22 to 21 OCT 22

11

USD 2700

0

24 OCT 22 to 04 NOV 22

11

USD 2700

USD 2300

1

07 NOV 22 to 18 NOV 22

11

USD 2700

USD 2200

10

13 MAR 23 to 24 MAR 23

11

USD 2700

10

27 MAR 23 to 07 APR 23

11

USD 2700

USD 2600

4

10 APR 23 to 21 APR 23

11

USD 2700

0

24 APR 23 to 05 MAY 23

11

USD 2700

10

08 MAY 23 to 19 MAY 23

11

USD 2700

0

22 MAY 23 to 02 JUN 23

11

USD 2700

0

05 JUN 23 to 16 JUN 23

11

USD 2700

0

19 JUN 23 to 30 JUN 23

11

USD 2700

0

03 JUL 23 to 14 JUL 23

11

USD 2700

0

17 JUL 23 to 28 JUL 23

11

USD 2700

0

31 JUL 23 to 11 AUG 23

11

USD 2700

0

14 AUG 23 to 25 AUG 23

11

USD 2700

0

28 AUG 23 to 08 SEP 23

11

USD 2700

0

11 SEP 23 to 22 SEP 23

11

USD 2700

4

25 SEP 23 to 06 OCT 23

11

USD 2700

10

09 OCT 23 to 20 OCT 23

11

USD 2700

0

23 OCT 23 to 03 NOV 23

11

USD 2700

10

06 NOV 23 to 17 NOV 23

11

USD 2700

10

Booking Notes


Occupancy: Max 12 / Min 7 guests. Trip starts/ends: Sibolga, West Sumatra
Arrival into Sibolga by (latest) 1pm on day 1. The boat departs at 6pm.
Departure flights should be departing Sibolga 9am (or later) on the last day of the trip.

A deposit of USD 900 (approx. AUD 1350) per person is required to secure your booking.

The deposit once paid is not refundable. If the customer cannot go, the deposit shall remain valid for other dates.

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 The Dream Surf Charter & Surf Camp Sumatra’s Terms & Conditions. Both links can be found below;

The Dream Surf Charter http://thedream-surftrip.com/terms-and-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
Overall
Value
Surf
Food
Room
Vibe
Epic trip

Louis, Newcastle
The Dream provided a Epic Trip with amazing waves, barrels and great food. Pierre, the captain was on point with finding the best waves possible. The boat had everything we needed, plenty of space and a great crew. I highly recommend booking a trip with the Dream. I will be coming back for sure! Louis Newcastle, Australia

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Food
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Vibe
11 stars out of 6.

Todd, Bronte
Louis is the guy who booked the trip. I'm Todd. Lord of the mac. Trevor is the sickest c**t I've met. Trevor and his island of goodies, more than satisfied this deviants needs of addiction. If we were in Byron his name would be Lord Trevor. Lamb of Trevor. And he would take away the sins of your pull backs. Have mercy on you. The sun was shining and the weather was sweet and I want Saint Pierre to know he is an Angel too. He's an angle too. Todd 11 stars out of 6. Bronte Reef, Sydney

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Value
Surf
Food
Room
Vibe
Bunyip dreaming!

By saxo
First time in the Banyaks, wont be the last. Fun waves every day with minimal crowds. A dream come true for all aboard this great boat. Great friends and great times all round. Yeeaahhhhooo!

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Value
Surf
Food
Room
Vibe
Banyak attack!

By Joey D
The trip was unreal from start to end. Plenty of food, lots of room for chilling and watching ya mates scoring in the background. Take me back - was it a dreeeeeam...?!

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Value
Surf
Food
Room
Vibe
Was it a dream!?!??!

By Jake
Thanks to Pierre for a solid trip. Scored some epic and uncrowded waves, big thanks to the crew too who were top notch, yeew

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Value
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Food
Room
Vibe
Great Boat and perfect waves!

By Jack
Superb boat. The Dream is literally a dream, plenty of space, full of mod cons and always a cold beer on hand. The skipper certainly delivered the goods. We all scored the waves of our lives. Great crew, always with a big smile on their faces! The crew are seasoned Indo's and really know what they are doing! Outstanding in every way.

Reasons to book!

  • 10 guests (12 on request)
  • French owner & surf guide
  • 6 cabins (Air-conditioned)
  • Good cruising speed (8-10 knots)    
  • Banyak Islands specialists
  • Unlimited cold Bintang (beer)
  • 18' speed boat & dingy
  • Includes Airport transfers  
  • Includes meals, snacks
  • Includes soft drinks & water

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