Exclusive set trips to the Mentawai Islands.
The Mentawai Islands are home to some of the best waves in the world. Perfect left and right handers, island backdrops and surfing in board shorts all year round makes this one of the top surf destinations in the world. Our Mentawai Surf Camp lies in the Playgrounds area, which is surrounded by over 20 flawless & perfect waves, about 150km off the West Coast of Sumatra.
Sounds incredible hey? Wanna come surf with us? But “how do I get here?”
Your only way to get to the Mentawai Islands is by boat thru Padang. Padang is located on the west coast of Sumatra and has various ferry ports to depart from. Daily flights from Kuala Lumpur or Jakarta serve as your best option of arrival. We recommend flying with Garuda Indonesia based upon surfboard bag tolerance and punctuality. Other Airline options include Lion Air & Air Asia. The Mentawai Fast (Fast Ferry) leaves from Dermaga Muara (central Padang), which is about 45 minutes drive from the airport. We will arrange for your pick-up at the airport and transfer you to our private 5 bedroom house (including big living area with comfortable couch, tv and wifi) to spend one night before catching the Ferry the following morning. Our staff will go out for meals and pick you up the next day at around 6AM to transfer you to the Ferry port.
How to get to the Mentawai Islands – Playground Area:
Option 1: Exclusive Set Trips
We offer exclusive and private set trips for Kandui Resort, Kandui Villas and Mentawai Surf Camp Guests only. This Speedboat goes directly to the Playgrounds area, dropping you of at the resort without any stop overs at Sikabaluan or Siberut meaning less time traveling and more time surfing. Due to the better scheduling times, you only spend 3.5 hours on this direct ferry (instead of 5-6 hours) giving you plenty of time to surf in the afternoon of arrival and the morning of departure. Plus, since you will be arriving in Padang around 4pm on your way back, you are still able to depart and catch a flight on the same day back home.
These are the dates for our set trips:
(Ask us today about pricing and group discounts to join)
Option 2: Public Transport
The Mentawai Fast, (Fast Ferry/ Speedboat) accommodating 200 passengers operates 6 days a week and leaves every morning at 7am with the following stop overs:
|Day||Route||Departure Time||Arrival Time|
|Tuesday||Padang-Siberut (via Sikabaluan)||7am||1pm|
|Siberut-Padang (via Sikabaluan)||1pm||6pm|
|Saturday||Padang-Siberut (via Sikabaluan)||7am||1pm|
When taking the public transport we encourage our guests to travel with the Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday ferry to Siberut and therefore advise to arrive to the city of Padang either on the Monday/Wednesday/Friday prior to the Fast Ferry departure on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday morning 7am.
The Mentawai Surf Camp is about 1 hour Speed boat drive away from Siberut. Either thru the Mangroves (on high tide) or around the island. On arrival in Siberut, guests will be picked up by our staff on one of our speedboats to transfer them to our camp. Guests will arrive around 1 PM to have some lunch and afterwards, enjoy their first afternoon surf session.
We will take care of your entire journey from the airport until you reach the camp. All transport fees, accommodation, ferry tickets and airport tax (excluding board bag fees at ferry) is included in your package.
For those traveling individually, you can book your ferry ticket in advanced with any local home stay or hotel you are staying at in Padang. You can also book and purchase your ticket directly at the Mentawai Fast ferry terminal at the Muara River port.
10-15kg: IDR 230.000 (U$16),
15-25kg: IDR 460.00 (U$ 32) and
over 25kg: IDR 690.000 (U$48)
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