Where the trip starts and best routes to get there.
To get to this surf paradise is a long journey and involves a lot of the traveler, but once finish the trip Indonesia and you get to the Islands you will have your reward and see, why the Mentawai Islands are one of the most desired surf destinations in the world.
The adventure starts in Padang, west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia and there are a few routes to get there. You can book your flight thru Jakarta or Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). All flight itineraries need to be confirmed by Mentawai Surf Charters.
Once you arrive and go through the immigration and customs will be one of our staff waiting for you. He will take your gears to the boat and accommodate you at Mercure Hotel where you can enjoy the lounge and pool area without extra costs. Meals at the Hotel and use of facilities like showers and Wi-Fi are available at extra costs. Padang’s airport, Bandara Internasional Minangkabau, is located 20km north of town.
Departure from Padang port
The boat leaves Padang port at dusk usually after 6:00 pm. The crossing time depends on the weather conditions and the boat you have chosen, usually take the all night. By the time you wake up the boat will be at the Islands arriving on the first surf spot so you can have your first magic surf session without waste any time.
The boat will arrive back in Padang on the early hours of the last day shown on the schedule; our crew will organize your transfer. Return flights can be book from 10 a.m. onwards.