fbStar Koat 2 — Thermal
Accommodation
Shared berths
Duration
11+ nights
Nearest major airport
Minangkabau International Airport (PDG)

Off the beaten track

"We understand that not every surfer wants to be in a crowded space or a trendy spot, so that’s why we came up with this trip where you can be off the beaten track and still enjoy the best waves out there. Having thought through every single detail, we offer our guests the ultimate level of comfort and style."

The surf

Peak swell
Variable swell
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The Mentawais are considered one of the most consistent surf destinations in the world. With world-class waves all year long, the high season goes from March until October, meaning higher chances of getting longer and more powerful swells. Surfing in the Banyak & Hinako Islands offers a wide choice of lefts and rights. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced and skilled surfer, there will be some incredible waves. Many are only accessible by boat and very much off of any other track or surfing route.

The boat

Star Koat II and its details were all thought through, offering our guests ultimate comfort and style on board. It was built in 2018 under a similar standard as the Moon Palikir. The sleeping arrangements (shared berths) are designed to fit only two guests, one on every single bed with a total of 6 cabins (12 guests). No bunk beds! Own a cabinet to store your personal belongings and enough plugs to charge all your devices. The boat also has a big living room that can host every guest comfortably and in style. The main room has a 50” LCD TV and other things like a lounge sofa to recover from all the surfing and sun with one of the nine air conditioners that the vessel has. You will also have access to a BBQ, fishing gear, and snorkeling gear.

Location

Southeast Asia/Indonesia/Simeulue and Banyak Islands
Getting there
Fly to Padang Airport. From there, we will pick you up and bring you to the boat.

We are an owner-operated company and we spend most of our time on board, so we know the importance of going to places safely and finding the best waves out there. Our team of surf guides is composed of the most experienced people; they possess excellent knowledge about what they do and go that extra mile to find the best surfing conditions.

Whether you want more waves and fewer crowds, incredible and pristine views, or just great waves year-long, we have an option for you. More than 3000 surfers from everywhere in the world have made wonderful memories with us. It is time for you to make yours.

Languages: English
Response rate: 100%
Response time: Within 24 hours

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Questions?

What's included?
Airport transfers to and from the boat, cabin accommodations, chef-made meals, snacks, soft drinks, mineral water, 15 cartoons of Bintang beer per charter. Vegetarians and gluten free diets are welcom... read more
What's not included?
Flights, Indonesian Visa, Mentawai tax, travel insurance, alcoholic drinks, photo and video services (available under request).
How do I pay the Mentawai tax?
Guests can pay in Indonesian rupiah at the airport upon arrival. It is valid for 15 days.
What's the cancellation policy?
Cancel and get a full refund within 48 hours of purchase, or at least 90 days before the trip starts.
Risk-free booking
Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund.
Change of plans? No worries. Cancel any trip within 48 hours of purchase for a full refund, no questions asked.
Best price guarantee
If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
Booking with Thermal never costs more. If you find a lower price for the same trip, we’ll match it.
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Speak to the team on the ground, instead of a travel agent.
Instead of a travel agent, we connect you directly to the team on the ground for the answers you need.
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