Built in traditional Indonesian design in 2007 the Melaleuca is equipped with all modern amenities and safety features of a western style boat. 80 feet of comfort and space at the best value in the Mentawais. The local surf guides have an intimate knowledge of the region having lived there all their lives. They will make sure that you get to the waves you want, and catch fish along the way.
$2950 USD for 10 full days/11 nights. Comfortably sleeps 10
On arrival there will be a representative who will pick you up at the airport in Padang and transport you to a transit hotel or the boat depending on what time you arrive. When you arrive at the Melaleuca you will find 80 feet of air conditioned comfort and space. Every square foot of the interior is under a/c except the galley and captains quarters. The main salon is equipped with comfortable couches, a bar, a flat screen TV, DVD player and stereo. The separate dining area is a nice feature for large groups. Six individual cabins make for a more luxurious feel than the dorm style. The Melaleuca has two, 3 person cabins, three, 2 person cabins and a surf guide cabin all with their own a/c units for individual comfort. Two bathrooms, one with an interior entrance allows you to stay dry and go during foul weather.
The exterior is more spacious than any other local boat. The upper deck is huge with a booming stereo that you can hear in the lineup if you like. Half the upper deck is open and half is covered. You get real shade with our hard top. Suntan or get out of the sun and spread out with 360 degrees of unobstructed views of your mates getting barreled. The fishing station is also covered with a hard top and gives great access to some of the best fishing anywhere. Plenty of covered, easy access board storage, an outside shower and swim platform finish off this magnificent, spacious living area.
We prepare traditional Indonesian cuisine, western style, sushi, vegetarian and a variety of foods to please every palate. We include 3 meals, snacks, beverages and 3 beers a day. Our crew is seasoned and Ali Hendriana has 20 years experience as a Captain in Western Sumatra and the Mentawais. Thanks for choosing the Melaleuca and our crew will make sure that you have the surf trip of a lifetime.
The Melaleuca is powered by twin Mitsubishi 8DC9′s with 320 HP each. Two Mitsubishi PS100 250 volt generators providing electricity. A cruising speed of 8 to 10 knots will get you to the waves and have you catching fish from break to break. Furuno Radar, Furuno GPS, Furuno Echo Sounder, Kenwood SSB Radio, Icom VHF Radio and all safety features including, seven fire extinguishers, a 20-person capacity life raft, 20 life preservers, SSB and VHF radio communications, one EPIRB, flares, smoke and emergency alarms. A 20 foot chauffeur driven tender with 70 horsepower will get everyone where they need to go.