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Surf the Mentawais in Style!

Maki is a 105ft liveaboard Phinisi built-in 2017 in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. This large luxury charter is built to cruise comfortably through the Indonesian archipelago. Maki offers a level of luxury and space rarely found in the Mentawai Charter market at this price! With 4 double cabins, one being the Master suite, couples can get some privacy whilst on board. There is also a larger 5 person cabin.

Maki is run being an experienced team with years spent in the Mentawais. The guiding on offer will get you to the right spot at the right time, ready to score Indonesia perfection!

The Boat

With 105ft sat on the waterline, Maki is one of the larger surf charters to explore the Mentawais. Built-in 2017 by expert boat builders in South Sulawesi, Maki is a true Indonesian surf charter.

Maki offers really comfortable accommodation rarely seen on charters, making this a great charter for families and couples alike! The boat has a good-sized indoor dining area with a large screen TV to watch back the days waves, a big covered chill-out area to the rear and a massive sun deck/roof terrace to watch sunsets from!

All rooms are are conditioned with fans for maximum comfort. The charter comes with 2 tenders, so you’re never left waiting for a lift to the waves and the experienced crew make sure you’re well looked after.

The Surf

The Mentawais are like no other island chain in the world. With such a high concentration of world-class waves and incredible consistency, the area has been drawing travelling surfers since the 1980’s when the first pioneers discovered this treasure trove of perfection.

From perfect peeling points, to heavy slabbing barrels, high-performance air waves and chilled longboard spots, the Mentawai Islands has something to offer everyone! The peak months of May – September offer regular larger surf, with the months either side offering consistent perfect with lower crowds!

It is a right of passage for every surf to experience Mentawai perfect at least once and Maki is the perfect charter to experience this on!

Why We Love Maki

A great variety of quality waves for all surfing levels! The Mentawais has some of the most consistent surf on the planet.

The quality of accommodation is of a really high standard. Couples and Families will love the privacy of the cabins.

The crew on board are professional and serve up some of the best food that we have tasted on any charter!

Ready to jump on board?

Accommodation

The accommodation onboard Maki is what sets it apart from other charter options, sleeping up to 11 guest comfortabley (up to 13 on private charters), the boat is spacious and well-appointed.

With a large 5-bed dorm room with Ensuite, 4 standard double cabins, and a beautiful Master Suite to the rear of the charter, all guests will sleep well after a long day in the surf!

All meals are served in the large dining area, equipped with a large TV to watch the day’s waves back at dinner. End the day with a beer on the top deck overlooking a stunning Mentawai sunset!

Food

The crew behind Maki know that the food onboard is just as important as the waves you’re surfing. They make sure that you’re well-fed at all times with delicious and healthy food, that is freshly prepared.

The day starts with a large breakfast with eggs your way, cereals, fruits and more. After a long morning session, you’ll be served a hearty lunch with snacks available in between if you are ever hungry.

The evening meals are all ways stand out, with the chef, Randy, taking real pride in the food that he serves his guests. We are always really impressed with everything that comes out of his kitchen!

    • Return airport transfers (Padang airport – Hotel -Maki)
    • 10 nights on Maki and 9 full days of surfing
    • Chef-prepared breakfast, lunch & dinner, snacks, soda, juice, beer (30 Bintangs per person – transferrable between guests), smoothie bowls, unlimited fresh coconut water
    • Access to the waves with auxiliary dinghies
    • Fishing and island excursions
    • Use of all equipment onboard – SUPs, Kayaks, fishing gear, safety equipment, TV, large speaker, spearfishing gun, massage chair
    • Screening of everyone’s waves on TV during/after dinner
    • An expert Surf Guide to get you to the right place at the right time
    • 7 experienced super helpful local crew members on board to ensure you are looked after at all times
    • Package doesn’t include:
    • Air Tickets
    • Photo and Video Packages
    • Spirits and extra beers (available/optional)
    • Mentawai Tourism Tax (Rp.1.000.000 = Approx $75)
    • Jet ski rental (optional) – $200/h or $500 a day (1 tank) or $2500 for the full trip (5 tanks)

Technical Specifications:

105ft overall
24 m x 6 m deck
Draught: 2,7 m
Engine: Mitsubishi 6D22
Power Supply: 1 generator 40 Kva and 1 generator 30 Kva
Diesel solar tank: 5000 L
Water tanks: 6000 L
Lateral wings for improved stabilisation and reduced rocking

 

Maki Boat Amenities:

​A/C in every cabin + living room
Tender for 9 people 40 hp Yamaha
Secondary dinghy for 5 people
Huge deck lounge and table
2 Fridges and 2 Freezers
Tasteful Tahitian style decoration
2 sea kayaks, 1 stand up paddle
Powerful Bluetooth speakers
Complete medical kit
8 Soo Santai Sunbeds on the upper deck – Best sunset spot
Maki offers huge space all over the boat with 3 decks
Big indoor living room with 2 dining tables and open plan kitchen
A total of 6 toilets and 6 showers (+ 2 outdoor showers) onboard so no one ever has to wait around
Amazing kitchen with 5 burner stainless steel gas oven, blender + all cooking equipment
A super-deluxe cabin with 270 degrees ocean views, king sized bed, private bathroom and a comfy couch
All cabins are air-conditioned featuring comfortable mattresses
A large shaded room dedicated to accommodating your boards, with direct access to the dinghy
Fishing gear, snorkelling gear and spearfishing gun
TV in dining room so everyone gets to watch their waves of the day at dinner
Jet ski Yamaha Wave Runner 1100cc is available upon request at an extra cost.

Interested in the Mentawai?

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Surf the Mentawais in Style!

Maki is a 105ft liveaboard Phinisi built-in 2017 in South Sulawesi, Indonesia. This large luxury charter is built to cruise comfortably through the Indonesian archipelago. Maki offers a level of luxury and space rarely found in the Mentawai Charter market at this price! With 4 double cabins, one being the Master suite, couples can get some privacy whilst on board. There is also a larger 5 person cabin.

Maki is run being an experienced team with years spent in the Mentawais. The guiding on offer will get you to the right spot at the right time, ready to score Indonesia perfection!

The Boat

With 105ft sat on the waterline, Maki is one of the larger surf charters to explore the Mentawais. Built-in 2017 by expert boat builders in South Sulawesi, Maki is a true Indonesian surf charter.

Maki offers really comfortable accommodation rarely seen on charters, making this a great charter for families and couples alike! The boat has a good-sized indoor dining area with a large screen TV to watch back the days waves, a big covered chill-out area to the rear and a massive sun deck/roof terrace to watch sunsets from!

All rooms are are conditioned with fans for maximum comfort. The charter comes with 2 tenders, so you’re never left waiting for a lift to the waves and the experienced crew make sure you’re well looked after.

The Surf

The Mentawais are like no other island chain in the world. With such a high concentration of world-class waves and incredible consistency, the area has been drawing travelling surfers since the 1980’s when the first pioneers discovered this treasure trove of perfection.

From perfect peeling points, to heavy slabbing barrels, high-performance air waves and chilled longboard spots, the Mentawai Islands has something to offer everyone! The peak months of May – September offer regular larger surf, with the months either side offering consistent perfect with lower crowds!

It is a right of passage for every surf to experience Mentawai perfect at least once and Maki is the perfect charter to experience this on!

Why We Love Maki

A great variety of quality waves for all surfing levels! The Mentawais has some of the most consistent surf on the planet.

The quality of accommodation is of a really high standard. Couples and Families will love the privacy of the cabins.

The crew on board are professional and serve up some of the best food that we have tasted on any charter!

Ready to jump on board?

Accommodation

The accommodation onboard Maki is what sets it apart from other charter options, sleeping up to 11 guests comfortably (up to 13 on private charters), the boat is spacious and well-appointed.

With a large 5-bed dorm room with Ensuite, 4 standard double cabins, and a beautiful Master Suite to the rear of the charter, all guests will sleep well after a long day in the surf!

All meals are served in the large dining area, equipped with a large TV to watch the day’s waves back at dinner. End the day with a beer on the top deck overlooking a stunning Mentawai sunset!

Food

The crew behind Maki know that the food onboard is just as important as the waves you’re surfing. They make sure that you’re well-fed at all times with delicious and healthy food, that is freshly prepared.

The day starts with a large breakfast with eggs your way, cereals, fruits and more. After a long morning session, you’ll be served a hearty lunch with snacks available in between if you are ever hungry.

The evening meals are all ways stand out, with the chef, Randy, taking real pride in the food that he serves his guests. We are always really impressed with everything that comes out of his kitchen!

    • Return airport transfers (Padang airport – Hotel -Maki)
    • 10 nights on Maki and 9 full days of surfing
    • Chef-prepared breakfast, lunch & dinner, snacks, soda, juice, beer (30 Bintangs per person – transferrable between guests), smoothie bowls, unlimited fresh coconut water
    • Access to the waves with auxiliary dinghies
    • Fishing and island excursions
    • Use of all equipment onboard – SUPs, Kayaks, fishing gear, safety equipment, TV, large speaker, spearfishing gun, massage chair
    • Screening of everyone’s waves on TV during/after dinner
    • An expert Surf Guide to get you to the right place at the right time
    • 7 experienced super helpful local crew members on board to ensure you are looked after at all times

    Package doesn’t include:

    • Air Tickets
    • Photo and Video Packages
    • Spirits and extra beers (available/optional)
    • Mentawai Tourism Tax (Rp.1.000.000 = Approx $75)
    • Jet ski rental (optional) – $200/h or $500 a day (1 tank) or $2500 for the full trip (5 tanks)

Technical Specifications:

105ft overall
24 m x 6 m deck
Draught: 2,7 m
Engine: Mitsubishi 6D22
Power Supply: 1 generator 40 Kva and 1 generator 30 Kva
Diesel solar tank: 5000 L
Water tanks: 6000 L
Lateral wings for improved stabilisation and reduced rocking

 

Maki Boat Amenities:

​A/C in every cabin + living room
Tender for 9 people 40 hp Yamaha
Secondary dinghy for 5 people
Huge deck lounge and table
2 Fridges and 2 Freezers
Tasteful Tahitian style decoration
2 sea kayaks, 1 stand up paddle
Powerful Bluetooth speakers
Complete medical kit
8 Soo Santai Sunbeds on the upper deck – Best sunset spot
Maki offers huge space all over the boat with 3 decks
Big indoor living room with 2 dining tables and open plan kitchen
A total of 6 toilets and 6 showers (+ 2 outdoor showers) onboard so no one ever has to wait around
Amazing kitchen with 5 burner stainless steel gas oven, blender + all cooking equipment
A super-deluxe cabin with 270 degrees ocean views, king sized bed, private bathroom and a comfy couch
All cabins are air-conditioned featuring comfortable mattresses
A large shaded room dedicated to accommodating your boards, with direct access to the dinghy
Fishing gear, snorkelling gear and spearfishing gun
TV in dining room so everyone gets to watch their waves of the day at dinner
Jet ski Yamaha Wave Runner 1100cc is available upon request at an extra cost.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Tatsiana Radchanka 04/21/2024

Google
Amazing surf camp. Felt at home there. Super nice, kind, helpful staff. Any of my requests has been satisfied. Highly recommended!

Charles Viellevoye 03/27/2024

TrustPilot
Very professional team. Giulia is always on and have an accurate answer to all my questions. The boat trip was incredibly well organised. Nothing was missing.

Emily Bullen 04/03/2024

TrustPilot
Professional and Top Notch! From the moment we started planning our trip AWAVE was responsive and professional. We had a lot of back and forth picking the perfect location and resort and James and Giulia were patient and helpful. The resort we stayed at, AYADA in the Maldives, was beautiful and relaxing- great for families and couples! It was perfect for us- we have 1 surfer in the family, he was able to enjoy the waves and we also were able to enjoy the reef and snorkel as a family. Our kids loved the kids club and the private pool on the beach villas was amazing. The alcohol is expensive if you don’t do full board but that is to be expected. Wonderful vacation and amazing travel agency! Definitely recommend!!

Cobus and Jackie Van Aswegen 10/19/23

Google
awesome last minute trip which was well communicated, friendly crew and great surf guide! waves were not the best but we realised at the time of booking that it was end of season. crew could not be more friendly and willing to help all the time - chef prepared a wide variety of food and never any complaints on that front - thanks!!!... we will be back for more!

Steve 10/07/23

TrustPilot
I've used Awave twice ... so far. This is the second time I've used Awave for a trip to the maldives. Stayed in 2 different resorts this time. They've always been incredibly prompt at replying and handled everything for us, making sure the 2 Resorts were in touch to get us transfered half way through our trip. At one of the resorts I even bumped into Giulia and Delia who were out there surfing at the time. There's no doubt in my mind that I'll use awave again if I'm booking a surf trip

Donald Ayres 11/06/23

TrustPilot
Indonesia Surf Trip/ Java/Bali/Sumba - James Colston was my representative from AWAVE - I’m an older solo surfer and James was attentive, respectful, extremely responsive from the initial planning stages all the way through the booking. And he was so patient with all my crazy questions along the way. I couldn’t have been more pleased with James’s level of service. Thank you James

Alex Daish 12/28/23

TrustPilot
Giulia was an amazing person to book with. I was overwhelmed with choices initially, but AWAVE knew their stuff and helped me with my options and even suggested delaying my trip so I could go to a certain hotel which ended up being the best decision I made all year.

Mickey 01/24/24

TrustPilot
Giulia and James were always on line to answer any question or to give an advice. The Ayada resort is perfect both for families or for couples. We did not have waves as the season goes from April to September, but there are plenty options to have fun and good times. Highly recommended both Awave and Ayada.

James 01/30/24

TrustPilot
The AWAVE team are knowledgable and helpful. Giulia is a very helpful and patient person to deal with, and do not worry, you can trust her. I had to delay my trip to Morocco due to unforeseen circumstances and Giulia was very understanding. I have just returned from having a fantastic week at Amouage in Taghazout. Thanks AWAVE!

Omar AlJammaz 03/07/23

TrustPilot
Great travel options, great customer support, simplifying planing process.
Looking forward for my next trip.
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