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One of the Most Affordable Mentawai Charters Around

If you’re looking to surf the world-class waves in the Mentawais on a budget, then look no further than the Wild Cat. This excellent value Mentawai charter is one of the most affordable ways to surf the islands.

Recently refurbished in 2021 with a load of upgrades (new teak interior, larger bathroom, and refurbished engines) Wild Cat is perfect for your next Mentawai trip. With space for up to 10 persons, great food, and 500 Bintangs included on every full charter, Wild Cat offers unbeatable value for money!

The Boat

The Wild Cat is a unique catamaran, offering accommodation to comfortably fit 10 surfers onboard. All guests are accommodated below deck in one of the two pontoons of the catamaran. With the engines having been recently overhauled, the Wild Cat is one of the faster charters in the Mentawais so can get between zones easier, equalling more surf time!

There is an indoor dining and seating area, with large sofas to chill on and a large TV to watch back footage from the day’s waves! The charter is equipped with two small tenders to ferry you to the waves, so there is always someone to drop you to the lineup! Photography services are available onboard on request.

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 traveling 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 surfer to experience Mentawai perfect at least once and the Wild Cat is a great option to experience this at a budget price.

Why We Love Wild Cat

A great value charter for groups looking to explore the Mentawais on a budget!

The package is all-inclusive and includes 500 Bintangs for a group of 10!

Be the first one in the water at dawn and the last one at sunset! There is no better way to surf your brain out in the Mentawais!

Ready to jump on board?

Accommodation

Wild Cat can accommodate up to 10 persons in comfort. Spread across 8 semi-private single beds (separated by curtains) and 2 double beds spread across the catamarans 2 pontoons. All sleeping and living areas are fully air-conditioned and have had extensive upgrades in 2021 for comfort!

A living area onboard provides all the amenities you need to have a comfortable surf trip including full air conditioning, 70-inch flat-screen smart TV, DVD player, Poker set, board games, and N64 + video games. For maximum entertainment, there are SUPs, Soft Tops, Fishing Gear, Snorkel Gear, Boogie Boards, Massage Guns, and Foam Rollers/yoga mats, Surfing Kayak, Spear Guns, Towable Inner-tubes and a Mavic 2 Drone.

Food

The Wild Cat owners know that well-fed surfers are happy surfers! The charter serves up 3 family-style meals per day, made by the onboard private chef. They also offer unlimited servings, so there is no fear of going hungry here!

Each charter comes stocked and ready with 500 inclusive Bintangs (local Indonesian beer), so there is always an ice-cold beer to finish the day with! Extra alcohol can be purchased beforehand, just let us know!

  • What’s included/ What’s not included
    Airport transfers to and from the boat.
    Accommodation onboard the Wild Cat
    3 Family-style meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    Unlimited drinking water, hot tea, and coffee.
    50 beers per person
    Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment, spear guns, and shore excursions.
    Mentawai Surfer Tax Rp 1,000,000 (Aprox. US$ 75/pax)

    What’s not included
    Photography. (For only $1000 pp, get unlimited photos)
    Flights to and from Padang
    Hotel in Padang if needed
    Visa Fees and Departure Tax
    Any additional cost resulting from late arrival or the need for early departure
    Spirits and any other alcoholic beverages exceeding the 50 Beers per person per trip
    Tips for the crew

Boat Specifications:
Length: 70 ft
Beam: 22 ft
Draft: 3 ft
Speed: 15 knots top speed, 10-12 knots cruising
Range: 1000 nm
Engines: 2 x 420 hp Cummins Turbo Diesel
Electronics: SSB Radio, VHF Radio, GPS, Radar
Generators: 2 x 220v
Safety: Full Category (Liferaft, lifejackets, flares, lifebuoys and extensive first aid kit)
2 Tenders

2021 Upgrades:

Overhauled engines and added Turbos (more speed and dependability in the engines)
Painted the entire boat and also did new bottom paint. New engine for speedboat and new paint job/padded covers for speedboat. New Control Panel + Navigation Equipment.
New Decks and replaced all the fiberglass. Added two more water tanks (unlimited showers now)
Converted the tiny bathrooms into a single, larger “yacht-style”  bathroom with an Indoor Shower + Sink, and teak wood finishings.
Teak Wood Finishings to the entire interior of the boat. New Carpets, Art and Decor.
New Generators. New AC System (more powerful AC). New Speaker System with Blue Tooth Plug-Ins throughout the interior and exterior of the boat.
New beds + Tempurpedic mattress toppers
New small boat (inflatable speedboat used for taxing of surfers into the lineup)
Poker set, board games, N64 + video games, 70-inch flat-screen smart TV, SUP, Soft Top, Fishing Gear, Snorkel Gear, Boogie Boards, Massage Guns, and Foam Rollers/yoga mats, Surfing Kayak, Spear Guns, Towable Inner-tubes. Mavic 2 Drone.

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One of the Most Affordable Mentawai Charters Around

If you’re looking to surf the world-class waves in the Mentawais on a budget, then look no further than the Wild Cat. This excellent value Mentawai charter is one of the most affordable ways to surf the islands.

Recently refurbished in 2021 with a load of upgrades (new teak interior, larger bathroom, and refurbished engines) Wild Cat is perfect for your next Mentawai trip. With space for up to 10 persons, great food, and 500 Bintangs included on every full charter, Wild Cat offers unbeatable value for money!

The Boat

The Wild Cat is a unique catamaran, offering accommodation to comfortably fit 10 surfers onboard. All guests are accommodated below deck in one of the two pontoons of the catamaran. With the engines having been recently overhauled, the Wild Cat is one of the faster charters in the Mentawais so can get between zones easier, equalling more surf time!

There is an indoor dining and seating area, with large sofas to chill on and a large TV to watch back footage from the day’s waves! The charter is equipped with two small tenders to ferry you to the waves, so there is always someone to drop you to the lineup! Photography services are available onboard on request.

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 traveling 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 surfer to experience Mentawai perfect at least once and the Wild Cat is a great option to experience this on a budget!

Why We Love Wild Cat

A great value charter for groups looking to explore the Mentawais on a budget!

The package is all-inclusive and includes 500 Bintangs for a group of 10!

Be the first one in the water at dawn and the last one at sunset! There is no better way to surf your brain out in the world-class Mentawais!

Ready to jump on board?

Accommodation

Wild Cat can accommodate up to 10 persons in comfort. Spread across 8 semi-private single beds (separated by curtains) and 2 double beds spread across the catamarans 2 pontoons. All sleeping and living areas are fully air-conditioned and have had extensive upgrades in 2021 for comfort!

A living area onboard provides all the amenities you need to have a comfortable surf trip including full air conditioning, 70-inch flat-screen smart TV, DVD player, Poker set, board games, and N64 + video games. For maximum entertainment, there are SUPs, Soft Tops, Fishing Gear, Snorkel Gear, Boogie Boards, Massage Guns, and Foam Rollers/yoga mats, Surfing Kayak, Spear Guns, Towable Inner-tubes and a Mavic 2 Drone.

Food

The WIld Cat owners know that well-fed surfers are happy surfers! The charter serves up 3 family-style meals per day, made by the onboard private chef. They also offer unlimited servings, so there is no fear of going hungry here!

Each charter comes stocked and ready with 500 inclusive Bintangs (local Indonesian beer), so there is always an ice-cold beer to finish the day with! Extra alcohol can be purchased before hand, just let us know!

  • What’s included/ What’s not included
    Airport transfers to and from the boat.
    Accommodation onboard the Wild Cat
    3 Family-style meals a day (breakfast, lunch and dinner)
    Unlimited drinking water, hot tea, and coffee.
    50 beers per person
    Use of fishing and snorkeling equipment, spear guns, and shore excursions.
    Mentawai Surfer Tax Rp 1,000,000 (Aprox. US$ 75/pax)

    What’s not included
    Photography. (For only $1000 pp, get unlimited photos)
    Flights to and from Padang
    Hotel in Padang if needed
    Visa Fees and Departure Tax
    Any additional cost resulting from late arrival or the need for early departure
    Spirits and any other alcoholic beverages exceeding the 50 Beers per person per trip
    Tips for the crew

Boat Specifications:
Length: 70 ft
Beam: 22 ft
Draft: 3 ft
Speed: 15 knots top speed, 10-12 knots cruising
Range: 1000 nm
Engines: 2 x 420 hp Cummins Turbo Diesel
Electronics: SSB Radio, VHF Radio, GPS, Radar
Generators: 2 x 220v
Safety: Full Category (Liferaft, lifejackets, flares, lifebuoys and extensive first aid kit)
2 Tenders

2021 Upgrades:

Overhauled engines and added Turbos (more speed and dependability in the engines)
Painted the entire boat and also did new bottom paint. New engine for speedboat and new paint job/padded covers for speedboat. New Control Panel + Navigation Equipment.
New Decks and replaced all the fiberglass. Added two more water tanks (unlimited showers now)
Converted the tiny bathrooms into a single, larger “yacht-style”  bathroom with an Indoor Shower + Sink, and teak wood finishings.
Teak Wood Finishings to the entire interior of the boat. New Carpets, Art and Decor.
New Generators. New AC System (more powerful AC). New Speaker System with Blue Tooth Plug-Ins throughout the interior and exterior of the boat.
New beds + Tempurpedic mattress toppers
New small boat (inflatable speedboat used for taxing of surfers into the lineup)
Poker set, board games, N64 + video games, 70-inch flat-screen smart TV, SUP, Soft Top, Fishing Gear, Snorkel Gear, Boogie Boards, Massage Guns, and Foam Rollers/yoga mats, Surfing Kayak, Spear Guns, Towable Inner-tubes. Mavic 2 Drone.

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Customer Reviews

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Customer Reviews

Omar AlJammaz 07/07/22

Trustpilot
Great service. Quick response.

Sue Christy 06/09/22

Trustpilot
Giulia and Awave were great. Highly recommended to others.

Gavin 06/08/22

Trustpilot
James is a legend & will get everything you need for your trip setup & take care of all your needs. It was super easy & he responds to all emails very fast!

Oli 09/05/22

Trustpilot
Everything was perfect!

Garret Cleary 06/03/22

Trustpilot
They were great for our trip to the Maldives. Very fast response times to any questions we had and overall really helpful.

Gadi Haliva 07/17/22

Trustpilot
excellent service all the way . will use this service again

Anthony Luczkow 07/11/22

Trustpilot
James and the team at Awave do great work! Our trip was seamless the whole way through, which is really all you can ever ask for...plus the waves were great

Ray-Mie Nederland 05/30/22

Trustpilot
We booked a trip to Niyama Maldives (13 - 20 May 2022) with Awave.

Before deciding to go to Niyama I had close contact with Giulia about what would be the best resort for that season. Giulia responded almost immediately and gave us good and detailled advice about the surf and of course also about the resort.

We had a great trip! The resort was just prefect as well as the service! Unfortunately the waves were a bit choppy and the wind cross/ onshore, but that's mother nature....... (and May is a very difficult month for the Maldives). We still surfed every day in fun size waves and had a great time.

Would definitely recommend Niyama as well as booking with Awave!

Benjamin Soto 09/13/22

Google
the service we got froma James was excelent. He answer really fast and always willing to help. He provided super usefull information and good tips.

George Nexus 09/14/22

Google
Great communication, fantastic care and attention from James who is very knowledgeable and approachable, and the product recommended to us as an alternative, Ayada, was a real paradise. We had very high expectations and we were really impressed with everything (apart from the the quality of the surfboards for hire). :)
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