The Pelagic is a 64-foot (19.5-meter) boat situated in Indonesia’s Mentawai Islands. Both figuratively and literally, it is a vessel that can lead you to your dreams. The Mentawais are often referred to as the Disneyland of surfing, a nickname they earned by hosting a variety of waves that meet or exceed every surfer’s different definition of perfection.
The boat itself offers the perfect balance between luxury and simplicity. Powered by a pair of Yanmar 680 horse power engines, it’ll get you to the surf in a graceful and timely fashion. The Pelagic can accommodate up 8 surfers at a time and a standard trip length is 13 days — although a shorter or longer trip can be arranged with due notice.
Life on the boat boasts everything you need to feel at home — air conditioning, cold beer, hot food, games and movies — while eliminating all the unnecessary distractions of a typical day-to-day life. You’ll feel comfortable, but not primped. The Pelagic also has gear for you to snorkel, SUP and free dive. You won’t find wifi here, so be prepared to spend quality time and forge tight friendships with your fellow surfers or, if you book the boat with seven of your mates, expect some serious bonding time on what could very well be the trip of your life.
As far as life outside the boat goes, there isn’t any to speak of. The house music and flashing lights of the nightclubs you might find in Bali are replaced by the sound of the sea and speckles of starlight. A trip to The Pelagic is only for surfers who crave an unforgettable trip that will leave them sore, suntanned and stoked. It’s the perfect retreat for someone who needs to hit the refresh button in life, and the getaway of a lifetime for anyone who likes to surf.