illu_situation_carte_banyak-editedThe Banyak islands archipelago lies a hundred miles to the west coast of Sumatra, north of Indonesia. It’s reached by boat some 12h of sailing from the home town of Sibolga, homeport of the DREAM.

Daily flights operate from Medan via Kuala Lumpur or Singapore. Daily morning flights from Medan (KNO) to Sibolga (FLZ). Given this schedule, all of our trips began on Monday and ended on Friday.

Indonesia, with regular and consistent swells, is the most popular surf destination in the world. The Banyak islands are indeed a wave paradise. Its location facing the Indian ocean gives it powerful swells generated by low pressure systems throughout the Indian ocean.

Offering a variety of waves that have nothing to envy its famous neighbour the Mentawai archipelago, Banyak islands offer additional spot of world class but less crowded. Only a handful of 3 boats now operate in this heavenly and unspoiled area.

Boat - The Dream

This boat emphasizes major relaxation with 5 large private double bedrooms  with large beds (1.40 m), also we can provide 1 VIP room with king size bed to accommodate couples. All rooms are air conditioned.

There is a spacious and comfortable living room under air cond, where you can relive great moments of the day, drinking a beer, as well as equipped kitchen, 2 bathrooms and on the second floor, a large terrace of 45m², to admire sunset and check the waves.

Length 26 m
Width 6,5 m
Engine Nissan V8 300 pk
Generator 2 isuzu 20 kwa
Cruise speed 10 Knots
Air Conditioning Rooms & Lounge
Capacity 10 passengers et 4 crew
Liferaft 20 people
Navigation GPS, radar,   sounder,SSB,VHF,
phone satellite
Dinggy 30 HP
Video LCD 32 inch, DVD , xbox360
Facilities Fishing roads, snorkeling and spearfishing
Boat Plan


The Banyak Islands are one of the remote surf destination in Indonesia. You still can surf by yourself nearly empty places. There are only three charter boats based full time in the area.

The archipelago is surfable throughout the year but the best conditions are from March to October. With an average size of 1 to 2.5 meters, which is more consistent from April to October.

You will have to think about a spare leash, fins, wax and a repair kit. For the board selection, it’s up to you, but we recommend you bring a quiver with 2-3 surfboards:

»    5.6 to 6.8 surfboard

You can surf in short, temperature water is 27 degrees centigrade on average. A top long sleeve remains highly recommended for sun protection. It’s best to also bring booties, the reefs are alive.

Lizards Nest
Bay of Plenty Lefts / Clarets
Bay of Plenty Rights / Joystick
Treasure Island / Bangkaru
Babi Island / Migila’s
Secret Waves


We pick you up at Sibolga airport, then you’ll go straight on to the ship where you will chill out in your cabin.

In order not to miss any day of surfing, crossing to Banyak islands will be done during the night (same for return). At dawn, you can already have your first surf in this pristine paradise.

There is a potential of about 12 waves, including secret waves.

The captain will share all this knowledge and his secret for finding the ideal conditions of the day. The surf guides (speaking English, French, Spanish and Indonesian) in consultation with the captain will offer you many options that you will decide on.

Throughout the way, you will have the opportunity to chose a variety of other activities like walking on the beaches, snorkelling and spear fishing.

» Price : Start from 2.300 USD

Includes :

  • 10 surfing days / 11 nights
  • 5 small beers daily (hot drinks and soft drinks)
  • transportation to/from airport
  • boat
  • snorkeling equipment and fishing underwater
  • photos

Not included :

  • insurances
  • flights Medan – Sibolga
  • hotel in Medan


Have to arrived one day before departure, flight back home day after end trip.

Surfboards will be pickup at your Hotel and dropped at the end of the trip.

Surfboards will be transported by the road.


Our days begin with a buffet breakfast of cereals, fruit, juice, toast, tea, coffee. After a morning surf you will be get a breakfasts that includes; bacon, eggs, toasted sandwiches, pancakes, homemade bread.

Lunches and dinners are a selection of European and Asian dishes, from Mexican to Italian, sushi, pizza, burger, seafood and desserts!

Spirits can be purchased onboard or just bring your own. Beer and soft drinks are kept in ice boxes for your convenience.



Start date End date Status
Departure from the harbour
1st surfing the day after
At the port in the morning
Last surfing the day before


20 March 2017 31 March 2017 10 spots
3 Apr 2017 14 Apr 2017 FULL
17 Apr 2017 28 Apr 2017 10 spots
1 May 2017 12 May 2017 10 spots
13 May 2017 24 May 2017 FULL
29 May 2017 9 June 2017 10 spots
12 June 2017 23 June 2017 10 spots
26 June 2017 7 July 2017 8 spots
10 July 2017 21 July 2017 10 spots
24 July 2017 4 Aug 2017 10 spots
7 Aug 2017 18 Aug 2017 10 spots
21 Aug 2017 1 Sept 2017 10 spots
4 Sept 2017 15 Sept 2017 FULL
18 Sept 2017 29 Sept 2017 10 spots
2 Oct 2017 13 Oct 2017 10 spots
16 Oct 2017 27 Oct 2017 10 spots
30 Oct 2017 10 Nov 2017 10 spots



  • Departure Trip every Monday afternoon
  • Return every Friday morning


2017 – 2018 COST

per person below:
High Season: Apr to Sept : 2.600 USD / 3.410 AUD
Full boat 6 persons:  20.000 USD / 26.000 AUD
Full boat 8 persons:  23.000 USD / 30.000 AUD
Full boat 10 persons  26.000 USD / 33.800 AUD

Single guest are welcome for request boat trip.

Cost low season:  March, October, November full boat trip 10 guests: $23.000usd or $30.000aud


• 10 FULL surfing days / 11 nights on board The Dream
• Airport transfers to and from the boat
• Photo package
• Daily 5 beers
• Soft drinks unlimited
• The dingy will bring you surfing all day.
• T-shirts or Hats


• International Flights / Flight Medan to Sibolga (return ticket USD 100)
• Excess baggage
• Hotel in Medan
• Rp 200,000 (approx. $AUD 20) per surfboard / each way. Medan – Sibolga
• Travel insurance
• Land transfers from airport to hotels (if required)


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For more information, please contact us :

eMail : thedreambanyak@gmail.com
Facebook : Boat Trip Pulau Banyak
Phone : +62 81 239 167 548 (Pierre) – INDONESIA SURF GUIDE
Phone : +62 81 353 363 507 (Bruno) – INDONESIA CONTACT / REQUEST / EMERGENCY / ANYTIME
Sat Phone : +870 776 324 305