About Huey

HUEY is an 82 ft ex customs patrol vessel customized for surf charters. Built and launched by the Japanese Government in 1978 HUEY is one of the faster boats serving the Mentawai Islands.

Since Sooly purchased Huey-1 in 2005 she has undergone 3 refits. New engines were installed in 2015 and just recently new generators, propellers and numerous improvements have been made. We are constantly renewing components and improving Huey to give our guests the best possible Mentawai experience. Our safety record is flawless and we have never lost a day due to break down.

Back up systems for every operating system are on hand. With 18 seasons under her belt Huey has been fully setup and constantly improved to make your journey as comfortable as possible. Air Conditioning in all 3 sleeping cabins, plus a dedicated TV room with full surround sound, satellite TV and 800 movie library your surfing downtime is in absolute luxury.

Our above deck dining area with full views to the surf is a perfect spot for reliving those stories of epic surf and our huge shaded front deck area is a favourite for kicking back with an afternoon drink or just lazing about in the hammock with a book.

Please contact us for pricing.

Peak Season May June July August September. Best for experienced surfers who don’t mind charging.

Fringe Season: March April Oct Nov. Best time for lighter winds and less crowds.

Low Season: Dec Jan Feb. Best time for smaller – medium size waves surfing alone most of the time. We offer cheaper prices and extra days free during the low season.

Included in cost;

  • Transfers to and from Padang Airport.
  • You can fly in and out on the dates of your charter. E.g. Charter May 11 – 22. Fly in anytime on the 11th and fly out anytime on the 22nd.
  • 3 Awesome meals per day including snacks, desserts etc
  • 6 pack of Bintang per day per guest.
  • Extra guests can be accommodated for. Please enquire for details.
  • Full use of all amenities on board.
  • Use of Canon EOS 7D and 400mm lens. Bring a hard drive so you can take your photos home.
  • Unlimited use of our speedboat for accessing different breaks and fishing.
  • Mentawai Tax.

Not Included in cost:

Satellite phone charges, Extra Beers, Wine and Spirits. We can order these for you, charged at local cost price.

Testimonials

  • Hey guys. What an awesome trip. I’ve been running boats professionally for 20 years and this is as slick of an operation as I’ve ever come across. From the travel agent in Aussie to dropping us into all the right waves Huey-1 nailed it from woe to go. Thanks Sools, K-Rock, Am, Ari and Amon. Awesome!!

    Patrick Breese, Senior Captain, Captain Cook Cruises, Sydney Harbour
  • Seriously mate, had the sickest time. Unbelievable food and hospitality. Wherever we went the wind was on our side. The crew did an amazing job and I caught a monster Spanish Mackeral, so stoked. All in all it was a journey I will never forget. Thanks Sooly.

    Asher Pacey
  • Hi Sools, Just got back from our trip. Mate we had a great time on board Huey. From the moment we stepped on the boat we were treated like kings. The crew were awesome and as for the food, the quality and amount left the boys shaking their heads. Benny was the best and got us into great uncrowded waves from the very start and his knowledge of the breaks was invaluable. Once again thanks for an epic trip.

    Cheers

    Gav Clark

    Late Season
  • Best Fu#*en trip eva!!! Had so much fun with sick waves, bullshit food and an amazing crew. The boys went mad. The Huey rules. Thanks boys.

    Yadin Nicol
  • Amazing stuff all the way. Kairul is the best cook ever, sending my mum for lessons. Sooly had it sussed and found us sick waves and I was stoked to hook up with cool lads. The boat cruises like no other, great for sea sickness sufferers. I loved it!! Definitely be back.

    Kobi Cohen (Izzy)
  • You will want for nothing aboard Huey. Unbelievable service

    Toasty (Manly Surf)
  • Emotional! Good times, good crew, good surf, good food. FEEL IT!!!

    Fez ( DJ Dr. Willis)