Navistar leaves from Padang which is on the west coast of Sumatra. Padang has an International airport and there are many flights daily from Singapore and KL. There are also connecting flights from Bali via Jakarta daily.
Note that the airlines have weight restrictions so be prepared to pay US$20 - $30 extra for boards. Luggage will also have to be re-checked. More expensive, but very reliable and good with boards, flexible as well, concerning change of flight is Garuda.
Transfers to and from the boat are included in the price. Most boats charge a US$3 per day Mentawai Tax but this is included in our price. This money is paid by all guests travelling to the islands and goes toward the local community.
You’ll be met at the airport by a Navistar crew member, with transportation provided either to a local hotel, (2 Star to 4 Star), for you to unwind overnight, or alternatively, directly to the boat.
The boat normally leaves the harbor between 4pm-8pm.
The cost of the hotel is not included in the daily charter fee, but local rates are relatively inexpensive.
Included in the daily charter fee is nightly accommodation, all food, 3 meals a day, and soft drinks, tea/coffee etc. All on-board alcohol purchases are at moderate local prices.
Free use of all equipment: skin diving, fishing rods and reels etc.
Other facilities include TV and a DVD home entertainment centre plus a loud stereo system.