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Soul & Surf Andaman Islands Luxury Surf Charter

29th March — 8th April. 2014
A hosted, guided, catered 10 Night Surf & Dive Boat Charter around The Andaman Islands, India.
A 12 Person Trip Fully Booked
Book Now to secure a space.

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Ever wanted to surf in the wild and remote Andaman Islands, but can’t face the days of arduous travel and the difficulty of finding and getting access to the empty surf breaks? We’ve done a few research trips over the last few years and ran our first, successful land-based trip on Little Andaman last year (more details of next years Little Andaman offer to come), but as a luxurious, comfortable, yet still adventurous surf trip, particularly around these remote islands, nothing beats a surf boat charter. So we’ve found an amazing, brand new live-aboard yacht – set-up for diving trips – to explore even more breaks on even more islands.
We’ll be honest, this is a voyage of discovery for us all. We’ll be surfing breaks we’ve only read about or heard rumour of or even just stumbled upon. Armed with some internet research, a few inside tips from the few who’ve explored here before, Google Earth, an experienced local Captain, weather & wave forecast charts and inquisitive minds we’ll make this a trip of a lifetime.

Our home will be a beautiful brand new live-aboard 37m yacht which is fully equipped for a comfortable stay onboard and safe cruising (it is a RINA certified yacht) around these remote islands. Our captain has over 20 years experience in these waters so we’re looking forward to finding some little-know or never-before surfed breaks. Rooms aboard are spacious, air conditioned, with super-sized twin beds, a large picture window for amazing tropical ocean views with en-suite bathroom. There a plenty of communal relaxation areas, on the upper deck there’s an air conditioned comfy lounge with TV, DVD & games, an on-deck lounge/bar area and a large sun-deck with loungers and a barbeque – the island sky is totally inpolluted with clear air, millions of blazing stars, shooting stars & maybe a meteor shower as our backdrop – and on the main deck is a spacious dining room.

This is pretty much all-inclusive with delicious, nutritious meals prepared daily by our on-board chef and all drinks except alcoholic ones included the only extra expense will be if you decide to add some scuba diving and some massage to your trip (details below).

Included in the surf charter cost:
Airport pick up & drop off at Port Blair on day of arrival and departure.
10 Nights aboard the yacht.
All intra island cruising as per the itinerary.
All meals, snacks & soft drinks on board
BBQ under the stars.
Snorkelling incl. Equipment.
Soul & Surf Guides / Hosts.

$2500 (that’s U.S.D)
(Per person (based on shared twin room) + 3.09% service tax.)

Not included in the surf charter cost:
Scuba Diving*. See details below.
Massage. Price & availability tbc. We’re working on it!
Alcohol. The boat is not licensed but you can bring your own alcohol aboard. We can take you shopping in Port Blair on arrival, just let us know in advance.
Accommodation in Port Blair, if you arrive early or depart later.
Marine park fee of $50 may be payable onboard. It isn’t usually, but it is a possibility.
Fuel surcharge of $50 may be payable onboard (just in case there is a big revision in diesel prices between now & the trip).

*Scuba Diving
The yacht is fully equipped and staffed for diving and snorkelling with 2 state of the art Bauer compressors, all dive equipment and an expert onboard dive crew, so in between surf’s you can get to know the reefs from a different perspective. The yacht is PADI authorised so you can even take a certified PADI course whilst on-board. Scuba diving and
PADI courses
Open Water incl. 4 dives & PADI materials. $350
Advanced Open Water incl. 5 dives & PADI materials. $280                                 
Fun dives: 
Per Dive. certified divers only. $35  
5 dive package. certified divers only. $140  
package of 10 dives. certified divers only. $300  
Note: above prices include equipment rental & dive computers (we have all top of the line, brand new scuba equipment & dive computers)

Itinerary of the trip
The islands we intend to explore are Cinque Islands, Twin, South Sentinel Island and with the main focus being around the east and west coast of Little Andaman. This is subject to change and development as we research further, and we’re open to your input too.

On the day of departure we will leave at around 2.30pm and head to Cinque first as we make our way down the island chain towards Little Andaman. The rest of the itinerary is being planned as we speak. If you book and have some inside knowledge we may be able to incorporate it, you never know! We will arrive back to Port Blair one night prior to departure day, overnight on the yacht have breakfast & check out to make your flights back.

Booking
A 30% deposit is required to secure a place on a first come, first served basis. Only once we have received your deposit AND confirmed that we have a place for you should you book any travel arrangements. Then the full balance is payable 30 days before departure. Payment is made directly to our boat charter partners and can be made by bank transfer to an Indian bank account, by Paypal or by Credit Card. We’ll need you to read and sign the trips specific booking Terms & Conditions before you book. (to be supplied)

Travel
You’ll have to make your own way to and from Port Blair for the pick up, arriving on the morning of departure (or before) and departing from 12pm onwards on departure day. We suggest using http://www.skyscanner.net to find the cheapest flights. The departure airport from India mainland is either Chennai or Kolkata.

Trip Terms
We will require a signed, scanned and emailed copy of our Surf Charter Disclaimer form before departing for the Andamans. This is a wild and remote place and medical care is basic on land – we have a first aid kit – so you must fully understand and personally accept the inherent risks in travel and surf of this nature and accept that we cannot be held responsible for your personal safety. We will also require a copy of your travel insurance (including surfing and diving if applicable as an accepted activity).

Email us here to book yourself a space.

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