"Thanks for such an amazing trip. It was a real pleasure to sail with you and your crew and thanks for showing us such a great time over the week. An epic trip. The Effort you All put in was well received, the boat immaculate and well thought out, and so nice to have a crew that get a long so well together."
Andrew Beck - Hobart
"Thanks mate! What a great trip, Quality and Empty waves, surfed every day and the fishing so good!"
"Bulan Baru best trip of my life"
Italo Ferreira (WSL Superfreak)
"Just a short note to thank you for a great trip! Lots of cracking waves, beautiful places, delicious food & wonderful crew. What more could you ask for!"
Harry Hopkins - Sydney
"The best surf trip I've had in ten years,the skipper scoped out the best, un crowded waves, surfed every day, had the best time, thank you"
"Best trip ever can't wait for the next from the back flip crew"
"Just a short note of thanks for providing such a great trip recently (Sumba-Mangkudu). I have experienced 4 boat trips to the Mentawais and 1 to the Maldives and I have to say that yours was up there with the best for surf and the winner for comfort and hospitality. You have a winning formula happening. Great boat + excellent crew + comfort + world class waves = very happy camping."
Gary Mountford (Co-Founder FCS)
"The most out of control funniest surfingest eatingest fishingest friendship filled trip you could ever hope for... Like a phoenix rising from the ashes the Bulan Baru and our crew found a level of mutual happiness that ended every day with total satisfaction of a day well lived."
"Thanks to Bulan Baru and her crew for a fantastic couple of trips last month. We surfed every day. The guides found good waves on the small days, and put us in the best spots on the bigger days. The surfing -- plus great food, comfortable accommodation and a positive onboard vibe -- made my time aboard Bulan Baru unforgettable. I can't wait to go back."
"Great waves, great crew, the most fun I've had on a boat!!"
"The best surf trip for relaxing, fishing and surfing uncrowded perfection. The owners are legends and the crew are awesome."
"Bunch of legends. Best waves, best crew. See you next year!"
Gareth Ivan Joseph
"Bulan Baru is one of the coolest Phinisi I have ever been on. A lot of chill space on top and bottom decks! Great food, great crew. I can't wait to explore the far corners of Indo with these guys in the near future. Thanks for the amazing trip!".
"Thanks so much guys one of the most epic trips I've been on! Can't wait to go explore more of Indo with you guys. Big love!"
Tai 'Buddha' Graham
"In the harbour she stands tall
Bulan Baru, searching for gold
The wind, the sun, the tides all play
The reefs, the swell combine to bespoke
A surfers dream, an epic day!
From shore to shore, we roam and seek
Forever moving, searching the perfect peak.
Bulan Baru, new moon, new moon
The crew, the friends, the energy all make
The trip of a lifetime make no mistake.
Crystal clear and aqua blue
The water’s so warm, Bulan Baru
New moon, new moon you are our guide
Take us there, take us there
Bulan Baru, new moon, new moon."
"Just a note to say thanks for putting on such an incredible trip. Of the boat trips I've been on, none can compete with the Bulan Baru for the combination of variety and consistency of surf, no crowds, comfort, declicious food and warm hospitality.
Firstly, in preparing for our trip, I was very impressed by your grace and responsiveness in dealing with issues that arose from our end. Stepping aboard the Bulan Baru she was magnificently presented and thoughtfully laid out. I wince when I imagine how much time and energy you must spend to keep a traditional wooden boat in showroom condition. Todd was unfazed by the 'worst case scenario' swell forecast we were landed with and somehow continually got us in to an awesome selection of easy and challenging uncrowded waves to cater for everyone. An unexpected highlight for us was the mind blowing spearfishing! The crew are great mates and clearly love doing what they do. On the first day we felt warmly welcomed. On the last day we felt like we had made new lasting friendships.
Despite the worst eight days of September swell in living memory, every one of our guests rebooked for the next available trip on the Bulan Baru before we even got on the plane home. I think this is the most ringing endorsement we could offer.
Sincere thanks for an awesome adventure."
Duncan Bunning - Perth, Australia
"Gotta say, loved every single minute with you and the crew. We are all back in Newie now, cold and strong onshore winds, give me the boat any day. Thanks for a fantastic trip ... you rock man!!!! Hope to see you again and soon"
"You guys did an absolutely fantastic job of looking after us with respect to food and waves (and of course beer and coca cola) – and what a great boat and crew (please give them my regards)."
"Thanks again for having me on your boat, it was the best boat trip I've been on. You and your crew were great, I couldn't fault it. Mate you have an awesome thing going on and I wish you all the best"
"Bulan Baru! Best vibes in the Archipelago!!"
Jack Freestone (Pro Surfer)