Cosmoledo Atoll Seychelles

Cosmoledo Atoll, Seychelles

GT’s – Bonefish – Permit – Snapper

SEASON: November – April
DURATION: 7 Nights
GROUP SIZE: 8 Guests

Cosmoledo Atoll Seychelles is a stone’s throw away from the World Heritage Site of Aldabra, often described as the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean. The pristine and untouched ecosystem of Cosmoldeo offers wadeable sand flats, beautiful islands and a wonderful lagoon that means ample fishing opportunity. The encounters you’ll experience on Cosmo are proof of how remote and preserved this magnificent atoll is, all thanks to the minimal pressure on its environment.

Fishing at Cosmoledo Atoll Seychelles

an aerial shot of a guy and girl celebrating with a high five while sitting on their knees in the shallow saltwater flats at Cosmoldeo Atoll, Seychelles

Cosmoledo Atoll, Seychelles enjoys the reputation of being an explosive saltwater flats fishing experience. Guests will fish enormous white sand flats, lagoon edges and channels; all ruled by the incomparable Giant Trevally.

Cosmoledo Atoll (Seychelles) is, without doubt, the GT capital of the world but also boasts impressive numbers of big Bonefish, Bluefin Trevally, Bohar Snapper, Barracuda, Milkfish, the ever so frustrating indo-pacific permit and a host of triggerfish species.

The hard white sand, turtle grass and coral flats, separate Cosmoledo from other destinations in the world as an easily wadable destination.

Accommodation on Cosmoledo Atoll Seychelles

GTs on Cosmoldeo Atoll, Seychelles

The Cosmoledo eco-lodge is all about creative hospitality and understated luxury. The eco-camp provides respite from the harsh environment & blends seamlessly into this unique location. This means you live in luxury without negatively impacting the environment.

Blending into the natural environment, the Eight Eco Pods are all equipped with aircon and every modern amenity. Dining is a fantastic mixture of Creole and international food, featuring fresh fish at every opportunity.

Getting to Cosmoledo Atoll Seychelles

Guests are expected to arrive in Mahe the day before the charter flight as any delay on the day of departure will cause the trip to be missed. It is as important to book return flights the day after your return to Mahe, as once again, any delays may cause guests to miss their international flights.

Groups meet an hour before the scheduled departure time at the IDC hanger terminal. A team from Cosmoledo Atoll Seychelles will meet you after the three-hour flight at either Astove or Assumption Atolls, after which you will be transferred to the SY Lone Star. The yacht then departs immediately for the three-hour sail to Cosmoledo Atoll which is situated 18 nautical miles away.

On the last evening, the S.Y Lone Star will sail back to Astove or Assumption, where the IDC charter flight will collect the group for their three-hour flight back to Mahe.

Itinerary

Day 1

Charter flights depart Mahe from the IDC hanger and divert to Alphonse Island before landing at either Astove Atoll or Assumption Atoll  3-hours later. After that, guests will transfer to the Lone Star for the crossing to Cosmoledo. A full briefing & orientation will take place during the crossing.

Day 2 – 6

Breakfast starts the day at 07h30 and guests should be ready to leave at 08h30 for a day on the Cosmoldeo flats. Clients can choose between a packed lunch or lunch back at the lodge. The fishing day ends between 17h30 – 18h00 and all boats return to the Eco Camp.

Day 7

Breakfast starts the day at 07h30 and guests should be ready to leave at 08h30 for a day fishing on the Cosmoldeo flats. Clients choose between a packed lunch or lunch back at the lodge. The fishing day ends between 17h30 & 18h00 and all boats return to the Eco Camp. If your group is departing from Assumption, the S.Y Lone Star will depart that same evening. However, if your group is departing from Astove, the S.Y Lone Star will depart in the early hours of the morning to arrive at first light.

Day 8

The S.Y Lone Star will arrive at Astove or Assumption at first light. The crossing provides an opportunity to pack and settle bills before disembarking. The Charter flight will then depart, and possibly divert via Alphonse. The flight will land at the IDC Hanger in Mahe approximately 3 hours later. This brings an end to the tour.

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Rates

7 Nights – USD $15400 per person sharing

  • Conservation donation of $ 175

Includes:

  • 7 Night package with all meals included
  • Private charter flight
  • Six days fully guided fishing
  • Max Pax: 8 anglers (2 anglers to 1 guide)
  • Tender boat and fuel
  • Fishing License
  • Landing Fees
  • Soft Drinks, Water, Tea and Coffee

Excludes:

  • International Flights
  • Ground transfers on Mahe
  • Park Fees
  • Alcoholic drinks, laundry, items of a personal nature, telephone charges and internet
  • Travel and medical insurance “from the scene of an accident”
  • Trip insurance
  • Tackle and flies|
  • Gratuities

Extra Info

Time Difference: GMT +4

Passports: Everyone travelling to Seychelles must have a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of travel.

Visa Requirements: Passport holders for the UK, US, EU, USSR, and RSA do not require a visa for entering into Seychelles for vacation purposes.

Inoculations are not legally required to enter Seychelles. However, you may want to check with your local immunization clinic for their recommendations on health precautions for travel to Seychelles.

There is a compulsory fly fishing Conservation Donation of USD 175 per week (USD25 per day) and this is payable in cash. All packages exclude the Conservation Donation and for reference, funds are given to the Island Conservation Society for the preservation of nature in Seychelles.

All guests are required to obtain “From Scene of Accident Medivac Insurance” and details will be requested before arrival on the Island. As such, agents cannot assume any financial responsibility for consequences incurred if this has not been obtained.

Security: Although Seychelles waters are considered safe, there will be security personal on board as a precaution.

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