Bonefish – GT’s – Milkfish – Permit
SEASON: September – April
DURATION: 7 Nights
GROUP SIZE: 10 Guests
Farquhar Atoll Seychelles is the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles chain of islands. This pristine fly fishing paradise lies just over 700km to the southwest of the main island Mahe and has a total area, including the large lagoon, of 170.5 km². The atoll measures 18 km north to south and 9 km east to west.
The large ear-shaped lagoon provides easy access to the countless flats, channels and surf zones that make Farquhar Atoll Seychelles such a diverse fishery.
Fishing at Farquhar Atoll Seychelles
Farquhar Atoll Seychelles is one of the few fly fishing destinations with opportunities to target Bumphead Parrotfish on the flats. This means you will most likely get shots at one of the most powerful tailing fish you are likely to encounter. Bumphead Parrotfish shoal in numbers between 5 and 30 fish and can be seen from a mile away, especially when waving their big blue tails in the air.
From stalking Bonefish in skinny water to throwing crab flies at the colourful and charismatic tailing Triggerfish or holding your nerve as a large GT’s charge in at your fly… Farquhar Atoll has it all.
Also, Farquhar offers exceptional offshore fly-fishing opportunities. Milkfish, Sailfish, Barracuda, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna and a host of others prowl the bluewater just off the flats meaning more species to tick off your bucket list.
Accommodation on Farquhar Atoll Seychelles
The Farquhar fly fishing season runs from September to early May catering and accommodates ten anglers per week. Lodgings are in twin en-suite chalets facing the magnificent Farquhar lagoon. The lodge is comfortable and boasts all the amenities for an outer atoll experience.
Evenings are spent socializing in the central dining and bar area, which is set alongside the shoreline. Mealtimes offer traditional Creole creations and Asian inspired dishes.
Getting to Farquhar Atoll Seychelles
Guests fly into Mahe Island, Seychelles at least 4-hours before the weekly scheduled charter flight. A standard package does include the 1.45-hour return charter flight between Mahe & Farquhar.
The Island Development Company (IDC) operates all flights. This is a government organization that manages the outer islands of Seychelles. Because the IDC runs a tight schedule due to flight allocations it is important that this weekly flight is not missed. There are no alternative flights to Farquhar in the week, unless by private charter.
7 Night fishing package USD $10,100
- Conservation donation of $ 175
- Seven-night Fishing Package with three meals daily
- Domestic Flights and Boat Transfers where applicable
- Six days fully guided fishing (2 anglers per 1 guide & skiff)
- Complimentary scheduled communal excursions
- Room amenities, non-motorised and land-based activities
- Water, soft drinks, coffee and tea
- Snorkelling equipment (Loss of gear charged per item)
- Watersport equipment (Stand up paddleboards, kayaks)
- Fly fishing rod and reel rental
- Public Wi-Fi
- A single supplement of $2,000
- International Flights
- Mahé accommodation and transfers
- Travel and medical insurance
- Conservation donations
- Additional excursions
- Laundry and items of a personal nature
- Telephone charges
- Tackle and flies
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: Visa’s are not required for passport holders in the UK, US, EU, USSR, and RSA when entering Seychelles for vacation.
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). This donation 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.