Triggerfish – GT’s – Dogtooth Tuna – Snapper – Flats Species
SEASON: March to April
DURATION: 9 Nights – 8 Full days
GROUP SIZE: 6 Guests
Nubian Flats Deep South tours are live-aboard experiences & boast the excitement of daily exploration but with the creature comforts of staying on a fantastic boat.
Nubian Flats Deep South offers any adventurous angler the opportunity to experience a setting and culture like no other. The backdrop of the stark Nubian Desert and with the extremely friendly Sudanese people contrast against the electric blue of the Red Sea. The Nubian Flats is a destination that every angler should experience.
Fishing the Nubian Flats Deep South
Flats fishing: Tours to the Nubian Flats Deep South will be focused on the vast flats on the mainland as well as some small islands off the coast of Sudan. On the flats, you can expect to encounter huge numbers of Triggerfish, but be warned – there may be plenty but that does not make them easy. The Nubian Flats also present regular opportunities for big GTs, Barracuda, Bohar Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, and Milkfish on the flats. Although unpredictable and rare, there are a few weekly chances week at Bonefish and Permit too.
The blue water and flat edges have the potential to produce monster GTs & Dogtooth Tuna, not to mention Baracude & Grouper species.
Accommodation on Nubian Flats Deep South
The mothership is extremely comfortable boasting 7 double cabins, 4 showers, and five flush toilets. All meals are served in the top saloon area and there is more than enough space to find some personal space too.
The mothership is equipped with 2 x Rubber dinghy, with 55 Hp Yamaha outboard engines to serve as tender boats.
Getting to Nubian Flats Deep South
The gateway for this trip is Port Sudan, which is an isolated town in the Nubian Desert. This is a very sparsely populated area and far removed from the security issues in South Sudan. We will arrange for a Deep South team member to meet you at the airport, from where you will be driven directly to port & the liveaboard for the tour.
9 Night Trip (per person sharing) – POA
* Sudanese Visa Costs – payable by cash on arrival – estimate $170 per person for 2 weeks
**Boarding Fee – payable by cash on arrival – estimate $325 per person for two weeks
Prices subject to change depending on fluctuating airfares and exchange rates.
- All Accommodation on the Live Aboard
- Professional Fishing Guides – 1 guide per tender boat, per 3 clients.
- Boat and fuel
- All meals on the liveaboard
- Teas, coffees, and water on the liveaboard
- Fishing Licences
- Transfers between Port Sudan Airport and boat mooring
- International airfares
- Transport to pick up point from Hotel in Dubai if needed
- Visa costs*
- Boarding Fee**
Security: This needs to be addressed, as this is very often a concern when it comes to liveaboard destinations. The Red Sea,
West of Djibouti hasn’t had a single attempted act of piracy in the last 10 years. Combined with the fact that there is a big military presence along the coast of Sudan, the risk of piracy is insignificant. This area has been a thriving Scuba diving destination for well over a decade; in which every year upwards of 5000 European tourists visit the country for the sole purpose of scuba diving along the coast. There has never been an issue concerning the safety of these clients. To put this into perspective, over the last decade this equates to 50000 tourists.
TIME GMT +3:00
Sudanese Pound is the local currency – Euros and dollars are widely accepted and can be used to settle bar accounts, etc. in camp. The Sudanese Pound-Euro exchange rate is 5.90:1 at the time of writing
Arabic and English
PASSPORT & VISA
All visitors require a valid passport with at least 6 months of validity. Visas are necessary for most nationalities and are obtained upon arrival with prior planning.
We will smooth the process for pre-approving visas through our partners in Sudan. We will require copies of valid passports at least 6 weeks before departure. Passports must not have any Israel stamps or visas in them. The charter operators will be on hand to fast-track the process.
Valid yellow fever inoculations are required by most countries; please inquire with your local travel clinic
There is cell phone reception in Port Sudan but limited along the coast. We will have a Satellite Phone on board. Please enquire about roaming options with your service provider before departing.