Nubian Flats Northern Season

a stoked fly fisherman holds a yellow-margin triggerfish in shallow water during a tour to the Nubian Flats Northern Season, Red Sea Sudan

Triggerfish – GT’s – Dogtooth Tuna – Snapper – Flats Species

SEASON: March to Late June
DURATION: 7 Nights – 6 Full days
GROUP SIZE: 6 Guests

Nubian Flats Northern Season tours are no ordinary fishing trip. The Red Sea Nubian Flats offer the adventurous angler the opportunity to experience a setting and culture like no other and chase some incredible flat species while doing it. Fishing against the stark & barren Nubian Desert as a backdrop makes the electric blue of the Red Sea even more spectacular.

an angler and his guide walk the desert like rocks on the edge of the saltwater flats looking for triggerfish during northern season on the red sea Nubian flats.

Tours to the Nubian Flats Northern Season offer anglers an opportunity to become modern-day explorers. This fishery is so new that new flats & areas are discovered on each trip. In addition, the liveaboard lifestyle creates a mobile fishing platform.

Fishing the Nubian Flats Northern Season

Flats fishing: The main focus of any Nubian Flats tour is targeting the numerous Triggerfish on the vast flats, nooks & crannies. Anglers can expect to encounter vast numbers of Triggerfish but be warned; they are never easy regardless of quantity. You will also have shots at big GTs, bluefin trevally, Barracuda, and Bohar Snapper on the flats. Each week will also present chances at both bonefish and permit.

The blue water and flat edges have the potential to produce monster GTs & Dogtooth Tuna, not to mention Baracude & Grouper species.

Accommodation on the Nubian Flats Northern Season

The mothership (M.Y Felicidad) offers guests the Nubian flats tours in high comfort. The mothership includes eight double cabins, each with a private shower and air conditioning.

Breakfast & evening meals are served in the top saloon area. And thanks to the intelligent layout of the boat, it is easy to find personal space for some quiet, if required.

2 x 6-meter panga boats support the tour with 40Hp Yamaha outboard engines.

Getting to the Nubian Flats Northern Season

The gateway for this trip is Port Sudan, 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 ensure you are met by a Nubian Flats Northern Season representative & transferred to the mothership.


DAY 1 (Friday):

Arrive in Port Sudan. Clear customs and transfer directly to the yacht.

DAY 2 – 7

Saturday to Thursday (6 Days Fishing)
For the following six full days, you have the opportunity to engage yourself in the numerous fishing activities which this unique venue has to offer under the watchful and experienced eye of your two professional guides

DAY 8 (Friday):

Depart Port Sudan for your return journey home.

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7 Night (Full Boat) – POA

10 Night (full boat) – POA

* Sudanese Visa Costs – payable by cash on arrival – estimate $170 per person for two weeks
**Boarding Fee – payable by cash on arrival – estimate $325
Prices are subject to change depending on fluctuating airfares and exchange rates.

Price Includes

  • All Accommodation on the Live Aboard
  • Professional Tourette Fishing Guides – 2 guests per guide
  • Private cabin per guest
  • 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

Price Excludes

  • International airfares
  • Transport to pick up point from Hotel in Dubai if needed
  • Visa costs*
  • Boarding Fee**
  • Drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Tackle

Extra Info

Security: This needs to be addressed, as this is very often a concern regarding liveaboard destinations. The Red Sea,

West of Djibouti hasn’t had a single attempted act of piracy in the last ten years. Combined with the fact that there is a significant military presence along with Sudan, the risk of piracy is insignificant. Furthermore, this area has been a thriving Scuba diving destination for well over a decade, in which upwards of 5000 European tourists visit the country for the sole purpose of scuba diving along the coast every year. There has never been an issue concerning the safety of these clients. To put this into perspective, this equates to 50000 tourists over the last decade.

TIME GMT +3:00

Sudanese Pound is the local currency – Euros are widely accepted and can be used to settle bar accounts in camp. The Sudanese Pound-Euro exchange rate is 5.90:1 at the time of writing.

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All visitors require a valid passport with at least six 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 six 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.

Most countries require valid yellow fever vaccinations; please get in touch 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.

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