Providence Atoll Seychelles

A GT release by a saltwater fly fisherman on Providence Atoll

GT’s – Milkfish – Permit

SEASON: Oct – Nov | March – April
DURATION: 7 Nights
GROUP SIZE: 12 Guests

Providence Atoll Seychelles is just short of being the most southerly atoll in Seychelles. This atoll consists of two landmasses, namely Providence North and Cerf Island. This remarkable atoll has remained largely untouched, with fewer than a thousand people ever having visited this tropical wilderness in the last century.

Without doubt, Providence Atoll offers some of the most exciting and diverse saltwater fly fishin on the planet.

The sheer size and amount of fish-holding areas make both the flats and offshore angling potential almost limitless. Providence a true fly fishing wilderness!

Fishing at Providence Atoll Seychelles

Providence is a large and uninhabited atoll in Seychelles.  The Atoll has remained largely untouched for centuries. This means fewer than a thousand people have ever set foot on her shores.

Anglers will have shots at large Giant Trevally, Bumphead Parrotfish, Triggerfish, Bluefin Trevally, Milkfish and Bonefish.

The atoll does also play host to numerous other flats and offshore species. Some of which include Indo-Pacific Permit, Napoleon Wrasse, Bohar Snapper, Barracuda, Sailfish, Tuna etc. Providence Atoll is regarded as a species enthusiast’s nirvana!

Fly fishermen on Providence wade and sight fish on the pristine sand and turtle grass flats. This expanse on offer to anglers covers over 46 kilometres. When you add the enormous lagoon system, and countless channels linking the structures to the Indian Ocean you start to get a picture of the fishing potential.

Accommodation on Providence Atoll Seychelles

Maya’s Dugong is is a 150ft live-aboard mother ship and your home on Providence Atoll. She is an extremely well-equipped expedition vessel boasting the most experienced crew in the region.

Maya’s Dugong is an extremely stable vessel, with sleeping quarters for twelve guests in six twin cabins. Each cabin has en suite bathrooms. She is, without question, the ideal vessel for remote Indian Ocean fly-fishing expeditions. Also, her ability to transport and store four fly fishing tenders is critical to the program’s success.

Gear is easily stored on the large back deck, and this space also provides ample room for tackle set up. Meals and downtime are enjoyed in the air-conditioned dining & lounge areas. From the moment you step onboard, you will be instantly aware, that you are in for a fly fishing adventure of a lifetime.

Getting to Providence 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.

Farquhar Atoll is home to the closest island to Providence with an operational airstrip. The mothership will meet guests Farquhar, and upon arrival anglers and gear will be transferred to the boat. The mothership will depart for Providence once everyone has settled into their cabin. The crossing takes approximately 4- 8 hours.

Upon arrival at Providence Atoll, the group will spend the next six days fishing and exploring the islands, flats, and channels. After fishing on the sixth day the mother ship will begin the crossing back to Farquhar. The following day, the group will fly out of Farquhar and head back to Mahe.

Itinerary

Typically anglers will be up early and head out to the flats after a quick breakfast to fish the first tide. Guests enjoy a packed lunch on the flats and especially when the prime tidal movement coincides with the lunch break.

With prior arrangement, the head guide will arrange lunch to be taken on the mothership.

The captain and head guide plan the following day activities each evening. All fishing plans take into account both the tidal movement and target species. As such, feel free to mention any preferences to your guide.

Rates

7 Night Fishing Package USD $13 600 pps ex Mahe

  • Conservation donation of $ 175

Inclusions:

  • Return flight Mahe-Farquhar-Mahe
  • 7 nights full board shared accommodation onboard Maya’s Dugong
  • All meals, desalinated water and soft drinks
  • Landing fees
  • 6 days guided fishing (3 anglers to a boat and guide)
  • $100 Global Rescue Medivac Insurance (Mandatory)

Exclusions:

  • International flights
  • Overnight accommodation on Mahe
  • Ground Transfers on Mahe
  • A single supplement of $2000 pp (2 rooms available)
  • Tackle & Flies
  • Gratuities (This is purely discretionary. Based on industry standards one can expect to pay US$500pp for guide tips and US$200 for crew tips.
  • Beers, spirits, and wine are available for purchase onboard. A GST of 15% will be charged on all goods purchased on the mothership.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses

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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.

Entry to Seychelles does not require inoculations. However, you may want to check with your local clinic for 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. These 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”. These 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:  Security personnel will be on board as a precaution despite the fact that Seychelles waters are considered safe.

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