St Brandon’s Atoll, Mauritius
St Brandon’s Atoll – Indian Ocean
If wading and sight casting to double digit Bonefish, tailing Indo-Pacific Permit and a host of Trevally species on powder white sand flats on an extremely remote Indian Ocean atoll appeals to you then look no further, St Brandon’s Atoll is the destination for you.
St Brandon’s (Cargados Carajos Shoals) is a group of over 50 small islands, coral ridges and vast sand flats which is cut by three major passes and extends 50 km from north to south. Situated 268 nautical miles northeast of Mauritius’s main island this area is rich in fish stocks, flora and fauna. This magical atoll has quickly risen to iconic status in the world of saltwater fly-fishing and for good reason; the flats fishing for Bonefish, Indo-Pacific Permit and a host of Trevally species is simply world class!
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During your trip you will be accommodated in the new guesthouse situated on Raphael Island. The basic guesthouse offers four bedrooms with air conditioning, two bathrooms, comfortable lounge areas, and a fully-equipped kitchen. The chef will serve a mix of Creole cuisine and international foods. Wine and spirits can be pre-ordered and pre-stocked prior the trip, clients are more than welcome to bring their own bottles of preferred spirits. All mineral water, soft drinks and local beers are included.
Guests need to fly into the main island of Mauritius the day before the start of the tour and overnight before the transport vessels depart Port Louis for a +/-26 hour motor to Raphael Island, St Brandon’s.
Hosted-trip with Stefan & Alexander Haider
Dates on request
Rates 2021: US$ 9.100
Ten (10) nights Full board and accommodation at the Raphael Island guesthouse based on double occupancy. Round-trip transfers from Mauritius to Raphael Island aboard the transfer boats. Seven (7) full days guided fishing (2 angler per guide/boat). All meals on the island and during the transfers to the atoll. All bottled water, coffee, tea, juice and beer. Mauritian fishing licenses. Laundry services on the island.
Round-trip airfare from your home to Mauritius Intl. Airport (MRU). Round-trip taxi transfer between the international airport on Mauritius and the hotel in Port Louis. Meals and accommodation in Port Louis or any other en route cities. Gratuities for guides and guesthouse staff. Liquor and wine (bring your own). All fishing equipment, tackle and flies.
Quick Facts St. Brandon‘s Atoll
|Location||Mauritius, Indian Ocean (268 nautical miles northeast of Mauritius)|
|Season||October through December and April through June|
|Capacity||Maximum of 8 anglers per week|
|Closest major air hub||Mauritius (MRU)|
|Target species||Trophy Bonefish, Giant Trevally, Indo-Pacific Permit, Bluefin Trevally, Golden Trevally, Greenspot Trevally, Emperor and more|
|Documents required||Valid passport. No visa required for citizens of most countries|