Cosmoledo Atoll - Seychelles

Ultimate Saltwater Flats

Cosmoledo Atoll - GT Capital of the World and a new land-based resort as of 2018. Cosmoledo Atoll is comprised of a large white sand lagoon surrounded by seven major islands, numerous pancake flats, and two main channels. The perimeter of the atoll is covered with vast, wadeable sand flats dotted with islands of various shapes and sizes, all of which is the perfect habitat for its fish population.



Fly Fishing Cosmoledo Atoll

Giant Trevally fishing

Cosmoledo’s large white sand flats, lagoon edges, and channels are ruled by the notorious giant trevally, so much so that it is often referred to as “the GT capital of the world.”
Cosmoledo’s pristine ecosystem is also home to impressive numbers of bonefish, bluefin trevally, bohar snapper, barracuda, the fabled milkfish, permit, wahoo, and triggerfish. The fishing is very tide-dependent, so the prevailing conditions will dictate which species you’ll focus on.
Fish the vast expanse of flats, lagoons, channels, and reefs for your desired species.
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Typical Fishing Day:
Breakfast at 7:30 in the dining tent. At 8:00, guides and anglers head out for fishing. You can take a packed lunch with you or return to the Lodge for lunch. Teams are usually back at the Lodge by 5:00-5:30 p.m. each evening. You can fish unguided in the evening on Wizard Island.

Cosmoledo Fishing Facts:

Cosmoledo Eco-Pod

Lodge Season:  The season runs from late October to mid-December and late February through late April. Due to Cosmoledo being 2˚ further south of Alphonse Island, the south-easterly monsoon winds blow persistently from May to October.
Boats:  Five mini-Mahé skiffs are anchored at the Atoll. Anglers fish in pairs, sharing a skiff and guide each day.
Guides:  World-class, professional guides speak fluent English, and some also speak French and Creole.
Capacity:  The Lodge hosts 12 anglers per week.
Fishing Equipment: is not included in the package. A detailed list of what to bring is provided in our confirmation packet.
Fishing License: is included in the package.

Expert guides offer a wide range of adventures:
• Guided Bird Watching
• Enjoy a unique Flats Lunch
• Blue Safari Snorkeling
• Guided kayaking and Wizard Island tour
• Discovered dive sites with their 5-Star PADI Dive Center

Cosmoledo Eco-Camp

Cosmoledo Eco Pod Interior

Cosmoledo has a new Eco-Camp on Wizard Island.
The eco-friendly camp can be completely packed up and removed from the island without leaving a footprint.

Eco Pads

Cosmoledo Eco-Pod

There are eight en-suite, air-conditioned beach cottages known as Eco-Pods which sit on heavy precast slabs. (The pods are repurposed shipping containers.) Each pod has an outdoor shower and a front porch with a sitting area, around-the-clock 240-volt electricity, and British plug points.

The large dining tent lounge area

Central Dining Tent

Meals:  The chef prepares a mix of Creole and international dishes, fresh fish, and vegetables and fruit from their garden. Ice-cold Seybrew beer and a selection of spirits and wine are available at the Camp, but not included in the package.
Communications:  The Lodge has a satellite phone and basic complimentary satellite Wi-Fi. Outgoing phone calls are $4.00 per minute, and incoming calls are $3.00 per minute.

Central Dining Area

Cosmoledo Eco-Pod

The central dining and entertainment tent has an exceptional dining area, a fully stocked bar, and bare sand floors.

Getting to the Lodge:

Guests are expected to arrive in Mahé the day before their trip. (The first and last night hotel stay in Mahé is not included in the package. We provide a list of recommended hotels in our confirmation packet.) The group meets at 8:00 a.m. at the IDC Aviation hangar for the three-hour charter flight to Astove Atoll. At Astove, guests are met by the Alphonse team and transferred to the MV Wizard --a 36-foot Sport Fisher with twin 250 HP four-stroke motors -- for a 1.5 to 2-hour boat transfer to Cosmoledo Atoll. (The roundtrip charter flight from Mahé to Astove and the roundtrip boat transfer from Astove to Cosmoledo Atoll are included in the package.)


RATES & PACKAGES

COSMOLEDO ATOLL

2019-2020 Rates

October 30, 2019 - April 23, 2020
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Two anglers per room and boat:
$15,400.00 per person
Upgrade to one angler per room:
$18,550.00 per person
Upgrade to one angler per skiff:
Add $3,000.00 per week
(Available for two anglers per week.)
Non-angler package:
Double-Occupancy Eco-Pod:
$10,605.00 per person
Single-Occupancy Eco-Pod:
$12,005.00 per person

January 1 - December 31, 2021
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Two anglers per room and boat:
$15,595.00 per person
Upgrade to one angler per room:
$18,745.00 per person
Upgrade to one angler per skiff:
Add $3,000.00 per week
(Available for two anglers per week.)
Non-angler package:
Double-Occupancy Eco-Pod:
$10,800.00 per person
Single-Occupancy Eco-Pod:
$15,000.00 per person

January 1 - December 31, 2022
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Two anglers per room and boat:
$16,225.00 per person
Upgrade to one angler per room:
$20,810.00 per person
Upgrade to one angler per skiff:
Add $3,000.00 per week
(Available for two anglers per week.)
Non-angler package:
Double-Occupancy Eco-Pod:
$11,325.00 per person
Single-Occupancy Eco-Pod:
$15,910.00 per person

Meet-and-greet at the international airport in Mahé, round-trip charter flight between Mahé and Astove Atoll, the round-trip boat transfer from Astove to Cosmoledo Atoll, accommodations at the Eco-Camp, all meals at the Camp, water, tea, coffee, and sodas with activities, Wi-Fi, laundry service, guided fishing, fishing license, use of watersport and snorkeling equipment (loss of gear charged per item), and VAT.

International airfare to Mahé, alcoholic beverages, first and last night hotel in Mahé, meals, beverages, and ground transfers in Mahé, if required; Conservation Donation ($175.00 per week), fishing tackle and flies, phone calls, gratuities, Travel insurance* is required, we recommend Signature Travel Insurance, From Scene of Accident Medivac Insurance* is required, we recommend Global Rescue, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
*All guests are required to purchase travel insurance and medical evacuation insurance. Here is a link to our Travel Insurance page.

COSMOLEDO ATOLL - FlyCastaway
Deposit:  All reservation made more than 12 months in advance requires an initial deposit of 20% of the total amount due to be received within 14 days of invoicing.
• Twelve (12) months prior to departure 50% of the total amount is due.
• All reservation made less than 12 months in advance requires an initial deposit of 50% of the total amount due to be received within 14 days of invoicing.
• Three (3) months prior to departure 100% of the total amount is due.
• If a booking is made less than 90 days prior to departure full payment is due immediately.
Cancellation Policy:
• If a cancellation is made 12 months or more prior to departure then 50% of the deposit will be forfeited.
• Cancellations made 12 to 6 months prior to departure, 50% of charter rate shall be forfeited.
• Cancellations made 6 months or less prior to departure, full individual charter rate shall be forfeited.
• Reservation for which payment are not received as on time as per the terms are subject to cancellation by FCA 7 days after notification.
• In case of cancellation by FlyCastaway money received will be paid back in full excluding bank charges.
• Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
All Cancellations must be made in writing. Deposit will only be refunded if a replacement can be found.
Reservation for which payment are not received as on time as per the terms are subject to cancellation by FCA 7 days after notification.
*Once a deposit is received, all revisions are subject to a US $100.00 handling fee.
*All prices are subject to availability of bookings, change by service providers, and are quoted at low season fares.
*Rates are subject to change.
*The ship/lodge reserves the right to cancel a sailing/trip due to bad weather conditions.
We recommend Trip Cancellation Insurance.
Click here for our Travel Insurance page.

At time of quote flight charges, island fees and government taxes are correct but are subject to change without prior notice. Increases in any of these facets are out of the control of FlyCastaway and will be transferred to the client. Service providers used such as airlines and charter boat operators are independent business concerns and are in no way affiliated to FlyCastaway (FCA). Although all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure the smooth running of the tour, FCA cannot be held responsible in any way for bad or non-performance of service providers.
While all possible efforts will be made to ensure the success of this tour, FCA cannot be held responsible in any way for cancellation in total or in part or non-performance in any way, due to bad weather or any other detrimental natural phenomenon/disaster, political unrest or war. All guests must have a comprehensive medical emergency evacuation insurance policy, as well as travel insurance policy to cover them for the duration of the trip. It is the right of the live-aboard service provider to cancel any booking without refund, if the client is not adequately insured. In this case, adequate insurance means: an insurance that covers emergency medical evacuation from the scene of the illness or accident, to the nearest best hospital and then back to your hometown. Cancellation and curtailment insurance cover is also recommended. Furthermore all guests will be required to sign and return the Reservation and Indemnity Form prior to the trip.

Day 0:  You’ll arrive in Mahé and stay the night in a hotel of your choice (not provided in the package).
Day 1:  You’ll take a taxi to the IDC Aviation terminal, which is five minutes from the international airport. From Mahé, at 8:00 a.m., you’ll take 3-hour charter flight to Astove. The Astove team will transfer your group to the MV Wizard for a 90-minute boat ride to Cosmoledo Island. You’ll unpack in your rooms. In the evening, there will be a pre-dinner fishing orientation.
Days 2-7:  Breakfast at 7:30 in the dining tent. At 8:00, guides and anglers head out for fishing. You can take a packed lunch with you or return to the Lodge for lunch. Teams are usually back at the lodge by 5:00-5:30 p.m. each evening. You can fish unguided in the evening on Wizard Island.
Day 8:  In the morning, you’ll take the 90-minute boat ride back to Astove. At 11:30 a.m., you’ll take a three-hour charter flight from Astove to Mahé. Depending on your itinerary, you can either fly home or stay an extra night in Mahé.

Cosmoledo Atoll


Giant trevally double

Cosmoledo Giant Trevally

The fabled milkfish

Milkfishing at Cosmoledo

Barracuda! - All guides speak fluent English.

Cosmoledo fly fishing

Bonefish and permit, too.

Cosmoledo Permit

Fly fishing for triggerfish

Seychelles triggerfishing

The GT capital of the world

GT Capital

Adventure limited to 12 Anglers per week.

Cosmoledo Atoll Adventure

Giant Trevally Headquarters

Fly Fishing for Giant Trevally

For more Information:


Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558

Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com