Cosmoledo Atoll Liveaboard
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
: Cosmoledo’s large white sand flats, lagoon edges, and channels are without question ruled by the notorious giant trevally, so much so that it is often referred to as “the GT capital of the world.”
GT’s are, however, not the only species found here. 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 fishery caters to just eight anglers. The fishing is very tide-dependent, so the prevailing conditions will dictate which species you’ll focus on. You are able to fish the vast expanse of flats, lagoons, channels, and reefs for your desired species. The factors controlling the numbers of fish caught are: weather, timing of the tides, the decision to go for size or quantity, and perhaps most importantly, skill.
Cosmoledo Fishing Season
The first part of the season traditionally runs from early November to late April, with a break over the festive season.
Due to Cosmoledo being a further 2˚ south of Alphonse Island, the south-easterly monsoon winds blow persistently from May to October.
The crew consists of four guides, as well as six Lonestar crew members who cater to your every need. A maximum of eight anglers. Even though the Seychelles waters are considered to be safe, there will be security personnel on board at all times as a precaution.
The Lonestar Liveaboard
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The Lonestar is an 85-foot sailing catamaran with a 39-foot beam, which makes it one of the largest sailing catamarans in the Seychelles. The Lonestar offers five en-suite guest cabins situated on either side of the saloon relaxing area. All cabins and indoor areas are fully air conditioned. The spacious fore deck boasts two large trampolines as well as numerous sun loungers for relaxing while enjoying a sundowner and taking in the view.
The chef prepares a mix of Creole and international food and can incorporate fresh fish on a daily basis, if requested. Snorkeling is exceptional here. Around-the-clock electricity, with British plug points. There is no Wi-Fi. Satellite phone at $4.00 per minute.
Guests are expected to arrive in Mahé the day before their trip. The group meets an hour before the scheduled departure time at the IDC (Island Development Company) hanger terminal. After the three-hour flight to Astove Atoll, guests are met by the Alphonse Fishing Co. crew and transferred to the Lonestar yacht for a three-hour sail to Cosmoledo Atoll, situated 18 nautical miles away.
2017 Lonestar Rates:
October 1, 2018 – May 31, 2019
Maximum of 8 anglers per trip.
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Double occupancy rates:
Limited to six anglers per week.
Single occupancy rates:
Limited to two anglers per week.
No single skiff supplement available.
Meet-and-greet at the domestic terminal of the Mahé Airport, roundtrip charter flight between Mahé and Astove Atoll, accommodations on the Lonestar, all meals aboard the Lonestar, wine with dinner, Wi-Fi, laundry service, guided fishing, and fishing license.
Packages do not include:
Passport, international airfare to Mahé, alcoholic beverages, any accommodations, meals, beverages and ground transfers in Mahé, if required; Conservation Donation ($175.00 per week), fishing tackle and flies, phone calls, gratuities, fishing license, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. *All clients are required to purchase travel insurance and medical evacuation insurance.
Friday through Tuesday: Breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Guests leave the boat between 8:30 and 9:00 a.m. for fishing. Choose between a packed lunch or lunch on board. Between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m., head back to the Lonestar. The group will spend the days fishing and exploring the islands, flats, and channels of Cosmoledo Atoll.