Located 560 nautical miles SW of the main island of Mahe, Cosmoledo Atoll is a live-aboard operation on the SY Lone Star – an 85 foot sailing catamaran. The program runs from Thursday to Thursday, providing the perfect opportunity for those wanting to extend their trip and enjoy the famed Alphonse Island fishing program. Cosmoledo may be the ultimate saltwater destination. The sheer numbers and variety of fish has amazed anglers from across the globe; it is the ultimate playground for the traveling angler.
Cosmoledo’s large white sand flats, lagoon edges and channels are ruled by the notorious giant trevally. A plethora of other species makes Cosmoledo a truly special fishing destination. Bonefish, milkfish, Indo-Pacific permit, triggerfish, bluefin trevally and others call this amazing atoll home.
The SY Lone Star catamaran offers five guest cabins with en-suite bathrooms. The boat offers a comfortable relaxation and dining area that are fully air-conditioned for time not spent on the flats. The spacious foredeck is the perfect place to enjoy the views of this ultimate fishing playground.
As a general rule, we use a 9wt. outfit for bonefish and permit, a 10wt. for triggerfish and milkfish and a 12wt. for GTs, bluefin trevally and barracuda, all paired with quality reels with proven drag systems. A complete gear list will be sent upon confirmation of your trip.
The charter flight departs Mahe at 8 am for the 3 hour flight to Astove Island where guests board the SY Lone Star. The boat will depart immediately for Cosmoledo Atoll which is 18 nautical miles away. After your last day of fishing, the boat departs for either Assumption or Astove Islands for the return flight to Mahe. The SY Lone Star has been retrofitted for fly fishing expeditions. It can accommodate up to 8 anglers, guides and crew, and is a perfect base for exploring the waters of Cosmoledo Atoll. Medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this destination.
The 7-night/6 day package is $13,950 based on shared accommodation and shared guide, $14,950 for a single room and shared guide, based on availability. The rate includes the round-trip charter flights. Guests need to arrive one day early in Mahe as the charter departs early Thursday morning.
The latest fishing report from Director of Operations, Keith Rose-Innes:
With last week’s windy conditions persisting through to the start of this week, the first three days of the trip made for some testing fishing with wind speeds up to 26 knots. However, with a new moon spring tide, the team managed to pull off some incredible catches.
Brian Sippy set the bar high on day one, landing his first few ...
Exciting news from the Alphonse Fishing Company! Since the Cosmoledo Atoll program was reinstated several years ago, it didn’t take long before this remarkable destination became known as the preeminent giant trevally fishery in the world. Unfortunately, many anglers were hesitant to visit because it was a live-aboard program. Well, the live-aboard is no more! Cosmoledo Atoll will be operated as a land-based operation beginning in ...
To say the elements were against us this week might be considered an understatement, with winds gusting to 30 knots and 100% cloud cover at times. Be that as it may, the team kept in high spirits and pushed through to record some great catches.
This week was exceptionally special as this team was eager to attempt everything that Cosmo had on offer! Lake Taylor was quick off the mark and used the ‘calm before the storm’ to ...
Tarpon > 40” Fork Length
Do not remove them from the water. This causes too much damage and stress, and decreases their chances of survival.
Minimize the time you handle the fish next to the boat before release.
Tarpon < 40” Fork Length
Minimize handling, since this can remove protective slime from the fish.
If you handle a fish, use clean wet ...
Do you have a desire to go fishing in the Seychelles at a discounted rate? If your schedule is flexible and you can travel on short notice, usually one to two months, let us know. On occasion, we receive emails from either the Alphonse Fishing Company or FlyCastaway with offers of discounted trips due to last minute cancellations or unsold space. Due to the discounted rate the outfitters ask that Frontiers be discrete and don’t ...