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Cosmoledo Atoll

Perfect, once in a lifetime adventure; remote, legendary fishery

Cosmoledo Atoll, located 560 nautical miles SW of the main island of Mahe, is a land-based fishing operation situated on Wizard Island, the ultimate saltwater destination for the traveling angler. Known for its giant trevally fishing, the sheer number and variety of fish have amazed anglers from across the globe. It offers a rare opportunity and a privilege to gaze into a world which has changed very little in the years that have past. The program runs from Thursday to Thursday, thus providing the perfect opportunity to extend the trip and enjoy the famed Alphonse Island fishing program.

Fishing

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.

Accommodation

The lodge consists of eight double/twin en-suite cabins with a central communal dining and entertainment area. The rooms are made up of custom-designed, up-cycled containers, and the dining and entertainment area is a large tent with bare sand floors.

Gear

As a general rule, we use a 9 wt. outfit for bonefish and permit, a 10 wt. for triggerfish and milkfish and a 12 wt. 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.

Trip Specifics

Season: November-April annually. The charter flight departs Mahe at 8 a.m. for the three-hour flight to Astove Island where guests board the MV Wizard for the one-hour shuttle by boat to Cosmoledo Atoll. The charter flights often make a quick stop on Alphonse Island. On your last day, please settle your account as instructed before departing the atoll. The charter flight departs Astove Islands at approximately 11:30 a.m., arriving back in Mahe around 2:30 p.m. Medical evacuation insurance is mandatory for this destination.

Rates

Jan - Dec 2021 - 7N/6D package $15,595 based on shared occupancy/guide, $18,745 for single occupancy/shared guide, based on availability. Overnight in Mahe necessary (not included) due to early charter flight (included) the next morning. Leisure packages available. Conservation Levy $175 per person.

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News

2022 Openings at Astove Island and Cosmoledo

While exceptions exist, we are seeing near-term openings for many fishing destinations becoming increasingly rare at many lodges and locations. However, we are pleased to share some available dates for this upcoming Feb, Mar, and Apr at Astove Island and Cosmoledo.

Astove is a small, uninhabited coral island located 570 nautical miles southwest of the main island of Mahe. Its shallow lagoon has one small entrance leading to the ocean ...

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Last Minute Seychelles Openings 2021-22

Booked nearly to capacity for the 2021 and 2022 season, space for multi-species fisheries in the Seychelles is nearly unheard of.  Due to recent current events the Seychelles lodges now have a selection of last minute dates available on prime lunar phases for varying numbers of anglers.  Why sit in the snow and clouds this holiday season?  Grab a son or daughter home from college or your favorite fishing partner and celebrate ...

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