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.
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.
Consisting of eight beach cottages and a communal dining and entertainment area, the custom designed eco beach cottage has all the amenities one needs for a comfortable trip. Air-conditioning, ensuite bathroom, private outdoor shower and a veranda with seating area.
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.
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.
18-19 Season: 7N/6D package $14,950 based on shared occupancy/guide, $18,100 for single occupancy/shared guide, based on availability. Includes Mahe charter flights. Guests must arrive 1 day early in Mahe and overnight due to the early charter flight the following morning. Leisure packages available
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 ...