Cosmoledo Atoll - Seychelles

Ultimate Saltwater Flats

Cosmoledo Atoll - GT Capital of the World and a new land-based resort based on Wizard Island. 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

Angler with Giant Trevally

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:

Angler in Bright Green with Gold Triggerfish

Lodge Season:  The season runs from November through April, with a break over the festive season from late December to mid-January. Due to Cosmoledo being 2˚ further south of Alphonse Island, the south-easterly monsoon winds blow persistently from May to October.
Boats:  The resort has five mini-Mahé skiffs. Two anglers per skiff and guide.
Guides:  Each guide is a qualified skipper, has first aid experience, speaks English and is extremely experienced.
Capacity:  The Lodge hosts 12 anglers per week.
Fishing Equipment: Tackle and gear are not included. Upon request, fly fishing outfits loaded with 300 yards of Cortland braided backing are available at no charge. Rod breakage fees range from $100 to $250, depending on the brand. It’s important that anglers pre-book the rod rentals as well as tackle to insure that the Lodge has sufficient stock. 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-friendly camp on Wizard Island.
The camp can be completely packed up and removed from the island without leaving a footprint.

Eco Pods

Cosmoledo Eco-Pod on Sand with Covering

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

The Large Central Dining Tent

Central Dining Tent

Dining Tent:  The dining tent with its lounge area and bare sand floors is the communal gathering place for the Camp.
Meals:  The chef prepares a mix of Creole and international dishes, fresh fish, fruit, and vegetables from their garden.
Alcohol:  The Camp serves one bottle of white and one bottle of red house wine per dinner (not per person). SeyBrew beer and a selection of spirits and wine are available for purchase. You’ll settle your bar tab at the end of the trip. Astove is a dry island. It’s important that you do not give any alcohol to the local staff.

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.
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. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in the dining tent.

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. A list of recommended hotels is included 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. Check-in luggage is strictly limited to 15 kg or 33 pounds per person, and 5 kg or 11 pounds carry-on luggage. At Astove, guests are met by the Alphonse team and transferred to the MV Wizard—a 36-ft Silvercraft 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 Mahe to Astove and the roundtrip boat transfer from Astove to Cosmoledo Atoll are included in the package.)


RATES & PACKAGES

COSMOLEDO ATOLL


Rates valid for January 1 - December 31, 2022
Rates include ($5,075.00) roundtrip Mahe to Astove Island flights.
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 $3,900.00 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


Rates valid for January 1 - December 31, 2023
Rates include ($5,710.00) roundtrip Mahe to Astove Island flights.
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Two anglers per room and boat: $18,240.00 per person
Upgrade to one angler per room:  $23,035.00 per person
Upgrade to one angler per skiff:  Add $3,900.00 per week
(Available for two anglers per week.)
Non-angler package:
Double-Occupancy Eco-Pod:  $13,025.00 per person
Single-Occupancy Eco-Pod:  $17,855.00 per person
All rates are subject to change.


Packages Include:  Roundtrip charter flight between Mahe and Astove ($5,075.00 value), accommodations at the Lodge, all meals at the Lodge, non-alcoholic beverages including water, coffee, and tea; soft drinks during activities, laundry service, Wi-Fi in the dining tent, guided fishing, a fishing license, fly fishing rod and reel rental, use of snorkeling equipment, use of paddleboards and kayaks, complimentary scheduled communal excursions, and VAT (value added tax).


Packages Do Not Include:  International airfare, ground transfer to the IDC Hangar, accommodations and meals in Mahé, transfers in Mahé, if required; alcoholic beverages, soft drinks (except during scheduled activities), tackle, flies and fly lines, telephone charges, (Island Conservation Fee of $210.00 is excluded from the rates and will be added to your final invoice), gratuities, motorized activities, babysitting, spa treatments, boutique and shop purchases, items of a personal nature, mandatory medical evacuation coverage - we recommend Global Rescue; travel cancellation insurance is highly recommended, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

COSMOLEDO ATOLL
Deposit Required:  A 50% deposit within two weeks of booking confirms your reservation. A final payment is due 90 days prior to your arrival. As of December 10, 2020, Fishing with Larry now adds a 2.5% convenience fee to all credit card transactions.s

Cancellation Policy:  A 10% fee shall be levied if cancellation is made more than 180 days prior to arrival. A 10% fee shall be levied if the reservation is moved to an alternative date within the same season. A fee of 50% shall be levied if cancellation is between 90 and 60 days prior to arrival. A fee of 100% shall be levied if cancellation is 60 days or less prior to arrival. All cancellations and provisional bookings must be confirmed in writing.

Medical Evacuation Insurance is Required:  All guests are required to obtain Medical Evacuation insurance. Details will be provided prior to arrival in our confirmation packet.

Travel Cancellation Insurance is highly recommended: to cover part or full cancellation of a trip due to flight delays, health, weather, or force majeure. Visit our Travel Insurance page

Indemnity Form:  For all activities Alphonse Fishing Company requires you to sign an indemnity form once on location.

Gratuities:  (Suggestions for 2023) If you wish to show appreciation to the general staff, a guideline of USD $300.00 per guest per week or USD $45.00 per day is suggested. This is to be left with the reception upon departure for equal distribution. For the Fly Fishing Guides, a suggested tip of USD $650.00 per angler per week or USD $110.00 per day guideline, which is to be given to the head guide at the end of the week. All tips are to please be paid in cash.

Disclaimer:  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 Alphonse Island Limited trading as Blue Safari Seychelles and will be transferred to the client. Service providers used such as airlines and lodge operators are independent business concerns and are in no way affiliated to Alphonse Island Limited trading as Blue Safari Seychelles. Although all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure the smooth running of the tour, Alphonse Island Limited trading as Blue Safari Seychelles 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, Alphonse Island Limited trading as Blue Safari Seychelles cannot be held responsible in any way for the cancellation in total or in part or non-performance in any way, due to bad weather, insufficient bookings or any other detrimental natural phenomenon/disaster, political unrest or war.


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 a 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 fly home or stay an extra night in Mahé.

Cosmoledo Atoll - Ultimate Saltwater Flats

Giant trevally double

Two Anglers with Giant Trevally

The fabled milkfish

Angler with Large Milkfish

Barracuda! - All guides speak fluent English.

Guide and Angler with Barracuda

Bonefish and permit, too.

Two Anglers with Permit

Fly fishing for triggerfish

Female angler holding a Triggerfish

The GT capital of the world

Angler holding a huge Giant Trevally

Cosmoledo Atoll Fishing Adventure

Angler Releasing a Giant Trevally

Fishing Travel Experts


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1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

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Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com