St. Brandon's Atoll
The Remote Indian Ocean

World-Class Bonefishing, Permit, and Giant Trevally

St Brandon’s comprises over 50 small islands, coral ridges, and vast sand flats in the remote Indian Ocean. Situated 268 nautical miles northeast of Mauritius’s main island, this area is rich in fish, flora, and fauna. This magical Atoll has quickly risen to iconic status for its world-class saltwater fly-fishing. About 40 people live on the island.
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Fly Fishing St. Brandon's Atoll

Fishing St. Brandon's Atoll

St. Brandon’s offers spectacular bonefishing. Over the past few seasons, anglers have landed bonefish up to 34-inches and weighing 15-pounds. The hard-white sand, turtle grass, and coral flats of St Brandon’s make for easy wading, separating it from other destinations in the world. You'll mostly be wade-fishing.
This isn’t a place where anglers will get shots at golden trevally every day, but it is the place to catch more GTs measuring over three feet in length than under. Anglers have seen and hooked GTs well over 60-inches.
Fishing St. Brandon's Atoll
Large bluefin trevally are around in good numbers, and 15-to 20-pounds are frequently landed. Other notable fish species one can encounter on the flats include golden, yellow dot, and green spot trevally.
Fishing St. Brandon's Atoll
St. Brandon’s is also the most productive Indo-Pacific permit fishery in the Indian Ocean.
The Outfitter:  FlyCastaway Fishing Company has specialized in elite fly-fishing trips since 2004 and also operates:
• Providence Atoll   and • Farquhar Atoll.

Fishing Logistics:

fly fishing for Bonefishing

Two Seasons:  April through June and then September through December for peak fishing.
Group size:  Six to eight anglers per week and four guides on location.
Guides:  Professional, English-speaking guides. Two anglers per guide.
Boats:  18-foot Mauritian-built clinker boats with two 25-HP Yamaha engines are used to transport anglers to flats where they will wade fish. You’ll only cast from the boats when you’re targeting GTs in deeper waters.
Fishing Equipment:  No equipment is included. Fly outfits are available for a weekly rental of $100.00 per trip, with a breakage fee of $250.00. Fly lines are excluded.
Fishing Licenses: are included in the package and issued onsite.
Physical Condition:  They recommend that you be in reasonably good shape. When you're fishing the flats, you'll often be far from shore, and you'll need sufficient stamina to wade in the water throughout each day. You’ll be far from any medical assistance if needed.

About St. Brandon's Lodging

St. Brandon's Lodging

You'll say in a low-key but charming four-bedroom, two bathroom, air-conditioned guesthouse on Raphael Island, north of the atoll. Each room has two large twin beds, and daily housekeeping, and laundry sevice twice a week. A covered outdoor dining/lounge area is perfect for enjoying a cold Phoenix (local beer) at the end of a great day of fishing. A separate mudroom/tackle room ensures all your gear has been cleaned and is neatly stored away and ready for another great day of wading.
St. Brandon's Lodging
Meals:  Meals are a mix of international and Mauritian cuisine. Dinners feature grilled fish and chicken, also possibly a chicken or seafood curry, or an evening or two will feature steak. Soft drinks, water, and local beers are included in the package.
Communications:  Raphael Island has a fixed unit satellite phone for $2.00 USD per minute, which guests can use at their own expense.
Non-Angler: There are very few activities on the island for the non-angler.

Getting to the Lodge:

On Sunday, the day before the start of the trip, you'll need to fly to the main island of Mauritius and stay overnight. (Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean.) The outfitter recommends Le Suffren Hotel as it is located in Port Louis, the same harbor as the transport boats. (In Mauritius, the ground transfers, hotel night, and meals are not included in the package.) On Monday at about 1:00 p.m., your group will depart Port Louis on a 64-foot supply vessel. The crossing takes 24-28 hours each way and is included in the package. At this time, there are no aerial options to the Atoll.

Sample Itinerary:

Friday:  Arrive on Mauritius and stay overnight at a hotel in Port Louis.
Saturday:  In the morning, you'll board the transfer boats and depart from Port Louis, Mauritius.
Sunday:  You'll arrive on Raphael Island. If time allows after lunch, you'll fish unguided throughout the afternoon.
Monday - Saturday:  Full days of guided fishing.
Sunday:  After breakfast, you'll pack up and settle your tab. Mid-morning, the boats depart Raphael Island.
Monday: You'll arrive in Port Louis, Mauritius, around midday. Although every effort is made to stick to this schedule, weather and other factors associated with remote locations of this nature can affect timing.


RATES & PACKAGES

St. Brandon's Atoll


2022 USD Rates:

Two Seasons:  April - June, and September - December.
Global Rescue coverage has been added to the packages for 2022.
10-nights and 7-days guided fishing
(2-nights on a 64-foot supply vessel during transit to the Island and 8-nights at the Guesthouse.)
Maximum of 6-anglers per week.
$9,600.00 per person
To upgrade to one-angler per guide,
add $2,000.00 per week
(Two skiffs are available.)
To upgrade to one-angler per room,
add $2,000.00 per week
(Two rooms are available.)
Extended Trip Discount:
Make a Back-to-Back Trip, 17-nights and 14-guided fishing days
(2-nights on a 64-foot supply vessel during transit to the Island and 15-nights at the Guesthouses.)
$16,200.00 per person


2023 USD Rates:

Two Seasons:  April - June, and September - December.
Global Rescue coverage has been added to the packages for 2023.
10-nights and 7-days guided fishing
(2-nights on a 64-foot supply vessel during transit to the Island and 8-nights at the Guesthouse.)
Maximum of 6-anglers per week.
$10,100.00 per person
To upgrade to one-angler per guide,
add $2,000.00 per week
(Two skiffs are available.)
To upgrade to one-angler per room,
add $2,000.00 per week
(Two rooms are available.)
Extended Trip Discount:
Make a Back-to-Back Trip, 17-nights and 14-guided fishing days
(2-nights on a 64-foot supply vessel during transit to the Island and 15-nights at the Guesthouses.)
$17,200.00 per person


Packages Include:

Roundtrip transport between St. Brandon’s and Mauritius on a 64-foot supply-vessel, 8-nights lodging and meals at the guesthouse, soft drinks, bottled water, coffee, tea, local beers, laundry service, 7-days fully guided fishing—two anglers per boat and guide, fishing license, use of boats and fuel, and Global Rescue evacuation insurance ($100.00).

Packages Do Not Include:

Airfare, ground transfers on Mauritius, meals and accommodations in Port Louis or any other en route city, spirits, wine, use of satellite phone ($2.00 per minute), tackle, flies, gratuities for guides and staff, travel insurance, items of a personal nature, or anything not mentioned under inclusions.


Fly Castaway Policies:
Required Indemnity Form:  All guests will be required to sign and return the Reservation and Indemnity Form before the trip.

Deposit Policy:
• All reservation made more than 12 months in advance requires an initial deposit of 20% of the total amount due to be received within 14 days of invoicing.
• Twelve (12) months prior to departure 50% of the total amount is due.
• All reservation made less than 12 months in advance requires an initial deposit of 50% of the total amount due to be received within 14 days of invoicing.
• Three (3) months prior to departure 100% of the total amount is due.
• If a booking is made less than 90 days prior to departure full payment is due immediately.

Cancellation Policy:  • If a cancellation is made 12 months or more prior to departure then 50% of the deposit will be forfeited. • Cancellations made 12 to 6 months prior to departure, 50% of charter rate shall be forfeited.
• Cancellations made 6 months or less prior to departure, full individual charter rate shall be forfeited.
• Reservation for which payment are not received as on time as per the terms are subject to cancellation by FCA 7 days after notification.
• In case of cancellation by FlyCastaway money received will be paid back in full excluding bank charges.
• Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
• All cancellations must be made in writing. Deposit will only be refunded if a replacement can be found.

Fishing with Larry recommends Trip Cancellation Insurance.
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Medical evacuation insurance is mandatory but is included in the package rate. All guests are advised to have sufficient travel and trip insurance in place.


Guests depart Mauritius for St Brandon every Monday in season onboard one of two 65-foot supply-vessel transport vessels, crossing time from Mauritius to the atoll taking +/-26-hours. Each vessel is licensed in Mauritius for offshore sailing and is fully equipped with the latest marine navigation and safety equipment. Each vessel has two air-conditioned guest cabins (three guests sharing a cabin), a bathroom, a small galley, an indoor seating area as well as a large covered back deck that can be used during daylight hours. The transport vessel departs Port Louis on Mondays at +/1:00 p.m. on the start day of the trip and will arrive at Ilse De Sud (South Island) at +/1:00 p.m. the following day. A further two hours of flatwater cruising in the lee of atoll before the boats arrive at Raphael Island at +/-3:00 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. Upon arriving at Raphael Island, guests and their luggage are transported by tender boat to the Island.

St. Brandon's Atoll


World-class bonefishing flats

Bonefishing St. Brandon's

Giant trevally fly fishing - St. Brandon's

St. Brandon's fishing

Bluefin trevally fly fishing.

Blue trevally fishing St. Brandon's

Giant trevally waters

Giant trevally fishing St. Bradon's

Great permit fishing, too.

St. Brandon's permit

Six anglers per week and four guides

St. Brandon's boats and guides

Fishing the Atoll

St. Brandon Fly Fishing

You'll dine on the covered patio.

St. Brandon meals

Bonefishing St. Brandon's Atoll

St. Brandon bonefishing

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