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SEYCHELLES ISLANDS
INDIAN OCEAN
LIVE-ABOARD BONEFISH ADVENTURE
2002/2003
Flats fishing in Seychelles is a unique experience. Not long ago, most of the islands of the Amirantes Archipelago were private. No one could land and fish on the flats or on the reefs. They was no transportation to the islands and authorization was needed by the owner to land. Every six months, a schooner from Mahe would bring the mail, tobacco, onions, sugar and rice and other goods as well as new workers. On the return trip, copra, other crops and salted dry fish would be loaded on the schooner to be sold in Mahe. At that time there was no place for tourism or sport fishing.
 
Things have changed, with the new airstrip built on Assumption, some of the most remote islands in the world, Cosmoledo, Farquhar, Astove, Providence, have become accessible to anglers.

 

Alphonse, Poivre, Saint Joseph and Saint Francois are located in the northern part of the Amirantes and more easily accessed from Mahe or Desroches for tourism and sport fishing.
 
Seychelles is the last frontier of Bonefishing.
 
MV Illusions
MV Illusions
MV ILLUSIONS
 
MV ILLUSIONS accommodates guests in 7 cabins, each sleeping 2 people. Mid-deck also has a bar, a well-equipped galley and a saloon with a music center, TV
and VCR.
 
TWIN ROOMS:
- 4 twin rooms with 2 single bunks each
- communal bathrooms
 
DOUBLE ROOMS:
- 3 double rooms with double bed
- two with own bathroom, one shares communal bathroom
 
BATHROOMS:
- 2 bathrooms en-suite
- 2 bathrooms for communal use
- all fresh water with hot showers

 

SPECIFICATIONS
LOA
21.4 m
Beam
7.50 m
Engines
2 x Mercedes 440 180 kWh each
Knots
10
Generator
20kva

6kva
Fuel
12,000 lt.
Water
6,000 lt.
Electronics
Radar/Plotter

GPS

Weatherfax

Depth Sounder

SSB/VHF Radio

Autopilot

Satellite Phone
Tenders
Inflatable 5.50m/55 HP

Aluminum 3.60m/30 HP
Compressor
260l/Minute
Emergency
2x16 men Life rafts

EPIRB

First Aid Kit

Oxygen

Cosmoledo Atoll - 15 to 22 December 2002
10 Anglers
7 nights/6 days fishing
Double bed (2 berth) cabin US$9.800-00 - US$4,900.00 per person in double occupancy
Double bunk (2 berth) cabin US$9.650-00 - US$4,825.00 per person in double occupancy
 
Itinerary
Day 1 - early morning departure Mahe arrive Assumption (flight time two and
one half hours), transfer to MVI. Once squared away, we set sail for Aldabra
Atoll arrive late afternoon. (sailing time approx. 3 hours)
Day 2 - spend day exploring Aldabra that evening set sail for Cosmoledo
(sailing time approx. 10 hours)
Day 3 - early morning arrival at Cosmoledo
Day 4 to 6 - Cosmoledo
Day 7 - early morning departure for Astove (sailing time approx. 3 hours).
Spend day fishing Astove. Late afternoon set sail for Assumption Island
(sailing time approx. 10 hours)
Day 8 - Arrive Assumption and transfer from MVI to landing strip. Air
transfer Assumption/Mahe. Arrive Mahe late afternoon.

Note - times of air charter Mahe/Assumption/Mahe still to be finalized.

 
 
 
Indo-Pacific Permit

Indo Pacific Permit


Amirantes Island Group - 17 to 23 February 2003

6 Anglers
7 nights/5 days fishing
Double bed (2 berth) cabin US$6,500-00 - US$3,250.00 per person in double occupancy
Double bunk (2 berth) cabin US$6,360-00 - US$3,180.00 per person in double occupancy
 
Itinerary
Day 1 - 10h00 embark MVI, Victoria Yacht Harbour, Mahe and depart for St.
Joseph Atoll, Amirantes (sailing time approx. 20 hours). At this time of year
there are excellent light tackle trolling and fly rod opportunities from the
back of the yacht during this crossing, for yellowfin tuna and sailfish in
particular .
Day 2 - early morning arrive and anchor at St. Joseph Atoll. Spend day
fishing.
Day 3 and 4 - St. Joseph
Day 5 - depart St. Joseph Atoll early morning (02h00), arrive Poivre Atoll
06h00 (4 hours sail). Spend day fishing Poivre.
Day 6 - Poivre
Day 7 - 07h00 depart Poivre for Mahe (22/23 hour sail). Again good
opportunities for pelagic game fish from the back of the yacht during this
crossing.
Day 8 - arrive Victoria Yacht Harbour 06h00 and disembark MVI  
 
 
Cosmoledo in the Amirantes Seychelles

Cosmoledo Atoll



For both charters, the prices are per cabin and are quoted ex Mahe and
include:
*return inter-island air transfers Mahe/Assumption (Cosmoledo only)
*full board accommodation on board MV Illusions (excludes drinks)
*2 crewed, motorized tenders
*professional fly fishing guide
 

Mv Illusions saloon

MV Illusions bar
MV Illusions cabin
MV Illusions bunks cabin
 
The packages does not include:
*international travel
*mainland transfers or accommodation
*travel insurance (see terms and conditions)
*US$40-00 Seychelles departure tax
*drinks (soft drinks approx. US$1, beer approx. US$3. Guests may bring their
own drinks, there is no corkage fee)
*personal communications - sat. phone/fax/email US$2-70/minute
*personal expenses
*tackle
 
Should require assistance with mainland transfers or hotel bookings, we will
gladly assist.
 
All of the flats fishing in both the Amirantes and Aldabra (Cosmoledo)
Island Groups, is wading. When not ferrying anglers to and from the flats,
the skiffs can be used to fish the deeper water of the lagoons or open
ocean, weather permitting. Mostly giant trevally, dogtooth and yellowfin
tuna and sailfish are targeted from the skiffs.

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