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Farquhar Lodge | Saltwater Fly Fishing | Seychelles  

Overview

Tour code: SEY001  

A true paradise, where one can wade and sight fish to an impressive variety of species such as Bonefish, various Trevally including the ferocious Giant Trevally, the finicky Permit, Triggerfish, Bumphead Parrotfish and Milkfish. Farquhar is certainly best known for the sheer diversity of species it offers anglers fortunate enough to visit her shores.

So if stalking Bonefish in skinny water, throwing crab flies at the colourful and charismatic tailing Triggerfish or holding your nerve as a large GT charges in at your fly interests you, well then Farquhar is certainly the venue for you.

Deep water too begins very close to shore and spending some time tussling with some of the monsters which prowl the deep blue, is certainly a very exciting and rewarding bonus. Here the most common species encountered are Giant Trevally, Barracuda, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Grouper, Bohar Snapper and Sailfish. All of which are guaranteed to show your backing the light of day!

During your stay you will have the use of 17.3 ft skiffs, each of which carries a single 90 HP 2-Stroke Yamaha engine. These boats have been specifically designed and fitted to fish both the flats and offshore waters of the Seychelles in comfort and safety, plus our guides drive each boat.

These boats have a draft of approximately 9 inches allowing us to access some extremely shallow areas of the atoll; however the main attraction still lies in wading the flats. Farquhar Atoll is the most southerly atoll in the Seychelles chain of islands lying just over 700km to the southwest of the main island Mahe.

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Accommodation
Farquhar Fishing Lodge

Accommodation on Farquhar takes the form of a basic, but comfortable guesthouse, which caters for eight to ten anglers at one time. Everyone is accommodated in the main lodge, which is fully air-conditioned and has five twin en-suite bedrooms and a central lounge.

The lodge is equipped with 24 hour 220 volt electricity, air-conditioning and has a constant supply of hot water. There is full housekeeping as well as a daily laundry service available.

An undercover dining area on the waters edge with a magnificent view forms – an idyllic backdrop for both breakfast and dinner. All meals are served around the outside dining area, with the chef preparing a mix of Creole and international food.

All mineral water and soft drinks are included in the price. The lodge has plenty of local beer for sale. Spirits and wine may be pre ordered to insure you have your preferred order. Alternatively you may bring your own bottle of preferred spirits and wine.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin
Laundry: Nominal charge
Power: 220 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: In dinning area
Alcohol: Available to purchase
Cash Accepted: US Dollar
Species Information
Bonefish
Season: October to December & February to May
Peak: October, December & April
Weight: 1LB to 11LB
Average Weight: 4LB
Bluefin Trevally
Season: October to December & February to May
Peak: October, December & April
Weight: 1LB to 18LB
Average Weight: 4LB
Giant Trevally
Season: October to December & February to May
Peak: October, December & April
Weight: 5LB to 120LB
Average Weight: 32LB
Triggerfish
Season: October to December & February to May
Peak: October, December & April
Weight: 1LB to 15LB
Average Weight: 2LB
Bumphead Parrotfish
Season: October to December & February to May
Peak: October, December & April
Weight: 20LB to 80LB
Average Weight: 37LB
Milkfish
Season: October to December & February to May
Peak: October, December & April
Weight: 12LB to 25LB
Average Weight: 14LB

Itinerary

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The below itinerary is a set itinerary due to the fishing program being set, however, you can extend your stay Mahe if required, as there are flights going from/to the UK everyday.

Day 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

Day 2:

Arrive in Dubai.

Depart Dubai
Arrive to Victoria Mahe.

On arrival, you will take a taxi to your hotel.

Overnight Accommodation: Le Relax Hotel (Twin Room) B/B

Day 3;

You will take a taxi back to the IDC Hanger for your flight to Farquhar.

Depart Mahe
Arrive in Farquhar.

On arrival, you will then be transferred to the lodge.

Once everyone has settled in, there will be a briefing from the head guide on the fishing at Farquhar.

Overnight Accommodation: Fishing Lodge (Twin Room) F/B

Days 4 & 5: Fishing Days

You will be up early and after a quick breakfast head out to the flats to fish the first tide.

You will stay out on the flats for the whole day taking packed lunches with you. There is, however, an option to return to the lodge for lunch before heading out later that afternoon for the second fishing session.

Overnight Accommodation: Fishing Lodge (Twin Room) F/B

Days 6 & 7: Fishing Days

Each day you can wade and sight fish to an impressive variety of species such as, Bonefish, various Trevally species including the ferocious trophy sized Giant Trevally, Permit, Triggerfish, Bumphead Parrotfish and Milkfish.

Overnight Accommodation: Fishing Lodge (Twin Room) F/B

Days 8 & 9: Fishing Days

Fishing is based on two anglers per guide and boat. You can try for some of the deepwater species like Giant Trevally, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna, Dogtooth Tuna, Grouper and Sailfish.

Overnight Accommodation: Fishing Lodge (Twin Room) F/B

Day 10:

In the morning fly back to Mahe.

On arrival, you will take a taxi to your hotel.

Overnight Accommodation: Le Relax Hotel (Twin Room) B/B

Day 11:

You will take a taxi back to the International Airport for your return flights.

Depart Victoria Mahe
Arrive to Dubai.

Depart Dubai
Arrive UK

Prices

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Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
21/10/2019 31/10/2019 11 10 6 £9,228 N/A Sold Out N/A
04/11/2019 14/11/2019 11 10 6 £9,228 N/A Sold Out N/A
11/11/2019 21/11/2019 11 10 6 £9,228 N/A Sold Out N/A
18/11/2019 28/11/2019 11 10 6 £9,228 N/A Sold Out N/A
25/11/2019 05/12/2019 11 10 6 £9,228 N/A Book Now N/A
02/12/2019 12/12/2019 11 10 6 £9,228 N/A Sold Out N/A
02/03/2020 12/03/2020 11 10 6 £9,649 N/A Sold Out N/A
09/03/2020 19/03/2020 11 10 6 £9,649 N/A Book Now N/A
13/03/2020 23/03/2020 11 10 6 £9,649 N/A Sold Out N/A
20/03/2020 30/03/2020 11 10 6 £9,649 N/A Sold Out N/A
27/03/2020 06/04/2020 11 10 6 £9,949 N/A Book Now N/A
03/04/2020 13/04/2020 11 10 6 £9,949 N/A Book Now N/A
10/04/2020 20/04/2020 11 10 6 £9,649 N/A Book Now N/A
28/09/2020 08/10/2020 11 10 6 £9,649 N/A Sold Out N/A
05/10/2020 15/10/2020 11 10 6 £9,649 N/A Book Now N/A
19/10/2020 29/10/2020 11 10 6 £9,649 N/A Sold Out N/A
02/11/2020 12/11/2020 11 10 6 £9,649 N/A Book Now N/A
09/11/2020 19/11/2020 11 10 6 £9,649 N/A Sold Out N/A
16/11/2020 26/11/2020 11 10 6 £9,649 N/A Book Now N/A
23/11/2020 03/12/2020 11 10 6 £9,649 N/A Book Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

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ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • All internal flights
  • Transfers on Farquhar
  • All accommodation
  • 6 days fishing
  • All meals on Farquhar
  • All soft drinks & water on Farquhar
  • Landing fees
  • Global Rescue emergency medical evacuation insurance

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Fishing tackle
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff

Options

  • Flight upgrades

  • Additional nights in Mahe

Price Supplements

  • n/a

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry is required. No visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

Mandatory emergency medical evacuation insurance
A Yellow Fever certificate is required if travelling from a Yellow Fever infected area

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is a $40 departure tax payable upon leaving

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Dubai (approx 6hrs). Dubai – Victoria Mahe (approx 4.5hrs). Victoria Mahe – Farquhar (approx 1.4hrs).

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights, we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Farquhar – Fishing Lodge (approx 15 mins)

Reviews

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Colin

Our primary focus revolved around GT’s, Triggers, Bumpies but with Farquhar being Farquhar we could easily run into 100lb Naleon Wrasse, monster Barracuda, Golden Trevally and a host of others. I am pleased to report we found everything we were all looking for.

A special mention has to go to the guide team who took such good care of the whole group.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Wow Colin that sounds like a trip of a lifetime... Can you share some of the pictures.

Cheers Peter

John

What a perfect destination, first fished it back in 2013 and our group managed 17 landed GT's in the week. Since then we have travelled back and the numbers and quality of the fish have got better. As the guides have learned more about the destination, places to fish, tides etc our catch have increased.

Highly recommend this destination. John

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

James

That makes me jealous as you have been there many times now. Thanks for the destination review.

Might see you out there soon.

Regards Peter

James

I found Farquhar and amazing place and the guides first class.

basically a first class operation.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

James

Thank you so much for the destination review and your kind words.

Regards Peter

Ian

I was lucky enough to visit Farquhar as a single angler and also fish with Gerhard one of the main men who runs this operation.

The lodge is basic but has everything any angler could want while staying on this stunning Atoll

The fishing was very mixed and varied for the whole week with lots of opportunities to be had, caught and missed.

Amazing fishing for GT's, bonefish and triggerfish. Although i did not venture offshore some of the group did and had amazing success.

A real fisherman's paradise and as about close to paradise as an angler can get.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Ian, thank you for the feedback and also taking the time to call me back

So happy that you had a good time and that you caught plenty of fish. It was really lucky that we could find you space right at the last minute.

I look forward in seeing some of the pictures.

Regards Peter

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