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Farquhar Lodge | Saltwater Fly Fishing | Seychelles  

Tour code: SEY001  
Category: Saltwater Fly Fishing

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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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
Le Relax Hotel & Restaurant

This perfect hotel for both – overnight stay on the outbound and inbound part of your Seychelles fishing adventure, is set between the sea and the mountainside. Situated in the south coast of Mahé Island, this is a comfortable and well appointed 3-star Deluxe Hotel with 15 rooms.

There are in total 5 standard rooms and 10 deluxe rooms. All the rooms have the choice of ceiling fan or remote control air-conditioning. All the rooms offers luxury services such as digital and key safe option, IDD telephone, internet cable or WIFI and Cable TV with channels. The en-suite bathroom is comprised of a full length mirror, shaving mirror with European socket and 24 hour hot and cold water supply. The in-room tea and coffee facility is on a chargeable basis.

Le Relax Hotel and Restaurant is in proximity to local amenities for all your conveniences. You can choose from sunbathing by the elegant poolside, dining at the on-site restaurant with a wide choice of delicious Indo-Seychellois dishes, going to the gorgeous Fairyland Beach, which is just foot steps away or reading about the Seychelles Island in the in house library. All of this is at your own leisure and pace.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Standard or deluxe
Telephone: In room (Chargeable)
Internet: WiFi in room
Laundry: Nominal charge
Power: 220 volt
Air Conditioning: In room
Meals: In restaurant
Alcohol: Available to purchase
Cards Accepted: Credit & debit
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Species Information
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
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
Season: October to December & February to May
Peak: October, December & April
Weight: 12LB to 25LB
Average Weight: 14LB
Suggested Itinerary

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 Dubai

Depart Dubai

Arrive Victoria Mahe

On arrival take a taxi to your hotel.

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

DAY 3:

Take a taxi back to the IDC Hanger for your flight to Farquhar.

Depart Mahe
Arrive 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 typically be up early and after a quick breakfast head out to the flats to fish the first tide.

You generally 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 2 anglers per guide and boat, so why not try for some of the deep water 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.

Depart Farquhar
Arrive Mahe

On Arrival catch a taxi to your hotel.

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

DAY 11:

Take a taxi back to the International Airport for your return flights.

Depart Victoria Mahe

Arrive Dubai

Depart Dubai

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

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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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What's Included & Excluded
  • 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
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Fishing tackle
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff

Flight upgrades

Additional nights in Mahe

Tour Notes


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)

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