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St Brandon’s | Mauritius | Fly Fishing

Overview

Tour code: MAU001  

Previously St Brandon’s was run as a live aboard operation, as foreigners were not permitted by the Mauritian authorities to stay on land. The last 5 years of hard work have finally paid off and we are excited to announce the beginning of a new era in this project, the St Brandon’s land-based experience!

If wading and sight casting to double figure Bonefish on powder white sand flats or hunting monster GT’S is your thing, then look no further, St Brandon’s Atoll is the destination for you.

This will most certainly be the most spectacular Bonefish fishing you will ever encounter, as on most tides anglers can expect to see shoals of these shallow water speedsters as well as enormous singles and doubles. On a recent exploratory trip Bonefish of up to 87cm fork length and weighing 15lbs were landed.

This fishery is also extremely well balanced and offers anglers a variety of species to choose from, as there is plenty of Indo-Pacific Permit, a host of Trevally species including Bluefin, Golden, Yellow Dot, Green Spot and Giant Trevally of over 100lbs in weight.

Guests will be accommodated in a comfortable guesthouse on Raphael Island situated in the fish rich northern part of the atoll. Although the guesthouse is by no means luxurious, it is clean, comfortable and considering it’s a remote location, is all a travelling angler needs to enjoy the finest trophy Bonefish, Permit and GT fishing available in the Indian Ocean.

To top it off, there is a highly productive, easy wading, flat just meters away from the front porch! If you are still undecided view all our saltwater fly destinations. Click Here

Accommodation
Raphael Island Guesthouse

Raphael Island Guesthouse has been built with special permission to allow anglers to stay on this island and now allows us to offer this trip as a land based operation.

The guesthouse is simple and basic, but clean and provides everything anglers need. There are 4 twin bedrooms sharing two fully functioning bathrooms with showers, toilets and hot running water.

Although basic, each room has space to store all your fishing tackle and personal belongings. There is also a central area which is used as a dinning room and social area, a great place to relax and share each days fishing stories.

Meals include a mix creole and international dishes. Lunch will be taken and eaten while out on the flats, unless you wish to return to the guesthouse to freshen up.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin
Telephone: Satellite (Chargeable)
Power: 220 volt (generated)
Meals: Dinning room
Alcohol: Bring your own
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Species Information
Bonefish
Season: October to December & April to May
Peak: November & April
Weight: 1LB to 15LB
Average Weight: 7LB
Golden Trevally
Season: October to December & April to May
Peak: November & April
Weight: 1LB to 18LB
Average Weight: 9LB
Giant Trevally
Season: October to December & April to May
Peak: November & April
Weight: 10LB to 100LB
Average Weight: 40LB
Indo-Pacific Permit
Season: October to December & April to May
Peak: November & April
Weight: 1LB to 15LB
Average Weight: 7LB

Itinerary

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The below itinerary is only a suggested one, as we have flights departing from the UK every day, therefore should you wish to extend your stay by adding more nights in Mauritius, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1: Saturday

Depart Depart UK (alternative routes available)

DAY 2: Sunday

Arrive Mauritius.
On arrival take a taxi to your overnight hotel.
Overnight Accommodation: Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel (Twin Rooms) B/B

DAY 3: Monday

Take a taxi to Port Louis where you will find our support boat that will depart Port Louis. Try to be there at around 1 PM.
Cruise overnight.
Overnight Accommodation: Onboard (Quad Rooms) F/B

DAY 4: Tuesday

On arrival you will have time to unpack and be ready for the next few days fishing.
Overnight Accommodation: Raphael Island Guesthouse (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 5 & 6: Fishing Days. Wednesday to Thursday

Typically you will 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 wholesome and tasty packed lunches with you when leaving in the morning.
Overnight Accommodation: Raphael Island Guesthouse (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 7 & 8: Fishing Days. Friday to Saturday

Spend your days wading and sight casting to double figure Bonefish on powder white sand flats or hunting monster GT’S.
On most tides you can expect to see shoals of small Bonefish as well as enormous singles and doubles well in to 15lb.
Overnight Accommodation: Raphael Island Guesthouse (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAYS 9 & 10: Fishing Days. Sunday to Monday

The flats, as a rule, are absolutely huge. It is not uncommon to spend the whole morning walking a flat, only to realize, you have only covered half of it.
Overnight Accommodation: Raphael Island Guesthouse (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAY 11: Fishing Day. Tuesday

Set out again for your last days fishing.
Overnight Accommodation: Raphael Island Guesthouse (Twin Rooms) F/B

DAY 12: Wednesday

In the morning its time to board the boat for your overnight return trip back to Port Louis
Cruise overnight.
Overnight Accommodation: Onboard (Quad Rooms) F/B

DAY 13: Thursday

Arrive Port Louis.
On arrival take a taxi back to the International airport.
To allow a safety buffer, it is recommended, that flights booked do not depart before 4 PM.
Depart Mauritius.

DAY 14: Friday

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
12/10/2019 25/10/2019 14 13 7 £8,140 N/A Book Now N/A
19/10/2019 01/11/2019 14 13 7 £8,140 N/A Sold Out N/A
26/10/2019 08/11/2019 14 13 7 £8,140 N/A Sold Out N/A
02/11/2019 15/11/2019 14 13 7 £8,140 N/A Sold Out N/A
09/11/2019 22/11/2019 14 13 7 £8,140 N/A Book Now N/A
04/04/2020 17/04/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Sold Out N/A
11/04/2020 24/04/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Sold Out N/A
18/04/2020 01/05/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Book Now N/A
25/04/2020 08/05/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Sold Out N/A
02/05/2020 15/05/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Book Now N/A
09/05/2020 22/05/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Book Now N/A
16/05/2020 29/05/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Sold Out N/A
23/05/2020 05/06/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Sold Out N/A
05/09/2020 18/09/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Sold Out N/A
12/09/2020 25/09/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Sold Out N/A
19/09/2020 02/10/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Sold Out N/A
26/09/2020 09/10/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Sold Out N/A
03/10/2020 16/10/2020 14 13 7 £8,190 N/A Sold Out 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
  • Private Transfers
  • Accommodation in Port Louis
  • Transfers on Patrol One
  • F/B accommodation Raphael Island Guesthouse
  • Seven and half days fully guided fishing
  • Fishing licenses
  • Tender boats & fuel
  • Soft drinks
  • Water & local beers
  • Global Rescue emergency medical evacuation policy

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Spirits
  • Wine
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff
  • Tackle

Options

  • Flight upgrades

  • Additional nights Mauritius

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

Visas are not required. A visitor’s permit, valid for 4 weeks, is issued upon arrival at the airport. Travellers must have a return (or onward) air ticket, pre-booked accommodation and sufficient money for their stay

Medical Requirements

No vaccination certificates are required for entry into Mauritius, unless travelling from a country infected by Yellow Fever or where Yellow Fever is classified as endemic, in which case you will require Yellow Fever inoculations.

Due to the remoteness of the venue, we do however suggest bringing along your own supply of prescription medicines etc. Lastly we do insist all clients attain medical insurance before departing.

Please Note

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

Departure tax

No departure tax as included in the flight price

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Mauritius 13hrs

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

Port Louis to St Brandons 24 – 28 hours overnight crossing

Mauritius Airport – Labourdonnais Waterfront Hotel Port Louis (approx 45 mins)

Reviews

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Wayne

The best run fly fishing trip we have ever been on. yes its quite some travel but agree with others it is very well worth the effort.

Have to sell the kids so i can go back as soon as possible, I got very close to a double figure bone just under 10LB so until next time.

Regards Wayne

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Wayne, thanks for the pictures and talking the time for the feedback I know thats not normal your kind of thing, but it is important.

When you are ready lets look at getting you back.

Ian

Thank you for an amazing trip, well worth all the travel which is an adventure on its own.

We had 4 perfect days and 2.5 with a could front that made spotting fish a little harder, guides did an amazing job.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Ian thanks for calling me back and the feedback.

shame about a odd few days of cloud, but as we all know thats quite often the case saltwater fly fishing and is always good if you manage a complete clear week.

The guides are first class and how they spot fish on some of the dull days never ceases to amaze me also.

Talk soon Peter

Gary

My first fly fishing experience at St Brandon's and and can say the guides at fly cast away are first class. One of the best places we have visited to big bonefish.

Thanks for organizing everything.

Gary

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Gary thank you for reviewing St Brandon's, it sure is famous for the big bones. Send me some of your pictures as I would love to see them

Again thanks Peter

George

We really thought we had died and gone to heaven. i didnt think there were places like this, the fishing was just out of this world and all thanks to our guides. Hope they are still there next year when we return. Thanks

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

What an amazing trip you all had, that is going to take some beating so yes I agree probably best to rebook for next year. Thanks again for the feedback.

Mr Knowles

I thought i had seen some fantastic places in my time, but this will take some beating. I managed all my targets including a 10lb Bone all thanks to our Guide who spotted fishing tailing when i couldn't anything. Beautiful place and highly recommend it to any one who wants a Big Bonefish

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Mr Knowles, congratulations on such an impressive Bonefish, looking forward to the pictures.

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