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Providence Atoll | Saltwater Fly Fishing | Seychelles  

Tour code: SEY002  
Category: Saltwater Fly Fishing

Providence is the final frontier! It is the largest fishable coral atoll in the Indian Ocean. The hottest and newest destination in the Seychelles for all fly fishermen, who have ever wanted to target huge GT’s and monster Bonefish. This Atoll ranks among the best fly-fishing destinations in the world.

The Providence Atoll is part of the Farquhar Group consisting of two Islands named Providence North and Cerf. These islands are surrounded by vast sandbanks, flats and channels. It is a unique atoll with its interlinking lagoon systems, where at low tide the lagoons form meandering rivers and small cascading waterfalls that flow out into the aquamarine Indian Ocean.

Providence is renowned for its large fish populations and mass expanse of wadeable flats offering adventurous anglers a hugely diverse array of fishing opportunities. These vast areas offer first class flats fishing for countless species, including GT’s, Bonefish, Milkfish, Permit and Triggerfish.

With only 12 anglers and 4 guides each week, each customer has all the attention required. But just how good is the fishing? One group recently caught 35 GT’s in just an afternoon’s session. The average for a week between the 12 anglers is between 70 to 120 GT’s for the week.

If that was not enough, what about chasing the monster Bonefish with many caught at 10lb and over. Then throw in fishing for species like Permit, Barracuda, Milkfish, Triggerfish, Bumphead Parrotfish and the offshore species like Sailfish, Dogtooth Tuna, Yellowfin Tuna and Wahoo that are often found just off the reef edge on the fly.

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MV Dugong

The vessel can accommodate up to twelve fly fishermen, four guides as well as eight crew members, who cater for everyones needs. Originally built as a research vessel by the Canadian Government in 1966, the Maya’s Dugong was completely retro-fitted in the early 2000’s as a private yacht, before being overhauled once again in 2009 to accommodate charters and cabin cruise voyages. It now serves as an oceanographic and expedition cruising vessel throughout the Indian Ocean.


Large public areas and facilities allow for maximum enjoyment of time onboard Maya’s Dugong. A spacious dining salon and lounge hosts guests in air conditioned comfort for meals and entertainment. The outdoor leisure deck provides opportunities for al fresco dining and also serves as a comfortable lounge area.

There is also plenty of open deck space onboard for sun bathing and relaxing. Spacious bridge and observation deck allow you to take in the adventure with a captain’s eye view of all the surroundings.

Also available onboard for your comfort and enjoyment is, Flat-screen TV in the Dining Salon/Lounge, DVD player & Stereo, Games, cards, small library, Ice Machine and a Laundry Service (extra charge).

All cabins are equipped with air conditioning, reading lights and a storage cupboard. There are two type cabins.

Commander Cabins x3

These well-appointed cabins are the largest and most comfortable that Maya’s Dugong has to offer.

Situated on the top two decks of the vessel, these cabins boast en-suite bathrooms/showers as well as windows from which to view the beautiful coastal surrounds.

Two of the Commander Cabins feature a double-bed plus an extra single bed, while one Commander Cabin offers two single beds in the cabin.

Explorer Cabins x4

Classic and comfortable, these cabins are situated below the main public-area decks. Complete with en-suite bathrooms/showers, there is one Explorer Cabin offering a double-bed plus a single bed, and three Explorer Cabins with two single beds and an extra fold-out bunk.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twins & Tripple
Telephone: Satellite (Chargeable)
Laundry: Nominal charge
Power: 220 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: Dining Salon
Alcohol: Local beers, BYO spirits
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: November to April & October to November
Peak: December & April
Weight: 1LB to 11LB
Average Weight: 4LB
Bluefin Trevally
Season: November to April & October to November
Peak: December & April
Weight: 1LB to 18LB
Average Weight: 4LB
Giant Trevally
Season: November to April & October to November
Peak: December & April
Weight: 5LB to 120LB
Average Weight: 32LB
Season: November to April & October to November
Peak: December & April
Weight: 1LB to 15LB
Average Weight: 2LB
Bumphead Parrotfish
Season: November to April & October to November
Peak: December & April
Weight: 20LB to 80LB
Average Weight: 37LB
Season: November to April & October to November
Peak: 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: (Sunday)

Depart UK (alternative routes available)

DAY 2: (Monday)

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: (Tuesday)

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 luxury mother ship MV Dugong, your accommodation for the stay of your holiday.

Transfer to Providence Atoll taking approx. 6 hours.

Overnight Accommodation: MV Dugong F/B (Twin Room)

DAYS 4 & 5: (Wednesday & Thursday) Fishing Days.

The fishing day is planned according to the tides in order to give you the best opportunity to catch your dream fish.

If the tide allows, you and your guides return to the mother ship for lunch and a break from the sun during midday.

If you want to target a specific species, please feel free to mention it to the guides.

Overnight Accommodation: MV Dugong F/B (Twin Room)

DAYS 6 & 7: (Friday & Saturday) Fishing Days.

Providence is renowned for its large fish populations and mass expanse of wadeable flats offering adventurous anglers a hugely diverse array of fishing opportunities.

If you want to target a specific species, please feel free to mention it to the guides.

Overnight Accommodation: MV Dugong F/B (Twin Room)

DAY 8: (Sunday) Fishing Day.

Why not spend your day with your guides looking for and targeting the mighty GT’s on the fly.

Its high stakes fishing, but the adrenalin rush is amazing.

Overnight Accommodation: MV Dugong F/B (Twin Room)

DAY 9: (Monday) Fishing Day.

Spend the day fishing before navigating overnight back to Farquhar.

Overnight Accommodation: MV Dugong F/B (Twin Room)

DAY 10: (Tuesday)

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: (Wednesday)

Take a taxi back to the International Airport.

Depart Victoria Mahe

Arrive Dubai

Depart Dubai

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices

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

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
  • Landing fees
  • Transfers on Farquhar
  • All accommodation
  • 6 days fishing
  • All meals on boat
  • Drinking water, Soft drinks and Local beers
  • 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 – MV Dugong (approx 15 mins)

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