Located 400 miles SW of Mahe, Farquhar Atoll is the Southern-most atoll in the Seychelles and is accessed via a one hour and 45 minutes charter flight. Known for its species variety, the flats consist of hard white sand, turtle grass and broken coral which makes for perfect wading conditions for the variety of species that roam the flats. Bluewater fly fishing is also available.
Farquhar offers sight fishing for giant trevally, bonefish, Indo-Pacific permit, triggerfish, and bumphead parrotfish to name a few or with bluewater close by, try your luck at some of the monsters of the deep; sailfish, tuna and wahoo. High quality wading boots are required.
The new lodge and guest houses will be ready for upcoming season. The three separate duplex style chalets will feature two beds in each room, air-conditioning and en-suite bathrooms. The lodge will have a communal social area, dining room, bar and the popular open air dining area has been rebuilt.
The outfitter recommends a 9wt for bonefish and permit, 10wt for triggerfish and milkfish and a 12wt for the trevally, bumphead parrotfish and bluewater, all matched with a quality reel with a proven drag system. A complete gear list will be sent upon confirmation of the trip.
Farquhar Atoll is accessed via a one hour forty five minute private charter from the main island of Mahe. Most US and UK clients access Mahe via Dubai with Emirates Airlines or Abu Dhabi via Etihad Airways.
The program operates on a Wednesday to Wednesday basis. Due to the early departure of the charter flight, you need to arrive in Mahe on Tuesday and overnight. Hotel expenses and transfers are not included in the package.
Medical evacuation insurance is mandatory due to the remote location.
A passport valid for 6 months after the last day of the trip is required.
For the 2017 / 2018 season, the 7-night / 6-day package is $9,000 per person based on shared room and guide. The season runs from late October to mid-December and late February to early May. The package includes your Mahe to Farquhar round-trip charter flight.