Trip to Saint Brandon Island
saint Brandon’s (Also known as Cargados Carajos Shoals) is a group of over 50 small islands, coral ridges and vast sand flats which is cut by three major passes and extends 50 km from north to south. Situated 268 nautical miles north-east of Mauritius’s main island this area is rich in fish stocks, flora and fauna.
The magnificent condition of the coral reefs and the lobster infested outer reefs is the proof that except the small population of Creole natives who live on Raphael Island in the northern area, there has been very little human interference at St. Brandon since its have been first discovered. For many years foreigners were restricted from visiting St Brandon shores, but thankfully, the red tape has finally been cleared to allow us to offer this unique trip on-board the most luxurious catamaran for both Mauritians and foreigners to discover St Brandon.
Special 10 days trip to St. Brandon is all about doing the extraordinary, discovering a true heaven on earth with various astonishing species and having a lifetime memorable experience.On-board a luxurious 55th feet boat you would head for about a 30 hours of sailing reaching the remote virgin island of St. Brandon for the best fishing experience of your life..
The islets of St Brandon are regionally important for their seabird populations, Green Turtle nesting sites and are sanctuary for sharks, rays and many big fish! All visitors of St. Brandon are amazed by the nature beauty of the islets and the St Brandon’s Atoll is exactly a miracle for truly sophisticated discoverers Fishing Experience at St.Brandon.
St. Brandon is a true fishing heaven! When fishing at St. Brandon you are sure to target various species and to have a once in a life time fishing experience. It is going to be the most spectacular bonefishing experience you will ever encounter! Most tides anglers can expect to see shoals of these shallow water speedsters.
Over the past season we have landed Bonefish of up to 87cm fork length and weighing 15lbs. St Brandon’s is also the most productive Indo-Pacific Permit fishery witnessed. When specifically targeting these gloriously finicky fish, guests can have multiple shots per day. The GT fishing can be quite varied.
Some days you can see over 100 fish and at other times none at all. St Brandon’s isn’t a place where you are going to get shots at GT’s everyday but it is certainly the place to break the 100 cm mark. Target Species Bonefish, Indo-Pacific Permit, Giant Trevally, Bluefin Trevally, Golden Trevally & Greenspot Trevally. Other notable fish species one can encounter on the flats include Golden, Yellow Dot and Green Spot Trevally.
Luxury Accommodation On-board When you first enter any of the cabins, you will notice the harmony alliance of space and light. The boat interior is decorated by luxurious light wood. Brand porthole,placed all around the perimeter, creates the feeling of lightness. For both ventilation and light, there are 4 huge hatch located on the roof. For the best comfort and relaxation, there is a king-size L-shape sofa, a lounge area and also a TV area with a LCD television as well as stereo system for you to watch movies and enjoy your favorite music playing throughout the day.
The Le Performant 2 can accommodate maximum of 8 people, sharing 4 double cabins. All cabins are very spacious with separate toilets and showers. The cabin is equipped with LCD TV, DVD and audio system. 4 beds and a shower room and toilet is available . The cabins also have a huge illuminator that enables you to enjoy gorgeous sea view as well as enables the natural light to come inside.
Included in this 10-days Cruise Package Return transfer from hotel/airport – boat – to hotel/airport Full Board stay consisting of 3 meals a day (breakfast, lunch, dinner) 10 days cruise experience Overnight stay in a comfortable en-suite cabins. Six and half days of fishing (weather permitting) Fishing licenses, fishing equipment for trolling and bates Passenger’s insurance Selection of drinks, such as beer, variety of soft drinks & water
Not Included in the Package Permit fees for foreigners (application minimum 35 days before the trip) – 5000 Rs per person International flights to Mauritius 17ft mono-hulls with 2 x 15 HP 2-Stroke Yamaha engines – available locally for an additional charge Meals and accommodation in Mauritius before and after the cruise Spirits, wine, items of a personal nature Gratuities for guides and boat staff Personal travel & medical insurance.
Tackle & flies equipment is available on-board. We recommend taking your own fishing equipment for fly fishing, casting and jigging.
The best fishing season at St. Brandon is September to December and April to June.
Temperatures range between 25°C – 30°C. Wind averages 15knots.
Medical & Health Requirements:
Mandatory emergency medical evacuation insurance. A Yellow Fever certificate is required if travelling from a Yellow Fever infected area.
Satellite Phone & Communications:
St Brandon islands have no mobile network; however the boat is equipped with a satellite phone available 24/7 which can be used by guests at an additional cost.
Caring for the Environment:
We take impeccable care of the ocean by keeping a strict waste policy: nothing is thrown in the water, all our waste returns back to the shore, where it is properly being disposed. Additionally, the boat is cleaned with non-caustic detergents to keep the coral reef alive. The vessel is also equipped with solar panels, to keep the carbon footprint minimal. The Bib Luxury boat is specially designed for providing a high standard of comfort and at the same time to be environment friendly.
Captain Nimalen, each day, will ask you what species you would like to target and he will give you his advice on if it’s a good day to target your choice of species or suggest another to target, but it is down to you what you want to fish for.
Please contact us with your requirements and we can tailor a package to suit.