- HOW DO I GET THERE?
You will have to fly in through the Mauritius international airport and book a room in one of the many hotels around the capital city, Port Louis. The departure for Saint Brandon will be done from Port Louis at the indicated place and time. The boat trip will be around 24 hours.
- WHAT ARE THE PEOPLE LIKE?
The Mauritian people are well known worldwide for their sense of hospitality, they are fun and lively with a great sense of humour. They really appreciate when the visitors can get involved with them from the start and most staff will bend over backwards to help and make sure you have a trip of a lifetime.
- WHAT HEALTH PRECAUTIONS DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT, VACCINATIONS AND MEDICATIONS ETC…?
Saint Brandon is totally malaria-free, but it is advisable to have inoculations for Hepatitis and Tetanus. Having outdoor activities in such a remote place, it is advisable to bring along a complete first aid kit too. In all cases, we advise you to speak to your family doctor and get the low down from him directly.
- IS IT DANGEROUS?
We are not in the business of taking you to dangerous places. Saint Brandon is a place where you will feel safe and looked after in every way. Our camps and boats are operated by expert and experienced staff and visitors are safely secured. We will never purposely put you in any dangerous situation.
- WHAT WILL THE WEATHER CONDITIONS BE LIKE DURING MY STAY?
We have designed our packages to coincide with the best possible weather, although storms and freak weather can occur at any time. Most of the time, it is hot and sunny throughout the day and cool and pleasant during the evenings. Both camps have either air conditioning or fans.
- WHAT IS THE BEST SEASON?
Difficult one to answer, but we propose our dates with care to coincide with the best of the fishing season or to make you enjoy at ease the other proposed leisure activities in Saint Brandon.
- CAN I BRING MY WIFE AND IS THE DESTINATION SUITABLE FOR KIDS?
Saint Brandon is a remote destination and can be considered as a hard-core one and thus not suitable for some women or children. But for those women and kids that can adapt to the hard conditions and feel at ease in such an environment, then no problem, they are most welcome.
- WHAT ABOUT NON-FISHERMEN?
Apart from the leisure fishing activities, Saint Brandon has the most unbelievable and abundant amount of wildlife and wonderful scenery. The atoll is an ideal playground for photographers and nature lovers, as well as for kitesurfers or divers. Again, depending on the activities to be enjoyed, we can advise which is more suitable for the non-angler.
- CAN I BE CONTACTED IN CASE OF EMERGENCY?
Normally there are always satellite phones and radios on the transporter boats and at the camps. Otherwise there is always the possibility to pass on messages through the meteo station on Raphaël Island or through the National Coast Guard posts on Raphaël and South Islands.
- CAN YOU HELP ME WITH PRE-TRIP PREPARATION? WHAT CLOTHES SHOULD I TAKE? WHAT TACKLES SHOULD I BRING?
Once a deposit has been made, we will advise you about all this, which is a very standard list for remote tropical remote areas.
We get many other questions too! You can check out our FAQ section for more.