|I have fished with Seafaris twice & Nomad once. Both my Seafaris trips were near to shore in the Gulf of Carpentaria, in contast with Nomad we were at Marion Reef, way out in the Coral Sea past the barrier reef.|
The Nomad trip was very exciting, 2 hour float plane flight over & past the barrier reef to the mothership, arrival timed with low tide so that the reef gives enough shelter for the plane to land. It can blow out there and it can get pretty rough so the fly fishing is challenging. I had great sport with my fly rod when conditions were right (for my abilities) but I spent more time throwing big plugs & poppers with a heavy spinning rod and deep jigging which was much more productive for me. The big fish out there are really big, GT's, Dog Tooth Tuna & Wahoo in particular so you need heavy rods and sinking lines.
By contrast my Seafaris trips were all top water sport, you really don't need more than floating and intermediate lines. You should be able to fly fish every day and an #8 or #9 weight will cover most eventualities. A very wide range of fish and more of them, my favourite is the Queenfish which are often present in large numbers.
Which trip is better is a tough question, they are very different. I would not recommend Nomad as a fly only trip unless your guys are really proficient and happy to fish deep. Seafaris will suit all abilities and will not disappoint.
Both are world class operations with great skippers who really know their waters. Both motherships are purpose built, comfortable and have great food.