Bonefish – GT’s – Milkfish – Permit
SEASON: September – May
DURATION: 7 Nights
GROUP SIZE: 12 Guests
Alphonse Island Seychelles is a nature lover’s paradise and one of the world’s most pristine, untouched Edens. The islands in the atoll enjoy an exquisite climate and miles of unblemished shorelines, lagoons, and sea flats.
Alphonse Island, Seychelles, is one of three in the group of atolls and sits aside St François and Bijoutier. All are ideally located in the outer islands of the Seychelles. Although Guests stay on Alphonse Island, most fishing is done around St. Francois Island.
What truly distinguishes Alphonse Island as one of the most outstanding fishing destinations in the world is the combination of comfortable hotel accommodation alongside the opportunity to fish three different islands right on your doorstep.
Fishing at Alphonse Island Seychelles
Alphonse Island Seychelles is one of the famed saltwater fly fishing destinations of the Indian Ocean. Its ten thousand acres of white sand flats provide easy wading and world-class fishing.
The atolls are home to huge populations of Bonefish, three different species of Triggerfish, Barracuda, Snapper, Grouper, Permit, Parrotfish and eight species of Trevally, including the Tiant Trevally.
The most challenging fish to catch is the fabled milkfish, a turbo-charged algae eater growing to 40lbs.
This diversity allows anglers to target various species during their stay.
Accommodation on Alphonse Island Seychelles
Alphonse Island boasts a single resort comprising of Beach Bungalows, Suites, and Villas. All are built alongside the water’s edge; each accommodation enjoys spectacular ocean views.
A central dining and bar area lets you socialize alongside the sparkling pool and shoreline, with cuisine offering the best of traditional Creole creations. The menu consists of fresh farmed produce and freshly caught fish. Diversity, however, is key, so Asian-inspired dishes and sashimi also make regular appearances. A comprehensive wine list complements each meal.
Getting to Alphonse Island Seychelles
Guests must fly into Mahe Island, Seychelles, at least 4-hours before the weekly scheduled charter flight. A standard package includes the hour-long return charter flights between Mahe and Alphonse.
Flight Times: Please confirm the departure time of your flight from Mahe to Alphonse as times are subject to change.
Breakfast is served from 6:00 am onwards, so most guests opt for an early morning wake-up call around 5:45 am and start breakfast at 6:15 am. Anglers meet at the fishing office at 6:45 am. Anglers are then ferried to the mothership for the 40-minute trip to the St Francois lagoon, where the skiffs are moored.
Fishing teams consist of two anglers per single guide, fishing from their respective skiff for the 8-hour fishing session. All skiffs have cooler boxes with ice, drinks, and desalinated water in aluminum bottles. Guests eat a packed lunch on the skiff unless otherwise requested.
At 4:00 pm, the fishing day ends, and as such, the guides will start returning to the mothership. For safety reasons, everyone will be onboard the mothership by 5:00 pm. A freshwater bucket is provided to rinse reels and gear at the end of each fishing day. Once everything is squared away, the mothership will start the 40-minute journey back to the mooring at Alphonse Island. Rods, tackle, and gear can stay on the mothership, ready for the next day unless it is needed for extra fishing on Alphonse.
7 Nights – Beach villa – USD 15,675 per person sharing
7 Nights – Beach bungalow – USD 11,620 per person sharing
- Conservation donation of $ 175
- 7-night package with all meals included
- Scheduled return charter flight from Mahé
- Six days of fully guided fishing with two anglers to 1 guide
- Tender boat and fuel, Fishing License, and Landing Fees
- Water, coffee, and tea
- Non-motorized Water Sports, e.g., Kayaking, SUP & Snorkeling, etc.
- Complimentary scheduled communal excursions
- All soft drinks during activities
- Fly fishing rod and reel rental
- Other activities such as diving, cruises, massage treatments, etc.
- International Flights
- Ground transfers on Mahé
- Conservation donation of $ 175
- All other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
- Laundry, items of a personal nature, telephone and email charges
- Travel and medical insurance
- Tackle and flies
- Single skiff supplement $ 3,000 (Max 2 single supplements)
Time Difference: GMT +4
Passports: Everyone traveling to Seychelles must have a passport valid for at least six months beyond the end of travel.
Visa Requirements: Passport holders for the UK, US, EU, USSR, and RSA do not require a visa to enter the Seychelles for vacation purposes.
Inoculations are not legally required to enter Seychelles. However, you may want to check with your local immunization clinic for their recommendations on health precautions for travel to Seychelles.
There is a compulsory fly fishing Conservation Donation of USD 175 per week (USD25 per day), payable in cash. All packages exclude the Conservation Donation, and for reference, funds are given to the Island Conservation Society for the preservation of nature in Seychelles.
All guests must obtain “From Scene of Accident Medivac Insurance,” and guests’ details will be requested before arrival on the Island. As such, agents cannot assume any financial responsibility for consequences incurred if this has not been obtained.
Security: Although Seychelles waters are considered safe, security personnel will be on board as a precaution.