Alphonse Island Fishing
World's Best Bonefishing, Giant Trevally plus Triggerfish, Trevally, Milkfish....
Epic Fly Fishing
Alphonse Island Lodge is open year-round for fishing and caters to 12 anglers a week, plus non-angling guests. Here, you’ll have exclusive access to St. Francois Island’s renowned flats—over 10,000 acres of hard white sand flats, world-class blue water fly fishing, and an incredible variety of game fishing—both fly and conventional.
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In the heart of the Indian Ocean, the Alphonse group of islands are regarded as some of the most pristine, untouched islands in the world. Alphonse Atoll is only a one-hour flight from Mahe, Seychelles. Alphonse is one of three in the group and sits aside St. François and Bijoutier. This outstanding destination combines comfortable accommodations with the opportunity to fish three different islands.
Coconut palm-treed haven with unblemished beaches
Alphonse Island has less than 300 residents. Miles of unblemished shorelines. The Resort offers 22 Beach Bungalows, five Beach Suites with private pools, and two Beach Villas.
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Seychelles Fishing Trips
The accommodations are on Alphonse Island, and the fishing is around St. Francois Island. The Alphonse Atoll in Seychelles is renowned for its expansive flats. Its 10,000 acres of white sand flats provide easy wading and world-class fishing. Alphonse is one of the famed saltwater destinations of the Indian Ocean and perhaps home to the most prolific bonefishery in the world. Abundant bonefish—ranging in size from 3-to 8-pounds.
The lagoon has coral finger flats and coral heads. On the Island, anglers target up to sixty species, including three species of triggerfish, seven species of trevally, milkfish, barracuda, sailfish, dogtooth tuna, and yellowfin tuna.
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Fishing Season: The season runs from early October through the end of May.
Capacity: The Lodge caters to 12-anglers per week.
Guides: English-speaking guide with first aid experience. Guiding takes place on a rotational basis, allowing anglers to experience the different characters within the guide team. Two anglers per guide and skiff.
Boats: 16 to 17 ft. custom-built skiffs with 40 HP engines are fully equipped with flotation devices, YETI coolers, flares...
Bluewater Boats: The Lodge has three fully rigged offshore vessels: The A’Mani, a newly refitted 54’ catamaran; The Predator, a 35’ sportfisher powered by twin 440-HP Cat engines; and The Suli, a 36’ Silvercraft powered by twin 250-HP Yamaha outboard engines. Each vessel can be chartered for either a half or full day of fly or conventional fishing.
Travel Time: For the short run, anglers are transferred by the 40-foot mothership catamaran from Alphonse to St. François lagoon to where the skiffs are anchored. The fishing is very tide-dependent, so the prevailing conditions dictate which species you’ll focus on. You are then able to fish the vast expanse of flats, lagoons, channels, and reefs.
Equipment: Use of a 9, 10, or 12-weight rod and reel rental service on a complimentary basis. Top-quality fly rod and Shilton SL series reel, loaded with 300 yards of braided backing. If broken, replacement fees range from $100 $250, depending on the brand. You must bring your own fly lines or purchase at their shop. To ensure that the Lodge has sufficient stock, it's important that anglers pre-book the rod rentals and tackle.
World Record Milkfish:
World Record: In October 2013, Greg de Villiers caught and released a 45-pound milkfish (estimated), the largest ever recorded on a fly. After finding a school on daisy-chaining milkfish, Greg made two casts, hooked this giant, and then had to endure a one-hour and 35-minute fight before the fish was finally netted.
More about Milkfishing:
Milkfish: Perhaps the most challenging fish to catch is the fabled milkfish, a turbo-charged algae eater that can grow to over 40-pounds. The first Milkfish ever caught on a fly was at Alphonse Island. It is common to see 20- to 30-pound milkfish cruising and tailing just like a bonefish. Medium to large milkfish usually travel alone or in groups of two to six fish. The guides on Alphonse Island have pioneered techniques to catch these vegetarian and notoriously tricky fish.
Milkfish have an incredible power-to-size ratio and execute spectacular aerial leaps. For years, fly anglers deemed landing a Milkfish impossible. The Alphonse guides are experts on milkfish and were pioneers in the flies and techniques to catch this sought-after trophy. More milkfish are caught around Alphonse Island atolls than all other destinations put together.
Getting to the Lodge:
First, you'll fly to Dubai. From Dubai, you'll take a 4.5-hour flight to Seychelles. Guests are required to fly to Mahé Island, Seychelles, at least four hours before the weekly charter flight is scheduled to depart. An overnight in Mahé is highly recommended and not included in the package. A standard package includes the roundtrip one-hour-long charter flights between Mahe and Alphonse. For inter-island flights, check-in luggage is strictly limited to 15 kg or 33 pounds per person and 5 kg or 11 pounds of carry-on luggage. The Island Development Company, a government organization, operates all the flights to the outer islands of the Seychelles. The IDC runs a tight schedule due to flight allocation; therefore, it is paramount that this weekly flight is not missed, as there are no other flights that week unless by private charter.
RATES & PACKAGES
Alphonse Island Lodge
Rates valid through December 31, 2023
Rates include a roundtrip charter flight between Mahé and Alphonse Island, a $1,130.00 value.
7-nights at the Lodge and 6-days guided fishing:
Two anglers per boat and guide
One to two anglers per bungalow $12,240.00 per person
Upgrade to one-angler per skiff for flyfishing packages: Add $3,900.00 per week.
Non-angler sharing room $7,675.00 per person
$16,460.00 per person
Upgrade to one-angler per skiff for flyfishing packages: Add $3,900.00 per week
Non-angler sharing room $11,420.00 per person
One angler per suite: $23,405.00 per person
Lodging for Children:
Children 1-23 months of age are Free of charge
Children 2-11 years of age $3,560.00 per person
Children 12-17 years in age (with lodging separate from parents) $4,595.00 per person
All rates are subject to change.
• Roundtrip charter flight between Mahe and Alphonse ($1,130.00 2023 and $1,380.00 in 2024)
• All meals at the Lodge
• Non-alcoholic beverages, including water, coffee, and tea; soft drinks during activities
• Public Wi-Fi
• Guided fishing
• A fishing license
• Use of fly fishing rod and reel (rental)
• Use of snorkeling equipment, paddleboards, and kayaks
• Complimentary scheduled communal excursions
• VAT (value-added tax)
Packages Do Not Include:
• International airfare
• Ground transfer to the IDC Hangar
• Accommodations and meals in Mahe
• Transfers in Mahé if required
• Alcoholic beverages, soft drinks (except during scheduled activities)
• Tackle, flies, and fly lines
• Telephone charges
• Island Conservation Fee of $210.00 is excluded from the rates and will be added to your final invoice
• Gratuities for guides and staff
• Laundry service
• Any items of a personal nature
• Mandatory medical evacuation coverage - we recommend Global Rescue
• Travel cancellation insurance is highly recommended
• Anything not mentioned under inclusions
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Diving - Includes diving equipment and soft drinks for $175.00 p.p. per dive.
Includes: diving equipment and soft drinks $765.00 p.p.
Surcharge for dawn/night dives $25. Private Guide $110. Nitrox per dive $10.
Sundowner 2-hour Cruise
Includes: canapés and a cocktail.
$580.00 per boat up to four guests.
Guided Snorkeling Trips:
Children under 11-years old are free.
Must be accompanied by one adult per child.
Includes: snorkeling equipment and soft drinks. Lost gear will be charged per item.
Alphonse Guided Snorkeling:
90 minutes for $70.00 p.p. Minimum of two guests.
Outer Reef Guided Snorkeling:
2-hours for $80.00 p.p. Minimum of four guests.
Numerous Excursions are Available. Request an Information Packet for More Details.
Bluewater Game Fishing Rates are for guests on a fly-fishing package.
Each vessel can be chartered for either a half or full day of fly or conventional fishing.
Suli: 36’ Silvercraft
Half-day $1,820.00 per boat
Full day $3,240.00 per boat
A’Mani: 54’ Power Catamaran
Half-day $1,820.00 per boat
Full day $3,240.00 per boat
Predator: 35’ Sportfisher
Half-day $2,775.00 per boat
Full day $3,585.00 per boat
Includes: captain, deckhand, fuel, soft drinks, lunch pack (full day), all tackle, excludes flies.
Several boat options are available. Request an information packet for full details.
ALPHONSE ISLAND Fishing Company Policies:
Deposit Required: A 50% deposit within two weeks of booking confirms your reservation. A final payment is due 90 days prior to your arrival. As of December 10, 2020, Fishing with Larry now adds a 2.5% convenience fee to all credit card transactions.
Cancellation Policy: A 10% fee shall be levied if cancellation is made more than 180 days prior to arrival. A 10% fee shall be levied if the reservation is moved to an alternative date within the same season. A fee of 50% shall be levied if cancellation is between 90 and 60 days prior to arrival. A fee of 100% shall be levied if cancellation is 60 days or less prior to arrival. All cancellations and provisional bookings must be confirmed in writing.
Medical Evacuation Insurance is Required: All guests are required to obtain Medical Evacuation insurance. Details will be provided prior to arrival in our confirmation packet. Agents cannot assume any financial responsibility for consequences incurred if this has not been obtained.
Travel Cancellation Insurance: All guests are required to obtain travel insurance to cover part or full cancellation of a trip due to flight delays, health, weather, or force majeure.
Indemnity Form: For all activities, Alphonse Fishing Company requires you to sign an indemnity form once on location.
Gratuities: If you wish to show appreciation to the general staff, a guideline of USD $300.00 per guest per week or USD $45.00 per day is suggested. This is to be left with the reception upon departure for equal distribution. For the Fly Fishing Guides, a suggested tip of USD $650.00 per angler per week or USD $110.00 per day guideline, which is to be given to the head guide at the end of the week. All tips are to please be paid in cash.
Disclaimer: At time of quote flight charges, island fees and government taxes are correct but are subject to change without prior notice. Increases in any of these facets are out of the control of Alphonse Island Limited trading as Blue Safari Seychelles and will be transferred to the client. Service providers used such as airlines and lodge operators are independent business concerns and are in no way affiliated to Alphonse Island Limited trading as Blue Safari Seychelles. Although all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure the smooth running of the tour, Alphonse Island Limited trading as Blue Safari Seychelles cannot be held responsible in any way for bad or non-performance of service providers. While all possible efforts will be made to ensure the success of this tour, Alphonse Island Limited trading as Blue Safari Seychelles cannot be held responsible in any way for the cancellation in total or in part or non-performance in any way, due to bad weather, insufficient bookings or any other detrimental natural phenomenon/disaster, political unrest or war.
The main hotel complex consists of a reception area, a beach bar, dining area, swimming pool, tennis court, and main office. Guests stay in one
of 22 privately spaced air-conditioned Beach Bungalows or five one-bedroom Beach Suites, offering every kind of comfort. The bar area, pool,
and lounge area provides the ideal venue after a day out in the sun and houses the restaurant, which serves freshly caught seafood of the highest quality.
Click here for a PDF Map of the Lodge Layout on the Island.
Beach Bungalow Interior
The bungalows and suites have a landline telephone, room safe, mini-bar, ceiling fan, beach towels, laundry service, Expresso machine, hairdryer, mosquito net (on request), private bicycles, sun loungers...
Communications: Each villa, suite, or bungalow has a phone service operated via satellite. There is free Wi-Fi in the bar area and a network cable connection at the internet desk.
Newly Beach Villas
One-Bedroom Beach Villas
The Lodge has five beach villas that are private and immersed in nature. Each Villa has a private infinity pool.
Beach Villa Bathing Room
Spacious modern bathroom with tub and an indoor and outdoor shower.
Beach Villa Interior
The air-conditioned Beach Villas have a large living area, a king-sized bed, two twin beds, and two extra beds or cots are available upon request. Room occupancy: Two adults and two children.
The Bijoutier Restaurant
Chefs prepare exceptional local Seychellois Creole and French cuisine using garden-fresh produce, forest harvests, and local fish. You have the option of a cooked-to-order breakfast or a continental breakfast buffet at the Bijoutier Restaurant. For lunch, anglers can return to the Lodge or take a packed lunch out on the boat. Dinners are served on the beach or at the Bijoutier Restaurant.
Alcohol: Alcohol is not included in the package. Le Lys Bar’s wine list includes a range of cultivars and prices to suit every palate. The Lodge currently offers a selection from around the world, ranging from France to South America. They also have an extensive list of cocktails and liquors. Ice-cold beers or a refreshing cocktail can be enjoyed in the Beach Bar or the Barnacle Bar.
Water: There is a desalination plant on Alphonse, so water from the faucets is safe to drink. Mineral water is not stocked; they will only supply it when specifically requested prior to arrival.
Themed dinner buffets - seafood, Creole...
Snorkeling Alphonse Island
Kayaking, biking, island hopping...
Other Activities: include dolphin spotting, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, and paddle boarding. There is also tennis, massage therapy, and explore the wonders of the island on foot or bicycle.