Alphonse Island Alphonse Island Fly Fishing Lodge

Alphonse Island Fly Fishing Lodge

World's best Bonefishing, Giant Trevally plus Triggerfish, Trevally, Milkfish....



Alphonse Island


Alphonse Island

Alphonse Island fishing

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 Mahé. 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 Lodge

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 Bonefishing Trips

Seychelles Bonefishing

The accommodations are on Alphonse Island, and the fishing is around St. Francois Island. The Alphonse Atoll in Seychelles is renowned for its expansive sea 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 bone fishery in the world. In addition to the abundant bonefish—ranging in size from 3-to 8-pounds, there are three species of triggerfish, five species of trevally, and a plethora of other flats and offshore species.
Perhaps the most challenging fish to catch is the fabled milkfish; a turbo-charged algae eater that can grow to over 40-pounds. 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. The diversity of species gives the angler the opportunity to target a myriad of different species over the course of one trip.
For an added fee, Bluewater anglers can look forward to targeting Indo-Pacific Sailfish, Dogtooth and Yellowfin Tuna, Barracuda, Wahoo, and Dorado.
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9-degrees South - The Land of Giants
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YETI Presents: Cosmo.

Alphonse Island Fishing Co. also operates
Cosmoledo Atoll.

About Alphonse Fishery

Alphonse Fishing

World Record:  In October of 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.
Capacity:  The Lodge caters to just 12-anglers. Two anglers per skiff and English-speaking guide. Guiding takes place on a rotational basis, allowing anglers to experience all the different characters within the guide team.
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.
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“7 Degrees South – Alphonse Island.”
   
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The full movie:  "7 Degrees South - Alphonse Island."

More about Milkfishing:

Alphonse Island Lodge

The first Milkfish ever caught on a fly was at Alphonse Island. The Alphonse guides are experts on milkfish, and were pioneers in the flies and techniques to catch this sought-after trophy. Although Milkfish are omnivorous, they are not predatory. This means that, unlike most other flats species, your fly is not imitating something trying to escape and thereby triggering hunting instincts, but rather a stationary particle – not an easy feat.
Landing a Milkfish is quite the challenge, and for years fly anglers deemed it impossible. Milkfish have an incredible power-to-size ratio and execute spectacular aerial leaps. Alphonse Island is considered the best destination in the world to target this species, with more milkfish caught around these atolls than all other destinations put together.

Getting to the Lodge:

You'll fly to Dubai first. Seychelles is a 4.5 hour flight from Dubai. 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 Mahe is highly recommended, and not included in the package. A standard package includes the roundtrip one-hour-long charter flights between Mahé and Alphonse. The Island Development Company, which is a government organization and operates all the flights to the outer islands of the Seychelles, operates this charter. 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

Valid through December 31, 2020
Rates include a round-trip charter flight between Mahé and Alphonse Island, $865.00 value.
7-nights at the Lodge and 6-days guided fishing:
Beach Bungalow:
One angler per bungalow
$9,840.00
per person
Non-angler companion
$6,826.00 per person

Beach Suite:
Double-Occupancy:
$13,690.00 per person
Non-angler companion
$9,790.00 per person
One-angler per Suite
$19,815.00
per person
Upgrade to one-angler per skiff:
Add $3,000.00 per week

Children 12-17 years of age (with accommodations separate from parents):
$3,840.00 per person
Children 2-11 years of age:
$2,940.00 per person
Children 1-23 months of age:
Free of charge

Valid January 1 - December 31, 2021
Rates include a round-trip charter flight between Mahé and Alphonse Island, $910.00 value. 7-nights at the Lodge and 6-days guided fishing:
Beach Bungalow:
Double-Occupancy:
$10,760.00 per person
Beach Suite:
Double-Occupancy:
$14,155.00 per person
Single-Occupancy Room:
$20,560.00 per person
Upgrade to one-angler per skiff:  Add $3,000.00 per week

Valid January 1 - December 31, 2022
7-nights at the Lodge and 6-days guided fishing:
Beach Bungalow:
Double-Occupancy:
$11,985.00 per person
Single-Occupancy Room:
$13,105.00 per person
Non-angler sharing room
$7,185.00 per person
Non-angler single-occupancy room
$8,305.00 per person

Beach Suite:
Double-Occupancy:
$15,555.00 per person
Single-Occupancy Room:
$22,275.00 per person
Upgrade to one-angler per skiff:  Add $3,000.00 per week
Non-angler sharing room
$10,755.00 per person
Non-angler single-occupancy room
$17,475.00 per person

Packages Include:

Round-trip charter flight between Mahé and Alphonse A $910.00 value, accommodations at the Lodge, all meals at the Lodge, non-alcoholic beverages including water, coffee, and tea; soft drinks during activities, Wi-Fi, guided fishing, a fishing license (with fishing packages), use of fly fishing rod and reel, use of snorkeling equipment and watersport equipment, complimentary communal excursions, and VAT. Prices quoted are double occupancy, sharing a suite and skiff.

Packages Do Not Include:

International airfare to Mahé, ground transfer to the IDC Hangar, accommodations and meals in Mahé, if required; alcoholic beverages, soft drinks (except during scheduled activities), fishing tackle, laundry service, phone calls, mandatory park fee* of $175.00 per week for anglers and $70.00 per week for non-anglers, gratuities, excursions, medical evacuation coverage is required - we recommend Global Rescue; travel cancellation insurance is required, we recommend IMG Signature Travel Insurance; and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
We recommend Global Rescue. Visit our Travel Insurance page.

Rates Listed are for 2020

Diving - Includes diving equipment and soft drinks for $165.00 p.p. per dive
Five-Dive Package
Includes: diving equipment and soft drinks $715.00 p.p.
Sundowner 2-hour Cruise
Includes: canapés and a cocktail.
$595.00 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 $66.00 p.p. Min. of two guests.
St. Francois Outer Reef Guided Snorkeling:
3-hours for $105.00 p.p. Min. of four guests.

Rates Listed are for 2020

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 $1,550.00 per boat
Full day $2,650.00 per boat
A’Mani: 54’ Power Catamaran
Half-day $1,550.00 per boat
Full day $2,650.00 per boat
Predator: 35’ Sportfisher
Half-day $2,400.00 per boat
Full day $3,100.00 per boat
Includes:  captain, deckhand, fuel, soft drinks, lunch pack (full day), teasing tackle, conventional gear, and fly rod and reel. Excludes flies.
Several boat options available. Request an information packet for full details.

ALPHONSE ISLAND Fishing Company

Deposit Required:  A 50% deposit confirms your reservation within two weeks of booking. Final payment is due 90 days prior to your arrival.
Cancellation Policy:  All cancellations and provisional bookings must be confirmed in writing via email. A 10% fee shall be levied if cancellation is made more than 180 days before 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 180 and 90 days before arrival. A fee of 100% shall be levied if cancellation is 90 days or less before arrival.
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:  Once on location, Alphonse Fishing Company requires you to sign an indemnity form for all activities.


Alphonse Island


Beach Bungalow

Alphonse Island Beach Bungalow

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.

Beach Bungalow Interior

Alphonse Island Lodge

The bungalows and suites have a landline telephone, room safe, mini-bar, ceiling fan, beach towels, laundry service, Expresso machine, hair dryer, mosquito net (on request), private bicycles, sun loungers...

Beach Suite

Alphonse Island Beach Suite

The Lodge has five beach suites that are private and immersed in nature. Wake up to a beautiful beach and the ocean only a few yards away.

Beach Suite Interior

 Beach Suite Interior

The air-conditioned Beach Suites have a large living area, a beautiful bedroom with a spacious bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor shower.

Bijoutier Restaurant

Bijoutier Restaurant

Beach Restaurant

Alphonse Island Lodge

Themed dinner buffets - seafood, Creole...

Alphonse Island buffet

Alphonse Island Triggerfish Fishing

Alphonse Island triggerfish

Sportfishing for Sailfish

Alphonse Sailfishing

The Alphonse - limited to 12-anglers per week

Alphonse bonefishing

Snorkeling Alphonse Island

Alphonse Snorkeling

Alphonse Bonefishing

Alphonse Island bonefishing

Giant Trevally on a fly

Alphonse Island giant trevally

Kayaking, biking, island hopping...

Alphonse Island Lodge

Other Activities:  include dolphin spotting, snorkeling, stand-up paddle boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, and paddle boating. There is also tennis, massage therapy, and explore the wonders of the island on foot or bicycle.

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For more Information:


Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558

Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com