Alphonse Island Fishing Lodge
World's Best Bonefishing, Giant Trevally plus Triggerfish, Trevally, Milkfish....
Epic Fly Fishing
Alphonse Island Lodge is open year-round and caters to 12 anglers a week, plus non-angling guests. Here, you’ll have exclusive access to St. Francois Island’s renowned fishing 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.
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, 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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About Alphonse Fishery
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.
Fishing Season: The season runs from late September through the end of May.
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.
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.
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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 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 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:
$10,760.00 per person
$14,155.00 per person
$20,560.00 per person
Upgrade to one-angler per skiff: Add $3,000.00 per week
Valid January 1 - December 31, 2022
Rates include a round-trip charter flight between Mahé and Alphonse Island, $955.00 value.
7-nights at the Lodge and 6-days guided fishing:
Two anglers per boat and guide
One to two anglers per bungalow $11,500.00 per person
Non-angler sharing room $7,185.00 per person
$15,555.00 per person
Non-angler sharing room
$10,755.00 per person
One angler per suite: $22,275.00 per person
Upgrade to one-angler per skiff for flyfishing packages: Add $3,900.00 per week
Lodging for Children:
Children 1-23 months of age are Free of charge
Children 2-11 years of age $3,280.00 per person
Children 12-17 years in age (with lodging separate from parents) $4,245.00 per person
Roundtrip charter flight between Mahé and Alphonse ($955.00 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, use of fly fishing rod and reel, use of snorkeling equipment and watersport equipment, complimentary communal excursions, and VAT.
Packages Do Not Include:
International airfare, ground transfer to the IDC Hangar, accommodations and meals in Mahé, if required; alcoholic beverages, soft drinks (except during scheduled activities), fishing tackle, flies, laundry service, phone calls, park fee* of $175.00 per week for anglers and $70.00 per week for non-anglers, gratuities, excursions, mandatory medical evacuation coverage - we recommend Global Rescue; travel cancellation insurance is required, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
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Diving - Includes diving equipment and soft drinks for $170.00 p.p. per dive
Includes: diving equipment and soft drinks $735.00 p.p.
Sundowner 2-hour Cruise
Includes: canapés and a cocktail.
$565.00 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 $65.00 p.p. Minimum of two guests.
St. Francois Outer Reef Guided Snorkeling:
3-hours for $90.00 p.p. Minimum of four guests.
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 $1,650.00 per boat
Full day $2,800.00 per boat
A’Mani: 54’ Power Catamaran
Half-day $1,650.00 per boat
Full day $2,800.00 per boat
Predator: 35’ Sportfisher
Half-day $2,520.00 per boat
Full day $3,250.00 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 within two weeks of booking confirms your reservation. 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: All cancellations and provisional bookings must be confirmed in writing via email. A 10% fee shall be levied if a 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 a cancellation is between 180 and 90 days before arrival. A fee of 100% shall be levied if a 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.
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
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... Click here for a PDF Map of the Lodge Layout on the Island.
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
The air-conditioned Beach Suites have a large living area, a beautiful bedroom with a spacious bathroom with both an indoor and outdoor shower.
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.
Themed dinner buffets - seafood, Creole...
Alphonse Island Triggerfish Fishing
Sportfishing for Sailfish
Alphonse is limited to 12-anglers per week.
Snorkeling Alphonse Island
Giant Trevally on a fly
Kayaking, biking, island hopping...
Other Activities: include dolphin spotting, snorkeling, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, windsurfing, and paddle boating. There is also tennis, massage therapy, and explore the wonders of the island on foot or bicycle.