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alphonse island –

one of the best salTwater flats fly fishing destinations in the world! private tropical island getaway in the indian ocean. great for non-anglers too with high-end accommodation.

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Alphonse Island is an hour’s flight from Mahé. This hour delivers you to a tropical island getaway, on a discreet haven covered in coconut palms and tropical flora. With miles of unblemished shorelines, lagoons, and sea flats, Alphonse Island truly is paradise in the Outer Islands of The Seychelles. A private island paradise.

Alphonse Island is home to a magnificent and recently refurbished, high-end lodge. This makes it an ideal destination to travel to with non-fishing partners and families.

Some of the best saltwater flats fishing to be found anywhere in the world!

Overview

Just an hour’s flight from Mahé, Alphonse Island is a private and exclusive tropical island getaway covered in coconut palms and tropical flora. With miles of unblemished shorelines, lagoons, and sea flats, Alphonse Island truly is paradise in the Outer Islands. Alphonse is equally suited to anglers and non-anglers, with both being very well catered for. It will provide an unforgettable experience for years to come, whether you’re a solo traveller, or travelling with a loved one, friends or family.

Alphonse Island is home to a magnificent and recently renovated lodge, featuring various accommodation options to cater for different needs and party sizes, along with a beautiful spa. This makes it an ideal destination to travel to with non-fishing partners and families.

Alphonse is home to some of the best saltwater flats fishing in the world, whilst also able to offer fantastic bluewater fishing during your stay, if you wish. The flats around Alphonse and St. Francois Atoll offer amazing sight fishing opportunities for bonefish, permit, giant trevally, milkfish, triggerfish and a whole lot more. It is the variety that anglers often visit for, where you could catch a dozen or more different species during the day if you wish. 

Fishing

Alphonse Island offers world-class flats fly fishing; you will struggle to find better and it often spoils you when visiting other destinations, as the fishing can be THAT good. However, what also makes Alphonse Island unique is that it has plenty to offer your partner, spouse or family if they wish to join. Nonetheless, your focus is on the fishing, and the fisheries around Alphonse Island and St. François Atoll are unlikely disappoint!

Alphonse Island and St. Francois Atoll are some of the most prolific bonefish waters in the world, but during your stay you should also be able to target milkfish, giant trevally, three different species of triggerfish, bluefin trevally and Indo-Pacific permit, to name but a few.  

The fishing centre at Alphonse Island arranges both fly fishing and bluewater excursions around Alphonse, Bijoutier, and St. François Islands. Full day guided fly fishing packages are available to St. François, whilst half or full day guided fly fishing packages can be booked around Alphonse Island itself – this can be some of the best fishing, right on your doorstep.

Offshore bluewater fishing is also available on a guided full or half day basis. The Alphonse fishing centre boasts a team of some of the most experienced guides, captains, and deckhands in all of The Seychelles, with the talented team members drawn from across the world. 

Bluewater anglers can look forward to targeting Indo-Pacific sailfish, dogtooth and yellowfin tuna, barracuda, wahoo, and dorado. The fishing centre features a fully stocked fly and tackle shop to cover all your fishing needs.

accommodation and pricing

Alphonse Island offers the best of both worlds; remote enough to soothe your soul, but with a variety of luxury facilities to make your stay comfortable and extremely enjoyable. With everything you need on one island and more, you can do as much (or as little!) as you like.

Overlooking picture-postcard-perfect beaches, fringed by palm trees and with not another soul in sight, each of Alphonse Island Lodges’ accommodation options is wonderfully unique and completely immersed in the natural surroundings of the Outer Islands.

Whether you’re a solo traveller, travelling with a loved one, family or friends – Alphonse Island has you covered. There are a myriad of accommodation options open to you, varying in size, style and cost. Choose from the famous ‘A’ frame Beach Bungalows, Beach Villas or Beach Suites.

The cost of a typical fishing week is US$11,500, to include the private charter flight to / from the island and staying in one of the Beach Bungalows, and on a shared guide basis. Please contact FishTravel for more information and for more costing options, as needed. 

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