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Alphonse Island – Seychelles

Alphonse Island is a luxury fishing vacation resort ideal for couples or families who will appreciate refined accommodations and impeccable service in the seclusion of a private island paradise. In addition to being one of the world’s most exclusive island resorts, Alphonse Island is without a doubt also one of the world’s finest destinations for bonefish on the fly. This small coral island in the middle of the Indian Ocean has a total of 3,6 kilometers of shore. A team of 14 professional guides have spent years exploring the waters around the island and perfecting techniques to catch the large bonefish and other species that inhabit them as well as those of nearby islands such as Sant Francois. Any of the guide team members is equally qualified to show beginners how to cast or to provide expert advice to the most experienced fly fishermen.

Since the resort was opened, visiting fishermen have marvelled at size and numbers of bonefish. Over a three year period fishermen averaged over 2,000 bonefish caught per year. A number of IGFA records have also been broken at the resort. The Alphonse Island experience is simply everything one might dream that Seychelles fly fishing holiday could be!

Additionally, the island also has 38 all purpose boats including an excellent large boat fully equipped for blue water fishing targeting, sailfish, dolphin fish, wahoo and various species of tuna. Distances to get to prime fishing are minimal and guests often beginn catching fish just after leaving the lagoon. All boats are equipped with radios and safety equipment. Guides will bring drinks in ice filled coolers. Guests may have their lunches out on the flats or they may return to enjoy a meal and rest in the comfort of an air conditioned cabin on a mothership.

Aside from the fishing, guests can also enjoy activities such as snorkeling or scuba diving in the spectacular reefs that protect the island or in the lagoon with its incredibly abundant sea-life. Other activities available include canoeing, sailing or windsurfing. Guests may also relax next to the swimming pool or enjoy a game on the tennis courts. This marvelously unique destination is ideal for fishermen looking to travel with their non-fishing companions.

The fishing center offers the use of all the necessary equipment for fly fishing as well as blue water fishing. Nevertheless, if you would like to bring your own equipment, we recommend fast 9 foot 9 or 10 weight rods  for bonefish and other smaller game species and 9 foot 12 weight rods for GTs. We recommend salt water reels recomiendan with an good drag systems loaded with floating tropical lines and 300 meters of backing. 

Alphonse is one of the world’s most exclusive island resorts and fly fishing destinations, with a total of just 25 chalets and 5 executive villas on the entire island to accommodate guests. The thatched roof chalets are set on pillars with their own private verandas amd open air showers. They are beautifully decorated and equipped to offer unpretentious luxury. Each is elegantly furnished including comfortable king size beds, on suite bathrooms with bath tubs, air conditioning, minibar, international direct access telephone and international television. The resort has a community pool and an excellent restaurant featuring local Creole and international cuisine. The service is refined and discreet.

Most guests fly into Mahe International Airport via Dubai. Upon arrival they are met and taken to catch the one hour charter flight to Alphonse Island. 

Location:  Alphonse is located in the middle of the Indian Ocean, 400 km south-West of Mahe, the capital of the Seychelles

Season: Second  week of September – second week of May

Best dates:  November – March

Nº of rods allowed: N/A

Fishing techniques allowed:  Fly as well as blue water trolling

Species Available at Alphonse: On the fly: bonefish, various types of trevally, milkfish, trigger fishand others. Blue water fishing for: sailfish, dolphin fish, wahoo, barracuda, bonito, various types of tuna

Note:  All fishing is strictly catch and release

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