Idyllic islands filled with marine life
Alphonse Island is part of the Seychelles located in the Indian Ocean and home to some of the worlds finest saltwater fishing. Not only does Alphonse offer some of the worlds most prolific saltwater fly fishing, but it is a fantastic location for those looking to immerse themselves in the wilds of the Indian Ocean luxuries. From water skiing to scuba diving, bike rides around the stunning tropical island to turtle nests hatching on the beach – it’s all on offer at Alphonse.
Alphonse Island is the perfect location for both beginners and experienced anglers. We recommend Alphonse to all fisherman heading to the saltwater for the first time. It is the perfect introduction trip to the saltwater world. Alphonse is perfect for learning the ropes with some of the worlds, best guides and prolific numbers of bonefish. Once you have mastered the art of double hauling and casting heavier flies, you will be offered the opportunity to catch the highly sort after Giant Trevally, Milkfish and many more elite species of flats fish.
A tropical paradise with unmatched saltwater fly fishing on offer
With many species caught on fly at Alphonse the atoll, the sheer diversity gives anglers an array of species to target during their stay on the Island. The high volumes of Bonefish on these flats make for a great experience for those looking to dip a toe in the saltwater fishing world for the first time. Multiple numbers of anglers reaching the sort after targeting 20 bonefish for a days fishing. It is safe to say that this fishery is the most prolific bone fishery in the world. Once you have conquered the arts of bonefish, Alphonse has the ability to offer you the next level of saltwater fishing. Whether you want to target the tricky Triggerfish, technical Milkfish or gangster-like Giant Trevally, it is all on offer at Alphonse just in days work.
The guides on Alphonse are first class, mostly South African the guides are from all over the world with years of experience in saltwater guiding. Their knowledge of the waters that surround Alphonse is unmatched with strict safety protocols and hard earns qualifications in boatman ship; you could not be in better hands.
The finest accommodation in the Seychelles
Beachside bungalows boast queen-sized beds, a sitting area, a private bathroom and private outdoor shower and a large balcony overlooking the white sand beaches that are only metres away. These large and spaces bungalows are perfect for your every need. Rod racks and fridges and breakfast table are all found in your room. Although breakfast is held in the main dining area each morning – if you feel like a lazy morning, you don’t have to leave the room. A central dining and bar area allows guests to socialise while enjoying their favourite drink or cocktail and dine on the very best of traditional Creole creations.
Food & Cuisine
A Fresh Feast
The combination of organic harvest from the forest and our own garden perfectly complements the bounty that the Indian Ocean offers daily. With no two meals ever presented the same, dining at Alphonse Island will not only stimulate your senses, but it will leave no doubt as to where you are finding yourself at that very moment.
Typically, fishermen will take a packed lunch with them each day when fishing on the flats, enduring no time wasted, and you can make the most of your time on the water.
Day 1 – Depart Home City to Mahé
- Depart Home City on flight to Mahé – Seychelles
- Overnight in hotel – recommend Eden Bleu Hotel
Day 2 – Mahé to Alphonse island
- Depart hotel and transfer by taxi to IDC hanger
- Depart IDC on a chartered flight direct to Alphonse Island
- Arrive in Alphonse and be shown to your room before relaxing for the afternoon
- An afternoon spent setting up a gear with guides, fishing, relaxing at the bar or pool
Day 3 to Day 10 – Continued fishing
- Enjoy 6 full days of fishing and overnight stays in Seychelles
Day 11 – Depart for home city
- Transfer from hotel to the International Airport
- Continue on flight to home city
- Arrive home city
- Continue with your own arrangements
Cost & Specifics
- Full board accommodation throughout your stay on Alphonse Island
- 1 Guide per 2 fishers and flats skiff
- Fishing licence
- IDC charter flight
- Transfers on Mahé & home city
- International Flights
- Hotels in Mahé
- Rental fishing equipment
- Items of a personal nature
Do I need a Visa to travel in the Seychelles?
As a British citizen, you do not need to apply for a visa when travelling in Seychelles. You will be granted a 90-day free visa on arrival at Mahé.
Is Alphonse non-fisher friendly?
Thinking about taking a non-fishing partner? Or kids with you on a fishing trip? Look no further. Alphonse is the perfect destination for you. With endless activities such as snorkelling, scuba diving, turtle watch and bike tours around the stunning tropical island. Your family members will have the perfect relaxing holiday while you enjoy the plethora of world-class flats fishing on the island.
Why chose LOOP Travel?
Loop travel has extensive teams worldwide, all working to give you the best possible advice when travelling the world in sort of top-class fly fishing. Our advice is totally free to you and booking with us comes at no extra cost.
Our years of experience between the teams and plethora of knowledge is second to known. Our team members know destinations backwards, having spent many years guiding, managing or fishing these lodges.
The Seychelles requires several rods to be used on a is angle weeks fishing. Flats fishing for bonefish normally requires 7wt rods. Triggerfish, Permit, Parrotfish and others require a 9/10wt rod, and of course, the Giant Trevally requires 12wt rods. Please contact us for more information.
The Opti fly reel range is available in various diameter sizes and designed for optimized performance for an extensive range of species and fly fishing applications. Each model features a large arbor spool incorporating a unique V-shape designed for faster, more efficient line retrieval and less line memory. Making it perfect for the saltwater.
Dry bags and rain jackets are key when travelling to the Seychelles. Your full-day will be spent out on the river on a flats skiff, the weather can get wet, and waves can splash the boat. Keeping camera equipment, fly boxes, and your lunch dry is a crucial part of the day. The Seychelles sun is brutal; covering as much skin as possible is key. Our Marauder Long Sleeve Tech Shirt is ideal for UV protection.