The fishing program at Alphonse runs like a well oiled machine. Each morning after breakfast, guests will board the Tam Tam Mothership for the ride out to the fishing grounds where the flats skiffs are waiting. The guides will take their guests to a designated area to fish that day and guests will rotate between the guides to ensure that as wide an area as possible has been fished by the end of the week. The average day is 8 hours long and starts when guests reach the flats.
The St. Francois lagoon is an incredibly vast flats system interspersed with channels and cuts that host approximately 60 species which can be landed on the fly. The bonefish flats are a hard packed white sand bottom covering roughly 10,000 acres. The sight casting that these flats allow is exceptional and it’s not uncommon for an experienced saltwater angler to land 20-40 bonefish on an incoming tide and falling tide. Most of the fishing is done while wading as the guide will head to a specific area within the lagoon and then he and his guests will walk the flats, allowing both anglers to fish at the same time. Most of the trevally fishing is also done while wading.
The GT’s in particular are frequently found near the surf break on the reef and they will pretty much hit anything thrown in front of them. There are times when the flats skiff will be utilized to help with fighting a large trevally, of which there are plenty. This is a diverse fishery that will cater to all levels of skill. Catch and release is strictly enforced and barbless hooks are mandatory.
BOATS AND EQUIPMENT
The skiffs used at Alphonse are Mavericks and Dolphin Super Skiffs powered by 50 horse powered engines. This is a fly fishing only location. Absolutely no spin fishing is allowed. There is limited gear rental should you break rods while fishing.
Guests will need to fly into the capital city of Mahe from one of several European cities offering overnight air service to the Seychelles. We have also recently started booking guests through Dubai from the US and Canada, which has worked out well. Once guests have cleared customs in Mahe, they will be met by a Slip Stream Angling representative who will help facilitate the chosen itinerary. Again, when possible, we highly recommend coming in a day or two early and staying at one of the great hotels in Mahe. The charter flight from Mahe to Alphonse Island leaves at noon on Saturdays and returns to Mahe the following Saturday in the late afternoon.
Slipstream is a full service travel company that can handle a variety of services relating to your trip. For assistance, please contact us directly at 1 866 644-7703.
RATES FOR 2023
$12,115 USD SGL room occupancy Beach Bungalow Chalet, DBL skiff
$7,550 USD, Non angler sharing with an angler
$16,335 USD DBL room occupancy Beach Suite, DBL skiff
$23,405 USD SGL room occupancy Beach Suite, DBL skiff
- SEY - Seychelles
- Mid October through April
- Bonefish, Giant Trevally, Milkfish…
- 10 rods per week guests
- Wifi: Yes
- Language: English
- Physicality: Low
- CC Payment at Facility : Yes
SEASON OF OPERATION
ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE LOGISTICS
INCLUDED IN PRICE
- 7 nights accommodation, SGL occupancy
- 6 days of guided fishing (DBL occupancy in the skiff)
- All meals. Breakfast lunch and dinner each day
- Domestic Flights to and from Alphonse from Mahe
- Soft drinks
NOT INCLUDED IN PRICE
- Round-trip airfare to Mahe International Airport from guest’s point of origin
- Additional nights in Mahe and additional activities chosen in surrounding islands
- Drinks at Alphonse Island Resort
- Fly-fishing gear
- $40 US Airport Departure Tax
- Mandatory Medevac Insurance
- Conservation Fee of $175 USD
Laundry service is available - Bicycles are provided to each guest to get around the island - Guest’s rods are normally stored on the Tam Tam after each days fishing. A fresh water rinse is available on board.
TRAVEL DOCUMENTS REQUIRED
All visitors are required to have a valid passport that expires no less than 6 months out from the time you depart the Seychelles. Additionally, all guests are required to obtain emergency Medevac Insurance, prior to their trip. This is a mandatory pre condition for all Seychelles destinations.