Alphonse Island, Farquhar, Providence, St. Brandon, Cosmoledo, Astove, Amirante Islands....the places of fly-fishing dreams, for real, and as we like to say, this is the Disneyland of saltwater fly-fishing. Contact us now to plan your trip.
Alphonse Island and Alphonse Island Resort - The original island (along with St. Francois and Bijoutier) that made the Seychelles a world-famous fly-fishing mecca. Alphonse is the perfect destination for fly anglers traveling with non-angling partners and family members who just want to relax and enjoy the island lifestyle.
The resort is made up of 22 Beach Bungalows, five 1-Bedroom Beach Villas and two spacious 4-Bedroom Beach Villas. Built alongside the water’s edge, each accommodation enjoys spectacular ocean views. It's easy to get around the resort on foot or by using the complimentary bikes. A central dining and bar area is set alongside the sparkling swimming pool and beach shoreline, with cuisine offering the best of traditional Creole creations and complemented by a wine list of distinctive variety.
The Fishing is on nearby St. Francois - The season runs from early September to the end of May. A maximum of 12 anglers are able to fish this amazing habitat per week, and when you add it up there are about 10,000 acres of wadable flats with exceptional populations of bonefish, plus giant trevally, bluefin and golden trevally, Indo-Pacific permit, triggerfish, parrotfish, barracuda, snapper, grouper, and milkfish. It's all incredible, but of note is that the permit fishing is some of the best in the Seychelles and the milk fishing is arguably the best in the world. Two anglers per guide/skiff, with most fishing done by wading.
Want to go offshore? The variety of blue water species include sailfish, wahoo, dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, dorado and even marlin at times. Catching sailfish and dorado on fly is a blast, and of course conventional gear is always available.
Getting Here - We can arrange all your flights from your hometown with connections mostly through Dubai or Doha, but there are other options. We can suggest fun options for a stop-over in Dubai or Doha. It is a four and a half hour flight from Dubai, Doha, or Abu Dhabi to the Seychelles main island of Mahe. There are also direct flights from Paris, Frankfurt, Johannesburg, and other cities. Our ground team will greet you in Mahe and escort you to your Alphonse connecting flight. The flight takes about one hour and is included in your trip. We can also arrange luxury island vacations and stop-overs at amazing resorts throughout the Seychelles.
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Farquhar Atoll with our partners, Flycastaway - One of the most diverse fisheries in the Seychelles, and all from the comfort of a land-based lodge. The season is October - December and late February - early May and each week is limited to only 10 anglers. The core flats species include GTs, Bonefish, Bumphead Parrotfish, Moustache Triggerfish, Yellow-Margin Triggerfish and Bluefin Trevally, however many others do call Farquhar home and are possible during a trip. These include Barracuda, Indo-Pacific Permit, Golden Trevally, Napoleon Wrasse, Bohar Snapper and more. There is also exceptional offshore fly-fishing for sailfish, barracuda, wahoo and tuna. Guests are accommodated in three comfortable duplex style chalets, each chalet containing two separate bedrooms, each one with A/C, two single beds and en-suite bath with plenty of hot water. Full housekeeping service and laundry done every third day. Guests gather in a separate air-conditioned dining lounge bar area for meals, socializing and relaxing. Hearty meals are a mix of Creole and international style dishes, and there is an outside undercover dining area on the waters edge that is a special treat with the weather allows.
Getting Here - We can arrange all your flights from your hometown with connections mostly through Dubai or Doha, but there are other options. See above Alphonse Island. We will get you to Mahe the day before your trip begins, and arrange the hotel of your choice. Our ground team will greet you in Mahe and take care of all ground transfers. The flight takes about one hour and 45 minutes and is included in your trip. Contact Stephen for more information.
Providence Atoll with our partners, Flycastaway - This large remote atoll is a vast saltwater flats nirvana, and is arguably the best GT fishing on the planet. The season is October-November and March-April. Fewer than a thousand people have been recorded as stepping foot on her shores. The top Flycastaway guide team has spent seven seasons here, and they have no doubt that this is the most exciting and diverse saltwater fly fishing destination in the world. Anglers can expect to target and cast to large Giant Trevally, Bumphead Parrotfish, Triggerfish, Bluefin Trevally, Milkfish and Bonefish. The atoll does however play host to numerous other flats and offshore species, including Indo-Pacific Permit, Napoleon Wrasse, Bohar Snapper, Barracuda, Sailfish, Tuna and more.
Your home on Providence is the 150' live-aboard mother ship, Maya’s Dugong. A well equipped expedition vessel, she boasts the most experienced crew in the region. An extremely stable vessel, she sleeps twelve guests in six twin cabins, all of which have en suite bathrooms. She is the ideal vessel for remote Indian Ocean fly-fishing expeditions, her ability to transport and store the four fly fishing tenders critical to the program’s success. The vessel’s large back deck provides ample room for gear storage and tackle set up, whilst the air-conditioned dining area and lounge allow guests to enjoy their meals and downtime in comfort. Stepping on-board, guests are instantly aware they are in for a fly fishing adventure of a lifetime.
Getting Here - We can arrange all your flights from your hometown with connections mostly through Dubai or Doha, but there are other options. See above Alphonse Island. Our ground team will greet you in Mahe and take care of you until you board the charter flight to Farquar, about one hour and 45 minutes and is included in your trip. You will board the Maya's Dugong Mothership, then relax for the 4 - 8 hours journey to Providence. Contact Stephen for more information.
St. Brandon's Atoll with our partners, Flycastaway - Remote and unique, you'll find the most spectacular wading for bonefish you will ever encounter. The season is September-December and April-June. On most tides anglers can expect to see large numbers of bones, including some enormous singles and doubles. Bonefish average 5lb - 6lb, with most guests getting opportunities at fish weighing between 9lb -12lb during the week. And we have however landed bonefish with fork lengths up to 87cm and weighing 15 pounds. St Brandon is also home to large numbers of Indo-Pacific Permit. Guests can be provided with daily opportunities at fish ranging between 5lb -15lb, and we have landed fish in excess of 20lb. All fishing for Permit on St Brandon takes place on foot, providing our guests with the ultimate walk and stalk flats fishing experience. If you’re serious about Permit, St Brandon is a must!
St Brandon isn’t a place where anglers are going to get shots at GTs everyday but it does offer opportunities at some real monsters. In truth, we catch more fish over a meter than under and have landed fish over 130cm. Large Bluefin Trevally are around in good numbers and we frequently land fish between 15lb - 20lb. Other notable fish species one can encounter on the flats include Golden, Yellow Dot and Green Spot Trevally.
Guests are accommodated in a low key but charming guesthouse on Raphael Island in the north of the atoll. Maximum of eight guests in four twin, air-conditioned rooms. Each room has two large single beds, is tastefully decorated and is serviced daily. Laundry is done twice during a standard seven fishing day tour. The guesthouse currently has two fully renovated bathrooms. A covered outdoor dining and lounge area provides an idyllic setting for enjoying a cold Phoenix (local beer) at the end of a great day of fishing. A separate mudroom/tackle room ensures all your gear has been cleaned and is neatly stored away and ready for another great day of wading.
Getting Here - We can arrange all your flights from your hometown with connections through Dubai, then on to Port Louis, Mauritius. Our ground team will greet In Mauritius, get you settled into your hotel, then the following day you'll board the Flycastaway transport vessel for the 26+- hour crossing to St. Brandon's. Contact Stephen for more information.
Cosmoledo Atoll Eco-Lodge with our partners, Alphonse Fishing Company - Like Providence, this is a sensation GT fishery, and off-the-grid, adventure experience ideal for hard-core anglers to pursue their flats fishing dreams. The Season is November-December and February-April. The atoll is fished while basing off of Wizard Island at the Cosmoledo Eco Lodge – a land-based operation that opened in November of 2018. Since this is an incredibly remote location that involves a fair amount of travel to reach, it is worth stating that this is not a trip for everyone. That said, if you are looking to access one of the most incredibly pristine, untouched ecosystems in the world that are also home to some of the greatest GT fishing found anywhere – all in a comfortable, safe and reliable setting – this is the perfect choice.
Getting Here - We can arrange all your flights from your hometown with connections mostly through Dubai or Doha, but there are other options. See above Alphonse Island. We will have you arrive in Mahe the day before you trip starts. Our ground team will greet and take you to your hotel. The following morning we'll transfer you to the airport for your 3 hour charter flight to Astove. From Astove your go by boat, 1 - 2 hours depending on the conditions, to arrive at the lodge. Contact Stephen for more information.
Astove Atoll with our partners, Alphonse Fishing Company - The new Astove Atoll Lodge is ready to provide six anglers per week the exclusivity of one of the wildest, most rugged atolls on the planet. The Season is November-December and February-April. Wild and remote, it's the perfect small-scale destination for anglers seeking adventure and a unique, one-of-a-kind fishing experience. The lodge is placed 500 feet from the famous “Wall” of Astove, where the flat sheers off, dropping from two feet to over 3,000 feet deep. It’s a fishery and ecosystem that is completely frozen in time, and destination where you have the greatest chance of catching a really big fish – from milkfish, dogtooth and yellowfin tuna off the wall, to giant trevally and sharks in the waters of the inner lagoon as well as on the rugged ocean flats. In addition to the action for large fish, there are great permit opportunities inside of the lagoon, tailing triggerfish on the edges of the flats, and incredible skinny-water bonefishing.
The small coral lodge is accommodates guests in six single occupancy, air-conditioned rooms surrounding a central courtyard. Each private room has its own bathroom, and while the accommodations are fairly basic, the rooms are comfortable and private. In addition to the six rooms, there is also a main lodge area that serves as the dining room and social area for the lodge.
Getting Here - We can arrange all your flights from your hometown with connections mostly through Dubai or Doha, but there are other options. See above Alphonse Island. We will have you arrive in Mahe the day before your trip starts. Our ground team will greet and take you to your hotel. The following morning we'll transfer you to the airport for your 3 hour charter flight to Astove, usually arriving around noon. Contact Stephen for more information.