Alphonse Island Resort

Alphonse Island Resort , Seychelles Fly Fishing Trips
Beach Bungalows and Beach Suites
November-December February-April
Friends & Solo Anglers, Families, Couples

World Class Fishing With First Class Amenities


The magnificent island threesome comprising Alphonse, St Francois and Bijoutier lies in the heart of the Indian Ocean as part of the Seychelles outer island group. Lying seven degrees south of the Equator and 400 km southwest of Mahé, it is blessed with one of the world’s healthiest climates, and miles of unblemished shorelines, lagoons and sea flats.

Due to its remote location, the Alphonse group of islands are host to a variety of native vegetation, outstanding animal and marine life and waters teeming with sought-after species.

What truly distinguishes Alphonse Island as one of the most outstanding fishing destinations in the world is its combination of luxury facilities and variety of accommodation alongside the opportunity to fish three different atolls right on your doorstep.

Built beside the water’s edge, accommodation at Alphonse thoughtfully blends in with the natural environment. Nestled among tropical veget- ation along the island’s eastern shoreline, each bungalow, suite and villa features ocean views and is decorated in hues that complement the island. The raised Beach Bungalows each have an outdoor shower, a separate bathroom and a bedroom with veranda. The Beach Suites are spacious, with a living area, private infinity pool and mezzanine bedroom and an expansive sun terrace. The Beach Villas each have four spacious double bedrooms, all with private en-suite bathrooms and expansive living and dining areas. A central private pool with wrap-around sun deck is the idyllic spot for relaxing with family and friends.

Alphonse Island is nothing short of exceptional for both fishing and leisure guests. Offering a tropical haven, perfect for unwinding and relaxing whilst also delivering extraordinary land and aquatic-based adventures. A complete island experience, guests can do as much, or as little as they desire. The central dining and bar area allows guests to socialize either by the sparkling pool or shoreline and offers the very best of traditional Creole cooking, inspired by the island’s atmosphere. The activity centre and 5-star accredited PADI dive centre on Alphonse is the hub for marine-based excursions, diving and snorkelling. The Azure Spa is the perfect place to relax and revive weary bodies and the boutique has plenty of crafts and jewellery, inspired by the beauty of the Seychelles.

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Lodging Details

Alphonse Island features a single resort comprising of Beach Bungalows and Beach Suites built alongside the water’s edge, each with scenic ocean views. Freedom of movement around the island on foot or bicycle permits self-discovery of the wonders of this special place.

The main hotel complex consists of a reception area, beach bar, restaurant, swimming pool, tennis court and main office. Guests stay in one of 22 privately spaced air conditioned Beach Bungalows or five one-bedroom Beach Suites, offering every kind of comfort. The bar area, pool and lounge area provide the ideal venue to relax in the evening breeze after a day out in the sun and houses the restaurant which serves freshly caught fish of the highest quality.

Food and Beverages
The dining and entertainment area are equipped with all the necessary features to make your stay one of comfort-in-style, including an exceptional dining area and a fully stocked bar. Nature enthusiasts, divers, anglers, single travelers and couples alike dine together for breakfast lunch and dinner. A full house buffet breakfast is served between 07h00 and 08h00, lunch between 12h00 and 13h00 and dinner will be served between 19h30 – 21h30. The chef prepares a mix of Creole and international dishes and incorporates fresh fish on a daily basis, with fruit and vegetables which are farmed in the Alphonse garden.

Typical Length of Stay
All fishing trips to Alphonse Island Resort are 7 nights and 6 and a half days of fishing.

Non-Angling Activities
Alphonse Island Resort is fully equipped with snorkeling and dive gear as well as stand up paddle boards and kayaks that are available for all guests to use. Quiet picnics on secluded beaches, sunset cruises, mesmerising encounters with captivating marine life and experiencing the true essence of an untouched paradise, all in picture-perfect surroundings that will enhance every sensation.

Internet / Communications
Believe it or not, for as remote as it is, there is wifi at Alphose Island.


How To Get There
The Seychelles is a four and a half hour flight from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and Doha which all serve as a connecting hub for regular international flights from Europe, the United States, Africa and Asia.

Direct flights to the Seychelles from Paris, Bombay, Nairobi, Mauritius, Antananarivo, Johannesburg, Addis Ababa, Reunion, Colombo, Dar-Es-Salaam, Frankfurt and London. Alphonse Island is an hour flight from Mahé, the main island of the Seychelles. Scheduled flights depart and return to Mahé each Saturday and selected Wednesdays. Scheduled Flights depart from the IDC Hangar, Pointe Larue, Mahé. Flight times are subject to change. Please make sure you confirm your correct flight times with our reservations team. Alphonse Island is also accessible through private charter flights. Guests are required to fly into Mahé at least four hours prior to departure. The Alphonse Island reservations team will assist with all return flight reservations between Mahé and Alphonse at the time of booking.

On arrival you will be met by the Alphonse Island management team and transported to the hotel, indemnities will be signed followed by a comprehensive briefing on what to expect during your stay. We will then show you to your accommodation to settle in and unpack.

Once unpacked, your fishing tackle will be collected from the veranda of your accommodation and taken down to the fishing centre. Later that afternoon you will make your way on your bicycle to the fishing centre and tackle setup will commence. We have a fly shop that stocks flies, leader, clothing, sunglasses, accessories and offers a complimentary rod and reel loan service. See the tackle and gear list at the end of this document for more information.

Our guide team will assess your tackle and flies as well as give advice and answer any questions that you might have about your week. Once everything is rigged and ready for the week, you can either fish unguided on the Alphonse flats, relax around the pool or at the “Le Lys” bar while sipping an Indian Ocean cocktail, until dinner is served at 19h30.


Breakfast is served from 06h00 onwards and morning wake-up calls can be booked from 05h45. Anglers meet at the fishing centre at 06h45 and once all anglers have assembled, the team is ferried to the mother ship and a 40 minute trip to the mooring in St Francois lagoon commences.

Teams consisting of two anglers and one guide will then be transferred to their relevant skiff for the eight hour fishing session. All the skiffs will have Yeti cooler boxes with ice, drinks and desalinated water in our Yeti Rambler bottles. Lunch packs will be taken onto the skiffs unless otherwise requested. At 16h00 the Guides will start returning to the mother ship, and for safety reasons everyone needs to be on board the vessel by 17h00. There will be a fresh water bucket provided to rinse your reels and gear at the end of each fishing day. Once everything is squared away the mother ship will start the 40 minute journey back to the mooring at Alphonse Island. Unless needed for extra fishing on Alphonse, your rods, tackle and gear can stay on the mother ship so it’s ready for the next day.

Documents Required
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six (6) months of trips dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blank, unstamped pages remaining in back, and that it is not torn, delaminated, or damaged in any way. UK, US, EU, and RSA passport holders do not require a visa for entering the country of the Seychelles for vacation purposes.

Travel Arrangements
Knee Deep Fly Fishing always recommends using your trusted travel agent to book flights and hotels prior to your trip.

Luggage Restrictions

Check in luggage is strictly limited to 15 kg [33 pounds]per person, and 5 kg [12 pounds] carry-on luggage. This is a strict policy allowing delivery of fresh food produce to the island. If it is not possible to load extra luggage, it will have to be repacked and left in Mahé until your return.PLEASE ADHERE TO THE LIMITS.It is suggested that lighter soft-shell luggage is used. Pack a separate bag with excess equipment to avoid having to repack at the airport. Excess luggage can be left with an Alphonse representative at the hangar.



General Information

The Alphonse Atoll Group is considered one of the most pristine, untouched Edens of the world, making it a nature lover’s paradise. The magnificent island threesome comprising Alphonse, St Francois and Bijoutier lies in the very heart of the Indian Ocean as part of the Seychelles outer island group.

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Lying 7 ̊ degrees south of the Equator and 400 kilometres southwest of Mahé, it is blessed with one of the world’s healthiest climates, and miles of unblemished shorelines, lagoons and sea flats.

Boats and Equipment

The skiffs range between 16 to 18 ft in length and have single tiller arm engines. Guests require a level of fitness that will enable them to board the skiffs. These skiffs are the only means of transport around St Francois when fishing. All the skiffs are equipped with flares, flotation devices, first aid kits, rod holders, storage compartments, anchors and Yeti coolers.

Our Service is Completely Free
Knee Deep Fly Fishing will never charge you more than what you will pay directly with a lodge or outfitter. In fact because of the number of trips we send to lodges we may be able to provide a discount.
Package Rates
2022 Rates

Beach Bungalow Fly Fishing Package (including charter flight: Mahe/Alphonse/Mahe)
Total = $11,500.00 pp

Beach Suite Fly Fishing Package (including charter flight: Mahe/Alphonse/Mahe)
Total = Sharing $15,555 pp

Beach Suite Fly Fishing Package (including charter flight: Mahe/Alphonse/Mahe)
Total = Single $22,275 pp

Whats Included

    • Six days fully guided fishing on a shared skiff basis
    • Three meals daily
    • Charter flights to and from Alphonse
    • Room amenities, non motorised and land based activities
    • Soft drinks during activities
    • Complimentary scheduled communal excursions
    • Snorkelling equipment [Loss of gear will be charged per item]
    • Watersport equipment [Stand up paddle boards, kayaks, peddle boats]
    • Water, tea and coffee
    • Fly fishing rod and reel loan
    • Public Wi-Fi
    • VAT

Whats Not Included

  • Mahé accommodation and transfers
  • Conservation donations
  • Beverages
  • Motorised activities
  • Additional excursions
  • Laundry and items of a personal nature
  • International flights
  • Gratuities
  • Telephone charges
  • Spa treatments
  • Boutique and shop purchases
  • Babysitting/Child-minding

Payment Terms
Reservations will be held for two weeks once booked and confirmed with Knee Deep Fly Fishing. We require a 50% deposit within 15 days to confirm the booking, and final payment is to be made 90 prior to arrival and the start of the trip.

Terms and Conditions


It is vital that all guests booking a stay on Alphonse, Cosmoledo, Astove, Poivre and Farquhar fishing packages  have a comprehensive travel insurance policy, Alphonse Island is not liable for any miss-connecting flights for any reason, including weather. Guests planning to dive will be asked to provide their travel insurance details as proof of cover for diving activities. This is often included in general travel insurance policies but should you wish to dive deep, please check any depth restrictions. ACCIDENT MEDEVAC INSURANCE All guests are required to obtain “From Scene of Accident Medevac Insurance”. Details must be submitted prior to arrival on the Island.

Cancellation policy
A 10% fee shall be levied if cancellation is made more than 180 days prior to arrival.
A 10% fee shall be levied if the reservation is moved to an alternative date within the same season
A fee of 50% shall be levied if cancellation is between 180 and 90 days prior to arrival
A fee of 100% shall be levied if cancellation is 90 days or less prior to arrival
All cancellations and provisional bookings must be confirmed in writing

Indemnity and Insurance
All activities require the client to sign an indemnity once on location
All clients require travel insurance to cover costs incurred due to flight delays for any reason
All clients require “From Scene of Accident Medivac Insurance”

At the time of quote flight charges, island fees and government taxes are correct but are subject to change without prior notice. Increases in any of these facets are out of the control of Alphonse Island Lodge Limited and will be transferred to the client.  Service providers used such as airlines and charter boat operators are independent business concerns and are in no way affiliated to Alphonse Island Limited.  Although all reasonable efforts will be made to ensure the smooth running of the tour, Alphonse Island Lodge Limited cannot be held responsible in any way for bad or non-performance of service providers.  While all possible efforts will be made to ensure the success of this tour, Alphonse Island Lodge Limited and Knee Deep Fly Fishing LLC cannot be held responsible in any way for the cancellation in total or in part or non-performance in any way, due to bad weather, insufficient bookings or any other detrimental natural phenomenon/disaster, political unrest or war.

Should Cosmix LTD UAE be unable to provide S.Y Lone Star for the cruise, Cosmix LTD UAE will attempt to provide a similar vessel instead. Should Cosmix LTD UAE be unable to provide a similar vessel or the Charterer does not accept the replacement vessel, a 100% refund of the cruise charter fee only, will be made to the client and no further claims from the client will be made on Alphonse Island Lodge Limited. In the event of S.Y Lone Star being hijacked by pirates, Alphonse Island Lodge Limited will in no way be liable for the safety and/or return of their guests. Likewise in any scenario in which certain costs for extracting or moving their guests are incurred, including but not limited to charter flights or other means of transportation of the Vessel or from an area, the guests agree to meet any and all such costs and no claims will be made against Alphonse Island Lodge Limited for such expenses.

Payment Terms For All Knee Deep Fly Fishing Trip Bookings
In order to confirm your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Knee Deep Fly Fishing accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Knee Deep Fly Fishing invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Knee Deep Fly Fishing ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.

Other customary forms of payment that are accepted are checks or wire transfers. If you would like to pay in a different way or have any questions about alternate payment methods, please contact us at 503-913-1200. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Knee Deep Fly Fishing will apply a 3% convenience fee for all credit card transactions.

Knee Deep Fly Fishing Standard Forms For Payment

  • ACH online payments (for US banking institutions only).
  • Traditional checks (sent via mail)
  • Electronic wire payments (client is responsible for any wiring fees)

*Please contact us if you prefer or require a different payment option. Convenience fees may apply for other payment methods.

**Please be aware that the ACH platform is only available for US financial institutions and bank accounts. International payments can be made via wire or with a credit card.


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