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Fly Fishing Beach Bungalow Package

FromUSD9,200Per Person

Includes

  • 7 night package with all meals included
  • Scheduled return charter flight from Mahé
  • Six days fully guided fishing with 2 anglers to 1 guide
  • Tender boat and fuel, Fishing License and Landing Fees
  • Water, coffee and tea
  • Non-motorised Water Sports e.g. Paddle boarding, Kayaking & Snorkeling etc.
  • Complimentary scheduled communal excursions
  • All soft drinks during activities
  • Fly fishing rod and reel rental

Excludes

  • Other activities such as diving, cruises, massage treatments etc.
  • International Flights
  • Ground transfers on Mahé
  • Park Fee of USD 175
  • All other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry, items of a personal nature, telephone and email charges
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Tackle and flies
  • Gratuities
  • Single skiff supplement US$ 3,000 (Max 2 single supplements)

Fly Fishing Beach Villa Package

FromUSD10,950Per Person

Includes

  • 7 Night package with all meals included
  • Scheduled return charter flight from Mahé
  • Six days fully guided fishing with 2 anglers to 1 guide
  • Tender boat and fuel, Fishing License and Landing Fees
  • Water, coffee and tea
  • Non-motorised Water Sports e.g. Paddle boarding, Kayaking & Snorkeling etc.
  • Complimentary scheduled communal excursions
  • All soft drinks during activities
  • Fly fishing rod and reel rental

Excludes

  • Other activities such as diving, cruises, massage treatments etc.
  • International Flights
  • Ground transfers on Mahé
  • Park Fee of USD 175
  • All other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry, items of a personal nature, telephone and email charges
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Tackle and flies
  • Gratuities
  • Single skiff supplement US$ 3,000 (Max 2 single supplements)

Game Fishing Beach Bungalow Package

FromUSD11,000Per Person Sharing

Includes

  • 7 Night package with all meals included
  • Scheduled return charter flight from Mahé
  • Six days fully guided bluewater fishing on flyer (30ft Walkaround Mono) or A’Mani (54′ Power Catamaran)
  • Fuel, Fishing License and Landing Fees
  • Water, coffee and tea
  • Non-motorised Water Sports e.g. Paddle boarding, Kayaking & Snorkeling etc.
  • Complimentary scheduled communal excursions
  • All soft drinks during activities
  • All tackle

Excludes

  • Single supplement of $5,750
  • Upgrade to Predator (35ft Sportsfisher) of $1,200
  • Other activities such as diving, cruises, massage treatments etc
  • International Flights
  • Ground transfers on Mahé
  • Park Fee of USD 175
  • All other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry, items of a personal nature, telephone and email charges
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Single skiff supplement US$ 3,000 (Max 2 single supplements)

Game Fishing Beach Villa Package

FromUSD11,350Per Person Sharing

Includes

  • 7 Night package with all meals included
  • Scheduled return charter flight from Mahé
  • Six days fully guided bluewater fishing on Flyer (30ft Walkaround Mono) or A’Mani (54’ Power Catamaran)
  • Fuel, Fishing License and Landing Fees
  • Water, coffee and tea
  • Non-motorised Water Sports e.g. Paddle boarding, Kayaking & Snorkeling etc.
  • Complimentary scheduled communal excursions
  • All soft drinks during activities
  • All tackle

Excludes

  • Single supplement of $6,800
  • Upgrade to Predator (35ft Sportsfisher) of $ 1,200
  • Other activities such as diving, cruises, massage treatments etc.
  • International Flights
  • Ground transfers on Mahé
  • Park Fee of USD 175
  • All other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry, items of a personal nature, telephone and email charges
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Gratuities
  • Single skiff supplement US$ 3,000 (Max 2 single supplements)

Fly Fishing Package

FromUSD12,950Per Person

Includes

  • 7 Night package with all meals included
  • Scheduled return charter flight
  • Six days fully guided fishing with 2 anglers to 1 guide
  • Tender boat and fuel
  • Fishing License and Landing Fees
  • Water, soft drinks, coffee and tea
  • Fly fishing rod and reel rental

Excludes

  • International Flights
  • Ground transfers on Mahé
  • Park Fee of USD 175
  • All alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry, items of a personal nature, telephone and email charges
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Tackle and flies
  • Gratuities
  • Single skiff supplement US$ 3,000 (Max 2 single supplements)

Fly Fishing Package

FromUSD13,950Per Person Sharing

Includes

  • 7 Night package with all meals included in shared accommodation
  • Scheduled return charter flight
  • Six days fully guided fishing with 2 anglers to 1 guide
  • Tender boat and fuel
  • Fishing License and Landing Fees
  • Water, soft drinks, coffee and tea
  • Wine with dinner
  • Fly fishing rod and reel rental

Excludes

  • Single supplement of USD 1,000 (limited to 3 cabins per week)
  • International Flights
  • Ground transfers on Mahé
  • Park Fee of USD 175
  • All alcoholic beverages
  • Laundry, items of a personal nature, telephone and email charges
  • Travel and medical insurance
  • Tackle and flies
  • Gratuities
  • Single skiff supplement US$ 3,000 (Max 2 single supplements)
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FAQ’s

LOGISTICS

What is the luggage restriction for the inter-island flight?

Check-in luggage is strictly limited to 15 kg or 33 pounds per person, and 5 kg or 11 pounds carry-on luggage. Please adhere to the specified limits. It is not possible to load extra luggage beyond your limit; it would have to be repacked and left on Mahé until your return. There is left luggage storage at the airport and you can arrange for your tour operator in Mahé to store excess luggage while you are on the outer islands. We suggest that you use lighter soft-shell luggage as well.

What is the weather like?

The Seychelles is typically hot and somewhat humid with the midday temperature hovering at 35 degrees celsius. Evenings are also invariably warm with the exception of the first and last few weeks of the season, when there may be a strong, cooling breeze.

What are the fishing seasons?

Alphonse Island: The main fishing season on Alphonse Island runs from early October to the end of May.

Astove Atoll: The season at Astove are split with a break over the festive season. The first part of the season traditionally runs from early November until late December and the second part of the runs from late February to late April.

Cosmoledo Atoll: The season at Astove are split with a break over the festive season. The first part of the season traditionally runs from early November until late December and the second part of the runs from late February to late April.

What are the hours of daylight?

Due to its proximity to the equator, there is no real twilight in the Seychelles. The sun rises quickly at around 6:15 a.m. and sets with equal swiftness at about 6:30 p.m. This varies by only minutes throughout the year, giving nearly a full 12 hours of daylight for 365 days a year.

Is there telephone service and WiFi at the destinations?

The phone services on the Cosmoledo Liveaboard and Astove Island Lodge are operated via satellite and there is no WiFi. Incoming/outgoing emails are charged at USD 35 per MB + VAT, whilst outgoing voice calls are charged at USD 3 per minute or part thereof + VAT. Incoming voice calls are charged at USD 2 per minute or part thereof + VAT.

On Alphonse Island, each villa or bungalow has a phone service, operated via satellite. There is WiFi in the bar area and a network cable connection in the Internet room. There is no charge for their use.

Are flights to and from the destinations managed by Alphonse Fishing Co?

No, flights are managed by a third party operator, IDC Aviation. Flight charges are therefore subject to change as determined by this third party. Increases in flight charges, island fees and government taxes are out of the control of Alphonse Fishing Co. and will be transferred to the client.

ACTIVITIES & EXPERIENCES

Do the atolls each have a fishing tackle & gear shop?

There is a fully kitted fly shop at the fishing centre on Alphonse Island that can provide you with most of the tackle you will need for your trip. There is a full range of flies that are custom tied for Alphonse on the right hooks and with the correct material.

Astove and Cosmoledo has tackle for sale on location. There will be fly lines, flies, and various other items on sale should you run out. Any other tackle that is needed can be ordered and delivered to the location.

Each of our destinations offer a 9, 10 and 12 weight rod and reel service at USD 40 per outfit per day or USD 150 per outfit per week. All the outfits consist of a top quality fly rod and Shilton SL series reel, loaded with 300 yards of braided backing. Fly lines are to be supplied by the angler or can be purchased on location. Should one of these rods be broken there is a rod replacement fee of either USD 100, USD 150 or USD 250, which is dependant on the brand. It’s important that anglers pre-book the rod rentals as well as tackle to insure that we have sufficient stock.
All tackle sales need to be settled in cash at the appropriate shop.

What clothing is recommended for fishing?

Lightweight long sleeve shirts and long pants that can be zipped off are recommended. Soft natural colours are best as bright colours will alert the fish. Sunscreen with a minimum protection factor of at least 30 SPF is required for any exposed skin areas, and a lip block would be helpful. A buff and bandanna is of great importance for sun protection of your face, whilst polarized sunglasses is a must. We recommend Costa Del Mar’s 580 amber and blue mirror lenses. Sun gloves will help protect your hands, and a hat or cap will offer further protection to your face. Lastly please ensure that you have thick-soled flats wading boots with a good ankle support, as neoprene booties do not offer adequate protection. Additional items that would be helpful is a lightweight rain jacket, cycling or lycra shorts for wearing under your flats shorts to prevent chafing, gravel guards, stripping gloves, a waterproof backpack, a headlamp / torch, soft tissue for drying and cleaning lenses, a waterproof fly box to prevent flies from rusting and pliers for removing hooks and squashing barbs.

What is the guide to angler ratio?

The fishing teams at Alphonse and Astove comprise of 2 guests fishing with a different guide each day. Each guide is a qualified skipper, has first aid experience, speaks English and is extremely experienced.

As the fishing at Cosmoledo is predominantly done whilst wading there will be 3 guests fishing with 1 guide.

HEALTH & SAFETY

Do I require “From Scene of Accident Medivac Insurance”?

All guests are required to obtain “From Scene of Accident Medivac Insurance”. Details will be requested prior to arrival on the Island. Alphonse Fishing Co. and agents cannot assume any financial responsibility for consequences incurred if this has not been obtained.

Do I require travel insurance?

All guests are required to obtain travel insurance that will cover any costs incurred due to flight delays for any reason.

Would I need to sign an indemnity form?

All guests are required to sign an indemnity form once on location.

What vaccinations or inoculations are required to travel to Seychelles?

No inoculations are legally required for entry. However, you may want to check with your local immunization and inoculation clinic for their recommendations on health precautions for travel to the Seychelles. Some travelers elect to protect themselves against hepatitis A with an immunoglobulin injection (short-­term protection) or the longer lasting vaccine. Other inoculations may be required if you are planning a trip extension to parts of Africa.

Due to the tropical surroundings, would I encounter any mosquitoes?

Astove and Cosmoledo has not been civilized for many years so there are mosquitoes which need to be repelled. They carry no diseases, and there are generally very few mosquitoes when fishing the flats.
There will be an IDC staff member at Astove who will be smogging to reduce their numbers. They are only encountered when in the camp so it’s suggested that long lightweight pants and long sleeve shirts are worn in the evening when dining.

If you have an allergy to mosquito bites please let us know as we will only carry antihistamine cream and pills. We have Peaceful Sleep mosquito repellent (non-DEET) on location so no need to bring any with you.

Is the water safe to consume?

There is a desalination plant on Alphonse and Astove each, and there is also a desalination plant onboard the Cosmoledo Liveaboard. Water from the faucets are safe to drink.
We do not stock mineral water and will only supply it when specifically requested prior to arrival.

MONEY MATTERS

What is the park fee?

There is a compulsory fly fishing park fee of USD 175 per week (USD25 per day), which is payable in cash at each of our destinations. All packages exclude this park fee and these funds are given to the Island Conservation Society for the preservation of nature in the Seychelles.

What is the suggested amount to tip my guide or general staff?

If you wish to show appreciation to the general staff, we suggest a USD 200 per guest per week or USD 30 per day guideline. This is to be left with reception on Astove and Alphonse or with the head guide at Cosmoledo upon departure for equal distribution.

For the Fly Fishing Guides we suggest a USD 500 per angler per week or USD 100 per day guideline, which is to be given to the head guide at the end of the week.
All tips are to please be paid in cash.

Do I need to do a currency exchange before my trip?

You do not need to change your Euros or US Dollars into the local currency of Seychelles Rupees. Our destinations accepts both currencies. Please bring sufficient cash to settle tackle bills, tips and other costs incurred, as only Alphonse Island offers credit card facilities at a 5% surcharge of the total amount. It’s important to remember that there will be no credit card facilities at the other destinations so it’s best to carry cash for on location tackle and alcohol purchases as well as gratuities.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

What is the cancellation policy?

A fee of 10% shall be levied if the reservation is moved to an alternative date within the same season. Should we receive a cancellation more than 180 days prior to arrival, a fee of 10% shall be levied.This increases to 50% if cancellation is between 180 and 90 days prior to arrival, whilst a 100% fee shall be levied if cancellation is 90 days or less prior to arrival. All cancellations and provisional bookings must be confirmed via e-mail.

Is VAT included in the tariffs?

Yes, tariffs are quoted inclusive of VAT in US Dollars.

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