The Most Experienced Recreational Angling Team in the Seychelles
To ensure the ultimate fishing experience for Alphonse guests, an international team of knowledgeable guides and qualified managers are on hand to share their passion for this unique fishery and its environment.
Alphonse’s full time guides are all professionals and have a very comprehensive knowledge of the areas in which they operate. They are all fluent in English and some speak French and Creole. Guiding takes place on a rotational basis allowing anglers to experience all the different characters within the guide team. All the guides carry waterproof VHF radios and are in constant communication with each other as well as the base on Alphonse. They are all qualified skippers and their boat handling skills are impeccable.
BIJOUTIER is a 33ft walk around Lee Cat, powered by twin 225hp Yamaha outboard engines. She is rigged with the latest Lowrance electronics for navigation, communications and radar. The layout of this boat makes her extremely versatile for all kinds of fishing. She is fitted with a casting platform on the bow, and aft showcases an open plan for ease of fighting big game fish. She can fit a maximum of 10 anglers with one captain and deckhand.
ST. FRANÇOIS is a 44ft Powershuttle Catamaran. She is very spacious and has adequate rod holders as well. Powered by two 225hp Yamaha Outboard engines, St. François handles well with a very smooth and comfortable ride. Depending on the type of fishing you would like to practise, she can take up to 10 passengers and 2 crew members.
Alphonse Fishing Tackle & Gear Shop
All of our fishing equipment rods and reels are of the Shimano brand, which is amongst the highest quality available on the market. Ranging from Light 30 lbs rigs (perfect for switching Sailfish and the ever-present Wahoo) to the Heavy 130 lbs rigs (ideal for going all-out when targeting the Marlin who frequent our diverse waters, attracted by the abundance of various baitfish in the area). All of our rigs are stand-up rigs.
For the more avid spin fisherman, we are well equipped with top of the range Shimano Stella reels paired with 8 ft popping rods. This will put you in prime position to take on the large Yellowfin Tuna that quite happily terrorize the resident Flying Fish population and will readily inhale a popper off the surface.