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SEYCHELLES
AMIRANTE FISHING CHARTERS

Amirantes Archipelago, Seychelles

Fly Fishing, Conventional Fishing & Island Adventure Expedition Charters

The Amirantes archipelago lies south-west of the extensive, shallow-water Seychelles Bank in the western Indian Ocean and comprises of a group of carbonate island and islets extending over a distance of approximately 152km, from African Banks, to Desnoeufs Atoll.

 

Most of the islands are sea-level coral reef platforms with varying degrees of subaerial sand cay and coral island development. The Amirantes Bank is an elongate structure, measuring approximately 180km by 35km, deepest in its central zone with a marginal rim at water depths of 11 – 27m. 95km further south are the atolls of Alphonse, Bijoutier and St Francois.

 

Desroches Island lies 16km east of the Amirantes Bank.

 

Our fishing liveaboard trips are unique in the fact that anglers have the opportunity to fish up to six areas during the charter. Poivre, Sand Cay, African Banks and Remire Atolls are blessed with its wide array of thriving and unexploited marine life making them one of the “must do” fishing destinations.

 

It’s a diverse place offering great offshore fishing for various pelagic and resident species as well as spectacular on shore flats fly fishing for bonefish and permit. However, beyond the diverse offering of fishing adventures to choose from, what makes the Amirantes one of the most desirable fishing destinations is its remote nature; the islands are largely undeveloped, allowing anglers to explore the untouched beauty these atolls have to offer.

 

For expert fisherman and beginners alike, the Amirantes has a huge variety of hard fighting adversaries, which can be caught with various techniques of your choice. We practice a strict catch-and-release fishing policy, except for limited fish that are taken for the kitchen.

 

The various fishing charters and packages can be tailor made to suit your trip

THE FISHING SEASON

The main fishing season runs from early October to the end of May.

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FISHING CHARTERS
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5 to 14 DAYS CHARTERS

  • Located 665 nautical miles southwest of Mahé in the Seychelles.

  • Up to six areas to fish, including Poivre, Sand Cay, African Banks and Remire Atolls.

  • Some of the most remote and inhabited islands in the Seychelles.

  • Diverse – great offshore fishing for various pelagic and resident species as well as spectacular on shore flats fly fishing for bonefish and permit.

  • Accommodate up four to six fishermen per trip in single cabins or a combination of single cabins and bunks on MV A’Mani.

UNIQUE & EXCLUSIVE EXPERIENCES

FISHING CHARTERS TO AMIRANTES ON A CHARTER YACHT

2022 CHARTER FISHING SEASON

  • 4 Guests: 4,190  USD PER DAY

  • 5 Guests: 4,740  USD PER DAY

  • 6 Guests: 5,292 USD PER DAY

Return Charter Flight:
Mahé/Alphonse/Mahé 955 USD per person

Fees

Island  Landing Fee of US$ 30 per night per person 

Conservation Donation of US$25 pp per day (anglers) and US$10 (leisure guests)

Includes

  • 54FT Power Yacht

  • Skipper, Chef, Crew

  • Fishing guides

  • 3 meals daily

  • Charter flight Mahé / Alphonse / Mahé

  • Fully guided fishing

  • Max Pax: 6 anglers

  • Tender boat

  • All fuel

  • Fly rod and reel loans

  • Water, tea and coffee

  • 2 soft drinks per person per day

  • Snorkelling

  • Kayaking
     

NB
Guests are to supply all their own fishing gear.

Our skipper can guide you on what to bring.

EXCLUDES

• International Flights • Landing Fees • Accommodation and transfers on Mahé • Conservation Donation of US$25 per day (anglers) and US$10 (leisure guests) • Beverages • Satellite telephone calls • Travel and medical insurance • Tackle, flies and lures • Gratuities • Additional boats

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5-14 DAYS

Your liveaboard trip is unique in the fact that anglers have the opportunity to fish up to six areas during the charter.


Poivre, Sand Cay, African Banks and Remire Atolls are blessed with its wide array of thriving and unexploited marine life.


It’s a diverse place offering great offshore fishing for various pelagic and resident species as well as spectacular on shore flats fly fishing for bonefish and permit. However, beyond the diverse offering
of fishing adventures to choose from, what makes the Amirantes one of the most desirable fishing destinations is its remote nature; the islands are largely undeveloped, allowing you to explore the
untouched beauty these atolls have to offer.


For expert fisherman and beginners alike, the Amirantes has a huge variety of hard fighting adversaries, which can be caught with various techniques of your choice.


We practice a strict catch-and-release fishing policy, except for limited fish that are taken for the kitchen

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CRUISE THE AMIRANTES ON A CHARTER YACHT

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FISHING CHARTER CATAMARAN 

Seychelles Yacht Charters. Explore Outer Islands of the Seychelles.

 

Our 54ft motor catamaran is stable, spacious and has a shallow draft that allows her to anchor in calm lea waters. She cruises at an average speed of eight knots, making her the perfect platform to fish from when moving between atolls.  She is fully rigged to cater for fly fishing, game fishing and spin fishing groups.

BOATS
Our livaboard is a 54ft sportfisher motor catamaran with a fully rigged game fishing aft
deck, which includes outriggers and a fighting chair. To add to the experience we have an array of sportfishing boats that can be chartered to accompany A’mani during the cruise. All these vessels are skippered by
experienced and professional Alphonse Fishing Co. Captains.


OUR GUIDES
Our guides team along with the Island Conservation Society ensure these fisheries are protected from over fishing. The Guides are conservationists at heart and some of them also hold qualifications in the field of ecology.


GUIDES:
• Are professional, passionate and extremely experienced with all facets of fly fishing in these remote saltwater destinations.
• Are fluent in English [some speak French and Creole].
• Carry waterproof VHF radios and are in constant communication with each other as well as the base on Alphonse.
• Are qualified skippers, with STCW qualifications and have impeccable boat handing skills.
• Have first aid experience.
• Have pioneered many of the techniques in catching the various species that call Seychelles home.

ADDITIONAL BOATS PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED

To add to the experience we have an array of sportfishing boats that can be chartered to accompany the liveabaord during the cruise. All these vessels are skippered by our experienced and professional Captains. Should you require additional boats for your charter, please book this in advance with the reservations team

 

GETTING THERE

 

  • 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 4 hours prior to departure. - We advise guests to arrive in Mahe the day before departure

  • The Alphonse Island reservations team will assist with all return flight reservations between Mahé and Alphonse at the time of booking.

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES


The snorkelling around the pirouetting coral heads and walls of the Amirates is simply out of this world. There are snorkelling outfits on board for your use.


The kayaking along the edge of the islands on a high tides gives guests the opportunity to see the magnificent bounty of turtles, rays, fish, and various other sea creatures, which call the Amirantes their home. There will be two kayaks onboard which
you are welcome to explore with

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FISH, SNORKEL, SWIM, RELAX AT AMIRANTES

THE ISLANDS - THE AMIRANTES ARCHIPELAGO
Some of the most remote and secluded uninhabited islands in the Seychelles 

AFRICAN BANKS
African Banks lies about 230km west of Mahé and the nearest
island is Rémire lying 27km south. The group is a pseudo, has
two small islands, which appear as just small sandstone ridges
exposed only at low tide. The underwater bank extends over four
kilometers north to south, three kilometers east to west and
occupy a total area of about 10 square kilometers. The shallow
coral ring is incomplete with the western edge varying between 19
to 36 meters deep.


RÉMIRE ISLAND (EAGLE ISLAND)
Situated 245km south of Mahé, Rémire is a tiny island only
measuring 300 square meters. It is about halfway between African
Banks, which is 25km north, and D’Arros Island 31.5km to the
south. 2.5km west of Remire lies the southern edge of Remire
Reef, which is detached and makes for a great fishing area.


POIVRE ATOLL
Poivre lies 268km south of Mahé and is situated on the eastern
edge of Amirante Bank. It’s a small atoll, which is made up of two
islands, Poivre and Ile du Sud, occupying the cardinal points of the
compass. These islands are separated by a shallow lagoon which
extends all the way back into ile du Sud on a high tide. This area
has the best of both worlds with mind blowing flats that will excite
any fly fishing enthusiast, and arguably the best game fishing area
that the Amirantes Atoll’s have to offer. Situated on the eastern
edge of the Amirante Trench which steadily steps down to 1200
meters only a few kilometers from shore, the area is synonymous
for its great bluewater fishing. One of these renowned areas is the
appropriately named “kennels” that is home to record breaking
dog tooth tuna. Poivre is known as the best indo pacific permit
fishery in the Seychelles

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THE FISHING


GAME FISHING
The Amirantes has some of the greatest offshore angling that the Seychelles waters has to offer, and the beauty is that all the spots are easily accessible by A’mani. The offshore structure is ideal, with a mixture of rings of sunken coral atolls, sheer drop offs, ridges and ledges, all of which are teeming with game fish. Anglers enjoy exploring the edges of the famous “Ledge”, the “Amirantes Trench”, “Sand Cay Banks” as well as the other rims and coral reef platforms, while targeting the diversity of species both pelagic and reef that can be caught. Fish like sailfish, wahoo, dogtooth tuna, yellowfin tuna, dorado, giant trevally, bluefin trevally, jobfish, tropical amberjack and a large variety of snapper, wrasse and grouper can be caught on any given day.


BLUEWATER FLY FISHING
If you have never fought a sailfish, wahoo or yellowfin tuna, to name a few, on the fly, you are at the right place! The deep blue depths provide a prolific feeding ground for various fish species as the constant flow of rich currents well-up against the drop offs, ledges and ridges of the Amirantes. Anglers can start fishing for sailfish a mere 10 minutes away from Alphonse as the drop off is two miles from the A’mani’s
mooring. The pelagics are often lured to the boat by trawling a spread of teasers. Once they are within casting range, the hook-less teasers are removed and the angler casts a fly. The reef species can be targeted by dredging with a heavy sink tip fly line and a Mega Clouser. There is also the option of targeting both pelagic and reef species that congregate around the shoals of baitfish, such as fusiliers and scads.


FLY FISHING ONSHORE
Catching a permit on fly is an experience that every saltwater fly angler aspires to achieve. The broken coral and turtle grass flats surrounding Poivre, Remire and African Banks are the perfect habitat for these graceful feeders. Poivre is known as the atoll with the most prolific populations of indo-pacific permit in the Seychelles. On certain tides, there are also good numbers of bonefish in the four to eight pound
range, which feed on the edge of the atoll. Poivre is purely a wading destination and anglers get to stalk these finicky feeders on foot as they hypnotize anglers with the waving of their sickle tails.

THE MOST UNIQUE & DIVERSE SALT WATER FISHING EXPERIENCE IN THE WORLD


REGULAR CATCHES:

bonefish I moustache triggerfish I milkfish I giant trevally I barracuda I bluefin trevally I permit I jobfish bohar I snapper I yellowlipped emperor I sailfish I yellowfin tuna I dogtooth tuna I wahoo I yellowmargin triggerfish

A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME