Desroches Island Flyfishing Adventures
Desroches is part of the Amirantes Island group and is located 143 miles south-west of Mahe, the capital island of the Seychelles. It is about 40 minutes by air from Mahe. The fishing season runs from early October to May. The climate is tropical with very little temperature variation year round, but you can expect windier conditions in October and May.
St. Joseph's Atoll offers some of the prettiest and most productive flats to be found anywhere. The atoll is comprised of a string of small islands linked together by large sand flats and turtle grass patches. Experienced anglers can rack up big numbers of big bones or set out after the atolls population of Indo-Pacific permit. Blue water and reef fishing are also superb here.
Desroches Island Escape spa is run by experienced and fully-trained Balinese masseuses who offer a range of soothing and energizing spa treatments. Enjoy a relaxing and refreshing message treatment at the spa, your private suite, or on the beach under the palm trees. There is an extensive list of specific treatments that have been designed to relieve stress, detoxify, cleanse, refresh, and rejuvenate.
There are a variety of menus available including international cuisine, seafood barbeques, and creole buffets all complemented with a very special international wine selection.
Non-anglers will enjoy the beautiful natural aspect of Desroches Island. There is an ancient tortoise colony, nesting seas turtles, and a wide array of marine life nearby including whales and sailfish. There are bike tours of the island's jungle, a tennis court, private swimming pools, beautiful beaches, a full service spa, private cruises, a full service diving centre with instruction and certification courses available, guided snorkelling, and sea kayaking. A babysitter service is also available. The capacity is eight anglers.
Flights run to Desroches on a daily basis so bespoke itineraries are the norm.
Please note that all prices are quotes in Euros and are inclusive rates (including GST). Each guest's arrangement is usually different according to party size and how many days' fishing etc.
Sample rate for one couple staying in a Beach Suite:
€3,245 per person for full board accommodation.
Fishing is as follows:
€531 per day based on shared boat (note – if you elect to share a boat and there is nobody to share with you, you will not have to pay the single rate)
€1062 per day for a single boat.
€500 per person for the return flight Mahe/Desroches/Mahe
So, if the fisher did three days sharing a boat it would be:
€5,338 for the fisher and €3,745 for the non-fisher.
Three main meals daily
Local spirits, beers, soft drinks and house wines
All non-motorised land and water based activities
Prices do not include:
• International flights.
• Hotel nights and additional airport transfers on Mahe.
• Gratuities to the hotel staff and fishing guides.
• Items of a personal nature.
Please note that the numerous photographs in this section show all the facilities at Desroches. If you are not sure of exactly which you are signing up for, please ask to be specifically shown.
Please note that we have been asked to make clients aware that upon arrival on Desroches Island that all guests will be required to sign an Acknowledgement, Waiver and Indemnity form, whilst fishers will also be required to sign a Dive, Fishing and Water Sports Centre Indemnity form – please download copies of both indemnity forms below, or ask your Frontiers sales representative for copies before booking your flights or settling your invoice. You may also wish to send a copy of these forms to your insurance company.
||Desroches Dive, Fishing, Water Sports Centre Indemnity
||Desroches Acknowledgement, Waiver and Indemnity