Getting There and Staying There
We flew Etihad Airways from New York to Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, then Air Seychelles ( airseychelles.com) from Abu Dhabi to the main island of Mahé. There are several other options, but be ready for a full day of travel on each end of the trip.
There are more than 115 islands in the Seychelles, and to see more than a few, you’ll need a good transfer service to help. With more than 40 years of experience in the Seychelles, Mason’s Travel ( masonstravel.com) handled all of our ground transfers and other details flawlessly.
There are only a few choices for top-quality charter operations — one of the best is A1 Charters ( a1fishingseychelles.com), based in Eden Island Marina on the eastern coast of Mahé. We fished on Special K, a 32-foot Cabo, and Alati, a 45-foot Cabo. Both were tournamentrigged with top-quality tackle and gear, including dredges. Contact Henry Riggs-Miller through FINS (Fishing in the Seychelles) at fins.sc for information on fishing in the region.
For lodging, it’s tough to beat the Carana Beach Hotel ( caranabeach.com). Each of the villas offers stunning views. From Mahé, we traveled to Denis Island ( denisisland.com), a private island community that is upscale and exclusive, with outstanding angling opportunities.