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Poivre & St. Joseph's Atoll

Comfortable Mothership Staterooms // Capacity - 4-6 Anglers
November-December and February-April
Bonefish, Trevally, Milkfish, Indo-Pacific Permit, Triggerfish, Emperor Fish & More
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For those anglers that are 100% addicted to permit fishing and are willing to spend a week prioritizing and focusing on Indo-Pacific permit, then a trip to the small and remote fisheries of Poivre Atoll and St. Joseph’s Atoll should be high on the list. These two fisheries (located approximately 13 miles from each other) boast the highest concentrations of permit found anywhere in the Seychelles, creating the ideal backdrop and two-location fishery scenario through the use of a luxurious 75-foot power catamaran liveaboard platform. While these trips typically consist of three days of fishing at St. Joe’s followed by three days of fishing on Poivre (7 nights / 6 days total) itineraries can be customized and adjusted based on tides, conditions, time of the season, and specific goals for each group. Located in the Amirantes Islands group of out-islands of the Seychelles, Poivre Atoll is located approximately 165 miles south of the main capital island of Mahe. Poivre is made up of two smaller islands – Poivre and Île du Sud – which are separated by a shallow lagoon that extends all the way back to Ile du Sud during high tide. The islands are surrounded by stunning flats as well as the Amirantes Trench. The sheer drop-off of the Trench (which quickly steps from 60 to over 12,000 meters) lends itself to rich currents and an abundance of various bluewater fish species. St. Joseph’s Atoll (which includes 13 small islands and sand spits) lies 8.5 miles north of Poivre.
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Live-Aboard and Accommodations Details
Because both Poivre and St. Joseph’s are remote and distant out-islands fisheries, they can only be fished with the support of the live-aboard mothership, Quo Vadis.  Quo Vadis, or “QV”, is a 75-foot power catamaran that offers the ideal platform for four anglers, two guides, and a crew of three to access and explore these area waters in comfort. Alphonse Fishing Company has made a great decision to upgrade this liveaboard vessel to join their unmatched offerings that they manage in the Seychelles.

Quo Vadis is stable, spacious, and more importantly, has a 1.1-meter draft that allows her to anchor in the calm lee waters of the area islands. Quo Vadis offers four guest cabins that are outfitted with both double and single beds and four guest bathrooms each with their own private showers. With a group of four anglers, each guest is guaranteed a private room. All cabins and indoor areas are fully air-conditioned, allowing guests a chance to relax and sleep in total comfort after a long day on the water.

Food and Beverages
Quo Vadis has an immaculate galley and saloon area, with multiple seating arrangements to enjoy while off the water. The chef on board Quo Vadis prepares amazing food that is a mix of both Creole and international food. Savory meat dishes and fresh fish are a staple with most meals, and breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included with all Quo Vadis packages. Breakfast usually consists of eggs, a variety of breakfast meats, bread, fresh fruit, and strong coffee, while lunch is served family-style during a mid-day break back on the catamaran. Dinner menus often feature fresh fish and meat dishes complemented by produce from the vegetable garden on nearby Alphonse Island. Soft drinks, water, coffee, and non-alcoholic beverages are included with all packages. Beer and wine are available on board for a charge, and guests are welcome to bring their own liquor from duty-free en route to the Seychelles. 

Typical Length of Stay
The usual Poivre and St. Joseph’s two-location trip packages are seven (7) nights and include six (6) days of guided fishing. Because this is a package that is very dependent on tides and weather, however, a set number of days at each location may vary.

Non-Angling Activities and Options
The primary reason to make this trip is to fish (and to fish specifically for permit!) Unless you are looking for an out-island family charter, then groups that include non-anglers would likely be better accommodated at nearby Alphonse Island. Please contact Yellow Dog for more details and a full list of options.

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