Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
9:00 AM 22nd April 2020

Orca Spotting Boosts Interest In Seychelles

Looking for a better reason to visit the Seychelles than simply paradise beaches? Then look no further…….the Orcas have been spotted!

Blue Safari Seychelles ( has announced the spotting of a pod of Orcas, aka ‘Killer Whales’, off the west coast of Alphonse Island ( during a recent training dive trip….the first time these majestic mammals have been spotted in the area’s tropical waters.

The unexpected Orca pod sighting highlights how much there is still to learn about the remarkable marine life that inhabits the Indian Ocean surrounding the Alphonse Group of Islands.

Orcas are highly intelligent apex predators and are one of the most widely spread Cetaceans (a group comprising of Whales, Dolphins and Porpoises). They are found in all oceans of the world yet are very rare in tropical waters.

This new sighting highlights the exceptional diversity of marine life that inhabits the waters surrounding the remote and pristine Alphonse Group of Islands, which encompasses Alphonse Island, Bijoutier and St. François, all of which have a rich and protected geo-diversity, and both marine and land-based wildlife.

For nature and adventure travellers, the Alphonse Group of Islands is the perfect place to disconnect from modern life and reconnect with the remarkable natural environment and wildlife.

Alphonse Island offers guests a unique combination of activities, many exclusive to the island, including:

SUP (Stand Up Paddle boarding)
Floodlit Tennis Courts
Table tennis and a pool table
Snorkeling equipment
Giant tortoise feeding
PADI five-star diving centre with PADI Courses (extra cost)
Explore the island by bicycle with a packed lunch
Guided nature walks (extra cost)

Alphonse Island is part of Blue Safari Seychelles, whose philosophy is a combination of sustainable travel with luxury accommodation, where guests can be assured of an unforgettable experience.

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