Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge is home to world class bahamas bonefishing in the heart of south Andros. Mars Bay is the southernmost bonefishing lodge in Andros by about 5 miles, meaning a signficantly shorter boat ride to Andros’ famed southern flats. Of course, less time in the boat equates to more time bonefishing; up to an extra hour a day compared to other bonefishing lodges. Mars Bay Lodge is characterized by simple, clean comfort without added frills (no fancy linens or tablecloths). Visitors to Mars Bay should be interested primarily in bonefishing.
Andros Island is popularly considered the bonefishing capitol of the world, and south Andros is its epicenter. The bonefishing flats are remote and unpressured. Bonefish are unsophisticated and can roam the flats in schools numbering in the hundreds. Anglers will also have chances to sight cast to schools of 5lb. bones as well as the occasional double-digit cruising single. Less often guests will hook flats tarpon and the elusive permit.
Guests at Mars Bay leave from the lodge each morning in pairs, sharing a boat and guide. From the lodge It is a short ride to healthy bonefishing flats, and the first fish are usually hooked before breakfast has been digested.
The boats are nicely equipped with poles and platforms, and always rigerously maintained. Most of the bonefish flats around Mars Bay consist of hard, white sand, and most of the bonefishing is done wading. Other speciessuch as Jacks, Barracuda and snapper, can be found in the nearby creeks. Bonefishing access includes areas such as Beach Cay, Hawk’s Nest, Grassy Creek, Jackfish and the Water Cays. There is also an extensive flat immediately in front of the lodge for unlimited independent bonefishing. All Mars Bay bonefishing guides are Bahamas natives and have extensive knowledge of south Andros and its diverse fisheries.
Mars Bay is a clean, modern facility comprised of two buildings. The rooms are simply furnished and have a relaxed Bahamian feel. The amenities are more than adequate but not in any way luxurious. The serious fisherman, though, will find nothing lacking.
The main building – “The Villa” – contains three comfortable bedrooms and two baths. Two of these rooms have double beds and share a bathroom. The third room has two single beds and a private bathroom. In addition, the Villa has a living room with satellite TV, dining area, bar, a fully equipped kitchen, air-conditioning and a covered veranda with picnic tables.
The second building – “The Lodge”- contains two bedrooms with double beds and private bathrooms, a common area with satellite TV and air-conditioning. The Lodge also houses the manager’s quarters.
All rooms have daily maid service. Meals are prepared by an expert, full-time chef and consist of freshly caught fish and seafood as well as beef, pork and chicken.
Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge is American owned and run by Bill Howard, one of the
hardest working men in the Bahamas. Since Mars Bay opened in 2004, Bill has done an outstanding job ensuring that the bonefishing guides are excellent, the food is great, and the beer stays ice cold.
Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge has become a very popular destination in the short time since its opening and accommodates only 8 anglers at a time. Be sure to book early.
Guests should fly into Congo Town, Andros, where Mars Bay will have a cab waiting. Commercial flights are available out of Nassau, Bahamas.
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2020-2021 Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge Rates
October 2020 – June 2021 – Rates are per person and subject to change
4 – Nights / 3 – Days Fishing
5 – Nights / 4 – Days Fishing
6 – Nights / 5 -Days Fishing
7 – Nights / 6 – Days Fishing
Included in package: round-trip transportation from CongoTown to the lodge, room tax, accommodations, wireless internet, meals, boat and guide. Phone calls are free through the VOIP line only. Also included is beer and alcohol except in the boat. The house will buy one beer per person to take in the boat. Additional beers are $4 each (subject to change). The lodge stocks Kalik beer, Bacardi and Mount Gay rum, Gordons gin, Finlandia vodka and Jim Beam bourbon, Dewars scotch and Frontera table wines; Bahamas VAT; One week Bahamas fishing license.
Not included in package: air travel to and from CongoTown, guide and housekeeping gratuities – paid in CASH (recommended $100 per boat per day for the guides and $25 per guest per night for the housekeeping staff), laundry service (no same day service), taxi driver tip.
- NO half day fishing rates
- Guides are rotated