Pleasant Bay Bonefishing Lodge has been one of South Andros‘ best-kept secrets. What attracted us to this relatively unknown lodge is its location. The town of Pleasant Bay is the second southernmost Township in South Andros. The southernmost Township is Mars Bay. When Mars Bay Lodge temporarily ceased operation in the fall of 2009, Angler Adventures began to investigate the merits of routing clients to Pleasant Bay. The results have exceeded our wildest expectations!
South Andros needs no introduction. The expansive bonefishing flats at the southern tip are remote; bonefish are unsophisticated and can roam the flats in schools numbering in the hundreds. Anglers will have chances to sight cast to schools of 5lb. bones as well as double-digit cruising singles or doubles. Infrequently, guests might hook flats tarpon or a rouge permit.
Guests will have the opportunity to fish the flats of South Andros, which are mostly composed of hard, white sand, making them favorable for wade fishing. Pleasant Bay guides also utilize other excellent fishing areas, like Beach Cay, Hawk’s Nest, Grassy Creek, Jackfish Cay, the Water Cays, and the Westside, when the tide is right. All of these fishing areas create a lifetime’s worth of fertile and productive bonefishing. There’s also a productive sand flat immediately in front of the lodge for wading when the conditions are right.
Pleasant Bay guests are transferred to the Mars Bay boat launch (10-minute drive) each morning to meet their guide and boat for the days fishing. The Mars Bay Boat Launch is at the end of road on island and is 10 miles closer to the Southern Flats than any other launch site. Pleasant Bay utilizes 4 Rahming Flats Skiffs outfitted with Mercury engines, poles and platforms.
Pleasant Bay is comprised of four buildings: The main lodge, 2 guest villas, and an office. The main lodge contains the kitchen, dining room, living room with satellite TV, and the bar. The larger guest villa has 2 double occupancy rooms and 2 single occupancy rooms with 2 full bathrooms. The smaller guest villa has 1 bedroom (Two beds) with a private bath. Each of the bedrooms and the main lodge are air-conditioned. The rooms are clean, comfortable, the lodge as a whole is modern and has daily maid service.
Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge is owned and operated by Bahamaian Timothy Smith, his wife Orlean, daughters Charlene and Coral and his brother Lonix. This family is steeped in the tradition of bonefishing and hospitality. Timothy’s father Felix guided over 30 years on the island, passing down his knowledge to his sons. The rest of the family has worked extensively in the hospitality business for years: Orlean was formally a cook at Bair’s Lodge, Charlene has a long list of management credentials at prestigious resorts in Nassau and the US, and Coral has also worked in the hotel business. The Bahamian family-style hospitality is warm, welcoming, and contagious. That coupled with the location and the quality bonefishing guides, makes Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge a true gem.
Please note that Pleasant Bay Village is not a tourism destination and there is no shopping or sightseeing unless you are looking for bonefish, barracuda, jacks and snapper! There aren’t a lot of people, and there’s no nightlife, but the views overlooking the water can be breathtaking.
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Pleasant Bay Lodge 2019 – 2020 Rates
7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing
$4,150 per person
$5,100 per person
6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing
$3,450 per person
$4,200 per person
5 Nights / 4 Days Fishing
$2,800 per person
$3,500 per person
4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing
$2,200 per person
$2,700 per person
3 Nights / 2 Days Fishing
$1,500 per person
$1,900 per person
Included in the rate: transportation from Congo Town airport to Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge, round-trip; double occupancy room/single occupancy rooms as described; tax; pre-dinner hors d’oeuvres; all meals; all beverages including drinking water, soft drinks; limited beer, liquor, and wine; guided bonefishing.
Not included: air travel to Congo Town; tackle, lures, flies, personal items; and gratuities; Bahamas departure tax. Please plan to pay for your gratuities in cash; Bahamas Value Added Tax (Effective January 1, 2015); Bahamas fishing license.