• Mangrove Cay Club

    Fly fishing adventures in ANDROS, BAHAMAS:

    Mangrove Cay

    Overview

    Strategically chosen for access to  countless tidal creeks, islands and mangrove systems – this is adventure knocking at your door

    The flats are immense, offering exceptional visibility and teeming with foraging bonefish. Mangrove Cay is home to barracuda, jacks, and various species of shark. This premier location consists of a main lodge with kitchen and dining room, and four cottages with breathtaking ocean views overlooking Middle Bight. The clubhouse features a Sportsman’s Lounge and expansive dining room.

    Discover the Ultimate Angling Adventure at Mangrove Cay Club

    Welcome to Mangrove Cay Club, your gateway to unparalleled bonefishing on the legendary Andros Island in the Bahamas. Once a vast coconut plantation, this exclusive lodge is perfectly situated on the serene north shore of Mangrove Cay, right on the Middle Bight of Andros. Here, luxury meets adventure, offering anglers a world-class experience.

    Unmatched Fishing Opportunities

    Mangrove Cay Club provides immediate access to some of the Bahamas’ best bonefishing flats. Our unique location allows you to explore the North and Middle Bights of Andros Island, the famed West Side, and offers channel access to the South Bight. Forget about long boat rides; our prime fishing waters are just minutes away.

    A Fisherman's Paradise

    Andros Island is renowned as one of the world’s top bonefishing destinations. Angling legend Lefty Kreh himself would choose to spend his last fishing day here, stalking the enormous bonefish that inhabit these waters. Mangrove Cay is at the heart of this prime fishery, offering vast flats with exceptional visibility teeming with foraging bonefish.

    Accomodations: MAngrove Cay Club REDEFINES COMFORT

    Stay in well-appointed cottages with breathtaking ocean views, or relax in the clubhouse, complete with a Sportsman’s Lounge and expansive dining room. Each cottage offers two spacious suites designed for privacy and relaxation, ensuring guest satisfaction.

    Each suite offers ample space with two queen-sized beds,  sitting room, and large walk-in shower. 

    Mangove Cay Highlights, Aquatic Species, AND Gourmet Dining

     

     

    Besides bonefish, the flats are home to barracuda, jacks, various shark species, and even the occasional tarpon in the deeper channels. Anglers can expect to catch bonefish typically between 3 and 5 pounds, with opportunities to land impressive specimens weighing up to 14 pounds.

    Personalized Service and Expertise: Owners Liz and Alton Bain have meticulously assembled a team of exceptional local fly-fishing guides and ensure that every detail of your stay is perfect. The Bains’ dedication to excellence guarantees a memorable and pleasurable experience for every guest.

     

    Gourmet Dining: Chef Iyke elevates the culinary experience with daily meals featuring fresh, local seafood. Start your day with a hearty breakfast, and enjoy dinners that showcase lobster, grouper, snapper, conch, and more. Hors d’oeuvres are served during cocktail hour, and anglers prepare their own lunches from an extensive sandwich bar, perfect for a day on the water.

    Mangrove Cay Club 2024-2025 Rates

    Package DescriptionDouble OccupancySingle Occupancy
    7 Nights/6 Days Fishing$7,400$11,100
    6 Nights/5 Days Fishing$6,600$9,900
    5 Nights/4 Days Fishing$5,900$8,850
    4 Nights/3 Days Fishing$4,900$7,350
    3 Nights/2 Days Fishing$3,700$5,550

    2024

    7-nights/6-days fishing
    $ 7,400 per person
    • double occupancy accommodations
    • shared boat
    • daily guide

    2024

    7-nights/6-days fishing
    $ 11,100 per person
    • Single occupancy accommodations
    • shared boat
    • daily guide

    2025

    7-nights/6-days fishing
    $ 14,976 per person
    • Single occupancy accommodations
    • shared boat
    • daily guide
    Popular

    Included: transportation from Mangrove Cay airport to Mangrove Cay Club, round-trip; accommodations as described; daily guided fishing as described; all meals; refreshments onboard the boat, soft drinks, Bahamian beer, house wine, and bar liquor.

    Not included: air travel to Mangrove Cay airport; upgraded wines and premium brand liquors; tackle, lures, flies; personal items; gratuities; VAT. 

    The Diversity of Fish Species in MANGROVE CAY

    in beautiful ANDROS, BAHAMAS

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    GIant Trevally

    (GT, Geet, Gangster of the Flats)

    No matter what you call them, these fish have captured the imaginations of anglers everyone and are the focal point of many Seychelles fishing trips. These large apex predators create viscious, violent and visual takes and are incredibly strong fighters. The Seychelles is the premier destinations for targeting Giant Trevally.

    Bonefish

    (Albula Vulpes)

    Bonefish are found in excellent numbers across the Seychelles. In some fisheries, they are the predominate game fish and the go to target species for fly anglers. In other destinations, they play a supporting role to more exotic query like Giant Trevally. Either way, the bonefishing in the Seychelles is among the best flats fly fishing available period.

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    Indo-Pacific Permit

    (Giant Permit)

    Permit everywhere are recognized as one of the most discerning and difficult species to target on the fly. The Indo-Pacific Permit are no different that the Atlantic counterparts, and can breed the same compulsive focus from serious anglers. Convincing an Indo-Pacific Permit to eat a well-presented crab fly is one of the most rewarding experiences, whether it’s on the coral edges of Farquhar Atoll, in the lagoon on Astove, or tailing on the flats of Cosmoledo.

    Bumphead Parrotfish

    (Bumpies, Buffalo Parrotfish)

    “Bumpies” are a totally unique species found in tropical waters near coral. These fish are incredibly beautiful and strong. As a gamefish, they are unpredictable, but can be caught on the fly when feeding on or around the coral, or when they are tailing on large schools, typically on turtle grass flats. The secret is keeping the fly totally still! Bumphead Parrotfish are only found consistently on Farquhar and Providence Atolls. The vivid colors, prominent parrot-like beak, and the massive bump makes this fish recognizable in every photo.

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    Milkfish

    (Milkies, fork-tailed devil, Bandeng, Bangos)

    Milkies are a unique species to target because the primary flies  imitate the appearance of algae! They can grow to over 6 feet long and are extremely hard fighting fish with unusual endurance. Milkfish are also known as the fork-tailed devil, because like permit, they are extremely finicky. They’re surprisingly easy to spot when on the flats – they are usually found in small pods cruising over algae patches with their tails protruding out of the water as they feed on the bottom. 

    Triggerfish

    (YELLOWMARGIN, Moustache, Picasso )

    There are primarily three species of triggerfish found in Seychelles: Yellow Margin, Moustache, and Picasso. They prefer the shallow coral reefs and flats. The yellow margin triggerfish prefers sandy-bottomed areas close to patches of turtle grass and coral. It is also common to find a yellow margin close to a large coral “Bommie” situated on a white sandy flat. Remember these 3 things when fly fishing for triggerfish: Approach quietly and keep maximum distance, make your first cast count, and make your first cast count!

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  • Prime Time Bonefishing

    Two of our most popular Bahamas lodges, Bair’s Lodge, in South Andros and Abaco Lodge, on Abaco, consistently score an excellent rating in fishing, guides, accommodations, food and service. Many of our long-time clients have never been to Bair’s or Abaco Lodge since most of the space is sold to repeat customers a year in advance. The following is a listing of available dates (please see our Bair’s Lodge or Abaco Lodge pages for a complete listing the current rates). These spaces will fill up quickly; we suggest contacting us immediately if you are interested.

    Abaco Lodge (offering 7 rooms for 8 anglers) on the Marls of Abaco Island has quickly become one of the most sought-after lodges in the Bahamas. Single rooms (first come first served), new customized Maverick Skiffs, excellent management, superb guides, and a unique fishery keep stock in Abaco Lodge rising.

    Abaco Lodge Prime Time Availability

    DatesPackageAvailabilityRates
    Oct 17 – 21, 20234-nights/3-days2 Rods$4,012.50 + VAT
    Oct 21 – 25, 20234-nights / 3-days6 Rods$4,012.50 + VAT
    Nov 5 – 8, 20233-nights / 2-days2 Rods$4,050.00 + VAT
    Nov 15 – 20, 20235-nights / 4-days4 Rods$6,450.00 + VAT
    Dec 11 – 16, 20235-nights / 4-days6 Rods$6,450.00 + VAT
    Jan 27 – Feb 3, 20247-nights / 6-days4 Rods$7,950.00 + VAT
    Feb 3 – 7, 20244-nights / 3-days4 Rods$5,650.00 + VAT
    Feb 10 – 14, 20244-nights / 3-days8 Rods$5,650.00 + VAT
    Feb 15 – 20, 20245-nights / 4-days2 Rods$6.750.00 + VAT 
    March 9 – 12, 20243-nights / 2-days2 Rods$4,275.00 + VAT
    March 15 – 19, 20244-nights / 3-days6 Rods$5,650.00 + VAT

     Bair’s Lodge (offering 6 rooms for 12 anglers) overlooks a beautiful remote beach on South Andros. Bair’s has been in our top five most popular Bahamas bonefish destinations for the better part of two decades. Bair’s has one of the deepest guide rosters anywhere, new Maverick Skiffs customized for South Andros, and access to all of South Andros fishing zones.

    Bair's Lodge Prime Time Availability

     

    DatesPackageAvailabilityRates
    Oct 5 – 11, 20235-nights/4-days6 Rods$5,212.50 + VAT
    Oct 11 – 15, 20234-nights / 3-days6 RodsCall for Special Discount
    Oct 18 – 23, 20235-nights / 4-days8 Rods$4,837.50 + VAT
    Nov 17 – 21, 20234-nights / 3-days4 Rods$5,350.00 + VAT
    Dec 5 – 9, 20234-nights / 3-days2 Rods$5,350.00 + VAT
    March 6 – 11, 20244-nights / 3-days6 Rods$5,650.00 + VAT
    March 15 – 19, 20244-nights / 3-days8 Rods$5,650.00 + VAT
    March 19 – 22, 20243-nights / 2-days2 Rods$4,275.00 + VAT
    March 22 – 29, 20247-nights / 6-days2 Rods$7,950.00 + VAT

    We would love for you to have the opportunity to experience two of our finest lodges in the Bahamas. Availabilities are subject to change. Please contact us to confirm and book any of these dates.

    Our Services are Free!
    Contact us for Seasonal Discounts, Special Offers or Promotional Pricing

  • Deep Water Cay Club Rates

    Established in 1959, the Deep Water Cay Club enjoys a long-standing reputation for excellence in the sportfishing community. Surrounded by miles of pristine and fertile flats, Deep Water Cay continues as a world class bonefishing destination. Conveniently located 120 miles […]

  • Stafford Creek Lodge

    Stafford Creek Lodge is owned by Prescott Smith, son of legendary Andros guide, “Crazy” Charlie Smith. Situated on the peaceful and beautiful Stafford Creek, the lodge is in the ideal location to fish an amazing amount of water on the east […]

  • Andros Island Bonefish Club

    Andros Island Bonefish Club offers easy access to the famed Bahamas bonefishing of northern Andros. Andros Island Bonefish Lodge is conveniently situated on the mouth of Carghill Creek at the eastern end of the North Bight of Andros, Bahamas. The fishing lodge is a stone’s throw away from a productive, wadeable flat. Stretching in all directions are miles more of healthy Bahamas bonefishing flats.

    The north and middle bights of Andros are comprised of channels and cays interlaced with bonefishing flats, meaning that bonefishing guides can often find leeward fishing regardless of wind direction. At Andros Island Bonefish Club, anglers can expect chances to cast to large numbers of medium sized bones with chances at the huge, double-digit fish that made Andros a famous bahamas bonefishing destination.

    Anglers will enjoy an unusually diverse bonefishing experience at Andros Island Bonefish Club. Flats range from wadeable, hard sand to deeper, soft marl. In certain areas large schools of bonefish are common; in others larger singles and doubles are the norm.

    An advantage of fishing out of Andros Island Bonefish Club is that its bonefishing guides are all extremely experienced and can use this diversity to the advantage of weather conditions and each angler’s specific bonefishing preferences. Catch and release is practiced while bonefishing at Andros Island Bonefish Club and the guides don’t keep any bonefish.

    You may see an occasional permit on certain flats during most of the year, and there are resident tarpon in the deeper creeks on the west side of Andros Island. These non-migratory tarpon, averaging about 30-60 pounds, although fish well over 100 pounds have been landed. Bear in mind, however, that encounters with permit or tarpon are not common in most areas of the Bahamas. The barracuda, jack and snapper fishing, however, can be quite consistent.

     Andros Island Bonefish Club uses seven 16-foot Dolphin Super Skiffs and three Hewes boats, powered alternately by reliable 70-hp, 80-hp and 90-hp Yamaha outboards. All skiffs are equipped with poling platforms for stalking bigger Bahamas bonefish. Operating each vessel is one of Andros Island Bonefish Club’s team of dedicated Bahamas bonefishing guides, including owner Rupert Leadon and his brothers Nelson and Brian. Many of these Bahamas fishing guides have more than fifteen years of experience guiding on the flats surrouding Carghill Creek and Andros Island Bonefish Club.

    The lodge itself is a modern, comfortable facility, situated feet from the Atlantic. Built in 1988, the fishing lodge was renovated in 1990. All twenty nine rooms are clean, comfortable and air conditioned.

    There is a lounge area (bar) and dining room overlooking the water. Each room has a great view of the ocean and can accommodate up to three people and includes a private bath, personal refrigerator, ample dresser and closet space and a ceiling fan. Several of the rooms have satellite television (although service throughout the Bahamas is very unreliable). Daily housekeeping is provided and laundry service is available upon request. Guests at Andros Island Bonefish Club have access to the adjacent Creekside property and amenities, including an oceanfront swimming pool.

    Meals are served in the dining room at Andros Island Bonefish Club. Each morning hot breakfast of eggs, bacon, pancakes, toast, fresh fruit and juice is served before a day of fishing. Guests then hand pick their own lunches which are put in coolers and transferred to the skiffs. Bottled water is provided and soft drinks, juice or Gatorade are available on request.

    On your return from the day of guided Bahamas bonefishing, hors d’oeuvres are served. Dinners usually consist of chicken, pork or beef or local seafood including grouper, mahi, lobster (August 1-March 31), fish and conch. After dinner, tasty deserts and fresh coffee are served. A bartender is available to serve you a cold Kalik or drink of your choice.

    ANDROS ISLAND BONEFISH CLUB 2024 RATES

    PackageDouble OccupancySingle Occupancy
    7-nights / 6-days

    $4,335 per person

    $6,295 per person

    6-nights / 5-days

    $3,685 per person

    $5,230 per person

    5-nights / 4-days

    $3,040 per person

    $4,370 per person

    4-nights / 3-days

    $2,395 per person

    $3,405 per person

    2-nights / 2-days

    $1,745 per person

    $2,488 per person

    Included: All accommodations and meals at the lodge, complimentary glass of wine with dinner, fishing with a boat/guide/lunch, and bottled water. VAT on fishing package; Taxi transfer to and from the Andros Town airport and basic laundry service.

    Not Included: air travel to Andros Town airport (also known as Fresh Creek Airport), airport departure taxes, tackle (except for reef and off-shore fishing); trolling baits for off-shore fishing; extra fuel beyond 2 tanks per day; trips to the west side; alcoholic beverages/soft drinks; gratuities; items of a personal nature; VAT charge on all miscellaneous items excluding tips

  • Casa Blanca

    Doug Schlink of Angler Adventures participated in the record-setting week at Casa Blanca, November 6th – 13th, 2004, when 18 anglers landed 56 permit on the fly and racked up 10 Grand Slams. Click here to read more about the record-breaking […]

  • Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge

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    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 rigorously maintained. Most of the bonefish flats around Mars Bay consist of hard, white sand, and most of the bonefishing is done wading. Other species such 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 three 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 – “South 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 – “West Villa”- contains two bedrooms with double beds and private bathrooms, a common area with satellite TV and air-conditioning. 

    The third, and newest building “North Villa” has two bedrooms with  water view rooms on the first floor with three bedrooms with private bathrooms.  The second floor is the managers 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.

    OUR SERVICES ARE FREE!
    CONTACT US FOR SEASONAL DISCOUNTS, SPECIAL OFFERS OR PROMOTIONAL PRICING

    2024 - 2025 Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge Rates

    Rates are per person and subject to change
    PackageDouble OccupancySingle Occupancy
    7-nights / 6-days fishing$6,300$9,040
    6-nights  / 5-days fishing$5,800$9,040
    5-nights / 4-days fishing$5,150$8,000
    4-nights / 3-days fishing$4,550$6,860

    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 $125 per boat per day for the guides and $40 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
  • Farquhar Atoll

    Farquhar Atoll is a top flats fishing destination offering anglers exceptional diversity. Target bonefish, permit, triggerfish, GT and bumphead parrotfish. Unbelievable fishing, remote location and world-class service - a must visit location for adventurous anglers.
  • Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge

    Pesca Maya Fishing Lodge is located 90 miles south of Cancun in the amazing 1.3 million acre Sian Ka’an (Mayan for “where the sky is born”) Biosphere Reserve. Situated on a long, narrow strip of barrier beach, the lodge is virtually surrounded by water. To the east lies the blue Caribbean and a few hundred yards off shore, the Palencar Barrier Reef, the second longest barrier reef in the world, stretching from southern Belize to north of Cancun. To the western side lies the vast “El Rio” system of flats, channels and mangrove. 10 miles to the north is the famed inlet through the barrier beach known locally as the “Boca”. And 4 miles to the south lies the incomparable Ascension Bay, offering some of the world’s greatest flats fishing for bonefish, permit, snook, tarpon and more.

    The Fishing: The waters of Ascension Bay and the adjacent lagoon system are most noted for flats fishing. Pesca Maya’s location is ideal to fish both areas. The dock is a short walk from the lodge and productive fishing can begin immediately.

    When fishing Ascension Bay, the boats run 10 minutes south to the outlet of the lagoon into the bay. From there, running times to some of the most productive areas are: 5 minutes to Maravilla, 25 minutes to Cayo Culebra; 40 minutes to Tres Marias; 30 minutes to Esperanza or the tip of Vigia Grande. Blessed with the protection afforded by the barrier reef, the bay is a unique ecosystem providing literally miles of flats and ideal habitat for bonefish, tarpon, permit and snook. Ascension Bay is widely regarded as one of the world’s finest permit fisheries. The average size permit is around 12 – 14 pounds but the Bay has produced monsters topping the 50-pound mark! And for some unknown reason, Ascension Bay permit seem to eat flies better than permit in other areas. For flyrodders in quest of landing this most coveted and challenging of species, we know of no other fishery that produces more fly caught permit than Ascension Bay.

    While migratory tarpon up to 100 + pounds may be encountered on the flats anytime from April through November, resident juvenile tarpon are found near the back of the bay year round. Areas like Los Rios (The Rivers) bring fresh water into the bay providing an ideal brackish water environment tarpon favor.

    The back of the bay is also where you’ll find the snook. Ascension Bay produces some exceptionally large snook, some topping 30 pounds! They are typically found tight to the mangroves presenting dual challenges of getting the fly to them, and then landing them! But on occasion, you’ll find them crossing the flat. Seeing a 20 + pound snook cruising across shallow open water is a thing of beauty!

    The bay opens to the east and periods of strong easterly winds can make fishing difficult. One solution is to fish the El Rio lagoon system, which runs north and south and offers miles of flats protected from the easterly wind by the barrier beach and vast mangrove system.

    Fishing the lagoon can begin at El Rio Lagoon, and fish are sometimes caught within poling distance of the Pesca Maya dock (one client caught a 20 pound permit within 100 feet of the dock!). Heading north the lagoon system are San Miguel Lagoon (20 minutes); the “Boca” and Boca Paila Lagoon (45 minutes); and the Campachen Lagoon (60 minutes). Bonefish and permit are found the entire length of the lagoon and there a few known hot spots for baby tarpon and snook.

    Bonefish are plentiful at Pesca Maya and will average 1 – 3 pounds in the lagoon system and 2 – 5 pounds in the bay. In recent years, the average size of the bones seems to have increased, and fish in the 6 – 8 pound class may be encountered in the bay. There are an abundance of good wading flats for bonefish on Ascension Bay, and permit are often taken by the wading fisherman.

    This fishery has produced more “Grand Slams” (bonefish, permit, tarpon in a single day) than any other fishery in the world, and the rare Super Grand Slam (the snook as the 4th) has been achieved a number of times. Other species you might encounter include barracuda, jacks, mutton snapper, ladyfish, triple tail and cubera snapper.

     Fishing from the beach at Pesca Maya can also be productive. Beach fishing can be done on your own before or after the guided fishing day. Available species from the beach include: bonefish, barracuda, jacks and mackerel. For jacks and mackerel try poppers or sinking lines.

     

     

    Pesca Maya runs a fleet of 23 foot, shallow draft “pangas” powered by 50 – 60 hp 4-stroke Yamaha outboards. All 8 boats were completely redone with new gel coat and paint in 2013. The boats are equipped poling platforms and casting decks with optional leaning posts, rod holders, comfortable bucket seats for the anglers, radio and safety equipment including life preservers and first aid kits. These pangas are exceptionally seaworthy and feature higher gunnels, which provide added protection from splash on windy days.

    Pesca Maya boats carry 2 anglers, one guide and one “apprentice guide”. All of the guides speak English, (some better than others) and have years of experience. In fact the core of the guide staff have guided for the lodge since it opened in 1996. The apprentice’s are part of Pesca Maya’s innovative guide training program. Each must participate in the lodge’s “Guide School” (and pass) before spending several years as an apprentice guide. Those who excel ultimately are promoted to Guide. The apprentices are adept at basic guide skills including knot tying and spotting fish and can be a tremendous aid to the anglers, especially when wading.

    Pesca Maya’s rental tackle inventory has also been beefed up with the addition of 8 new top of the line Sage Xi3 rods with Hatch reels spooled with new Rio Bonefish taper flylines. 10 new Shimano spinning rods and reels are also available for spinfishers.

    Pesca Maya offers accommodations in a beautiful 4-bedroom house for up to 8 anglers at a time.  The house is located a few steps from our white sand beach.  Close enough where guests can enjoy the Caribbean breeze and the sound of the waves. The four double occupancy rooms are well appointed and very comfortable, each has air conditioning and a quality Starlink internet connection.  Pesca Maya uses solar panels to provide the electricity.

    The house has a comfortable dining room where Pesca Maya serves a variety of Mexican dishes for dinner.  Breakfasts are also expertly prepared and served in the dinning room. A lunch buffet is set out each morning consisting of a selection of meats, spreads, breads, condiments, fruits and other snacks for anglers to build their own designer lunch.  There is a comfortable sperate sitting area with a sea view where clients are often found enjoying a cold beer after a long day of fishing.

    While first and foremost a fishing lodge, non-anglers will feel welcome at Pesca Maya. Besides miles of world-class beaches to comb, the lodge can arrange a number of ecotours or sightseeing excursions including a boat trip to the Mayan ruins at Tulum.

    Fishing Calendar at Pesca Maya

    JANUARY – MARCH: Bonefishing and permit fishing is excellent. Some tarpon and snook may be taken.

    APRIL – JUNE: Bonefishing and permit fishing remain excellent. The larger migratory tarpon arrive in early April and stay well into November.

    JULY – SEPTEMBER: These are rainy months but winds are usually light, which facilitates seeing and casting to bonefish and permit. There’s a “Little Dry” season in August. Tarpon fishing continues to be very good.

    OCTOBER – DECEMBER: Excellent for all flat species. The rainy season diminishes through October, and November and December are dry months. An excellent time for “Grand Slams”. The migratory tarpon start to move out in late November.

    OUR SERVICES ARE FREE!

    Pesca Maya 2024 Season Rates & Information
    (Rates are subject to change)

    Package Duration

    Double Occupancy

    Single Occupancy

    3 Nights / 2 Days Fishing

    $ 2,401.00 pp

    $ 3,836.00

    4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing

    $ 3,164.00 pp

    $ 5,676.00

    5 Nights / 4 Days Fishing

    $ 3,972.00 pp

    $ 7,039.00

    6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing

    $ 4,690.00 pp

    $ 8,402.00

    7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing

    $ 4,962.00 pp

    $ 8,948.00

    Included: round-trip ground & boat transfer from Cancun Airport to Pesca Maya; lodging in beach front cabana with private bath and air conditioning; three meals a day; flats skiff with native guide daily; use of lodge’s tackle (offshore trips only); use of lodge’s fly tying facility and materials; beverages, table wine, beer, liquor; Sian Ka’an entrance fee.

    Not included: air travel to Cancun; baggage overweight charges; airport departure tax; laundry bills and other items of a personal nature (NOTE: cellular phone service is available at camp for emergency use. Long distance and cellular charges will be added to your final bill); tackle; gratuities for guides (suggested $50 – $58 per boat per day) and kitchen/housekeeping staff (suggested $20 per person per day); fishing license; special transfer costs necessitated by late arriving, early departing or missed flights ($250 per vehicle trip); optional trips to fresh water lagoon and Mayan Ruins (arranged in advance with resident manager).

    Promotional Rates: For reservations from November 1, 2019 – February 28, 2020 (except Christmas season Dec. 18 – Jan. 4), deduct 10% from the rates shown above. For reservations from June 15 – October 31, 2019 deduct 20% from the rates shown above.

  • Playa Blanca Lodge

    For anglers seeking the ultimate in seclusion and a world-class flats fishery, it’s hard to top Playa Blanca on Espiritu Santo Bay.

    Playa Blanca is actually Casa Blanca’s “sister lodge” and is also within the massive Sian Ka’an Biosphere. Guests take the 120 mile […]

  • Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge

    Grand Slam Fly Fishing Lodge is the newest and most luxurious lodge operation on one of the world’s greatest saltwater flats fisheries, the incomparable Ascension Bay. First impressions are pretty unanimous – “wow this place is unbelievable” with over-the-top accommodations. amenities […]

  • Turneffe Island Resort

    Turneffe Island Resort is located on the Caye Bokel, in the southern part of Turneffe Atoll Island Chain. The Turneffe Atoll is located 30 miles off the coast of Belize and the only inhabitants on Caye Bokel are the resorts personnel […]

  • Turneffe Flats Resort

    Turneffe Flats Resort is one of the premier resorts in Belize and is located on the northeast section of the Turneffe Atoll. Turneffe Atoll is one of best destinations to target Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit, where the chance of a “Grand […]

  • Tarpon Cay Lodge

    Southern Belize, and particularly Placencia, has long been known as one of the top hotspots in the world for the elusive permit. While found in good numbers close to the mainland, the real action is found on the ocean flats […]

  • Belize River Lodge

    Belize River Lodge is located on the banks of the Belize River, about 3.5 miles from the mouth. The lodge is secluded in the jungle lined western banks of the river and the location allows anglers access to a wide variety of fishing in the river for large migratory Tarpon, juvenile Tarpon, and Snook as well as flats fishing for Permit, Tarpon, and Bonefish. In addition, Belize River Lodge is located only 15 minutes from the international airport, making it one of the most convenient fishing options in Belize.

    L-R: Beilze River Lodge Permit; Belize River Lodge Tarpon; Belize River Lodge Bonefish

    Belize River Lodge can accommodate a total of 16 guests in a four bedroom “Guest House”, a two bedroom “Cottage”, or a two bedroom “Bungalow”. The accommodations are constructed of native mahogany and surrounded by tropical greenery and exotic flowers. Each room has a ceiling fan and its own bath and hot shower. All rooms have air conditioning. All of the buildings, including the dining room / living area, are within 50 feet of the river. The lodge buildings are decorated in tropical Belizean ambiance and have an appealing old world charm.

    Outstanding seafood and native dishes are served. Owner Mike Heusner, managed the lodge when it was known as Keller’s Caribbean Sports, before purchasing and renaming the property to Belize River Lodge in January 1987. He and his associate, Marguerite Miles, are a very competent management team, Mike as a fishing outfitter and Marguerite as hostess and chef.

    Baby Tarpon caught in the Belize River

    The fishing in the Belize River, and on the nearby saltwater flats, is done from sturdy 18 foot pangas (skiffs) guided by experienced, English-speaking native Belize guides. However, there is a good amount of wading on some of the saltwater flats. The mangrove lined rivers, which at times can teem with spawning tarpon and snook, that are fished from the lodge include: the Belize River, Black Creek, Sibun River, Manatee River, and numerous creeks and lagoons in between.

    Moving into saltwater, the mouth of the Belize River can be a hot spot for big Tarpon. And, the flats among the coastline and nearby cays offer sight fishing for bonefish, permit, tarpon and snook. Other available species include cubera, snapper, jacks, barracuda, grouper and more. Many species of birds and other wildlife such as manatees, howler monkeys, iguanas, turtles, snakes and occasionally crocodiles may be seen while fishing from the lodge.

    Belize River Lodge also offers a remote Outpost Camp on Long Caye and a live aboard vessel as exciting options that extend beyond just staying at the lodge.

    Long Caye – The Outpost camp on Long Caye is situated right in the middle of some of Belize’s most fertile fishing grounds, giving anglers access to productive fishing areas like St. George’s Caye or Miami Beach less than 10 minutes. In fact, the Long Caye area is well known for producing good numbers of Grand Slams (catching a Tarpon, Permit and Bonefish in the same day). The Outpost Camp can accommodate up to 6 anglers in 3-double occupancy rooms and is equipped with a shared bathroom, a full veranda, ceiling fans, generator power, and a private island, only shared with your guides and Belize River Lodge staff.

    Belize River Lodge

    Since the guides do not go home each night, the fishing hours are unlimited. Get up at daybreak, fish, come back for breakfast, fish, snorkel, have lunch. Fish, siesta, have dinner. Then fish until dark or after dark! No TV or telephones, but the vessels are equipped with marine radios.

    This system affords the serious angler the greatest variety of fishing conditions and the opportunity to catch a variety of fish species such as tarpon, snook, bonefish, permit, several types of snapper and grouper, jack, barracuda, shark, mackerel and others.

    Custom Tours – In addition to fishing, Belize is an interesting place for touring. Belize River Lodge offers the following customized personal tours: Maya ruins; caves and waterfalls; horseback riding; bird watching; river trips to see manatees, howler monkeys, iguanas, turtles and sometimes crocodiles; the

    Belize Zoo with all the native animals and snakes of Belize and even a toucan you can pet; San Pedro at Ambergris Caye, the old and new capital of Belize; local villages; wood carvers at work; Tikal in Guatemala and much more. These tours are guided either by members of the Heusner family or by guides selected by the Heusners. Belize River Lodge takes care of all local travel arrangements and accommodations.

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    Belize River Lodge 2024 Rates

    Effective January 1, 2024 – December 31, 2024
    Advertised rates include charges for Belizean Hotel Tax & Sales Tax
    (Rates and TAXES SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

    Package

    Double Occupancy & Shared Guide

    Single Occupancy & Guide

    4 Nights / 3 Days Guided Fishing

    $2,975.00 per person

    $4,250.00 per person

    5 Nights / 4 Days Guided Fishing

    $3,775.00 per person

    $5,425.00 per person

    6 Nights / 5 Days Guided Fishing

    $4,550.00 per person

    $6,550.00 per person

    7 Nights / 6 Days Guided Fishing

    $5,35.00 per person

    $7,695.00 per person

    1/2 Day Fishing (arrival & departure days only)

    priced upon request

    priced upon request

    Rates Include: round trip airport transfers in Belize, meeting & checkout service, accommodations, daily housekeeping, air-conditioning in rooms (at BRL Main Lodge, only), all meals including a box lunch, soda and drinking water, guided fishing, skiff and fuel, hotel taxes and GST.

    Rates Do Not Include: airfare to and from Belize, fishing equipment and tackle, Belize fishing license ($25 per angler per week); alcoholic beverages, tips to guides and staff, Belize Departure Tax (approximately $39.75 US, per person).

    Belize River Lodge is Catch & Release Only. Permit, Bonefish and Tarpon are always released; some Snook, Snapper, Barracuda and Grouper may be kept for the table.

    L-R: Belize River Lodge; Nice Permit; Parrot at Belize River Lodge; Successful Flats Fishing for Permit.

  • Belcampo Lodge

    Belcampo Belize (formerly known as El Pescador Punta Gorda and Machaca Hill Rainforest Canopy Lodge) is a remote and unique eco-tour and fishing lodge in southern Belize. They have deep roots as a fishing lodge, set in some of the most fertile permit fishing […]

  • El Pescador Villas

    The El Pescador Villas are the luxury accommodations at El Pescador Resort on Ambergris Caye, Belize. Eight exotic and well appointed two-story villas are each comprised of 3-bedrooms, 3-bathrooms, a great room, and a verandah. All of the El Pescador Villas have […]

  • El Pescador Resort

    El Pescador Resort on Ambergris Caye in Belize is the oldest and most established fishing lodge in Belize. It’s also one of the premier fly fishing destinations for a “Grand Slam” and one of the only areas where tarpon can […]

  • Crooked Island Lodge

    Crooked Island Lodge has a lot of fishable water close by and it isn’t all just bonefish!  There are extensive systems of interior creek and lagoon areas that have big bonefish, an assortment of snapper, barracuda and small grouper, some permit […]

  • Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge

    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 […]

  • Rickmon Bonefish Lodge

    Rickmon Bonefish Lodge offers fantastic bonefishing on the southern tip of Abaco. Lodge owner Ricardo Burrows has put together an attractive, well situated fishing lodge with access to the expansive flats around Sandy Point, the flats running North and South of […]

  • Tranquility Hill Fishing Lodge

    Tranquility Hill Fishing Lodge is situated on top of a hill, overlooking the Eastern entrance of the North Bight, near Behring Point, Andros Island, Bahamas. Tranquility Hill’s location gives bonefishermen quick access to miles and miles of virgin flats and […]

  • Pete & Gay’s Guest House

    Sandy Point, Abaco, is one of the outstanding bonefishing destinations in the Bahamas. It has all the bases covered: good bahamas fishing guides, large numbers of bonefish (including some very big bonefish) and plenty of wadeable, hard-bottom bonefishing flats. It is […]

  • Peace and Plenty Hotel

    The Peace & Plenty Bonefish Lodge has everything you could want in a first class bonefish lodge; quick access to miles of productive flats, state of the art flats boats, experienced Bahamian guides, outstanding food, American management and a physical […]

  • The Delphi Club

    The Delphi Club at Rolling Harbour is a new luxury bonefishing lodge on Great Abaco Island, close to some of the best bonefishing in the Bahamas. The club overlooks an idyllic beach, with panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean, on the east coast of Great Abaco, about half an hour south of Marsh Harbour. Delphi’s an 8-bedroom lodge, designed in the 18th century colonial plantation house style, with large wrap-around verandahs. The lodge’s 5 private acres elevate the secluded and tranquil lodge more than 50 feet above sea level. The grounds are surrounded by manicured gardens of bougainvillea, frangipani, oleander, hibiscus, ficus and a wide variety of palms. The lodge’s target clients want a beautiful place to stay, with sun, sand & great food, with a particular focus on fly fishermen in search of somewhere special to relax when not out bonefishing on the world-class bonefishing flats of the Marls and Cherokee Sound.

    The west side of Abaco offers anglers top quality bonefishing on productive flats that receive far less fishing pressure than some the better-known islands in the Bahamas. The Delphi Club fishes the Marls on the west side of Abaco and Cherokee Sound, on the east side of the island. The Marls offer over 200 square miles of first-class bonefishing flats and are famous for their numbers of bonefish in the 2 – 3 pound range, occasionally up to 7 lbs. A record fish in the Marls would be 9 pounds. The Marls bonefish are typically aggressive feeders that will charge a fly. Anglers may also get an occasional shot at permit and tarpon while fishing the Marls during the summer. Cherokee Sound offers gorgeous sandy flats with extensive wading opportunities. The bonefish in Cherokee Sound are typically larger than the bonefish in the Marls (3 – 5 lb average, up to 12 lbs), however they can be “spooky” fish and challenging to catch. To access the quality fishing in the Marls and Cherokee Sound, Delphi has purchased four new 16′ Dolphin skiffs that are run by brand-new 40-HP Yamaha engines. Each boat has a removable leaning bar and seats with backrest to ensure that anglers are comfortable during the fishing day. The skiffs are trailered by new Toyota Hi-Lux crew cab pick up trucks 5 minutes to Crossing Rocks, 15 minutes to the Marls and 20 minutes to Cherokee Sound.

    Delphi currently fishes up to four local guides and draws from a pool of talent including: Donnie Lowe, Dana Lower, Robin Albury from Cherokee Sound and Ishy Williams, Tony Russell, Darren Russell and Joe Brodie from Crossing Rocks. The guides are assigned on a rotation basis so you are apt to fish with each of them during a weeks stay.

    The Delphi Club at Rolling Harbour was created in the image of Peter Mantle’s Delphi Lodge in Ireland. The main house of The Delphi Club is luxurious, more so than your typical fishing lodge, and consists of a Great Room, a Library, a gallery and 8 well-appointed bedrooms. The Great Room is the center of the house and features an enormous dining table, a discreet honor bar, comfortable seating, and stunning views through a number of glass doors. The Great Room is decorated with fine antiques and fishing paraphernalia, providing this common area with character and elegant atmosphere. The adjacent library is well stocked with a variety of books and features (with some reluctance) the Delphi’s only TV. Other amenities include an infinity pool, patio with sun loungers, and massage services.

    The Delphi Club has a total of eight bedrooms; six are on the first floor and 2 are on the third floor, along with the gallery that also contains the fly shop. Four bedrooms have an oversized King bed and four bedrooms have twin queen sized beds. Each bedroom is decorated with art work and has a private bathroom with shower, Air-Conditioning, a large closet and chest of drawers, desk and chairs, safe, iron and ironing board, and a private deck. The private decks offer beautiful views and are furnished with a sun lounger and a small teak table with two chairs.

    Delphi is especially well regarded for it’s gourmet meals and extensive wine cellar. Delphi employs a chef from Ireland who has been trained and worked in several Michelin-starred restaurants in Europe. His food is simple, fresh and delicious, making optimal use of local ingredients. Delphi’s exceptional wine list is fairly priced and can be paired with the gourmet evening meal for an excellent dining experience.

    Non-Angling Activities

    Delphi offers a number of options for non-fishers, in addition to relaxing on the club’s private beach or reading a selection from the library with a glass of wine at the pool. Private scuba lessons in the pool; guided dives to spectacular coral reefs; golf in Winding Bay or Treasure Cay (20 or 60 minute drive respectively); guided snorkeling; big game fishing (charter boats based out of Marsh Harbour or Sandy Point); miles of beachcombing along Abaco’s amazing sandy coastline; boat trips to the charming outer islands; massage and beauty treatments by the pool; shopping for local crafts in Marsh Harbour; or guided nature trips to explore the amazing wild life and flora of Abaco.

    The Delphi Club Rates

    October 2023 – July 2024

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    Package

    Double Occupancy

    Single Occupancy

    5 Nights / 4 Days Fishing

    $7,745

    $9,850

    4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing

    $6,090

    $7,760

    3 Nights / 2 Days Fishing

    $4,425

    $5,535

    Rates Include: Accommodations; Guided Fishing; All meals; Transfers Marsh Harbour to Delphi, round-trip; Bahamas Value Added Tax.

    Rates Don’t Include: International Airfare; Beverages (Alcoholic or Non-Alcoholic); Tackle; Lures; Flies; Gratuities; Items of Personal Nature; Bahamas fishing license.

    Delphi Club has a stocked fly shop with the following: Hardy rods, reels, and fly lines, Rio leaders, and tippets, flies, sunscreen and lip protectors, shirts, caps and t-shirts. Peter Mantle’s diverse fly selection includes the classic bonefish patterns, like Charlies, as well as custom patterns like the Delphi Daddy. Flies sell for approximately $5 each.

    (Rates subject to change)

    Delphi Club also has a limited number of rental rods: Hardy fly rods and reels which rent for $20 per day. Otherwise, we recommend that you bring your own tackle suitable for bonefish, barracuda and shark, the most prominent species at Delphi Club. While shots at permit and tarpon are rare, you may want to bring suitable equipment for each, just in case.

  • Water Cay Bonefish Lodge

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    Cape Santa Maria (CSM) Beach Resort, located at the northern tip of Long Island in the Southern Bahamas is famous for its warm hospitality, and spectacular beaches. Over 4 miles of deserted beach, great snorkeling and fishing make Cape Santa Maria […]

  • Mangrove Cay Club

    Mangrove Cay Club is one of our favorite Andros bonefishing lodges in terms of accommodations, management and fishing guides.

    Formerly a large coconut plantation, Mangrove Cay Club is located on a remote waterfront site on the north shore of Mangrove Cay, on the Middle Bight of Andros Island, Bahamas. This relatively new fishing lodge ushers in a new era of comfort for the visiting angler. Well-appointed cottages, all with breathtaking ocean views, complemented by a large inviting clubhouse that features a Sportsman’s Lounge and an equally impressive dinning room, highlight the complex.

    More importantly still, this location was strategically chosen for access to mile upon mile of prime bonefish water without ever having to trailer a boat or ride in the open ocean. Mangrove Cay Club is literally located within minutes of the some of the Bahamas’ best bonefishing flats and sits poised to take advantage of the whole of the North and Middle Bights of Andros island and the famous West Side, and has channel access to the South Bight.

    Andros Island is generally considered one of the world’s premier destinations for bonefishing. Notably, when Lefty Kreh, a widely respected angling authority, was asked how he might choose to spend his last fishing day, he replied that it would be stalking the big bonefish of Andros Island. Mangrove Cay is at the epicenter of this fabled fishery. The flats there are immense and offer exceptional visibility, and are usually covered with foraging bonefish.

    The fishing around Mangrove Cay Club is legendary for its health and diversity. There are countless tidal creeks, islands and mangrove systems, meaning that guides can usually pick and choose the type of fishing. Whether the angler is partial to casting at schools of bonefish from the boat or stalking huge singles on foot, Mangrove Cay Club guides can usually accommodate. Because of the unique coastal design, the guides can also often find leeward flats in most conditions.

    Guests fishing out of Mangrove Cay Club have access to the flats of Andros’ Middle and South Bights and its legendary west side. This is a very large and diverse fishery. The typical bonefish at Mangrove Cay are between 3 and 5 pounds. However, chances at 6-10 pounders are common and fish up to 14 pounds can be seen on the west side of the island. Other flats might offer smaller bonefish in schools of a thousand or more.

    The flats around Mangrove Cay are also home to barracuda, jacks, and various species of shark. Tarpon sightings are not common but a lucky few will have shots at them rolling in the deeper channels between flats.

    Owners/managers Liz Bain with her husband Alton, have succeeded in the difficult task of hiring and training a team of exceptional, local fly fishing guides. The Bains attend to all other lodge details as well and will go to great lengths to insure that each Mangrove Cay Club experience is pleasurable and memorable.

    The lodge itself consists of a main lodge with kitchen and dining room, and four cottages, each containing two guest suites. The main lodge opens out on to a large verandah overlooking Middle Bight, followed by a few steps down to the attractive wooden dock, where Mangrove Cay guides pick up guests each morning and dropped them off in the afternoon. Many guests enjoy spending the evenings under the verandah with a few drinks discussing the days fishing.

    Each guest suite accommodates two anglers in two queen-sized beds. Liz and Alton wanted to make sure that each guest had plenty of space, privacy and minimal intrusion from neighbors. To accomplish this, each of Mangroves’ spacious cottages are divided into two suites by a thick soundproof wall, and separated from the other cottages by a screen of natural vegetation.

    The eight suites accommodate a maximum of sixteen guests, which is a comfortable number to ensure high quality of service. The rooms are cleaned daily and stocked with drinking water, fresh ice, towels and glasses. Each guest cottage also has its own hot water system, so the high-pressure showers are never rushed.

    On the outside wall of each suite is an extensive rod rack, a bucket for cleaning reels and a freshwater hose for washing rods and all other equipment each day – essentials for the harsh saltwater environment of the Bahamas. The entrance to each cottage leads to the sitting room, which is furnished with sofa, chairs and some small tables. An ideal area for laying out tackle and equipment and offers a place to go if your roommate is asleep. To one side of the sitting room is the bathroom with a very large walk-in shower and lots of shelf and hanging space. Each bathroom has plenty of towels, two waffle-weave robes, a hairdryer, electrical outlet (electricity is standard US 110 volt), as well as a full range of bathroom products. To the other side, through double sliding doors, is a spacious bedroom with two comfortable queen-sized beds.

    The layout of Mangrove Cay’s accommodations allows an early rising angler, to work with their fishing gear in the sitting room or have an early shower without waking up his companion. Likewise, one guest can take a nap in peace before dinner while the other has another room to do what they wish.

    Chef Iyke’s daily meals are another of Mangrove Cay Club’s achievements. Breakfasts consist of fresh fruits, coffees and pastries as well as eggs, bacon, grits and sausage. Dinners focus on fresh seafood; local fishermen stop at the Mangrove Cay Club dock each day while Iyke selects their freshest catches. His evening meals often include lobster, grouper, snapper, conch and even stone crab. Iyke is also quite popular for his deserts. Hors d’eouvres are served daily at the bar during cocktail hour.

    Anglers prepare their own lunches each day from an extensive sandwich bar. From time to time the kitchen will pre-pack a lunch such as fried chicken and salad. In either case, lunches are packed in a cooler and eaten on the water.

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    Mangrove Cay Club 2023 -2024 Fishing Rates*

    Package DescriptionDouble OccupancySingle Occupancy
    7 Nights/6 Days Fishing$7,400$11,100
    6 Nights/5 Days Fishing$6,600$9,900
    5 Nights/4 Days Fishing$5,900$8,850
    4 Nights/3 Days Fishing$4,900$7,350
    3 Nights/2 Days Fishing$3,700$5,550

    *subject to change

     

     

    Included in the rate: transportation from Mangrove Cay airport to Mangrove Cay Club, round-trip; accommodations as described; daily guided fishing as described; all meals; refreshments onboard the boat, soft drinks, Bahamian Beer, House Wines, and Bar Liquors.

    Not included and/or additional charges at Mangrove Cay Club: air travel to Mangrove Cay airport; upgraded wines and premium brand liquors; tackle, lures, flies; personal items; gratuities; VAT. 

    – No guided fishing on designated arrival or departure days (Saturdays)
    – No half day fishing rate available
    – 5 Night / 4 Day fishing: minimum package available (specific dates – please inquire if interested).
    – 4 Night / 3 Day fishing available only during low season (subject to change).
    – Guide assignment based on a weekly rotation.

  • North Andros Fly Fishing

    Phillip Rolle’s North Andros Fly Fishing is an intimate operation, giving 4 – 6 anglers direct access to the famous bonefishing found on the Joulter Cays. The Joulters are a collection of around 50 small islands, spread out over a 125 mile […]

  • Kamalame Cay

    Experience “ALL INCLUSIVE” world-class accommodations and exceptional service on a private cay while fishing pristine Bahamas bonefish flats, diving the warm, azure Caribbean Sea, or relaxing on your villa’s private verandah.

    The remote north and northwest Andros Island flats and the […]

  • Deep Water Cay Club

    Deep Water Cay Club (DWCC), located on Grand Bahama Island, is hard to beat for consistently productive bonefishing, top Bahamas’ guides, state-of-the-art bonefish skiffs, outstanding facilities and management, all within close proximity to the USA. A good thing just got better. […]

  • East End Lodge

    East End Lodge, as the name suggests, is located at the East End of Grand Bahama Island. The lodge’s location allows guests access to the famous 250 square miles of bonefishing habitat pioneered by Deep Water Cay Club. The proximity to excellent bonefishing, the experienced guide roster, and the lodge’s focus on providing access to excellent fishing with quality accommodations at an affordable rate makes East End Lodge a top choice for any angler considering a fishing trip to Grand Bahama.

    The East End of Grand Bahama offers extraordinary fishing opportunities partly due to a few key physical features. First, the island is surrounded by deep water. This close proximity to deep water gives big bonefish a sense of security on the flats, floods the flats with cool, oxygenated water twice daily, and allows for some of the best Permit fishing in the Bahamas (seasonally). Second, there are five bights that run diagonally (Southwest to Northeast) through the east end. Like the bights of Andros, this creates a complex flats system with variable tides, depending on where you’re fishing. Smaller than the bights of Andros, you can motor through the East End’s bights in 20 minutes to get to the outside. It’s almost always possible to find optimal tidal conditions – fishing medium to low tides all day.

    East End Lodge is within an hour’s boat ride of over 250 square miles of bonefish flats, with plenty of wadable hard-packed, white sand flats and are ideal for spotting fish and comfortable to wade. The average fish is between 3 – 5 pounds, but fish in the 7 – 10 pound range are a daily possibility, and fish up to 14 pounds have been landed. In addition to bonefish, there are good numbers of barracuda and sharks on the flats and snapper, jacks, and sometimes tarpon (not common) in the deeper cuts. There are also permit fishing “hot spots” further afield, like Moores Island and Burrows Cay. Anglers should note that permit fishing in the Bahamas is unpredictable, but the areas around East End Lodge are known for producing permit in the 28 – 30 pound range, and fish over 45 pounds have been landed.

    East End Lodge is staffed by a roster of veteran local guides: Cecil, Simeon, Howard, Willis and Walter, each of whom have a minimum of 18 years experience guiding bonefishermen in this area. The guides work on a rotational basis and you may fish with a different guide each day. The fishing day is generally from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM but the East End Lodge guides fish longer days if requested. However, for safety reasons all boats must be back at the dock well before dark.

    East End Lodge was completely rebuilt in 2021 after Hurricane Dorian, and is comprised of three buildings. There are six (6) single occupancy rooms and four (4) double occupancy rooms, available on a first come first served basis. The main lodge is comprised of modest sitting area, full dining accommodations and a well-stocked bar. Each building is well-designed and air conditioned.  All cottages have large decks with views of the crushed coral courtyard and its massive fire pit, the marina, tiki huts, the ocean, and the docks. There is even a high-def flat screen television available in the lodge with DIRECTV service so that guest can take in games or watch other important programming.  

    The bonefish skiffs are easily accessed from floating docks a mere 60 feet from your room.

    East End Lodge has seven specially designed 16-ft Dolphin Super Skiffs with 85-hp Yamaha engines. Each boat has a casting deck with removable leaning post, center console steering behind two comfortable bucket seats for anglers, poling platform and a cooler for lunches and cold drinks. All boats are double hulled, self-bailing and unsinkable and each has a cell phone and radio for communication with the Lodge’s base station and with one another at all times.

     East End Lodge also operates a 23 ft. Mako for reef or “offshore” fishing where the reef on the Southside of the island drops off. Weather permitting, anglers looking for a break from flats fishing can target snapper, shark, barracuda, mahi, and wahoo. East End Lodge is one of the few lodges in the Bahamas that offers an “offshore” option. 

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    East End Lodge

    2023 - 2024 RATES
    (SUBJECT TO CHANGE)

     PackageShared Room / BoatSingle Room / Shared BoatSingle Room / Boat
    7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing $6,535 pp $7,225 pp$11,755 pp
    6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing $5,595 pp $6,195 pp$10,075 pp
    5 Nights / Days Fishing $4,675 pp  $5,155 pp$8,395 pp
    4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing $3,725 pp $4,125 pp$6,705 pp
    3 Nights / 2 Days Fishing $2,795 pp $3,095 pp$5,035 pp

    Included: roundtrip airport transfers Freeport/East End Lodge, guided fishing based on two anglers per boat / guide; accommodations based as described above; breakfast, picnic lunch with purified or bottled water; dinners with complimentary wine, optional use of lodge’s rods and reels (Loomis rods and Hatch reels or Shimano spinning gear); Bahamas Value Added Tax (VAT).

    Not Included: Guide & staff gratuities; flies, lures, terminal tackle and accessories (some items available for purchase at the lodge); Use of the Mako; Alcoholic beverages (other than wine with dinner); soda, juices or beer or candy bars to take aboard the boat or at the lodge; laundry service (nominal charge); Bahamas fishing license.

  • Grey’s Point Inn

    Click here to read John Fraizer’s article about his trip to Grey’s Point, “Thinking Outside the Boat” from the November / December 2013 issue of Fly Fishing in Salt Waters.

    Grey’s Point Bonefish Inn on Acklins Island is one of our favorite […]

  • Grand Bahama Bonefishing

    Grand Bahama Bonefishing is a new name with old faces in the bonefishing world. The Pinder brothers are seasoned guides with many years of experience and value your friendship and promise to give you an exceptional day on the water.

    The North Shore of Grand […]

  • H2O Bonefishing

    H2O Bonefishing combines productive, uncrowded bonefishing on Grand Bahama with high-end accommodations, amenities, beaches, shops and restaurants, making it a good fit for couples and families.

    Grand Bahama enjoys some of the most expansive flats in the northern Bahamas; they extend 25 miles […]

  • Bair’s Lodge

    Bair’s Lodge, located on South Andros Island, is considered by many well-traveled anglers to be the best small bonefishing lodge in the Bahamas. Bair’s reputation is built on years of offering bonefisherman access to a variety of high quality bonefish environs and consistently providing superior accommodations and service, as well as fresh, gourmet meals. This high level of service and quality bonefishing is assured by Bair’s limiting the number of guests staying at the lodge to 12 at any one time. This also means that space is limited and since repeat guests generally make their reservations a year in advance, it pays to make your reservations early.

    Bonefishing the Flats at Bair's Lodge, Courtesy of Marcos Furer; Bair's Lodge and Bonefishing Skiff, Courtesy of Marcos Furer; Nice South Andros Bonefish, Courtesy of Rusty Chinnis

    Bair’s location on South Andros (also known as “The Bonefish Capital of the Word”) allows bonefisherman to fish all of South Andros within a ten minute to one-hour boat ride. Since the lodge is ideally situated between Kemps Bay and Mars Bay (the southern most settlement on the island) anglers can reach the expansive, firm bottomed flats of South Andros, which are some of the largest and most varied in the world. These wadable flats have excellent numbers of 3 -5 pound bonefish and are famous for the huge schools, sometimes with hundreds of bonefish in each school, that are found on the flats. The sizes of the schools are amazing sights for experienced and beginning anglers alike. Bigger bonefish in the 7 – 10+ lb range also frequent the flats in single and doubles.

    Bair's Angler releasing a nice South Andros Bonefish, Courtesy of Marcos Furer

    In addition to the famous southern flats, there are a number of varied fishing opportunities on South Andros to keep anglers fishing new areas on a daily basis, including the many creeks (though called creeks, they are really more like giant, meandering flats systems cutting through the heart of the island), South Bight, and the West Side.

    Deep Creek is just a ten-minute boat ride north of the lodge and Little Creek is approximately 10 minutes to the south. These creeks harbor good numbers of bonefish and some truly big fish (Big Creek has produced 15 pounders). The bonefish in Deep Creek are generally warier, and larger. The potential for world records in either creek is real.

    Grassy Creek is further south, a 40 minute boat ride from the Lodge, or if the weather is up, Bair’s Lodge will transfer guests 15 minutes by car to a boat launch in Mars Bay where the guides meet them for the final 10 minutes into Dodem Creek (the northern arm of Grassy Creek). Grassy Creek is known for large numbers of unsophisticated fish.

    'AverageThe South West Cays were previously almost unreachable, requiring a 2-hour open water boat ride from the lodge, around Cistern Point at the southern tip of the island, to reach these remote bonefishing flats. The South Andros bonefishing guides discovered that they could reach the flats of South West Andros in about 45 minutes if they traversed Little Creek to the Westside. From there, angler’s will either head south towards the Grassy Cays or head north to fish uncharted flats extending up to Miller Creek and South Bight. If the tides are right, it’s possible to fish the protected waters of Little Creek on the way to the Southwest Andros. With some of the least fished flats in the Bahamas and access to the fabled West side of the island, Bair’s represents the best in sight fishing for Bahamas bonefish.

    There are lots of ‘cudas on the flats, many of them over 15 pounds. Pack an extra rod rigged and ready to go for these fish. There are also mutton snapper and reports of permit out on the ocean flats. In addition to flats fishing, there is untapped blue water fishing for Wahoo, Tuna, Dorado, (Seasonal Billfish), Snapper, Barracuda and Grouper just a few miles from the beach in front of the lodge in the Tongue of the Ocean.

    The view from Bair's Lodge, Courtesy of Marcos Furer

    Bair’s Lodge itself is an attractive and comfortable guesthouse, situated on the beach, 65 feet from the ocean. Bair’s was converted into a bonefishing lodge from the residence of Stanley and Andy Bair and later ambitiously refurbished and renovated by Nervous Waters. These renovations allowed Bair’s to keep the original friendly and homey vibe of the guesthouse, but also provide to a first-class experience to satisfy even the most discerning of angler.

    The lodge accommodates up to 12 guests in 6 air-conditioned rooms. All of the bedrooms are light and airy, with terracotta tiled floors, 100% white cotton sheets as well as tropical-weight down comforters and plenty of down pillows. They are fully air-conditioned, with lots of storage space, electricity outlets to recharge your personal electronics, and private bathrooms equipped with showers with pressurized hot water 24 hours a day, lots of white towels, robes, and other amenities.

    On the main floor, there’s a self-service bar, 42″ satellite television and receives the major channels (please be aware that TV reception in the Bahamas can be unreliable), the kitchen, dining room, guest office (with internet access), gift and tackle shop, fly tying area, and the large, comfortable, air-conditioned common area. Most of the back doors open onto a long covered porch, however the double doors in the dining area open to beautiful covered verandah facing the ocean, with comfortable benches and tables to sip coffee in the morning or cocktails in the evening. The prevailing Southeast wind and verandah ceiling fans ensure there is always a breeze, so you can usually enjoy evenings outdoors without insects.

    Our clients consistently rate the food at Bair’s “excellent”. Meals are prepared by a trained chef, who artfully melds traditional Bahamian flavors/dishes with modern cuisine to create a light and flavorful menu. The menu is filled with dishes like snapper with Mango salsa and barbequed beef or local favorites like cracked conch and Grouper fingers.

    Luxury Accommodations at Bair's Lodge, Courtesy of Marcos Furer

    Bair’s Lodge has an excellent and experienced team of local “house” guides. The guides are professional, hard working, personable, and flat know the water (they’re commercial fishermen for lobster and conch in the off season). Fisherman at Bair’s will get a chance to fish with each of the guides during a standard week’s fishing – it’s Bair’s policy to rotate guides, giving each angler the opportunity to experience a fresh approach and new smile each day or every other day. In addition to be being great guides, they’re skilled boatmen and excel at navigating Bair’s fleet of new, State-of-the-Art Maverick Mirage skiffs through the creeks and to the flats of South Andros.

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    Bair’s Lodge 2024 Rates

    ( Effective January 2024 – June 2024 )

    Nights/Days

    Double Occupancy

    Single Occupancy

    3/2

    $4,275.00 pp

    $7,781.25 pp

    4/3

    $5,650.00 pp

    $9,887.50 pp

    5/4

    $6,750.00 pp

    $11,812.50 pp

    6/5

    $7,350.00 pp

    $12,862.50 pp

    7/6

    $7,950.00 pp

    $13,912.50 pp

    Angler Adventures maintains close contact with Bair’s Lodge and maintains an up to date space sheet.  For current availability, please email info@angleradventures.com or call 800-628-1447.

    Included: transportation from Congo Town airport to the lodge, round-trip; double occupancy room; all meals; refreshments onboard the boat; beer and soft drinks and liquor at the lodge; wine with dinner and a boat and guide for each two anglers, daily; Bahamas Fishing License.

    Not included: Air travel to Congo Town; tackle, lures, flies, personal items and gratuities; Bahamas Value Added Tax.

    A 50% deposit is necessary to confirm a reservation. Final payment is due 130 days prior to arrival.

    Additional charges can be paid at the lodge in cash. Bair’s Lodge does not accept credit cards or Traveler’s Checks.

    Some Color at Bair's, Courtesy of Marcos Furer; Bonefishing Gear ready for a day of Flats Fishing South Andros, Courtesy of Rusty Chinnis; Relaxing after a day of Bonefishing, Courtesy of Marcos Furer

  • Abaco Lodge

    NOTICE:  Abaco Lodge reopened in April 2023 after sustaining severe damage during Hurricane Dorian in September 2019.  We’re excited to have this wonderful property back in operation after more than 3 years!  We’ll continue to update this page as we continue to get great reports. 

    The “Marls of Abaco” is a vast expanse of prime, wilderness bonefish habitat, situated along the western shore of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. This little fished area spans some 300 square miles: 30 miles north – south and about 10 miles off the west coast of Abaco. The Marls have long been known by well-traveled bonefishermen as one of the most unique and productive fisheries in the Bahamas.

    Abaco Island is one of the larger and more developed Islands in the 700 mile long Bahamian chain, but its development is principally along the eastern shore with white sand beaches and easy access to deep water. Much of the land mass along the western shore drops off to swampy wetlands, referred to as the “The Marls”. Comprised of hundreds of square miles of mangroves, creeks, cuts and flats, navigable only by shallow draft flats skiffs, the Marls remain an undeveloped wilderness and ideal Bonefish habitat.

    Unlike some of the less developed islands in the Bahamas, Abaco has the third largest airport in the Bahamas (Marsh Harbour). Good numbers of direct flights from the U.S. makes traveling relatively easy and the lodge is an easy 15-minute drive from the airport.

    The greatest advantage of Abaco Lodge is its location, literally on the flats. Anglers walk a short distance from their rooms to the dock, hop in a skiff, and can be fishing prime flats within 5 – 10 minutes.

    Another attractive feature is that Abaco Lodge provides single rooms for the majority of their guests at no additional cost.  Each room is spacious and well appointed with a private bath.

    The lodge has 7 rooms to accommodate 8 anglers per week. There are 6 single rooms set up for single occupancy and 1 rooms set up for double occupancy. The single occupancy rooms are available on a first come first serve basis.

    The lodge owns a fleet of state of the art Hells Bay Flats Skiffs that get you to the fish quickly and efficiently. They are also stealthy boats and navigate the shallow waters of the Marls beautifully.

    Experienced guides are not in short supply on Abaco and Abaco Lodge has developed loyalty from some of the best on the island.

    There is one additional ingredient that contributes greatly to the success of Abaco Lodge … management. Nervous Waters has always taken pride in finding the right managers for each of their destinations.

    Marsh Harbour has a good supply chain, so if anything is needed, it’s generally there by the end of the day.

    Despite all these other accolades, it is the fishing that really sets Abaco Lodge apart. The marls offers some of the most productive bonefishing in the Bahamas for 2 – 7 pound bonefish. The lodge compliments its “home” waters (the marls) with trailering options on the east side of Abaco, where the fish are larger and the wading more prevalent. With drives of 15 – 40 minutes guests can be fishing the east side of Abaco from Cherokee Sound to Treasure Cay. Here anglers will find 5 – 10 pound bonefish in good numbers, whether fishing from a skiff or wading hard sand flats a couple of hours either side of low tide.

    The bonefish move into the Marls on the rising tide looking for food, and the drill is to follow them in, and when the tide starts to drop, follow them back out. Some of these interior flats are wadable, but as the term “marl” implies, many of the interior flats are too soft for comfortable wading, so are fished from the skiff. The outer edges of the Marls are typically firm, and the guides may target tailing fish on these wadable flats during the lower stages of the tide. From time to time, Tarpon may be encountered on some of the deeper flats.

    Abaco Lodge has been best publicized by an ESPN series entitled, Pirates of the Flats, which first aired in January 2010. Angler celebrities Lefty Kreh, Yvon Chouinard, Michael Keaton, Tom Brokaw, Thomas McGuane and Bill Kline were invited to Abaco Lodge to film the series and ESPN captured on film the beauty and productivity of this unique fishery. Viewers may recall many scenes with these celebrities seated at the outdoor dining area or sitting around the fire pit at night, recounting the events of the day. These images solidified what those in the industry already knew. Abaco Lodge is an alluring location to immerse yourself in the sport of bonefishing with a fly.

    Packages of any duration are available. Below rates are based on single occupancy accommodations and fishing 2 anglers per boat and guide. Single fishing rates are available on request.

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    Abaco Lodge 2023-2024 Rates

    (subject to change)

     October – December 2023January – June 2024
    7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing$7,550 per person$7,950 per person
    6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing$6,995 per person$7,350 per person
     5 Nights / 4 Days Fishing$6,450 per person$6,750 per person
    4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing$5,350 per person$5,650 per person
    3 Nights / 2 Days Fishing$4,050 per person$4,750 per person

    Included in the rate: transportation from Marsh Harbour airport to the lodge, round-trip; single or double occupancy room (first come first serve); all meals; refreshments onboard the boat; beer and soft drinks and liquor at the lodge; wine with dinner and a boat and guide for each two anglers, daily; Bahamas Fishing License.

    Not included and/or additional charges would include: air travel to Marsh Harbour; Bahamas Value Added Tax (Effective January 1, 2015); tackle, lures, and flies; personal items; gratuities; single angler surcharge.

    A 50% deposit is necessary to confirm a reservation. Final payment is due 95 days prior to arrival.

  • Andros South

    Andros South of South Andros, Bahamas, is located 15 minutes from the South Andros Airport in the southern section of the island and is a short distance from some of the finest bonefishing in the Bahamas. Andros South has access to […]