• 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

    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


    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.

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  • 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 […]

  • Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge

    Click here for an update on the South Andros fishing.

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Water Cay Bonefish Lodge

    Water Cay Bonefish Lodge is ideally located just east of the Horn off Grand Bahamas North Shore. The lodge is situated on the southern shore of Water Cay, a small island 3-miles north of mainland Grand Bahama. Water Cay is a […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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. 


    East End Lodge

    2022 - 2023 RATES

     PackageDouble OccupancySingle Occupancy
    7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing $5,935per person $6,565 per person
    6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing $5,085 per person $5,625 per person
    5 Nights / Days Fishing $4,235 per person $4,685 per person
    4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing $3,385 per person $3,745 per person
    3 Nights / 2 Days Fishing $2,540 per person $2,810 per person

    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.

  • 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. […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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, […]

  • Cape Santa Maria

    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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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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    Contact us for Seasonal Discounts, Special Offers or Promotional Pricing

    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 […]