SEASON: October – mid-July
DURATION: 3-7 Nights
GROUP SIZE: 2-8 Guests
Abaco Lodge (Great Abaco Island) is the only fly-fishing operation located on the famed Marls. Guests of Abaco Lodge have access to a vast labyrinth of flats and mangroves made famous by the massive numbers of Bonefish found in numbers like nowhere else in the Bahamas.
At Abaco Lodge (Great Abaco Island) you will get more than your fair share of shots at Bonefish. If you bring your A-game you could easily score 20 or 30 fish per day. The fishing area spans 200 square miles of flats and you run to your fishing spot directly from the lodge. This means more time fishing.
Push back from the breakfast table and walk to the dock, where the island’s most knowledgeable guides and our fleet of Hell’s Bay flats skiffs greet you.
Fishing at Abaco Lodge (Great Abaco Island)
From Abaco Lodge’s central location, guests will have the option to fish both north & south of the lodge. Head south to Cross Harbour and then north to the west side of Treasure Cay – the entire span teeming with Bonefish. A 20-minute skiff run due west will get you within striking distance of the Marl’s outer, ocean-side edge.
The average Bonefish on the Marls runs between 2 and 4 pounds. Larger fish in the 5 to 8-pound range, are also regularly encountered, but they are a little trickier to entice on the fly. Guests will sporadically get shots at both Permit and juvenile tarpon and if you are keen to change it up, switch out to chase Barracuda, Jack Crevalle and the Shark species also call the Marls home.
All fishing in the Marls is done from Hell’s Bay flats skiffs and in certain locations wading becomes a possibility. Boat time from the dock at Abaco Lodge to the flats varies between 10 & 45 minutes. All the fishing skiffs come with padded seats, backrests, line mats and lean bars on the bow. They’re also equipped with first aid kits and an emergency satellite phone.
In addition to wonderful flats, Abaco Lodge can offer has incredible blue water fishing. Although there is an additional charge for these blue water sessions.
Accommodation at Abaco Lodge (Great Abaco Island)
Abaco Lodge is currently under construction following Hurricane Dorian.
Getting to Abaco Lodge (Great Abaco Island)
To reach Abaco Lodge guests can take the short hop from Florida to Grand Bahama Island. Flights land at Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH) on Great Abaco Island. We will arrange a shuttle to take you Abaco Lodge.
Abaco Lodge is the sole bonefishing resort in the Marls, on the island’s western edge.
Here is a sample schedule of the daily program:
- 6:30 am Coffee ready at the buffet table
- 7:00 am Breakfast
- 8:00 am Depart dock (Lunch is taken on the boats)
- 4:00 pm Return to lodge
- 4:00 pm onwards is Cocktail hour
- 5:30 pm Appetizers
- 7:00 pm Dinner is served
7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing POA
6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing POA
5 Nights / 4 Days Fishing POA
4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing POA
3 Nights / 2 Days Fishing POA
Lodging, meals, open bar, guided fishing, fishing license, transportation between Abaco Lodge and Marsh Harbour Airport and loaner fishing equipment (rods, reels and lines)
Transportation to South Andros, flies, gratuities and government taxes
Full day fishing on arrival and departure: $795 per boat (1 or 2 anglers) + government taxes
- Nonanglers: $550 a night + government taxes
- Payment terms: 50% deposit to guarantee the booking. Balance 60 days prior to departure.
- Single room and boat: 60% surcharge
You will need a valid passport, 2 pages and a copy of your return ticket to enter the Bahamas. No visa is required for US, Canadian and UK passengers. Have a different passport?
The government of The Bahamas requires proof of yellow fever vaccination only if you are arriving from a country with a risk of yellow fever. This does not include the US. If you are traveling from a country other than the US, check this list to see if you may be required to get the yellow fever vaccine: Countries with risk of yellow fever virus (YFV) transmission.