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Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge

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Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge in Southern Andros is a little-known getaway that combines exceptional Bonefishing with homey Bahamian charm. The surrounding waters are home to remote Bonefish flats that span the southern tip of the island, featuring dense populations of unpressured fish. The cozy lodge features comfortable accommodations, excellent regional cuisine, and a hard-working, congenial staff of local Bahamians.


Who It’s For

  • Bonefish Anglers
  • Fishing-oriented groups/families

 

When To Go

Southern Andros provides excellent Bonefishing opportunities year-round. Typically the most consistent Bonefishing falls in the spring and summer months, from March through September.


Weather in this subtropical climate is relatively stable throughout the year, with average highs around 85 degrees F. The warmer months, June through August, often bring more frequent rains. The cooler season falls from December through February and tends to have less rain, but cold fronts become a risk.


Bonefish

The primary quarry of anglers traveling to Pleasant Bay is the Bonefish. Known as the Silver Ghost, these spectacular fly rod targets feed in droves, with schools able to contain hundreds of fish. Averaging 3-5 pounds in weight, the Bonefish of southern Andros are often spotted tailing on the white sand bottom. It’s also common to see cruising fish north of 5 pounds, with a double-digit specimen being quite attainable.


Other Species

Although the southern tip of Andros is primarily a bonefish playground, anglers can encounter various other species while exploring the many flats of the area. Among them are toothy Barracuda, Jack Crevalles, and various Snapper species.


Boats

The guides at Pleasant Bay use Rahming flats skiffs with poling platforms. These seaworthy skiffs feature rod storage and spacious casting platforms.


Equipment

A range of rod sizes with matched reels will be necessary for a week at Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge. We recommend bringing 3 rods: a 6/7wt for Bonefish, an 8wt all-purpose, and a 9-10wt for Barracuda. Your guides will help you rig appropriately for the day’s fishing. We recommend adhering to the packing and equipment lists provided by Trident.

 

Day 1: From Home to Nassau

A weeklong trip at Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge typically runs from Saturday to Saturday, with an additional travel day on each end. Getting to the lodge begins with a Friday flight to Nassau, Bahamas (NAS), where you will typically spend one night in a hotel.


Day 2: From Nassau to Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge

The following morning, you will board your 30-minute flight from Nassau to Congo Town, Bahamas (TZN), where a Pleasant Bay representative will drive you about 45 minutes to the Lodge.


Days 3 - 8: The Fishing Days

Fishing days start with a full breakfast before heading out with your guide for the day. Lunch is typically served on the water, allowing you to rejuvenate and rehydrate. Following an afternoon fishing session, you’ll return to the lodge to unwind and enjoy a delicious meal typically consisting of fresh seafood and regional cuisine. After dinner, feel free to enjoy cocktails and stories on the deck, relax by the water, or retire early.


Day 9: From Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge to Nassau

After your week of fishing, enjoy breakfast on Saturday morning before a Pleasant Bay representative drives you about 45 minutes to the airport in Congo Town, Bahamas (TZN), where you’ll board your flight back to Nassau, Bahamas (NAS). Once you’ve arrived in Nassau, you will typically spend one night in a hotel.


Day 10: From Nassau to Home

On Sunday morning, you’ll board your flight from Nassau back to your home destination.

 

Accommodations

The lodging accommodations at Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge are homey, charming, and authentically Bahamian. The lodge features two guest villas, each offering air-conditioned rooms. The larger of the two villas contains two double occupancy rooms and two single occupancy rooms with two full bathrooms. The smaller guest villa has one double-occupancy room with a private bath. 


The air-conditioned main lodge building contains the dining room, the living room with a satellite TV, and the bar. The property overlooks the ‘home flat’ and the enchanting Caribbean Sea.


Food

The fantastic kitchen staff at Pleasant Bay prepares hearty, delicious meals featuring locally sourced ingredients with a Bahamian flare. Hearty Breakfasts are served in the dining room each morning and typically include fresh coffee/tea, fresh fruit, eggs, and home-baked pastries. Your guide packs cooler lunches daily, allowing you to eat on the water. Dinners are delicious, typically featuring fresh-caught seafood, meat, and regional dishes with homemade desserts. The casual bar is open each evening for sharing cold beverages and fish stories.


Connectivity

Complimentary WiFi is available in the main lodge building. Although it is generally a reliable service, it can be affected by adverse weather conditions. Depending on your service plan, cell service may be available at the lodge.

 

2024 Fishing Packages

Trident Travel’s expert planning service is free of charge. The rates below are the same as you would pay by booking directly with the lodge. 

Rates are subject to change at any time. Contact us for the most current pricing.

 

Double Occupancy/Shared Boat (Per Person)

4 Nights / 3 Days = $3,000

5 Nights / 4 Days = $3,500

6 Nights / 5 Days = $4,100

7 Nights / 6 Days = $4,800

 


Private Room/Shared Boat (Per Person)

4 Nights / 3 Days = $3,600

5 Nights / 4 Days = $4,400

6 Nights / 5 Days = $5,000

7 Nights / 6 Days = $6,000

 

What's Included:

  • Lodging at Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge
  • All meals at Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge
  • Guided fishing
  • Round-trip airport transfers (TZN)
  • Transfers to/from boat ramps for guided fishing
  • Alcoholic Beverages

What's Not Included:

  • Airfare to and from Congo Town
  • Lodging, meals, and hotel transfers in Nassau
  • Fishing license
  • Gratuities for the guides
  • Gratuities for the lodge staff
  • All fishing equipment
  • Government taxes and fees

 

What skill level is required for this trip?

Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge can cater to beginner, intermediate, and advanced anglers. No previous flats fishing experience is required for this trip, although we always recommend practicing your casting before a saltwater trip to get the most out of your experience.


What should I do to prepare for a week of fly fishing in The Bahamas?

Most importantly, you should practice casting in windy conditions. As with any saltwater trip, wind can be a major factor in The Bahamas. Also, purchasing the right gear, tackle, and clothing is important - use our recommended packing lists. You should think about your goals for the trip, so you can relay that to your guides. And lastly, figure out your travel logistics well in advance.


Is Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge Family Friendly?

Pleasant Bay Bonefish Lodge is best suited for solo anglers or fishing-oriented groups. Due to the remoteness of the lodge, there isn’t much else to do here other than fish.


How many other anglers will be there?

The lodge has a capacity of 8 anglers, making this a very intimate lodging and angling experience. On the flats, you will feel like you are in the middle of nowhere - because you are!


Is the water safe to drink?

Yes, purified drinking water is always available at the lodge.


How does money work in The Bahamas?

The Bahamian Dollar (BSD) is pegged to the US Dollar (USD), making them interchangeable. US Dollars are accepted everywhere, but change will be given in Bahamian dollars. Please bring enough cash to cover gratuities, departure tax, & incidentals.


Do the guides speak English?

Yes, all the guides at Pleasant Bay are fluent in English, which is their official language. Many guides also speak Bahamian Creole as well.


Do I need travel insurance?

We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance to protect your investment. We recommend Travel Guard, a well-established insurance company that offers excellent, affordable policies designed for angling travel.

 

What happens if I'm injured or have an emergency requiring evacuation?

Every situation is different when medical and security emergencies happen. To ensure you’re protected when things don’t go as planned, we highly recommend our clients enroll with Global Rescue.


Is traveling to The Bahamas safe?

The Bahamas is generally considered a safe destination for international tourists. As with any international travel, use common sense and keep your wits about you. Once at the lodge, crime is of little concern.

 

What kind of electrical outlets are there?

Electrical outlets are the same as in the U.S. - 110 Volt AC power.

 

What is the weather like?

The climate of The Bahamas is subtropical with temperatures averaging around 80 degrees F throughout the year.  Lows during winter rarely drop below 60 and highs during the warmest months are only occasionally above 100.


Is there WiFi available?

Yes, there is complimentary WiFi available in the main lodge.


Are alcoholic beverages included?

Limited alcoholic beverages are included in the package price, including local beer and some spirits for cocktails. If you want to enjoy specific libations, you’ll need to purchase them Duty-Free in Nassau before you arrive.


Is tipping customary in The Bahamas?

Yes, tipping is customary although it is at your discretion. Tipping 10-15 % of your trip total per person is recommended. Please plan on tipping in cash.