An Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge 25 minutes from Congo Town, Bahamas.
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Orvis-Endorsed Fly-Fishing Lodge
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- Perfectly situated with access to Andros’ infinite flats
- Established in 1989, the lodge is solidified as a classic bonefishing lodge
- Rates start at $3,895 for 3 nights/2 days of fishing
- Season runs from October to June
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Bair’s Lodge offers deluxe ocean-side lodgings in an attractive plantation-style building surrounded by palm trees. The bright, airy lodge is nestled on a sparkling, white-sand beach. Stretch out and relax on the veranda, enjoy a cocktail from the fully stocked bar, and breathe in the laidback South Andros scene, where you’ll spot friendly locals and bonefish tails for miles along the adjacent shallow-water flats. Our living room and dining room areas have comfortable sofas, plenty of reading material, and face the ocean. Here you will find your buffet breakfast laid out each morning. The lodge has a main bar and shop, both fully stocked. Two of the six rooms open onto a long veranda facing the ocean; they are furnished with comfortable benches and tables from which to sip coffee in the morning and cocktails in the evening. From the veranda, you can walk to the beach where the skiffs are moored. We also have comfortable lounge chairs and hammocks available all over. All bedrooms have terracotta tile flooring, white cotton sheets, tropical-weight duvets, and plenty of down pillows. Ensuite bathrooms and full baths are standard.
Food in the Bahamas is the magical encounter between the treasures of the sea, history, culture, and its people. We pride ourselves on serving delicious local produce, specializing in fresh fish (mahi, tuna, grouper, and hog snapper), conch, and lobster. We carefully stock our larder with fine-quality foods from the U.S. and Nassau.
There are quality fly rods, reels, and fly lines available at the lodge for you to use, if needed, at no extra cost. Please advise us if you need a rod/reel prior to arrival to ensure availability. Flies and leaders are also available for purchase at the Lodge.
6:30 AM: Coffee ready at the buffet table
7:00 AM: Breakfast
8:00 AM: Depart dock
4:00–4:30 PM: Return to lodge
4:00 PM: Cocktail hour
5:30 PM: Appetizers
7:00 PM: Dinner
The lodge is a five-minute skiff run north or south to Deep or Little creeks. These easily accessed “cuts” open to more than 120 square miles of flats, swimming with impressive populations of bonefish in the 4-6-pound class. Our sheltered creek systems are both habitat and fish rich, and they offer anglers appreciated weather reprieve if the wind kicks up. Little Creek connects to the island’s West Side, which can be reached by flats skiff in about 45 minutes. There, you’ll find some of South Andros’ largest bonefish—adult specimens have been known to reach the trophy 10-pound mark. This is where anglers with sharp skills go to stalk larger singles and doubles pushing into skinny water on favorable tides. The pristine, undeveloped zone is protected by Andros’ West Side National Park. The southern flats, on the other hand, are home to some of the least-pressured fishing in the region. Grassy Creek is a 40-minute boat run from Bair’s. Weather permitting, you can ride on to Hawksbill Creek and as far as Cistern Point. This area is renowned for bonefish in high numbers; it is home to endless wadable flats, abundant schools, and very few competing skiffs and anglers.
Season 2023: January - June
7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing $7,350 per person
6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing $6,795 per person
5 Nights / 4 Days Fishing $6,250 per person
4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing $5,250 per person
3 Nights / 2 Days Fishing $3,950 per person
Included: Lodging, meals, open bar, guided fishing, fishing license, transfer from the airport, and loaner equipment.
Not included: Transportation to South Andros, flies, gratuities, and taxes
How do I get there?
Guests can reach Congo Town, in South Andros, on commercial Western Air flights from Nassau, or on Makers Air out of Fort Lauderdale. Airflight Charters are also available from Florida to Congo Town.
Do I need a fishing license?
Yes, and it is included in the rate.
I am a novice angler; can you teach me how to fly fish?
All our guides are certified instructors, so they can assist you with any instruction you might need and help you improve your technique. Please don’t hesitate to ask for help! You can also use a spin rod if you prefer.
Do you provide loaner fishing equipment?
Yes, there are quality fly rods, reels, and fly lines available at the lodge for you to use if needed.
Can I get a single room/boat?
Yes, though single rooms and boats are subject to availability and might have an additional charge.
Can I bring a non-angler with me?
Yes, non-anglers are welcome at an additional rate; they are welcome to enjoy the wonderful facilities at the lodge.
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