Orvis Week at The Delphi Club
Special Orvis Week for guests to fish world-class bonefishing flats in Abaco and tranquil nature-drenched accommodations.
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May 25 - 30, 2023
Length of Trip:
$5,450 per person shared room / shared guide
- Opportunity for large bonefish, permit, tarpon and triggerfish
- Over 200 square miles of world-class fishing in prime bonefish and permit habitat
- Learn fishing tips and techniques from easy-going local guides
- Access to the storied Marls, the white sand flats of Cherokee Sound, and ample wade-fishing from the Club beach
- Private, elegant, and intimate lodging experience
- Gourmet meals and curated wine cellars
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Secluded, tranquil and surrounded by dense vegetation, the Club stands some fifty feet above sea level and offers panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The Lodge consists of eight well-appointed rooms, six on the ground floor and two on the third floor. Rooms come with the choice of selecting a king-size bed or queen-size twins. Each room features a private outdoor sitting area that offers guests panoramic ocean views. Delphi can accommodate 12 anglers in their own beds or 16 guests with couples.
Outside, the landscaped gardens feature bougainvillea, frangipani, oleander, hibiscus, Ficus, and a wide variety of palms and other shrubs. The Great Room at the center of the house features a generous dining table (which can seat twenty-four people), a discreet honesty bar, abundant comfortable seating, and ocean views right from the dining table. With fine antiques and an overhead gallery full of fishing paraphernalia, the Great Room is full of character and atmosphere. Relax with a cocktail in the great room or steal a quiet moment with a book in the well-appointed library. There’s an attractive infinity pool and patio with comfortable sun loungers. Meals are special occasions held in the great room. Our renowned chef draws inspiration from using the freshest seasonal ingredients paired with only the finest wines from the extensive cellars.
It’s important to note that the Club is not a hotel in any conventional sense. There are no bellhops or room service—it is a relaxed gathering of kindred spirits in a spectacular location with the best of everything.
A typical day* at Delphi starts with breakfast in the great room at 7am followed by heading out with the guides by 8am. We recommend anglers leave the lodge at 8am to get the most out of the day. Anglers are provided with a picnic lunch in a cool box and their choice of drinks, whether on full or short days. Anglers normally fish in pairs with a guide, however, single occupancy of a boat may be available at an extra charge.
The vast majority of the fishing is from boats, but there may be opportunities for wading, especially at Cherokee Sound or Sandy Point. Most of the fishing, however, is normally on the west side of Abaco in the famous Marls, where wading is a bit more difficult. Bonefish and other species are sometimes caught right off the Club beach.
The Club guides—and the launch points for the boats—are rotated during the week to provide maximum diversity of scenery and opportunity. Boat launch points are normally just a 10–20-minute drive from the Club, although we sometimes range further afield.
A typical fishing day can last anywhere between 5–8hrs with a return to the Club by 4:30pm or 1:30pm on short days. Once back at the lodge, there should be plenty of time for a shower or a dip in the pool before cocktail hour at 6:30pm, followed by dinner at 7:15pm.
*Please note that this itinerary is subject to change.
The islands of the Bahamas represent the bonefish capital of the world, and many count Abaco as a rare jewel. Abaco’s fishery is expansive but receives relatively light pressure, making for large numbers of cooperative fish. The famous Marls on the west side of the island offer over 200 square miles of first-class bonefish flats, which also give anglers occasional shots at permit and tarpon in the summer. On the east side, the sandy flats at Cherokee Sound, the Bite of Ole Robinson, Snake Cay, and a host of secret spots provide great bonefishing options, including some gorgeous wading flats, which play host to bonefish that can push into the double digits. Delphi guests also fish out of Sandy Point and from there can fish Gordaand Moore’s Island with plenty of permit sightings in the summer. Anglers fish 1-2 per boat on brand new Hells Bay skiffs, though solo options can be arranged.
May 25 - 30, 2023
Length of Trip:
$5,450 per person shared room / shared guide
What is Included?
Accommodations, scheduled days of guided fishing, meals while fishing, fishing licenses, VAT/taxes, local airport transfers.
What is Not Included?
Drinks, sit-down lunches at lodge ($35), rod rentals ($25), flies, gratuities to guides and house staff.
How many people are on this trip?
What skill level is suggested?
All skill levels welcome.
How strenuous are the activities?
The trip can be tailored to an individual's fitness level.
Is this a child-friendly trip?
Children under the age of 12 years old are not allowed to stay at the Delphi Club.
What additional activities are available?
The Delphi Club offers a wide range of options for passing the time in the most charming and cosmopolitan of the Bahamian islands. In addition to your package, other activities are available and include:
- Golf at Winding Bay
- Several guided tours offered
- Blue hole excursions
- Boat trips to some of Abacos outer cays
- Private sailboat and powerboat charters
- Ferry trips to Hope Town or Green Turtle Cay Club
- Car rentals
- Private yoga and Pilates lessons
- Ocean toys for rent (snorkeling, sea kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, body boards)
- Large collection of club board games
- In-room massage service
What is the typical weather?
The Bahamas weather is generally pleasant. The summer months can be hot and humid, with occasional heavy tropical rains that, in general, pass over rapidly.
What gear do you recommend?
For those who want to travel light, we have top-of-the-line house rods (8 weight Thomas & Thomas fly rods, with Hatch and Shilton reels) available for rental. The Club shop has plenty of local fly patterns, but you are encouraged to bring your favorite bonefish and other saltwater flies. When deciding what type of clothing to bring, choose lightweight cotton or synthetic fabrics. Synthetic fabrics and blends dry very quickly and remain comfortable after minimal washing. Cotton takes a long time to dry. Due to the exposed nature of the flats, we recommend loose, long-sleeved shirts and long pants for complete protection from the sun. If you prefer short sleeves and shorts, remember to wear plenty of sunscreen.
Reservations, Deposits & Payments
The deposit is 50% of the trip price unless stated differently in the itinerary. Deposits may be made by check or credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover Card. The balance of the trip cost is due 90 days before departure, except where specified differently on individual itineraries. The balance will be charged automatically to the credit card used for the deposit, unless otherwise specified. Any changes made to the method of payment after the final balance has been collected are subject to processing fees.
A reservation form and release are required prior to departure.
All prices must be paid in U.S. dollars. Deposits are not transferable from one trip to another.
Prices quoted are based on foreign exchange values and tariffs currently in effect and prices are subject to change. Orvis Adventures reserves the right to adjust prices accordingly until the time of departure.
When your reservation is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you through trip preparations. Details about arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre- and post- trip extensions, visas and documents and activities are included in the planning information.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
Although cancellation fees may be higher for some trips, the following minimum cancellation fees will apply:
|Days Prior to Trip||Fee|
|+ 90 days||$300 per person|
|89 days or less||100% of cost|
For trips that include an Orvis gift card or Orvis merchandise, the retail value of the gift card or merchandise is non-refundable upon delivery. Cancellation fees cannot be waived for any reason, including health, business or personal emergencies, or weather.
We strongly urge you to purchase trip cancellation insurance.
No refunds will be made for unused portions of a trip, including late arrival or early departure. Guide fees and hotel costs are not refundable if unused as outlined in the itinerary. Orvis reserves the right to modify an itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control. In the unlikely event that Orvis must cancel a tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full settlement.
Orvis is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation of any canceled trip, including airline tickets and visas fees.
Your planning information includes information for travel insurance covering cancel for any reason, cancellation for medical reasons, trip delay, medical expenses, lost baggage and medical evacuation. We urge you to obtain this coverage.
Trip prices are based on double occupancy. Single rooms & cabins are limited. If you request a single room, a single supplement will apply as noted in the itinerary. We will confirm the single room as early as possible, but in some cases it may not be earlier than 30 days prior to the trip. If you request a roommate, we can usually pair you with another guest of the same gender, and no single supplement will apply. If you request a roommate, and one is not available, we will only charge you the single supplement if required by the lodge or facility used in the trip.
Children under 18 must share a room with a parent or other family member. In some cases this may be waived.
Passports and documents
International trips require a passport. Check your passport early and make sure it has six months validity at the time of travel. A visa is needed in some countries and we will send you complete details and instructions.
Arrival and Departure
Group transfers from a central location such as an airport are described in the itinerary, and are included in the land cost.. Transfers are not included in the land cost if you arrive early or leave after the scheduled departure day.
Equipment & Clothing
You will receive a detailed list of appropriate gear with your trip planning information.
The land cost of your trip does not include airfare.
Limitation of liability
This section defines Orvis Travel’s responsibility with regard to all travel arrangements made by Orvis Travel, including individual travel and pre- and post- trip extensions. Please read it carefully.
Upon sending your deposit to Orvis Travel, you acknowledge that you have read and understand all the terms and conditions outlined here, and agree to be bound by them.
All trips that involve outdoor sporting activities such as shooting or fishing, or travel through remote places by vehicle, boat, small plane or on foot, put you at risk for accidents and serious injuries in the normal course of the activity. That is the nature of travel to such destinations and you acknowledge that you accept these hazards as a condition of participation.
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Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, guns, fishing equipment or sporting goods are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times and no employee/agent of Orvis Travel, its subsidiaries, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation.
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