May 26-31, 2025 | Starting at $6,840 — Cast in the world-class bonefishing flats of Abaco in our Bahamas Saltwater School at the Delphi Club.

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May 26-31, 2025 | Starting at $6,840 — Cast in the world-class bonefishing flats of Abaco in our Bahamas Saltwater School at the Delphi Club.

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Orvis Week at The Delphi Club


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The Story

Leaning on our reputation as the best fly fishing school in the world, we have collaborated with Orvis endorsed Delphi Club to bring you the ultimate educational experience in one of the most beautiful places on earth – The Bahamas. The Bahamas is one of our favorite places for flats fishing; with miles and miles of unspoiled flats, abundant numbers of bonefish, and chance encounters with permit and tarpon. You will find yourself with plenty of opportunities to catch fish while learning the nuances of saltwater flats fishing. Each school is limited to a small group size to ensure you have plenty of one-on-one time with your instructor. You’ll learn about spotting fish, casting quickly in all directions, sight-fishing with a guide, fly selection, and much more.

The Delphi Club located on Abaco, The Bahamas, is the ideal place to dip your toes into the world of saltwater flats fishing for beginners, or challenge your fishing prowess while learning a few new tricks under the tutelage on an Orvis endorsed instructor. The Delphi Club is a few minutes travel time to the Marls, a celebrated flats fishery known to hold strong numbers of bonefish and enough permit and tarpon to keep experienced anglers on their toes. The 8-bedroom lodge stands on a high ridge catching the sea breezes and panoramic ocean views. It’s an adventure getaway and luxury bonefish resort all rolled into one. The Delphi Club is not a hotel in a conventional sense. The atmosphere is more akin to a private country house- shorts and flip flops are welcome at the dinner table, it is refined and elegant yet informal and sublimely relaxed.

Your instructor and host, Peter Kutzer, has a vast wealth of knowledge when it comes to all things fly fishing. You may have caught Pete in our educational series of casting videos, at an Orvis event or simply bumped into him on the water. Pete's effectiveness as an instructor lies in his infectious energy, storytelling, wealth of knowledge, and exceptional angling ability cultivated through years and years on the water.

May 26-31, 2025

Length of Trip:

5 nights, 1 Classroom day, 3 days guided fishing and instruction

Price:

$6,840 - 5 nights/1 instruction day/3 days guided fishing/instruction (Shared room/shared boat)
$8,840 - 5 nights/1 instruction day/3 days guided fishing/instruction (Private room/shared boat)
$10,020 - 5 nights/1 instruction day/3 days guided fishing/instruction (Private room/private boat)

Angler with Non-angler Packages:
$11,200- 5 nights/1 instruction day/3 days guided fishing/instruction (Shared room/shared boat)
$13,020- 5 nights/1 instruction day/3 days guided fishing/instruction (Shared room/private boat)


Highlights:

  • Expert instruction from Orvis instructor Peter Kutzer
  • Guided fishing for bonefish, and possibly permit and tarpon
  • Access to the storied Marls, the white sand flats of Cherokee Sound, and possible wade-fishing from the Club beach
  • Private, elegant, and intimate lodging experience
  • Gourmet meals and curated wine cellars

Orvis is pleased to offer our travel customers access to two valuable services: Global Rescue travel membership and IMG Signature Travel Insurance℠.

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Click here to learn more about our reservations, deposits and our cancellation and refund policy.

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.

Day 1: Arrival

Take a direct flight to Marsh Harbour from; Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando or Atlanta. The Delphi Club is approximately 35-45 minutes from the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport (MHH, MYAM) in Marsh Harbour. Transfers are included in the price of your trip. Once you are checked in you'll have time to relax on the wrap-around deck with a drink, take a walk on the beach, or for those whom are itching to fish, get your line wet on the home flats in front of the lodge.


Day 2: Classroom Day

Following breakfast, you will gather for the classroom portion of your trip. While we call it "classroom" time, this is like no class you've taken before. With the Carribbean as your backdrop you will learn about, fly-selection, saltwater knots, casting and delivering your fly in a 360° arc, fishing with a guide, how to be a good boat-mate, and more. Throughout the week your instructor/host will be available to help you with any questions or techniques you would like to brush up on.


Days 3-5: Guided Fishing

Your morning begins with breakfast in the great room at 7:00AM then heading out with the guides by 8:00AM. Anglers are provided with a picnic lunch cool box and their choice of drinks. Anglers normally fish in pairs with a guide, however, single occupancy boats may be available at an extra charge.

The great majority of the fishing is from the bow of a skiff, 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 Marls, where wading is a bit more difficult. Bonefish and other species are sometimes caught right off the Club beach.

The Club guides and launch points for the boats are rotated during the week to provide maximum diversity of scenery and opportunity. Boat launches are normally just a 10-20 minute drive away from the Club, although we sometimes range further afield.

A typical fishing day can last anywhere between 5 - 8hrs with a return back 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.


Day 6: Departure

Check-out at The Delphi Club is 10 am. Guests will be expected to pay any gratuities and settle their accounts at the end of their stay. The Delphi Club accepts Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Payment by cheque is not accepted.

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.

April 9-14, 2024

Length of Trip:

5-Nights, 4-Days

Price:

*$6,150 Double occupancy, (shared room, and shared guide)
*Rates may be subject to change without prior notice. All guests will be informed of any changes in cost in advance.

What is Included?

1 day of seminar style instruction and 3 days of guided instruction, 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 the lodge, rod rentals, flies, gratuities for guides and staff.


What gear do you recommend?

8 & 9 wt rods with a saltwater reel. 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 trip proposal and materials (trip planner and confirmation email). In some cases, deposits are non-refundable, this depends on the destination and will be clearly noted in the trip proposal and materials as well. 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.

Planning information

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 (stated in the trip proposal and materials), 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.

Cancellation Insurance

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.

Share policies

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.

Airline reservations

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.

Orvis Travel, its Owners, Employees, Associates and Agents give notice that they act only as the agent for the owners, contractors and suppliers providing means of transportation and/or other services and assume no responsibility howsoever caused for injury, loss or damage to person or property in connection with any service resulting directly from: acts of God, detention, annoyance, delays, expenses arising from quarantine, strikes, thefts, pilferage, force majeure, failure of any means of conveyance to arrive or depart as scheduled, civil disturbances, terrorism, government restrictions or regulations, and discrepancies or changes in transit or hotel services over which it has no control. Reasonable changes in the itinerary may be made where deemed advisable for the comfort and well-being of the passengers.

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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