DIY Bahamas Bonefishing
Do-it-yourself fly fishing on the Islands of Acklins, Eleuthera & Long Island
We offer budget Bahamas fishing packages for anglers desiring to fish for bonefish on Eleuthera, Acklins or Long Island, in the Bahamas. Our budget trips are great for cost-conscious fishermen and they provide outstanding fishing opportunities. If you want to four-wheel, hike or kayak into remote, lightly fished areas, these trips provide that opportunity. Bonefish, permit, jacks, snapper, barracuda and sharks are just some of the fish you’ll see, all while exploring and fishing these beautiful islands!
We do the work and take care of the planning for you. You are not roughing it on these trips. Everything is taken care of, so you're not wasting valuable fishing time finding the best flats, preparing meals, cleaning your room, or worrying about those things. Our help & information is designed to get you fishing in productive areas immediately, hastening the learning curve all anglers must go thru when fishing a new, unknown destination without guides. Of course guides are available if you'd like to hire one for a day.
Here's what some of our clients have said!
"Hey Vince... Just wanted to drop you a line to let you know what a great time Lew, Mark and I had on Acklins. It was great exploring the island together. Ivel's worked out great. I think the best flat the whole week was right across the street. We also enjoyed fishing the blue holes nearby. Thanks again. Tom Olszowy--East Aurora, NY
If you want to get away from it all, Acklins is the place!
Acklins Island is one of the more quiet islands of the Bahamas, and is located in the southeastern part of the Bahamas chain. Acklins is approximately 50 miles long, between 1 and 6 miles wide and has a population of around 400 people. It's a remote bonefishing paradise. We have one lodge in the north and one in the central part of Acklins Island. Each location is on the water and offers bonefishing directly out front. Our Acklins North location has many flats within walking/kayaking distance. Our Acklins Central location also has flats right out front, and is good for exploring the central and more remote southern flats.
Along the Atlantic, or eastern coastline of Acklins, are numerous hidden coves with extensive, beautiful beaches and a number of tiny, colorful villages. Nice bones can be found along many of these deserted beaches, as well as barracuda, sharks, jacks and other reef fish. There are also many fishing opportunities on the bight side of Acklins, where most of the traditional bonefish flats are located. There are miles of shallow flats where you'll encounter tailing bones, hungry barracudas and more. Exploring this area could take a lifetime.
Bonefishing, snorkeling, swimming and sunbathing--that's it! (and that's how we like it) Click on the orange tabs above to learn more about your options on Acklins.
Suitable for your non-angling partner, yet offering great bonefishing and remote flats & beaches
Eleuthera, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other, is over 100 miles long and up to 3 miles wide at its widest point, with a population of approximately 15,000 people. Development has not yet marred this beautiful Bahamian family island. There are no malls, high rises or traffic jams. Life moves at a leisurely pace here.
Eleuthera possesses some of the most spectacular pink and white sand beaches in the World, with sheltered coves and dramatic cliffs reaching up to 70 feet above sea level. Settlements with pastel-hued cottages and white picket fences spilling over with hibiscus and bougainvillea, dot the Island from one end to the other. With the deep blue waters of the Atlantic to its east and the clear, warm shallows of the Bight of Eleuthera and the Bahama Bank to its west, Eleuthera offers excellent fishing and exploring. Eleuthera is a great location to take your family, or non-angling friend. There's great fishing as well as other activities to keep everyone happy.
The settlement of Palmetto Point, where Unique Village Resort is located, is in the center of the Island. It's a great base for exploring the central part of the island, and the quieter, more remote southern end of Eleuthera. Click on the orange tab above to learn more about Eleuthera.
More amenities than Acklins, but a bit more remote and off-the-beaten-path than Eleuthera
Located 160 miles southeast of Nassau, Long Island is 80 miles long by 4 miles at its widest point. On it's Eastern shore is the Atlantic ocean, characterized by a very rocky shoreline and deep blue water, with crashing waves. However, there are some bays and calm anchorages on the East side. On the West coast you'll find the calm, turquoise waters of the Great Bahama Bank, with quiet bays, beautiful white sand beaches and bonefish flats. Long Island is one of the most picturesque islands in The Bahamas.
Long Island's population is around 4,000, with residents spread out along the many towns found along it's entire lenght. It is not quite as remote and quiet as Acklins Island, yet not as developed and populated as Eleuthera. As such it offers an excellent alternative for anglers looking for something in between, and is very suitabel for kids and non-anglers. The people here are very friendly and hospitable and welcome everybody with open arms.
Acklins, Eleuthera & Long Island each have hundreds of miles of fishable flats and beaches on both sides of the island. The tides on each coast of the islands varies by 2-4 hours, so it is possible to fish the best tides on both sides of the islands in a single day. The fishing is good on the flats and along the beaches.
The fishing options are varied. You can walk the beaches and hunt for bonefish feeding in the crashing surf, or cast out to the coral reefs for jacks, snapper and barracuda. You can fish immense sand flats, or go for tailing bones in beds of turtle grass peppered with orange and red starfish. If you like fishing mangrove areas, Acklins island has many, and tailing fish are common. You can blind cast in deep blue channels for a mixed bag of species. Permit are regularly seen on Acklins, and sometimes tarpon make an appearance.
We take the guesswork out of planning a budget Bahamas fishing trip. Leave the planning to us and enjoy a hassle free, affordable bonefishing trip to the Bahamas.