For experienced & adventurous anglers who want shots at big bonefish!
For experienced and die hard anglers looking to pursue large Bahamian bonefish, the island of Mayaguana is a great option. Bonefishing on Mayaguana is not a numbers game, so this is not a destination for beginners or those looking to rack up impressive numbers of fish. But for experienced anglers looking to get shots at bonefish in the 6-10lb range on a remote and peaceful Bahamian island, Mayaguana could be for you.
Mayaguana is the eastern-most Bahamian island, and is approximately 24 miles long and between 2-6 miles wide. The population of Mayaguana is small, and only around 300 people call it home. The friendly residents live in the settlements of Abraham's Bay, Betsy Bay & Pirates Well. The island is known for it's quiet, laid back atmosphere. The clear, pristine ocean that surrounds Mayaguana is home to an abundance of marine life, including deep-sea and shallow-water sport fish.
In addition to bonefish, anglers can expect opportunities at triggerfish, barracuda, jacks and sharks. A bluewater excursion for mahi mahi, tuna or wahoo may also be an option if desired.
The Baycaner Beach Resort sits on a beautiful sandy beach in the settlement of Pirate's Well, which derives its name from the well at its center. Rumor has it the well was dug by pirates who sailed the waters of the Bahamas centuries ago. There are 16 rooms at the resort, and each one is steps away from the ocean and has air-conditioning, satellite television and a private bath. When you get hungry, make your way to the waterfront dining room.
Choose a delicious Bahamian specialty from the menu or have your Catch-of-the-day prepared the way you like it. The bar is always stocked with beverages, and runs on the honor system. Enjoy a tropical cocktail, relax and play pool, watch television or make use of wireless Internet. Leave the hassles of city life behind and enjoy the beauty of Mayaguana.
Within walking distance from the resort, you can stalk large bonefish or explore the natural habitat of the Bahamian national bird, the flamingo. The unspoiled reefs offer world-class snorkeling and scuba diving. If you prefer a more simple experience there are miles of secluded beaches available for your relaxing pleasure. You can rent a vehicle to explore the flats for $100/day, and canoes are also available for rent to explore some of the flats and creek systems.
Mayaguana is a quiet and peaceful island suited to experienced anglers who want to get away for a week and have shots at some truly big bonefish.
January - May
Double Occupancy Lodging 7 Nights / 6 Days = $1,130.50 pp
Single Occupancy Lodging 7 Nights / 6 days = $1,673.00
June - December
Double Occupancy Lodging 7 Nights / 6 Days = $1,060.50 pp
Single Occupancy Lodging 7 Nights / 6 days = $1,533.00
Wade Fishing Guide (for 1 or 2 anglers) = $160.00
Vehicle Rental (per day) = $100.00
All accommodations at the Baycaner Hotel
All meals, water and coffee at the Baycaner Hotel
Hotel taxes and GSTs
What's Not Included
Airfare from home town to Nassau and Mayaguana
Wade guide fees
Canoe & vehicle rental, and fuel
All drinks and bar tab at the hotel
Gratuities for canoe guides and staff
*Please remember Mayaguana is a remote island paradise. Every effort will be made to provide of all of the amenities and services listed, but we urge you to be flexible and understanding during your stay. Mayaguana is well suited to hardy and experienced traveling anglers. Because of the remote nature of this destination, we recommend guests get medical evacuation insurance in case of a medical emergency. Click on this link for more info: Global Rescue
Getting to Mayaguana
There are two Bahamasair flights per week. They depart every Monday and Friday at aproximately 9am. The flight takes 1.5 hours. In most cases this means you must fly to Nassau, stay overnight and fly to Mayaguana the following morning. The return flight to Nassau departs at aproximately 12pm but it is not uncommon for flights leaving Mayaguana to experience delays. If you are planning to take a connecting flight from Nassau on the same day give yourself at least two hours of layover time to account for potential delays.
Terms and Conditions
A deposit of 50% is required within 15 days of booking to confirm a reservation. The balance is due 60 days prior to arrival. Deposit is refundable, less a $100 per person processing fee, if written cancellation is received at least 90 days prior to the trip. A 50% refund will be made to client if written cancellation is received 31-89 days prior to the trip, and no refund will be made if written cancellation is received 30 days or less prior to the trip, unless a substitute angler is found, in which case a full refund will be made less a $200/person processing fee. Receipt of deposit is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the cancellation/refund and responsibility clauses.
Because many deposits and final payments for trip packages may be non-refundable (see above,) it is highly recommended that you purchase trip insurance in the event that you have to cancel, postpone or reschedule your trip for any reason. This is the only way that we can assist you with compensation for a canceled trip. For more information or for assistance in purchasing trip insurance, please contact CCO Fly Fishing/Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters
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