Great Inagua Matthewtown Fly Fishing
For anglers who want an exciting, off-the-beaten-path DIY adventure, Great Inagua fits the bill!
We are now offering anglers the option to stay in Matthewtown, either in a guesthouse in town, or in a beautiful villa on the water.
Great Inagua is the third largest & southernmost inhabited island in the Bahamas, located 55 miles from the eastern tip of Cuba. The interior of Great Inagua has several lakes, most notably Lake Windsor (also called Lake Rosa) which occupies nearly 1/6 of the interior. The population of Great Inagua is about 800 residents, many of whom work for the Morton Salt Company's main facility, which produces one million tons of sea salt per year, making it the second largest solar saline operation in North America and Inagua's main industry.
For DIY anglers, Great Inagua offers a true wilderness fishing experience. Remote oceanside flats and creeks, as well as the interior lakes and their maze of channels and lagoons, offer anglers outstanding opportunities for bonefish, tarpon, snook, jacks, barracuda and more species. Above average sized bonefish are the norm here, and the tarpon fishing, with fish running from 5-50 lbs, can be outstanding!
Great Inagua is home to the Inagua National Park, which is a one hour drive from Matthew Town and covers 183,740 acres of the island. Birdlife dominates the park and the flamingo, the national bird of the Bahamas, is the star attraction. Inagua National park is the site of the largest breeding colony of west Indian Flamingos in the world. Today, the population numbers approximately 60,000 after having made a 40 year journey back from the edge of extinction. Other bird life includes Tri-colored Herons, Great Egrets, Roseate Spoonbills, Brown Pelicans, White Cheeked Pintails, West Indian Whistling Ducks & Burowing Owls. Henry Nixon is the Park's warden, and can give guests a tour of Lake Windsor's tarpon hot spots, or take them birding!
Staying in Matthewtown allows anglers to take advantage of the close proximity to the great flats around the lighthouse, as well as those found on the northside of the island. Staying in town is also much closer to the good tarpon fishing in Lake Windsor. Cost for the week at the guesthouse in town is $1800.00 per person, double occupancy.
We also offer the option of staying in a beautiful oceanfront villa in town. The villa is best suited to groups of 3-4 anglers, but can accommodate 2 anglers as well. Contact us for Villa pricing.
Our air conditioned guesthouse is within walking distance to the oceanfront in town, as well as the best grocery store on the island. Wi-fi and satellite tv are available.
Your stay includes a well maintained truck with good off-road tires. Meals are taken at the guesthouse or in the villa when staying in Matthewtown. An American breakfast is served in the mornings, a sandwich lunch is packed and taken along for the day of exploring, and a delicious Bahamian dinner is served at the end of the day.
Packages include lodging, all meals and a rental truck, as well as our maps and informational package on Great Inagua. In addition, Inagua National Park warden Henry Nixon will oversee all guests staying in town, and is always available to assist or advise our guests.
Great Inagua is a remote island paradise, & we cater to adventuresome anglers who love exploring. Visit the island for an unforgettable adventure in the outback of Great Inagua!
*Prices are per person based upon double occupancy. Rates include accommodations, all meals and non-alcoholic beverages, SUV or pick up truck w/ Sumo rod carriers, maps of the island, and a detailed informational package on DIY Fishing Great Inagua. *Our 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.
Ocean Villa Matthewtown Guesthouse
*Please remember Great Inagua 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. Great Inagua 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 Great Inagua
Inagua has only two scheduled flights per week--Monday and Friday--on Bahamasair, and they depart from Nassau at approx. 9:15 am. Thus, you must overnight in Nassau the night before to make this early flight. On the way home it is possible to make it home the same day. The flight arrives into Nassau at approx.1:35 pm, so book your return flight to the United States after 5 pm to be safe. It's an hour and a half flight that runs approx. $375 round trip.
Terms and Conditions
A deposit of 50% is required within 15 days of booking to confirm a reservation. The balance is due 90 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. In rare instances with cancellations inside of 90 days, we are able to issue credit to be used for a future trip to the same lodge. In this instance, there is a $200 per person processing fee. Credits are issued at the sole discretion of Cattaraugus Creek Outfitters/CCO Flyfishing. 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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