Andros Island – the Bonefish capital of the world

Bairs Lodge Bahamas

Andros Island – the Bonefish capital of the world

Andros Island is the largest island in the Bahamas, and still one of the least developed. This unique and unspoiled island is divided by inland creeks and large channels, called bights. Bair's Lodge is situated between Deep Creek and Little Creek, neither being more than a 5 minute boat ride from the Lodge. These creeks open out into a broad area of inland flats, with hundreds of small cays and connecting channels covering over 120 square miles.

The Fishing

Andros has long been synonymous with the biggest bonefish in the Caribbean. The south and west of the Island have built a reputation as the place to try for a 'Giant'. The flats in Andros are some of the largest and most varied in the world, offering opportunities to both wade and fish from the boat in the ocean flats or creeks and bights. This incredible choice of classic bone-fishing environments, as well as the numbers and size of the bonefish, is what makes South Andros the bone-fishing capital of the world. Bair's Lodge, famed for its access to the vast and largely under-fished flats of the south and west, is strategically situated between the South Bight and Water Cays, near Little Creek. This location gives our guests easy access to the flats of the south, while providing many sheltered locations, irrespective of wind direction. In addition, from Bair's Lodge, guests have the opportunity to try for occasional Permit and Tarpon, as well as offshore and reef species such as Wahoo, Tuna, Dorado, (Seasonal Billfish), Snapper, Barracuda, and Grouper. Offshore fishing should be arranged in advance or once at the lodge.

Bairs Lodge Bahamas

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Bair's Lodge is idyllically situated just next to the sea and our moorings. The house itself is an attractive Plantation style building surrounded by tropical flowers and palm trees. There is a beach right in front of the lodge, and a wonderful sparkling white sand bank lies just a few meters away. All of the bedrooms are light and airy, and are fully air-conditioned, with lots of storage space, and electric outlets to recharge appliances. All have en-suite bathrooms, full baths, and powerful showers with hot water 24 hours a day, lots of white towels, robes, and other amenities. Most of the rooms in the house open on to a long patio facing the ocean, furnished with comfortable benches and tables to sip coffee in the morning or cocktails in the evening. The lodge has a main bar fully stocked with spirits, cold beers, soft drinks, plenty of ice, a blender and mixers for cocktails. Delicious fresh local produce, specializing on fresh fish like Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Grouper, and Snapper, conch, and lobster is served. The chef bakes bread, pastries, and cookies daily. The coffee is made from freshly ground beans and will be waiting at the buffet. Breakfast will be cooked to order and a lunch menu allows you to choose the content of the boat coolers. The chef uses as much local seafood as possible. Expect dinners of lobster, conch, and whatever fish are in season.

Bairs Lodge Bahamas

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Getting there

From Nassau, Western Air has two daily flights to Congo Town airport. However, the morning flight will require spending the night in Nassau. A private or shared charter can be a time and cost efficient way of getting to Congo Town. There are several companies that fly from Florida directly to Congo Town. On arrival at Congo Town you will be met by a lodge representative, who will transfer you to the lodge. It is a short 30 minute drive and the cost is included in the package.

Hosted-trip with Stefan & Alexander Haider

Dates on request

Rates 2021/2022

- Oct 2021 till June, 2022: US$ 6.645
- Non-Angler Rate: US$ 4.550


Seven (7) nights double occupancy accommodation. Six (6) full days guided fishing (2 angler per guide/boat). Round trip land transfers between Congo Town and the lodge. All meals at lodge. All beers, local spirits and wine.

Not included

Round-trip airfare from your home to Congo Town Airport (COX). Meals and accommodation in Congo Town or any other en route cities. Gratuities for guides and staff. All fishing equipment, tackle and flies.

Quick Facts Bair's Lodge

Location South Andros Island, Bahamas
Season Late October through July
Capacity Maximum of 12 anglers per week
Closest major air hub Nassau International Airport (NAS)
Target species Bonefish, with some possibilities for Barracuda, Tarpon, Permit and more
Documents required Valid passport. No visa required for citizens of most countries

For more details, please contact Stefan Haider via telephone +43 316 82210415, email or live chat!