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Bairs Lodge | Bahamas | Saltwater Fly Fishing

Overview

Tour code: BAH001  

Bairs Lodge has come to represent the benchmark in terms of quality guiding, delicious food, ideal accommodations and courteous hospitality. Bairs Lodge has easy access to some of the most under-fished flats in South Andros. With its location ideally located to access Deep Creek, Little Creek, the Westside and the Southern Flats.

Andros Island is the largest and least-explored island in the Bahamas. This 2,300-square-mile island paradise is not only known as the Bonefishing capital of the world but also boasts the second-largest reef in the Northern Hemisphere. The diverse topography, which rises from these tropical waters, is full of life, some of which can only be found on Andros.

The Tongue of the Ocean runs along the coast of Andros, just off the third largest Barrier Reef in the world. Seasonal fishing for Wahoo and Tuna (plus occasional Marlin and Sailfish) outside the reef, can be excellent and along the reef itself there are ample opportunities to tangle with species such as; Barracuda, Snapper and Grouper.

New skiffs, with a first class team of guides, will provide an exceptional fishing experience. Your fishing schedule can be tailored to suit your needs, though generally, a typical day will start with breakfast at 7 AM, fishing beginning at 8 AM and ending between 4 and 5 PM. Picnic lunches and cold drinks are taken to the flats in a cooler by your guide.

Like most quality lodges, Bairs Lodge is a strict catch and release fishery. Superb cuisine waits, which includes beautifully prepared Bahamian specialities concentrating on magnificent fresh seafood and when applicable, “the catch of the day”.

If you have any questions on the saltwater fly fishing trip we offer then contact us in the office, our experienced team will be happy to help you with any queries you have. Additionally, you can request a free brochure.

Accommodation
Bair's Lodge

After an ambitious refurbishment program, the “new” Bair’s Lodge accommodates just 12 anglers. In addition to cleaning up the lodge and grounds from “ship to stern”, silent air conditioning units have been added in all bedrooms and the living room, plus all of the bedrooms have private baths. This is one of the nicest and most comfortable fishing lodges in the Bahamas. Anglers will appreciate the fly-tying table and a loaner rod service. In addition, Bair’s has a fully stocked shop with rods, reels, flies and other necessary fishing equipment, as well as gifts, some flats wear and local crafts.

Meals are beautifully prepared Bahamian specialties concentrating on gorgeous fresh seafood. Fresh Bahamian bread is made daily. The lounge and dining area has a full bar featuring a wide variety of beverages, and there is a nice Oceanside deck to relax on after a long day on the flats.

7 en-suite air-conditioned bedrooms (double) with en-suite bathrooms, plus storage space for clothes and fishing tackle. Facilities include telephone / internet access. Maid and laundry service. Fly shop fully equipped with flies, rods, reels, lines, selected items of flats wear and local crafts. First class professional, personable and accommodating local guides. A fleet of 18ft dolphin skiffs, powered by Mercury outboards.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Twin rooms
Telephone: In lodge (chargeable)
Internet: Free compter station
Laundry: Nominal charge
Power: 120 volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout
Meals: In dining room
Alcohol: All beer, wine & spirits included
Equipment Hire: Rods & reels included
Shop: Fly shop
Cards Accepted: Credit & debt cards
Cash Accepted: US Dollars
Species Information
Bonefish
Season: March to July - October to November
Peak: April to May
Weight: 1LB to 10LB
Average Weight: 3LB
Permit
Season: March to July - October to November
Peak: April to Ma
Weight: 1LB to 30LB
Average Weight: 7LB

Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one as we have direct flights departing from the UK with British Airways everyday except Mondays, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either more fishing days or free days in Nassau, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

Day 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive in Nassau.

Depart from Nassau
Arrive in Congo Town.

Your host and driver will meet you at the airport.

Once your bags are loaded into our air-conditioned transport, you will be driven straight to the lodge, about 20 minutes north.

When you arrive at the lodge, Bair’s Lodge staff will greet you and show you to your room, where you will find your bags.

Overnight Accommodation: Bair’s Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 2: Fishing Day

Breakfast is served at 7 AM. You leave the dock at 8 AM for a full days flats fishing and return between 4 – 5 PM. Fishing is based on two rods to one guide and skiff).

Overnight Accommodation: Bair’s Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 3: Fishing Day

You will depart for another day of fantastic flats fishing.

Your guide will bring picnic lunches and cold drinks to the flats in a cooler each day.

You will access the Marls directly from the lodge dock. The flats on the ocean side require a short drive, runs to the flats vary from 10 to 45 minutes.

Overnight Accommodation: Bair’s Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 4: Fishing Day

You will have a full day fishing with your guide and skiff, that are equipped with padded seats, backrest and a lean bar in the front. Making them the perfect platform to cast from at patrolling fish.

Overnight Accommodation: Bair’s Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 5: Fishing Day

This will be your last full day on the flats fishing with your guide and although the majority of the fishing is done from the boat, wading opportunities do exist if you prefer to try and get up closer to your target species.

Overnight Accommodation: Bair’s Lodge (Twin Rooms) F/B

Day 6:

After lunch, you will be returned back to South Andros Airport to start your return journey home.

Depart Congo Town
Arrive in Nassau.

Depart Nassau

Day 7:

Arrive UK.

Prices

Remember that Sportquest Holidays' services are completely FREE! When you book a trip with Sportquest Holidays, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge and flights independently. Plus what’s more if you book with Sportquest Holidays your holiday is protect by our ATOL and the Travel Package Regulations Act. To see more details CLICK HERE.

Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability Notes
01/10/2019 29/02/2020 7 6 4 £5,451 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/03/2020 30/06/2020 7 6 4 £5,656 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/10/2020 28/02/2021 7 6 4 £5,656 On Request Enquire Now N/A
01/03/2021 30/06/2021 7 6 4 £5,656 On Request Enquire Now N/A

Price Notes

Prices are based on two adults sharing transfers, fishing and accommodation (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

ATOL
Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

What's Included

  • All international flights
  • All internal flights
  • Airport Transfers
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 4 days fishing
  • Loaner rods & reels
  • All meals at Lodge
  • All beer, wine & spirits

What's Excluded

  • Personal holiday insurance
  • Terminal tackle
  • Tips for guides and all camp staff

Options

  • Flight upgrades

  • Additional nights either at Lodge or Nassau

Price Supplements

  • N/A

Price Match Promise

We are so confident that our packaged prices are the best available and offer great value for money.

If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Financial Security

Holidays or flights booked with Sportquest Holidays Limited are protected by the Civil Aviation Authority by our ATOL bond (Number 6371). ATOL protects you from losing your money or being stranded abroad. It does this by carrying out financial checks on the firms it licenses and requiring a guarantee, called a bond.

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine-readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry is required. No visa for UK citizens required.

Medical Requirements

No vaccinations currently required

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is departure tax of around $15 however this can change regularly.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – Nassau (approx 9.5 hours) Nassau – Congo Town (approx 1 hour)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Congo Town – Bair’s Lodge (approx 20 Minutes)

Blogs

Reviews

James

All the guys had a great time at Bairs.

The fishing and the guides were first class.

The hosts were perfect and great company.

Faultless from start to finish.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you for the destination review and your kind comments.

Michael

Our party had a great week at the Lodge last week, and the hosts were perfect.
Despite challenging fishing conditions, the guides acquitted themselves very well, and put each boat onto fish.

The house staff were very accommodating, and the food was up to the usual Bairs standards.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you for the review, it seems that Bair's is always coming out on top.

Jim

Thank you so much for making our trip such a blast.

Coming back to reality was very painful, but successful.

I have fallen in love with the Island and the fishing not to mention our new friends from Argentina.

We had a perfect time and look forward to the next visit.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Its hard not to fall in love with this destination, thank you for the review.

Archie

THANKS FOR TAKING SUCH GREAT CARE OF US

Everyone had such a great time.
You did everything right… not just some things… everything!

The fishing, the guides, the lodge, the food, the people.

Everything. Everybody was already talking about rebooking for next year before we even left the island.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thank you for such a great review, all you kind comments will be passed on to the staff.

Bill

We can’t say enough good things about our whole holiday, its staff and accommodation and we will continue to return as long as we have our good health.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Nice review thank you so much.

Dale

The lodge and personnel were “top-notch” making for an enjoyable stay.

We felt over-joyed with it all.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Dale, thank you for sharing you views and taking the time to write a review.

Harold

On behalf of the entire group, I would like to express my gratitude for your efforts during our recent stay at Bair’s Lodge.

It is obvious that you are passionate about making Bair’s a wonderful place to stay and fish. I was particularly impressed with the luxurious yet relaxed atmosphere that you and the rest of the staff have created at the lodge.

My group was also impressed with the quality of the guides, they cared about finding and helping us land some bones and they showed friendliness and patience at all times.

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Harold

Nice review and very kind words.

A massive thank you.

Paul

Great weather, great people and great fishing thats all I have to say

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Paul, thats all we like to here, happy returning customers. I will pass on your feedback to all the staff as it makes their job feel better when so appreciated. Regards Peter

John

I feel in love with Andros and Bairs lodge

Reply from Sportquest Holidays

Thats not hard to do John, it was a pleasure talking to you on the phone after your holiday and I am pleased to of helped you with your travel plans. Regards Paul

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