Bonefishing in the Turks & Caicos can be expensive – but for anglers who have experience or just prefer to “find their own way”, there is another way………
We offer three alternatives for DIY Bonefishing:
Combine a single (or more) guided fishing with extra self-guided days. You are “educated” by the guide on the initial guided day where to most productively fish the following days while enjoying a fully guided outing and exploring the expansive flats.
The Bonefish lodge is situated directly across from good wading flats and the kayak launch is directly from the lodge. This allows you to pick and choose the best time to fish each flat – with the option of returning to the lodge as the tide goes slack……..and then returning later. It is approximately 3/4 mile from the water’s edge at the lodge across to the mangroves of the closest productive flat.
DIY bonefishing like in previous years……………
The fisherman’s cottage is situated high above Bottle Creek with an expansive view across the flats North towards Major Hill and South towards Middle Caicos. Immediately across from the cottage is the barrier island of the East Bay Nature Reserve.
The cottage is “rustic” – two queen size beds and kitchen facilities. It is situated at the rear of the Last Chance restaurant and shares “other facilities” (ie bathroom) with that. If you are considering DIY fishing with kayaks then there is an extra charge for drop-off collection at the beginning and end of each fishing day.
Well equipped with flyrod holders, cooler, anchor system and storage, the kayaks are ideal for pushing up high on the bank and then scouting out the mangroves of the East Bay in search of tailing bonefish. We will launch you at the South end of the creek – with the prevailing wind at you back – and you will fish across a sequence of four or five good flats. The anchor system on the kayaks allows you to leave it securely when you spot tails or want to push further up into “fishy territory”.
The kayaks range from $90-120 perday (singles/dooubles/SUP) with a $50/day extra for the launch and pickup.