Blackfly Lodge, Bahamas

The Blackfly Lodge sits majestically overlooking the harbour of Schooner Bay, incorporating a lifetime of ideas collected by fly fishing authority Vaughn Cochran. This newly created community recreates the harmony of an authentic Bahamian waterfront community, and founded on the principles of sustainable design and living.

Located on the southeastern shore of Great Abaco Island, just down from the popular Winding Bay Ritz Carlton Club, The Black Fly Bonefish Lodge overlooks a serene harbour and the indigo blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean just beyond. The centerpiece of the lodge is the new Great House, with its elegant plantation styled architecture. The ground floor is dedicated to the best in dining and socializing; the second floor has eight guestrooms, each opening onto a wrap-around balcony with sweeping waterfront views.

All new, and better than ever! Never mind the world-class flats fishing. Forget about those incredible dinners complete with an endless menu of fish stories. Don’t’ think twice about the magnificent beach and gin clear waters. Just remember, a visit to the Blackfly Lodge may cause you never to return home, so be sure to get your affairs in order before you show up here!

Highlights
  • Rest
    8 luxurious guestrooms, each with a special décor celebrating a famous fishing personality, including our very own, Guy Harvey!
  • Relax
    The Blackfly Lodge is tucked into a picturesque harbour, with miles of powder white sand stretching in either direction. While the others are out fishing, hide out in the Clubhouse with a good book, or strike out for the beach…regardless, its quite and peaceful….just as you would expect!
  • Shop
    Visit the main lounge for a selection of the latest in Blackfly logo items, sundries and fly-fishing gear. For the shopaholic, there’s a wide variety of boutiques and general merchandise to be found in nearby Marsh Harbour.
  • Play
    Our staff can arrange just about any activity. Most frequently, it’s organizing a day of sightseeing by land or water.
  • Boat
    The Schooner Bay harbour front is the centerpiece of this new community, complete with homes, boutique stores and the new Blackfly Lodge. The protected, deep water harbour includes a marina with transient dockage, fuel, and an area for service/maintenance area and boat dry storage.
  • Fish
    It’s a fly-fishing lodge! Six zones of flats fishing will keep the best angler occupied for a week. If that’s not enough, the lodge runs an center console fully equipped 31 Yellowfin for offshore bluewater angling, with some of the best fishing in the Bahamas just offshore.
  • Dive
    Some say the best Bahamas diving is found in the Abacos. South of the lodge is the famous Hole in the Wall, at the extreme southern tip of Great Abaco Island. For endless options, we’ll get you back to Marsh Harbour where our go-to dive operators work with the lodge to tailor a complete range of dive adventures based on your interest and skill level.
Location

26 N 09 | 77 West 10, approximately 160 nautical miles east of Ft. Lauderdale, and approximately 20 nautical miles by car from Marsh Harbour, the “capital” of the Abaco Islands. The Lodge is located on the Atlantic Ocean, approximately half-way between Marsh Harbour and Sandy Point, the island’s southernmost settlement.

Access

The most popular travel is by air to new Marsh Harbour (MH) airport, followed by a 30 minute shuttle ride to the Lodge. Just 1 1/2 hours away from the U.S. mainland, Marsh Harbour Airport is serviced by several airlines with direct flights from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, New Smyrna and St. Augustine. Airlines servicing Marsh Harbour from Florida include American, Continental (Silver Airways), Bhamas Air, US Air, Delta and Airgate Aviation.

Alternatively, you can fly to Nassau and then connect to a direct flight into Marsh Harbour. The airlines servicing Marsh Harbour out of Nassau include: Abaco Air, Bahamas Air, Lynxair, Western and Cherokee Aviation (charter service).

To plan or book your next Outpost adventure, CALL OUR RESERVATIONS OFFICE TOLL FREE 1.800. 513.5257 or contact the Outfitter Travel Desk.

Currency

The currency in the Bahamas is the Bahamian Dollar (BSD), which has a fixed exchange rate of 1-to-1 with the U.S. Dollar ($1.00 BSD = $1.00 USD). There is no need to exchange money when arriving in the Bahamas, as U.S. Dollars can be used freely anywhere in the country. The lodge does accept all major credit cards, although it is suggested that guests bring cash for gratuities and incidentals.

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Blackfly Lodge, Bahamas