Sports and Recreation
Welcome to Abaco Lodge!
Abaco Lodge, On the Marls…
The “Marls of Abaco” are situated along the western shore of Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas, encompassing a vast swath of prime, wilderness bonefish habitat. The Marls has long been considered one of the most unique and productive fisheries in the Bahamas for its prolific numbers and cooperative fish.
Abaco Lodge sits on Abaco’s west side on the rocky shoreline of the Marls—just north of Marsh Harbour en route to Treasure Cay. The lodge has ten large air-conditioned private rooms with private bath that open onto a spacious back verandah overlooking the Marls. The main dining hall and living room faces the pool, outside fire pit, and patio seating areas. Inside you’ll find a fully stocked bar, sitting room with satellite TV, exquisite dining quarters, and an evolved menu of traditional Bahamian cuisine meets new world culinary achievements. Dinners are not to be missed
In addition, you can fish all day while staying in touch with home: a computer with high-speed internet is available, as well as a wireless connection, phone service upon request, and the lodge has a new flat screen TV for all the games. The bar is fully stocked with spirits, cold beers, soft drinks, plenty of ice, and a blender and mixers for cocktails.
The shop includes Sage rods, Abel reels, RIO lines, backing, leaders and tippets. You’ll also find a great selection of top producing flies, as well as sunscreen and lip protectors, Mangrove sungloves, dry bags, Costa del Mar polarized sunglasses, tropical-weight long-sleeve fishing shirts, hats, and t-shirts. If you left home without it, you’ll find it here.
The Possibilities are Endless
When you charter a Born Free boat, you are free to explore as much or as little of our crystal clear waters as you wish. We can help you plan your day to incorporate:
Getting you and your party to the boat
Fishing (Offshore, Light-tackle, Bottom fishing, Deep-sea)
Site seeing of Nassau by boat
Or even a day trip to Exuma!
Let us know what you and your party are interested in and let us make suggestions for an ultimate fun filled day in the Bahamian sun with Born Free Charters!
Brown’s Charters, family owned and operated since 1975, can help you plan the ultimate Nassau deep-sea fishing trip. Whether you are interested in going sport fishing, reef fishing, shark fishing, snorkeling, bottom fishing, eco-touring, or cruising, Captain Brown has a trip especially for you!
Pelagic game fish, such as Blue Marlin, Wahoo, Yellow Fin Tuna, Mahi-Mahi (Dolphin Fish) and Skipjack Tuna tend to prefer deep blue water, hence the term Blue Water Fishing. The rule of thumb is the deeper the water the bigger the fish. Yet monster fish have been caught just off Nassau Harbour entrance, so it is just a rule of thumb. You never know when or where a big fish will strike. The Chubasco Charters team are prepared to hook you up and boat your big fish except for Billfish which will be released at all times if still alive.
We fish from Davis Harbour on the southern end of Eleuthera. Whems Bite is the closest community to the marina.
Captain Gibson has been fishing the waters of South Eleuthera for many years. You’re sure to have a great day on the water.
All fishing tackle, bait, ice, and soft drinks are provided. Any fish caught will be cleaned and bagged for you at the end of the day.
Be sure to bring sun block, a hat, sunglasses, a camera, and deck shoes.
Eleuthera Tours was founded in October 2010. It is owned and operated by Donald and Kristel Anderson. We are fully licensed to do land and boat tours. We have our tour business license, charter fishing license, seafood sales license, and all current health certificates.
Donald was born and raised in Deep Creek, Eleuthera. He started fishing and exploring the waters around South Eleuthera as a very young boy. As he got older, he ventured farther and farther and has done many sea trips to Nassau, Exuma, Andros, Jamaica… He is an accomplished and knowledgeable boatsman. Donald has his Class B captains license.
Kristel has been coming to Eleuthera since 1995 and living full time in Deep Creek since 2006. She was born and raised in New York and at the age of 15 moved to Florida. She has spent much of her life on the beach or the sea. As a young girl she raced sailboats with her father around the waters of Long Island, Block Island, and the west coast of Florida and later spent a good amount of time on power boats fishing and touring. She is a certified PADI SCUBA diver.
We have two boats we use for the tour business. “DA Reef Dancer” is a 26′ Eduardono Panga. “DA Reef Runner” is a 22′ Olympia Sport. Both are center console. DA Reef Dancer has a 200hp Yamaha engine on it. “DA Reef Runner” has a Yamaha 150. Both boats are Bahamian registered with the Port Department.
We love to travel. We go on cruises and we explore on our own. And when we travel, we love to see the “real” parts of the places we travel. We have learned that you get a lot more out of your trip when you have a local person who can explain what you are looking at and take you to places you maybe wouldn’t/couldn’t get on your own. We know what we like when we go on trips and on tours – so we feel we know what you might like and we try to give it to you! When you come with us on one of our tours, you’re part of the family.
Snorkel Dives & Conch Garden:
Eleuthera, Bahamas has some of the
most beautiful waters, reef and fish around.
Jump in and take a dive, you never know what you might see, including a plane crash sight! You get to feed fish right out of your hand! Visit our very own Conch Garden.
Enjoy fresh conch salad prepared on board!
Its time to catch a big one!
Troll for Jacks, Yellow Tail, Mutton Fish and
barracuda around the Atlantic side of
You never know what you might see;
dolphins or Mariah Carey! (weather permitting)
Beach Stop: (additional charge)
Split up your day with a beach stop.
Here you can feel the sand in your feet,
enjoy a cold one and get a belly full!
Hamburgers & hotdogs over a campfire grill. Kalik, Rum Punch, Water, Chips and don’t forget Marshmallows.
(with possible catch of the day)
In Savannah Sound, Eleuthera, you will
encounter beautiful Hawksbills,
Loggerheads and Green Turtles.
Measure and record data for research, take your picture, catch a kiss and let them back into their habitat.
Mangrove & Spearfishing:
Join us for the wild and crazy experience and the trill of the hunt. You will chase the fish into the mangroves as they try to escape your wrath, with spear in hand.
Run down some of the biggest snappers and mutton fish that fill Savannah’s Sound.
You can experience Bahamas fishing at its finest with Hunter Charters, a premium Bahamas fishing charter. We provide the following services within the waters of Nassau and Paradise Island: Deep-sea/inshore sport fishing Snorkeling Beach Picnics Sightseeing Offshore Cruises Shark Fishing
Ocean Fox Cotton Bay is a small, professional scuba diving & watersports centre based at Davis Harbour Marina at the south end of beautiful Eleuthera (Google Earth us at Latitude 24 44’ 32.97”N and Longitude 76 13’ 48.33”W). Our small size allows us to offer our clients a highly personalized level of service, so you can expect us to adapt to your needs as best we can.
Why Eleuthera? “Eleuthera, it’s not for everyone”
Crystal clear water, large beautiful beaches with no one on them, complimentary sunrise and sunsets daily with frequent green flashes at sunset, friendly people with no crime, great food, undeveloped and laid back atmosphere, wonderful climate, one hour from Florida with 3 airports on an island 110 miles long and mostly narrow, with lots of vacation rental homes and a few small boutique hotels. This is paradise re-defined.
Ocean Fox Cotton Bay provides professional scuba diving and snorkeling from our base of operation at Davis Harbour Marina at the South end of Eleuthera. We strive to provide our clients with a highly personalized level of service and adapt to our clients needs as best we can. Generally we suggest four (4) to six (6) divers with a maximum of eight (8), all accompanied in water by our Dive Master Daryl Miller on either Topdog or Underdog.
We typically do two (2) tank dives for a trip, but we can do three (3) tank dives along with lunch and perhaps throw in a beach visit as well. Just tell us what your group would like to do and we will do our best to customize the trip to satisfy you and your group, family or friends.
Cost for our standard two (2) tank dive is $170/diver + 7.5% VAT with a minimum of 4 divers where we provide all equipment. If there are four (4) or more divers and a diver is only needing a tank and weights, then the cost is $130/diver + 7.5% VAT. Prices do not include gratuity/tips for crew or staff.
At Reel Dreams Sport Fishing Charters our goal is to re-introduce our guests to a world that has been long forgotten: The “Real” Bahamas.
A Bahamian vacation should be more than gambling in a casino or drinking “Bahama mamas” at a swimming pool. Whether it’s fishing, snorkelling or even sightseeing, Reel Dreams Charters is your ticket to a world where time stops and the sun is king.”