The Bahamas has embraced 21st-century technology. All the lodges and many guides have websites or Facebook pages. Bahamas tourism has taken a few pages out of the Disney World playbook. Promoters offer several excellent trip-planning websites organized by island, interest and price. These sites are worth visiting regularly because they run specials on in-country air travel and also showcase participating lodge discounts that can be worth hundreds of dollars to savvy travelers. Best of all, many of these specials are directly targeted to fly-anglers.
If planning a trip online or taking advantage of specials seems too daunting, then you should definitely consider a fly-fishing travel service. Instead of driving these services out of business, the Internet has helped them provide better planning tools for clients. They can communicate easily with lodges — even remote ones. While travel within the Bahamas has become so much easier than just a few years ago, it can still be confusing. The better travel services will do the planning for you.
The travel services can help clients get creative with itineraries because they are within the country. There are many weekly and daily flights to the smaller outlying islands called “family islands.” With good planning, anglers can hit several islands on one trip and take advantage of the unique character of individual island fisheries.
When budgeting time away from family, you can catch an early-morning flight from hub islands like Nassau or Freeport for a one-day bonefish trip and be back with the family in time for dinner.
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