Central Andros, Bahamas

Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge

Central Andros, Bahamas

Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge

Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge sits on an expansive private beachfront property located near Cargill Creek in Central Andros. It’s a skip and a jump from the famous North Bight where anglers will find plenty of prime bonefish water, even on windy days. The lodge faces the south end of White Bight, which offers productive wade fishing prospects during the right tide stages. 

Accommodations consist of spacious and comfortable duplex-style cottages with outdoor patios overlooking the flats, ideal for families and small groups. The main lodge features a spacious dining area and a living room complete with large flat-screen TV with cable to catch up on the latest news or watch sporting events.

Season

October - June

Species

Barracuda, Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon

Accomodations

This beachfront lodge offers spacious duplex-style cottages, ideal for families and small groups.

Occupancy

10 Guests

Lodge Features & Amenities

Amazing Food

Beginner Friendly

Conventional Options

Couples Friendly

Family Friendly

High Value

Non-Angler Friendly

Wi-Fi

The Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge Experience

Mount Pleasant is a small, charming, and secluded beachfront lodge offering comfortable accommodations and expansive outdoor grounds accented by  tropical foliage. The lodge has a pair of airy and bright duplex cottages with two air-conditioned rooms (one with double beds and the other with single beds), an open living room for socializing and lounging, full bath, kitchenette area with a full-size fridge, and outdoor patio with direct view of the fertile, oceanside flats of White Bight. There’s also a smaller duplex with a single room, full bath, and similar outdoor space. The main lodge, just steps from the cottages, incorporates the dining room, a small bar, and a sitting area with a large TV as well as an outside patio.

Mount Pleasant’s roster of top-notch guides primarily fish the legendary North Bight nearby, which boasts an expansive network of tidal creeks and channels with miles and miles of productive flats, coves and shallow lagoons (many sheltered from the wind) inhabited by a very healthy population of 2- to 5-pound bonefish and plenty of 6 to 8 pounders to spice things up. Trophy specimens of 10 pounds frequent the same shallows, and permit and tarpon are also available at times, as are other potential target species like barracuda, lemon sharks, various jacks, and mutton snapper.

Much of the fishing in Andros is approached from a flats boat, but wading is an exciting option in certain spots. With the fertile flats of White Bight practically outside your door, anglers staying at Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge can also enjoy some do-it-yourself wade fishing after their daily bonefish charters. You’re going to want a solid pair of wading shoes or flats boots to protect your feet, however.

Fishing Schedule
After breakfast, lodge staff will drive anglers a nearby dock to meet their guides and board boats for a full day of fishing, which begins at about 7:30 a.m. and ends at approximately 3:30 p.m.

Boats
Mount Pleasant works with the area’s top independent guides. All are seasoned captains with extensive experience and equipped with modern, 16- to 18-foot flats skiffs from renowned brands like Dolphin, Hewes, Maverick, Action Craft ,and Hell’s Bay, designed to run and float shallow, stealthily stalk fish, and provide a roomy and stable platform from which to fly cast.

Loaner Gear
Most of the guides carry a spare fly outfit or two, but you should still plan to bring an extra rod, reel, fly line, and other essentials in case your primary gear gets damaged. You’ll also need a rain jacket, flats boots, and quality polarized sunglasses.

The lodge has a pair of spacious and well-appointed duplex-style cottage with two air-conditioned bedrooms (one with double beds and the other with single beds), an open living room with ceiling fan for socializing and lounging, full bath, kitchenette area, and outdoor patio overlooking the oceanside flats of White Bight. There’s also a smaller duplex with a single bedroom, full bath, and similar outdoor space. The main lodge sits just steps from the cottages and incorporates a large dining area, small bar, sitting area with TV, and an outside patio where guests can enjoy appetizers, cold beverages, and the ocean breezes.

Cuisine
At Mount Pleasant, guests enjoy a hearty breakfast every morning followed by boxed lunches consisting of sandwiches, chips, fruit, and cookies or candy bars. For dinner, guests can expect a variety of traditional Bahamian and American dishes with local seafood featured prominently on the menu along with fresh fruits and vegetables, chicken, and other meats.

Alcoholic beverages including beer are BYOB at Mount Pleasant, so make sure to stock up at the duty-free shop at the airport or a convenience store on the way to the lodge.

Connectivity
Cell service in Central Andros is spotty, but the lodge has a phone and also provides free Wi-Fi in the main building.

Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge offers free use of their kayaks, and you can wade out and swim at the beach in front of your room. In addition, the lodge can arrange diving, snorkeling, and sightseeing excursions.

Anglers headed to Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge should fly into Andros Town (Fresh Creek), the nearest airport. Makers Air (954-771-0330, makersiar.com) offers direct daily flights from Fort Lauderdale, and LeAir (242-377-2356, flyleair.com) flies to Andros Town from Nassau. Gil’s Fly Fishing International is also happy suggest charter flight options.

Mount Pleasant Fishing Lodge will arrange for a cab to pick you up at Andros Town airport. The driver will meet you after you clear Bahamian Customs and take you to the lodge, about 30 minutes away. At the end of your trip, a cab will also take you to the airport for your flight back to Nassau or Florida. Remember that you must pay a $20 departure tax (in cash) before leaving the Bahamas.

Gil’s Fly Fishing International’s services are completely free, so you never pay more than if you booked directly with the lodge or outfitter. All rates are per person and listed in U.S. dollars.

Double Occupancy (shared lodging and boat)

7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing: $ 3,250 per person
6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing: $ 2,750 per person
5 Nights / 4 Days Fishing: $ 2,250 per person
4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing: $ 1,750 per person
3 Nights / 2 Days Fishing: $ 1,250 per person

Single Occupancy (single room and single angler per boat)

7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing: $ 4,925 per person
6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing: $ 4,150 per person
5 Nights / 4 Days Fishing: $ 3,375 per person
4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing: $ 2,600 per person
3 Nights / 2 Days Fishing: $ 1,825 per person

Included:

  • The number of nights lodging specified in the package
  • Daily guided fishing
  • Wading access to lodge flats
  • All meals and bottled water at the lodge
  • Bahamian VAT (10% tax on goods and services)

Not Included:

  • Airfare to Nassau and Andros Town (Central Andros)
  • Hotel in Nassau (if necessary)
  • Airport transfers in Nassau (if necessary)
  • Airport transfers in Andros
  • Gratuities for fishing guides and lodge staff
  • Bahamas fishing license ($20 per angler per week)
  • All gear and flies

Bookings are confirmed with a 50% deposit, made no later than seven days after booking a trip. Balance must be received no later than 90 days prior to the first day of the trip. Notification of cancellation must be received 90 days prior to the first day of the trip in order to receive partial or full credit for an alternate date. All payments are final and nonrefundable, with the exception of a medical or family emergency, deemed reasonable at GFFI’s discretion.

Booking a trip or making a deposit represents that the client accepts all terms and conditions. GFFI’s terms are in addition to any terms and conditions of each individual lodge that GFFI represents. Please read those terms carefully—lodge terms, which may differ from GFFI’s terms, supersede any agreements between GFFI and a client.

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