oceanside “Pelican Bay Resort”, while the bonefishing is coordinated by Greg Vincent (a world-class saltwater fly fisher) and his team of talented Bahamian guides. Make no mistake, though you are lodging at a vacation resort, the fishing program at H2O is as serious a bonefishing operation as we have fished with. They operate a dream fleet of fly fishing vessels, including Mirage tunnel hull skiffs for super shallow backcountry navigation, a 21’ Master Angler for accessing outer cays, several V-hull Mavericks for poling the flats, and a 31’ Contender center-console for chasing offshore species. Anglers can expect classic bonefishing scenarios from the boat, or wading the flats targeting trophy bonefish in clear skinny water. Bonefish on Grand Bahama Island are large on average, and fish pushing or over the double-digit size are an everyday possibility.
Outside of fishing, the beauty of H2O is its diversity of non-angling activities available. With easy access to Freeport, there is a seemingly endless list of activities including golf, tennis, spa-days, a casino, restaurants, shopping, swimming, pool-side relaxing, massages, horseback riding, scuba trips, and more. Next door to the resort is the world-famous Underwater Explorers Society (UNEXSO), who not only provide great scuba diving but also host the “Dolphin Experience”, where guests can interact with Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. Also available are all of the water sports, including kayaking, snorkeling, parasailing, sailing, etc.
Your day starts with a fabulous breakfast buffet, where you can order or select anything you want. When fishing, lunch is taken on the fly, ordered the night before. Dinner is not included in the rate, so you are free to eat wherever you like. Order a pizza delivered to your private suite, eat at the resort, or go out on the town; there are dozens of restaurants to choose from - sushi, Italian, American steakhouses, seafood, the works.
Pelican Bay Resort features 97 rooms, each with a private balcony overlooking a courtyard, the marina, and the Port Lucaya Marketplace. These spacious rooms include king or double beds, satellite TV, phones, Italian-tiled floors, coffee service, and a refrigerator. Pelican Bay’s suites are also available for couples looking for an upgrade of accommodations. Newspapers and freshly baked croissants and bread are delivered to the suites each morning, and in-room espresso machines allow guests to enjoy a private breakfast on the balcony while taking in the beautiful Bell Channel Bay.
The concept in designing a holiday at H2O Bonefishing is flexibility and packages can be arranged with any amount of nights and days of fishing, all orchestrated to ensure a memorable family vacation that will be sure to please everyone, including the flats angler.