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Stella Maris
Stella Maris
Stella Maris
Stella Maris
Stella Maris
Stella Maris
Stella Maris
Stella Maris
Stella Maris
Stella Maris
Stella Maris
Stella Maris

Details

  • Saltwater
  • Season

    October - June
  • For 2017 the rates are - The daily bonefishing rates are $550 for 2 anglers This rate does not include transport to the dock or tackle. Accommodation rates are Hotel Rooms $205-220, One bedroom cottage $250-265, Two bedroom cottage $330-380. Rates are per night for 2 people and does not include taxes, energy surcharge or gratuity.
  • Number of guests

    They can guide 4 anglers with 2 guides in 2 boats for bonefish. There is reef fishing in a larger boat for up to 4 anglers. The total number of guests at the resort can range from 20-60, with no 2 groups doing the same thing.
  • Species:
    • Bonefish
    • Barracuda

Stella Maris

Bahamas >> Long Island >> Stella Maris
Fishing and Species
Bonefishing is the major attraction and the schools of fish are quite prolific. There is optional permit and reef fishing as well. The guide and outfitter is James "Docky" Smith. He has been guiding for over 15 years and knows the waters intimately. He has 2 pro flats skiffs: 17' Maverick Mirage with a 90 HP Yamaha and a Hells Bay with a 60 HP. There is great wading as well as fishing from the skiff. Long Island has some do it yourself opportunities, using a rental car for transport.
Long Island, Bahamas

This is one of the best places anywhere to have first-class guided bonefishing as well as a fun place for non-fishing friends and family. It is not your typical seven nights with six days fishing bonefish lodge. It is an Out Island Bahamas resort, where no two guest parties are on the same schedule, or doing the same activities. Because they have their own charter flight from Nassau, in addition to scheduled flights, it is an easy place to get to. This also facilitates planning a trip ranging from 3 days to 2 weeks or more.
This is one of the best places anywhere to have first-class guided bonefishing as well as a fun place for non-fishing friends and family. It is not your typical seven nights with six days fishing bonefish lodge. It is an Out Island Bahamas resort, where no two guest parties are on the same schedule, or doing the same activities. Because they have their own charter flight from Nassau, in addition to scheduled flights, it is an easy place to get to. This also facilitates planning a trip ranging from 3 days to 2 weeks or more.

Accommodations at Stella Maris are attractively scattered throughout a magnificent palm grove, overlooking the Atlantic. You will be very comfortable in their air-conditioned rooms and cottages. All have an ocean view patio or balcony, A/C, fridge, coffee maker, ceiling fan and hair dryer. For longer stays or more room, renting a villa or bungalow is a great option. All are on the water and have a kitchen and living area. Some even have a private pool. Three hotel pools dot the manicured grounds of the resort, and close by are seven hidden Atlantic beach coves.

It is your choice whether to go out to the restaurant, do a little home cooking or sample some local cuisine as you explore the island. Long Island is uncrowded, friendly and 80 miles long. It provides the old school "Out Island" experience, hardly touched by modern tourism. About 3,500 inhabitants reside in some 35 quaint villages and farming towns. Points of interest include plantation ruins and Indian caves, historic churches, salt salinas, fish and shrimp farms and pineapple plantations. Bikes can get you to any point of interest around Stella Maris. Activities include a full dive program with a diversity of sites, snorkeling, kayaking straight out of the marina into Adderley's Bay, or exploring the idyllic mangrove mazes of Columbus Harbour and sailing on the lee shore in a “Sun-Fish.”

There are plenty of places to vacation in the Bahamas but I am only interested in them if they have really good bonefishing. Captain James “Docky” Smith is the guide to fish with on the vast flats of Long Island. There is so much bonefish water you won’t be able to fish it all. Many of the flats offer good wade fishing. A rental car will give you access to the entire island and maybe even a little do-it-yourself fishing.