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How geography can affect your Bonefishing experience


March 25, 2020

The Bahamas is well-known for its beautiful ocean waters, and pristine beaches...but what is the geography really like? You might be surprised by just how interesting the Bahamas geography is, and we can assure you it might even encourage you to travel to our beautiful area of the world. Here is all of the information you need to know about the Bahamas before visiting.

The first thing to know is that the Bahamas lie 50 miles off of the Florida coast and they are made up of approximately 700 islands/cays, although only about 30 of them are inhabited by people. The two biggest islands, Grand Bahama and New Providence make up the majority of tourism here in our favorite Caribbean location. While Grand Bahamas might be equally as large, the capital of the Bahamas (Nassau) is located on the island of New Providence. Stretching over 100,000 square miles, the Bahamas islands was mostly formed by coral reefs and seashells.

The geography of the Bahamas is perfect for the beautiful and unique wildlife that inhabit the island. From turtles to iguanas, you’ll truly see some of the most unique wildlife in the Caribbean. Did you know that the world's largest colony of pink flamingos in habit the Bahamas? The perfect temperatures and beautiful sunshine allows the flamingos to thrive on the beautiful soft beaches. More wildlife thrives in the Andros Barrier Reef - one of the longest coral reefs in the world. This reef is home to native, bright colored and tropical fish. 

The Bahamas is home to a number to beautiful wildlife/nature parks and conservatories that you can visit as well if you are interested in ecotourism. Including:
  • Fern Gully/Josey Cave and Nature Trail: With various bird and local animal species, nature enthusiasts will love the Fern Gully/Josey Cave and Nature Trail. 
  • Lake Windsor: Also known as Lake Rosa, Lake Windsor is the largest lake in the Bahamas and is home to a flock of Caribbean flamingos - the largest in the northern hemisphere. 
  • Andros Nature Conservatory and Trust (ANCAT): The ANCAT is home nonprofit conservation organization dedicated to the conservation and protection of the Andros Islands and its animal wildlife. 
  • Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park: The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is one of the most gorgeous areas to dive in. With visibility up to 100 feet, and warm water temperatures, you’ll have the opportunity to see large schools of reef fish enjoy a large variety of marine life. 
  • Moriah Harbour Cay National Park: If marine life isn’t your thing, try exploring at Moriah Harbour Cay National Park - home to a wide variety of bird-life who have chosen to nest in and around the National Park. 

Now that you know a little more about the geography, why not stop by and schedule a time to go on your bonefishing adventure in the Bahamas? No matter what you are looking for, Bonefish Drex can help. Not only can we provide you with a charter rental, but we can give you the sightseeing tour you are looking for. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!
 
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The spots Bahama locals recommend you visit on your next vacation


February 27, 2020

As you are booking your Bahamas vacation, you are brimming with excitement. The landscape, the activities, the culture...what could be better? We have compiled some of the best spots for you to visit on your next spot to the beautiful islands. As always, please stop by to see us at Bonefish Drex for a family-friendly fishing adventure, but in the meantime...here our are favorite spots!

Let’s start with the good stuff - the food! The Bahamas have some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean and you will certainly be missing out if you don’t stop at at least some of these. There truly is something for everyone!
  • Max’s Conch Bar and Grill: This local roadside restaurant is casual, quirky, and well-known among Bahamian locals. The gazebo-like structure is covered in local flair including license plates, figurines, and local trinkets. 
  • Cricket Club Restaurant and Pub: The Cricket Club is perfect for those wanting to stay within budget, but also experience a more relaxed and casual environment. The Cricket Club Restaurant and Pub is laid back, and offers some delicious brunch and local Bahamian cuisine. 
  • Cafe Matisse: This one is the perfect restaurant if you are looking for a splurge while in the Bahamas, especially if you love Italian food. 
  • Xuma’s Restaurant and Bar: To get to Xuma’s Restaurant and Bar, you’ll have to charter a sailboat and sail to Highbourne Cay, but the trip is well worth it! The fresh seafood, and expert plating keeps locals and tourists coming back for more.

Yes, stop by the amazing restaurants we just mentioned, but you should also consider trying some unique activities: 
  • Bonefishing: Bonefishing in the Bahamas is fly fishing, but for bonefish. Bonefishing is a popular sport in the Bahamas, but most Bonefish are released upon capture.
  • Sightseeing: From swimming with the pigs at Big Beach and exploring the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, to enjoying Cocoplum Beach, finding fossils and seeing the Angelfish Blue Hole, add any or all of these stops to your itinerary this year.

Ready to book a trip?! We’ve given you the five best reasons we can offer - short of getting a doctor’s note of course! Before booking at a typical resort, give Bonefish Drex a call. We can help you explore charter rental options - a great way to take your vacation to the next level. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!

 
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Vacation in the Bahamas


January 8, 2020

It’s that time of year! The holidays are over and you might be looking for a reason to treat yourself...and we have the perfect idea. What could be better than soaking up the sun while on vacation in The Bahamas?! Yes, booking vacations can be overwhelming and even intimidating, but we’ve put together the guide you need to read while getting ready to book a Bahamas vacation.

The Basics
When traveling to the Bahamas there are a few things you should know before visiting, the first of which is that English is one of the main languages of the islands - it is widely spoken. In addition getting around the islands can be fun due to all of the unique travel opportunities. You have the ability to take taxis, bikes, or even boats.

Time
We have some important news for you - if you are looking to book during the winter it is peak travel season for the islands. This has pros and cons of course. Some of the pros include that you might be able to score some awesome travel deals, and the islands will be teaming with activity and fun! A con, of course, is that it might be slightly more competitive for hotels and flights, and if you don’t like to be around people it might be a little too busy for you. If you’d like to visit during off-season, look at booking for April - July. Whether you book the vacation for this winter, or next summer, you should still treat yourself this holiday season. 

Things To Do
The first step in booking your trip is to handle the flight and resort/hotel booking. Once you have the two booked, you should start to look at available activities - trust us, there are many! One of the best things about the Bahamas is that there is truly something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite activities: 
  • Bonefishing: Bonefishing is fly fishing, but for bonefish. Bonefishing is a popular sport in the Bahamas, but most Bonefish are released upon capture.
  • Sightseeing: From swimming with the pigs at Big Beach and exploring the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, to enjoying Cocoplum Beach, finding fossils and seeing the Angelfish Blue Hole, add any or all of these stops to your itinerary this yea
  • Enjoying local cuisine: The local cuisine of the Bahamas is truly out of this world - trust us it’s worth a try! Any foodie will love exploring the local spots in the Bahamas. Check out some of our favorite restaurants here.

Ready to book a trip?! We’ve given you the five best reasons we can offer - short of getting a doctor’s note of course! Before booking at a typical resort, give Bonefish Drex a call. We can help you explore charter rental options - a great way to take your vacation to the next level. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!
 
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Why you should take your family on a Bahamas vacation


Booking vacations is a MUST during the holidays. With the great travel deals there has never been a better time to book a vacation in the Bahamas, particularly for your entire family.

When traveling to the Bahamas there are a few things you should know before visiting, the first of which is that English is one of the main languages of the islands - it is widely spoken. In addition getting around the islands can be fun due to all of the unique travel opportunities. You have the ability to take taxis, bikes, or even boats.

We have some important news for you - if you are looking to book during the winter it is peak travel season for the islands. This has pros and cons of course. Some of the pros include that you might be able to score some awesome travel deals, and the islands will be teaming with activity and fun! A con, of course, is that it might be slightly more competitive for hotels and flights, and if you don’t like to be around people it might be a little too busy for you. If you’d like to visit during off-season, look at booking for April - July. Whether you book the vacation for this winter, or next summer, you should still treat yourself this holiday season. 

The first step in booking your trip is to handle the flight and resort/hotel booking. Once you have the two booked, you should start to look at available activities - trust us, there are many! One of the best things about the Bahamas is that there is truly something for everyone. Here are some of our favorite activities: 
Bonefishing: Bonefishing is fly fishing, but for bonefish. Bonefishing is a popular sport in the Bahamas, but most Bonefish are released upon capture.
Sightseeing: From swimming with the pigs at Big Beach and exploring the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, to enjoying Cocoplum Beach, finding fossils and seeing the Angelfish Blue Hole, add any or all of these stops to your itinerary this yea
Enjoying local cuisine: The local cuisine of the Bahamas is truly out of this world - trust us it’s worth a try! Any foodie will love exploring the local spots in the Bahamas. Check out some of our favorite restaurants here.

Ready to book a trip?! We’ve given you the five best reasons we can offer - short of getting a doctor’s note of course! Before booking at a typical resort, give Bonefish Drex a call. We can help you explore charter rental options - a great way to take your vacation to the next level. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!
 
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We have your five reasons to plan a trip to the Bahamas immediately


November 20, 2019

Aren’t we all looking for a reason to book a trip to the Bahamas? The Bahamas is one of the most beautiful areas in the Carribbean, but it can be hard to convince yourself to spend the money on a fun vacation - particularly when the holidays are right around the corner. No fear! Your bonefishing experts are here to give you the five reasons you should book a beach trip to the Bahamas immediately. 

Vitamin D
Basking in the sun on the beach is a great way to get a kick of Vitamin D. While you can get your daily dose of Vitamin D through beverage/food intake, the majority of people actually get it from being outside. A few days on the beach, in the sun, is just what you need to get an instant pick me up.

The Sand and Sea 
We aren’t done with why the beach is good for your body! The grainy nature of sand makes it a fantastic all-natural exfoliant. Some sand and sun is a great way to have your body feeling soft, smooth, and ready to take on the world. Sea water can also help to preserve the skin - it’s full of anti aging properties and can help your skin maintain it’s natural elasticity. 

Decompress - Mentally
Taking a trip to the beach will help you unplug and rest - but ultimately it has been shown to reduce depression. Did you know that technology such as cell phones, tables, and even computers have been linked to depression and anxiety? Taking the time to unplug is a fantastic way to reset your mind and soul.

Sleep 
This goes hand in hand with decompressing. A day at the beach will lead to a fantastic night of sleep immediately after. Why? Because often times people struggle to fall asleep due to anxiety, and stress. As we just mentioned, a day at the beach can help both of those things. Did you know that sun exposure can also help to regulate hormones - making it easier to fall asleep.

Exercise
If exercise isn’t your thing, don’t worry. The beach is a natural way to get some extra exercise in. Just think about it, when you go to the beach you typically enjoy a day walking up and down the shoreline or even getting your toes wet and taking a swim. This little extra exercise can do wonders for your mood, and ultimately your body.

Ready to book a trip?! We’ve given you the five best reasons we can offer - short of getting a doctor’s note of course! Before booking at a typical resort, give Bonefish Drex a call. We can help you explore charter rental options - a great way to take your vacation to the next level. To learn more about our services, give us a call at 242-356-0243. We look forward to seeing you in the upcoming months - the weather is gorgeous!
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