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The key to having a great time on your Bahamas vacation


October 12, 2020

It’s that time of year! The holidays are fast approaching, 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.

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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Bonefishing 101


September 14, 2020

When traveling to the Bahamas, especially for the first time, there is so much to do. You’ll be hypnotized by the white sandy beaches and crystal clear water. In addition, the area is known for having some of the best bonefish on the globe. If you have not gone bonefishing before, you are in for a treat! Learn more about this fun activity so you can add it to your list of things to do for your trip to Exuma, Bahamas.

What Are Bonefish?


Bonefish are large fish that can live for up to 20 years, grow anywhere from 20 to 30 inches and weigh up to almost 20 pounds. They live in tropical water and usually go to shallow waters with the incoming tide to eat crustaceans, mollusks and other small creatures. This fish is almost silver and green in color and can easily hide and disguise itself amongst other fish, plants and more. Because of this advantage they have, they are not easy to catch, even though they may be close by in shallow waters. This makes catching them a sport! They often are not eaten and thrown back into the water because of the high amount of bones in their body.

Bonefish Fishing & Fly Fishing Techniques


For first time fly fishers, you can work with a guide to take you through the process. With fly fishing, you essentially take a fishing rod and use an artificial fly on your cast that will serve as bait. You will take your fishing rod into shallow waters and then cast your rod. This will lure the bonefish to your bait and they will bite at it. Obviously, it is not that easy which is why many love the sport of it. To go fly fishing, you’ll simply go into shallow clear waters where they can be found. You’ll hunt for them and cast your line when you find an area they might come to. Some days you might find several, others none. That’s the beauty of the Bahamas, no matter what happens, you will be happy to be there! To Learn more about these fish read the five secrets you must know about bonefish.

Best Places for Bonefish Fishing

The Bahamas is one of the best places for fly fishing. There are a few areas that have bonefish come in making it the perfect place for this sport. Those who come to the area treasure the soft sand and clear waters to see what is going on in the sand they stand on. It’s also great for fly fishing because it enables you to see a potential catch. One of the most common areas to fly fish in the Bahamas are the Exumas. The Exumas are made up of three areas within the Bahamas. It is home to so many types of plants and species—a trip definitely worth taking!
 
For your first bonefish fishing trip, book a reservation and request a bonefish guide with Bonefish Drex. Whether you’re an experienced bonefish fisherman or new to the sport, our friendly, knowledgeable guides will be sure to make your experience memorable! Call us today at 242-357-0243 to make your reservation.
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Indulge with a vacation to the Bahamas


July 20, 2020

2020 has been a truly overwhelming and chaotic year thus far - with travel restrictions beginning to lift, have you considered booking a trip? Reward yourself, and your family, with a warm tropical getaway to the Bahamas. 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 are our favorite spots!

First let’s talk about what you can do in the Bahamas. There are a number of activities that you can do, and there truly is something for everyone! 
  • 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 year
  • Kayaking: With your down time, we highly recommend that you consider going on a kayaking adventure. Kayaking is great when it comes to relieving stress and is a low-impact, low-cost way to experience the beautiful waters of the Bahamas.

Activities aren’t the only there is to do in The Bahamas  - they have some of the best restaurants in the Caribbean and you will certainly be missing out if you don’t stop 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.

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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The benefits of traveling from your favorite Bahamas catamaran rental vendor


June 10, 2020

Looking for an excuse to travel? You’ve come to the right place. Traveling has been scientifically proven to help you mind, body, and even soul. But maybe you’re having some issues convincing family members that you should take a vacation. Don’t worry - we have you covered! Here are our favorite reasons you should travel (particularly to come see us in the Bahamas).

Environmental Factors
Traveling will give you some exposure to other elements, environments, and people. Which means you could help to grow your immune system and stay as healthy as possible. Exposure to antibodies and other bacteria can help you maintain and grow a strong immune system. 

The Brain
Yes, traveling can even have a positive affect on your brain. Traveling has been proven to lower stress levels, increase happiness and cause a sense of relaxation. Who doesn’t want to feel relaxed, renewed, and refreshed? In addition, travel can help grow and expand your cognitive functions. Think about it, you’ll be solving problems, soaking in new knowledge and exploring new locations. 

Fitness 
Traveling can help increase physical fitness. As you are actively exploring the area, you’ll be able to enjoy different terrains and stay on the move. Not only this, but traveling will help to reduce heart disease. How? As mentioned, it helps to reduce your stress levels...making it easier on your heart. Did you also know that traveling increases life expectancy? Crazy right!

Now that you know why you should travel - why not book a trip? At Bonefish Drex we are here to help you plan and book your dream vacation in the Bahamas. Not to mention, we have a number of activities that will give you additional benefits for fitness and improving brain health. However, 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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Why you should book a Bahamas vacation for the winter


May 6, 2020

We are in the midst of a pandemic - things are changing and booking a vacation is probably the last thing on your mind. However, it is the perfect time to book a vacation for this winter, or even next spring. Booking early ensures you are able to plan ahead with work, and it gives you something to look forward to once all of this is all over.

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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