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  • 2023 HOSTED TRIP FEBRUARY 6th-12th

    Hosted by Antonio Rodrigues

    2023 HOSTED TRIP FEBRUARY 6th-12th

    Hosted by Antonio Rodrigues

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INFORMATION

The Bahamas are OPEN & FISHING

Updated: January 5th, 2022

The health and well-being of our guests, staff, and island community are our number one priority. Please carefully review the following travel protocols to ensure the safety of all. We’re actively maintaining this page with the most up to date information.  Full travel protocols can be viewed here.

Pre-Trip & Arrival:

Prior to Departing for the Bahamas:

VACCINATED TRAVELERS

  1.  Effective 4 January 2022, All those travelling to The Bahamas from other countries, whether fully vaccinated or unvaccinated, will be required to obtain a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival in The Bahamas.

    • Vaccinated travellers and children between the ages of 2-11, can present either a negative Rapid Antigen Test or RT-PCR Test.

  2. Apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa: Click Here to Apply. As part of the application process, you’ll need to upload valid proof of vaccination (such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card) & valid proof of COVID-19 Test with a negative result.

    • For international travelers, proof of vaccination must confirm they have passed the two-week immunity period.

    • At this time, The Bahamas Government will only be accepting vaccines by Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca

    • As part of the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application, travelers will be required to opt-in to COVID-19 health insurance that covers them for the duration of their stay in The Bahamas. The cost of insurance is included in the Bahamas Travel Health Visa application fee.

    • ***If assistance is needed through the Health Visa process, please contact the Health Visa Compliance Team: +1 (242) 502-0829 or [email protected]***

IMPORTANT: Please bring a printed copy of your approved Travel Health Visa, valid proof of vaccination (such as CDC or government issued vaccine record card) and negative COVID-19 test result with you to present to immigration/customs on arrival to the Bahamas to avoid delays getting through the airport.

NON-VACCINATED TRAVELERS

  1. Effective January 4, 2021, All unvaccinated travellers, ages 12 and older, must present a negative RT-PCR Test (acceptable tests include NAAT, PCR, RNA, RT-PCR and TMA) taken no more than three days (72 hours) prior to the date of arrival in The Bahamas.

  2. Apply for a Bahamas Travel Health Visa: Click Here to Apply. As part of the application process, you’ll need to upload your negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result (we suggest applying as soon as you receive your result). The Travel Health Visa fees are inclusive of the mandatory Trip Interruption Health Insurance, as well as, the 48 hour Rapid Antigen Test (where applicable).
    ***If assistance is needed through the Health Visa process, please contact the Health Visa Compliance Team: +1 (242) 502-0829 or [email protected]***

IMPORTANT: Please bring a printed copy of your approved Travel Health Visa and negative COVID-19 RT-PCR test result with you to present to immigration/customs on arrival to the Bahamas to avoid delays getting through the airport. Also, please remember to be diligent while traveling so as not to contract COVID-19 after your negative results.

All children, under the age of 2, are exempt from any testing requirements.


On-Island Experience:

VACCINATED TRAVELERS

  1. All travelers will be required to have a rapid antigen test and temperature check done upon arrival at their own expense (~$40).

  2. 48 Hour COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test: Effective 4 January 2022, a Rapid Antigen Test will be required for all travellers staying in The Bahamas longer than 48 hours (two (2) nights), regardless of vaccination status. This will be completed at Soul Fly Lodge.

  3. Visitors departing on or before 48 hours will not be required to obtain this test.

  4. This test replaces the existing Day-5 Rapid Antigen Test.

NON-VACCINATED TRAVELERS

  1. All travelers will be required to have a rapid antigen test and temperature check done upon arrival at their own expense (~$40).

  2. Effective 4 January 2022, a Rapid Antigen Test will be required for all travellers staying in The Bahamas longer than 48 hours (two (2) nights), regardless of vaccination status. This will be completed at Soul Fly Lodge.

    IMPORTANT: Please bring a copy of your travel health visa or email a copy to us in advance at [email protected] The visa document must include the QR code, which is required for recording your Rapid Antigen Test result. If your travel health visa approval email does not include the QR code, you will need to obtain a copy via the platform (log on to your account at https://travel.gov.bs, view all trips, select the relevant trip and view a copy of the travel health visa).


Returning Home:

All vaccinated air passengers (including U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents) arriving to the U.S. from a foreign country to get tested no more than one (1) day before their flight to the U.S. departs. U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents (LPRs) who are eligible to travel but are not fully vaccinated will need to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test one (1) day before their flight’s departure. All travelers must present the negative result to the airline before boarding their flight.

  • These tests can be performed for our guests on property by a trained representative (we will require a copy of your passport, clearly stating your date of birth and passport number).

For more information concerning the CDC requirement: Click Here.

IMPORTANT: You may be required to submit a copy of your negative Rapid Antigen Test Result/Documentation of Recovery to your airline prior to beginning travel back to the U.S. Please check with your airline in advance.

*Soul Fly Lodge will help advise as to how best navigate traveling to and from the Bahamas but ultimately it is the guest’s responsibility to ensure that the proper protocols have been followed.

https://bs.usembassy.gov/covid-19-information/

About Soul Fly Lodge

  •  Untapped, high quality fishery. NO other Lodges on Great Harbour Cay. Bonefish, Permit, Triggerfish, Mutton Snapper, Barracuda, etc.

  • Our sustainability ethos is carried through all of our efforts. We strive to reduce our impact, source local, eliminate waste, and offset our carbon footprint. We aren’t perfect but each year we promise to make progress; through your support we’ll constantly improve.

  • Ease of Access.  Brand new airport. Official port of entry that caters to private jets, daily flights from Nassau and direct flights from Florida.

  • Brand new skiffs – Maverick 17 HPX-V & S 2021 lodge edition.

  • Our guides, staff and lodge hosts are all experts in their craft with experience that is measured in decades.

  • Full restaurant run by our top notch Bahamian Chef. Full bar and cocktail lounge. Al fresco, outdoor, and indoor dining available.

  • Fishery Conservation. Protecting this fishery for generations to come is our top priority; we combine angler education & the support of sound science to reduce our impact.

  • Community is everything. Keeping revenue on the island, enabling our staff to thrive & engaging in projects that will honor and uphold the Great Harbour Cay community are top priorities.

  • Nestled into the eastside of Great Harbour Cay overlooking the ocean with a short winding path carrying you to an idyllic Bahamian beach.  The Lodge sits about a mile north of what Travel & Leisure calls the 13th most beautiful beach in the world.

  • A 20’ by 50’ pool with plenty of comfortable seating provides the perfect setting to swap fishing stories and catch up with old & new friends.

  • Short runs combined with options to fish the boat or focus on wading will give you the opportunity to tailor your day exactly as you please.

What to Expect...

Setting expectations appropriately is a key element to looking back at your experience with a grin that stretches from ear to ear.  We’re all about transparency and we strive to attract anglers that are the right fit for Soul Fly Lodge.  The Bahamas is a dynamic location with ever-changing conditions.  The Bottom Line: Get here when you can and we’ll guide you to an experience we hope you’ll never forget.

Bonefish

The variety of bonefishing elements in the Berry Islands will quickly grab and tightly hold your attention.  From miles of tailing bonefish on firm, wadable white sand flats, to lush turtle grass, ocean edges, thick mangroves, and backcountry creeks, the fishing around Great Harbour Cay does not disappoint. Bonefish here range from 2 to 10+ pounds with average fish around 3 to 4 pounds.

Permit

The permit fishing in the Berry Islands is special and a long kept secret. Permit can be found from Chub Cay to the south, all the way up to the north end of the chain. Our guides have been chasing permit for years and are prepared to help you intersect with arguably the toughest fish to fool with a fly. 10 to 50 pound permit have been caught in the Berry Island chain.

Mutton Snapper

In the warmer months, and even sometimes in the dead of winter, Mutton Snapper can be found patrolling the flats. Muttons are tough and fight like a bulldog. You won’t regret connecting with this beautiful flats target. Plus, mutton are a delicious fish to bring back to the lodge for Chef to grill up!

Barracuda

While poling flats, edges, and shorelines it’s likely you’ll see a highly underrated target; the barracuda. These fish are lightning fast and pull like hell. When they want to eat, they’ll be on your fly in a flash. Get ready for a firm strip set as these toothy predators have super boney mouths and will be ready to fight with all their might.

Triggerfish

We’re lucky to have triggerfish right in our backyard in the Berry Islands. These fish are very aware, inquisitive and selective. Watching this quarry tail on your fly is a sight to be seen. Get ready for a long strip set and a wily, hard fight as the trigger loves to dive for cover.

Other Species

Although it is illegal to fish for sharks in the Bahamas, they are an incredible sight on the flats. Lemons, blacktips, tigers, hammerheads, and several other shark species roam these shallow waters.

 

Rest Easy & Play Hard...

Tastefully Furnished Guest Rooms

Soul Fly Lodge has 4 beautiful guest rooms with ensuite private bathrooms. Each room has super comfy beds and all the amenities you’ll need for a relaxing stay. Rest easy & play hard.

Fly Shop

We stock flies, tippet, leaders, a small selection of fly lines, Costa sunglasses, some unique gifts, and a selection of Soul Fly branded gear for your convenience. We’ve got the essentials covered… just in case.

Freshwater Pool

Cool off in our 20 x 50 foot freshwater pool. Perched 22 feet above the churning Atlantic on the east side of Great Harbour Cay, our pool is the perfect place to sip a cocktail and unwind from your day on the water. The Rooster was a favorite symbol of the late Earl “Mr. Celebrity” Blackwell, the original owner of the property and founder of the Celebrity Service which took him on great adventures with the most prolific movie stars of the 60’s & 70’s.

Dining at The Carriearl Roost

We are proud to introduce the Carriearl Roost! While our team starts a new chapter on Great Harbour Cay, we honor the history that comes before us. The hotel previously hailed by the name, “The Carriearl”. We proudly carry on the namesake through mindfully crafted cuisine and a full bar newly dubbed: The Carriearl Roost. Our renowned Bahamian Chef will, no doubt, impress foodies and traveling anglers alike.

Stay a while…

With a number of different spots to congregate, you can find a nook for a relaxing read or gather round the coffee table for cocktails to recount your day on Great Harbour Cay and its surrounding islands.

Getting Here

By Air

The newly rebuilt Great Harbour Cay Airport is only 120 miles East of Miami. It is a one hour flight from Florida and only a twenty minute flight from Nassau. Great Harbour Cay (GHC) is an official port of entry and can receive private aircraft both large and small.
Makers Air & Tropic Ocean Airways have scheduled service from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, to/from the island several times each week. LeAir Charter Services has scheduled service twice each day to/from the island from Nassau, Bahamas. Arrivals directly from Florida will clear Customs and Immigration here on Great Harbour Cay. Arrivals from Nassau will clear Customs and Immigration in Nassau.

Book LeAir // Nassau to GHC // 20 min flight

  • Suggested to arrive in Nassau at least 2 to 3 hours prior to departure time on LeAir to Soul Fly Lodge on Great Harbour Cay.

  • Departure Location:

    Lynden Pindling International Airport, Windsor Field Road, Nassau, Bahamas

  • Comfortable flight, a more expensive option than LeAir but gets you to GHC faster and more easily.

  • Departure Location:

    Sheltair Terminal FLL Airport
    1050 Lee Wagener Blvd
    Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

  • Comfortable flight, a more expensive option than LeAir but gets you to GHC faster and more easily.

  • Departure Location:

    2331 Northwest 55th Court Hangar 19 Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

Fly Fishing Package Rates

2022 Rates (October 2021-June 2022)

Double Occupancy
3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $2,650.00
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $3,500.00
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $4,300.00
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $4,950.00
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $5,350.00
8 Nights / 7 Fishing Days = $5,850.00

Single Occupancy
3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $4,240.00
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $5,600.00
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $6,880.00
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $7,920.00
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $8,560.00
8 Nights / 7 Fishing Days = $9,360.00

  • INCLUDED: Fishing, Lodging, All Meals, Non-Alcoholic & Alcoholic Bevs, Airport/Marina Transfer, Fishing License

  • EXCLUDED: Gratuities, International & Domestic Transport to Great Harbour Cay, Terminal Tackle, Government Taxes & Fees (including 12% VAT)

CANCELLATIONS & RESERVATION CHANGES

We highly recommend trip and travel “Cancel for Any Reason” insurance which you must specifically select. Medical extraction and “Cancel for Any Reason” Travel insurance can be provided by: Global Rescue.  Please note: With Global Rescue, in order to get the “Cancel for Any Reason” Coverage you must purchase the policy within 20 days of the initial trip deposit. If costs are added along the way, additional costs must be insured within 20 days of being added. All non-refundable trip costs must be insured. This is not offered to New York State residents.

Date changes can be made 61+ days prior to arrival at Soul Fly Lodge (subject to availability). Date changes cannot be made to reservations 60 days or less prior to arrival date.  Soul Fly Lodge reserves the right to charge a handling fee of $100 per person for any changes to the reservation.

Cancellations 90 days prior to the start of the trip: A 10% penalty would be incurred. The remaining 90% can be refunded or applied to a future trip booked within one year.

Cancellations 61-90 days prior to the start of the trip: A 50% penalty would be incurred. The remaining 50% can be refunded or applied to a future trip booked within one year.

Cancellations 60 days or less prior to the start of the trip: No refund or credit will be given.

Cancellations due to COVID-19: Should a trip be cancelled for COVID-19 reasons you should rely on your trip insurance and/or your “Cancel for Any Reason” trip insurance policy.

 

Trip  Insurance is strongly advised & recommended!

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