Recommended Gear for Andros, Bahamas

An angler’s fantasy realized. Remote southwest Andros, part of the West Side National Park, is a pristine saltwater wilderness, uninhabited and wild, bursting with bird and sea life. Miles of wadable sand flats, mangrove-lined creeks, and a zig zag of countless islets create a home for schools of bonefish that can color acres of flats a shimmering silver. These masses of fish swim in waves that ripple the water across a hundred square yards, while their larger kin cruise the edges of sand bars that drop off into turquoise cuts. The plentiful population of resident tarpon layup in the creeks and on the outer Grand Bahama Bank, then roam across the white-bottomed flats with the tides.

No lodges, no people, and the only way to access this region is by enduring long boat rides from southeastern Andros or even longer runs from the North and Middle Bights. Our Mothership liveaboard experience will take you to some of the most productive flats in the world, where you can fish hard all day, then relax in style surrounded by the tranquil splendor of the West Side National Park.

WHERE IS THE MOTHERSHIP ANCHORED? In South Andros we anchor at the West Side mouth of Miller Creek, and at the tip of the island in the Water Cays. Up north, Williams Island is another home base.