Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge


GETTING THERE




Arrivals must be after 2PM and Departures before 10AM



 

 

Departures Back to the States


 

When booking your departing flight from Nassau back the states be sure to allow enough time to get from Western Air to your connecting flight. Western does not arrive in Nassau until 9:30 AM some mornings. You're pushing your luck with a 11AM departing flight, 12PM or later is best. Some airlines, like Spirit, overbook and have stand-by passengers. If you miss the two hour check-in window they will sell your ticket out from under you.

 

Don't book the cheapest flight you can find without checking the baggage policy. Some international flights allow a carry-on and two checked bags for free like Jet Blue. Others will charge you for every bag including a carry-on like Spirit. Spirit is cheap but once they ding you for bags you could have booked Jet Blue for the same money and flown in style.



 

Western Air

 to/from Nassau/Congotown


When arriving Do Not book the Western Air morning arrival flight to Congo Town or the afternoon departing flight to Nassau. Departures must be in the morning and arrivals in the afternoon.



**IMPORTANT!!**

WHEN WAITING FOR YOUR FLIGHT IN NASSAU TO CONGOTOWN LISTEN CLOSELY. THEY OFTEN CALL THE FLIGHT A HALF HOUR EARLY!! SEVERAL GUESTS HAVE MISSED THE FLIGHT TO THE ISLAND!! Check-in by 2PM.



 

Western Air

242-377-2222
www.westernairbahamas.com


Via Nassau - Once you arrive in Nassau head for the domestic terminal. It’s a short 15 minute flight to Congotown Airport (TZN), South Andros. Western Air flies there twice a day. The first flight departs Nassau to Congotown at 8 AM and the second departs to Congo Town at 3:00 PM.

 

A round trip ticket is $160. They will accept reservations without payment over the phone. Reservations can also be made online at their website.

 

Book your arrival flight from Nassau to Congotown on the afternoon flight. Be sure to check in by 2PM.


Book you departing flight from Congotown to Nassau on the morning flight.

 

You are responsible for making these arrangements. Once you arrive at Congotown a cab will be waiting at the airport for you and your party. From there it’s a 22 mile drive to Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge, the end of the road.



 

 

Direct flights to/from Congotown via Fort Lauderdale/Miami

 

 

 
 

Watermakers Air

via Fort Lauderdale, Florida



THIS IS IMPORTANT!!!! PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE BOOKING WATERMAKERS!!!!


 
Arrivals must be after 2PM and Departures before 10AM

DO NOT BOOK A MORNING ARRIVAL FLIGHT OR AFTERNOON DEPARTURE

Yeah....I know, this is plastered all over the website and I am repeating myself but it keeps happening. AGAIN...PLEASE....this is important....WE BOOK ARRIVALS AND DEPARTURES ON THE SAME DAYS. DO NOT book a morning arrival flight to Congotown or an afternoon departure. WORLDS COLLIDE!! There might be a full lodge of guests waiting to depart when you arrive and incoming guests arriving on top of you when waiting to depart. The maid needs time to clean up, the rooms are not ready. If you are waiting on a late afternoon departure you'll need to vacate your room that morning so the maid can clean it for those incoming. There is no staff here during the day to take care of you, not to mention you are stuck sitting around all day, for two days, twiddling your fingers. If Watermakers does not have availability for an afternoon arrival and a morning departure you must fly commercially through Nassau. 
 

 

 

Phone: (954) 771-0330
Fax: (954) 771-0332
General Email: info@watermakersair.com
Freight Email: freight@watermakersair.com
Website: www.watermakersair.com
Address: Hangar 19, Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
2331 NW 55th Court Hangar 19
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309

 

 

 

Watermakers will fly you directly to Congotown bypassing Nassau. Watermakers Air is your best option. You can buy one seat or as many as nine. It might cost a bit more but the convenience is worth it every penny. Contact Watermakers for current rates.

 

Watermakers is located at the Ft Lauderdale Executive Airport (20 minutes North of the International Airport). Watermakers Air has scheduled flights to Congo Town every day of the week. Scheduled flights are sold on a per seat basis and the aircraft (Cessna Grand Caravan) holds 9 passengers.  They often operate two flights per day.


All passengers are allowed 35 lbs of luggage for free. Any items over the 35 lbs will be billed at $1.50 per pound and will be shipped on a space available basis.


Please do not hesitate to contact Watermakers office with any questions.


 

 To/From Nassau - To/From Congo Town

 

Cell 242-471 1860
Office 242-368 2116

Home 242-361 4078 Evening after 7:pm.

 

The rates to Congo, $900.00 for the 9 seater.

$550.00 for the 5 seater.
The 5 seater can carry 1,400lbs. 

Both 9 seaters can carry about 2,000lbs pax and bags,
Max take off wt is 6,500lbs so each person can bring
their bags, with lots of storage in the wing lockers for the rods.