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



 
Arrivals must be after 2PM and Departures before 10AM

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!! The maid needs time to clean up, there is no staff here during the day to take care of you, not to mention you are stuck sitting around all day twiddling your fingers. If Watermakers does not have availability for a morning departure and a afternoon arrival you must route 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 up to four times a week on Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays/Saturdays. 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.


Flights to Andros Island (Either Fresh Creek or Congotown) usually depart the hangar at the Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport at 7:00 am and 1:00 pm with a mandatory check-in time of one hour prior to your departure. You will be arriving into Andros Island 1 hour and 15 minutes later (weather and customs permitting). 

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.


 

If you need to book hotel reservations in Fort Lauderdale we recommend the following 2 hotels located near Watermakers hangar. Each hotel will give you a discount because you are flying with Watermakers. The Sheraton Suites Hotel has a shuttle service that runs between the hours of 7 AM and 11 PM. The Hampton Inn does not have shuttle service.

 

Sheraton Suites Cypress Creek - 1 mile from airport - $98-$299 per room - Phone: (954) 772-5400

Hampton Inn - 2 1/2 miles from the airport - $89-$140 per room - Phone: (954)776-7677

In order to confirm flight reservations Watermakers will require the following information from each passenger:

Name(s) as they appear on passport (Must be exact)
Date of birth
Weight

Country of Citizenship
Country of Residency
Country that Issued the Passport
Passport number and the expiration date (very important!)
Physical Living Address in the US (No PO Boxes. If you are visiting the U.S. then the hotel name and city where you will be staying.
Where you are staying in the Bahamas (House name, Boat Name, Cottage Name, Island etc..)
Travel contact info: Where Watermakers can send any alerts related to your flight in the days preceding the flight.
Credit card number, expiration date and the security code

Once all of the above information has been obtained, Watermakers will confirm your booking.

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


 

 

AIRFLIGHT CHARTERS


 

 Very professional and reliable....first class. With Airflight you must charter the entire plane.


Fort Lauderdale Jet Centerr
100 Lee Wagener Blvd., Suite #10333
ort Lauderdale, FL 33315
office: 954-359-0320
fax: 954-359-0322
www.airflightcharters.com

charter@airflightcharters.com



 

Another option is to fly by charter to/from Nassau/Congotown

 

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.