Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge Rates – Fall 2024 Winter/Spring 2025 

7 Nights
 6 Days Fishing 

6 nights
5 Days fishing 

5 Nights
 4 Days Fishing 

4 Nights 
3 Days Fishing 


Double Occupancy / Shared Boat

per person

per person

per person

per person 




Single Occupancy / One per Boat 






Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge is a small operation with limited occupancy. Book Early!!

We Do Not Offer a Two Day Package


Children: Due to the nature of the property and the activities offered at Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge, it is unsuitable for younger children who require adult supervision. Respectfully, as a courtesy to other lodge guests, bringing children under the age of 12 is not allowed.

  • No Half-Day Fishing Rates.  The cost of fuel and a guide to the lodge is the same whether it is a half or full-day fishing.
  • All guides are rotated daily.
  • We do not offer reef or bluewater fishing.
  • We do not offer snorkeling.


Package rates include transportation to and from Congo Town (TZN), room tax, VAT tax, accommodations, wireless internet, meals, boat, and guide.

Also included is free wine, beer, and alcohol, EXCEPT in the boat. The house will buy two beers per person to take on the boat. Additional beers for the boat are $5 each. The cost has nothing to do with it. It’s about bad behavior. Did you come to get drunk or go fishing? There’s plenty of time for that at the lodge.

Alcoholic beverages in stock are Kalik beer, Appletons and Mount Gay rum, Bombay Sapphire gin, Grey Goose vodka, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam bourbon, Dewars and J&B scotch, and table wines in Cabernet, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. If you would like something in particular such as a bottle of 15-year-old single malt scotch or a special bottle of wine you’ll have to bring it with you.

Fishing License – Included in the rate is a WEEKLY fishing license. However, not included in the rate is an ANNUAL license. On arrival, there is an additional fee of $60 for an annual license.


Tips – All tips must be paid in cash. Please bring enough cash to cover tips and other incidentals while on the island. There is no ATM on the island.

Air Travel –  to/from Congo Town is not included. You are responsible for making these arrangements.

LAUNDRY SERVICENO DAILY LAUNDRY SERVICE! NO, YOU MAY NOT USE THE WASHER AND DRYER! We ask that all guests pick one day a week that they would like laundry done and combine their laundry. Once we have a load, the maid will wash and fold your laundry. Although she does this from the kindness in her heart, an additional tip at the end of the week is appropriate. Please leave her something extra at the end of your stay.

GUIDE TIP – $125 per day per boat – Please tip your guide daily upon arrival at the dock.

HOUSEKEEPING/KITCHEN STAFF – $40 per night per guest. Do not tip the staff directly; the maids are forgotten. The manager collects the House staff tip at the end of your stay.

Finally, remember to tip your taxi Driver.

Did you book the trip? GETTING HERE

In addition, please be sure to read What to Bring, Tips and Tricks, and FAQ’s

Reservations / Deposits / Cancellations / Reschedules:

To secure your dates, a deposit or full payment is required. Unsecured slots will not be held, and reservations necessitate a 50% deposit within 14 days of booking. Failure to make the deposit within this timeframe will result in the release of your slots. The balance is due 90 days before arrival. Reservations made within 90 days of arrival require full payment.

Travel Insurance: We highly recommend purchasing travel insurance from TRAVELGUARD, which covers cancellations due to illness, accidents, weather, or terrorism. However, please note that standard policies do not cover virus or pandemic-related concerns, fear of travel, destination inaccessibility, weddings, funerals, business meetings, or the dog eating your homework. There is an expensive policy called CFAR-Cancel For Any Reason that will allow you to cancel for any reason.

Please understand that Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge does not reschedule, credit, or refunds for any reason, including and not exclusive to illness, accidents, weather, terrorism, pandemics, or asteroid strikes, or the great rapture. We strongly advise purchasing travel insurance to protect against unforeseen circumstances. Our cancellation policy allows for a full refund for cancellations made 91 days or more prior to arrival. However, no refunds, credits, or rescheduling are granted for cancellations made within 90 days of arrival. This policy is necessary to sustain our business operations.


If you contact the lodge more than 91 days before your arrival, a refund will be issued, allowing time to fill your slot. However, cancellations made within 90 days or less will not receive credits, rescheduling, or a refund. Some may find this policy rude, but it’s crucial to our business. Some reservations are made over a year in advance. At the last minute, the client decides there is a meeting he must attend and wants to reschedule. What!? The lodge held the client slot for a year or more that could have been sold several times over and now the client wants to reserve another slot in the future?! Either way, you look at it, the lodge lost on the slot we held for a year or on the slot in the future the client would like to reserve. The client wants two slots for the price of one. Absolutely not! Trip insurance will not cover it and the lodge will not either. 

Yeah, I’ve been down this road. There’s always someone who thinks they are the exception. Forget it.

Remember, a standard trip insurance policy won’t cover these scenarios without appropriate documentation. You’ll need a note from your doctor. In any case, please purchase travel insurance. 

In a nutshell, Mars Bay is a fishing lodge, not an insurance company. Please purchase trip insurance!

Receipt of deposit or final payment is an acknowledgment that you have read and accepted the deposits, cancellations, and refund policy.

You can buy trip insurance here… TRAVELGUARD

Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge Rates