Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge is a small operation with occupancy limited to ten fishermen. Peak months fill up to a year in advance. Book Early!!

Peak Months of November, February, March, April, and May Require at least a 5 day stay.

Fall 2022 – Winter/Spring 2023 Rates 

7 Nights
 6 Days Fishing 

6 nights
5 Days fishing 

5 Nights
 4 Days Fishing 

4 Nights 
3 Days Fishing 

 

Double Occupancy / Shared Boat

 $5,900
per person

$5,400
per person

 $4,750
per person

 $3,850
per person 

 

 

 

Single Occupancy / One per Boat 

$9,440

 $8,640

$7,600

$6,160

 

We Do Not Offer a Two Day Package

NON-FISHING RATES – All SLOTS ARE RESERVED FOR FISHING GUEST ONLY
RATE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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

  • 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 in the boat. Additional beers for the boat are $5 each.
  • Alcoholic beverages in stock are Kalik beer, Appletons and Mount Gay rum, Tanqueray gin, Filandia vodka, Jack Daniels, Jim Beam bourbon, Dewars and J&B scotch, and Frontera 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.
  • No Half Day Fishing Rates – Fuel and Guide costs to the lodge are the same wether it is a half or full day fishing.
  • Guides are rotated
  • We do not offer reef or blue water fishing
  • We do not offer snorkeling

Not included in package rate:

  • Tips – All tips must be paid in cash. Please be sure to 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. When we have a load the maid will wash and fold your laundry. She does this from the kindness in her heart and an additional tip at the end of the week. Please leave her something extra at the end of you stay.
  • GUIDE TIP – $125 per day per boat – Please tip your guide daily.
  • HOUSEKEEPING/KITCHEN STAFF – $40 per night per guest. Do not tip the staff directly, the maids are forgotten. House staff tip is collected by the manager at the end of your stay.
  • Taxi Driver Tip
  • FISHING LICENSE – A WEEKLY fishing license fee will be included in rate. An ANNUAL license is not included in the rate. There will be a fee of $60 to be paid on arrival for an annual license.
  • NON-FISHING RATES – All slots are reserved for fishing guests.
  • CHILDREN – Due to the nature of the property and the activities offered Mars Bay Bonefish Lodge is not suitable for younger children who require adult supervision. There is drinking, cussing, and some very bad jokes. As a courtesy to other guests of the lodge bringing children under the age of 16 is not allowed.

Reservations / Deposits / Cancellations / Reschedules:

RATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. REGARDLESS OF WHEN YOU MADE THE RESERVATION YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY THE CURRENT POSTED RATE FOR ANY REMAINING BALANCE DUE.

Important!! Your dates are not locked in until the deposit or payment in full is received. We will not hold unsecured slots. For reservations made more than 90 days from your arrival date a 50% deposit is due within 14 days of booking. Your slots will be released if the deposit is not received within 14 days. The balance is due 90 days prior to arrival. Reservations made 90 days or less from your arrival date require payment in full.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Highly Recommended. Buy trip insurance here from Travelguard. This can reimburse you in the event of cancellation for illness, accident, weather, or terrorism. A standard policy will not cover anything virus or pandemic related. It will not cover fear of travel or your destination being inaccessible.

Do not expect Mars Bay to reschedule, credit, or refund your rate for any reason including illness, accident, weather, terrorism, weddings, astroid strikes, or the dog eating your plane ticket. BUY TRAVEL INSURANCE!! In the event that a multi-billion insurance industry will not cover it we won’t!!

CANCELLATION POLICY: Full refund for cancellations made 91 days or more prior to arrival. NO REFUNDS, CREDITS, OR RESCHEDULING FOR CANCELLATIONS MADE 90 DAYS OR LESS PRIOR TO ARRIVAL. SEEMS HARSH….WHY?…….

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you contact the lodge more than 90 days prior to the date of your arrival a refund will be issued. It gives the lodge a reasonable amount of time to possibly fill your slot. The lodge will not issue credits, reschedule, or grant refunds if the cancellation occurs 90 days or less from the arrival date.

The policy seems rude….WHY? We’re running business.The lodge initially held your slot for months, or even a year, when it could have been sold several times over given the opportunity.

Here’s what some don’t understand….Every reschedule is a loss equivalent to the cost of your trip. Rescheduling a guest is a slot in the future that cannot be sold. The lodge loses the entire cost of the cancelled trip because it was actually two trips that were reserved with the reschedule; the original dates and the rescheduled dates. When you ask to reschedule you are asking the lodge to forfeit revenues equal to the cost of your trip.

Example: Let’s say a fisherman decides he needs to attend a wedding or the dog ate his homework and contacts the lodge in October to reschedule a $5,900 double occupancy/six day fishing trip in November for the following March. Both months are peak season when the lodge is booked solid. The lodge held that November slot for six months for the fisherman when it could have been sold several times over. And now he wants reserve another slot in March that can’t be sold to another fisherman. The lodge is out $5,900 for the November trip that could have been sold to someone else. In addition, if the lodge granted a reschedule, the lodge still has to fish his partner as a single who paid the double occupancy rate of $5900 and did make the trip. The single rate is $9,440. Asking him to pay the single rate is not reasonable, he made the trip. The lodge takes another hit, adding insult to injury. We would go broke fishing singles at the double rate. The fisherman wanting to cancel or reschedule is going to have make the November trip or forfeit his rate. No refund, no credit, no reschedule.

A standard trip insurance policy will not cover the above example without a note from your doctor or proof all flights were grounded due to a hurricane. Mars Bay is not an insurance company. Buy trip insurance!!

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

You can buy trip insurance here…. TRAVELGUARD