Deep Water Cay, Bahamas

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Deep Water Cay Club is on a private island southeast of Grand Bahamas , seemingly created as a  paradise just for truly AVID Anglers. With over a half century of tradition, this is where you can live the fishing life to the fullest. In 1958, well known fishing guide Gil Drake and fishing ‘renaissance man’ and Field and Stream editor, A.J. McLane, set out to find the Bahamas' best bonefishing destination. They settled on the perfect island haven, Deep Water Cay which boasts 300 miles of protected flats with an abundance of bonefish averaging 4-6 pounds. We invite you to add your name to the impressive roster of anglers who have fished Deep Water for decades.


Relax and wake to the sound of waves coming in and pushing softly past the white sand and around the conch shells scattered along the beach. There are no bells going off, no cell phones.  You may choose a cottage with one-bedroom and private bathroom with two queen beds. Each has a front porch that overlooks a bonefish flat. Every cottage is provisioned with a refrigerator, coffee maker, walk-in closet and air conditioning. You’ll be situated equidistantly from the clubhouse, welcome center, dock, and infinity pool. Or choose a Private house -the private houses are more spacious and include full kitchens, sitting and living rooms, dining areas, and verandas. In these houses, guests are treated to evening sunsets and unparalleled water views. They are 2,3,and 4 bedroom homes, beautifully appointed and furnished. You will enjoy world-class dining at Deep Water Cay. The amazingly fresh fish and shellfish, caught locally right here, is unlike anything you will taste at home. From fresh lobster to conch to snapper and stone crab, you can enjoy it all! When it comes to preparing a culinary masterpiece, Deep Water Cay Chefs have no shortage of passion and commitment. They have experience in International cuisine areas, but are equally versed in grand American steak house talents. You’ll enjoy favorite island dishes as well as some unexpected and brilliant other meals. The chef is happy to accommodate any dietary needs and he and his kitchen will keep guests more than happy.


Fishing has always been an integral part of Bahamian life, and it is the foundation of Deep Water Cay. Fishing here has seen Bones of 10-plus pounds regularly caught and released. Other species that frequent these flats are permit, mutton snapper, barracuda, jacks and even tarpon. Expert native Bahamian guides know the habits of all these fish and will show them to you in the most professional manner. As you wade, the more than 250 square miles of hard-packed white sand flats, you’ll easily spot bonefish. Boat fishing is done around the softer bottoms that are covered in Turtle Grass and oriented around the mangroves. But the water runs far beyond the mangrove root tangles and into saltwater lakes with freshwater sources, making them a virtual baitfish factory.The real treat is that the 2.2 square mile Deep Water Cay lies on an east/west tack and is situated below an archipelago of moderate-sized cays arranged on a north/south tack. A series of channels connect the southern and northern fisheries, making an angler’s trip a quick run to any of them.  From fall through the spring, these combined Florida and Grand Bahamian currents bring Wahoo, Sailfish, White and Blue Marlin, Mahi Mahi, and tuna to within casting range. What brings them close to Deep Water Cay is the Northwest Providence Channel providing anglers with short runs to prime fishing. Here the channel depths drop quickly from a foot at Mean Low Water to nearly 750 feet. So climb aboard the 33-foot World Cat and experience the excellent bluewater offshore fishery.

Getting There

There is a wide range of direct commercial flights to Freeport from many cities. There are also connecting flights from Miami, Palm Beach, Tampa, and Fort Lauderdale. From Freeport, Deep Water Cay will arrange private taxis to pick up arriving guests and transport them to McLean’s Town. Then a 5-minute private water taxi brings guests to the island.


World-class fishing plus swimming, diving, kayaking, sunset cruises, shelling, and simply walking on the beach are experiences you might not want to miss at  Deep Water Cay Club. There are beaches all around the island. In front of the cottages and infinity pool to the west are the flats and a long, narrow beach. There is a  new swimming beach on the east side of the island about 100 yards away near the Tiki Bar and docks. If you are ready for a game of pool, cards, darts, or on the enormous screen porch – Bull Nose ring toss, you will find it. There is also a gym and Massage available.

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