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DELPHI CLUB

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The Delphi Club on Abaco Island is a small luxury hotel and fly-fishing lodge in an idyllic wilderness location.

Guests can enjoy the best of the Bahamas bonefishing along with a wide range of other non-angling activities in one of the Bahamas’ true hidden beauty spots.

  • Season: all year round fly-fishing
  • World-class Bonefishing with some Permit and juvenile Tarpon
  • Capacity of 14 anglers per week
  • Ideal for fishing groups, couples and families
  • Wide range of non-fishing activities
  • Average temperature: 21-28℃, fairly consistent due to its proximity to the equator

The Delphi Club top quality accommodation, food and its beautiful unspoiled location attract nature lovers from all over the world as well as others in search of the perfect tropical hideaway. The Delphi Club is the initiative of Peter Mantle, who created the renowned and multi-award-winning Delphi Lodge in Ireland – a glorious country house and of a fishing lodge which is listed in A Thousand Places To See Before You Die. The Delphi Club at Rolling Harbour is designed to bring the same standards of comfort, atmosphere, dazzling location and culinary excellence as its Irish counterpart, elegant yet informal—and very relaxed.

Designed in the style of an 18th century colonial plantation house, with large wrap-around verandas, the hotel stands on a small hill to catch the sea breezes and panoramic ocean views. With beautiful gardens and a tranquil setting, it is a romantic getaway, a luxury bonefish resort and a bird-watching paradise all rolled into one. It is also available as a fully-staffed, luxury rental property for those seeking a private retreat away from the limelight and it has hosted private house parties of every kind, from small weddings to corporate retreats to special family celebrations.

The lodge accommodation offers eight guest rooms, all twin-occupation with en-suite facilities and all with the usual refinements expected from a luxury lodge. The two rooms on the third floor have their own hot-tub and all rooms have stunning views.

In the lodge, the Great Room is the centre of activity where guests dine and gather to discuss the day's activities. Filled with antiques and fishing memorabilia there are soft couches and quiet corners to relax, creating a very special atmosphere. In addition, there is a bar and library well stocked with fishing literature, a discreet TV and a computer#0151should you need to report in. There is also a tackle shop just in case you forgot something.

Outside the lodge, there is an infinity pool and sun lounges, where you can relax and soak up the sun whilst admiring the views. A short walk from the lodge and down a set of new England style steps is a wilderness beach where you can relax on loungers or simply stroll the beach. For the more adventurous, you can kayak, snorkel and swim in the beautiful untouched waters in addition to the fabulous fly-fishing on offer.

Dining in the Delphi Lodge is formal but informal. The chef and kitchen staff provide a mix of local fresh seafood from Tuna to Lobster and a variety of meats from around the world along with fresh vegetables, Bahamian style with some Irish influence.

The fly fishing at the Delphi Club is mostly on the flats to the west of Abacos, accessed by a short fifteen-minute drive with the guide to Netttie’s Cut where you launch the skiff daily. The run to the flats is then only a few minutes away depending on conditions and tides.

The Marls of Abaco offer over two hundred square miles of fine bonefishing along with the occasional shot at a big Permit and juvenile Tarpon in the summer. There are literally hundreds of creeks cays and channels to walk and wade.

Whether wading alone on the flats, paddling a kayak or poling gently through the mangroves in a guided skiff, fly-fishermen will enjoy many opportunities to cast at Bonefish which average tow to three pounds in weight. The ocean-side flats offer the best opportunity of seeing the larger Bones and the elusive Permit whilst the inner lagoons and mangrove islands are populated with smaller Bones but in greater numbers. These areas are great for beginners and also offer shelter, should the wind pick up and make conditions on the ocean-side uncomfortable or visibility challenging.

For those seeking Trophy Bones, the place to head to is Cherokee Sound on the eastern side of the island or Cross Harbour to the south. All the guides are very knowledgeable and great to fish with, while the Dolphin skiffs are well maintained, with polling platforms and lean bars.

As per all Fly Odyssey bookings, we will provide a comprehensive and detailed pre-trip fly-fishing guide and advise of travel requirements prior to your departure.

The rates for this destination vary throughout the season. We offer the best available rates for this destination and do not charge for our service. By calling we are able to tailor a package to specifically suit your requirements at the best available rate. As we have offices in both the United Kingdom and Australia we can also ensure you are being quoted in your local currency. Please enquire for the latest rates and availability, including information on any applicable special offers and group discounts.

CONTACT OUR INTERNATIONAL OFFICE

CONTACT OUR AUSTRALIAN OFFICE

Passport with minimum six months validity.

Nationals of the European Union and Australia DO NOT require a visa to enter the Bahamas.

There are various international flight options either direct or via US or Canada to Nassau. From there, take a flight to Abaco Island's Marsh Harbour Airport, followed by a short drive to the lodge.

There is a Bahamian departure tax of $15.

The Association of Bonded Travel Organisers Trust Limited (ABTOT) provides financial protection under the Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tours Regulations 1992 for Fly Odyssey Ltd, and in the event of their insolvency, protection is provided for the following:

  1. non-flight packages commencing in and returning to the UK;
  2. non-flight packages commencing and returning to a country other than the UK; and
  3. flight inclusive packages that commence outside of the UK, which are sold to customers outside of the UK.

1, 2 and 3 provides for a refund in the event you have not yet travelled. 1 and 3 provides for repatriation. Please note that bookings made outside the UK are only protected by ABTOT when purchased directly with Fly Odyssey Ltd.

OVERSEAS BOOKINGS

Contact: Mat McHugh
Tel: +44 (0)1621 743711
Mob: +44 (0)7936 708305
Email: enquiries@flyodyssey.co.uk

CHALK STREAMS BOOKINGS

Contact: Gilly Bate
Tel: +44 01730 825626
Mob: +44 (0)7817 304232
Email: g.bate@flyodyssey.co.uk

AUSTRALIA BOOKINGS

Contact: James Laverty
Mob (Australia):
+61 (0)499 900816
Email: j.laverty@flyodyssey.com.au