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Old 06-25-2014, 12:30 PM
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Every year I take the family skiing (we live in Florida). However, this coming March I was looking for something a little different. I have only been to the Bahamas once (San Salvador) and didn't get too go Wahoo fishing since the boat was waiting on parts. We like the beach and laid back atmosphere but also restaurants etc. We all love to fish. We are a family of 5 (3 boys 14, 14, 10) so hotels tend not to be very practical. I am not married to this destination but saw a nice rental that would meet our needs. Anyone have any experience or other recommendations. Thanks
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Every year I take the family skiing (we live in Florida). However, this coming March I was looking for something a little different. I have only been to the Bahamas once (San Salvador) and didn't get too go Wahoo fishing since the boat was waiting on parts. We like the beach and laid back atmosphere but also restaurants etc. We all love to fish. We are a family of 5 (3 boys 14, 14, 10) so hotels tend not to be very practical. I am not married to this destination but saw a nice rental that would meet our needs. Anyone have any experience or other recommendations. Thanks
I was there 15 years ago, so I can only comment on that. Also, I was a little north on the island in Gregory Town. Was rustic as all hell. Third world paradise. Every restaurant was inedible and the market wasn't much better. They don't believe in personal real property there, so it was not uncommon to come home to some random grubby local on your porch taking a nap, or as we found, occasionally inside on the couch. Waves were good. Spearfishing was good. Wouldn't ever go back. Far too many better places.
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I was there 15 years ago, so I can only comment on that. Also, I was a little north on the island in Gregory Town. Was rustic as all hell. Third world paradise. Every restaurant was inedible and the market wasn't much better. They don't believe in personal real property there, so it was not uncommon to come home to some random grubby local on your porch taking a nap, or as we found, occasionally inside on the couch. Waves were good. Spearfishing was good. Wouldn't ever go back. Far too many better places.
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No problem. Like I said, I wasn't in Governor's Harbor, but it was one of the main towns on the island. Also the roads are an effing nightmare. Most of them are just smashed down coral unless that has changed as well.
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just got back from Elbow Cay, had a great vacation, restaurants were great, got around by golf cart, little markets in town, numerous house rentals. To take advantage of everything, snorkeling, fishing, etc, will need to rent a boat, many available. Going back next year
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Harbour Island is very likely one of the most exclusive resort islands in the Bahamas. You'll find many many millionaires including pro athletes wandering around this island. March is a pretty good time for wahoo if you get a break from the winds. Keep in mind that you're only going offshore a mile or so. I'm based at Spanish Wells which is the poor folks version of Harbour Island.

I'll be happy to answer any specific questions you might have.
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Harbour Island is very likely one of the most exclusive resort islands in the Bahamas. You'll find many many millionaires including pro athletes wandering around this island. March is a pretty good time for wahoo if you get a break from the winds. Keep in mind that you're only going offshore a mile or so. I'm based at Spanish Wells which is the poor folks version of Harbour Island.

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A beautiful place, no doubt. Not much 'adventure' there though. It's all (no offense) kind of gentrified. Not sure if that sounds like what OP is interested in.

Look into Long Bay Beach Resort in Tortola. They have villas for reasonable rates. I'm there usually every other year to surf. Beautiful, clean island with good food and friendly people. No real development or "Americanization" There. Good fishing. Awesome day sails/ferries to Jost Van Dyke or St. Thomas. Plenty of adventure to get into, without having no amenities, or the opposite, all inclusive resorts with waverunners all over the place.
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I'll be happy to answer any specific questions you might have.
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Governor's Harbour is great. Went for a friend's wedding a couple year's ago. I had a very different experience from TorFed. Roads are all paved, everyone was friendly. No problems like he described. We stayed at Squires and the groom's parents stayed on the beach - so we had access. There are few cars for the locals (they rent out what they have) so you will see them hitching. Not a problem as far as I'm concerned. Also stayed a few extra days on Harbour Island. Rock House (overlooking the bay, not the beach) was exceptional. Have gone back since for my own anniversary and had a blast. Bone fished with Stuart Cleare. He put us on far more fish than my abilities would allow me to catch. Wish I could go more often.
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Restaurants are limited in Governor's but there is a new place in Gregory Town (I haven't been) that is supposed to be good. Harbour Island has plenty.
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Governors Harbour is not going to be a good fishing location for wahoo. There are no protected harbours on the Ocean side (east). Its a very long run on the sound side (west) to wahoo.

If you just want to wahoo fish you can go down to Cape Eleuthera. Great accommodations but nothing else there but fish.
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Go to the Abaco's.
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Old 06-26-2014, 06:29 PM
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The man wants to catch wahoo. The Abacos would not be the place I would go although he could catch a couple. Eleuthera is a top fishing destination but if I wanted to catch the biggest wahoo, I'd head down to Cat or San Sal.

Having said that we have plenty of 100+ pound wahoo in N Eleuthera.
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