Q. What are your accommodations and rates?
A. Click here for accommodations and rates.
Q. How deep is the channel leading into Bootle Bay Fishing Lodge?
A. Generally around 5’. A project to clean up the channel and deepen any low spots was completed May 2016.
Q. Is fuel available?
A. Yes, fuel is available at Blue Marlin Cove which is adjacent to Bootle Bay Fishing Lodge as well as at Old Bahama Bay, approx. 4 miles northwest of the lodge.
Q. Is there shore power available?
A. Yes, two pedestals with two 30 amp receptacles is available for the 7 dock slips. Plus regular 110 outlets. A twin 30 amp Y adapter to single 50 amp plug is available on site for those requiring 50 amp service.
Q. What about bait?
A. Bait is available in Freeport. Approximately 30 minutes from Bootle Bay.
Q. What about flights?
A. Flights are in and out of Freeport daily. Approximately 30 minutes from Bootle Bay. In addition, charter flights are now landing at the Old Bahama Bay air strip at West End which is five minutes from the Lodge.
Q. What about ice?
A. Ice is generally available at Bootle Bay Fishing Lodge.
Q. Where do you clear customs?
A. The customs officers are generally on site during normal daytime hours, at Old Bahama Bay in West End, approximately 4 miles away.
Q. What about security?
A. Bootle Bay Fishing Lodge is located in a very secure channel and near a residential area with the main lodge and villas steps away from the docks. There is no through vehicle traffic and no pedestrians traffic in this area. Vida, the owner, and his staff live on site, steps away from the docks.
Q. What about transportation into Freeport?
A. Transportation to and from Freeport can be arranged, just let us know and we can help.
Q. What about fishing guides?
A. Fishing guides can be arranged, just let us know and we will get you hooked up.
Q. Where is the best fishing and diving?
A. Fabulous fishing and diving is very near the lodge and continues north/northwest of the lodge on and adjacent to the Little Bahama Bank.
Q. How close is the beach?
A. The beach is walking distance from the lodge.
Q. Are all the the rooms close to the docks?
A. Yes, the rooms are next to the pool and docks.
Q. Are the docks well lit?
A. Yes, and Vida has recently added additional lighting near the areas of the docks.
Q. What kind of bed or beds are in the main lodge rooms?
A. Bootle Bay Fishing Lodge has various arrangements, please contact Vida and describe your sleeping needs and he can assist.
Q. We’re thinking about booking a trip, how far in advance do we need to make reservations?
A. It varies by season but we encourage you to book well in advance as dockage is limited especially during the height of the season – March through October.
Q. Can we cancel or change reservation due to bad weather?
A. While deposits may be required based on seasonality, Bootle Bay Fishing Lodge understands weather related challenges and will be happy to apply deposits to a re-scheduled trip due to weather or a mechanical problem.