Mangrove Cay hires guides for whom guiding is not only a profession but for whom life on the flats of Andros is a way of life. Our guides have grown up on the waters we fish and will provide you with an educational, enjoyable day on the water. We understand that the history of saltwater fishing guides can be a bit mixed and accordingly have hired guides that will be kind, patient, and skilled.
Our guides have been hired because they know the flats and the marine life of Andros, understand the weather and tide patterns on Andros, have exceptional eyes with an innate ability to spot fish under all light conditions, and, most importantly, are skilled and safe boat handlers. We chose them for these attributes in addition to their character, personality, dependability, willingness to work hard and be a cooperative member of a team.
Unlike some lodges that bring guides from the US to guide on Andros, we feel it is very important to hire guides from the local community. Having the local community benefit from the income derived by Mangrove Cay,builds a constituency for protecting bonefish and creates a stronger connection between sustainable economic activity and the community. Our guides are, above all, professional, and we feel can provide you with a day of fishing that is unique and an important part of a bonefishing experience in the Bahamas.
All of our guides are Boat Captains, licensed by The Maritime Authority of The Bahamas and trained in safety measures. They are all fly fishermen and that enjoy fishing. Guides at the Mangrove Cay Club work on a rotation so you can enjoy the opportunity to fish with several members of our team during your stay.