Private boat charters for up to four people cost $100 per person and up for a half day. Bahamian law limits the catching of game fish to six each of dolphinfish, kingfish, tuna, and wahoo per vessel.
Bonefish Folley & Sons. Committed to giving you the best fishing experience possible, Bonefish Folley & Sons will take you deep-sea fishing or through the flats for bonefish and permit. The late "Bonefish Folley" is a legend in these parts and delighted in taking people on bonefish tours for more than 60 years. He passed away in 2012 at the age of 91, but his two sons, Tommy and Carl, are continuing on in his footsteps. Blue Marlin Cove, West End, Grand Bahama Island. 242/646–9504; 242/349--4101; www.bluemarlincove.com.
Captain Phil & Mel's Bonefishing Guide Service. This independent bonefishing group provides a colorful and expert foray into the specialized world of bonefishing around the East End of Grand Bahama. A whole day (eight hours) for up to two people will run you $450, transportation included; a half day costs $350. East End, McClean's Town, Grand Bahama Island. 242/353–3960; www.bahamasbonefishing.net.
H2O Bonefishing. Clients of this professional saltwater fly-fishing outfitter book well ahead of their arrival on island. H2O's fleet of flats boats and professional guides are available as part of a prearranged multiday package that typically includes three to six days of fishing. They cater exclusively to their anglers both on and off the water for the length of their stay, including waterfront lodging at one of Grand Bahama's finest hotels. Fly-fish year-round for trophy-sized bonefish and permit as well as seasonal tarpon, or fish offshore for yellowfin tuna and mahimahi spring through summer. Light tackle and conventional fishing is also available. Check out their trendy clubhouse, Bones Bar. Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island. 242/359–4958; 954/364--7590; www.h2obonefishing.com.
Reef Tours. This family-owned company has been offering various tours on Grand Bahama since 1969. Deep-sea and bottom reef fishing tours are three to four hours in duration. Full-day trips are also available, as are paddleboard and kayak rentals, bottom-fishing excursions, glass-bottom-boat tours, snorkeling trips, wine-and-cheese evening cruises, parasailing, and guided Segway tours. Reservations are essential. Port Lucaya Marketplace, Lucaya, Grand Bahama Island. 242/373–5880; 242/373--5891; www.reeftoursfreeport.com.
West End Ecology Tours. "Ecology and fishing to benefit humanity" is the motto for husband-and-wife ecotour guides Keith and Linda Cooper, who provide educational fishing experiences, focused on Grand Bahama's historical West End and the conservation and preservation of the area and its marine life. With them, you'll fish, feed stingrays, learn about birds, and more. Their company started as a community organization initiative, to educate young people about the island's ecology, but it has evolved into much more. Their clients leave saying, "Thank you," not just for the fun, but for bettering the environment. Ask about their complete eco-vacation packages. West End, Grand Bahama Island. 242/602--0641; 561/370--7583; www.weefca.com.