BONEFISHING.TC ---- TURKS AND CAICOS ISLANDS
Harbour Club Villas and Marina
One of the top 25 small hotels in the Caribbean as well as in the top 25 hotels for service in the Caribbean.
Turquoise, shimmering water with endless, gleaming white flats......home to the mighty bonefish, Turks and Caicos style.
The silent ghost, the mighty bonefish, the grey ghost of the flats.
Call them what you will but bonefishing is the ultimate lure and the Turks and Caicos Islands, the mecca for fishing enthusiasts.
Harbour Club Villas and Marina is a six villa vacation complex located between two waterfronts in a prime bonefishing area on Providenciales and is ideal for those island visitors wanting to wade the flats and do some self guided bonefishing.
Bonefishing in the Turks and Caicos Islands is found on the south side of Provo where you'll find our rental villas. There are bonefishing flats to wade and two lakes within walking distance of the villas. We overlook the Caicos Banks.........shallow waters, wide open flats and great bonefishing.
Guests can see bonefish tailing in the lake from our villa windows......grab your rod and go.
Our location is right on a bonefishing lake!
Wade the south side waters and flats any time you want.
Harbour Club Villa Rates:
Rates are for single or double occupancy plus 12% government tax and 10% service charge.
Additional person in villa $35.00/night Children 12 and under $25.00/night Minimum 3 night rental
1 night rentals where available will be $260/nt plus tax and service
We accept Visa and Master Card
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Call MARTA at 1 888 240 0447 toll free to book your villa vacation and bonefishing package.
We offer six, one bedroom villas just steps from bonefishing in the lake!
Rent one villa or rent them all for your next fishing trip, family or group vacation.
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Call MARTA at 1 888 240 0447 toll free
1 305 434 8568 or 1 649 941 5748 for information on renting a
Harbour Club Villa for your stay on Provo.
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Picture yourself on a shallow flat beneath an endless blue sky, with a silver-streaked bonefish tearing line off your reel. It is just you and the fish as you stalk the plentiful bonefish in the waters of Flamingo Lake, right in front of the holiday cottage you are staying in for the week. Your fishing dream holiday has begun on the island of Providenciales at Harbour Club Villas and Marina, a six cottage resort complex which overlooks the best bonefishing lake on island. At any time of day, from dawn till the sudden island nightfall, just grab a rod and one minute later you can be wading the lake and experiencing the world class bonefishing offered in these waters.
Time after time, as the golden sun casts a red-orange tinge over the lake, the bonefish strike. What a thrilling, exhilarating experience to challenge and fight these fish. Pound for pound they are the strongest fighting fish in the world. Catch and release fishing at its best.
Morning dawns clear and calm, ideal fishing conditions as you head off to meet your island guide Darin at Walkin Marina. Are you ready for an incredible adventure as you meet the challenges of catching this elusive fish on the fly. You will be flyfishing the south side of Provo, which boasts miles upon miles of deserted flats ranging from one to three feet deep and teeming with fish in concentrations fishermen rave about.
Shrimp, crab and clams are their favourite foods and bonefish are found in schools, sometimes running in the hundreds. Life is spent on the Caicos Banks, a large "bank" of shallow, turquoise water encircled by an extensive coral reef on the other side of which is the "deep", a 7,000 plus foot drop into the deep water over the reef wall.
Your "belonger"Captain knows where "the silent ghost" is waiting as he poles his skiff around secluded areas. Only the sound of the water lapping against the skiff is heard as he quietly poles the skiff while searching the waters with knowledgeable, eagle eye.
"Two o'clock, coming straight at ya, cast infront," he whispers. The fish is difficult to sight at first because of looking too far ahead but then all of a sudden a huge bonefish slowly grubs its way towards the skiff less than 35 feet away.
Another cast and suddenly, that heart stopping tug on the line as you let the fish run. A hundred yards of line and backing screams off the reel. Quick, out of the boat before he hides in the mangrove roots jutting out from along the shoreline. Off he goes again. Too late, the clever bonefish alters course heading around the mangrove and snapping the line. Another one gets away.
All the island guides seem to have their favourite areas and they love to show you where the fish are. One of the delights of fishing in the Turks and Caicos Islands is that you rarely encounter another angler. Firm, white sand bottom, stunning water clarity provides visitors with a spectacular environment for sight fishing while wading the flats or casting from the bow of a flats skiff.
Providenciales has several expert fly-fishing guides whose knowledge of fishing in local waters spans upwards of 20 years each in some cases. Many of them have fished from childhood and are exceptionally skillful in finding where he bonefish are. All have stories to tell, some with a quiet, unassuming manner whilst others are full of chuckles and smiles as they proudly show you what the best kept bonefishing secret in the Caribbean is all about.
The silent poling of the skiff provides the fisherman with every opportunity to catch bonefish in the flats areas that are seldom fished and therefore contain bountiful and unsuspecting prey. Your guide will direct you as he watches the surface for tell tale signs...."tailing", digging for food or "mudding", foraging in deeper water in muddy bottoms. Average size is about four to six pounds but the mighty bonefish can reach up to nineteen pounds.
The Turks and Caicos Islands are a year round bonefish heaven with the winter months being the best time for tailing fish. Spring finds the bonefish schooling as the warm waters and calm winds stimulate them to school in vast numbers in the hundreds. Since summers can be very hot, fishing is best in the relative cool of the evenings and early mornings and fall is the prime time of year for fishermen to find larger bonefish.
For those who enjoy wading the flats, the area around Harbour Club Villas and Marina is full of self guided opportunities to find bonefish. Our villa guests have only to ask Barry or Marta and they will point you in the right direction. If you would like to do some guided bonefishing, we will arrange everything for you. The excellent island guides know how to put you on the fish!
In recent years, the Turks and Caicos Islands have become known as one of the top bonefishing sites in the world. Situated at the southern end of the Bahama chain of islands, this island group is creating attention not only amongst the ranks of avid fisherpersons but also for scuba divers looking for spectacular reef diving adventures in crystal clear waters; holiday makers looking for that unique, undiscovered feel where beaches can be enjoyed without crowds; and investors taking advantage of this zero tax jurisdiction which is a British Dependent Territory.
Light tackle fishing for grouper, snapper and blue runners provide good entertainment and variety as well as being very good eating. Most can be cleaned and kept and even taken to a local restaurant where local chefs will cook and serve your catch.
A sportfisherman's dream.........from deepsea fishing to bonefishing with excellent reef and bottom fishing thrown in for variety. Local fishing charters are available to take you in minutes to where "the wall" drops off some 7000 feet into the deep blue, home of the big fish: blue marlin, sailfish, mahi-mahi, wahoo , tuna, dolphin,mackerel and the ever present shark and barracuda, all this, less than two miles from white sand beaches along the shoreline.
Anglers are lured here from all over the world for a chance at fishing in some of the finest waters of the Caribbean. Every year in June, the Caicos Classic release tournament runs usually over a period of a week. The Classic often shows a close and exciting finish with boats scoring blue marlin releases.
The blue marlin can be fished all year round but the summer months are some of the best for this spectacular and acrobatic fish. November through April are the popular months for sailfish, white marlin, wahoo, tuna, mackerel and dolphin fish. Fish can weigh between 100 to 500 lbs and the record is close to 600 lbs.
Choose the type of fishing you want and let us show you enjoyable days of fishing excitement for all ages. Excellent charter captains and knowlegeable, experienced crews are eager to help novices as well as seasoned anglers have days to remember and stories to tell of fishing off Provo in Turks and Caicos waters.
For those visitors that are not fishing enthusiasts, Providenciales provides wonderous, lazy days of sunshine, sand and sea.
Turks and Caicos Island beaches are some of the world's best: long stretches of pure white sand lapped by shimmering turquoise water, a breathtaking sight for all to behold. Best of all is that you can find beaches to walk and explore entirely alone, no crowds, just the occasional pelican swooping down and skimming the water in search of fish. Finding your favourite Providenciales beach is quite a task since all are so spectacular and most are close to our villas at Harbour Club.
Malcolm Roads Beach at the North West Point is well worth the drive of approximately five miles on a dirt road that winds its way past the picturesque, ocean side communities of Blue Hills and Wheeland and then through hills of native bush. A two mile beach of soft sand, and water sparkling in bands of turquoise through dark blue, capped with white, an unforgettable sight. Hidden coves and walk through rock formations leave you breathless. You'll find great snorkeling as well as scuba diving only a mile swim off shore. On your return trip, stop for refreshments at Smokey's on the Bay in Blue Hills or at Da Conch Shack.
Erebus Beach at the mouth of Turtle Cove is where you will find Smith's Reef, an excellent spot to snorkel that is well marked with trail signs for all to follow. This is where Provo's 12 mile beach begins and stretches all the way to the eastern end at Leeward.
Grace Bay Beach has been rated one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and and at the White House Beach, you will find a perfect area for swimming and snorkeling the reef which is conveniently close to the shore line. It is important to remind swimmers and snorkelers to please not touch the fragile coral with fins or feet or hands. Protect the beauty of our reefs so all can enjoy its wonders.
There are many other Providenciales beaches and coves. Some are more secluded than others, some are more popular with a selection of activities to enjoy, but be assured that you will find that special one to make into your own favourite.
Marta's award winning photo of the North West Point or Malcolm Roads is shown at left:
Winner of the Caribbean Tourism Organization’s Photography Award in the category of Best Photograph Not in Conjunction with an Article for the Caribbean Market. Unfortunately this is now the site of a major exclusive hotel.
Come, let us show you our country of seven inhabited islands, 30 uninhabited small cays with deserted beaches, crystal clear waters, outstanding dive sites and miles of incredible, endless flats that are a flyfishermans paradise found.
And last but not least, we'd like to showcase the beautiful south shoreline of Providenciales where you'll
find our vacation villa rentals at Harbour Club Villas and Marina.
There are small, perfect tidal coves with powdery sand beaches where you can read a good book, have a picnic lunch and while away the hours relaxing on island time while your partner fishes
Taylor Bay beach is a beautiful shallow beach that stretches for a long ways out and at low tide sand bars appear and Turtle Tock can be seen on the horizon.
Delou's Beach at Cooper Jack and "My Beach" or Dog's Beach just down from Harbour Club Villas are some of Marta's favourites!
Bonefishing at Bonefish Point or beachcomb while finding the starfish, rays, crabs, birds, nurse sharks.........but plan on spending the whole day. Pure heaven and you'll love it.
Harbour Club Villas and Marina will provide you with comfortable villa accommodation just steps away from several areas that provide some great bonefishing and five minutes drive to many beaches.
We are at the centre of everything yet away from it all.
These vacation villas are surrounded by lush vegetation, lake and ocean views, daily scuba dive trips from our marina, self guided fishing in Flamingo Lake or local, guided excursions to the flats of the Caicos Banks.
Please call Marta for further information on accommodation and fishing
Toll free 1 888 240 0447
1- 649- 941- 5748 or 305 - 434 - 8568
Harbour Club Villas and Marina achieves awards for top 25 small hotels in the Caribbean and top 25 for service in the Caribbean.
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