Andros Island Bonefish Club now sits on property that was once a sisal plantation. Owned by the British, the plantation's main function was to make ropes for boats. In the year 1984, Captain Rupert Leadon purchased this property from the government of the Bahamas with a dream to create the lodge which stands today.
Located approximately 150 miles southeast of Miami, Andros Island is the largest island in the Bahamas chain, yet it remains the least populated. The AIBC is located at the confluence of the Atlantic's Tongue of the Ocean, Cargill Creek and the eastern end of the North Bight. This places us just 100 yards from a productive, wadable flat where bonefish are frequently spotted tailing in the nearby waters. In this ideal position we are able to offer our guests direct access to some of the best saltwater sport fishing in all the world and more fishable flats than any area of the Caribbean. These waters are renowned for both the incomparable sheer numbers of bonefish-“tousands of dem”-in large schools averaging 3-5 pounds, as well as the great potential for trophy-size, double-digit bonefish swimming in its waters. Andros has long been known as the home of the world’s largest bonefish. As our late host Capt. Rupert Leadon once said “Here at de AIBC you will turn the agony of defeat into great trills of victory.”