Deep Water Cay Featured On NBC News

  Deep Water Cay made a brief cameo on the NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt on January 3, 2018. In a segment on the current Powerball lottery, NBC mentioned that winners would be able to afford to purchase a private island in the Bahamas. The national news program then featured images of the legendary…Read More

Deep Water Cay Photo Essay: The Big Bonefish

Written by: Benjamin Gossett—Fishing Manager, Orvis Houston, Visiting Deep Water Cay.   I recently had the opportunity to travel to The Bahamas to fish at Deep Water Cay. When I arrived at the Freeport Airport, I met up with Craig Foster, store manager of Orvis Raleigh; José Delgado, fishing manager of Orvis Woodlands (TX); and…Read More


Deep Water Cay Featured on ELEQT

Uncommon Caribbean

Where To Next In The Bahamas? Four Out Islands We Can’t Visit Soon Enough!

Charlotte Living Magazine

Private Oasis: Deep Water Cay in the Bahamas

Bonefish Challenge


Deep Water Cay is featured in June’s issue of Coastal Living magazine

The Summer Savings Package

TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOW SEASON RATES THIS SUMMER AT ONE OF THE TOP DIVE SPOTS, DEEP WATER CAY, BAHAMAS DEEP WATER CAY, BAHAMAS (MAY 2015) – Everyone knows the Caribbean is a bargain over the summer, but not everyone may realize that this is the best time to go scuba diving.  So, head to one…Read More


TAKE ADVANTAGE OF LOW SEASON RATES THIS SUMMER AT ONE OF THE TOP DIVE SPOTS, DEEP WATER CAY, BAHAMAS Deep Water Cay, BAHAMAS (MAY 2015) – Everyone knows the Caribbean is a bargain over the summer, but not everyone may realize that this is the best time to go scuba diving. So, head to one…Read More

Buccaneers and Bones

Yvon Chouinard, founder of Patagonia, catches his personal best bonefish – 12 pounds – off the Deep Water Cay dock with legendary guide Meko. Yvon was at DWC on March 13th-15th for the filming of the 6th season of Outdoor Channel’s series Buccaneers and Bones, along with other celebrities including Lefty Kreh, Tom Brokaw, Huey…Read More

10 Best: Scuba Diving Sites In The U.S. And Caribbean

USA Today has recognized Deep water Cay in it’s list of the 10 Best Scuba Diving Sites in the U.S. and Caribbean. The article looked at amazing dive sites and what makes them special. Regarding Deep Water Cay, USA Today said, “With thousands of islands, coves and inlets, divers could spend a lifetime exploring this…Read More

Beach Collector: Swimming Beach, Deep Water Cay, Bahamas

Rum Journal: The Blue Hole

Water Wonders

On the heels of unveiling its latest renovations, Deep Water Cay us making major waves across the Atlantic and Caribbean. The small private island of Grand Bahama isn’t just for bone-fishing any more. Nowadays, while the avid fishermen wade, the rest of the family can take to the water for supreme diving, snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding,…Read More

Bonefishing In The Bahamas

They are known as the “ghosts of the sea” — for more reasons than one. Bonefish, almost translucent, appear as little more than flitting shadows beneath the water’s surface and disappear in the blink of an eye. The elusive fish take hours — and the expertise of a local fisherman — to find. They easily…Read More

Underwater Excursions: Deep Water Cay, Bahamas

Get an instant jolt of happiness at Deep Water Cay, a secluded island and resort located just off Grand Bahama Island. Life seems to unfold at a slower pace here, amidst gorgeous scenery of serene blue waters and sun-dazzled stretches of the island’s coast, great dining options and opulent accommodations. Plus, when you’re not lounging…Read More

Deep Water Cay offers adventure package

Deep Water Cay, a private island off Grand Bahama Island known for its fishing and recently underwent a renovation, is offering a “Blue Water Adventure Package,” starting at three-night, two-day trips, designed for families. Guests can mix and match activities, such as guided snorkeling or drift diving at Thrift harbor; guided flats fishing; full diving…Read More

Deep Water Cay Honors Past While Building For Future

The name Deep Water Cay has been synonymous with world-class saltwater flyfishing since Gil Drake and A.J. McClane, the iconic Field and Stream editor, founded the property on the East End of Grand Bahama in 1958. When Paul Vanldiek saw the property back in the early 2000s, when it had been converted from a public…Read More

East End adventures on Grand Bahama Island

The golf cart driver had to swerve to miss an empty conch shell in the middle of the “road” — really little more than a sand and limestone path through the woods on Deep Water Cay. No one bothered picking it up or moving it out of the way. It simply belonged there. One hour…Read More

Bonefish and Their Secret Lives

Dana Dribben captured this underwater footage of bonefish feeding on the grass flats near the boat launch of Deep Water Cay with a GoPro Hero 3+ Black Edition camera. We’ve all seen the telltale “puff” of sand when a bonefish eats our fly, but we’ve rarely seen it from this perspective. I found it pretty…Read More

Monster Bonefish Caught out of Deep Water Cay

Weighing in at 14.6 pounds, this monster fish was landed by guest Jim Easterling and the great Meko Glinton, a third generation guide at Deep Water Cay. “In 18 years of angling off the East End of Grand Bahama, I’ve never tracked a bonefish that size,” shares Meko Glinton, a top fishing guide at Deep…Read More

Something fishy: Freeport

Opened in 1958 by two fishing legends — Palm Beach guide Gil Drake Sr. and Field & Stream magazine editor A.J. McClane — Deep Water Cay is on the A-list for angling aficionados who dream of catching the elusive bonefish. To get to Deep Water Cay, take a flight to Grand Bahama International Airport in…Read More

Guide to Summer in the South

Bonefish lodges are known to come and go. Few have stuck around as long as Deep Water Cay, which is a testament to the world-class fishing found along its sand flats and mangroves. Just off the east end of Grand Bahama Island, the resort was founded in 1958, and it’s only gotten better in recent…Read More

Monster Bonefish at Deep Water Cay, Bahamas

Deep Water Cay reports one its guests recently landed one of the biggest bonefish ever caught on fly in the Bahamas. Fly angler Jim Easterling and guide Meko Glinton landed the 14.6-pounder on a custom-tied mantis shrimp fly on 12-pound tippet on a 7-weight Sage rod. They weighed the fish using a hand scale and…Read More

The Iconic Deep Water Cay

Published in The Virginia Sportsman June/July Issue. Story and Photos by King Montgomery.

Resort’s Recreation Area Now Reaches Under Water

Deep Water Cay has begun to offer scuba, snorkeling and dive excursions to a vibrant world that has few signs of human visitation.   DEEP WATER CAY, Bahamas — Though best known for abundant bonefishing, Deep Water Cay — a small, private island off the east end of Grand Bahama — now is becoming a dive….Read More

Conservation Effort Helps Keep Bonefish Bountiful in Bahamas

Not many flats fishing destinations can claim their fisheries are better than 30 years ago, and Deep Water Cay — a small, private island resort just off the east end of Grand Bahama Island — doesn’t brag that way. But maybe it should. Case in point: More than 30 years ago, fishing with shrimp for…Read More

Deep Water Cay: A Bahamas Fishing Gem

Published in the Miami Herald 6/19/2013. In 1981, I caught and released my first bonefish using spinning gear and a dead shrimp at a remote island fishing lodge off the east end of Grand Bahama Island called the Deep Water Cay. My guide was David Pinder, a polite, soft-spoken resident of nearby McLean’s Town who…Read More

In Deep | Featured on

Known for its 250 square miles of flats fishing, Deep Water Cay heretofore has been a small community of only seven privately owned homes, seven cabana units, and four guest cottages (packages starting from $1,000 per night, per person, including lodging, meals, and activities). But this fall, the 55-year-old private island resort off Grand Bahama’s…Read More

Deep Water Cay: Grand Bahama’s Virtually Private Diving

Deep Water Cay is a storied Grand Bahama bonefishing lodge that dates back to 1958. But there’s another story at this newly renovated and expanded resort that has to be one of the best-kept secrets of Bahamian diving. If you’re looking for a spot with easy, sunny, relaxing diving where you’ll be the only divers underwater for…Read More