Detailed Trip Information
Fishing Summary
The fishing at Beyond the Blue - South Caicos is 100% wading and sight fishing for Caribbean Bonefish, averaging 3 - 5 pounds with possible trophy fish weighing more than 10 pounds.  The flats consist of firm white sand, with turtlegrass patches in some areas.  The flats are vast and expansive, offering the Bonefish and other species (Barracuda, Tarpon, etc.) an environ that is abundant with food - crustaceans and baitfish.  There are also inland creeks and lakes that may also be fished during certain tides.
All of these areas are accessed by a 24 foot airboat powered by a Chevy 454 counter-rotating props.  This strategy allows anglers to quickly navigate the extensive shallow flats and spend more time fishing than searching for Bonefish on foot.  The higher vantage point from the airboat allows anglers and guide to look down upon the flats and see the schools of Bonefish that reside on the flats at South Caicos.  When a school(s) of Bonefish are spotted, the airboat parks a safe distance away so as to not spook the school.  Then, anglers deploy from the airboat and pursue the fish while wading.  In addition, if anglers desire to “hunt” smaller schools or larger single/doubles the guides will access flats that are prime for stalking fish in this manner.  Run times in the airboat from the lodge to the nearest edge of the flats is 15 minutes.
Fishing Tackle and Techniques
Most anglers prefer to fish 7 to 9 weight rods at South Caicos.  When wind conditions and/or size of fish dictate, 9 weight rods are the order of the day.  The wonderful part of fly fishing at South Caicos is that all fishing is conducted with a tropical floating flyline, tapered leader, and light fly.  In general, stout leaders (13#) in lengths of 10 - 12 feet are all that is needed.  Most Bonefish fly patterns that are #4 in size and in colors tan/pink are all that is needed to successfully pursue these fish.  
As with any flats species, a stealthy approach to stalking the Bonefish is going to yield the most success.  Anglers should be able to cast a minimum of 40 feet accurately.  Anglers will be wading extensively, so flats booties or boots will be needed while wading the flats.  Finally, one of the most important pieces of tackle to successfully pursue Bonefish is a high quality pair of polarized sunglasses - amber, copper, rose, or brown tints are best for flats fishing.
The Accommodations
The accommodations at Beyond the Blue at South Caicos are “townhome” style and are simple, clean, and comfortable with an ocean view.  With the ocean at its doorstep, the sea breeze and beautiful scenery refreshes the spirit after a long day of battling Bonefish.  A spacious lounge provides dining areas, comfortable seating for relaxing, and a nice workspace for fly tying or working on tackle at the day's end.
Guest rooms are equipped with air-conditioning, ceiling fans, and a full private bath with shower.  Rooms are spacious with a nice ocean view.  There is a housekeeping staff that provides daily maid service.
Meals & Beverages
The wonderful meals are yet another highlight of your stay at Beyond the Blue at South Caicos. Hearty portions with a local flavor are an absolute culinary delight for the big appetite.  Breakfast is served all-American style (eggs, bacon, grits, etc).  Your breakfast will be promptly served in the morning to assure you an on-time start of your daily fishing adventure.  
Pack lunches include ham and/or turkey sandwiches, fruit, chips, cookies, and cold beverages.
Upon your return from an exciting day of Bonefishing, dinner is served.  Entrees may include – lobster, blackened or baked fish, ribs, pork chops, or chicken served with rice, potatoes, and vegetables. The meals at Beyond the Blue at South Caicos are truly hearty, unique, and delicious.
Additionally, the staff can accommodate most dietary restrictions.  Let the staff know and they will prepare an appetizing alternative that is often looked over with envy by your fellow dinner guests.
All tap water and drinking water / ice is purified through reverse osmosis.  Alternatively, bottled water may also be provided.  All non-alcoholic beverages (soda, juice, water) are included in your lodge package.  Alcoholic beverages are not included, but may be purchased on your own at the local liquor store.
How To Get to South Caicos
Flight to Providenciales: From your location, you will need to fly to Providenciales (aka “Provo”), Turks and Caicos (airport code “PLS”).  Please check with your preferred airline for flight schedules.  Depending on the airline, you will most likely be required to layover in Miami, Florida or Atlanta, Georgia – please provide at least 2 hours between connecting flights in Miami or Atlanta.  It is imperative that you make your connecting flight to Providenciales.  Schedule your flight to arrive Providenciales before 12:30PM.
Flight from Providenciales to South Caicos (airport code “XSC”): The charter flight service from PLS to XSC is provided by Air Turks and Caicos (http://www.airturksandcaicos.com/) The daily flight from PLS to XSC departs around 2:30PM.  The flight from PLS to XSC is a short 20-minute flight.
Upon arriving South Caicos, the shuttle/taxi driver for Beyond the Blue will greet you at the ground transportation area of the airport.  On your way to the lodge, you may ask the driver to stop at the liquor store if you would like to purchase alcoholic beverages for your stay.
Departure Day: For your departing flight itinerary, please schedule your flight to depart South Caicos on the first flight to Providenciales.  This first flight departs mid-morning each day.

Required Travel Documents
U.S. Citizens: A current U.S. passport will be required for all United States citizens entering Turks and Caicos.  It is highly recommended that U.S. citizens present a passport that is valid for at least six months after the last day of the trip.  If your passport expires before then, please renew it prior to departing on your trip.  U.S. citizens do not need to obtain visas to enter the Turks and Caicos Islands as tourists for less than 90 days.
If you hold citizenship in a country other than the United States, please check with your national consulate / passport center for citizenship documents required for travel to Turks and Caicos.
2014 Package Rates
 
Packages                           Double Occupancy       Single Occupancy
4 Nights / 3 Days Fishing:                $2625                           $3000
5 Nights / 4 Days Fishing:                $3325                           $3825
6 Nights / 5 Days Fishing:                $4015                           $4630
7 Nights / 6 Days Fishing:                $4715                           $5420
(NOTE: A private guide may be hired for $125 extra per day)
 
Inclusions
Lodging, guided fly fishing (1 guide for up to 6 anglers), fishing license, meals, non-alcoholic beverages, guest taxes, and ground transfers to and from South Caicos Airport
 
Exclusions
Air travel to and from South Caicos, gratuities, and alcoholic beverages
 
Beyond the Blue Cancellation Policy
 
Deposit, less a $300.00 USD cancellation fee per person, will be refunded if the client cancels the trip in writing more than 90 days prior to the scheduled arrival date.  If written cancellation notice is received between 60 to 90 days prior to arrival, 50% of the deposit will be refunded.  For cancellations received less than 60 days prior to arrival, all payments are forfeited unless the client has a suitable replacement at the time of cancellation. 
 
Angling On The Fly Terms & Conditions
 
A 50% deposit is due within 14 days of booking to secure reservation.  Final payment is due 60 days prior to scheduled arrival date.  
 
Refunds:  A $150.00 USD processing fee per person (in addition to any lodge cancellation fees) may be deducted from all refunds.   All refunds will be paid by check.  If written cancellation notice is received less than 60 days prior to the trip arrival date, no refunds will be issued.
 
Angling On The Fly acts only as agents for contractors or owners and outfitters, airlines, charter air, and ground transportation carriers or other services.  Payment of funds for fishing and other Angling On The Fly trips shall be deemed acceptance and consent of the following conditions.  Angling On The Fly or any of its affiliates or associated companies shall not be held liable for any loss or damages howsoever caused or arising from services provided by hotels or lodges, outfitters, guides, means of transportation or other services.  Baggage and personal effects are the sole responsibility of the traveling client at all times.
 
 
 
 
Package Rates (2014)
(6 nights / 5 days fishing)
$4,015 USD/angler (dbl.)
$4,630 USD/angler (single)


(Alternate length trips available...
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Destination Summary

Location: South Caicos, Turks and Caicos Islands
Prime Season: Nov. thru mid-June 
Primary Species: Bonefish
Other Species: Cudas, Tarpon
Fishery Profile: Tropical saltwater flats and inland creeks / lagoons
Type of Fishing: Flats fishing (wade fishing ONLY)
Lodge Capacity: 8 anglers
Accommodations: Townhome style lodge w/ private guest rooms + private bath; meals taken at the lodge
Travel Details: arrive Providenciales, T&C; 25 minute charter flight to South Caicos 

Tackle Requirements:
8-9 wt. rods for Bonefish; 10 wt. rods for Barracuda and Tarpon
Saltwater reels with tropical floating flylines
Bonefish leaders (13#); Barracuda (wire leaders); Tarpon leaders (20# class + 60# shock for Tarpon)
Favorite Bonefish Flies:
Bunny Gotcha
Miheve’s Flats Fly
Skinny-Water Clouser
Remote and Majestic Bonefishing
 
This unique fishery resides in the very remote outer edge of the Caribbean and has some of the world's finest fly fishing for Bonefish. Some have likened it to a Zane Grey destination... very remote and untapped. The fishing is 100% classic wade and sight fishing for bonefish on white sand flats. The outfitter, Beyond the Blue, has solved the problem of reaching the interior of these extensive and shallow flats at South Caicos... they utilize air boats that can run in inches of water. This allows them to efficiently locate the fish and place anglers in a position for success.
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