Client Feedback

2019:

“Fourth year. Eight days on the water this trip. This is classic flats fishing for bonefish. Vast area. Vast choices for where to hunt fish. Deep, deep local knowledge. The fish run big, not shy, but always bonefish & always challenging. Bibo, Marian and Ganger are three of the best people I know. You’ll love their company and benefit greatly from their skills and knowledge. In all, top-notch, five stars, best bonefishing in the western hemisphere.” -John Byron

“Not only first time to Beyond the Blue…we are (were!) first time bonefishers! We ended each day with a huge smile on our faces… From casting to wind technique, to release, to strip set–we learned so much! All of this will help in any fishing we do from here on out. We came to learn, catch fish and have fun …we did all 3! See ya next year—”  -Liz & Matt Swain

“Great company (as always), great food (thanks Pearl, Magda, and Joanne!), and fishing that went from really tough to fantastic over the course of the week–Ganger!! Thanks again! I’ll bet there ain’t too many people who think of bonefishing when there’re whitecaps on the flats and a 30 knot wind, but that’s what y’ do at Beyond the Blue.  This was my fifth trip–something must be goin’ right! Thanks over & over to Bibo & Marian…”  -Greg McCullough

“Best wading for bonefish on hard sand bottom, with a 7lb average. Second time coming, will be an annual trip.” -Capt Ron

“We all caught some big Bonies!! First time to BTB with my husband and three adult daughters. Fantastic experience! Husband has been twice before with fishing buddies and loved it so much, he wanted all of us to have the same experience. The BTB Team helped our girls hone their fly fishing skills while making it fun. We all learned so much about casting in the wind, line and fly management, and proper release. The food was plentiful and delicious, and the accommodations very comfortable.” -Athena & Phelps

“This was my first time coming to South Caicos/Beyond the Blue! I had the absolute best time! For a beginner fly fisher, the guides were extremely patient and did a great job teaching!! They are what made our trip so incredible. We were offered several options each day and got the opportunity to see different South Caicos sites (both on the water and on land!). On our last day, Bibo took us snorkeling and that was a highlight!! The accommodations were clean and had the most BEAUTIFUL views! The food was incredible!! We never went hungry! The staff was very friendly and made our Easter special! Thank you for teaching me how to fly fishing and showing me beautiful South Caicos!” -Sarah Wood

“First visit–came with family–dad had been twice before. We had so much fun! I had only been fly fishing once before, but this was the first time I got to fish in the water. I learned so much and caught fish with Ganger!! On the last day we went snorkeling which was amazing and I am glad we saved it for the last day. I also really loved going out to dinner at Serrano’s and Chicken Bar. Also, taking the airboat to the bar at Sailrock.” -Michaela Wood

“Thank you for our first visit at Beyond the Blue. I hope you enjoyed having a majority of females out on the airboat. 🙂 {WE DID!!!} We had a blast improving our fishing skills and even catching some bonefish. Marian, Bibo & Ganger were the best hosts and guides. Can’t wait to visit the beautiful flats of South Caicos again!” -Christina Wood

“Had a great trip!! Wonderful people! Found the people to be friendly and fun to be around. Great food always. Bibo was a great host and “G” an exceptional guide. The airboat experience was interesting and effective. The only way to travel these great flats. Fishing was great and also the SUP was great fun. Never done that before and that was the most fun of the trip. All in all, an A+ destination all around.” -Jimbo

“It’s hard to think of anything to change. It’s easier to say what was good. We really appreciated the feeling that we could fish the way we wanted and had some control over that. The staff were great. Great food. The beer was a nice touch.” -KW

“Really fun trip. Staff was very attentive and food was great. Lodge is located on high bluff with beautiful view. Best bonefishing experience that I have encountered.” -Rob Headley

“This is my first trip and I plan to return. The staff is GREAT! The guides are very helpful. You should definitely give this a try.” -Tom Warwick

“3rd consecutive trip. As before, fantastic trip. Beautiful and varied flats. Great meals. Comfortable accommodations. There will be a 4th & 5th year visit without a doubt. Thank you all for a great trip.” -Al Henry

“Been coming since Ganger had his first child. Enjoyed seeing the changes over the years. Slow days made up by fish size and great days.” -Davis

“For our party of six fishermen this was an unrivaled blend of friendly service, comfortable accommodations, and outstanding bonefishing flats.” -Paul Mudrick

“2nd year in South Caicos and can’t wait for my 3rd. Wonderful crew, food and fishing. Thanks so much for taking care of us and for such a memorable 13th birthday for my son and his friends. Just the best!” -Chris Miller

“Thank you very much for taking care of us. I had fun fishing, snorkeling and playing poker. It was one of my best birthdays. The food was wonderful. Thank you.” -Weston Miller

“1st year. South Caicos is beyond amazing. My 13 year old caught his first bonefish on a fly rod and I am so grateful. ‘G’ was awesome with the boys. This place is so pretty. Every turn on the boat brings great views. Thanks so much. ” -Rocky

“Thank you so much for the great food, fishing and fun. The water was so pretty and clear. I loved on the best day of the trip we all caught fish. I had a great time and caught my first bonefish.” -Casey B

“This place spoils you. Combination of staff, food, accommodations and especially the fishing. I call this place ‘Land of the Giants’. This is my second trip here, I’ll be back and more frequently.  P.S. ‘G’ is a hoot to fish with. Another huge plus is the fact you don’t see another boat or fisherman on the flats. Thanks.”  -Thom Shipman

“Wonderful time–lots of fish–second time around and a third is in the near future. ‘G’ is great in the boat. Great food!!!”  -John

2018:

“Amazing adaptation to unusual fishery conditions. The airboats/paddleboards really help but the ecosystem is amazing. But the most amazing is the staff, urging us to figure out on our own. Joanne, Pearl and Magda took such great care of us– the food was really good!” -Bill Jiranek

“Fabulous trip! Pristine ecosystem, tremendous number of bonefish and a remarkable fishery facilitated by the airboats that get to some really skinny water and paddleboards that get you even deeper into the fingers of the flats. Bibo and Ganger and the whole team put a lot of effort into making the time spent on South Caicos both enjoyable and memorable. Thanks to the whole team for a great trip.” -Dan Berry

“First time visitor with my son. Two things stand out: First, the fishery is just amazing. So vast and full of big fish. A 20mph east wind is very fishable here if you have sun; Second thing is that Bibo and Marian are such great hosts. You are welcomed and treated like family. They are great stewards of the fishery and very helpful to the island’s modest economy. We will be returning for sure.” -Sony & Ridley Culp

” Great bonefishing!!! Caught more fish over 10 lbs in four days than past ten years [of fishing in Andros]. Will be back next year.” -Ron Smith

“Third year. A lot of wind. Lotta fish. Even with whitecaps on the deeper flats, found fish. To 10 lbs plus. Schoolies 3-4 lbs. Not pattern sensitive. May be the best bonefish fishery in the western hemisphere. Bibo and Ganger know the waters. Great help to those who need it.” -John Byron

“This is my second trip, it is an amazing place with lots of fish and beautiful flats. The accommodations are very clean and comfortable with good food. I wasn’t so talented or lucky but most caught a lot of quality fish.” – Billy K.

“As always a good times had by everyone. (Since I can’t speak for Everyone, I don’t know what sort of time he had…I am still curious, however, how he got his first name of “Almost”. The rest of us had a great time too, by gum!! If I may suggest, however, lace doilies on the night tables would be a lovely touch…and a clock in the kitchen!! Those of us who greet the day several hours before it’s even considered ‘the day’ and remain technologically inferior (no iPhones) could use one. Damn good fishing as usual, damn good company, all things considered (or maybe it’s just best not to consider all things). Plenty of laughs, plenty of fish, plenty of ants but that’s for another episode). Seriously, I love this place! And Pearl and Magda are the best! P.S. Please see that Ganger receives an extra ration of cheeseburgers–he’s looking a bit undernourished.” -GWM

“I have been bonefishing for years, but I learned how to bonefish here. Thank you and see you soon.” -Mark Price (1st time)

“Been coming over 17 years. A unique experience with vast shallow flats, generally fairly hard bottom. Walk as much or as little as you want but always a good chance the fish will find you. ” -Peep Price

“This was second trip bonefishing with Beyond the blue. It was another great experience. Last time I stayed at the old hotel [pink ‘Club Carib’ by SFS], and the accommodations this time are much better. The service, food and guiding were great. Thank you!” -Mike Vonder Haar

“First time bonefishing and first time fishing with Beyond the Blue. I am hooked! Absolutely loved the wade fishing even with wind blowing 20-25 with an occasional squall with 30+. We all caught nice fish and had a great time learning about the flats fishing. Staff and guide were very nice and accommodating. I will be back!” -Joe Broussard

“First year at Beyond the Blue and the start of annual bonefish pilgrimage! What a great venue, great fishing and hospitable hosts. The fishing was a bit challenging in 20+mph winds but we got into the fish! A sure bucket list trip…Thank you–look forward to next year.” -Chris McLaughlin

“What a great trip. We had steady wind from 20-30mph but was surprised to see that we still caught a lot of fish. Big wind/big fish.” -Jimmy B.

“An experience like I have never had. First time bonefishing and “G” man put us on fish the entire trip. You guys are great hosts and I appreciate the hospitality.” -Chris Miller

“Trip was great. Thanks. Enjoyed walking the flats and clearing my mind for a couple of days. Food, guides, etc great. Fishing awesome. 2nd time here, will come back again. Enjoy the family atmosphere at your lodge.” -Phelps

“It was a pleasure to return to Beyond the Blue. Concerns about the Hurricane’s effect were unnecessary. Fishing was better than ever. The bones seemed bigger this year and each of us caught several that were in double digits (10-12#). The staff was great, facilities were in good condition and of course Ganger (Mr. G) was his helpful and very competent best. Our group will return and look forward to another great fishing adventure.” -Steve Brown

“This was my second year here at Beyond the Blue and had another great fishing experience. Big bonefish and an incidental barracuda. The size of the flats here are unbelievable–they go on for miles and miles. Angel deep water to waist deep, Ganger will find the bonefish. Areas with schools of fish cruising the flats or singles and doubles tailing for food. Thank you for another great five days of fishing the South Caicos flats and many good laughs. Tight lines. -Don Barber

“Mixed group: 1 person-first visit; 1 person-second visit; 1 person-third visit; 1 person-fourth visit. Outstanding. Best chance at big bonefish and numbers of fish. Fantastic accommodations for specific dietary needs. Ganger continues to be a fantastic person to fish with–gives instruction when needed and leaves you alone when not needed. We will all be back. One small problem–not enough bedside lighting for us aging readers. Otherwise 4 star.”

“Fourth time with Beyond the Blue, and it just seems to get better each time. If you like to was pristine flats as far as the eye can see, this is your place. The food, the staff are all the best. -Bob Durham

“This was my fourth trip to South Caicos’ Beyond the Blue. Great accommodations, food and the fishing is the best. Wait–forgot to mention the Beyond the Blue staff, who are the nicest people you’ll ever meet. And the sunsets and sunrise–Wow! Oh and I forgot…….” -Spencer H.

“This was my first trip to the Turks & Caicos, also my first time bonefishing. It truly was a blast and everyone caught a pile of bones! ‘G’ was an outstanding guide and a pleasure to hang out with. The accommodations were clean and comfortable and the food was delicious! Can;t wait to come back. -Alex Hinkle

“Another awesome experience. My bet is 12 years now. Sad to see the damage to island’s homes and buildings but the folks living here seem as cheerful as ever and the fishing is out-of-this-world good. [Hurricane] Irma might have blown down some old houses but also blew in some bones–big bones. Lord-willing, I will come back in 6 weeks with Jimmy. Thanks.” -Don Kohla, Atlanta, GA  (Since 2006) “P.S. Pearl is a wonder woman.”

“We always have the best time, and that’s why we keep coming back–I don’t particularly like having processed ham or turkey so we end up eating 1 tuna fish sandwich and 1 jelly & peanut butter for lunch. Breakfast are the best as are the dinners. Can’t improve on the fishing particularly on the paddleboards–I am glad we no longer walk the flats. Love the boards and can’t wait to come back in March- Marian & Bibo are the greatest.” -Jimmy (Since 2006)

2017:

“The trip was great, probably the best bonefishing in the hemisphere. If you are a dedicated wader, as I am, it just doesn;t get any better. I no longer have the eyes or the stamina to catch the huge numbers that I used to catch here but always catch enough to keep coming back. Fish are larger than any place else I have fished and that includes Christmas Island and Los Roques. I came the first season BTB was open and have returned more than 25 times. Coming back in a few months with newbies. What can I say about Ganger? He just has to be experienced to be believed, a very positive part of the adventure.” -Jim Stawarz (Since ~2000)

“Enjoyed another fine fishing experience at Beyond the Blue. Fished for “school fish” and singles. Wish I could catch all the fish I cast towards. There are many opportunities most days. It was fun to work on my skill sets and improve my catch rate. The fishery is improving. More large bones (6-8lbs) and several double-digits were taken this trip. My personal best of 9 1/2lbs was taken in 2015. Service is great by the staff. They do their best to provide a quality experience. The number of guests are limited and our group of 5-6 are the only fishermen on the flat. The guide, ganger, is excellent. Best wishes to Beyond the Blue.” -Steve Brown (Since ~2008)

“Fishing is second to none. The size and volume of fish are outstanding. Ganger and Pearl make the trip feel like home. Food is perfect…don’t change. We tried fishing in all corners of the world and always look forward to coming back to Big South. Pricing is not the cheapest, all things considered. Great fishery but not a luxury resort.” -Kyle Brown (Since 2002)

“Fabulous fishing out on the flats. It is so nice to go out fishing and not be crowded out or pressured by other groups of fishermen. I have never seen so many bonefish and they can always be found somewhere on the flats- either schools or singles. Our guide, Ganger/G-man, can spot fish from +100 yards away and wil get you on fish. He has a great sense of humor and always good for a laugh. The hospitality is wonderful and the home-cooked meals are great. Looking forward to coming back!” -Don B. (Since 2017)

“My father and I have been coming here for over a decade. We try other places and keep coming back- the flats, the size and quantity of fish- nothing else compares. And no where else has Ganger!” -Allen Wilson (Since 2002)

“Started fishing in South Caicos in 2002 and been a regular ever since. Have expanded our group to include our son and so has been an outstanding father-son trip over the years…the guys now outfish their dads on a regular basis. The fishery is significantly better than 5 years ago. Few small fish…lots of 6-8 pounders and always a few double-digit. Great wading and sugar sand flats. You’re the only boat on the flats…no crowd…no noise. If you want to wade only, this is the place…not for beginners. Ganger is a true Caicos treasure and can always put you on fish regardless of the weather.” -H Wilson (Since 2002)