An All-Inclusive Fly Fishing Lodge
North Riding Point Club is an exclusive, all-inclusive fishing lodge located on the southern shore of Grand Bahama Island, a mere 30-minute drive from Freeport. This secluded property encompasses six acres, including one of the most beautiful private white sand beaches on the entire island. Offering spacious accommodations, delicious cuisine, exceptional guest services, and world-class bonefishing, North Riding Point Club is the destination of choice for many anglers who visit Grand Bahama on a regular basis. Originally a private club, North Riding Point has for the past several years opened to the public, offering a great setting, a well-situated location, and some of the most seasoned and experienced guides on the island.
Accommodations are in beachfront cottages that directly overlook the ocean. The Club has the feel of a very secluded destination because there are really no other buildings in sight. The beach to the south can be walked for miles in bare feet and is truly pristine (except for a mysterious plane submerged on the shallow flats!). Each cottage features a shared screened-in porch, a large, private bathroom, a stocked fridge, a walk-in closet, two queen-sized beds with high thread count linens, and a sitting table. These rooms are very comfortable and clean, with ceiling fans and A/C. The furniture is plush, and plenty of storage space for gear and clothing is available. The lounge chairs arranged on the beach before each cottage are perfect for reading and relaxing. A swimming pool surround by a deck with tables and chairs sits between the cottages and the main building. The Founder’s House is a larger cottage and best suited for groups, outfitted with a kitchen and large sitting area.
Food and Beverages
The meals at North Riding Point are exceptional. Breakfasts are cooked-to-order each morning, and a full cooler lunch with beverages is packed for each fishing day. Dinners are always gourmet, and the diverse menu includes all types of fresh seafood, great steaks, chicken, and the freshest Conch around. The Club is happy to accommodate any special menu or dietary requests.
Typical Length of Stay
Trips of any length are available, and the convenience of Grand Bahama Island makes North Riding Point Club the perfect getaway for a week-long fishing trip or a quick weekend escape. Flights arrive and depart Freeport’s Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO) every day of the week from several cities in the Eastern U.S.
Non-Angling Activities and Options
While North Riding Point typically attracts anglers, the overall area does offer a number of solid non-angling options. Non-angling activities include golfing at two USGA championship golf courses, diving, snorkel trips, glass-bottomed boat tours, eco-tours, parasailing, sea kayaking, and a host of other water-related options for all age groups. For those interested in island nightlife, NRPC is approximately 30 minutes from Freeport’s main shopping district and casino. There are numerous restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in Freeport as well.
Internet / Communications
The Club does offer Wi-Fi for guests, and the office offers a computer for guest use if needed. Most U.S. cell phones will work on Grand Bahama depending on your service plan.
How To Get There
Direct daily flights from Ft. Lauderdale, Miami, Palm Beach, and several other U.S. cities fly to Freeport’s Grand Bahama International Airport (FPO). Airlines that service Freeport includes United, Gulfstream, Bahamas Air, American, Delta, and numerous other smaller charter companies. You can also fly direct to Nassau International Airport (NAS) and use service from Western Air, LeAir, or Bahamas Air to Freeport.
Arrival and Departure Details / Times
The Club will provide transportation to and from the airport. If desired, there are several car rental companies in Freeport and at the airport. You can arrive and depart on any day of the week, at any time of day.
All U.S. citizens are required to have a valid passport that does not expire within six (6) months of trip dates. Please be sure that your passport has at least two blanks, unstamped pages remaining in the back, and that it is not torn, delaminated, or damaged in any way.
Yellow Dog works directly with and recommends Kanna Travel. They can assist with airline tickets, hotels, transfers, and all travel logistics for every destination that we offer. Contact them at 855-739-3139 or [email protected] for more details on airfare ticketing, travel services, and trip insurance.
While Grand Bahama is primarily a bonefish destination, barracuda, shark, and permit fishing can be productive throughout the year as well. The guides of North Riding Point Club are very professional, know their home waters well, and have many years of experience. They work hard to maximize and make the most of your time on the water each day. The standard fishing package at the Club includes a half-day of guided fishing for either your arrival or departure day! We’ve found that the average bonefish on Grand Bahama is larger than most of the other islands in the Bahamas. And while the topography of most of the flats in the area makes fishing from the boat most productive, there are numerous wading opportunities as well. The tides, weather, and wind will dictate when the best time is to wade fish. The guides can typically accommodate anglers’ requests with regard to the quality of fish (larger but possibly fewer shots) versus quantities of fish (smaller and more shots). They can also handle anglers of any skill level and do so with an upbeat, enthusiastic style.
The Club Guides trailer skiffs each day from the Lodge, enabling them to fish the most productive flats in the area after taking account of daily conditions. The weather will typically dictate the plan for the day and where exactly you will fish. Trailering boats in an air-conditioned SUV for 20 to 50 minutes each way certainly beats getting beat up in heavy seas trying to access the flats. Grand Bahama is simply too long and expansive to make those longer runs via water every day, so the trailer and boat ramp method is the most effective way to fish. The northern area of Grand Bahama is the main fishery for the Club, but guides do fish waters all over the island, including their own southern shore. These southern oceanside waters offer classic, pure white sand flats that are easily among the most beautiful in the world. These flats are rarely fished and have some impressive “ocean-surfing” bones. Regardless of where you fish, once the boat is in the water, the flats are close and you typically will not run for more than 20 minutes.
Boats and Equipment
Anglers fish from new Hells Bay skiffs outfitted with poling platforms, 85HP Yamaha outboards, and spacious casting decks. They are roomy, fast, and comfortable. Each day your guide will trailer the boat to the boat launch in an SUV that has A/C. Rental fly fishing gear is available, and there is a small, well-stocked fly shop at the Club.
Rates and Terms
Remember that Yellow Dog’s services are completely free! When you book a trip with Yellow Dog, you never pay more than when you book directly with the lodge or outfitter. All prices listed below are per person and quoted in US dollars.
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $6,035.00
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $5,510.00
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $4,825.00
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $3,760.00
3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $2,850.00
7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days = $9,010.00
6 Nights / 5 Fishing Days = $7,995.00
5 Nights / 4 Fishing Days = $7,155.00
4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days = $5,890.00
3 Nights / 2 Fishing Days = $4,340.00
Additional Fishing Days (for 1 or 2 anglers)
Full-Day Trip = $610.00
- Round-trip taxi to and from Freeport Airport
- All accommodations as specified
- Daily guided fishing as specified
- All meals at North Riding Point Club
- Daily maid service and housekeeping
- Alcoholic beverages, bottled water, sodas, juices, and coffee
What’s Not Included:
- Airfare to and from Freeport, Grand Bahama
- Gratuities for guides and lodge staff
- Equipment, flies, and terminal tackle
- Bahamas fishing license
- Bahamas VAT tax (12%)
North Riding Point Club (Grand Bahama, Bahamas)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS – CANCELLATIONS
For all cancellations, written notice must be sent to and received by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, LLC. For cancellations outside of 90 days from beginning of the trip, full amount minus the Yellow Dog handling fee may be refunded or a full credit applied to a future trip booked within one year. This decision will be made by the lodge. Cancellations 60 to 89 days prior to start of trip = 50% refund or trip credit of payment amount. No refund or credit will be given for trips cancelled inside of 60 days from start of trip, regardless of reason. If a cancelled package is resold by either the lodge or by Yellow Dog Flyfishing Adventures, then a full refund will be sent minus a $100.00 processing fee per guest charged by the lodge (in addition to a $100.00 per person cancellation fee charged by Yellow Dog Flyfishing.) NRPC and Yellow Dog strongly recommend that anglers and guests purchase travel insurance for your trip. NRPC will not refund payments in the event of a hurricane or poor weather. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts the deposit, cancellation, refund and responsibility clauses for these packages.
Payment Terms For All Yellow Dog Trip Bookings
In order to lock in your trip reservation, we ask that you please remit payment within 10 days of receipt of invoice. For your convenience, Yellow Dog accepts on-line payments via a direct and secure ACH platform – a quick and easy way to complete your trip reservation. Note that all Yellow Dog invoices include a live link that takes you directly to the Yellow Dog ACH platform for fast and easy payment. For open and existing invoices with a remaining balance, payment reminders also include this easy link to the ACH page.
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Beginning September 1st, 2020, Yellow Dog will apply a 2% convenience fee for all American Express credit card transactions, and a 3% convenience fee for Visa, MasterCard and Discover transactions.
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