Fishing San Salvador

San Salvador Island, Bahamas


San Salvador Island, also known as Watling Island, is an island and district of the Bahamas. Until 1986, when the National Geographic Society suggested Samana Cay, it was widely believed that during his first expedition to the New World, San Salvador Island was the first land sighted and visited by Christopher Columbus on October 12, 1492. Columbus’ records indicate that the native inhabitants of the territory where he landed called the island Guanahani.

For some time, San Salvador was the home of John Watling (alternately referred to as George Watling), who gave the island its alternative name by which it was officially known until 1925. At that time, the name “San Salvador” was transferred from another place, now called Cat Island, and given to “Watling Island” under the belief that it seemed a much more likely match for Columbus’ description of Guanahani.

Island Life

Today, thanks to its many sandy beaches, the island’s prosperous main industry is tourism. About 1,200 people reside on San Salvador. Marina Beach Island and its principal community is Cockburn Town, the seat of local government.

Club Med along with an International Airport supported by an 8000′ runway adds to the islands unique atmosphere. The Gerace Research Center (formerly the Bahamian Field Station) is located on the north end of the island on the shores of Graham’s Harbour. Over a thousand students and researchers use the station every year as a base of operations from which to study tropical marine geology, biology, and archaeology. The island is home to many shallow-water reefs which allow snorkelers to observe hundreds of fish species without the use of SCUBA equipment. It is also known for its quick drop in the continental shelf, allowing for numerous dive sites.

The Reel Candy will be docked at the Riding Rock Marina & Inn. Next door is the Sands Resort, with beautiful new luxurious rooms. All have designer furnishings, granite floors, satellite TV, a serene ocean view and beach access from each unit. Also included is free Wi-Fi, free local calls, and complimentary transportation to and from the airport. Several restaurants such as The Paradise Restaurant & Bar, The New Columbus Tavern, Downhome Restaurant & Bar, are in close proximity. With transportation you need to visit The Back A Da Yard Restaurant & Lounge.

Hilton’s Sands Room

All inclusive Fishing Packages for winter wahoo for as low at $2395 per person. These rooms are new and housekeeping checks on your room each day. Only a 3 minute walk to the boat, and a 15 minute ride to some of the best wahoo fishing in the world.

Wahoo usually start in November and fishing stays good into April. The white and blue marlin start showing up in April and we have enjoyed an excellent marlin bite into October. World Class tuna and mahi-mahi fishing offer superb excitement as a by catch. Just in case you might get exhausted offshore, we can put you on some bonefish that can exceed 12 pounds.

Reel Candy is equipped with all new fishing tackle each season, provided by “Finn Nor”, tackle outfitters from Jupiter Florida and the surrounding areas. Our Sportfish is Bahamian licensed and inspected.