The BlackFly Lodge

What began as the newest art project of Vaughn Cochran, the BlackFly Lodge came out of his friendship with native Bahamian guide Clint Kemp. The lodge offers great fishing and delectable dining to their guests in a secluded location.

Guests looking to stay active will have a blast at this all-inclusive destination, as they will enjoy convenient access to a multitude of recreational opportunities. No matter what you're in the mood for, whether it's excitement in the ocean or on land, you should find what you're looking for here.

Located near the heart of the island of Great Abaco, 2.8 miles north-northeast of Crossing Rocks, The BlackFly Lodge, an all-inclusive complex, happily welcomes customers who are interested in basing their vacation on this beautiful island. It's 27.4 miles south of the center of Marsh Harbour.


Accommodations are modest as the lodge focuses on enjoying the great outdoors. Vaughn's paintings adorn the walls, showcasing his colorful interpretation of the fish found in the area, or the occasional portrait. Guests can begin or end the day by simply stepping out onto their private balcony access and taking in the ocean air.

The BlackFly Lodge has just 8 rooms, making it a very small property. Accordingly, it is popular with travelers who prefer a less commercialized atmosphere.

Based upon on-site features, style and ambience, Caribya! has assigned this lodge a two and a half star rating. Read more about our Caribya! star ratings, and why they tend to be lower than ratings from Trip Advisor and other sites, by clicking here.

Below, you can see a listing of in-room amenities offered by The BlackFly Lodge.

  • Toilet
  • Private Bath
  • Air Conditioned
  • Shower
  • Temperature Control
  • Water closet
  • Terrace
  • Queen Bed
  • Balcony

Check with the property if you require amenities, if it's a high priority for you.

Activities and Amenities

While the lodge is centered around fishing, guests might enjoy renting a bike to explore the area. Schooner Bay is full of gorgeous trails to host a new adventure.

The following list gives some other amenities at this property:

  • Hiking/Nature Walk
  • Gift Shop
  • Sports Available
  • Wi Fi Internet Access
  • Fishing

However, because these details are always in flux, don't hesitate to contact the location if you're looking forward to something in particular. To view our in-depth description about the kinds of activities that The BlackFly Lodge has to offer, click here.


The BlackFly Lodge owns a farm not far from the lodge itself. From there, they harvest all the ingredients used in the fine cuisine prepared by Chef Devon Roker. Made-to-order breakfast is served with coffee, latte, or espresso made by lodge staff. The kitchen also surprises guests daily with new and unique lunch options. Locally caught seafood and organic ingredients make for an amazing dinner. You might find that delicious lobster or conch are offered.

There is also a bar area within the lodge, known as the BlackFly Bar. Here you will find an open bar to wind down after a long day of fishing, sharing stories with other guests. Certain brands of liquor may come at an extra expense, but for the most part, the bar offers free drinks. Highlight items of the bar include local beers and premium rum.

Besides the on-location dining options, those looking to find further culinary variety should also think about some of the area's other local eateries. It's a good idea to learn about the nearby restaurants, even though The BlackFly Lodge offers some tasty choices of its own. Click here for more information on this area's dining choices.

Guest Services

The BlackFly Lodge provides a lot of guest services, including those that are listed below, so you can depend on these few extras during your relaxing trip to the Bahamas.

  • Guest Laundromat
  • Housekeeping
  • Lunch
  • Laundry/Valet
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Breakfast
  • Complimentary Local Shuttle
  • Local Shuttle Service
  • Airport Shuttle

The property also has a small set of business amenities, great for those visitors who are visiting for business-related reasons.

  • Phone Service
  • International Direct Dial


There are a fair number of attractions situated near The BlackFly Lodge. One of the closest examples is Abaco National Park, an interesting park.

One closeby area of interest from the lodge is Marsh Harbour. If you want to see even more culture, food, and fun, escape for a day trip to some of the nearest towns to see what else the country has to offer.

For our in-depth discussion on what you'll find near The BlackFly Lodge, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Schooner Bay, Great Abaco

Phone: (904) 997-2220

Secondary Phone: (242) 577-5577



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