Fishing from The Mothership
The Mothership is no ordinary live-aboard platform. Hence the name. Consider her—and the incredible crew—the gateway to the untrammeled saltwater playground. She is much more than a mobile place to sleep or shelter from the occasional storm. Practical benefits, yes? But at Eleven, we turn it up a notch. She, and her crew, deliver an intense, immersive, and educational off-the-grid experience. And her crew—with a fierce loyalty to nature—is what gives her soul. We navigate landscapes that embrace a kaleidoscope of sea and sky. And we celebrate the wild, awesome places that these fish call home.
Remote southwest Andros, part of the West Side National Park, is a pristine saltwater wilderness, uninhabited and wild, bursting with bird and sea life. Miles of wadable sand flats, mangrove-lined creeks, and a zig zag of countless islets create a home for schools of bonefish that can color acres of flats a shimmering silver. These masses of fish swim in waves that ripple the water across a hundred square yards, while their larger kin cruise the edges of sand bars that drop off into turquoise cuts. The plentiful population of resident tarpon layup in the creeks and on the outer Grand Bahama Bank, then roam across the white-bottomed flats with the tides.
An International Biosphere Reserve, a World Heritage Site, and a Wetland of International Importance, the “Glades” contain the largest mangrove ecosystem in the Western Hemisphere. This means game fish, and game on. Tarpon, snook, redfish, large mouth bass, and sharks of all sizes. Off the grid. Wild. Perfect potential.
The Marquesas are legendary. Once a hushed hideaway of in-the-know Florida fisherman, its secret may be out, yet these storied waters remain the coveted grand slam of angling: tarpon, permit, and bonefish. Tailor made for a live-aboard sport fishing adventure, #thepursuit is simple: Go. Fish. Protected mangrove pools, lush interior grass flats, shallow silt flats, and offshore hard flats? Yup. All just waiting to be mined via your cast.