Gil Drake and A.J. McClane, an avid angler, author, and editor of Field and Stream, set out exploring the Islands of the Bahamas. While searching for a private island with access to prime bonefishing flats, they came upon a small cay with big potential. Deep Water Cay soon became the destination of choice for people who shared the founders' quest for sport and leisure activities, in a private Caribbean setting.
Fishing has always been an integral part of Bahamian life, and it is the foundation on which the venerable Deep Water Cay was created. The 2.2 square mile Deep Water Cay, lies on an east/west tack and is situated below an archipelago of moderate-sized cays arranged on a north/south tack. A series of channels connect the southern and northern fisheries, making DWC a close run to any of them. There is enough variety for everyone to fish.