I enjoy fishing alone as much as I enjoy fishing with others. There is a certain intensity about it.
In this case I would think the lodge would put you into a group (?) or if you are not going with a lodge you might consider another island where you can rent a car and explore without a heavy guide presence. Exuma would be out. Maybe Eleuthera or Grand Bahama for convenience?
As Josko alluded to, there are many adventurous types (like Josko himself) and we do impromptu trips to great locations like Acklins Island. If you are up for an adventure you can join in on one of these trips if you wish.
Sorry to hear your fishing partner is not able to accompany you any longer.
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