Acklins Island, The Bahamas
by Jimmy Jacobs
Photos by Jimmy Jacobs
An ideal headquarters for fishing the flats of the north end of Acklins Island is Chester’s Highway Inn Bonefish Lodge. The lodge has a wadable flat right across the street. Additionally, owner Arnette Chisholm is one of the few certified female guides in The Bahamas. Though she doesn’t regularly run charters, she is very willing to provide guests with directions for the local wadable areas.
Arnette Chisholm is the owner of Chester’s Highway Inn Bonefish Lodge. Photo by Polly Dean.
The lodge is decorated with Bahamian décor and custom-made furnishings. The facility can comfortably accommodate up to 20 double-occupancy guests. Each unit has a private entry, bedroom and bath. Airport transfers, Wi-Fi and continental breakfast are also included. For additional fees, guided bonefishing charters, drop off and pick-up at the wading flats and laundry services can be arranged, as well as a daily meals package.
Guest accommodations at the lodge. Photo by Polly Dean.
Check out their website at chestersbonefishlodge.com.
Another nearby option for accommodations is Chester’s Bonefish Lodge & Car Rental.
Rnting a car at Chester’s Bonefish Lodge and Car Rental runs $50 to $70 per day, depending on its size, and gas is $6.00 to $6.50 per gallon. However, you likely will use no more that 3 gallons while there, due to the close proximity of the fishing to the accommodations.
This oceanfront inn offers six comfortable, stylishly decorated double-occupancy rooms, as well as the opportunity to rent a vehicle on site. Their website is chestersbonefish.com.