Acklins Bonefish Club is located in the most remote, beautiful and pristine area left in Bahamas. Acklins Island is about 80 miles long and 3-4 miles wide with fewer than 500 residents. Acklins is one of a group of islands arranged along a large, shallow lagoon called the Bight of Acklins, of which the largest are Crooked Island (76 sq mi) in the north and Acklins (120 sq mi) in the southeast, and the smaller are Long Cay (once known as Fortune Island, 8 sq mi) in the northwest, and Castle Island in the south.
The islands were settled by American Loyalists in the late 1780s who set cotton plantations employing over 1,000 slaves. After the abolition of slavery in the British Empire these became uneconomical, and the replacement income from sponge diving has now dwindled as well with the rest of the natural sponge industry after the advent of synthetics. The inhabitants now live by fishing and small-scale farming.
Aklins a wonderful wild place. We often see dolphins, whales, whale sharks, rare iguanas, boas, wild goats, sea turtles and sharks. Just being there is an adventure even without the awesome fishing.
Acklins Bonefish Club is located at the very northern end of the Island in the settlement of Lovely Bay. Lovely Bay is a small fishing village filled with some of the most genuine and nice folks you will meet in the islands. (We encourage you to spend time interacting with our friends and neighbors, the local character of the village will certainly stay with you for life). Our goal is provide a low key, high quality personalized experience, far different than the typical Bahamian fishing lodge.
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