Itching to get back on the salt? Curious to get out there for your first time? A visit to Christmas Island could be perfect for you! Scott will be hosting a trip to Christmas Island March 12th-March 19th, 2019. Bonefish, Triggerfish, Giant Trevally, tuna, wahoo, are just a few of the different species we will be targeting on Christmas Island. Take a look at the information below!

The fact that virtually every flats fishing angler in North America has heard of Christmas Island is far from a coincidence. Amidst the vast inventory of the world’s saltwater flats destinations, Christmas Island is a unique and natural masterpiece that magically combines all the elements critical to fly fishing success. Endless hard sand flats fishing, remarkable numbers of cruising bonefish and trevally, and consistent year-round weather await all who visit this unique atoll. Fly fishing guides at Christmas Island Outfitters have been handpicked by head guide Bita Kairoi for their overall level of experience, skill, calmness under pressure, and instructional abilities. Each day anglers will depart via truck or catamaran for the day’s flats fishing. Virtually all fly fishing entails sight casting to fish while wading in shallow waters. Christmas Island’s plentiful bonefish average two to three pounds, although on any given week opportunities for larger bonefish in the five to ten-pound class may be available.

 

The fly fishing guides at Christmas Island Outfitters are also among the atoll’s most skilled and passionate trevally hunters and love nothing more than to share with their guests the thrill of hooking these monsters. Excellent blue water fishing for tuna, wahoo, and trevally is also available. Although accommodations and meals at Crystal Beach Lodge are simple and rustic, the lodge is located on a stunningly beautiful coral beach overlooking the mighty Pacific Ocean. Whether you are an experienced saltwater angler or a novice keen on honing your flats fishing skills, Christmas Island Outfitters at Crystal Beach Lodge offers an intimate and thrilling angling experience unlike anything else in the world.

Typical Day/Example Itinerary:

Monday / March 11 :

You will need to arrive in Honolulu on Monday or before and overnight at your elected hotel (accommodations are independently arranged and not included).

Tuesday / March 1 2 :
Depart Honolulu / Arrive Christmas Island: Outside of customs you will be met by head guide Bita (Peter) Kairoi (head guide). Bita will help you load your gear into the lodges transport truck(s), then you will drive 20 minutes to the lodge. Once there you will receive a brief introduction from Bita and/or Kata (the lodge manager), check into your room and prepare tackle for fishing the next day.

Wednesday to Monday / March 1 3 – 18 :
Six full days of fishing on Christmas Island.

Each day you’ll depart via truck or catamaran for the day’s fishing, and spend time exploring the endless hard sand flats and pristine atolls that surround the island of Kiribati. Virtually all fly fishing entails sight casting to visible fish while wading in shallow water.

The typical daily schedule at Christmas Island Outfitters:
6:00AM: Wake
6:30AM: Breakfast
7:00AM: Depart for flats
8:00AM – 4:30PM: Fishing
5:30PM: Back at the lodge
7:00PM: Dinner

Please keep in mind that your daily schedule will vary in accordance with tide conditions and your fishing desires.

 

Other Details:

Rate: $2,570.00 per person based on double occupancy

Note: Private rooms and guides are available for an additional charge

Flights: Flights from Redmond to Honolulu roundtrip typically run $650.00 – $800.00. The fight from Honolulu to Christmas Island only operates on Tuesdays. Only one flight a week in and out and will cost $1000. Occasionally it can go on sale for $750-$850 but it is rare to find a discount on this flight.

Included: Accommodations, meals, guide fees, Christmas Island ground transfers, flats transportation.

Not Included: Airfare to and from Christmas Island, alcoholic beverages, visa fees, travel insurance, gratuities ($20-$40 per guide per day and $120 per angler/per wekk for lodge staff), laundry services, fishing licenses, departure taxes.

 

Ready to join the trip? You can do that here. Have more questions? Give us a buzz at the shop!

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