Christmas Island Hosted Fishing Trips
2024 and 2025 Hosted Fishing Weeks
Bonefishing, Giant Trevally, World-Class Tuna and Wahoo Fishing
Christmas Island is only a three-hour flight from Honolulu. Fishing with Larry supplies all bonefish flies on our hosted trips. You're not restricted to our hosted weeks. Provided there are openings, we can book the Lodge for a time that works best for you. Prices are subject to change.
2024 Hosted Weeks: $3,290.00
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
• Feb. 26 - March 5, 2024: Brad Staples hosts
• March 4-12, 2024: Brad Staples hosts
• April 8-16, 2024: Guy Schoenborn hosts
• April 15-23, 2024: Guy hosts - SOLD-OUT
• April 22-30, 2024: Guy hosts - SOLD-OUT
• Oct. 28 - Nov. 5, 2024: Brad Staples hosts
2025 Hosted Weeks:
7-nts and 6-days guided fishing
• Feb. 24 - March 4, 2025: Brad Staples hosts
• March 3-11, 2025: Brad Staples hosts
• March 31 - April 8, 2025: Guy Schoenborn
• April 7-15, 2025: Guy Schoenborn
• April 14-22, 2025: Guy Schoenborn
• Oct. 7 - Nov. 4, 2025; Brad Staples hosts
60% of our clients repeat this trip
Christmas Island is so close to the equator (200 miles) that the weather does not change much and the fishing is great year-round. One guide per angler makes The Villages unique. One of the biggest advantages of The Villages is that it is very close to the fishing area. You walk down to your skiff and are typically fishing within minutes. The Villages guides and clients are dropped off on flats.
The boat captain anchors where he can watch everyone, and when anglers are ready to move on to a new location, he picks them up.
There are radios with each guide and captain.
Guy Schoenborn with Large Bonefish.
Click here for Guy Schoenborn's 2019 Hosted Trip Report.
Great Variety of Species
Christmas Island is world-famous for its vast numbers of bonefish, giant trevally, and endless clear water. The sand and coral flats make spotting bonefish easier than other areas. During our 2019 hosted weeks, some of our clients landed over 30 bonefish a day. Outside the reef, tuna and wahoo fishing is spectacular. And, this is the place to catch triggerfish. (Chris Wharton with triggerfish pictured above.)
There is now a $1,000.00 fine if anyone kills and keeps a bonefish.
The Villages - Two anglers per bungalow
The Villages, open since 2006, is run by locals for true Polynesian hospitality. The Lodge overlooks an aqua-colored lagoon.
There are ten, double-occupancy, air-conditioned bungalows, each with a covered veranda, private bathroom, and shower.
Wi-Fi is available for $20.00 a week. Breakfasts are cooked-to-order. Fish is always on the menu.
Other dinner choices during the week include roast turkey, lamb...
Other Activities: Scuba diving packages are now available at the Lodge. The island has excellent birding opportunities. This is not a great place to bring your significant other unless they like to fish.
Aerial View of Christmas Island
Christmas Island is located about 1,300 miles south of Honolulu, just north of the equator. Each Tuesday at noon, a Fiji Airlines flight departs from Honolulu to Christmas Island. The three-hour flight includes a meal.
Click here to see a PDF of Russ DeFusco's photos
Russ DeFusco and Zane Shanklin with giant trevally. Russ (left) beautifully captured Christmas Island—its fishing, culture, and birding. See Russ's pictures in link above.
Fishing Christmas Island Flats
One guide per angler. An extra pair of eyes for spotting bonefish really helps. Some of the bonefish are in double-digit sizes.
Christmas Island fishing terrain
You'll take a 5-to 10-minute skiff ride to the many productive bonefish flats and to the reef drop-offs for exciting light tackle giant trevally, yellowfin tuna, wahoo and sailfish.
Golden Trevally - Christmas Island
Ron Gager with a very nice golden trevally. (This is a big one, and golden trevally aren't as common as giant trevally.)
Christmas Island Triggerfish
Ron Gager with Christmas Island Triggerfish. In both of Ron's photos, he's wearing a UV buff which helps prevent sun damage. Join us for our 2023 and 2024 Hosted Weeks at Christmas Island.
Call us at 1-800-205-FISH