Christmas Island Bonefishing

The Villages  World-class Bonefishing, Giant Trevally, Yellowfin Tuna...
Two large advantages that The Villages has over the other lodges on Christmas Island are the skiffs are only a 30-second walk from your bungalow, and you get a full-time guide. You're not sharing this guide with anyone else.

Christmas Island fishing

Christmas Island bonefishing

Christmas Island is located in the Central Pacific in the Republic of Kiribati. Only 144 miles north of the equator, Christmas Island is the largest coral atoll in the world. World-famous for its vast numbers of bonefish and giant trevally, the endless clear water, sand and coral flats make spotting bonefish easier than other areas. Some of our clients have landed over 50 bonefish a day. One gentleman landed 50 bones - three days in a row.
From the Lodge, it's only a five to 10-minute skiff ride to large, shallow flats teeming with bonefish. Some flats are 30 to 90 minutes from the Lodge. No long pickup rides. During our hosted weeks, we'll also fish outside the reef for tuna, wahoo, sailfish and other species. The skiffs are outrigger boats between 30 and 40 feet long, which are common to Christmas Island and the other fishing lodges. Each angler has his or her own guide. This is very unique. The Villages is the only lodge on the island that offers this service at no extra charge.

The Villages - Christmas Island

Christmas Island The Villages

The Villages opened in 2006 and is run by locals which ensures true Polynesian hospitality. The Lodge is located on a white sandy beach, overlooking an aqua-colored lagoon. There are ten, double-occupancy bungalows with air-conditioning, covered verandas, private bathrooms with shower. For those of you who have not been to The Villages, think “nice fish camp” not the Marriott.
Breakfasts are cooked-to-order. Fish is always one of the dinner choices. Other choices during the week include: chicken, roast turkey, roast lamb, and rib-eye steaks. Sashimi (thin slices of fresh fish) is served at happy hour each evening alongside fruit, coconut, and cookies.
Dive packages are now available at the Lodge. Exceptional birding opportunities.
View our You-Tube video on Christmas Island.
Communications:  If you need to make phone calls, you should bring a satellite phone. Wi-Fi is available for $20.00 for the week.

2019, 2020, and 2021 Hosted Weeks

Christmas Island Hosted Fishing Trips

Kevin Backous with GT - Hosted week.
Fishing with Larry supplies all bonefish flies for our hosted weeks at Christmas Island.
2019 Hosted Fishing Weeks:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $2,790.00
• April 15-23, 2019:  Brad hosts - SOLD-OUT
• April 22-30, 2019:  Guy hosts - SOLD-OUT
• April 29 - May 7, 2019:  Guy hosts - SOLD-OUT
• November 11-19, 2019:  Brad Staples hosts
2020 Hosted Fishing Weeks:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $2,990.00
• March 2-10, 2020:  Brad Staples hosts
• March 30 - April 7, 2020:  Guy Schoenborn hosts
• April 6-14, 2020:  Guy Schoenborn hosts
• November 2-10, 2020:  Brad Staples hosts
2021 Hosted Fishing Weeks:
• April 19 - 27, 2021:  Guy Schoenborn hosts
• April 26 - May 4, 2021:  Guy Schoenborn hosts

You're not restricted to our hosted weeks. Provided there are openings, we can book The Villages for a time that works best for you.
Click here for our Hosted Trips page at
Christmas Island - The Villages.

Getting Here:

We recommend flying to Honolulu at least one day before your departure for Christmas Island. Hotel recommendations are provided in our confirmation packet. Each Tuesday at noon, a Fiji Airlines flight departs from Honolulu to Christmas Island. This weekly flight is three-hours long and includes a meal. You'll arrive in Christmas Island on Wednesday (due to crossing the International Dateline). A lodge representative will greet you at the Christmas Island International Airport and transfer you to The Villages, a 20-minute drive.
After your fishing week, you'll depart Christmas Island the following Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., and arrive in Honolulu on a Tuesday--due to crossing the International Dateline.
(Airfare, and the hotel and meals in Honolulu are not included in the package.)

2019 USD Rates:

7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Double occupancy bungalow:
$2,790.00 per person
Single occupancy bungalow: $3,250.00
Non-angler sharing a room:
$1,250.00 per person

Fishing and Diving Combo:

7-nights and 6-days guided fishing/diving
(Minimum of 2 days diving)
$2,790.00 per person

Packages include:

Airport reception, ground transfers to the Lodge, bungalow accommodations, all meals at the Lodge, four bottles of water per day, and guided fishing—one angler per guide. On hosted trips, FWL supplies conventional rods and reels for bluewater trolling for tuna and wahoo. Please bring your own lures. For our hosted trips, FWL supplies conventional rods and reels for bluewater trolling for tuna and wahoo. Please bring your own lures.

Packages do not include:

International airfare, the roundtrip Honolulu/Christmas Island flight, the one-night hotel stay and meals in Honolulu, gratuities, fishing license (approx. $50.00), alcohol, beer $4.00 per can, Wi-Fi $20.00 a week, laundry services ($20.00 per week), travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. Fishing with Larry does not supply lures for trolling in the bluewater.

Diving Packages

7-nights and 5-days diving
(Plus one day spent off-gassing)
$2,790.00 per person
The Villages dive staff are certified NAUI Dive Masters and know the dive sites like the back of their hands. The guides are also certified NAUI Rescue Divers and are certified to provide CPR, first aid and emergency oxygen. The dive boat carries all the necessary safety gear, including an emergency oxygen kit.

Diving - Sample itinerary

After a hot breakfast, you’ll make a lunch of your choice from the sandwich bar and prepare for the day’s adventure. After a short orientation and dive profile, you will depart for the dive site. Before each dive, you’ll be briefed on the maximum depth and time limits, as well as some of the exciting points of interest of the location. The diving is comfortable, in light to medium currents. Drift diving is employed to make it comfortable and safe. None of the dives are done in strong currents.
The dive boats are large Pacific Island-style outriggers, very seaworthy, with experienced captains who have excellent knowledge of the local waters. The dive team does all the heavy lifting at both entry and exit from each dive.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

Request Christmas Island info packet  

Christmas Island photos:

Guy Schoenborn with large bonefish

Bonefishing Christmas Island

Rick Hergenreder with a huge giant trevally

Christmas Island giant trevally fishing

Jim Schmid with yellowfin tuna

Christmas Island tuna fishing

Ron Gager with Milkfish - Hosted Week

Milkfish at Christmas Island

Mike Merritt with large bonefish

Christmas Island bonefishing

Mike Parker with large bonefish

Bonefishing Christmas Island

Mark Moeller with GT landed on a fly!

Giant trevally fishing

Chris Wharton with triggerfish


Triggerfish are hard on hooks

Triggerfishing Christmas Island

Pat Shanley with Christmas Island Bonefish

Pat Shanley Bonefishing

Barbara Adams with sailfish

Barbara with sailfish

Ron Gager with a beautiful GT

Giant Trevally Fishing

Now, a $1,000 fine if you kill and keep a bonefish.

boneishing at the Villages

Kent Saltonstall with sailfish

Sailfishing Christmas Island

Bungalow - Two anglers per cabin

Lodging at the villages

Tillie Arizmendi with a beautiful bonefish

Christmas Island bonefish

Aerial view of Christmas Island

Aerial view of Christmas Island

Excellent birding opportunities

Birding Christmas Island

Music and local culture

Christmas Island music

Go to . . .

Christmas Island's Hosted Weeks page