Christmas Island is one of the most affordable saltwater fishing destinations you will find. Vast swathes of flats make it Bonefish heaven and for those who want a good shot at GT's, without an exorbitant 'Seychelles' price-tag...look no further.


The Area

The fact that virtually every saltwater fly-angler in America has heard of Christmas Island is far from a coincidence. Amidst the vast inventory of the world’s saltwater destinations, Christmas Island is a unique natural masterpiece that magically, as if designed by committee, combines all the elements critical to fly-fishing success: endless hard sand flats, remarkable numbers of cruising Bonefish and Giant Trevally, and consistent year round weather await all who visit this remarkable atoll.

Whether you are an experienced saltwater angler returning for your tenth trip, or a novice, keen on honing your flats fishing skills, at Christmas Island outfitters you will have the finest and most intimate angling experience the island has to offer.





The Fishing

All guides at Christmas Island Outfitters have been hand picked for their overall level of experience and skill, calmness under pressure, and instructional abilities. Guests of Christrmas Island outfitters will be hard pressed to find a better crew of saltwater fly-fishing guides.

Each day anglers depart via truck or catamaran for the day’s fishing.  Standard fishing packages include one guide for every two anglers, however one on one guiding is available for a very reasonable additional cost.  Virtually all fishing will be done while wading and entails sight casting to visible fish in shallow water.  Christmas Island’s plentiful bonefish average 2-4 pounds with each week presenting numerous opportunities at larger specimens in the 5-10 pound class.

For anglers keen on the challenge of Trevally, (Giant Trevally, Golden Trevally, Blue Fin, and Striped Trevally) the guides at Christmas Island Outfitters are highly skilled and passionate in their pursuit. While a somewhat higher stakes game than bonefishing, the result is one of the most exciting fish you will tackle on a fly rod.






Catering to no more than eight anglers per week, accommodations at Christmas Island Outfitters consist of four private bungalows that sleep two anglers each. Rooms are simple clean and spacious and have private baths, fans, screened windows, a table with chairs and a refrigerator.

The common meeting area features a friendly bar and a casual dinning area where fresh simple meals are served in the morning and evening hours. Small by design to ensure flexibility and quality fishing, the daily schedule and meal times at Christmas Island Outfitters often varies slightly in order to take advantage of the best tides and fishing conditions.



Getting to Christmas Island

Located 1,200 miles south of Hawaii and 200 miles north of the Equator in the Republic of Kiribati (pronounced Kiribas), Christmas Island is the world’s largest coral atoll. Visiting anglers typically spend Monday night in Hawaii and depart Tuesday at noon for a 3 hour flight to Christmas Island. Upon arrival the group will be greeted and taken to the secluded beachfront lodge.  You cross the intenational date line of the way there and back so you will magically skip a day, and then recover it on your return.


Weekly Itinerary


Fly into Honolulu


Fly Honoloulu-Kiritmati
(you cross the date line so you miss Wedensday)


6 Days guided fishing


Fly Kiritimati-Honolulu


Arrive Honolulu
(You get a 2nd chance at Wedensday)


Depart Honolulu


Availability and Pricing 2024


Christmas Island is a year round fishery.


Single room, Single Guide: $3,750 USD (when available)
Shared Room, Shared Guide $2,95 USD

Package Includes:

- Seven (x7) nights (usually Tuesday to Tuesday)
- Six (x6) days guided fly fishing
- Price includes accommodation
- Includes transportation from Christmas Island Airport
- All meals and flats transportation costs


Price does not include international flights, fishing license fees (approximately $35 US Dollars, available at the airport), soft drinks, beers, spirits or wines, gratuities ($20 to $30 per guide per day and $5 to $10 per day for room service) and any airport departure taxes. We are happy to arrange your travel should you so require.

Best Times to Go

Christmas Island is a year round fishery.

To get the best GT fishing then a full moon period gives the best tides and the best chances


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