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Christmas Island

Consistently phenomenal bonefish and GT sight fishing at a great value.

Located in the Central Pacific and accessed by a short 3-hour flight from Honolulu, Christmas Island (Kiribati) is a must for every bonefish and giant trevally angler. The island’s location on the equator allows anglers a 365 day window for planning their perfect trip. Anglers will enjoy 6 days of wade fishing the vast flats and channels of one of the world’s largest lagoon systems. Frontiers, the Captain Cook Hotel and Christmas Island have had a long partnership since the 1970s. It remains a spectacular experience that is still fresh, unpressured and a genuine value in today's fishing world.

Fishing

Huge numbers of 2-3 lb. bones and GT’s to 100 lbs. are the main attraction. The island also boasts bluefin and golden trevally, huge barracuda, milkfish, queenfish and triggerfish. Offshore fishing is available for those in search of wahoo, yellowfin tuna and the occasional marlin or sailfish.

Accommodation

You will stay at one of the Captain Cook Hotel’s 20 thatched-roof beach bungalows, which are basic, clean and comfortable. Each room has private bathroom with a stall shower heated by solar energy and a small refrigerator. The hotel is within sight of the island's barrier reef.

Gear

9’ 7 or 8 wt. fast action fly rods for bonefishing and similar 9’ 10-12 weights for GT’s. Large arbor reels with at least 150 yds of backing. 9 foot leaders tapered to 10-12 lbs for bones and matching fluorocarbon tippet. Sturdy wading boots are a must. Simms Flats Sneaker or Oceantek Boot is suggested.

Trip Specifics

A passport that is valid for 6 months after the last day of your trip is required for all visitors to Christmas Island. Citizens and nationals of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and many other nations are now exempted from visa requirements. Fishing packages at CXI are a Tues to Tues format. Fishing typically includes boat and truck days. Bonefishing is entirely wade fishing. Flights originate from Honolulu on Fiji Air. The flight only runs on Tuesdays. The minimum stay is 7 nights. The local currency is the Australian dollar. Electric current is the same as in the U.S.

Rates

Rates are per person and based on 3 days truck and 3 days boat fishing. Includes all meals, CXI airport transfers and medical evacuation insurance.

Single Room/Private Guide: $2,942
Double Room/Private Guide: $2,802
Double Room/Shared Guide: $2,492
Single Room/Shared Guide $2,635

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