Christmas Island

Christmas Island Outfitters – Hosted Trip to Kiritimati Island with Duranglers

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Escape the cold of winter and come fish the flats of Christmas Island with Duranglers.  Located just 144 miles north of the equator and smack dab in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Christmas Island (also known as Kiritimati) supports a very diverse and consistent saltwater fishery.

Dates: February 6-13, 2018

The Fishery: While known predominantly as a Bonefish and Giant Trevally destination, the Christmas Island fishery is much more diverse than that. On the flats of Christmas Island, you can find 3 species of trevally, triggerfish, sweetlips snapper, milkfish and black tip sharks.  Your day will start with either a boat ride or truck ride to the flats, and then wading wherever your legs will take you as most of the fishing on Christmas Island is done on foot.

There are also bluewater opportunities located just outside the reef with Tuna, Wahoo, Giant Trevally and Sailfish being in the mix.

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Lodging: The lodging at Christmas Island is simple and rustic. Christmas Island outfitters has some of the newest accommodations on the island with air conditioning, private bathrooms and mini fridges in every room. Located on the ocean side of the island, the lodge sits on a beautiful section of beach and you can fall asleep listening to the waves crashing on the reef.

Itinerary:
  • Monday: Arrive in Honolulu and overnight at your elected accommodations (independently arranged, not included).
  • Tuesday: Depart Honolulu and arrive at Christmas Island where you will be transported to the lodge.
  • Wednesday through Monday: Six full days of guided fishing.
  • Tuesday: Depart Christmas Island and arrive in Honolulu* for your connecting flight home or points beyond.

*Note:  Please be aware that this flight crosses the International Date Line, so when you depart the island it will be Wednesday, and when you arrive in Honolulu it will be 10:50 AM on Tuesday.  If you are planning on connecting with a flight home from Honolulu the same day, please do not book a flight prior to 1:00 PM to ensure a smooth connection. Anglers will be required to clear customs and immigration, collect baggage, and re-enter the security checkpoint. 

Typical Daily Schedule:

  • 6:00 AM: Wake
  • 6:30 AM: Breakfast
  • 7:00 AM: Depart for flats
  • 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM: Guided fishing
  • 5:30 PM: Return to the lodge
  • 7:00 PM: Dinner

**Note:  Please keep in mind that your daily schedule will vary in accordance with tides and your fishing desires.

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2017 Rates:
$2,570 per person for a 7 night/6 day package (double occupancy)
$2,945 per person for a 7 night/6 day package (private room and private guide)

Included:  Accommodations, meals, guided fishing, four bottles of water per person per day, ground transportation on Christmas Island.

Not Included:  All airfare to Christmas Island, accommodations/meals/transfers in Honolulu, alcohol and soda, fishing license, staff and guide gratuities, departure taxes.  All fishing tackle including fly rods, lines, leaders, tippet, and flies.

Please e-mail Rob, rob@duranglers.com if you are at all interested in this trip or have any questions.