All year round
Clients must take their own tackle. Angling Adventures has an extensive tackle list for their clients.
Kirbati (pronounced Kiribas) consists of 33 low-lying coral atolls. It is sub-divided into three main groups known as the Gilbert, Line and Phoenix Islands. Situated in the Central Pacific, Christmas Island is one of these atolls, still fresh and unpressured and with a population of just a few thousand. A four and a half hour flight from Fiji will land you in fishing paradise.
Christmas Island offers unquestionably some of the finest bonefish angling in the world - in terms of numbers of fish and average size, the stability of climatic conditions year round, and the inclusive cost for the week.
Like bone fishing anywhere, you’ll have good days and lesser days and its even possible to get skunked! Winds, tides, weather, and your ability to see fish and make accurate presentations are variables. However if you have a better chance to catch 20 or even more nice bonefish on the fly the next time out. That realistic potential is always there and is a joy for both novice and expert.
After a couple of days on the flats, beginners will begin to double their catch. More experienced anglers can often average 15-20 fish a day with a 30 fish day possible anytime, with several fish in the 5-8 pound class. Anglers are spooled by big bonefish almost every week.
One of the most striking qualities of Christmas is the seemingly endless flats of coral and sand that stretch forever. Many anglers who have been there a number of times are amazed at the new areas of clean, clear and grassless water you get to fish each trip.
You’ll find the Christmas Islanders, who are mostly of Gilbertese descent, to be warm, friendly people who smile often and easily and are unspoiled by the outside world. Their island, too, remains virtually untouched by commercialism and thus, for the non fishing guest whose prime concern is to get out of the fast lane, Christmas Island should prove a real treat. Come to Christmas Island - it's closer than you think.
Lodge: Accommodation during your Christmas Island stay will be at the Captain Cook Hotel, named after James Cook who first arrived on Christmas Eve 1777. With each year, the management matures by mainstream travel standards. The many returning guest concede that this is as it ought to be and indeed is part of the Captain Cook’s considerable charm.
The Captain Cook’s convenient to the island’s jetport, is operated by an English- speaking staff, and idyllically located within sight and earshot of the island's barrier reef. The reef isn't just awesomely beautiful to see but is guaranteed to lull you to sleep at night as the surf breaks over it in the distance.
The hotel features 24 simple but pleasantly decorated rooms, some air- conditioned. All are on one floor and open onto a courtyard facing the beach. Each room has a small refrigerator and private bathroom, which includes a stall shower heated by solar energy. There are also six attractive, thatch-roofed cottages (with all conveniences) situated beachward from the main facility.
The dining room is another surprise, serving ample portions of variety of hearty meals as well as some exotic dishes. Local fresh seafood's are memorable. Meats and vegetables are flown in from Hawaii, so there's no concern about stomach disorders. Groups are treated to a weekly outdoor luau, featuring fresh lobsters and complete with traditional native singing and dancing.
The comfortable Frigate Bar in the hotel or the open-air Maneaba on the beach is where the gang usually gathers each evening to swap yarns of record bonefish that got away or the ravages of imposing trevally. Both are always well-stocked, there’s plenty of ice, and the informal atmosphere couldn’t be better.
10 days/8 night ex - Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne*
2 share $3750*
Costs depends on single or share room & guides. The above cost is for twin share room and guide.
*Please check with us for Melbourne departures.
*Plus travel insurance.
Changeable due to currency fluctuations.
* all meals at Captain Cook Hotel
* return flight from Sydney or Brisbane to Christmas Island
* 7 nights twin share accommodation at Captain Cook Hotel on Christmas Island
* 6 days guided fishing on a 2 share basis
* 1 night twin share accommodation at the Raffles Gateway Hotel in Nadi, Fiji
*truck and skiff transfers(3 days of each)