Bonefishing, Giant Trevally, World-class Tuna and Wahoo Fishing

Christmas Island is only a three-hour flight from Honolulu

60% of our clients repeat this trip

large bonefish

Christmas Island is so close to the equator (200 miles) that the weather does not change much and the fishing is great year-round. One guide per angler makes The Villages unique. One of the biggest advantages of The Villages is that it is very close to the fishing area. You walk down to your skiff and are typically fishing within minutes. The Villages guides and clients are dropped off on flats. The boat captain anchors where he can watch everyone, and when anglers are ready to move on to a new location, he picks them up. There are radios with each guide and captain.

Great Variety

triggerfishing is great here

Christmas Island is world-famous for its vast numbers of bonefish, giant trevally, and endless clear water. The sand and coral flats make spotting bonefish easier than other areas. Some of our clients have landed over 50 bonefish a day. Outside the reef, tuna and wahoo fishing is spectacular. And, this is the place to catch a triggerfish (pictured above).
There is now a $1,000.00 fine if anyone kills and keeps a bonefish.

The Villages - Two anglers per bungalow

The village lodging

The Villages, open since June of 2006, is run by locals, which ensures true Polynesian hospitality. The lodge overlooks an aqua-colored lagoon. There are ten, air-conditioned bungalows, each with a covered veranda, private bathroom, and shower. Breakfast and dinners are made-to-order. Fish is always on the menu. Other choices during the week include roast turkey, lamb... Scuba diving packages are now available at the lodge. The island has excellent birding opportunities.
This is not a great place to bring your significant other unless they like to fish.

Our Hosted Fishing Weeks at Christmas Island

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. Prices are subject to change.

2018 Hosted Fishing Weeks
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $2,790.00

  • January 29 - February 6,  2018:   Jim Johnston hosts
  • April 2-10,  2018:   Archie and Barbara Adams host
  • April 16-24,  2018:   Mark Benke hosts
  • April 23 - May 1,  2018:   Guy Schoenborn hosts
  • April 30 - May 8,  2018:   Guy hosts - SOLD-OUT
  • November 5-13,  2018:   Brad Staples hosts - SOLD-OUT

2019 Hosted Fishing Weeks
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $2,790.00

  • March 18-26,  2019:   Archie and Barbara Adams host
  • April 15-23, 2019:   Brad Staples hosts
  • April 22-30,  2019:   Guy Schoenborn host
  • April 29 - May 7,  2019:   Guy Schoenborn hosts
  • November 11-19, 2019:   Eric Schoenborn hosts

Christmas Island - The Villages

Guy Schoenborn's Christmas Island report

Guy Schoenborn with large Christmas bonefish.

Click here to see a PDF of Russ DeFusco's photos

Christmas Island photos

Russ (left), and his camera, beautifully captured Christmas Island—its fishing, culture and birding.

Fishing Christmas Island Flats

Guided fly fishing

One guide per angler. An extra pair of eyes for spotting bonefish, some in double-digit sizes.

Christmas Island fishing terrain

Christmas Island fishing

You'll take a 5-to 10-minute skiff ride to the many productive bonefish flats and to the reef drop-offs for exciting light tackle giant trevally, yellowfin tuna, wahoo and sailfish.