Christmas Island Bonefishing

The Villages  World-class Bonefishing, Giant Trevally, Yellowfin Tuna...
Christmas Island is located in the Central Pacific in the Republic of Kiribati. Only 144 miles north of the equator, Christmas Island is the largest coral atoll in the world.

Christmas Island fishing

Christmas Island bonefishing

Kyle Siler with nice bonefish - 2019 hosted week.

Christmas Island is world-famous for its vast numbers of bonefish and giant trevally. The endless clear water, sand, and coral flats make spotting bonefish easier than other areas. Two large advantages that The Villages has over the other lodges on Christmas Island are the skiffs are only a 30-second walk from your bungalow, and each angler gets a full-time guide. You're not sharing this guide with anyone else.
Christmas Island The Villages The skiffs are outrigger boats between 30 and 40 feet long, which are common to Christmas Island and the other fishing lodges. From the Lodge, it's only a five to 10-minute skiff ride to large, shallow flats teeming with bonefish. Some flats are 30 to 90-minutes from the Lodge. No long pickup rides.
During our hosted weeks, we'll also fish outside the reef for tuna, wahoo, sailfish and other species.
Guides:  Each angler has his or her own guide - which is unique. The Villages is the only lodge on the island that offers this service at no extra charge and the extra pair of eyes really helps with bonefishing.
View our 4:19 YouTube video of Christmas Island.

The Villages - Christmas Island

Christmas Island The Villages

Lodge Season:  The Villages is open year-round for great fishing.
The Lodge:  Villages opened in 2006 and is run by locals which ensures true Polynesian hospitality. The Lodge sits on a white sandy beach overlooking an aqua-colored lagoon. There are ten, double-occupancy bungalows with air-conditioning, covered verandas, private bathrooms with shower. For those of you who have not been to The Villages, think “nice fish camp” not the Marriott.
Meals:  Breakfasts are cooked-to-order. Fish is always one of the dinner choices. Other choices during the week include chicken and beef steaks. Sashimi (thin slices of fresh fish) is served each evening during happy hour each.
Dive packages are now available at the Lodge and there are also exceptional birding opportunities.
Communications:  If you need to make phone calls, you should bring a satellite phone. Wi-Fi is available for $20.00 for the week.

2019, 2020, and 2021 Hosted Weeks

Christmas Island Hosted Fishing Trips

Brad Staples with a nice bonefish.

Fishing with Larry supplies all bonefish flies for our hosted weeks at Christmas Island.
2019 Hosted Fishing Weeks:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $2,790.00
November 11-19, 2019:
Brad Staples hosts

2020 Hosted Fishing Weeks:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $2,990.00
• March 2-10, 2020:  SOLD-OUT
• March 30 - April 7:  SOLD-OUT
• April 6-14, 2020:   SOLD-OUT
• November 2-10:  SOLD-OUT

2021 Hosted Fishing Weeks:
7-nights and 6-days guided fishing $2,990.00
March 1-9, 2021:
Brad Staples hosts
April 19-27, 2021:
Guy Schoenborn hosts
April 26 - May 4, 2021:
Guy Schoenborn hosts
November 1-9, 2021:
Brad Staples hosts

Christmas Island sailfish
Mike Sekosky with sailfish - 2019 Hosted Week.
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.
Click here for our Hosted Trips page at
Christmas Island - The Villages.

Inside of Bungalow

Getting Here:

We recommend flying to Honolulu at least one day before your departure for Christmas Island. Hotel recommendations are provided in our confirmation packet. Each Tuesday at noon, a Fiji Airlines flight departs from Honolulu to Christmas Island. This weekly flight is three-hours long and includes a meal. You'll arrive in Christmas Island on Wednesday (due to crossing the International Dateline). A lodge representative will greet you at the Christmas Island International Airport and transfer you to The Villages, a 20-minute drive.
After your fishing week, you'll depart Christmas Island the following Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., and arrive in Honolulu on a Tuesday--due to crossing the International Dateline.
(Airfare and the hotel and meals in Honolulu are not included in the package.)

2019 USD Rates:

7-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Double occupancy bungalow:
$2,790.00 per person
Single occupancy bungalow: $3,250.00
Non-angler sharing a room:
$1,250.00 per person

Fishing and Diving Combo:

7-nights and 6-days guided fishing/diving
(Minimum of 2 days diving)
$2,790.00 per person

Packages include:

Airport reception, ground transfers to the Lodge, bungalow accommodations, all meals at the Lodge, four bottles of water per day, and guided fishing—one angler per guide. On hosted trips, FWL supplies conventional rods and reels for bluewater trolling for tuna and wahoo. For our hosted trips, FWL supplies conventional rods and reels for bluewater trolling for tuna and wahoo. Please bring your own lures.

Packages do not include:

International airfare, the roundtrip Honolulu/Christmas Island flight, the one-night hotel stay and meals in Honolulu, gratuities, fishing license (approx. $50.00), alcohol, beer $4.00 per can, Wi-Fi $20.00 a week, laundry services ($20.00 per week), travel insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. Fishing with Larry does not supply lures for trolling in the blue water.

Diving Packages

7-nights and 5-days diving
(Plus one day spent off-gassing)
$2,790.00 per person
The Villages dive staff are certified NAUI Dive Masters and know the dive sites like the back of their hands. The guides are also certified NAUI Rescue Divers and are certified to provide CPR, first aid and emergency oxygen. The dive boat carries all the necessary safety gear, including an emergency oxygen kit.

Diving - Sample itinerary

After a hot breakfast, you’ll make a lunch of your choice from the sandwich bar and prepare for the day’s adventure. After a short orientation and dive profile, you will depart for the dive site. Before each dive, you’ll be briefed on the maximum depth and time limits, as well as some of the exciting points of interest of the location. The diving is comfortable, in light to medium currents. Drift diving is employed to make it comfortable and safe. None of the dives are done in strong currents.
The dive boats are large Pacific Island-style outriggers, very seaworthy, with experienced captains who have excellent knowledge of the local waters. The dive team does all the heavy lifting at both entry and exit from each dive.

Christmas Island photos:

Guy Schoenborn with large bonefish

Bonefishing Christmas Island

Rick Hergenreder with a huge giant trevally

Christmas Island giant trevally fishing

Jim Schmid with yellowfin tuna

Christmas Island tuna fishing

Ron Gager with Milkfish - Hosted Week

Milkfish at Christmas Island

Mike Merritt with large bonefish

Christmas Island bonefishing

Mike Parker with large bonefish

Bonefishing Christmas Island

Mark Moeller with huge GT landed on a fly!

Giant trevally fishing

Chris Wharton with triggerfish


Triggerfish are hard on hooks

Triggerfishing Christmas Island

Pat Shanley with Christmas Island Bonefish

Pat Shanley Bonefishing

Barbara Adams with sailfish

Barbara with sailfish

Beautiful GT

Giant Trevally Fishing

Tom Ferguson with GT - 2019 Hosted Week.

Christmas Island giant trevally

Kent Saltonstall with sailfish

Sailfishing Christmas Island

Bungalow - Two anglers per cabin

Lodging at the villages

Tillie Arizmendi with a beautiful bonefish

Christmas Island bonefish

Aerial view of Christmas Island

Aerial view of Christmas Island

Excellent birding opportunities

Birding Christmas Island

Music and local culture

Christmas Island music

Request a Christmas Island Information Packet:

Request Information packet  

For more information:

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709


Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558