Trip Summary

Christmas Island is one of the premier saltwater flats fishing destinations in the world. With an unmatched diversity of fish species to target including bonefish, six species of trevally, triggerfish, milkfish and more, Christmas Island is a saltwater angler's paradise. The island boasts numerous options for your week of fishing, from the 150 square miles of easily wadeable sand flats in the inner lagoon, to endless ocean side coral reefs teaming with fish, and incredible offshore opportunities. Low pressure and consistent weather patterns make for ideal conditions no matter when you decide to visit.

On this 6-day, 7-night trip, you'll be staying at the freshly renovated Christmas Island Lodge. The lodge boasts private oceanside bungalows for up to 8 anglers, private access to the Inner Lagoon, and the comfort of modern amenities not commonly found on the island. Guests also have access to Starlink internet, hot showers, laundry, and more. The experience is capped off by a wonderful staff, equipped to make your stay the trip of a lifetime.

Sun Valley Outfitters is proud to partner with Christmas Island Lodge to offer you the destination fishing experience of a lifetime. Call 208-928-7843 for Booking.

Why Book With Us?

30+ Years of Fly Fishing Expertise: Just as you'd consult an expert for major life decisions, your fishing vacation deserves the same level of professional guidance. At Sun Valley Outfitters, we combine deep knowledge with a passion for fly-fishing, ensuring that your time and investment translate into an unforgettable and successful trip.

Small Town Service: In an era where customer service often takes a backseat, Sun Valley Outfitters stands out. We take our relationship with each client personally, striving to provide exceptional service at every step. We're committed to making your trip not just good, but great.

We’ve Got Your Back: Travel is unpredictable by nature, but we’re pros at minimizing those potential setbacks. With Sun Valley Outfitters, you're backed by a team dedicated to protecting your trip investment. We offer solutions and support to navigate any challenges that might arise, ensuring peace of mind for your journey.

Extra Benefits, No Extra Cost: Booking through Sun Valley Outfitters means you get more without paying more. Our hands-on assistance, insider knowledge, and comprehensive support come at no additional cost. In fact, our expertise often translates to savings in both money and time, enhancing your overall experience.

Thorough Pre-Trip Planning and Resources: Our pre-trip materials are meticulously crafted, and filled with essential information tailored to your destination. From detailed guides on local fisheries and species to gear recommendations and packing lists, we ensure you're fully prepared for your adventure. Our resources are designed to enrich your experience and maximize your enjoyment.

Call 208-928-7843 for Booking

Trip at a glance

Price Range
$3950 (travel not included)
Christmas Island, Kiribati
January - December
Closest Airport
Christmas Island International Airport
Who is this trip for?

This trip is for experienced anglers looking to access one of the most remote fishing locations on the planet.

Call 208-928-7843 for Booking


What's Included

  • Lodging
  • 3 daily meals
  • Beer/wine
  • Six days of guided fishing
  • Fishing license
  • Departure tax
  • Laundry service
  • Pick up/drop off from/to CXI airport
  • transportation while on Kiritimati and 12.5% VAT on your lodge stay.

What's Not Included

  • Gratuity
  • Hard alcohol
  • Transport to/from Honolulu Airport
  • Fishing gear
  • Lodging in Hawaii


Embrace island living at the Christmas Island Lodge, where five exclusive bungalows, built from coral stone and adorned with traditional thatch roofs, await. Each bungalow is divided into two private suites, offering air conditioning, en suite bathrooms, and refrigerators. Limited to 8 anglers, the lodge guarantees a tranquil and intimate environment. Powered by Kiritimati's new solar electrical system and boasting the fastest internet in Kiribati via Starlink, the lodge seamlessly blends modern amenities with the untouched beauty of the island. Whether you're indulging in evening cocktails by the ocean or exploring local culture, Christmas Island Lodge is your gateway to a unique Pacific adventure.

At Christmas Island Lodge, dining is an exploration of taste. Their chefs artfully combine local ingredients with familiar favorites to create a culinary journey. Start your day with an early breakfast, refuel with shoreside lunches during your fishing excursions, and end with sumptuous dinners showcasing seafood and island delicacies. The traditional pig roast is a weekly highlight, and a selection of drinks is always available to complement your meals and leisure moments.

Fishing Details

Discover the angler's paradise that is Christmas Island, situated a mere 1344 miles south of Honolulu, just north of the equator. This idyllic location is a sanctuary for a rich variety of fish species, promising an exclusive fishing experience due to its remote setting and consequently low fishing pressure. Embark on a journey through the 150 square miles of wadeable coral flats and explore the depths of the surrounding ocean reefs, each day offering a unique and exhilarating fishing adventure.

Christmas Island is a renowned hotspot for bonefishing, and the island's inner lagoon, conveniently located just ten minutes from the lodge, serves as a perfect starting point. Here, anglers can delight in the thrill of pursuing the elusive bonefish, known for their speed and agility. The challenge escalates with triggerfish, which provide a robust fight, and a variety of trevally species – including the giant, bluefin, golden, striped, spotted, and dusky trevally. These fish are known for their aggressive response to well-presented flies, making every catch an achievement.

For those who yearn for the thrill of offshore fishing, the island's ocean-side coral reefs are a treasure trove. Venture into these waters to chase pelagic species like the formidable yellowfin tuna and the majestic sailfish. The chase for the elusive milkfish adds another layer of excitement to your fishing escapades. At Sun Valley Outfitters, we understand the importance of a personalized experience; therefore, we offer customized daily fishing plans to cater to your preferences, ensuring that each day is tailored to showcase the best of what Christmas Island has to offer.

Travel Info

Your journey begins with a Fiji Airways flight from Honolulu, landing at Christmas Island International Airport (CXI) in the mid-afternoon. We recommend arriving in Honolulu a day early to ensure smooth travel. Upon arrival at CXI, friendly lodge staff will welcome and transfer you to your accommodation. Remember to have your passport ready with at least six months validity and blank stamp pages, along with a valid COVID-19 vaccination card. For your return, consider staying overnight in Honolulu to explore more fishing opportunities and manage potential travel delays.

All travelers to Kiribati are required to posses a valid COVID vaccination card in order to enter the country. No pre-trip or post-arrival COVID testing is required. 

Packing List
  • 12wt rod/reel of your choosing
  • 3x lightweight sun protection tops (sun hoodies, long sleeves, etc)
  • 3 pair fishing pants
  • 3 pair fishing shorts/swimsuits
  • Fishing booties (foot protection while wading)
  • Headwear
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Personal hygiene items


Travel insurance and medical evacuation insurance are practical ways to ensure your safety and peace of mind while adventuring in remote locales like Christmas Island and we highly recommend you purchase both!