Christmas Island // The Ikari House

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bryson with a GT on Christmas Island at The Villages
stalking bonefish on the flats in christmas island
giant trevally fly fishing on christmas island

Our Clients Speak
Frank R.

"As an experienced Bonefish angler I enjoy the space offered by the 2:1 guide to angler ratio. My first trip I employed the use of a private guide and did the 1:1 thing, but at this point in my life I enjoy spotting my own fish half the time. It's more rewarding for me that way."

eric dalzell with reds fly shop trevally caught fly fishing on a popper


  • March 31st - April 7th, 2020 // with host Eric Dalzell
  • June 2nd - 9th, 2020 // with host Bobby Miller
  • January 26th - February 2nd, 2021 // Host TBA
  • March 2nd-9th, 2021 // Host TBA
  • March 30th-April 6th, 2021 // Host TBA
  • April 27th - May 4th, 2021 // Host TBA
  • June 22nd - June 20th, 2021 // Host TBA

Planning Resources for Christmas Island Fishing Trips

Christmas Island Slide Show

Trip Report from Christmas Island // September 2019 by Chad Gillespie
Trip Report from Christmas Island // May 2019 by Bobby Miller
Preparing for a Christmas Island Fly Fishing Adventure - Article by Joe Rotter
Flies for Fishing Christmas Island
Packing List and Gear for Christmas Island Fly Fishing Trips
Trip Of A Lifetime - NWFF Magazine - Article by Joe Rotter
Narrated presentation by a Red's guest on on fly fishing in Christmas Island
Videos on Fly Fishing Christmas Island

The Red's Fly Shop team will be sure that you are properly booked, prepared, and organized on what is the "trip of a lifetime" for many anglers.  Using our service and a host is a great way to make your experience the best it can be.

The great Lefty Kreh has described Christmas Island as "the best Bonefish fishing on the planet..."  He would know!  Come see for yourself.  This is one of the most famous fly fishing destinations in the world and this is your chance to sign up for this trip with a host that is going to travel alongside you for the entire week.  You book with us and fish with us!  

This is an amazing adventure where there are many species to target including world class Bonefish, Giant Trevally, Blue Fin Trevally, and about a dozen other species.

Itinerary for Christmas Island Trips:

Fly into Honolulu, Hawaii on Monday.  Tuesday, fly to Christmas Island and check into the lodge Wednesday - Monday fish, fish, fish.  Tuesday, transfer to the airport early in the morning, fly to Honolulu, fly home.  Allow a minimum of 2 hours in Honolulu to clear customs.

Giant Trevally Fishing in Christmas Island

GT's are amazing fish, and catching a fast cruiser on the open flats that is spotted and sight cast to is a very special catch!  You will never forget it.  On our trips to The Villages we don't use chum to lure the fish in close, lodge policy.  We work hard and try to catch these brutes "fair chase".  Catch numbers of these beasts are not high and we want to keep expectations realistic for every angler that comes along.  All anglers will get shots at big GT's while wading the flats.  Not everyone will get one however.

There are other lodges and other trips willing to chum them in, but this is not one of those trips.  We tend to find that a "no chum" culture on our trips binds anglers together with shared values and everyone has a fun time.  

If and when an angler is fortunate enough to land a big GT we will all celebrate.  If you don't get one, that is ok too!  We have a tendency on our trips to celebrate pretty much everything.  We simply encourage anglers to do it right and fish without chum.  If you share these sentiments then this trip is for you.

fly fishing for trigger fish on christmas island

Cost and Details

7 Nights/6 Days of Fishing - $3100 per angler (2020 pricing)
*Dates listed include travel days to/from Honolulu. Your return flight from CXI will be one day before your Honolulu arrival due to the Int'l Date Line.

Trip Includes:

  • Fishing and casting seminars prior to departure
  • 2:1 Guide Ratio (private guide available for $150/day)
  • Complete gear planning and personal shopping
  • Personally hosted by Red's Fly Shop
  • 7 Nights and 6 Full Days of Guided Flats Fishing
  • All meals at the lodge
  • Airport pickup once on the ground in Christmas Island

Not Included:

  • Airfare
  • Beer, Wine, etc.
  • Fishing License ($50 +/-)
  • Hotel in Honolulu and any Airport Shuttles
  • Gratuities, laundry services
  • A few other misc. expenses
  • Flies, leaders, gear, etc.

Travel Terms & Conditions

A 50% deposit is due within 10 days of the reservation. Reservations booked online using credit cards are subject to additional financing charges. Final payments are due 60 days from the departure date. For all trips scheduled less than 60 days out, full payment is required upon reservation. 

For all Reds Fly Shop travel adventures, both deposits and final payments are non-refundable unless a client is replaced. i.e. you (or we) can find someone to take your spot. Both your deposit and final payment can be transferred to another client for the same trip. Red's Fly Shop reserves the right to apply a $100 processing fee for itinerary changes.

Red's Fly Shop is not responsible for loss of fishing days due to missed flights, sickness, injury, weather delays, or any other reason.  Red's Fly Shop also reserves the right to make alterations to the itinerary as deemed necessary or desirable, even if additional cost is passed onto members of the party.  Additionally, any expenditures caused by delays, or occurrences beyond the control of Red's Fly Shop are the responsibility of the guest.  Lost baggage, gear, rods, or other personal items are also not the responsibility of Red's Fly Shop.  

Final Payment is acknowledgment the guest has read and understands these policies and those included in the accompanying waiver.