Untamed Beginners Christmas Island Tour 12th-19th August 2020
We will be hosting a tour to Christmas Island (Kiritimati) from 12th-19th August 2020, and this trip is for anglers who have not been to Christmas Island before.
Christmas Island is the worlds largest coral atoll, and is part of the Republic of Kiribati. It is located in the middle of the Pacific ocean, approximately ½ way between Fiji & Hawaii.
Christmas Island has become one of the worlds premier sports fishing destinations, with its numerous Bonefish being the major draw card. Plenty of anglers also target its other exciting flats species such as GT's, triggerfish etc. Blue water fishing is also available, so tuna, wahoo, sailfish are also easily accessible.
Christmas Island is on every fly fishers bucket list, and for good reason. Our home for the week will be The Villages, which is limited to 16 guests. The pleasant air-conditioned bungalows. each with private bathrooms, comfortable beds and verandas with views of the bonefish flats. A full hot breakfast is served each morning before fishing and guests prepare a sandwich lunch of their choice from a small buffet each day. The lodge chef prepares delicious dinners combining South Seas Cuisine and western dishes.
Our trip is booked through Try on Fly, the Australian booking agent for The Villages.
The Villages @ Christmas Island
For this trip, we have a rising tide Neap Tides building to Spring Tides, with a 3rd quarter moon on the 12th, and a New moon on the 19th. This will give us classic skinny Bonefishing for the first half of the trip, and great GT action on the 2nd half.
Darren Asquith will be hosting this trip, and our group will consist of 14 anglers inclusive of Darren.
The Trip Package $3150 per angler excluding airfares
Included in the price is:- Six and a half days fishing (first day fish 10am to 5pm, other days 7am to 5pm). Fishing on departure day is not included, but can be arranged at an extra cost..
All meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner plus free water).
Outrigger canoe transport to the flats.
One guide for each angler at no extra cost. (The only lodge on the Island to offer this service)
Comprehensive briefing with notes plus phone and email support to get you ready.
The option of truck transport to the Korean Wreck area for a spot of gear testing.
Air conditioned, twin share accommodation fronting onto the lagoon. Each room has its own ensuite with hot water, rooms are serviced daily with fresh towels and the whole lodge is spotlessly kept.
Fishing Licence - approx AU$50
Tips for Guides and other staff – usually around AU$300
Departure Tax from Christmas Is - this is now included in the ticket price.
Bottled water is included in the trip price
Beer usually $5.00AU per can and soft drink usually about $3.50AU each (prices can change without notice)
Travel Insurance. This is essential - must cover evacuation and medical
Note: Airfares and connection accommodation are the individuals responsibility and are not included in the trip price. Flight information and bookings can be made through your travel agent, or at www.fijiairways.com
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Once confirmed, the initial deposit of $550 per angler is payable direct to Try on Fly, with the balance payable 90 days out from the trip date. Once an initial deposit has been received, each angler will receive a comprehensive set of trip notes that covers everything they need to know to ensure that their trip is a success.
Some pictures from this year's trip:
Annual Leave Notice Darren is currently away on a short Family holiday, and will be returning to work on Friday 19th July.
Any orders during this time won't receive the usual same day postage service that we normally provide, but will be promptly dealt with on our return.