BY ANIL SRIVASTAVA

Christmas Island with Fly Water Travel's Anil Srivastava

February 6 - 13, 2024

About Christmas Island:

Amidst the vast inventory of the world’s saltwater flats destinations, Christmas Island is a unique and natural masterpiece that magically combines all the elements critical to fly fishing success. Endless hard sand flats fishing, remarkable numbers of cruising bonefish and trevally, and consistent year-round weather await all who visit this unique atoll. Fly fishing guides at Christmas Island Outfitters have been handpicked by head guide Bita Kairaoi for their level of experience, skill, calmness under pressure, and instructional abilities. Each day anglers will depart via truck or catamaran for the day’s flats fishing. Virtually all fly fishing entails sight casting to fish while wading in shallow
waters. Christmas Island’s plentiful bonefish average two to three pounds, although on any given week opportunities for larger bonefish in the five to ten pound class may be available.

Dates: February 6 - 13, 2024

Group size: 12 anglers per week

Itinerary:

  • February 5: Arrive Honolulu, HI
  • February 6: Depart Honolulu, HI; arrive Christmas Island
  • February 7 - 12: Full days of guided fishing
  • February 13: Depart Christmas Island; arrive Honolulu, HI
  • February 14: Depart Honolulu, HI for home

2024 Rate: Per person based on double occupancy

7 night/6 day package: $2,950

Included: Accommodations, meals, guided fishing, four bottles of water per person per day, ground transportation on Christmas Island.

Not Included: All airfare to Christmas Island, accommodations/meals/transfers in Honolulu, alcohol and soda, fishing license, staff and guide gratuities, departure taxes.

Anil Srivastava

Anil has hosted groups to Montana, Alaska, and Australia, as well as nearly 30 trips to Christmas Island, the Bahamas, and Mexico. Anil is a member of Fly Water Travel's Saltwater and Jungle Team and spends much of his time helping anglers prepare for their trips to Christmas Island. 

Suggested Christmas Island Gear

In addition to finding the right water, having the right gear can help make any day that much better. For over 20 years Fly Water Travel has been fly fishing's most trusted and respected source for finding the right water. Now, along with Sage, RIO Products, and Redington, Fly Water Travel is a proud member of the Far Bank Enterprise Family. As part of this larger team, we are able to access decades worth of manufacturing passion and knowledge enabling us to expand our role to include in-depth advice on the world's best rods, reels, lines, and flies.