Ikari (meaning Bone Fish) House is a privately owned fishing lodge managed by Jacob and Levina Teem with the help of local staff and some of the most expert fishing guides available in Kiribati. Located in the heart of Rontan, the property lies at the edge of the lagoon entrance with its own private beach and a perfect view of Cook Island across the lagoon.
The lodge has 14 rooms, each equipped with two twin beds or one king size bed equipped with air conditioning, ensuite bathrooms with hot and cold water, storage racks for fishing tackle, table and chairs and an area outrside each room to rinse rods and reels after the days fishing. A thatched maneaba facing the lagoon serves as both dining room and bar, where guests enjoy communal dining and a few cold beers after a great days fishing.
Ikari Lodge is fast becoming the accommodation of choice for fishermen and independent travelers visiting Christmas Island because of its central location, excellent service and facilities and its close proximity and access to all the fishing action
Many tourists and visitors to Kiritimati come for our fishing, which is among the world’s best and most unspoiled. Ikari House caters to this group, along with any of the non-fishing family and friends that may come along. Based on your experience and desires, the guide will suggest either fishing from shore or by boat..
The convenient location of Ikari House is within 500 yards of the boat harbour, making early morning departures easy. No time is wasted driving to and from the boat, maximising the time you are able to spend on the water and ensuring you still have some energy to enjoy your catch after a long day of fishing.
Our boats are modern and well equipped with features like a roof for sun protection, and we can also contract with local 30-foot vessels with experienced captains. These boats can take you out for bonefish of course, but we can also customise a trip for tuna, wahoo, sailfish, and other pelargics. Typical pricing includes one guide for every two fishermen on board, but private guides can be made available for an additional fee.
2018 Rate: 7 Nights / 6 Days of guided fishing: $2,750.00 per person / double ocuupancy
2019 Rate: 7 Nights / 6 Days of guided fishing: Call for details!
- All ground/water transfers while on Christmas Island
- All meals at Ikari House
- Double occupancy lodging at Ikari House
- Bottled water, juice, coffee and tea
- All guided fishing
- All island taxes and GSTs
What’s Not Included
- International flights to Christmas Island/ Kiritimati Island Cassidy International Airport (CXI)
- Beer and sodas (spirits and wines may be purchased in Honolulu at the airport duty free)
- 12.5 % VAT tax (applicable to 2019 season)
- Gratuities for the guides and staff
- Accommodations and meals in Honolulu (Yellow Dog can assist you with any reservations in the city or on Oahu.)
- Christmas Island fishing license ($50.00 USD)
- Laundry Services