- The 2013 rate per angler based on two anglers sharing a guide and room is $2350. For a private guide and a private room the rate is $3150.
Number of guestsThe lodge takes 18 anglers per week. Anglers typically fish in a group of 4 with 2 guides and a boatman or driver. For the week you will fish in the lagoon using an outrigger for 4 days and access the back of the lagoon or the outside flats by truck for 2 days.
- Giant Trevally
- Golden Trevally
- Bluefin Trevally
- Yellowfin Tuna
Captain Cook Hotel
The Captain Cook is the original destination for fishing on Christmas Island, having started over 25 years ago. Anglers flocked to fish here, as it was billed as the best bonefishing in the world. It was extraordinary fishing and certainly the most consistent as well. With a perspective of having fished many places around the world since then, it is still extraordinary fishing for bonefish and trevally. The easily wadeable flats that range from miles long to “pancakes” are what make the fishing unique. The outrigger boats are used only as transportation for bonefishing and occasionally fished out of for trevally. Another fly fishing option is just outside of the lagoon for yellow fin tuna and other species. The action can be crazy, with a range in size of fish from a workout for a 12 wt. to where a 16 wt. feels way too light.
The hotel is on the beach in view of the waves breaking on the reef. The hotel has 24 air-conditioned rooms that open onto a courtyard. Each room has a small refrigerator and private bathroom, which includes a stall shower heated by solar energy. The other option is to stay in one of thatch-roofed cottages/bungalows situated along the beach. As the climate is not typically very humid for the tropics, so the bungalows with a sea breeze are a good option.
The dining includes ample portions of a variety of hearty meals as well as some exotic dishes and fresh seafood. Meats and vegetables are flown in from Hawaii, so there's no concern about stomach problems. There are some choices for breakfast and you make lunch yourself and eat out on the water. The comfortable Frigate Bar in the hotel or the open-air Maneaba on the beach is where the gang usually gathers each evening to spin yarns of bonefish that got away or the trevally that ate your lunch. Both bars are always well-stocked, there's plenty of ice, and the informal atmosphere couldn't be better. Groups are treated to a weekly outdoor luau, featuring fresh lobsters and complete with traditional native singing and dancing. This is the real thing and from the heart of the local people.