Ikari House is a privately-owned fishing lodge managed by Jacob & Lavinia Teem with the help of local staff and some of the finest fishing guides available in Kiribati. Located in Ronton, the property lies at the edge of the lagoon entrance with its own private beach and view of Cook Island. Flyfishers hunt bonefish, giant, bluefin and golden trevally along with triggerfish and milkfish. Customized offshore trips for wahoo, sailfish and a variety of tuna are also encouraged. A thatched maneaba serves as both restaurant and bar where guests enjoy communal dining and cold beverages at days end.
Ikari House offers one of the most aggressive, convenient and thorough fishing programs on Christmas Island. Located just 500 yards from the put in dock and minutes from superb bonefish and giant trevally angling, you’ll waste no time in accessing the prolific lagoon flats.
The lodge has 14 comfortable guest rooms, each with 2 twin beds or 1 king size bed, en-suite bathrooms with on-demand hot and cold water and air conditioning. A large in-room table and storage rack keeps gear organized and maximizes space. An outdoor rod rack and rinsing station is convenient too.
9’ 7 or 8 wt. fast action fly rods for bonefishing and similar 9’ 10-12 wts. for GT’s. Large arbor reels with at least 150 yds. of backing. 9 ft. leaders tapered to 10-12 lbs. for bones and matching fluorocarbon tippet. Sturdy wading boots are a must - Simms Flats Sneaker or Vaportread Boot.
A passport that is valid for 6 months after the last day of your trip is required. Citizens and nationals of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and many other nations are now exempted from visa requirements. Fishing packages at Ikari are a Tuesday to Tuesday format. Flats’ fishing involves using an outrigger or single hull vessel to access the flats. Bonefishing is entirely wade fishing. Flights originate from Honolulu on Fiji Air. The flight only runs on Tuesdays. The minimum stay is 7 nights. The local currency is the Australian dollar. Electric current is the same as in the U.S.
Single Room/Private Guide: $3,592. Double Room/Private Guide: $3,292. Double Room/Shared Guide: $2,792. Single Room/Shared Guide: $3,092. Rates are based on per person. VAT is an additional 12.5% and is not included in the rates package.
Specializes in saltwater fishing and big game hunting.
Senior Program Manager
Specializes in Bahamas and Christmas Island fishing, and United States wingshooting programs.