Dorothy serves the important role of Lodge Manager and brings her unforgettable smile and positive attitude to the lodge each and every day. Dorothy is in charge of all things Christmas Island Lodge and is your go-to for any assistance or special requests while on-atoll. Dorothy originally hails from Kiritimati and is proud to represent CIL to our visiting guests.
Jose acts as the International Host at Christmas Island Lodge. Jose has an impressive resume working most recently as Lodge Manager at the famous Argentinian golden dorado outpost, Pira Lodge. Jose has also run camps in Russia and has guided in the USA, Japan and Chile among other exciting international destinations. Jose oversees daily operations and guest requests for CIL.
Otea, a native of Kiribati and schooled long ago in Kirabati's capitol, Tarawa, serves as the Head Fishing Guide for CIL. Otea's knowledge of the local target species and fisheries of Christmas Island is second to none. Otea is truly a gifted guide with eyesight and the ability to spot fish at great distances to match. Otea began in 1994 and is highly respected among the island's guide community.
Harry began his guide career in 1996 after working the fishing tournament cycle in prior years. His ability to spot fish even in cloudy water is truly remarkable. Harry has a memorable laugh and is a pleasure to spend a day with on Kiritimati's endless flats in search bonefish, trevally and more.
Toki is a guide's guide, someone who shares his passion for fishing with CIL guests on a daily basis. Toki stands front and center in training up-and-coming guides in the ways of the profession and is an absolutely prince of a man. All who join Toki on the flats are lucky indeed!
Witori began his Kiritimati guiding career in 2018 and is eager to help CIL guests experience the vast hard sand flats of the inner lagoon, the coral shores of the Huff Dam and the inner reef of the Korean Wreck with equal expertise. Witori is sure to add big smiles to any angler's visit.
Our Assistant Guide Staff is a selection of the most promising up-and-coming guides from across Kiritimati. As CIL looks to the future, our hopes and dreams rest on the shoulders of these fine young men and their passion for guiding guests to the angling adventure of a lifetime. We couldn't be prouder of the next generation of Kiritimati fishing guides who are a central part of the Christmas Island Lodge family.
At Christmas Island Lodge, we work hard to provide the best overall experience possible for our guests. In addition to accessing the local fishery through our own private boat launch located only a few minutes from your oceanside bungalow to the world-class quality of our fishing guides, outrigger boats and transport vehicles, to our courteous and accommodating lodge staff, CIL is committed to providing you with the angling adventure of a lifetime. From the time you touch down at Cassidy International Airport (CXI) until your departure the following week, the CIL Family is at your disposal and we will do everything in our power to accommodate you.