ABOUT THE LOCATION:
Kanton Atoll has been identified by Rock Expeditions as a destination of world significance for the purposes of catch and release sport fishing activities. Please contact us for 2020 schedule and custom expedition requirements (premium).
“Kanton Atoll remains as one of the last havens on earth with no regular and sustainable access, shielded from the modern world. This remoteness, coupled with official world heritage status, this atoll of Kiribati has one of the healthiest and most virgin ecosystem to still exist on this planet...
Our aim is to deliver unique, catch and release eco-tourism in a marine environment that may prove to be a premier “GT on fly” destination in the future.
This “off the beaten path” experience we are providing is not for the uninitiated or faint of heart. We offer a genuine and immersive experience with expert guides and experienced local custodians. Anglers will have the opportunity to be part of the angling strategy on a day-by-day basis and will form scouting parties to explore various parts of the atoll. Fishing will be primarily wading and shore-based. A minimum degree of health and fitness is required as well as discipline and self-reliance.
“Giant Trevally patrol here in reckless abandon, devoid of human fear and in staggering numbers. The GT dominates the surf line, lagoon and the only passage of the atoll, located on the western, leeward side. The passage, where current and tidal movement control the lifeblood of the atoll is separated by “Spam” Island, where only the strongest survive. The passage is Kanton’s GT nerve centre.”
Giant Trevally patrol here in reckless abandon, devoid of human fear and in staggering numbers. The GT dominates the surf line, lagoon and the only passage of the atoll, located on the western, leeward side.
Anglers will have the opportunity to be part of the angling strategy on a day-by-day basis and will form scouting parties to explore various parts of the atoll. Fishing will be primarily wading and shore-based. A minimum degree of health and fitness is required as well as discipline and self-reliance.
Solar power and generator will be available for charging of essential devices only. There will be basic, solar-powered flushing toilet and shower facilities. VHF radio, satellite phone and satellite texting devices will be in use for communication whilst on the atoll and for emergency purposes.
A high level of physical condition is required to attend these trial expeditions. Distances covered are vast and with minimal shelter from oppressive sun and heat. Please ensure you see your GP/doctor prior to declaring your fitness for this expedition.
This “off the beaten path” experience we are providing is not for the uninitiated or faint of heart. We offer a genuine and immersive experience with expert guides and experienced local custodians.
Expeditions will depart Bonriki International Airport, Tarawa (+12 GMT) the next day after your arrival (recommended: Fiji Airways) at dawn. Basic accommodation, amenities, meals & basic activities will be available to the group all day prior to departure. With an approximate flight time of 4 hours, this will allow for a daylight landing at Kanton at 11:00 hours (Kanton, +11 GMT).
Daily fishing will commence after first light, two anglers to one guide ratio with one local assistant staff. . Skiff transportation will be available when light permits safe travel through coral and channel. Small capacity motorbikes will also be available for transport throughout the atoll, operated by local staff. There will be a maximum of 4 rods per expedition (5 rods are available for expedition #2 under special request).
Anglers will depart approx. 10:00 hours (+11 GMT) ex. Kanton for an afternoon arrival in Tarawa. Departing anglers will be required to layover in Tarawa for 2 nights (Expedition #3 will be 1 night layover) and depart on Thursday for Nadi with Fiji Airways (recommended connecting airline). Accommodation, meals and basic activities/sightseeing will be provided for the 2 nights prior to departure.
Single capacity, Kiribati-style “Buas” will be available for each angler. Buas are raised off the ground and encourage wind and airflow to keep conditions cool. Made out of natural materials that are locally sourced to promote a self-sustainable initiative.
Each Bua is neatly fitted out with mattress, pillow, sheets and mosquito net for each angler. Freshwater from tank and non-potable well-water will be available for showers and washing. Flushing toilet will be accessible (powered by solar pump). Laundry services are available on request.
Several meals will be served daily, prepared by the local care-taking community. We are limited by local supplies and items flown in from Tarawa (on our chartered flights only) as well as cargo subjected to strict biosecurity laws. Diet will be primarily poultry, ham, fish, rice and high energy snacks. Lunches are focused on homemade sandwiches and baked goods and there is no shortage of fresh coconuts. Please understand the limitations we are held to by the remote nature of this location and ensure you disclose any dietary restrictions or allergies you may have. Purified, bottled water will be available as well as limited soft drink (soda).
Please download our expedition brochure for a comprehnsive guide to Kanton Atoll.
Good physical health, endurance and ability to walk up to 15 kilometres a day is a great advantage.
Kanton lies 2 degrees south of the equator and 171 degrees west, providing for a consistently hot and tropical climate.
Please consult your nearest embassy or consulate for entry conditions. PIPA permit (for Kanton) is included.
Comprehensive Travel Insurance & Global Rescue memberships are mandatory for this expedition.
We offer a 7 day and 8 day expedition format during October & November 2020
7 or 8 Fishing Day Expeditions
2 angler to 1 Guide Ratio
Return Charter Flight to Kanton (ex. Tarawa)
Meals & Snacks
Purified Bottled Water
PIPA Permit (subject to your eligibility)
Nominated layover accommodation, meals and activities on Tarawa
Accommodation (Otherwise additional, cancellation)
Kiribati National Entry Permit
Alcohol & Spirits
Global Rescue Membership (mandatory)
Download the latest expedition information or contact us direct for custom 2020/21 expeditions