Crocodile Bay Lodge - Sailfish, Snook and Roosters!

Crocodile Bay Lodge sits on the Osa Penisula, adjacent to one of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches. Offshore and inshore fishing come together here in a phenomenal way. In the Golfo Dulce, anglers often raise a dozen sailfish a day. The 24' inboards make short runs to bluewater also inhabited by black, blue and striped marlin, tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Inshore, volcanic structure provides light-tackle action for roosterfish. And in the mangrove estuaries, your guide will silently pole a back-country flats boat in search of explosive Pacific snook. This resort features 20 air-conditioned rooms with queen-size beds and private verandahs. Amenities include open bar, elegant restaurant and a wildlife observation deck overlooking tropical gardens. Non-anglers can snorkel, kayak and explore the rainforest National Geographic calls "the most biologically intense place on earth."

FISHING PROGRAM
The southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica has earned the reputation of having one of the largest populations of sailfish found anywhere in the world. Jump aboard new Rambo 24 or Strike 33 sport fishing boats for a 30-minute run to blue water to catch sailfish, blue, black and striped marlin, as well as wahoo, dolphin and tuna. If inshore fishing is more to your liking, just minutes from the lodge you can fish from flats boats in mangrove estuaries that feed the great Golfo Dulce. Flycast, spincast or troll through this tropical paradise, where multiple sportfish are ready to pounce on your offerings. The shoreline offers great fishing for roosterfish, snapper, Jack crevalle and other inshore species.

TRIP DURATION
5 days / 4 nights / 3 days fishing

PACKAGE PRICE (2018 - 2019 SEASON RATES)
5 days / 4 nights / 3 days fishing
2 anglers per boat - $2395 per person off season / $3095.00 peak season 
(double occupancy) plus international airfare

DEPOSIT AMOUNT
$1000.00 per person. May be paid with personal check, certified check, money order or credit card. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.

TYPICAL AIRFARE
Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Orlando, Houston and Atlanta are common U.S. gateways to San Jose, Costa Rica. Airfare to San Jose typically runs approximately $450 from a gateway city, depending on your location. Our travel agency can help with your flight arrangements. Note: airfares may change until final booking. Any changes are subject to the airlines rules and baggage restrictions.

PACKAGE INCLUDES
All airport transfers
First or last night stay at hotel in San Jose per flight schedules
Round-trip flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez
3 nights accommodations at Crocodile Bay Lodge
All meals at Crocodile Bay Lodge
Guided fishing (two anglers per 24' Boston Whaler)
Guided fishing (two to four anglers per offshore boat)
Fishing tackle (fly anglers may supply their own equipment if preferred) Fishing license

NOT INCLUDED
Airfare to San Jose, airport departure taxes, meals at the hotel in San Jose, gratuities, gifts, items of a personal nature and top shelf liquor.

OPTIONS
Room upgrades and “Big Boat Offshore Package” using 33’ Strike boat are available at extra cost pending space availability.

SEASON
Lodge's open season is year round. 
Prime time for sailfish is between December and May.
Inshore fishing is along the shore and remains productive year-round.

AVAILABLE DATES
Now accepting reservations for current and next season. Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates.

GETTING THERE
You fly to San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, where you will be met and transported to a San Jose hotel for overnight. Early the following morning, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Puerto Jimenez. Early international arrivals may be able to make same-day connections to the lodge.

CAPACITY
56 guests at lodge. 56 anglers per week

ACCOMMODATIONS
You'll stay at Crocodile Bay Lodge, a first-class resort adjacent to some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches. The lodge sits on its own 44-acre tropical gardens on the Osa Peninsula. The air-conditioned rooms are spacious, with two queen-sized beds and a private deck. Other amenities include swimming pool and nice restaurant. This is the perfect place for the whole family

MEALS
Breakfast and dinner are served at the lodge. Lunch is provided aboard the fishing boats.

NON-FISHING ACTIVITIES
The lodge offers a variety of optional eco-adventure activities, including sea-kayaking, snorkeling and rainforest exploration.

SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision per flight schedules. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)
Day 1: Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica. Airport reception and transfer to hotel for overnight.
Day 2: Early morning flight to Puerto Jimenez. Transfer to lodge and after breakfast start fishing for marlin, sailfish or variety of inshore and offshore species. Overnight at lodge.
Days 3-4: Full fishing days.
Day 5: Return flight to San Jose. Transfer back to the international airport for your flight back to the USA
Longer stays and custom packages are available on request.

ENTRY
A valid passport required for U.S. citizens. Tourist cards are provided on your international flight to Costa Rica. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports.

HEALTH
No shots are required to enter Costa Rica. Be sure to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring dramamine if you are prone to sea sickness. Pepto-Bismol or Immodium may help incidental traveller's diarrhea. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.

LANGUAGES
Spanish with limited English.

WEATHER
Temperatures typically range from 80 to 95 degrees.

TRIP INSURANCE
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.

PACKING
Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.

CAVEAT
Information in Trip Details is subject to change without notice. Worldwide Sport Fishing, Inc. is not responsible for any unintentional omissions, or erroneous information which may be provided by the local operator. See our general Terms and Conditions statement. Information contained within this website is copyrighted by Worldwide Sport Fishing, Inc and unauthorized use of photographs, graphics or text is prohibited by law.