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Crocodile Bay Lodge is one of CostaRica’s newest and the most unique resort in Central America.It offers both world class offshore-inshore fishing andbreathtaking adventure tours at its doorstep. This firstclass resort adjacent to some of Costa Rica’s most beautifulbeaches sits on its own 44 acres of tropical gardens insouthwestern Costa Rica (Pacific side) on the Osa Peninsula.The Osa has been described by National Geographic as “themost ecologically intense place on earth”.

A great sailfish caught by FI co-owner Capt. Bill Hutchinson

FI’s own Capt. Bill hauls in a fine sailfish at Crocodile Bay

FISHING AT CROCODILE BAY LODGE

Crocodile Bay Lodge offers the bestcombination of offshore-inshore fishing available in theworld. Hop aboard the new Rambo 27-foot inboards for athirty-minute run to the blue water to catch Sailfish (up to151 lbs), blue, black and striped Marlin (up to 856 lbs), aswell as wahoo, dolphin fish, and Tuna (up to 298 lbs). It iscommon to raise 10 to 15 sailfish a day and on spectaculardays over 50-plus, within minutes from our doorstep, fishfor the first time in Costa-Rica, in “flat boats”. You cansilently maneuver through the many rivers, gliding intotheir mouths and the mangrove estuaries that feed the greatGolfo Dulce. Fly cast, spin cast or troll through the nooksand crannies of this beautiful tropical back countryparadise. Also experience the heart-stopping thrill as a bigsnook (up to 49 lbs, 30 lbs common) explodes on your bait ora snapper, barracuda, corvina and other sport fish test yourlight tackle fishing skills.

Within a short run from Crocodile Bay Lodge, fish thevolcanic shoreline of the bay and coastline for excitingroosterfish (up to 80 lbs), monster cubera snapper (up to 57lbs), jack crevalle, blue fin trevally, amberjacks, grouper(up to 76 lbs), barracuda, pompano and sierra mackerel.

 

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SEASON

Inshore fishing in the flats boats and along thevolcanic shore and coast line is good all year. Fishing offshore is available 12 months a year with the months of December through May as being the best time for Sailfish and the months of June through September the best for Marlin.

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TRAVEL DOCUMENTS

A valid passport or proof of U.S. citizenship isrequired.

CLIMATE

Crocodile Bay Lodge is located in one of theworld’s most beautiful tropical areas, but the weather isseldom, if ever, oppressive. Daytime temperatures range inthe 70s and 80s year round. Showers may occur any timeduring the year with heavier rains from late May throughNovember when rains usually come in the afternoon, leavingthe mornings sunny and bright.

TACKLE RECOMMENDATIONS

Your fishing package includes first class IGFA ratedfishing equipment -poles, reels, lines and lures. Althoughfly fishing gear is available, you may want to bring yourfavorite 8 or 9 weight rod for inshore fishing, 12 weightrod for sailfish, and 13 or 14 weight rods for marlin withboth floating and sinking line. Reels should have a highquality disc-drag and have 300-400 yards of backing withboth floating and sinking line.

IMG_2603 (2)THE RESORT AND ACCOMMODATIONS

The four-star resort is situation on44 acres of lush tropical gardens with 40 air-conditioned rooms in Puerto Jimenez on Costa Rica’s South Pacific coast (Osa Peninsula). This exquisite resort features a top-of-the-line all-inclusive daily menu, swimming pool, hot tub, and 5,000 sq-foot luxury spa. Rooms inlude hand carved furniture and many have private jacuzzi baths.

The air-conditioned rooms are spacious with two queen sized beds and a private deck. Every room is uniquely decorated with the local “Tico” flavor, including hand carved wood-work and many have private jacuzzi baths. All rooms have hot water with full shower/bath and are a two minute walk from our 850 ft private pier. Rooms also are equipt with 110V US standard power outlets.

After a day on the water orreturning from a thrilling adventure tour, enjoy a cocktailor your favorite beverage at the open bar, take a relaxingswim, dine in the elegant air-conditioned restaurant, visitthe roof top observation deck, walk through our tropicalgardens and feed the crocodiles.

ADVENTURE & ECO-TOURS AT CROCODILE BAY LODGE

 

Crocodile Bay Lodge is situated in the tropical paradise ofthe Osa Peninsula which has the best remaining Pacific coastal rainforest in Central America. You can experience nature tours into close-by Corcovado National Park which is home to the largest population of the beautiful Scarlet Macaw parrot. In addition there are tapirs, sloths, monkeys, five cat species, peccaries, giant anteaters, almost 400 species of birds, 140 mammals and over 500 species of trees. Also visit botanical and orchid gardens, go horseback riding, try snorkeling, scuba diving, ocean, bay and river kayaking, go on a river tour or pet the dolphins on a sunset dolphin tour and finally, feed the crocodiles.

You’re invited to come on down and break one of the local records: Marlin – 856 lbs, Sailfish – 151 lbs, Roosterfish – 81 lbs, Dolphin Fish (Dorado) – 79 lbs, Tuna – 298 lbs, Wahoo – 84 lbs, Snook – 49 lbs, Cubera Snapper – 57 lbs, Broomtail Grouper – 76 lbs.

 

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Crocodile Bay Lodge Fishing Packages include:

  • Your first and last nights lodging at a first class hotel in San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Ground transfers between airports and hotels
  • Round trip air transportation between San Jose and the The Lodge

At The Lodge, your package includes:

  • Lodging
  • Fishing boat with fuel
  • Fishing gear, guide
  • Fishing licenses
  • All meals including local liquor, beer, wine and soft drinks

Fishing packages do not include:International airfare, meals in San Jose,airport departure tax and gratuities.

Room upgrades: Deluxe $25.00/person/room/night -Suite $40.00/person/night

Trip Rates

Example Rates – subject to change by operator

Rates are Per Person

WINTER SEASON 2008 Jan 1 – May 31, 2008 Dec 1 – 31, 2008 SUMMER SEASON 2008 Jun 1 – Nov 30, 2008 WINTER SEASON 2009 Jan 1 – May 31, 2009 Dec 1 – 31, 2009 SUMMER SEASON 2009 Jun 1 – Nov 30, 2009
BASIC FISHING PACKAGES (Other night/day combinations available.)
Party Size 5 nights 3 days fishing 7 nights 5 days fishing 5 nights 3 days fishing 7 nights 5 days fishing 5 nights 3 days fishing 7 nights 5 days fishing 5 nights 3 days fishing 7 nights 5 days fishing
2 people $3,270 $4,420 $2,595 $3,395 $3,370 $4,520 $2,695 $3,495
3 people * $2,870 $3,820 $2,295 $2,895 $2,970 $3,920 $2,395 $2,995
4 people ** $2,670 $3,620 $2,195 $2,695 $2,770 $3,720 $2,295 $2,795
4 x 4 *** $2,470 $3,220 $1,995 $2,395 $2,570 $3,320 $2,095 $2,495
Single $4,370 $6,120 $3,395 $4,595 $4,470 $6,220 $3,495 $4,695
BIG BOAT OFFSHORE FISHING PACKAGES 33′ “Strike” boat with tower
2 people $4,170 $5,720 $3,095 $4,095 $4,270 $5,820 $3,295 $4,295
3 people * $3,370 $4,520 $2,495 $3,295 $3,570 $4,920 $2,695 $3,495
4 people ** $3,170 $4,320 $2,295 $3,095 $3,270 $4,420 $2,495 $3,295
4 x 4 *** $2,870 $4,020 $2,095 $2,695 $2,970 $4,120 $2,295 $2,895
Single $5,670 $8,020 $4,795 $6,795 $5,770 $8,120 $4,995 $6,995

* 3 per room, 3 per boat – ** 2 per room, 4 per boat – *** 4 per room, 4 per boat

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