Crocodile Bay Lodge is the newest fishing and adventure tour lodge to hit Costa Rica. Situated in one of the most ecologically diverse regions in the world, no other fishing lodge can offer you these unique fishing opportunities, first class fishing accommodations, versatility of fishing boats and wide variety of eco tours.
Fishing out of Crocodile Bay Lodge is truly unique as they are the only lodge to offer 4 distinct types of fishing, the best combination of inshore and offshore fishing in the world!
Fly fishing can be done in all 4 types. Offshore Fishing, Inshore Fishing, Estuarine Fishing, Surf Fishing.
Consistent annual water temperatures between 80 and 83 degrees insure that inshore fishing along the coastline, flats boat fishing the estuaries and surf fishing is good all year.
Offshore fishing is available all year with the months of December through May being best.
Crocodile Bay Lodge will keep you fishing ‘til you drop with their selection of boats, from the 17’ flats boats to the 21’ center consoles to the 24 – 27’ offshore center consoles to the 33’ cruisers. Hop aboard our new 33 foot Strike or one of our new 24 foot Whaler Outrages (twin 150 hp outboards) for a scenic 30 minute run (half of the time necessary from other local lodges) to blue water for Sailfish, Blue, Black & Striped Marlin, Wahoo, Dorado (dolphinfish, mahi) and tuna. It is common to raise 10 to 15 Sailfish a day with over 50 on a spectacular day.
Tackle and bait on all of Crocodile Bay’s fishing adventures is always included, but feel free to bring your own gear if you’d like.They use top of the line Shimano offshore 2 speed reels, top of the line fly rods and reels, Calcutta conventional & Baitrunner spinning outfits for inshore and surf fishing equipment. They also have their own line of offshore, inshore and surf fishing lures, made on the premises. Combined with other popular brands they have the best equipped fishing available.
The lodge structures are strategically located throughout the landscaped property with the main building housing the restaurant, bar and reception. The main lodge also has a tackle and gift shop, where one can purchase inshore or offshore fishing lures (made on the premises) for souvenirs or for use at another time, as well as locally made gifts of all kinds. The pool and jacuzzi were designed utilizing our unique property characteristics including waterfalls and jungle environment. They are conveniently accessible to all guests. The lodge is staffed by friendly, English-speaking and well experienced personnel guaranteed to make your stay an exciting and unforgettable one.
After a day on the water, or returning from the thrilling adventure tour, enjoy your favorite cocktail or beverage at our open bar, take a relaxing swim, dine in our elegant air-conditioned restaurant or walk through our tropical gardens and feed our friendly crocodiles. Watch and listen for the sounds of local wildlife. At any given time you may see one of several species of monkeys or other mammals, crocodiles, lizards and other reptiles or perhaps a parrot or what is undoubtedly one of the most beautiful birds in the world, the scarlet macaw.
With such a wide variety of trips and tours available at Crocodile Bay Lodge, you are sure to live each day of your stay with us to it’s fullest!
Full Day Jungle/River Hike
Half Day Beach Exploring
Full Day Jungle/River Horseback Trip
Half Day Beach/Horseback Trip
Full Day Gold-Panning Expedition
Full Day Tiger River Tour
Half Day Rain Forest Canopy Ascent
Full Day Matapalo Tour
Corcovado National Park Tour
Golfo Dulce tour
Surfing tourKayak Trips
Mangrove Estuary Paddle
Golfo Dulce Coast
Sunset Dolphin Watch
Half Day Tiger River Tour
All day trips are 8 hours in duration from 7:30am to 3:30pm Half day trips are 4 hours in duration – twice daily – times advised at booking. All times and durations subject to change. Since meals are inclusive at the lodge, box lunches will be supplied on all day trips.
2020 / 2021 Season Rates Schedule
(All rates subject to change)
Packages & Prices: Packages at Crocodile Bay are totally customizable and we can personalize an itinerary to include as many or as few fishing days as you like. Please call or email and we will quote you a price based on your preferred package.
Crocodile Bay Lodge fishing packages include: Lodging and fishing as customized, use of fishing gear, guide, fishing license, and all meals including non-alcoholic beverages.
Not included: International airfare, first and last nights lodging at a hotel in San Jose, ground transfers between airport and hotels, roundtrip air transportation between San Jose and Crocodile Bay, alcoholic beverages, meals in San Jose, overweight seat and baggage, airport departure tax, change fees and gratuities. (See “Transfer Package” below)
Seasons: Whether you are fishing inshore in our flats boats, or along the volcanic shoreline in our inshore boats, it is excellent all year long. Fishing offshore in Outrage 240 center consoles or Strike 33’s is also available 12 months a year. In terms of pricing, low season all inclusive accommodation packages runs from April 16th – December 14th. High season rates apply December 15th – April 15th.
Please Note: For entry into Costa Rica, US citizens will need a passport, valid for 6-months past the return date and in good condition, and a round-trip/outbound airline ticket.