The stunning eco-resort of Crocodile Bay set amongst the lush Costa Rican rainforest is known around the world for several different things, but mainly the world-class big game fishing. The boats we use are fully equipped with all of the top branded fishing equipment which is free to use. You will also find large cooler boxes full of cold drinks of your choice plus a huge variety of food freshly prepared at the hotel and loaded on to the boats every day. Another reason why this destination is so popular is the huge array of eco tours on offer meaning it is very family friendly, one day you could be out fishing chasing down striking billfish and the next trekking through the amazing rainforest located a short drive away.
Crocodile Bay Eco fishing resort is situated on 44 acres of manicured tropical gardens with 28 air-conditioned rooms in Puerto Jimenez on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast. The charming and rustic town of Puerto Jimenez is only a short 10-minute walk. Here you will find some lovely art and craft shops, supermarkets and some of the finest fish restaurants around. The resort, over the years, has built a very good reputation for its friendly staff and excellent service they provide. Another reason why so many people head to this resort is for the fishing, especially for the run of Sailfish as each year multiple catches per day are very common. The reason why the fishing is so very good in this part of the Pacific Ocean is due to the upwelling caused by the offshore winds to the north and south that moves baitfish into the area and leaves a flat calm ocean perfect for a day afloat searching for your chosen species.
The fishing at Crocodile Bay is very varied and appeals to many different fishing types from fly fishermen to lure anglers. The offshore fishing offers many different options too, including trolling big Marlin lures and rigged baits for the Billfish. Whilst fishing offshore you will come across huge shoals of Tuna and Dorado which can either with lures, by fly fishing or by standard trolling.
The inshore fishing is also varied with options to throw poppers at feeding Roosters, vertical jig for big Amber Jacks and Cubera Snappers or fly fish for surface feeding species. The Billfish caught at Crocodile Bay are mainly Blue Marlin averaging around 300lb. The Sailfish average around 70lb with some going over the 100lb bracket. The Tuna you can target are mainly the Yellowfin Tuna which average between 20–50lb with the odd 100lb gracing the boats each week. Roosters average 25lb but there is always a chance of a huge one approaching the 100lb bracket, a real fish of a lifetime.
Crocodile Bays fleet of boats ranges from the 24ft centre console Boston Whalers to their luxury 33ft and 35ft tower boats. All boats are kept up to a very high standard and are equipped with the most modern fish finding equipment, VHF radios and of course, they are loaded with high-quality fishing tackle free for you to use.
On the larger boats, you will get a captain and a deckhand to ensure that you have the best experience, whilst on the Boston Whalers you will be accompanied but a captain. The Boston Whalers will require you to be a little more hands-on with setting the rods out, striking fish and sometimes even keeping the boat moving whilst your captain sorts the rods out or helps land your fish of a lifetime.
Because this is an Eco and Spa resort there are many activities. Some of these activities include the zip line canopy tour, jungle night walks, bird watching, crocodile And cayman tours and kayaking.
As you can see, a holiday to Crocodile Bay in Costa Rica isn’t just your normal fishing adventure, there is so much more on offer. For more information about this tour, contact our experienced team who will help you to plan and book the perfect fishing holiday.