A holiday to Crocodile Bay gives you the chance to achieve unbelievable results on this hosted big game fishing trip. Many personal best Marlin and near-record sized Roosters have been caught by anglers who have joined us on this fishing holiday. Another reason why this destination is so popular is due to its vast array of family-friendly eco-tours. One day you could be chasing down beautiful Billfish. The next trekking through the spectacular rainforest located a short drive away.
Crocodile Bay is situated on 44 acres of manicured tropical gardens, has 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 most excellent fish restaurants around. The resort, over the years, has built an outstanding reputation for its friendly staff and excellent service they provide.
Another reason why so many people head to Crocodile Bay is, of course, for fishing. Especially for the run of Sailfish. Each year multiple catches per day are very common. The reason why the fishing is 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. Creating a flat calm ocean, perfect for a day afloat searching for your chosen species.
The fishing on offer at Crocodile Bay is very varied and appeals to many different fishing types from fly fishers to lure anglers. The offshore fishing offers many different options too, including trolling big Marlin lures and rigged baits for the Billfish. While fishing offshore, you will come across vast shoals of Tuna and Dorado. They can be caught either with lures or by fly fishing and the standard trolling. Please have a read through some of our previous Crocodile Bay Fishing Reports to get a good insight into the fishing.
The inshore fishing is also varied with options to throw poppers at feeding Roosters, vertical jig for big Amber Jacks and Cubera Snappers to fly fishing for surface feeding species. The Billfish caught at the Fishing Resort are mainly Blue Marlin averaging around 300lb. The Sailfish average around 70lb with some going over the 100lb bracket. The Tuna you can target is 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.
The fleet of vessels at Crocodile Bay ranges from the 24’ centre console Boston Whalers to their luxury 33’ and 35’ 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. Visit our YouTube Channel to explore more of our Big Game fishing holidays.
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 Crocodile Bay fishing holiday in Costa Rica isn’t just your standard fishing adventure. There’s so much on offer, we’ve only touched the surface on the experience to be had here. For more information about this tour, contact our experienced team who will help you to plan and book the perfect fishing holiday. Make sure to explore all our Big Game Fishing Holidays along with all our fishing trips to Costa Rica. Finally, you can request a free brochure here which give you a detailed look into all our tours.