Hosted Crocodile Bay Resort | Big Game Fishing

Overview

This is a very exclusive trip based on only a few anglers plus our very own host, Paul Stevens. Paul has been big game fishing all over the world from Africa to Mauritius and has a few bill fish under his belt. If you have wanted to go big game fishing, but struggled to find other friends to travel with, then now is the perfect time to join us.

We have based the trip on the Strike 33ft big game boats for fishing offshore and in-shore, so the angler will have plenty of room and lots of chances at striking fish. These boats are fish catching machines and come equipped with everything to help you target those dream fish. The boat will have a skipper and deck hand on-board plus our guide to help you achieve your targets and of course take those all important trophy shots.

This really is the perfect trip to join, even if you have never done this style of fishing before or you are a seasoned angler, our guide and deck hands will make your dreams come true.

The fishing is divided into two main areas; inshore and offshore with a variety of fishing options such as: live bait, trolling, surface poppers, jigging, and fly-fishing. For Inshore the species most sought after is the Roosterfish. 25lb to 50lb fish are very common with fish over 50lb caught each week. Offshore, Sailfish are the main target; these fish are available year round and half a dozen are common any day.

From November to May the numbers increase and days of 12 fish or more are common. Other species available are Marlin, Tuna, Dorado, Jacks, and Amberjacks.

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Accommodation
Crocodile Bay Lodge
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Crocodile Bay resort is a destination for restoration and exploration and, of course, world-class sport fishing. It is set in 44 acres of lush tropical rainforest with some of the finest wild life on your doorstep. You simply have to stand on your own private balcony to view a huge variety of birds, butterflies and stunning tropical plants.

The friendly staff at Crocodile Bay will cater to your every need and will give you as much privacy as you desire, whilst helping you discreetly to enjoy an experience of a lifetime. You will be invited to fish from the biggest and best sport fishing fleet in south America, fishing a variety of inshore and offshore experiences for such fish as Roosters to the very popular Marlin.

The resort offers some of the finest land and water based eco tours, that you simply have to find time to add to your itinerary.

Crocodile Bay is a very small and intimate resort, where you can be as relaxed as you wish, or you can experience the thrills of lots of activities. With the resort only having 40 air-conditioned rooms, you never ever feel like you have to fight for a space.

The fantastic international and local cuisine restaurant will masterfully prepare your meal each day, whether it is fresh sushi, grilled fish or locally sourced meats, everything is guaranteed to tickle your taste buds, leaving you feel like you have had a culinary experience of a life-time.

Board: Full board
Rooms: Single & double available
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 120 Volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Restaurant
Alcohol: Chargeable
Shop: Souvenir shop
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: American Dollar
The Doubletree Cariari By Hilton
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The hotel we use in San Jose is located a short 5 minute taxi ride from the international airport and is world known for its excellent service. Located in the heart of San Jose, you will get a real feel of what Costa Rica has to offer. Hotel is surrounded by beautiful lush gardens and is within walking distance of Cariari Country Club golf course as well as one of the finest shopping centres.

The hotel offers upgrades to Suites or Executive rooms that are very stylish and modern. The standard rooms are very comfortable and homelike with archways and cool tiled floors.

The restaurant / bar at the hotel serves local and international delights. Why not unwind with a variety of national and international cocktails, whilst listening to local music? They also have an open-air pool for you to use.

Board: Bed & breakfast
Rooms: Single & double available
Telephone: In room
Internet: Free WiFi
Laundry: Chargeable
Power: 120 Volt
Air Conditioning: Throughout hotel
Meals: Restaurant
Alcohol: Chargeable
Shop: Gift Shop
Cards Accepted: Debit & credit cards
Cash Accepted: American Dollar
Species Information
Sailfish
Season: All Year
Peak: November to May
Weight: 70LB to 140LB
Average Weight: 75LB
Amberjack
Season: All Year
Peak: All Year
Weight: 10LB to 70LB
Average Weight: 30LB
Giant Trevally
Season: All Year
Peak: All Year
Weight: 10LB to 50LB
Average Weight: 20LB
Jack Crevalle
Season: All Year
Peak: All Year
Weight: 5LB to 30LB
Average Weight: 15LB
Kingfish
Season: All Year
Peak: All Year
Weight: 10LB to 30LB
Average Weight: 15LB
Roosterfish
Season: All Year
Peak: All Year
Weight: 5LB to 80LB
Average Weight: 30LB
Dorado
Season: All Year
Peak: January to May & November to December
Weight: 5LB to 70LB
Average Weight: 20LB
Blue Marlin
Season: July to April
Peak: November to December & March to April
Weight: 200LB to 400LB
Average Weight: 250LB
Yellowfin Tuna
Season: All Year
Peak: July to August & November to December
Weight: 10LB to 300LB
Average Weight: 30LB
Suggested Itinerary

The below itinerary is only a suggested one, as we have daily flights departing from the UK, therefore should you wish to extend your stay with either more fishing days or free days, the itinerary below can be tailored to suit.

DAY 1:

Depart UK (alternative routes available)
Arrive San Jose

The rest of the evening is free for you to relax.

Overnight accommodation: The Doubletree Cariari By Hilton (Single room) B/B

DAY 2: (Inshore Fishing day)

In the morning you will be picked up and taken to the internal airport where you will embark on a 45 minute flight across Costa Rica to our lodge.

After breakfast around 8 AM, you and the rest of the group will meet your captain and you will have a full day inshore fishing. Our Guide, captain and crew will be happy for you to do as much or as little of the rigging, running lines and hooking of fish as you require.

Overnight accommodation: Crocodile Bay Lodge (Single room) F/B

DAY 3: (Inshore Fishing day)

After breakfast around 7 AM, you and the rest of the group will meet your captain and you will have a full day inshore fishing. Our Guide, captain and crew will be happy for you to do as much or as little of the rigging, running lines and hooking of fish as you require.

Overnight accommodation: Crocodile Bay Lodge (Single room) F/B

DAYS 4 TO 6: (Off Shore Fishing Days)

After breakfast around 7 AM, you and the rest of the group will meet your captain and you will have a full day offshore fishing.

Our Guide, captain and crew will be happy for you to do as much or as little of the rigging, running lines and hooking of fish as you require.

Overnight accommodation: Crocodile Bay Lodge (Single room) F/B

DAY 7:

In the morning you will be picked up and returned to the small local airstrip for your return journey to San Jose. You will then be met at the airport and be transferred to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free for you to relax.

Overnight accommodation: The Doubletree Cariari By Hilton (Single room) B/B

DAY 8:

In the morning you will be picked up for a private transfer to the International Airport for your return flight back to the UK.

Depart San Jose

DAY 9:

Arrive UK

Dates & Prices
Start Date End Date Days Nights Fishing Angler Non-Angler Availability
29/11/2018 07/12/2018 9 8 5 £5,065 On Request   Hosted
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If, however, you find an identical holiday available with any other fully bonded Tour Operator at a lower price, we will match that price.

Price Notes

Prices are based on single rooms for accommodation and three anglers per boat (unless otherwise stated) and are correct at the time of going to press. Subject to time of year or date and currency fluctuations, these prices may fluctuate slightly due to flight price increases or fuel surcharge.

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What's Included & Excluded
Included
  • All international flights
  • All internal flights
  • San Jose Hotel as stated in itinerary
  • Airport Transfers
  • State of the art fishing boats
  • All big game tackle
  • Professional fishing guide
  • All accommodation as per itinerary
  • 5 days fishing
  • All meals at lodge
  • Local wine with meal
  • Soft drinks at the bar
Excluded
  • Personal holiday insurance
  • All other drinks
  • Personal items
  • Laundry service
  • Fly fishing tackle and local tips
Options

World Traveler Plus upgrades
Business Class upgrades
First Class upgrades
Single room upgrade

Tour Notes

Visa

A machine readable passport with at least 6 months before expiry is required. No visa for UK citizens required.

Note: If you’re flights to Costa Rica involve travel through the USA, you will be required before travel to complete an Electronic System Travel Authorisation (ESTA) online, which is compulsory for all USA Visa Waiver Programme (VWP) travellers before boarding an air or sea carrier to the USA.

Medical Requirements

Malaria and Typhoid

Please Note

All details of visa and medical requirements are correct at time of press however please check these requirements for changes.

Departure tax

There is a $29 USD additional departure tax payable upon leaving Costa Rica however this can change regularly.

Flight Route & Flight Time

UK – San Jose (approx 11 hours)
San Jose – Crocodile Bay Lodge (approx 45 mins)

Baggage Allowance

Your actual allowance is based on both which airline you are flying with and also what class of seat you are travelling in. Normally in economy it is 1 checked bag, Premium Economy / Business 2 checked bags, First 3 checked bags. In addition to your checked bags you are also allowed 1 cabin bag and either 1-laptop bag or ladies handbag. The actual size and weight limit for bags is dependent on the airline. We therefore recommend that once your flights are booked you check on the airlines website for the up to date allowances.

If your itinerary includes private light aircraft or helicopter flights we will advise you on your baggage and weight allowance.

Transfer Time

Local airport – Crocodile Bay Lodge (approx 5 minutes)

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