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152 N Main St.
Hiawassee, Georgia 30546

Phone: (706) 896-1403
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From $3,150
per person, double occupancy

5 days/4 nights
3 days fishing

plus airfare

 
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Sailfish, Snook and Roosters!
Crocodile Bay Lodge sits on the Osa Peninsula, adjacent to one of Costa Ricas' most beautiful beaches. Offshore and inshore fishing come together here in a phenomenal way. In the Golfo Dulce, anglers often raise a dozen sailfish a day. The 27-foot inboards make short runs to bluewater also inhabited by black, blue and striped marlin, tuna, dolphin and wahoo. Inshore, volcanic structure provides light-tackle action for roosterfish. And in the mangrove estuaries, your guide will silently pole a back-country flats boat in search of explosive 30-pound snook. This new resort features 20 air-conditioned rooms with queen-size beds and private verandahs. Amenities include open bar, elegant restaurant and a wildlife observation deck overlooking tropical gardens. Non-anglers can snorkel, kayak and explore the rainforest National Geographic calls "the most biologically intense place on earth."


Crocodile Bay Lodge

Costa Rica

FISHING PROGRAM
The southern Pacific coast of Costa Rica has earned the deserved reputation as having one of the largest populations of sailfish found anywhere in the world. Hop aboard new Rambo 27 or Strike 33 sport fishing boats for a 30-minute run to blue water to catch sailfish, blue, black and striped marlin, as well as wahoo, dolphin and tuna. If inshore fishing is more to your liking, just minutes from the lodge you can fish from flats boats in mangrove estuaries that feed the great Golfo Dulce. Flycast, spincast or troll through the nooks and crannies of this tropical backcountry paradise, where big snook and other sportfish are ready to pounce on your offerings. The volcanic shoreline offers great fishing for roosterfish, snapper, jack crevalle and other inshore species.

TRIP DURATION
5 days/4 nights
3 days fishing

PACKAGE PRICE
(2016 SEASON RATES)
Green Season: April 16-December 14,2016
5 days/4 nights/3 days fishing
Two days offshore/one day inshore
2 anglers per boat/double occupancy - $3125 per person


5 days/4 nights/3 days fishing
Two days inshore/one day offshore
2 anglers per boat/double occupancy - $2775 per person


Blue Season: December 15, 2016-April 15, 2017
5 days/4 nights/3 days fishing
Two days offshore/one day inshore
2 anglers per boat/double occupancy - $3495 per person


5 days/4 nights/3 days fishing
Two days inshore/one day offshore
2 anglers per boat/double occupancy - $3150 per person

(double occupancy) plus international airfare

DEPOSIT AMOUNT
$2000 per person. May be paid with personal check, certified check, money order or credit card. Final payments are typically due 60 days prior to departure.

TYPICAL AIRFARE
Miami, Houston and Atlanta are common U.S. gateways to San Jose, Costa Rica. Airfare to San Jose typically runs approximately $500 from a gateway city, depending on your location. Our in-house travel agency can help you make your flight arrangements. Note: airfares are subject to change and confirmed only at time of booking. Airline ticketing, refund, change and baggage restrictions may apply.

PACKAGE INCLUDES

  • All airport transfers
  • First or last night stay at hotel in San Jose per flight schedules
  • Round-trip flight from San Jose to Puerto Jimenez
  • 3 nights accommodations at Crocodile Bay Lodge
  • All meals at Crocodile Bay Lodge
  • Guided fishing (two anglers per 24' Boston Whaler)
  • Guided fishing (two to four anglers per offshore boat)
  • Fishing tackle (fly anglers may supply their own equipment if preferred) Fishing license

NOT INCLUDED
Airfare to San Jose, airport departure taxes, meals at the hotel in San Jose, alcoholic beverages at the resort (wine at dinner is included), gratuities, gifts and items of a personal nature.

OPTIONS
Room upgrades and “Big Boat Offshore Package” using 33’ Strike boat are available at extra cost pending space availability.

SEASON
Lodge's open season is: November 1st to Sep 30st.
Prime time for sailfish is between December and May.
Inshore fishing is along the volcanic shore and remains productive year-round.

AVAILABLE DATES
Now accepting reservations for current and next season. Please call us to confirm space availability or to request specific dates.

GETTING THERE
You fly to San Jose, the capital city of Costa Rica, where you will be met and transported to a San Jose hotel for overnight. Early the following morning, you will be transferred to the airport for a flight to Puerto Jimenez. Early international arrivals may be able to make same-day connections to the lodge.

CAPACITY
56 guests at lodge. 56 anglers per week

ACCOMMODATIONS
You'll stay at the recently opened Crocodile Bay Lodge, a first-class resort adjacent to some of Costa Rica's most beautiful beaches. The lodge sits on its own 44-acre tropical gardens on the Osa Peninsula. The air-conditioned rooms are spacious, with two queen-sized beds and a private deck. Other amenities include swimming pool and nice restaurant.

MEALS
Breakfast and dinner are served at the lodge. Lunch is provided aboard the fishing boats.

NON-FISHING ACTIVITIES
The lodge offers a variety of optional eco-adventure activities, including sea-kayaking, snorkeling and rainforest exploration.

SAMPLE OUTLINE ITINERARY
(Subject to revision per flight schedules. Detailed itineraries are prepared on confirmation of reservation)

Day 1: Arrive in San Jose, Costa Rica. Airport reception and transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 2: Early morning flight to Puerto Jimenez. Transfer to lodge and after breakfast start fishing for marlin, sailfish or variety of inshore and offshore species. Overnight at lodge.

Days 3-4: Full fishing days.

Day 5: Return flight to San Jose. Transfer to hotel. Afternoon at leisure for shopping and sightseeing. Overnight.

Day 6: Transfer to airport for your departure flight back to the US.

Longer stays and custom packages are available on request.

ENTRY
A valid passport required for U.S. citizens. Tourist cards are provided on your international flight to Costa Rica. Passengers assume all responsibility for obtaining valid passports.

HEALTH
No shots are required to enter Costa Rica. Be sure to bring sunscreen and insect repellent. Bring dramamine if you are prone to sea sickness. Pepto-Bismol or Immodium may help incidental traveller's diarrhea. Note: health precautions are offered here as an informational service only. See your doctor or health clinic.

LANGUAGES
Spanish. Most captains and lodge staff speak limited English.

WEATHER
Temperatures typically range from 82 to 92 degrees.

TRIP INSURANCE
We recommend you purchase trip cancellation insurance to cover any losses should you have to cancel to due to unforeseen illness or other emergency. Certain restrictions do apply. Premium rates are typically about $65 per $1,000 of coverage, and usually include some benefits for lost baggage, trip interruption, and emergency evacuation. Forms for Travel Assure may be obtained by calling our office.

PACKING
Our recommended packing list and other briefing materials will be furnished on receipt of your trip deposit and reservation form.

CAVEAT
Information in Trip Details is subject to change without notice. FishQuest is not responsible for any unintentional omissions, or erroneous information which may be provided by the local operator. See our general Terms and Conditions statement. Information contained within this website is copyrighted by FishQuest and unauthorized use of photographs, graphics or text is prohibited by law.


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