Botanika Resort
Duration: 4 Nights (3 Days Fishing)
Location: Crocodile Bay Resort, Costa Rica
Price: $1,985
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3 Day Costa Rica Fishing Package Inshore/Offshore

  • 3 Day Costa Rica Fishing Package

    offshore2.jpgExperience some of the worlds best inshore and offshore fishing on Costa Rica’s South Pacific Coast. You will enjoy offshore fishing for blue, black and striped marlin, sailfish, dorado, and yellowfin tuna. Inshore fishing offers an amazing variety including the sought after roosterfish, 12 kinds of snapper (Cubera being the most popular) as well as African pompano, grouper, bluefin trevally, and others. Inshore, offshore conventional or on the fly, it’s up to you. Our experienced bilingual crew will offer you as much…or as little help as you need in making this the fishing trip of a lifetime.

    Book Now for Only $1,985 Per Person

    This price available April 16th – December 14th, 2019

    Price is Based on Two People in Double Occupancy on a 24′ Boston Whaler Outrage

    Ask about upgrading to a 33′ Strike Yacht for the ultimate fishing experience call 1-855-945-4171 to customize your dream Costa Rica fishing package.

  • Example 3 Day Fishing Itinerary

    Day 1 – Arriving at Crocodile Bay Resort

    We’ll greet you at Crocodile Bay Resort where you will have a fresh mango/rum cocktail in your hand within minutes. Welcome to paradise! Our fishing director Todd Staley will give you a brief introduction to fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort – then it’s time to settle into your room and enjoy your vacation. Depending on your custom itinerary you may be fishing your first day, or relaxing by the pool or enjoying one of our 30 tours! Tours are available for purchase at the lodge or through your travel agent.

    Day 2 – World Class Costa Rica Fishing

     Inshore/Offshore Day 1  – After a quick orientation by our fishing director and an update on recent fishing activity, you can pick your pleasure – inshore or offshore – conventional or on the fly. Our 700 foot private pier is only a five minute walk from your room and is home to Central America’s largest private fishing fleet of Boston Whalers and Strike Yacht tower boats. Our boats are outfitted with top of the line fishing gear and you will be accompanied by professional, English speaking crew (captain and mate). Daily fishing includes lunch, snacks, soft drinks, beer, gear and fishing license.

    Day 3

    Inshore/Offshore Day 2 – If your first day was spent offshore hunting for billfish, we encourage you to take a day inshore and pursue the roosterfish, snapper and the multitude of other species that can be found cruising the volcanic shoreline. Other inshore species include African pompano, Bluefin trevally and grouper. Make sure to check the daily catch boards to see where the action is!

    Day 4

    Fishing Day 3 –  Now that you’ve experienced inshore and offshore fishing, it’s up to you how to spend your third day! Staff from our fishing department will visit you each night around dinner time to see how your day was, address any concerns and to plan your next days trip. Our Boston Whalers and Strike tower boats go inshore or offshore, so spend the day doing either one or a little of both.

    Day 5

    kayakfishDeparture or Extra day –  Some anglers like to extend their trips with an extra day of inshore or offshore fishing. Additional Days may also be added for our new guided Kayak Fishing trips and shore casting (or you may enjoy a visit to our spa or explore one of  30 eco adventure tours). Anglers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Talk to one of our team members about including an extra day just in case you  just aren’t ready to call it quits.

  • Inshore and Offshore Fishing Highlights

    • Inshore or offshore, your choice
    • Fishing License Included
    • Bilingual Crew
    • Boston Whalers & Strike Towers
    • Gear and Live Bait
  • Included at Crocodile Bay Resort

    • Lodging
    • All Meals
    • Soft Drinks
    • Wine at Dinner
    • Free WiFi
    • Round trip ground transportation
      from Puerto Jimenez to Resort

    Sport Fishing Charters Include fishing boat, fishing gear, guide, fishing licenses, lunch cooler with beer & soft drinks

    Not included: Alcoholic beverages at the resort, transfer fees, domestic airline overweight seat and baggage, international airfare, meals in San Jose, Costa Rican sales tax of 13% on room rates, airport departure tax, change fees, gratuities.

    A transfer fee of $395 per person is not included in these rates and can be added to your package. The transfer fee includes inbound night stay at The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Cariari San Jose (double occupancy), round trip ground transfers between airports and hotels, & scheduled round trip domestic air transportation between San Jose and the resort.

    Payment Policy
    Deposits, cancellations & refunds:

    A deposit of $1,500 per guest is required upon booking. The balance is due 90 days prior to scheduled arrival at Crocodile Bay Resort. A refund of the deposit less a handling fee of $150 per person will be returned if written notice of cancellation is received at least 90 days prior to scheduled arrival. There will be no refund of any monies for “no shows” or cancellations received less than 90 days prior to arrivals.

    Passport: For entry into Costa Rica, U.S. citizens must present valid passports that will not expire for at least six months after arrival, and a roundtrip/outbound ticket.

    Travel/Trip insurance is strongly recommended for your protection in case of emergency; call your Agent or see our website.

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General Fishing Information

Costa Rica Fishing at Crocodile Bay Resort is world-class with catch and release bill fishing in the Pacific Ocean for sailfish, striped, blue and black marlin, dorado, tuna and wahoo.

Fishing in Costa Rica’s Golfo Dulce (Sweet Gulf) for roosterfish, cubera snapper, jack crevalle, bluefin trevally, sierra mackerel, tripletail, and grouper is excellent throughout the year.

  • Costa Rica Fishing Offshore Species

    Blue MarlinCosta Rica Blue Marlin

    The “lady in the blue dress” or blue marlin is the most common of our marlin and cruise our cobalt waters all year. They peak in November and December as well as March and April. Black Marlin are most abundant in July and August and few Striped Marlin are around at the same time.

    Costa Rica Sailfish Sailfish
    Again year round when a half dozen are common any day of the year. From November to May the numbers increase.

    Dorado Dorado

    Any day of the year, common January through may and very abundant November and December.


    Jumping Yellowfin Tuna

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    Yellowfin is the main species. The big boys, those 100 to 300 pounds can test your back any day of the year if you are lucky enough to come across a school of porpoises offshore. The big Tuna swim with them and the feed on the same baitfish. “football size tunas hang around floating debris or peak in schools in July and August and November and December. No wonder the Marlin peak at the same time.



    Wade Boggs Hooks up With a Nice Wahoo

    A Wahoo can surprise you any day of the year but are not common in this area.

  • Costa Rica Fishing Inshore Species

    Voted #1 for Roosterfish!


    Roosterfish photo courtesy Nordic Angling (Hannes Ribbner) from their visit to Crocodile Bay this past year.


    Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica the home of Crocodile Bay, is voted the #1 Roosterfish Destination in the world by Saltwater Sportsman Magazine! The species most sought after is the Roosterfish. Twenty-five to fifty pound fish are very common and we catch a couple over 50 each week. The Resort record for this fish is 106 lbs.

    Snapper Snapper

    We have a dozen different kinds of snapper with the cubera being top dog. They average about 15 to 20 lbs with the biggest to date here 63 lbs. Other bottom fish is the Broomtail Grouper as well as other groupers and the Goliath Grouper.


    Snook Fishing Acrobatics

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    Other species caught inshore include but are not limited to Barracuda, several types of Jacks, Snook, Bonito, Mackerel, African Pompano, Bluefin Trevally, Rainbow Runners, Shark, etc.

  • Blue Marlin Best match- April, November-mid January
    Striped Marlin July – September
    Black Marlin July – September
    White marlin Not available
    Sailfish Year-round, peaks January – May
    Wahoo Not prevalent, only when blue water close
    Dolphin Year-round, peaks November – January
    Tuna Year-round
    Roosterfish Year-round
    Cubera Snapper Year-round
    Snook Not many, fish of good quality


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