Silver King Lodge is located in a lush tropical environment on the banks of the Rio Colorado at the most northeastern point of Costa Rica and borders a 400,000 acre nature reserve. In addition to tarpon, the area has several tranquil lagoons and major rivers offering light-tackle action for calba (fat snook), guapote (rainbow bass), machaca (voracious feeder), and the exotically colored mojarra. Tarpon are occasionally found in these waters and upriver on the Rio Colorado.
Home to the largest tarpon in the world, “Silver Kings” can grow up to 6’ in length and weigh 60-300 lbs. The world record is 281 lbs! All 12 custom-designed 23-ft V-hull boats are updated with dual fighting chairs, “T” tops, marine radios and fish finders.
Clean, air-conditioned spacious rooms in a traditional lodge setting that includes all meals, beverages, domestic beer and liquors, and daily laundry service. Guests can cool off in the swimming pool, relax in the sauna or screened in Jacuzzi or enjoy a massage after a day’s fishing.
Conventional tackle for saltwater and light spinning tackle for freshwater species is provided. Although they have a few fly rods, we recommend bringing your own. Guides have fully stocked tackle boxes with lures, jigs and limited flies. Rapalas and bait are used in the river and river mouth.
There are no set arrival or departure days. Packages include ground transfers and the roundtrip scheduled or charter flight from San José. Your passport must be valid for the duration of your stay and either a round-trip ticket or proof of onward travel to another country is needed for entry into Costa Rica. If arriving from certain countries in South America and Sub-Saharan Africa, you must present evidence of a valid yellow fever vaccination prior to entry.
Per person, 2 per room/boat*: 6 days-$4,540, 4 days-$3,570, 3 days-$3,085 Inquire for single rates. Fishing license is payable onsite ($25 pp). *Custom built 23-ft V-hull boat, 125-hp Yamaha outboard. If needed, we will make hotel reservations in San José, payable directly upon check out.
Tarpon > 40” Fork Length
Do not remove them from the water. This causes too much damage and stress, and decreases their chances of survival.
Minimize the time you handle the fish next to the boat before release.
Tarpon < 40” Fork Length
Minimize handling, since this can remove protective slime from the fish.
If you handle a fish, use clean wet ...