Silver King Lodge is 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. You can occasionally find tarpon in these waters and upriver on the Rio Colorado.
The area is home to the largest tarpon in the world, “Silver Kings”, which can grow up to 6’ in length and weigh 60-300 pounds. The world record is 281 pounds! All 12 custom-designed 23-foot V-hull boats are updated with dual fighting chairs, “T” tops, marine radios, and fish finders.
Silver King offers clean, air-conditioned spacious rooms in a traditional Lodge setting that includes all meals, beverages, domestic beer and liquors, and daily laundry service. Cool off in the swimming pool, relax in the sauna or screened-in Jacuzzi, or enjoy a massage after the day’s fishing.
The Lodge provides conventional tackle for saltwater and light spinning tackle for freshwater species. Although they have a few fly rods, we recommend bringing yours. 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. You'll need a passport that is valid for the duration of your stay and either a round-trip ticket or proof of onward travel to another country 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.
Rates are per person based on shared room/boat.
Included: Ground transfers in San Jose, roundtrip domestic flights, accommodations at lodge, three meals daily, guided fishing, fishing gear.