Caribbean Coast Fishing Trips
Without a doubt the main attraction for anglers heading to the Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is the huge tarpon that are found here. Appropriately named the ‘silver king’, these beasts average 100-120 lbs and can reach mammoth proportions of over 200 lbs!
The backwater lagoons near Tortuguero also offer a serene fishing setting as you can find machaca, mojarra, and the delicious guapote (rainbow bass). Find big snook, snapper, jacks, and kingfish in the river mouths or just few miles off shore. And, if you are looking for something different or just prefer off-shore fishing, with a quick 40 minute run you can be fishing for tuna, wahoo, dorado, and sailfish out in the Caribbean.
Costa Rica’s Caribbean Coast is one of the most popular and unique destinations in the entire country. Boasting spectacular scenery and a charming blend of several cultures, the towns and villages of the Caribbean Coast exude a charm that can be found nowhere else in Costa Rica. Here are some of the amazing Caribbean Coast fishing tours you can enjoy during your stay in this remarkable region:
One of our greatest fishing packages, Coast to Coast offers an unparalleled angling experience in some of the best fishing waters in the world. After arriving in San Jose, you’ll be transported to the luxurious Grano de Oro villa in the heart of the Costa Rican capital before embarking on your fishing adventure on the second day. You’ll begin by setting sail from Tortuguero before casting your lines around 20 miles off the coast. This is where you’ll find enormous schools of tarpon, some of which can weigh up to 200 pounds, as well as snook. This leg of the excursion lasts all day, so you’re virtually guaranteed to land a live one and return triumphantly to shore with a prize catch.
Of course, as its name implies, you won’t be limited just to Caribbean Coast fishing. On day six of this exciting tour, you’ll fly across the country to test your angling skills against powerful marlin, sailfish and yellowfin tuna amid the azure waters of the Pacific Ocean.
For those anglers who want to test themselves against tarpon then this favored target of sportfishing enthusiasts can be found in abundance on the Caribbean. Due to the vigor with which these mighty fish fight against anglers, and their inherently wary nature they are renowned in fishing lore. Despite the challenge that catching one of these fish presents, you’ll pit your wits against this elusive marine creature on a Caribbean Coast fishing tour with Tarpon of Tortuguero.
Although you’ll embark on an unforgettable journey along breathtakingly beautiful canals on your way to Tortuguero National Park on the second day of this tour, you’ll cast your lines proper on day three. Accompanied by Elvin “Primo” Gutierrez, one of Costa Rica’s most talented and experienced anglers, you’ll fish for tarpon with Primo and learn from the best as he demonstrates how to identify the ideal spots to cast lines and the techniques necessary for catching this elusive fish.
On the fourth day, you’ll set out once again to test your skills against a range of other challenging fish, including snook, snapper and even alligator gar.
Widely regarded by sportfishermen as one of the best tarpon and snook fishing lodges in the world, the Silver King lodge which is part of our Caribbean Coast fishing expedition vacation package, will exceed your every expectation.
During days two and three of this six-day tour, you’ll fish for tarpon alongside some of the most skilled anglers in Costa Rica. After a long day out on the open ocean, you’ll have the opportunity to embark on a leisurely excursion of the region’s calm rivers and smaller waterways in search of machaca and rainbow bass. However, make no mistake – these fish will put up a good fight, so even if you’re an veteran sportfishing enthusiast, you can still expect to experience a substantial challenge.
Upon returning to shore, you can enjoy a delicious meal and a relaxing evening massage at the Silver King Lodge itself, a remarkable villa located in the heart of the Barra del Colorado wildlife refuge, the second-largest rainforest preserve in Central America.