Silver King Lodge - Light Tackle - Open Year Round

Silver King Lodge is located is located in Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge, a 400,000-acre reserve, on the banks of the Rio Colorado—Costa Rica’s largest river in terms of mass flow. It's world-renowned for its tarpon fishing. Large and numerous tarpon are caught both in the Caribbean and the river itself.


Silver King Lodge Fishing

Silver King Lodge Tarpon fishing

Silver King's best tarpon fishing months are mid-March to early May and late-August thru early November. Tuna and wahoo fishing is usually excellent. Other inshore species including snook, Spanish mackerel, Jack Crevalle, cubera snapper, barracuda and triple tail are also abundant. Fish the tropical rainforest streams and lagoons for the tackle-busting guapote, plus mohara and machaca. Very experienced, English-speaking guides.
Due to the Lodge's location near the mouth of the Rio Colorado, anglers have quick access to some of the most productive tarpon waters on the Caribbean coast.

Fishing Facts:

Silver King Lodge

Boats:  The Lodge has 12 well maintained 23’ closed transom deep V-hull fiberglass boats that are fully equipped with fish finders, a 25-watt marine radio, and all necessary safety equipment. These boats are capable of crossing the river mouth in almost any conditions as well as running offshore for wahoo, tuna, and dorado. They also have four 16' aluminum Tracker skiffs set up for backwater inland fishing with foldable Bimini tops.
Gear: All spinning and casting tackle (top-notch rods, reels and stocked tackle box are provided. There is a limited supply of loaner fly tackle available on a first come, first served basis.
Fishing license:  is not included in the package and runs $25.00 for a week or $30.00 for an annual license.
A typical fishing day:  At 6:00 a.m., you’ll meet your guides at the dock for the day’s fishing. At 11:00 a.m., you’ll return for a buffet lunch and siesta. You’ll return to fishing from 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. If you plan ahead with your guide (and let management know, too), you can stay out all day and fish. Instead of lunch at the Lodge, you’ll take a packed lunch.

About Silver King Lodge

Silver King dining room

Founded in 1992, Silver King Lodge has spectacular views of the river, Rio Colorado. The Lodge has a Jacuzzi, swimming pool with eight-foot waterfall, plus Jacuzzi and sauna. Delicious Buffet-style meals. Air-conditioned, duplex-style rooms with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms with plenty of hot water. Each room has two queen-size beds, rod racks, and walk-in closets. Free daily laundry service. Open bar with beer and local liquors. The Lodge accommodates up to 24 guests. Numerous species of monkeys and birds are in the jungle near the Lodge.

Getting Here:

From San Jose, Costa Rica, you'll take a chartered 30-minute flight to the Barra airstrip. From there, a Silver King Lodge guide will take you on a five-minute boat ride up the Colorado River to the Lodge.


Barry Lockton's Trip Recap:

Silver King Lodge

Barry Lockton with monster tarpon.
"The trip was great! The food, lodging, and hospitality at Silver King Lodge were unmatched, plus, they now have Wi-Fi and free outgoing telephone calls to the U.S. The fishing was beyond incredible, exceeding all expectations. I landed around 30 Tarpon in the 90 to 200-pound range in five days on the water. The sixth day was spent touring the jungle, etc. One morning, I said “That’s it!” out of total exhaustion after having landed seven tarpon. The fish are huge and likely getting larger year-to-year due to their catch-and-release policy, along with the tremendous amount of food in the area." - Barry Lockton

2019 Rates: prices per person

6-nights and 6-days guided fishing
Two anglers per boat and room:
$4,840.00 per person
An Extra day of fishing:
$585.00 per person
Non-angler companion*
$1,900.00
One angler per boat and room:
$5,895.00 per person

3-nights and 3-days guided fishing
Two anglers per boat and room:
$3,085.00 per person
An Extra day of fishing:
$585.00 p.p. per person
Non-angler companion* $1,300.00 p.p.
One angler per boat and room:
$3,960.00 p.p.
*If space allows and non-anglers wish to accompany anglers in the boats, they’ll be asked to pay the regular fishing rate at the discretion of the Lodge.

Packages include:

Airport reception, all necessary ground transfers in Costa Rica, round-trip flight between San Jose and the Lodge, meals, open bar, wine with dinner, guided fishing, loaner rods, reels, and daily laundry service. Fuel surcharge for offshore fishing may apply.

Packages do not include:

International airfare, hotel and meals in San Jose, gratuities to guides and staff, fishing license ($25.00 for a week - subject to change), top-shelf liquor, airport departure tax (approx. $29.00), a gasoline surcharge applies for offshore fishing, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

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Silver King Lodge Photos


Barra del Colorado Wildlife Refuge

Silver King tarpon fishing

Brad Staples with jack crevalle

Silver King fishing

Monster tarpon fishing

Silver King tarpon

Barry's tarpon estimated at 250-pounds

Silver King tarpon

Costa Rica tarpon fishing

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Swimming pool with an 8-foot waterfall

Swimming pool at Silver King Lodge

Jungle waterways

Silver King jungle

Did we say large tarpon?

Silver King tarpon fishing Lodge

Silver King Lodge

Silver King Lodge

Buffet-style meals

Silver King dining

Silver King Jacuzzi and sauna

Silver King Costa Rica

Queen-size beds and ensuite bath

Silver King Lodge