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's best tarpon fishing months are mid-March to early May and late-August thru early November. Tuna and wahoo fishing is normally excellent with other species available. Fish the tropical rainforest streams and lagoons for the tackle-busting guapote, plus snook, mojarra, and machaca. Very experienced, English-speaking guides.
Silver King boats
They have 23’ closed transom deep V-hull fiberglass boats with new T-tops. These are the largest, fastest and safest boats on the east coast of Costa Rica.
They are equipped with fish finders and 25-watt ship-to-shore radios. These boats are capable of crossing the river mouth in almost any conditions as well as running offshore for wahoo, tuna, and dorado.
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, you can stay out all day and fish. Instead of lunch at the lodge, you’ll take a packed lunch.
Barry Lockton's Trip Recap:
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
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.
About Silver King Lodge
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. Buffet-style meals are deemed the best in Costa Rica. Air-conditioned, duplex-style rooms with satellite TV, free Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms with plenty of hot water. Free daily laundry service. Open bar with beer and local liquors. The lodge accommodates up to 24 guests. From the lodge grounds, view numerous species of monkeys and birds in the jungle.
Prices are p.p. double occupancy, unless otherwise listed.
6-nights and 6-days guided fishing:
Non-angler companion $2,200.00
3-nights and 3-days guided fishing
add't day of fishing $485.00 p.p.
6-nights and 6-days:
Airport reception, all necessary ground transfers in Costa Rica; roundtrip 45-minute charter flight San Jose/lodge; guided fishing; use of boat, loaner rods and reels and tackle; three meals daily, accommodations at the lodge, open bar (Costa Rican beer, rum, and vodka included – call liquor $5.00 per drink), wine with dinner, and daily laundry service. Fuel surcharge for offshore fishing may apply. (Does not include hotel and meals in San Jose.)
Packages do not include:
International airfare, hotel and meals in San Jose, gratuities to guides and staff, fishing license ($25.00 for a week or $30.00 for an annual license - 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.