Silver King Lodge - Costa Rica
Legendary Tarpon Fishing
Light Tackle - Open Year Round
Silver King Lodge 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 usually excellent.
Other inshore species, including snook, Spanish mackerel, Jack Crevalle, cubera snapper, barracuda, and tripletail, are also abundant.
Fish the tropical rainforest streams and lagoons for the tackle-busting guapote, plus mojarra and machaca.
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.
Boats: The Lodge has 12 well maintained 23’ closed transom deep V-hull fiberglass boats with 150 HP Yamaha motors. Boats 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.
The Lodge also have four 16' aluminum Tracker skiffs with foldable Bimini tops that are set up to fish the rainforest streams and lagoons for guapote, snook, mojarra, and machaca.
Guides: Very experienced, English-speaking guides.
Gear: All spinning and casting tackle (top-notch rods, reels, and stocked tackle box) is 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, $25.00 for a week.
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
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 to the Lodge:
From San Jose, Costa Rica, you'll take a 35-minute charter flight to the Barra airstrip. At the landing strip, you'll be met by the guides and take a five-minute boat ride up the Colorado River to the Lodge. The charter flight from San Jose to the Lodge is included in the package.
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
2021 USD Rates
Two anglers per boat/room:
For 2021, if there is a group of six or more, they will have the lodge to themselves.
3-nights at the Lodge
and 3-days guided fishing
$2,885.00 per person
4-nights at the Lodge
and 4-days guided fishing
$3,370.00 per person
Extra days are $585.00 per person.
Many package options available.
*Prices are subject to change due to the possibility of increased charter flight rates and fuel charges.
Airport reception, all necessary ground transfers in Costa Rica, roundtrip charter 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, a gasoline surcharge applies for offshore fishing, and anything not mentioned under inclusions. Suggested tips are $100.00 per day for the guide and approx. $50.00 per day for the staff.