Details for Fish Hook Marina and Lodge

Fish Hook Marina and Lodge

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Average rating 4.3 stars from 7 reviews

Address Km. 2, Carretera Principal
Golfito 60701


After hours contact

001 506 8777-1008

Facility type

Marina - YES
Club - NO
Fuel - NO
Repair - NO
Municipal - NO
Other - NO

VHF channel



Email contact

Owner, manager

Chris Tucciarone/Cindy Boulanger



Jose Saenz

Payments acceptedCredit cards - YES
Checks - YES

Payment info

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discovery, and Dinners Club are accepted. Also accept a wire transfer.

Payment discounts

Discounts are determined on an individual basis.

Operation (seasonal or year-round)
Year round

Additional info:






Tide & current additional info

Very protected area.


Approach: 18
Transient dockage: Unknown
Fuel dock: Unknown

Other depth info:

Dock typesWood - NO
Concrete - NO
Floating - YES
Fixed - NO
T/Alongside - YES
Other - NO

Additional info:

Size restrictionsLOA max: 180
Beam max: Unknown

Other info: There is a special T-head that can hold boats up to 180 feet.


Transient: 18
Total: 22
Transient price: $2.00/ft (2016-09-29)

Other price info: Standard slip prices start at $2.00 per foot and go up to $3.00 depending on the size of the boat.


Transient: Unknown
Total: Unknown
Transient price: Unknown

Other price info: Achor out: $15.00 a day.
Buoy: $20.00 a day.
Dock: From $2.50/day or $25/month

AC power30 amp - YES
50 amp - YES
100 amp - YES

Additional info: 100 amp service on the T-head.

Pricing info:

Cable TV (and pricing)

Phone hookup (and pricing)

Water (and pricing)

Yes - $50.00 a month. Included in the daily rate.

Dinghy access


Liveaboard info



Fuel brand:

Gas priceUnknown

Other price info: Public gas pier is 800 meters away.

Diesel priceUnknown

Other price info: Public gas pier is 800 meters away.


Pets welcomeYes

Other pet info: Pets friendly marina. Pets are allowed on a leash in the restaurant at the tables on the side.

Disability access


Launch service


Pump out





Yes - Trash and recycle bins are on the premise.




Yes - Separate men's and women's and handicap bathrooms.




Yes - There are 3 main grocery stores in town. Several local business proviide various fruit, vegetable, and meats, as well. For specific products or provision services contact the marina office.



Yes - Restaurant offers American and local cuisine. Open from 6 am to 10 pm.


Yes - Full-liquor bar, specialty drinks, and Happy Hour Specials.

Hotels or motels

Yes - 6 oversize American Standard hotel rooms complete with WiFi, refrigerators, microwave, and hot water. They offer the only king-size beds in town.

Repair capabilities

Yes - Contact the office for a list of reputable local repair services.

Haul out capabilities

Storage facilities


Fishing supplies

Chartering capabilities

Yes - They are home to several charter boats that offer a variety of options.

Internet access


Boat ramp availability


Yes - They have a boat that provides water services. There are also several local and national transport options depending on your needs.

Other services

Travel Arrangements
Group Activities
Paperwork Processing


There is offshore and inshore fishing. Other interests are mountain hike, waterfall rappelling, horseback riding, canyoning, jungle trek, rainforest adventure, zip lining, snorkeling, whale watching, beach, scuba diving, botanical gardens, etc.

Reviews for Fish Hook Marina and Lodge
Best Stop in Costa Rica and probably Central America, 2017-08-05
Captain: , New York, NY (82)

I searched around looking for a good, safe spot to leave the boat for a month. Well that month turned into three and I could not have left the boat in better hands.
Jose, the Dock Master, took the time, without me asking, to send me pictures of my two bilges. He consciencessly checked the boat almost every day to make sure it had power and myu battery chargers were working etc.
I don't think I have ever had such devoted care.

Then, when I had some work to do, he found the people to get it done quickly and best yet, inexpensively.

You simply can't go wrong by stopping here for a day or a month.

Also turns out the food int he resturant is some of the best in town. The hamburgers are the best I've eaten outside New York City. That's the best in the world.

Very Friendly place, 2016-09-30
Captain: , Puerto Armuelles (10)

At my arrived to the place gave me a very peaceful feeling, the staff are awesome super helpful whatever you need they make the best they can do to help you. The rest good atmosphere to chill out drink some beers and have good food, i didn't use the rooms but they look very nice. Well this place offers you the best

Updated Facility & New Staff, 2016-09-29
Captain: , Golfito (69)

The marina is beautiful. The docks are clean. The new dockmaster greated us and gave us a quick overview of the updated facilities. The office staff got us registered right away. The food was amazing. I had the fish tacos and my mate had the wings. I would recommend this place to anyone going to Golfito

Capt Dscarty was right on, 2015-06-19
Captain: , Long Beach (50)

I just want to add. I had been advised by other cruisers to check in and out of country here to save another customs stop. Bad idea. The only downside of this bay was the lack of fuel. I had to stop at Quepos for fuel and was told buy the lady at the marina office they had just held a boat and crew for 5 days for getting their exit zarpa and then coming in for fuel. I should have gone streight to Nicaragua. They are very cruiser friendly.

OK marina in an iffy town, 2014-03-13
Captain: , Newport, RI (10275)

The marina is in OK shape as are the docks. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We had to use a second 50' power cord to reach a working power box. Note that it only had 50A, so we had to use a 50-30A adapter. Other slips had 30A outlets.

We went to the Super Mercado via taxi ($1200C) as it was too far to walk. I certainly wouldn't want to have to provision here...

We ate at Banana Bay and had a good meal which was reasonably priced. We also ate at a Chineese restaurant a few blocks to the NW of the marina and 1 block off the main street was completely unmemorable. One sauce for everything and translating Chineese dishes into Spanish and then English doesn't help the menu descriptions. The ice cream store next to it was good. While we walked around it at night in a big group, I wouldn't want to walk too far from the marina by ourselves.

Nice facitlity with upgraded docks, 2013-06-09
Captain: , Juneau, AK (288)

We spent a week here, and had a great time. Docks are new and in good shape. They will negotiate on rates, especially if you wish an extended stay. Bruce (onsite) can assist with all Zarpe and checkin/out processes for a small fee. Most staff speak English. The marina is within walking distance of two grocery stores, a small marine supply (mostly fishing stuff) and several hardware and auto supply shops.
If you need to provision, you will save a bundle by making arrangements to run to the Panamanian border town (where everyone local shops). Bruce or the marina manager can hook you up with a ride or you can hop on one of the frequent busses.
They have a BBQ up in the resturaunt that you are welcome to use, but the food was good and beer cold. Like much of Costa Rica, prices are higher than other central American countries, but not unreasonable.
Within walking distance is the local "Gringo Bar," Lattitude 8, that draws most of the resident Ex-Pats and cruisers alike.
Town has one fuel dock and fuel is on the expensive side but clean.
Rates for docking are reasonable, but electricity is expensive. Ask about some of their options, as we paid a daily rate that included all the electricity we could use. Water is clean and potable. We would stay here again, but allow more time to visit the nearby bottanical gardens and the Animal rescue park.

Fish Hook Marine URL update, 2009-08-08
Captain: , New Port Richey, Fl (231)

The website is now at:
We haven't been to this facility but the pictures make it look like an improvement over what was there in 2005.
Golfito can be steamy with jungle down to the water but interesting.
There are old trains and lifting cranes sitting around from the previous banana trade here.

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