WHAT MAKES OUR PANAMA FISHING LODGE UNIQUE?
Upscale lodge closest to the action at Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa, and Coiba!
Truly All-Inclusive packages with no hassle!
We only host one group at a time so your group has our private island lodge all to yourselves!
Excellent inshore fishing right at our doorstep!
Meticulously maintained boats and truly top-of-the-line equipment
Much shorter runs to the fishing grounds than other mainland based lodges
Best available gear from our sponsors at AFTCO, Mustad, Shimano, Diamond Fishing Products, Pelican Products, SIMRAD, and King Sailfish Mounts.
panama fishingOur unique private island lodge has excellent inshore fishing right at our doorstep! In addition, we are the closest land based Panama Fishing Lodge to the Marlin & Tuna action at the famed Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa! The waters here are the yearlong home to Black Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, and a variety of more than twenty other prized gamefish. All of the great Panama Fishing spots here in the Gulf of Chiriqui such as: Hannibal Bank, Isla Coiba, Isla Montuosa, Isla Jicaron, Isla Jicarita, Isla Secas, and Isla Ladrones are all very close to our island lodge. The choice is yours…fish inshore near our lodge or venture out to any of the many excellent fishing spots here in the Gulf of Chiriqui!
We offer truly all-inclusive VIP Packages here at our upscale lodge for up to 12 anglers and as many days of fishing/nights on the island as you'd like. No problem arranging a customized itinerary that works for you...just let me know what else you may have in mind? Please check out all the info, pricing, and sample package/itinerary I put together for you below and let me know if you have any additional questions? I am available by phone sometime if you'd like to discuss personally?
Watch the video "Trip of a Lifetime at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge!" here...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55_mmNmK7bw
All of our recent fishing reports and photos can be found here...http://fishpanamatoday.com/panama-fishing-report/
Check out our Facebook page for daily updates and news from the island...https://www.facebook.com/panamafishing/
Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge is a private family owned and operated island lodge on Isla Paridas,12 miles off the Pacific coast of Panama in the heart of the Gulf of Chiriquí, Panama and very close to Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa, and Coiba. We are completely "off the grid" and surrounded by the jungle in the middle of a Panamanian National Park. Although remote....we have all the modern amenities such as Air Conditioning, Hot Water, and high speed Internet service here at our comfortable island lodge. Our location is just one of the advantages we have to other lodges. We are much closer to the fishing grounds being 12 miles offshore means shorter runs to Hannibal Bank and other prime spots. We cater to fishermen who are looking for remote upscale lodging/accommodations, excellent food, highly maintained fishing boats, and only the best top of the line fishing equipment.
VIP Package includes:
-2 nights in Panama City at the Hilton Panama (includes awesome breakfast)
-5 nights All-inclusive lodging here at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge
-4 full days of fishing on one of our 33' World Cats "T.O.P. Cat" or "Sea TOY"
-Round Trip Air Panama flights David/Panama City
-All Minibus Transfers while in Panama City to/from Airports/Hotel
-VIP Service/Assistance at Tocumen Airport with Customs/Immigration/baggage by our English speaking reps
2 Person VIP price $6225 per person
3 Person VIP price $4955 per person
4 Person VIP price $4590 per person
6 Person VIP price $3995 per person (also fish "Scandalous" w/Capt. & Mate)
8 Person VIP price $3795 per person (also fish "Scandalous" w/Capt. & Mate)
10 Person VIP price $3675 per person (Reserving the entire lodge and also fish "Sea TOY" and "Scandalous" w/Capt. & Mate)
12 Person VIP price $3495 per person (Reserving the entire lodge and also fish "Sea TOY" and "Scandalous" w/Capt. & Mate)
Sample VIP itinerary:
Day 1 - Arrive to Panama City's Tocumen International Airport (PTY) and receive VIP greeting at the gate by our English speaking reps. You'll receive priority status at Immigration and Customs and will be assisted by our escort to the VIP lounge where you can enjoy a drink while your luggage is being collected and sent through Customs. Then, transfer in air conditioned minibus to the brand new Hilton Panama to check in to your rooms. Enjoy the nightlife!
Day 2 - Pick up at the Hilton and transfer to the Allbrook Airport for your Air Panama flight to David. Arrive to David 40 minutes later. I'll greet you when you arrive to David Airport and we'll head to the marina (about a 10 minute ride) where the "TOP Cat" will be waiting. We'll take a one hour ride through the mangroves, down the estuary, and out to the lodge offshore on Isla Paridas. You'll then have the rest of the day to get settled in to the private guest house, check out the island/lodge, have a cold drink, relax. have dinner, and get ready for the next four days of fishing.
Day 3 - Fish
Day 4 - Fish
Day 5 - Fish
Day 6 - Fish
Day 7 - After breakfast, return to mainland in the morning for transfer back to the David Airport for your return Air Panama flight to Panama City. When you arrive to Allbrook airport you'll get picked up by minibus and transfer back to the Hilton Panama to check in to your rooms. Enjoy the nightlife!
Day 8 - Pick up at the Hilton Panama for transfer to Tocumen Airport for your flight back home.
Note: If you want to get in another day of fishing and/or just get here to the island in one day..thus avoiding the first night in Panama City. You guys would need to arrive before 1:30 pm into Panama City's Tocumen International Airport (PTY). And on the way home if you'd like to avoid the last night in Panama City....your flight back to the US needs to be late in the afternoon or evening.
All of our rates and packages can be found here.....http://fishpanamatoday.com/panama-fishing-rates-packages/
While here at the lodge on Isla Paridas everything is All-Inclusive. Gourmet appetizers and "over the top" meals prepared by our chef Lee, soft drinks, bottled water, beer, and alcohol are all included! We stock Abuelo brand rum, Absolut vodka, Jack Daniel's whiskey, Johnny Walker Black scotch, 1800 tequila, Tanqueray gin, a wide selection of South American white and red wines, and cold Panama beer. If you or someone in your group have a specific food or alcohol preference just let me know and I will make sure that we accommodate you.
Bring your laptop or pad.....we have free WiFi Internet access here on the island as well. Also daily laundry service is included.
Activities other than fishing could include....We have a few very nice Kayaks that are great for exploring around the island here and take trips to the many tiny islands within the park. We have full sets of snorkeling equipment that are good for diving for lobsters, conch, or just checking out the surrounding waters. You could hike around from beach to beach through the numerous jungle trails. Lots of ground and area to cover here definitely a great area if you guys are into exploring nature.
We have a wide variety of species inshore and offshore here in the Gulf of Chiriqui to choose from. More than 20 different gamefish can be caught on any given day. I prefer and specialize in Yellowfin Tuna, Black and Blue Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Cubera Snapper, Dorado, AmberJack, and Roosterfish.
If you'd like to target Marlin/Yellowfin Tuna we will fish the areas around either Isla Ladrones, Isla Montuosa, or Hannibal Bank depending on where the best activity is. Most likely it'll be around Isla Montuosa or Hannibal Bank. Both areas are basically underwater mesas where baitfish like to congregate. The fish will be where the foodsource is so that's where we will fish. We mainly like to live bait for Marlin, Tuna, and other offshore species. We'll bring Blue Runners with us and use Bonito that we'll catch offshore, bridle them with large circle hooks, and slow troll them or drift them in fishy areas. If the live bait is not getting it done...we also quite often will troll the plastics and rigged Ballyhoo to get the fish. Also, quite often we will chunk dead sardines to target big Tunas as well as throw Poppers and Jigs...whatever it takes! When we turn our attention to the inshore fishing, like for Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper, we still like to use live bait but there is also a good opportunity to cast poppers and swim baits around the many island group's rocky shorelines and submerged rocks. We use Accurate ATD-80W reels spooled with 100# test Momoi monofilament or Accurate ATD-50W reels with 80# Momoi monofilament all paired with Blackfin stand up rods and Aftco stand-up harnesses for Marlin and big Tunas. We also have an array of brand new Accurate Dauntless and Boss conventional reels as well as Shimano Stella and Saragossa spinning outfits spooled with 50# and 65# Mustad Wish braided line and all matching Blackfin rods if you are into lighter tackle?
Around the lodge, here on Isla Paridas, we have some great opportunities for Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Amberjack, and many other species but we are also only a short run away from Isla Coiba, Isla Secas, Isla Ladrones, and Isla Montuosa which all have great inshore fisheries. Over a week's time we will have many opportunities to check out different areas if you are looking for variety.
- "T.O.P. Cat" a 33' World Cat center console catamaran with twin 300hp 4 stroke Suzukis, SIMRAD system w/Radar/GPS/Sonar, outriggers, twin livewells, Tuna tubes, fully rigged to fish. A very large stable platform with an 10' 6" foot beam for groups of up to 5 people with Captain & Mate.
- "Sea TOY" a 33' World Cat center console catamaran with twin 300hp 4 stroke Yamahas, SIMRAD system w/Radar/GPS/Sonar, outriggers, twin livewells, Tuna tubes, fully rigged to fish. A very large stable platform with an 10' 6" foot beam for groups of up to 5 people with Captain & Mate.
- "Scandalous" a 25' SeaCraft center console with twin 140hp 4 stroke Suzukis, GPS/Sonar unit, Tuna tubes, large livewell, fully rigged to fish. Great heavy mono-hull for parties up to 3 with Captain & Mate.
All boats are equipped with bean bags for the rides out to the fishing grounds and all safety equipment including life jackets, first aid kits, flares, and ship-to-shore VHF radios.
We also offer sport fishing day charters out of nearby Boca Chica. For more pricing and info click here.... http://fishpanamatoday.com/boca-chica-fishing-charters/
A 50% deposit is required to reserve your dates and the balance is due 60 days before your arrival. We only accept payment by wire transfer to our Panama Bank account. I'll forward the payment options via email upon request.
We highly recommend and offer trip insurance through our partners at Global Rescue. For more info click here...https://ss.globalrescue.com/partner/sportfishpanama/
Let me know if you have any questions, concerns, or if you'd like to discuss by phone sometime?
Capt. Shane Jarvis