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Panama Big Game Fishing Club

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Isla Boca Brava | Near Boca Chica, Isla Boca Brava, Panama
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Panama Big Game Fishing Club
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    5 of 5 stars
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England, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Panama Big Game Fishing Club in March our 1st trip there. The lodge , cabins and facilities are first class, staff are excellent and very attentive. Boats and fishing gear are top of the range. Boat crews are very experienced and know their fishing grounds.me We are looking forward to a return trip early next year. A big... More 

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Arab, Alabama
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Fishing was incredible and the staff was even better. We fished for two days and landed 1 marlin and 2 sails. The fishing was slow the second day, but the crew did everything they could. What more can you ask for!? They worked very hard and their efforts were much appreciated by our group. The accommodations were A+ and so... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Day 1. Most of the day was pretty slow. Around midday we each pulled in a Mullet Snapper. Very cool, I never caught a snapper before. Late in the afternoon I pulled in a 160 Lb. Tuna. Awesome! Once I had him in the boat and pictures were taken it was 2:30. Captain informed us, via the mate that we... More 

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Lefkosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

We visited the lodge early December. The place is well looked after.People are friendly and they will do anything just to keep you happy John Pearce the manager is a terrific person and keeps the lodge ticking like a clock .Offshore fishing was slow as it was beginning of the season .Inshore fishing was more than what we expected .My... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 via mobile

I booked a trip with Panama Big Game Fishing after trying other fishing camps in Panama as it looked like it was wife friendly as well as good fishing. My wife loved the facility and the fishing was fantastic. Starting with a very energetic and experienced manager Jon, with a great staff and chef, our stay couldn't have been any... More 

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Sterling, Virginia
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I visited PBGFL in January 2015 and was met on the city side by Aura, a wonderful woman with terrific personality and great knowledge of the city and history of Panama. When we got to David we were met by Alex the "unofficial Mayor of David" awesome guy who has great sense of humor and clearly perfect for the hospitality... More 

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Stockbridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We last went to Panama Big Game Fishing Lodge in 2007. Since then we have fished in several other Central American countries as well as the famous fishing lodge everyone talks about in Panama!…. In our opinion, nothing else matches Panama Big Game Fishing Lodge, so we returned in August 2014. The fishing was still as good and the lodge... More 

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Sydney
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I am a Blue Water Boats and Sportfishing subscriber and when I saw the advertisement to fish this part of the world, I jumped like a Marlin at the opportunity. From the owner, Mark Victor Chapman, to the manager Victor, to the Captains, and deckhands, like Hollywood, Kenny, Antonio and it i left any body out I am sorry. These... More 

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I've just spent 6 nights and 5 days fishing at the Panama Big Game Fishing Club. It's the most amazing resort and has won last 3 years "Trip Advisor" awards for boutique resorts, and I can understand why... I can't really fault any of their facilities or their staff. Deckies "Hollywood" and "Kenny" are brilliant in their trade and hilarious... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I travel many places around the globe to go saltwater fishing,and on my recent trip to Panama big game fishing club,the experience was just truly fantastic.The staff at the resort are just magnificent,there is no task to big for them to tackle,the crews on the boats are just brilliant,friendly and very professional,and know how to catch fish.The staff based at... More 

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