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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014 via mobile

Every thing is amazing the place and the serves and the boot and the people. Setting around or in the pool after all day fishing watching every pic and video and the food it is something more than i can explain. Also the serves in the air port it is very good. And thank a lot to Mr. Mark for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

We go on a Family fishing trip every year for the past 9 years. This year I brought my two sons 8 and 11. The staff was great, the fishing was great. The cooked the fish we caught every night. I would go back again. Time of our life!!!!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Everything about this trip was exceptional. You can tell when the owners really care, because it will trickle down to everyone involved. The level of Hospitality we received was world class. The on site Chef creates a dinner menu based on what you bring back!! He was also always there to whip up a side of Guacamole or Pico de... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We are two families that have had annual fishing trips for the last 17 years. We have fished in many places near and far. PBGFC was undoubtedly the most unique experience for us with great accommodations, excellent food and drink, outstanding service and some of the very best fishing we have ever experienced. We caught a 500 lbs. black marlin,... More

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Beverly Shores, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

From the moment my Father and I arrived at the club everything was first class. From the drinks that are served to you the second you arrive to the accommodations to the food. No detail left to chance. The boats and the equipment are all top of the line. Everything well maintained and clean. The captains and the mates all... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

When you hear about the fishing here, you start to wonder if it's all true. Where do I start? The Gulf of Panama is a unique environment, fed by nutrient-rich waters - so in better words, this place is AWESOME! I had the opportunity to take a friend of mine who has never set foot on Panamanian waters and the... More

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Address: Isla Boca Brava | Near Boca Chica, Isla Boca Brava, Panama
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Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Isla Boca Brava
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Panama Big Game Fishing Club Isla Boca Brava

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Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2012, 2013 and 2014 by Tripadvisor, the first and only fishing resort ever to be honoured with this award. Our upscale waterfront jungle location is abundant with wildlife. These natural wonders help make this sport fishing lodge equalled by few places left on the planet. We are able to provide dream vacations where you can fish the big game fish, relax in a tropical setting and enjoy gourmet dining. The Club is located on the Island of Boca Brava and has proximity to the famous fishing grounds of Hannibal Bank, Isla Coiba, Montuosa and many other islands dotted throughout this area. Fishing is good year round with a lot of that due to the many sea mounds and banks that bring the bottom up from a Thousand Meters to less than Forty Meters. These areas hold a lot of baitfish. Inshore and offshore fish species include: black marlin, blue marlin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo, mahi mahi, cubera snapper, rock snapper, mullet snapper, yellow snapper, rooster fish, amberjack, crevalle jack, blue jack, horse-eye jack, sierra mackerel. Our sportfishing packages are all inclusive: accommodations, fine dining, open bar, Infinity pool with swim-up bar and Spa and local air and land transfers. The resort has undergone a multi-million dollar upgrade completed in May 2012. ... more   less 
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