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Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge

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Isla Parida Boca Chica, Golfo de Chiriqui National Park Panama
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2020 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge is a boutique offshore tropical island sport fishing lodge located on Isla Parida in the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama. Fly into the city of David, in the Chiriqui Providence, travel by boat 12 miles off the Pacific coastline and you will find Isla Parida....an untouched jungle paradise that is a protected national park. Our private island lodge is inside Panama's Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park and is truly "off the grid." No roads, no concrete, just jungle and white sand beaches. Sportfishing, snorkeling, sea kayaking, hike, or just hang out on one of our deserted beaches. Sportfishing here in the Gulf of Chiriqui is legendary! Black Marlin and Yellowfin Tuna are encountered offshore at Hannibal Bank, Coiba, and Isla Montuosa all only minutes away. Inshore prey such as Cubera Snapper and Roosterfish are caught in the water right in front of the lodge! We specialize in an upscale sportfishing experience with great food, personalized service, accommodations, and highly maintained boats and equipment.
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Children's television networks
Free airport transportation
Conference facilities
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Snorkeling
Entertainment staff
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Photo copier / fax In business center
BBQ facilities
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Laundry service
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Sofa
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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English, Spanish

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Isla Parida Boca Chica, Golfo de Chiriqui National Park Panama
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Tocumen Intl Airport213 miSee all flights
Enrique Malek Airport20 miSee all flights
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robm47855 wrote a review Apr 2020
Hampton Bays, New York21 contributions6 helpful votes
Shane has a first class operation going on. The lodge was clean with great views of the water. The food prepared by Eduardo was unbelievably delicious every morning and evening. Steve the lodge manager was always there if we needed something and the the captains and mates were fun to fish with. The tuna fishing was always good. They fish hard and never stop, run and gun all day. The world cat boats were clean and comfortable. Hope to one day return and would recommend this little island of paradise to anyone.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Shane Jarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge
Responded May 16, 2020
Thanks so much for the review Rob! Thank God you guys back home before this covid situation shutdown the airports!!! We really appreciate you taking the time to post the review. It was our pleasure hosting your group from NYC! Hope to see you guys back here once this is over. - Capt. Shane
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AKFISHN wrote a review Apr 2020
Ketchikan, AK8 contributions3 helpful votes
We had a group of 9, husbands with wives and some friends. Everyone had a great time. This is a place that you have to see for yourself. The VIP package was awesome. Trip of a lifetime and we will be back!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Shane Jarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge
Responded Apr 8, 2020
It was our pleasure hosting and fishing with you guys Darrel! This review is especially appreciated coming from you guys. Being fishing lodge owners and guides yourselves.....you know exactly where we are coming from! Thanks so much to you guys for the business and hope to be fishing with you guys again soon!
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Rick C wrote a review Apr 2020
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Having fished panama in the past with a different outfitter, I was a little unsure what to expect. The pictures and Videos online looked incredible. Well, after spending 5 days at the Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge, i can say the pictures/videos online dont do it justice. The place is just incredible. The professionalism and hospitality of the captains and crew is off the charts. We chose to do some inshore fishing as well as offshore, which included casting at large pelagics. This place did not disappoint. The very first day had me playing tug a war with a 150ish pound yellowfin. The trip just got better from there. Roosters, cubera, jacks, yellowfin, all sorts of species. Just incredible. Will be back for sure.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Shane Jarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge
Responded Apr 8, 2020
Thanks for taking the time to post your review Rick! Our staff really takes pride in their work and we love to hear comments such as yours! Thank you guys for the business and we hope to see you back soon!
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KMC wrote a review Apr 2020
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Just got back from 4 days down in Panama at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge. First off, the fishing is off the charts--new boats, good english speaking captains, quality tackle and abundance of different angling opportunities. The captains were willing to put in miles and time to find the fish and never quit. Second, food was amazing. Fresh fish, appetizers, breakfast every am--just top notch for a lodge in the middle of the ocean. The lodge itself was very comfortable for our group of five guys ...we had our own casita that worked really well. Shane and his guys do a great job--cant wait to be back post corona....
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Shane Jarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge
Responded Apr 19, 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review KC! So glad to hear your comments. We are lucky to have very dedicated staff who really take pride in their jobs. The whole from Captain Juan to Chef Eddie they make sure they do whatever it takes to make our clients happy here on the island. Looking forward seeing you guys after this virus scare!
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Capt Bob wrote a review Apr 2020
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We flew into David, where were met by a very enthusiastic Capt Shane, a short ride to the marina, where we were met by 4 of the cleanest well kept boats, a nice ride to the Island, with a fully stocked cooler!. We pulled up to the beach, a short walk up the path to our accomadations, wow are they awesome, clean, air conditioning running, fully stocked refrigerator. I won't bore you with all of the meals we ate, but will tell you that eveything we ate was absolutley top notch fantastic. This place is run like a well oiled machine, Steve, the guy that gets things done, is a great atribute to the facility and will make sure you have all you need for your stay. When you hear the term Tuna Frenzy, they are not kidding, the porpoise the birds and the tuna were crazy, Capt Shane never slowed down, worked his tail off for the entire day. day two and three we fished with Capt Jonnie, huge tuna, and lots of them. Day four, back with Shane, we wanted to fish inshore to see what we coud find, it started with us catching bonita, then onto a favorite spot of Shanes, the whack was on! we boated Cuberra, Rooster fish, and Jacks, what an amazing day, we were very happy that we wrapped our fishing up with a day like that. This trip was by far the best adventure/ vacation I have ever experienced, Shane was fantastic, the entire operation was first class, and I would reccomend anyone that is considering fishing Panama to please give Shane and the Island a try.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Shane Jarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge
Responded Apr 5, 2020
Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review! It's really good to hear the appreciation you have for our employees. The majority of our staff has been with us for years. Their attention to detail and the pride they take in their work really shows . And they are one of the biggest reasons for our success! We are very lucky to have all of them! Hope to see you guys back again soon!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Does Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Golfo de Chiriqui National Park.
Are any cleaning services offered at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.