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Panama Big Game Fishing Club

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best experiences I have had in years. First class all the way from the initial pick up in David to the final good byes. I went for 6 days with my wife and two teenage boys. The lodge is beautiful, just as the website pictures describe. Villas are clean and comfy, freezing cold A/C, stocked mini fridge... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

PBGFC is a special place. The fishing is spectacular even in what they consider the low season. In four days of fishing Marilyn and I released two 400# +Marlin and caught dozens of Yellow Fin Tuna, the biggest of which was 100#s plus. But, the experience surpasses the fishing. The staff from the Manager, to the Chef through the Captains... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Very nicely appointed Fishing resort in the Jungle. Lovely clean and large bungalows, Beautiful setting in the Jungle with monkeys and birds passing through the resort Great pool ideal after a day out on the boat Excellent food Family Friendly A wonderful and attentive team showing flexibility and attention to Details. Will definitively return.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

One of the most memorable vacations ever, the diversity of animals, the quality of the accommodation and facilities, and something you can't plan for - new found friends. These people are incredible! Aura, Eric, Edward, ChiChi, Jose, and Martin all work so hard to make each traveler's vacation special. From the time we landed in Panama City until we departed... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

WOW Very very special , from clearing through a very busy Panama airport in 15 minutes to being welcomed by howler monkeys at the lodge ,a truly special place , eating 5 star food created by the chef Eric . Having Aura look after us and tend to everything ! I have fished all over the world and can say... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

My sweetheart and I have been planning a trip to Panama Big Game Fishing Club for the better part of a decade. We were actually island shopping for our dream boutique resort and found this place for sale. A short time later we found that it had been purchased by a gentleman from the UK, Mr. C. We continued to... More 

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St. Louis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

I hope this review truly gets across our feelings toward PBGFC, it's owner and his staff. Mr. C runs more than a fishing lodge. His Club exceeded all of our expectations and more. There is a reason that year in and year out He is acknowledged with The Award of Excellence by Tripadvisor. We were blessed that Mr. C happened... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2016

It was the excellent deep sea fishing reputation of Boca Brava that brought us to the Panama Big Game Fishing Club... but, wow! When we got there we were not expecting such fabulous ride on all accounts. The graciousness of host "Mr. C" made us feel like privileged members of the Club and everything has been catered to reflect first... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

This holiday was by far the best ever, from the moment we got there from meeting Aura the manager who is so good at her job at making you feel like your at home! The fishing was amazing, we caught big red snapper, tuna, Marlin and sailfish, the captain chi chi knows every inch of that water which is very... More 

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Forres, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

Every single thing about this trip was absolutely 5 star from arriving and meeting Auro, she is the manager and is wonderful and very sincere, the fishing was second to none, it was fantastic, catching 30lb red snapper to sail fish and marlin, every day. We stayed for 18 days and I didn't want to go home....as this felt like... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2012, 2013,2014 and 2015 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 

Additional Information about Panama Big Game Fishing Club

Address: Isla Boca Brava | Near Boca Chica, Isla Boca Brava, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Isla Boca Brava
Price Range: $62 - $660 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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