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Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge
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Nashua, New Hampshire
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“Great Week!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2013

Can't thank Capt Shane and the crew enough for the week we spent on Isla Parida. Really a great experience. From the time we stepped off of the plane in Panama City to the time we left Panama, we were taken care of by friendly and professional people.

The fishing was great with Capt Shane really knowing the territory. He was able to hook me up with a 200+ lb Blue Marlin that was a real treat to catch. TOP Cat was a great boat with excellent equipment and a nice stable platform to fish from. The lodge was clean, well kept and a great place to relax after a day of fishing. And the food, what can I say? Lise is an amazing cook and really listened to what we were interested in eating and set us up.

Can't say enough about this trip and would recommend booking a trip to this island paradise to anyone that asks.

Thanks a lot Shane!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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CaptShaneJarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
I'm glad you guys enjoyed the trip! You guys were a pleasure to fish with and I hope to see you down here again sometime. Thanks!
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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

Got to catch my first yellowfin with Captain Shane. Accomodations were perfect and the food was outstanding (thank you Elize). The scenery was amazing - tons of whales and dolphins along with some turtles and a couple of sea snakes too. Hoping to go back again next year.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2012

This is very, very well-pulled together experience, from making a reservation to getting dropped off at the dock in Boca Chica, Shane and his crew orchestrate all the activities masterfully. They have excellent equipment, comfortable accommodations, and they have the knowhow necessary to serve their customers whether they’re experienced or novice. The fishing is simply incomparable. Propiedad de Paradise has located itself on a spectacular island close to what could be the most productive sport fishing grounds on the planet. More, however, these folks have the expertise to make the trip fun, safe, and exciting. They’re real pros! I’d join Shane and the rest of the crew again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2012

Can't say enough nice things about this trip. Great Lodge, clean, well equipped, secluded. Fishing was great and Capt and mate were fantastic. Fishing there was like fishing in Jurassic Park. Definitely going back next year. I highly recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Asheville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We had a great time staying at Propiedad de Paradise Lodge. The fishing lodge is located off the southern coast of Panama, inside the isolated tropical sanctuary of Chiriqui National Marine Park, on Isla Paridas. From the time we landed on the beach I knew I was going to enjoy this topical paradise. Shan and his staff were a blast to be around and have a few beers with. I was initially impressed with the cleanness of the living quarters. I am in the hotel and lodging business so I am trained to look for problems. But I found none. This place is a well maintain, off the grid and a clean establishment. Steve is a great cook. So after a long day of fishing having a gourmet meal prepare for you is an extra bonus. It is nice to sit back and enjoy the sunset and have him take over the cooking responsibilities.
Although the weather was not the best, Shan did an excellent job in finding fish. We caught more than we needed and then some. He is an expert in finding fish and bringing them in. We also had time to do some whale watch. Exceptional!
I highly recommend it and money well spent.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Prattville, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

If you are looking for a place with truly world class big game fishing, this is the place, and Captain Shane is the one to book. Not only was the fishing absolutely fantastic, but the hospitality was exceptional. The lodge is breathtaking! If your wife does not fish (mine does not), it is a wonderful place to relax, read, and take in gorgeous scenery in the tropics, with all the comforts of a five star resort. I've been there three times and cannot wait to do it again.
Kim Kornegay
Prattville, Alabama

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Melbourne FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2012

I have fished all over the world. Shane and his crew are second to none. A trip you will never forget. Great food and drinks. A fishing "fantasy island" Would class fishing is less than an hour away. Shane's boat the T.O.P. Cat is a fishing machine an d you wont find a captain that has more passion for fishing. Getting there is easy through Panama City and will be even easier when the city of David starts receiving direct flights.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge
Address: Isla Parida, Golfo de Chiriqui National Park, Panama
Location: Panama > Golfo de Chiriqui National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Golfo de Chiriqui National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 

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