Went with my girlfriend in mid March 2014 and was totally blown away. Between the breathtaking views, impeccable service, and quality fishing, this place is truly paradise. I have fished with plenty of captains, and rest assured, you will not find a harder working captain and mate than Shane & Johnny. Very comfortable boat ride to the fishing grounds, and plenty of action when you get there!
After fishing hard all day, the chef on the island, Liz, always greeted us with a smile, and more importantly appetizers(nachos, fish quesadillas, sashimi). Food there was great, and we really enjoyed the after dinner conversations with Liz and Steve(island host/comedian/breakfast chef/handyman/dog whisperer).
If you're looking for great fishing and pampering, look no further. Fantastic job Shane and crew!
- 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