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Almaty
Reviewed 27 March 2016 via mobile

The combination of Capitan Shane, his crew and an abundance of big hard fighting pelagic beasts make a first rate sports fishing charter. The boats are in top notch condition. The rods, reels and tackle are sufficient to enable any encounter from casting poppers, bait fishing & slow trolling livies to handling a wide spread of plastics and the mandatory...

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CaptShaneJarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge, responded to this review

Hey Darryl, Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review here on Trip Advisor! Looking forward to hosting/fishing with you guys again soon! - Shane

Florence, South Carolina
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Headed down to Shanes place for another wonderful fishing experience. This time I was able to get a group of guys to follow me down and see why I am hooked on SFPIL. Chased tuna for 3 days and ate like kings. You have got to go see for yourself.

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Reviewed 29 February 2016

All aspects of Shane's operation are first class - the boat, food, location and the variety of fishing offered. Shane is one of the best charter captains I have fished with. Very easy going and extremely flexible with regards to the plans for the day. His mate Juan, was the best mate I have encountered in all of my international...

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Salisbury, Maryland
Reviewed 26 February 2016

After our arrival and stay at the Hard Rock Hotel I was struck with just how cosmopolitan Panama City really was! After a long days travel to get there, our crew was treated like dignitaries from the airport to our stay at the Hotel. Our connections were seamless all the way to David. The cruise to our island paradise was...

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Thank 1949charlie
Pasadena, Maryland
Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

We returned to Shane's lodge again this year to fish 4 days.We caught snapper,jacks,rainbow runners, sailfish, and 3 big Marlin.This is a "Must Do Trip" ! Shane is a Top Notch Captain, he goes out of his way to make sure you catch fish.The staff on the boat and on the Island make this Island Paradise incredible.If your spending time...

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CaptShaneJarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to post the review Greg! It was our pleasure to host you guys again and we had a good time as well!!!

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Our trip out on the Gulf of Chiriqui was not only memorable but action packed. Capt. Shane worked around the unusually warm water conditions and put us on Pacific Sails and Dorado. Not only was the fishing exciting but the food and boat conditions were exceptional! I can't wait to head out again with this world class crew!

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CaptShaneJarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Brooke for taking the time to post the review! It was my pleasure to host you guys and hope to see you back here again soon? Let's see how you do on a big Yellowfin Tuna or Marlin?!?! LOLOLOLOL!!!

Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Capt. Shane and the Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge crew provided excellent accommodations from the moment we stepped off the plane till our departure. Capt. Shane worked hard to find us fish despite the warm waters. The island and the lodge also provide a relaxing get away when not fishing.

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Boston
Reviewed 7 December 2015

Me and two of my buddies descended upon the Gulf of Chiriqui over the week of Thanksgiving. Shane & crew did a nice job making sure we had fun, and were comfortable. Rambo & Lucy (the island dogs) were also well behaved. The food was really good, and one memorable moment was an authentic American thanksgiving meal specially prepared for...

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Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

Our trip to Isla Parida could not have been better! Incredible fishing, beautiful scenery, great food and exceptional accommodations in a truly tropical setting. After a full day of fishing (mostly catching!), being able to take a hot shower and then relax in the AC with appetizers and a cocktail was PARADISE. Thank you Capt Shane and crew for the...

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CaptShaneJarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge, responded to this review

Hey Steve it was our pleasure to host you guys! I'm so glad the fishing was good for your trip as you guys are a class act! Hope to see you guys back again sometime!

Reviewed 27 November 2015 via mobile

What a trip! Shane and his crew provided us with an awesome week of fishing, eating, and all around good times. The fishing was fantastic - crushed the Mahi (see below) and got into a ton of other fish. Then, after a long day of fishing, apps and drinks are ready and waiting when you get back. True paradise.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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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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Address: Isla Parida, Golfo de Chiriqui National Park, Panama
Region: Panama > Golfo de Chiriqui National Park
Price Range: €230 - €751 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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