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Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 17 June 2016

First of all, I cannot thank Shane, Juan, Steve, Mark and the rest of the guys enough for the best trip I have ever been apart of. I just spent 5 days on the Island, fishing 3 whole days of action packed awesomeness. When Shane greeted us at the airport on the first day, I told him that there was...

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Reviewed 2 June 2016

If fishing Panama is on your bucket list you want to book a trip with Capt. Shane Jarvis and the Sport Fish Panama team. I recently returned from a six night (4 days of fishing) VIP package trip with my cousin Matt. We heard about Sport Fish Panama from a friend of ours who is very familiar with the various...

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Curitiba, PR
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Everything was perfect in our stay The fishing, friendship, food,equipment, And so on, Everything was excellent. Congrats to all the team! The place and accomodations were superb Lots of fish. The chef kept us very very happy. I reccomend . Strongly. Very professional!!!

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3Thank axe472
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Reviewed 16 May 2016

I just spent three days fishing with Shane and Juan with my girlfriend and another couple. The fishing was incredible and everything is was represented to be. We caught many larger tuna and some dorado. The staff at the lodge is very helpful and dinners were a sushi eaters dream. Pack your bags and go it is very well organized...

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2Thank sdm418
Sukhothai, Thailand
Reviewed 2 May 2016

Wonderful B-day fishing trip with my two brothers and good friend. Shane and his crew were gracious, friendly and extremely helpful. We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable and productive fishing trip. The highlight was the 750 lbs. plus black marlin we caught. It took 3 and half hours to land. It was unfortunate we could not revive the...

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Englewood, Florida
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Fantastic experience. Incredible isolated Island setting with all the amenities including A?C, a chef and great staff. The Boat , a 34 ft. World Cat , Captain Shane and crew Yan the best in the World. Easily the most exciting , breathtaking, fishing experience you can have. The food is excellent, the accomodations sooooo relaxing. Truly a wonderful experience.

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1Thank kona1231
Reviewed 31 March 2016

Shane and his crew truly provide a boutique fishing experience! Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge caters to small groups of anglers who appreciate great gear, accommodations, meals, and most importantly staff and guides who share the same passion for fishing as you do. I have never experienced a boat so well stocked with top notch gear for all species of...

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4Thank Mike M
CaptShaneJarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much Mike for taking the time to post the review! Hope to see you guys back sometime soon! - Shane

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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1Thank jwa3113275
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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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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 

Additional Information about Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge

Address: Isla Parida, Golfo de Chiriqui National Park, Panama
Region: Panama > Golfo de Chiriqui National Park
Price Range: €219 - €715 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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