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Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge - Day Charters

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Boca Chica, Boca Chica 0448, Panama
+1 866-245-1492
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Best Fishing!

We had a trip of a lifetime fishing with Captain Tatin and his mate aboard the Scandalous. Fishing... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
aohmes
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"Legendary Fishing Saga"

Our trip with Captain Tatin & Mate Butch encompassed knowledge, determination, and safety to target... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
Robin P
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Professional sportfishing charters from Boca Chica, Panama. We'll pick you up at your hotel's dock. 33' World Cat the "TOP Cat" and 25' SeaCraft the "Scandalous" with Capt. Shane Jarvis Since 2005...Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge has been Panama’s exclusive private island fishing lodge on Isla Paridas and offering Professional Day Charters out of Boca Chica, Panama. Situated in the heart of the Gulf of Chiriqui, near the Costa Rican border and approximately 12-miles offshore from Boca Chica, our lodge on Isla Parida offers anglers easy access to uncrowded and unspoiled world-class fishing in a wide variety of venues. Not to mention our picturesque island setting located within Panama's Chiriqui National Marine Park with breathtaking views of tropical blue seas, 3 white sand beaches and swaying palm trees. Best of all, our well-equipped lodge lies closest in proximity to what is arguably the best blue water fishery in the world. The highly-regarded Hannibal Bank and Coiba Island, as well as some lesser known but equally as impressive locales of Isla Montuosa, Islas Secas and Isla Ladrones are all within a short reach and easily accessed. The beauty of our unique and exotic lodge is that its prime location eliminates the long boat ride to and from the offshore fishing grounds so you can spend more time catching and less time “running.” And we have an excellent inshore fishery right at our doorstep! The rides out to the fishing grounds are much more comfortable in our awesome twin engine fishing machine the "TOP Cat" a large 33' World Cat Catamaran center-console fully equipped with state-of-the-art marine electronics. We pride ourselves on our highly maintained boats, top of the line tackle & equipment, and professional English speaking crews that truly set us a notch above the rest.
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Boca Chica, Boca Chica 0448, Panama
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Reviewed 18 August 2017

We had a trip of a lifetime fishing with Captain Tatin and his mate aboard the Scandalous. Fishing was great and I caught a 55 pound Rooster Fish! Captain Tatin was so good about taking pictures for us and served us a great lunch. We...More

2  Thank aohmes
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

Our trip with Captain Tatin & Mate Butch encompassed knowledge, determination, and safety to target a large tuna on Hannibal Bank in arduous conditions. Thank you Sportfish Panama Island Lodge and Shane for working with us to reach our goals. Your crew and service was...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

Epic fishing adventure in Panama. I have fished Costa Rica and Guatemala before, but this trip is one for the history books. The most competent Captain Tatin and mate Butch never stopped. Thank you Sportfish Panama Island Lodge.

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Reviewed 3 May 2017

Capt. Shane Jarvis is the man when it comes to fishing in Panama. This was my second time fishing with Shane and once again he and his mate Juan got us on the bite. I caught my 1st ever Yellowfin Tuna which Shane estimated to...More

1  Thank Alex M
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CaptShaneJarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2017

Hey Alex, Thanks so much for taking the time to post the review! It was our pleasure fishing with you again and can't wait to see you in Novemeber. Thanks again! Capt. Shane Jarvis

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Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Just got back from another successful trip to Shane's lodge. This time was a little different than past trips. The fishing was not as stellar as other trips due to some bad winds and unusually hot water. I was however able to scratch another species...More

1  Thank jwa3113275
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

This was my first trip to Panama, I fished with Shane for three days on his Cat right before Christmas. I would be fine living on a deserted tropical island paradise with an abundance of tuna and billfish located just 35 miles offshore, however my...More

2  Thank Garrett G
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Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

I have been fishing in many different countries with many different Captains. Let me say that Shane and Juan are an amazing team. They really work well together, and we were able to get plenty of Tuna. Shane got us in front of the fish,...More

1  Thank John E
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Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Everything went as advertised and then some. It was a beautiful trip. We were out among much larger and prettier boats but let me tell you... The captain makes all the difference. Shane put us on top of fish after fish while the other boats...More

2  Thank Michael T
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CaptShaneJarvis, Owner at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge - Day Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Thanks Mike! I'm so glad you guys enjoyed the trip! Thanks so much for taking the time to post the review and I'm looking forward to fishing with you guys again soon!

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Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

This makes my 8th or 9th trip fishing with Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge. This time was a little different in the fact that Shane had a group of clients at the lodge and the tuna were going off. With the big tuna being there,...More

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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Fantastic isolated island setting. Superb accomadations including A/C, a Chef, great Staff and wi-fi The Capt. Shane, Mate Yan and TOP CAT 34 Ft World Cat are world class fishing experts. Fabulous fishing.

1  Thank kona1231
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