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Salisbury, Maryland
Reviewed 27 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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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 19 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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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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Florence, South Carolina
Reviewed 19 November 2015

I could go on for days trying to describe Shane's lodge but I will attempt to condense it into a single page. I arrived at the airport in David and was greeted by Steve in the terminal to help with my luggage then escorted to Shane's brand new van for his guest to be transported to the marina in. I've...

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Panama Province, Panama
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Our experience with Capt. Shane and his staff was great. We were picked up in Boca Chica and taken to the lodge by boat. It took about 35 min. When we got to the island, Beebob brought us ashore and Steve took us to the cabin. While we were at the cabin we were offered cocktails, beer, soda and water....

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to post your review David! It was our pleasure to fish/host you guys and I'm looking forward to seeing to guys back again this coming week. Hopefully we will get lucky! See you soon. - Shane

Reviewed 2 October 2015 via mobile

My husband Ross and I just spent three days fishing with Capt. Shane, mate Juan, chef Mark, Steve and Beebob (!) Fishing onboard T.O.P. Cat is certainly top notch, a very comfortable ride in any conditions. Ross was there to catch Roosterfish, and caught Roosters, Wahoo, Snappers and a Tuna. Very happy camper! The food was awesome and accommodations very...

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

Thanks so much for taking the time to post the review Nora! It was our pleasure to host/fish with you and Ross. Looking forward to seeing you guys back with Ross' son this next year! - Shane

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Breakfast included
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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: $344 - $1,125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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