Venku | VIP All-Inclusive Panama Fishing Package

VIP All-Inclusive Panama Fishing Package

Isla Parida, OTHER

Accommodates
1 to 18
Pet-Friendly
Kid-Friendly
Handicapped Accessible

Your Experience

The Gulf of Chiriqui’s diverse fishery is remarkable because of its unique bathymetry, dominated by undersea structure and currents. These banks and pinnacles around the various island groups, like the fishing grounds at the famed Hannibal Bank and near Isla Montuosa, are fed by the nutrient-rich waters of the Humboldt Current. This strong underwater current flows north, along the west side of South America, up into the Gulf of Chiriqui. This drives the cold, nutrient-rich water from the ocean floor up to the surface. These nutrients support abundant microscopic life, which in turn supports a chain of ever-larger baitfish which ultimately bring the larger predatory Pelagics here to hunt. It’s the perfect environment for more than 20 game fish species that we catch here. It is common to come across huge schools of boiling Yellowfin Tuna or to see Black Marlin exploding on the surface as they feed on these offshore banks. The scenic inshore fishery presents seemingly endless opportunities as well. Miles and miles of rocky coastline surround our lodge on Isla Paridas and the many island groups that are encompassed within the Gulf of Chiriqui. These spots are the perfect environment for large predators to thrive and are only a short boat ride from our island lodge.


Base Price is for 2-Day / 4-Night Package

2 person min / 18 max


VIP PACKAGE INCLUDES:

Travel:

  • 2 nights in Panama City at the Hilton Panama (double occupancy - includes awesome breakfast)
  • 4 nights All-inclusive lodging in your own private guest house here at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge
  • 3 full days of fishing on one of our 33' World Cats "T.O.P. Cat" or "Sea TOY"
  • Round Trip Air Panama flights David/Panama City
  • All Minibus Transfers while in Panama City to/from Airports/Hotel
  • VIP Service/Assistance at Tocumen Airport with Customs/Immigration/baggage by our English speaking reps
  • 'On call' Travel Agent in Panama City to help with your needs

Fishing:

  • Experienced English Speaking Captain & Mate
  • Truly top-of-the line fishing tackle, bait, and gear
  • Soft drinks, bottled water, and Cold Beer!
  • Fruits, snacks, and lunch while on board boat
  • Use of our 33' World Cat Center Console catamaran fishing boats


Lodging & Transportation:

  • Captain's greeting at David Airport
  • Transfer to your awaiting boat for ride to/from the lodge on Isla Paridas
  • Full Breakfast with fresh Panamanian fruits and coffee!
  • Scrumptious Gourmet Meals served by our personal chef
  • OPEN BAR!!! - Abuelo Rum, Tito's Vodka, Johnny Walker Black Scotch, Jack Daniel's Whiskey, Panama and Panama Light Beer, and a wide variety of South American Wines


Also Included In The Package:

  • Free Wi-Fi Internet Service
  • Free Daily Laundry Service
  • Air Conditioned Guest House equipped with HOT Water, Flat Screen TV, and Refrigerator
  • International calls to the US via Skype Phone Service
  • Spectacular View of Pacific Ocean and surrounding islands
  • A First Class Fishing Trip of a lifetime with no hassle!


THE EXPERIENCE

While here at the lodge on Isla Paridas everything is All-Inclusive. Gourmet appetizers and "over the top" meals prepared by our chef Eddie, soft drinks, bottled water, beer, and cocktails are all included! We stock Abuelo brand rum, Absolut vodka, Jack Daniel's whiskey, Johnny Walker Black scotch, 1800 tequila, Tanqueray gin, a wide selection of South American white and red wines, and cold Panama beer. If you or someone in your group have a specific food or alcohol preference just let me know and I will make sure that we accommodate you.



THE LODGE

Our remote lodge sits up overlooking the coastline of the undeveloped jungle island Isla Paridas 12 miles off the Panamanian coast. A huge white sand beach and rocky coastline are the views from our three nicely appointed private guest houses that are surrounded by the jungle canopy. We have two 3 bedroom guest houses and one 2 bedroom guest house with the capability to lodge up to 18 guests comfortably. All have spacious living areas, private bathrooms, ocean view decks, and are equipped with: A/C, hot water, WiFi Internet access, fully stocked mini bar/drink refrigerator, YETI cooler packed with beer/soda/water, and large flat screen TVs.


ACTIVITIES ON THE ISLAND

We have two beautiful large white sand beaches all within walking distance of the lodge. Both beaches can be accessed by seaside paths through the jungle that lead to our two beach bars. The bars are attended by our staff and both have very nice ocean kayaks available to use. The kayaks are great for exploring around the island here and taking trips to the many tiny islands within the park. Bring your snorkeling equipment as we have some great areas here in front of the lodge that are good for diving for lobsters, conch, or just checking out the sea life. You can also hike around from beach to beach through the numerous jungle trails. Lots of ground and area to cover here definitely a great area if you guys are into exploring nature.


THE FISHING

We have a wide variety of species inshore and offshore here in the Gulf of Chiriqui to choose from. More than 20 different game fish can be caught on any given day. We specialize in Yellowfin Tuna, Black and Blue Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Wahoo, Cubera Snapper, Dorado, Amberjack, and Roosterfish. We use only the best 'top-of-the-line' modern tackle and equipment provided by our sponsors at Mustad, Accurate Reels, Yo-Zuri, and Blackfin Rods.


If you'd like to target Marlin/Yellowfin Tuna we will fish the areas around either Isla Ladrones, Isla Montuosa, or Hannibal Bank depending on where the best activity is. Most likely it'll be around Isla Montuosa or Hannibal Bank. Both areas are basically underwater mesas where bait fish like to congregate. The fish will be where the food-source is so that's where we will fish. We mainly like to live bait for Marlin, Tuna, and other offshore species. We'll bring Blue Runners with us and use Bonito that we'll catch offshore, bridle them with large circle hooks, and slow troll them or drift them in fishy areas. If the live bait is not getting it done...we also quite often will troll plastics lures and rigged Ballyhoo. Also, quite often we will chunk dead sardines to target big Tunas as well as throw Poppers and Jigs...whatever it takes! When we turn our attention to the inshore fishing, for species like Roosterfish and Cubera Snapper, we still like to use live bait but there is also a good opportunity to cast poppers and swim baits around the many island group's rocky shorelines and submerged rocks. We use Accurate ATD-80 reels spooled with 100# test Momoi monofilament, Accurate ATD-50W reels with 80# Momoi monofilament, and Accurate ATD-12 reels spooled with Yo-Zuri 65# Super Braid line all paired with Blackfin stand up rods and SeaMount/AFTCO stand-up harnesses for Marlin and Tunas. We also have an array of brand new Accurate Dauntless and Valiant conventional reels as well as Shimano Stella, Twin Power, and Saragosa spinning outfits spooled with 65# Yo-Zuri Super Braid braided line all matched with USA made Blackfin and Japanese made Temple reef rods if you are into casting, popping, jigging with lighter tackle?


Around the lodge, here on Isla Paridas, we have some great opportunities for Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Amberjack, and many other species but we are also only a short run away from Isla Coiba, Isla Secas, Isla Ladrones, and Isla Montuosa which all have great inshore fisheries. Over a week's time your group will have many opportunities to check out different areas if you are looking for variety.


THE BOATS

- "T.O.P. Cat" a 33' World Cat center console catamaran with twin 300 hp 4 stroke Suzukis, SIMRAD system w/Radar/GPS/Sonar, outriggers, twin live-wells, Tuna tubes, fully rigged to fish. A very large stable platform with an 10' 6" foot beam for groups of up to 5 people with Captain & Mate.

- "Sea TOY" a 33' World Cat center console catamaran with twin 300 hp 4 stroke Suzukis, SIMRAD system w/Radar/GPS/Sonar, outriggers, twin live-wells, Tuna tubes, fully rigged to fish. A very large stable platform with an 10' 6" foot beam for groups of up to 5 people with Captain & Mate.

- "Cow Boy" a 32' World Cat center console catamaran with twin 300 hp 4 stroke Suzukis, SIMRAD system w/Radar/GPS/Sonar, outriggers, a live-well, Tuna tubes, fully rigged to fish. A very large stable platform with an 10' 6" foot beam for groups of up to 5 people with Captain & Mate.

- "Scandalous" a 25' SeaCraft center console with twin 140 hp 4 stroke Suzukis, GPS/Sonar unit, Tuna tubes, large live-well, fully rigged to fish. Great heavy mono-hull for parties up to 3 with Captain & Mate.


All boats are equipped with bean bags for a comfortable ride out to the fishing grounds, YETI coolers packed with ice and the day's refreshments, and all safety equipment including life jackets, first aid kits, flares, and ship-to-shore VHF radios.



What's Included

Experienced English Speaking Guide

Domestic Round-Trip Flights to/from David

2 Nights in Panama City at Hilton Panama

VIP Assistance at Tocumen Airport

VIP MInibus Transfers in Panama City

On Call Travel Agent in Panama City

Top of the Line Tackle and Gear

Yeti Cooler packed with Ice and Beverages

Bait

Luxury Private Guest House Style Lodging

Gourmet Panamanian Meals

Customizable Itinerary

Soft Drinks / Bottled Water / Beer / Cocktails

WiFi , A/C, Hot Water, Fully Stocked Mini Bar

White Sand Beaches

Ocean Kayaks

Boats

Your Host

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Ground zero to Panama's World Class offshore and inshore saltwater fishery. Our exotic upscale sport fishing lodge is located 12-miles off the southern coast of Panama, inside the isolated tropical sanctuary of Chiriqui National Marine Park, on Isla Paridas. We are unique because we are in the heart of the Gulf of Chiriqui and only miles away from the famed fishing grounds of the Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa. The nutrient rich waters here are the yearlong home to the majestic Black Marlin, powerful Yellowfin Tuna, aggressive Roosterfish, huge Cubera Snapper, and a variety of more than twenty other prized gamefish.

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Ground zero to Panama's World Class offshore and inshore saltwater fishery. Our exotic upscale sport fishing lodge is located 12-miles off the southern coast of Panama, inside the isolated tropical sanctuary of Chiriqui National Marine Park, on Isla Paridas. We are unique because we are in the heart of the Gulf of Chiriqui and only miles away from the famed fishing grounds of the Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa. The nutrient rich waters here are the yearlong home to the majestic Black Marlin, powerful Yellowfin Tuna, aggressive Roosterfish, huge Cubera Snapper, and a variety of more than twenty other prized gamefish.

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Rules & Guidelines

Panama Fishing Regulations Promoting Tourism

The fishing regulations in Panama are the strictest of all Central American countries. These laws regulating commercial fishermen ensure the future sustainability of our fishery. The Panamanian government realizes that the sport fishing tourist dollars are stronger and more important than the exporting of dead fish. Panama passed into law on August 20, 1997, Executive Decree No.33, protecting all bill fish species in the Republic of Panama. The law prohibits the killing of any bill fish including Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, White Marlin, Spearfish, Sailfish, and Swordfish. Further, it states that these fish are reserved for sport fishing only by catch and release. This Panama fishing law additionally prohibits the commercial export of any bill fish caught in Panamanian waters. The government also banned large industrial long-lining operations, and Yellowfin Tuna purse seiners. Panama’s Executive Decree 486 signed into law on Dec. 28, 2010, prohibits long line vessels of over six tons from operating within our waters. Due to this lack of heavy fishing pressure, the offshore fishing action here is legendary! We are also committed to the sustainable use and conservation of our fishery and all of the precious natural resources. We’d like it to be enjoyed for our family’s generations to come. We practice catch and release of all Bill fish, Roosterfish and only keep fish we intend to eat. The rest are released to fight another day


What Areas Do We Fish?

  • Hannibal Bank
  • Isla Ladrones
  • Isla Montuosa
  • Islas Secas
  • Isla Coiba

Our private island lodge is located 12 miles off the Pacific coast of Panama on Isla Paridas. Our centralized location, in the heart of the Gulf of Chiriquí, is one of the greatest advantages we have over the other lodges on the mainland. We are 45 minutes closer to the offshore action at all the hotspots such as Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa! Exploring the numerous island groups here in the Gulf of Chiriqui such as Isla Ladrones, Islas Secas, and Isla Coiba is very easy from our Panama fishing lodge. We also have great inshore fishing right at our doorstep here at Isla Paridas!


What is the Panama Fishing Season?

Our fishing “season” typically runs from November through August. These months typically have the calmest seas since they fall at the height of the “dry” season. This is also when the majority of bait is concentrated at the many fishing grounds in the Gulf of Chiriqui. When there is bait around…the large predators we are hunting will not be far behind! The Black Marlin, although caught here year-round, follow the bait fish and concentrate in larger numbers starting in November. Pacific sailfish that top the 100-pound mark move in to join the feeding frenzy, generally starting in December. Shortly thereafter large pods of Porpoises, with huge schools of Yellowfin Tuna, move in and invade the Gulf of Chiriqui. Tuna are also year round residents, but the peak Tuna bite occurs February through August as they work together with their friends the Porpoises, feeding on spawning baitfish, squid, and crabs. 50 to 80-pound Tunas are the norm while 100 to 200-pound plus cows are common. Dolphin or “Dorado” are encountered any day of the year. The biggest bulls are often encountered November through March, while trolling larger offerings for billfish or near floating debris. Inshore species include Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Blue/Black Trevally, African Pompano, Amberjack, and Almaco Jack. Inshore fishing is seasonal like the offshore fishing is, and is a great option for our anglers when the “bite” offshore is slow or when they are looking to specifically target inshore species.


What are our Panama Fishing Methods?

Popping, jigging, as well as live bait or dead bait. The species targeted, and what most interests our clients is really what dictates what bait, gear, tackle and method we will fish. Our boats are ready and fully equipped with all top-of-the-line tackle and gear needed for any situation. We want to make our client’s Panama fishing experience the best it can be and get them ‘hooked up’ whatever it takes.

Our preferred, and without a doubt the most productive, method of fishing in Panama is using live bait. Bridling live Blue Runners (Green Jacks), Bonitos, Skip Jacks, Little Tunnys, Sardines, and small bait sized Tunas, is the ticket to catching big fish. Whether it be Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, or Cubera Snapper a bridled live bait is like candy to these guys when fishing in Panama! Blue Runners, sometimes called Green Jacks, are our staple bait. Readily available near the lodge, we generally have Blue Runners caught and ready in our pens to fill the livewell for the next day’s fishing. Sometimes bait is scarce and/or difficult to catch around the island, so we have to go out in search of other types of bait or just go find it in different areas.


Panama Fishing FAQs


What are the Accepted Payment Method?

We accept payment by wire transfer to our Panama Bank account (a $50 bank transfer fee will be added to each wire sent). A 50% deposit is required to reserve your dates and the balance is due 60 days before your arrival.

Can We Extend our Fishing Charter While Out There?

If we have availability you can extend your trip here for as long as you’d like. Just ask Captain Shane for pricing and availability.

What if it Rains and We are Booked to Go Out?

Very rarely does it rain here all day or are the weather and sea conditions so bad that we can’t fish. If bad weather does persist on your fishing day, and we have to cancel, then we will give you a credit for that fishing day on your next trip.

Can We Bring Alcohol?

Wine, beer, and alcoholic beverages are included with all of our packages! No bar tab at the end of the trip! At our bar we stock Panamanian Abuelo brand rum, Absolute vodka, Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Johnny Walker Black scotch, 1800 tequila, Tanqueray gin, a wide selection of South American white and red wines, and cold Panama/Panama Light beer. On the boats we provide cold beer everyday as well. If you or someone in your group have a specific alcohol preference just let us know and we will make sure that we accommodate you!

How Many People Will be on the Boat Charter with Us?

Your group will have your own boat and your own private guest house. Each of our three 33′ World Cats can accommodate up to 5 anglers and our 25′ SeaCraft up to 3 anglers.

Will There be Hidden Fuel Surcharges?

No. Our packages are all-inclusive with no hidden fuel surcharges. We usually run 40+ miles offshore everyday and burning fuel is not a problem. We will run as far as it takes as we want to put our clients on the fish!

When is the Best Time to Fish in Panama?

Our season here runs November through August. We have a very diverse fishery here with over 20 different species we normally catch…It’s not uncommon to catch 10-15 different species in a trip. Although we catch all the species here year round…the best months for Yellowfin Tuna are April through August, Marlin are best November-February and July/August, Dorado are best November-March, Wahoo are November-December-June/August, and inshore species Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, and Blue Trevalle are consistent year round. Please check out our monthly fishing reports with all the photos to get a better idea. All of our monthly fishing reports and photos can be found here…http://fishpanamatoday.com/panama-fishing-report/  

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Due to our limited size, cancellations affect us greatly. Therefore, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy. Payments made for your trip are refundable for cancellations received in writing at least 150 days prior to your arrival date at SFPIL, less a $650 per person cancellation fee. If you cancel your trip for whatever reason….150 days or less prior to your arrival date all payments made on your trip are non-refundable, and are non-transferable. We highly recommend getting trip insurance through our partners at Global Rescue. For more info go to…https://ss.globalrescue.com/partner/sportfishpanama/

Do I Need any Vaccines or Other Medical Attention Before Going?

No vaccines or shots are required, or needed, to enter the country. Please consult with your Doctor if you have any further concerns.

What is the Best Time of Year to Travel?

Our season runs November through August. The entire season is a great time to travel here to our island lodge in paradise!

How Long in Advance Should I Book?

Most of our clients tend to book 6 months to a year or more in advance. If you want to secure those perfect dates then contact Capt. Shane and book as soon as possible.

What is the Transportation Like?

Once you arrive into Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY) it will be necessary to change planes and fly to the city of David. Two airlines provide jet service (no puddle jumpers) to/from Panama City and David and is about a 35 minute flight. Once you arrive to David you will be picked up in our mini bus and transfer to the boat(s) just a 5 minute ride away at the marina. At the marina you’ll load up one of our 33′ World Cats and then it is a one hour ride through the mangroves, down the estuary, and out to the lodge 12 miles offshore on Isla Paridas.

Is There a “Bad Weather” Policy?

It is rare to have to cancel a day of fishing due to weather here but If bad weather does arise and your Captain determines that it’s not safe for the trip to be taken – you will receive a credit for that day’s fishing on your NEXT booking.

Check In:

06:00 PM

Check Out:

04:00 PM

Panama Fishing Regulations Promoting Tourism

The fishing regulations in Panama are the strictest of all Central American countries. These laws regulating commercial fishermen ensure the future sustainability of our fishery. The Panamanian government realizes that the sport fishing tourist dollars are stronger and more important than the exporting of dead fish. Panama passed into law on August 20, 1997, Executive Decree No.33, protecting all bill fish species in the Republic of Panama. The law prohibits the killing of any bill fish including Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Striped Marlin, White Marlin, Spearfish, Sailfish, and Swordfish. Further, it states that these fish are reserved for sport fishing only by catch and release. This Panama fishing law additionally prohibits the commercial export of any bill fish caught in Panamanian waters. The government also banned large industrial long-lining operations, and Yellowfin Tuna purse seiners. Panama’s Executive Decree 486 signed into law on Dec. 28, 2010, prohibits long line vessels of over six tons from operating within our waters. Due to this lack of heavy fishing pressure, the offshore fishing action here is legendary! We are also committed to the sustainable use and conservation of our fishery and all of the precious natural resources. We’d like it to be enjoyed for our family’s generations to come. We practice catch and release of all Bill fish, Roosterfish and only keep fish we intend to eat. The rest are released to fight another day


What Areas Do We Fish?

  • Hannibal Bank
  • Isla Ladrones
  • Isla Montuosa
  • Islas Secas
  • Isla Coiba

Our private island lodge is located 12 miles off the Pacific coast of Panama on Isla Paridas. Our centralized location, in the heart of the Gulf of Chiriquí, is one of the greatest advantages we have over the other lodges on the mainland. We are 45 minutes closer to the offshore action at all the hotspots such as Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa! Exploring the numerous island groups here in the Gulf of Chiriqui such as Isla Ladrones, Islas Secas, and Isla Coiba is very easy from our Panama fishing lodge. We also have great inshore fishing right at our doorstep here at Isla Paridas!


What is the Panama Fishing Season?

Our fishing “season” typically runs from November through August. These months typically have the calmest seas since they fall at the height of the “dry” season. This is also when the majority of bait is concentrated at the many fishing grounds in the Gulf of Chiriqui. When there is bait around…the large predators we are hunting will not be far behind! The Black Marlin, although caught here year-round, follow the bait fish and concentrate in larger numbers starting in November. Pacific sailfish that top the 100-pound mark move in to join the feeding frenzy, generally starting in December. Shortly thereafter large pods of Porpoises, with huge schools of Yellowfin Tuna, move in and invade the Gulf of Chiriqui. Tuna are also year round residents, but the peak Tuna bite occurs February through August as they work together with their friends the Porpoises, feeding on spawning baitfish, squid, and crabs. 50 to 80-pound Tunas are the norm while 100 to 200-pound plus cows are common. Dolphin or “Dorado” are encountered any day of the year. The biggest bulls are often encountered November through March, while trolling larger offerings for billfish or near floating debris. Inshore species include Cubera Snapper, Roosterfish, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Blue/Black Trevally, African Pompano, Amberjack, and Almaco Jack. Inshore fishing is seasonal like the offshore fishing is, and is a great option for our anglers when the “bite” offshore is slow or when they are looking to specifically target inshore species.


What are our Panama Fishing Methods?

Popping, jigging, as well as live bait or dead bait. The species targeted, and what most interests our clients is really what dictates what bait, gear, tackle and method we will fish. Our boats are ready and fully equipped with all top-of-the-line tackle and gear needed for any situation. We want to make our client’s Panama fishing experience the best it can be and get them ‘hooked up’ whatever it takes.

Our preferred, and without a doubt the most productive, method of fishing in Panama is using live bait. Bridling live Blue Runners (Green Jacks), Bonitos, Skip Jacks, Little Tunnys, Sardines, and small bait sized Tunas, is the ticket to catching big fish. Whether it be Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Roosterfish, or Cubera Snapper a bridled live bait is like candy to these guys when fishing in Panama! Blue Runners, sometimes called Green Jacks, are our staple bait. Readily available near the lodge, we generally have Blue Runners caught and ready in our pens to fill the livewell for the next day’s fishing. Sometimes bait is scarce and/or difficult to catch around the island, so we have to go out in search of other types of bait or just go find it in different areas.


Panama Fishing FAQs


What are the Accepted Payment Method?

We accept payment by wire transfer to our Panama Bank account (a $50 bank transfer fee will be added to each wire sent). A 50% deposit is required to reserve your dates and the balance is due 60 days before your arrival.

Can We Extend our Fishing Charter While Out There?

If we have availability you can extend your trip here for as long as you’d like. Just ask Captain Shane for pricing and availability.

What if it Rains and We are Booked to Go Out?

Very rarely does it rain here all day or are the weather and sea conditions so bad that we can’t fish. If bad weather does persist on your fishing day, and we have to cancel, then we will give you a credit for that fishing day on your next trip.

Can We Bring Alcohol?

Wine, beer, and alcoholic beverages are included with all of our packages! No bar tab at the end of the trip! At our bar we stock Panamanian Abuelo brand rum, Absolute vodka, Jack Daniel’s whiskey, Johnny Walker Black scotch, 1800 tequila, Tanqueray gin, a wide selection of South American white and red wines, and cold Panama/Panama Light beer. On the boats we provide cold beer everyday as well. If you or someone in your group have a specific alcohol preference just let us know and we will make sure that we accommodate you!

How Many People Will be on the Boat Charter with Us?

Your group will have your own boat and your own private guest house. Each of our three 33′ World Cats can accommodate up to 5 anglers and our 25′ SeaCraft up to 3 anglers.

Will There be Hidden Fuel Surcharges?

No. Our packages are all-inclusive with no hidden fuel surcharges. We usually run 40+ miles offshore everyday and burning fuel is not a problem. We will run as far as it takes as we want to put our clients on the fish!

When is the Best Time to Fish in Panama?

Our season here runs November through August. We have a very diverse fishery here with over 20 different species we normally catch…It’s not uncommon to catch 10-15 different species in a trip. Although we catch all the species here year round…the best months for Yellowfin Tuna are April through August, Marlin are best November-February and July/August, Dorado are best November-March, Wahoo are November-December-June/August, and inshore species Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, and Blue Trevalle are consistent year round. Please check out our monthly fishing reports with all the photos to get a better idea. All of our monthly fishing reports and photos can be found here…http://fishpanamatoday.com/panama-fishing-report/  

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Due to our limited size, cancellations affect us greatly. Therefore, we adhere to a strict cancellation policy. Payments made for your trip are refundable for cancellations received in writing at least 150 days prior to your arrival date at SFPIL, less a $650 per person cancellation fee. If you cancel your trip for whatever reason….150 days or less prior to your arrival date all payments made on your trip are non-refundable, and are non-transferable. We highly recommend getting trip insurance through our partners at Global Rescue. For more info go to…https://ss.globalrescue.com/partner/sportfishpanama/

Do I Need any Vaccines or Other Medical Attention Before Going?

No vaccines or shots are required, or needed, to enter the country. Please consult with your Doctor if you have any further concerns.

What is the Best Time of Year to Travel?

Our season runs November through August. The entire season is a great time to travel here to our island lodge in paradise!

How Long in Advance Should I Book?

Most of our clients tend to book 6 months to a year or more in advance. If you want to secure those perfect dates then contact Capt. Shane and book as soon as possible.

What is the Transportation Like?

Once you arrive into Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY) it will be necessary to change planes and fly to the city of David. Two airlines provide jet service (no puddle jumpers) to/from Panama City and David and is about a 35 minute flight. Once you arrive to David you will be picked up in our mini bus and transfer to the boat(s) just a 5 minute ride away at the marina. At the marina you’ll load up one of our 33′ World Cats and then it is a one hour ride through the mangroves, down the estuary, and out to the lodge 12 miles offshore on Isla Paridas.

Is There a “Bad Weather” Policy?

It is rare to have to cancel a day of fishing due to weather here but If bad weather does arise and your Captain determines that it’s not safe for the trip to be taken – you will receive a credit for that day’s fishing on your NEXT booking.

Check In:

06:00 PM

Check Out:

04:00 PM

Additional Costs

  • 3-Day / 5-Night

    $1,676.40

    Per Person

  • 4-Day / 6-Night

    $2,431.00

    Per Person

  • 5-Day / 7-Night

    $3,905.00

    Per Person

Non-refundable Deposit

Please note that there is a 25% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 75% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.

What to Bring

  • International Airfare to Panama City
  • Weather Appropriate Fishing Attire
  • Personal Gear
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Snorkeling Equipment

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