EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED
Panama offers some of the best all around salt water fishing on the planet and provides visitors with many species of fish year round.
Paradise Lodge stands truly in a league of its own and sprawls out over twenty five acres, located on high grounds with breath-taking 360º views. If seeing is believing, when you arrive at the lodge (which really should be called a resort), you’ll instantly understand why it is called ‘Paradise’.
Fishing is great here year round. The dry season is from December to May, and in May it will start to rain, but mostly in the afternoons. We normally just get a good rain storm and it gets sunny again. September, October and the beginning of November can be a bit more rainy than the other months. In 12 years at the lodge, there has been not been one day loss of fishing due to the weather. Sometimes the offshore fishing can be rough but we can always find good fishing around the islands.
Although many clients bring a few of their own rods and reels and that is fine, they are not needed! There are all the top rods, reels and rigging needed to get the job done. We do understand that many people want to bring their own rods and lures to even do a little bit of experimenting and testing with their equipment. So if you want to put that drag on that new spinning reel to the test – bring it with you and hold on because we aim to put you on the “proving grounds”.
The lodge employs some of the best and most experienced professional captains around who have generations of local fishing experience that will be put to work for you! All of the captains and mates understand that they are fishing and working for you.
We do many types of fishing here, popping, jigging, fishing with live bait, chunk bait, slow troll live bait, troll plastics for Grouper, giant Cubera Snapper, Roosters or Amberjacks …….. The list goes on and on. We have many options with many different species of fish to try for. There are plenty of islands in the area and lots of rock structures to fish and offshore we have the famous Hannibal Bank and Montosa Island to fish for big Marlin , Tuna and Sailfish.
Day 1: Depending on flight times you may need to spend a night in a hotel in Panama City. The lodge is a five hour drive from Panama City, so if your flight gets in late or departs too early on your return, you may choose to spend a night or two in Panama City.
Day 2: TOUR STARTS - Pick-up and transfer to the lodge and get settled in.
Day 3-7: Five days fishing.
Day 8: Return back to Panama City and if needed, overnight in hotel (not included). Transfer to airport same day or next day - TOUR ENDS.
6 days fishing and 7 nights stay:
Fishing 2 per boat: USD $5600 per person
Fishing 3 per boat: USD $4350 per person
Fishing 4 per boat: USD $3670 per person
5 days fishing and 6 nights stay:
Fishing 2 per boat: USD $4900 per person
Fishing 3 per boat: USD $3870 per person
Fishing 4 per boat: USD $3270 per person
4 days fishing and 5 nights stay:
Fishing 2 per boat: USD $4115 per person
Fishing 3 per boat: USD $3290 per person
Fishing 4 per boat: USD $2780 per person
COST AS ABOVE: per angler based on double occupancy.
* Prices are stated as a guide and may be subject to currency and seasonal variations. Please enquire for exact prices for the dates you are interested in.
Included: Included in the package price is transport to and from Panama City to the lodge, all food and beverages with open bar served in our swim-up pool bar, room tax.
Not included: Transfers from Panama City Airport to hotel, any overnight stays other than included in package, medications, tips/gratuities to your Captain, mate and lodge staff, travel and health insurance, Panamanian taxes and lay days in Panama City.
Terms of Payment: 50% on reservation, 50% within 120 days of the trip start. (50% refunds on cancellations available with 120 days or more notice before the booking date. Within 120 days no deposits will be refunded).
Royal Saloon Airport service: This is a VIP service at the airport in Panama City. They will meet clients at the plane and take them to a private lounge where they can relax and have a few drinks while they get the passport and immigration paperwork done. They will also collect the luggage and take our clients to their chosen hotel. This service is @ USD $60 per person. We would also be happy to help you make this reservation.
* Fuel surcharge;
With the volatile fuel prices lately we have to make our customers aware of our new policy. We base our fuel costs in our packages at $ 4.00/gal. In the event of an increase in fuel costs over $ 4.00/gal we will notify you via email two weeks prior to your trip of any additional cost. Our centre console boats use approximately 100 gallons of fuel per day. We are sorry to have to implement this surcharge, but is the only way to keep the lodge running with top quality boats, gear and staff.
Through our travel agent partners we are able to secure excellent rates for all your international and domestic flights and travel insurance that are not included in our packages.
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The lodge has eight rooms and will hold 17 people. Many people that have come to fish at the lodge come back with their entire family on vacation for the surroundings alone and forget the fishing! But if you are here for the fishing you will be doing it in grand style and comfort with beautiful clean private air-conditioned cottages, large pool, swim-up bar, huge hot tub, SPACIOUS grounds, the list goes on and on…
Panamanian coast in the Gulf of Chiriquí
Quebrada De Piedra, Tole, Chiriqui, 32 miles East of Boca Chica
Open all year round
Inshore and Deep Sea Fishing
Dolphin, Roosterfish, Cubera Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Rainbow Runner, Wahoo, Mackerel, Yellowfin Tuna, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish and much more
Top-class Lodge with excellent Blue Ocean and Inshore Fishing
from USD $2780
5 days fishing and 6 nights stay normally
No of Days
The fishing lodge stands truly in a league of its own and sprawls out over twenty five acres, located on high grounds with breath-taking 360º views. If seeing is believing, when you arrive at the lodge (which really should be called a resort), you’ll instantly understand why it is called ‘Paradise’.
There are currently 6 centre counsel fishing boats, all with all with new twin Suzuki 175 hp 4 stroke motors
1 x 31’ Contender
4 x 27’ Contenders
1 x 26’ Bluefin
Vaccinations: If you arrive from a country other than the U.S., please check on the Yellow Fever Vaccination requirement.
Click here: http://www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/countries/panama/ for the most up-to-date information prior to your trip.
Documents Entry/Exit Requirements: Panamanian law requires that travelers present a passport valid for at least three months beyond their intended stay. Upon arrival, you will also be required to present a return trip ticket back to your home country or next destination. In addition to this, no less than $500.00 in cash or its equivalent must be presented as proof of financial solvency.
Airports & Airlines: What City do you fly into? Panama City, Republic of Panama. Copa Airlines, (COPA) the national airline of Panama, operates direct flights to Panama City, from 12 U.S. gateways: Boston, (BOS); Chicago, (ORD); Fort Lauderdale, (FLL); Las Vegas, (LAS); Los Angeles, (LAX); Miami, (MIA); New York, (JFK); New Orleans, (MSY); Orlando, (MCO); San Francisco, (SFO); Tampa, (TPA) and Washington Dulles, (IAD). Copa Airlines has a code-sharing agreement with United Airlines. Seats are a bit larger, and a free alcoholic drink is offered as part of their service.
Overnight Travel: Will you be required to stay the night in Panama City? Yes. We recommend that you stay overnight in Panama City on both the first and last night. If you do plan on flying home the same day as you leave the lodge, you must arrange for the flight to be after 6:00 p.m.
Currency: As tourists, guests will have no difficulty with the currency ‘exchange’ because there is none. Panama has adopted the U. S. dollar as their currency, though locals call the dollar a “Balboa” after the famous explorer. Credit cards are accepted at the finer hotels and restaurants in Panama City. It is also best to carry a large supply of smaller denomination bills – nothing larger than $20’s. Bills of $50 and $100 can be hard to spend or exchange throughout the country!
Language: English is considered Panama’s second language. In Panama City you can expect the people in the nicest hotels, bars and restaurants to speak English fluently. Once outside of the cities, you may find it helpful to brush up on your Spanish, as guests will be in Latin America.
Weather: Panama’s weather is tropical, with daytime temperatures averaging around 85°F - 90°F on the ocean, and only about five to 10 degrees cooler at night. December through April is the dry season, often with little or no rain. The other months of the year can be quite humid, with tropical rain showers in the afternoons, some of which can be quite strong, but usually for a short duration. Be advised to bring a sun screen with a SPF rating of at least 50 or higher, preferably SPF: 70-80 (also don’t forget lip protector)!
Safety: The people of Panama are friendly and the crime rate is low. Panama City is a large metropolis, and as in any big city, please exercise caution. In the central banking and shopping district (where you will be staying), you can feel very safe. If you go out at night, just take one of the many friendly cabs. In David, you are generally safe day and night but you should always exercise due diligence and caution when traveling in unfamiliar surroundings.
Below is a season chart to serve as a general guideline–timeline for in season species. Every year is different and the weather on any given month/year will always be a factor, but this will help if you are looking for windows of oppotunity for particular species. CLICK TO EXPAND