Panama Fishing

Settlement, village: 
Boca Chica
Scheme how to get to the base
Transfer from the place of arrival: No
Ocean, sea: 
Company information
Accomodation and Catering

Kind of accommodation 

  • Guest house
  • The proximity to the excellent Panama fishing grounds and the remoteness of our tropical island paradise is what makes us so unique. We are located inside Panama’s Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park and part of the Paridas Archipielago, a scattering of over 25 nationally protected tropical islands, 19 coral reefs, and abundant wildlife that is 12 miles off the Pacific coast.

    A thirty minute boat ride from Boca Chica brings you to the largest island in the chain Isla Paridas. Beautiful white sand and palm tree lined beaches await your exploration as the lodge overlooks the Pacific Ocean teeming with turtles, schools of baitfish, and migrating whales. Snorkeling, beach combing, bird watching, ocean kayaking, or just hanging out at the lodge also provide endless days of activities for those not fishing.

    Even with the island location and complete isolation our offshore lodge and rooms offer all of the modern comforts: Air conditioning, hot water showers, ice machine, solar generated power, purified water, and free WiFi. The luxurious accommodations in the two bedroom guest house also include your choice of outdoor or indoor shower, queen size bed, tropical hard wood built furniture, adult size bunk beds, sofas, flat screen TV, stereo system, fans, and a small refrigerator. Laundry service available upon request.

    Cuisine is served overlooking the volcanic rocks and panoramic ocean views of the surrounding islands from our spacious patio and decks. Meals prepared by your personal chef include fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood from the island and the Golfo de Chiriqui.

    Our food includes a wonderful array of Panamanian and American dishes, homemade breads as well as a variety of appetizers and drinks. Let us know in advance and we will customize the menu to suit your needs.

    Additional information

    The Gulf of Chiriqui's diverse fishery is so remarkable because of it's unique bathymetry dominated by undersea structure and currents. These banks and pinnacles, like our 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 and drives in cold, nutrient-rich water from the ocean floor and brings it to the surface. These nutrients support abundant microscopic life, which in turn supports a chain of ever-larger baitfish which bring the larger predatory Pelagics here to hunt. It is not rare to come across huge schools of boiling Yellowfin Tuna or see Black Marlin exploding on the surface chasing bait offshore here.

    The Panamanian government has banned large long-lining operations and purse seiners from our waters. Due to this lack of heavy fishing pressure the offshore fishing action here is legendary! Propiedad de Paradise Lodge is committed to the sustainable use and conservation of our fishery and all of the precious natural resourses. We'd like it to be enjoyed for our family's generations to come. We practice catch and release of all Billfish and Roosterfish. And only keep fish we intend to eat. The rest are released to fight another day!

    Our "season" typically runs from December through June. These months typically have the calmest seas due to being the height of the "dry" season and is when the majority of bait is moving through the Gulf of Chiriqui. The Black Marlin, although caught here year-round, concentrate in larger numbers following the bait as their food source starting in December. Pacific sailfish that top the 100-pound mark move in to join the feeding frenzy starting in January. Shortly there after the large schools of Yellowfin Tuna move in and invade the Gulf of Chiriqui. Also year round residents the peak YFT bite occurs February through July. 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 as well. The biggest bulls are often encountered December through February while trolling larger offerings for billfish or near floating debris.

    Additional documents
    Help with CITES Certificate: 
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drifting
  • Seasons

    Provided equipment 

  • 33’ World Cat Center Console Catamaran
  • Twin Yamaha 225 HP 4-Stroke Outboards
  • Outriggers
  • Furuno Nav- Net with GPS
  • 25’ SeaCraft Center Console
  • Twin Suzuki 140 HP 4-Stroke Outboards
  • Garmin GPS
  • Program of a tour



    - Experienced English Speaking Captain & Mate
    - All top of the line fishing tackle, bait, and gear
    - Cold beer, soft drinks, and bottled water
    - Fruits, snacks, and lunch while on board boat
    - Use of our Center Console fishing boats the "TOP Cat" and "Scandalous"

    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 Dinner served by our chef for your culinary delight
    - Open bar! - Rum, Vodka, Wine, and Beer

    Also Included In The Package:

    - Free Wi-Fi Internet service
    - International calls to the US via Skype Phone Service
    - Flat Screen TV and Cold Drink Refrigerator in your Deluxe Air Conditioned Cabana
    - Spectacular View of Pacific Ocean and surrounding islands
    - A Fishing Experience of a lifetime with no hassle!

    Our Pricing are Per Person


    Non-package rates are available.We specialize in customized trips for scheduling concerns or the need to do something different for your group. Please let us know and we will be happy to put together a special package so you and your group have the fishing trip and experience of a lifetime here in Panama!


    The "TOP Cat" and "Scandalous" are available for Day Charters out of David and Boca Chica! Rates are $1100 to $1450 a day. We provide Lunch, Soft Drinks, Bottled Water and Cold Beer!

    Please Note:

    A fuel surcharge may be incurred if the cost of gasoline exceeds $4.00/gallon. We price our packages based on this maximum fuel cost so we can afford to offer the best available service to our anglers. Notification of additional cost will be emailed two weeks prior to your arrival. Thank you for your consideration.


    7% Sales Tax. Airfare to Panama City or David. Transfers in Panama City and hotel (unless purchased with our VIP Package)

    Tips to Captain, Mate, and Staff (generally 10-15% and best paid in cash)

    Rates subject to change without notice

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