Paradise Fishing Lodge - Panama

World-Class Saltwater and Inshore Sportfishing

Paradise Fishing Lodge is 50 miles from the famous Hannibal Banks (one-hour and 45-minutes by boat) and a 60-minute drive from the capital city of David. The entire region is known to have some of the best saltwater sportfishing in the world.

Paradise Fishing Lodge

Fishing at Paradise Lodge

Strong underwater currents flow north along the west side of South America, up into the Gulf of Chiriquí. Cold, nutrient-rich water from the ocean floor is brought to the surface and supports abundant microscopic life, which supports baitfish. These plentiful baitfish bring thriving game fish species to the area.

Fish for giant yellowfin tuna, and record-sized black or blue marlin. On occasion, the offshore fishing can be rough. If it gets too choppy, there is always good fishing around the islands. Paradise Fishing Lodge offers anglers excellent inshore fishing for snook, 20-to 70-pound cubera snapper, pompano, huge roosterfish (15-to 80-pounds), mahi-mahi and jacks flourish here. Anglers may retain some species of snapper, jacks, snook, dorado, wahoo, or tuna for the chef to prepare for dinner.

The USS Hannibal discovered the world-famous, five-mile-long Hannibal Bank in the early 1900s. Plankton-rich currents sweep across the bank carrying an enormous food supply, attracting spectacular numbers of tuna, black marlin, and blue marlin. Hannibal Bank is 50 miles from the Lodge, a one-hour and 45-minute boat ride. The Lodge fishes Hannibal Bank upon request and at no additional charge.

A Typical Fishing Day:

Breakfast is served at 6:00 a.m. At 6:30 a.m., you’re transported by golf carts to the dock, less than a mile from the Lodge. The boats are stocked with lunch, drinks, and snacks. After fishing all day, you’ll return to the dock around 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. Appetizers are served upon your return to the Lodge. Dinner follows at 7:00 p.m.

Dark Blue 32-foot Contender

Fishing Facts

Season:   The Lodge is open year-round for great fishing, with peak fishing from November through August.
Boats:  All six of their center-console Contenders, two 32-foot and four 27-foot, were reconditioned and refurbished in 2020. Their new Contender 32 has Twin Yamaha 250HP, and the other boats have twin Suzuki 175-HP four-stroke motors. All boat have tuna tubes, live wells, T-tops, modern electronics, and required safety gear. As of 2020, the Lodge has a brand-new custom-made dock and a new bait system so anglers can purchase fresh bait and won't need to waste an hour catching it.
Guides:  Experienced and professional local captains speak enough English to be understood.
Equipment:  The Lodge provides top rods and reels. Bring your own spinning outfits and some popper lures. A detailed packing list is in our confirmation packet.
Fishing Licenses  are not required in Panama.
Garmin GPS Map and Uniden Radio

Paradise Fishing Lodge

Paradise Fishing Lodge

Paradise Fishing Lodge sits high on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean with 360-degree views.

Paradise Fishing Lodge

About the Lodge

The comfortable Lodge has eight air-conditioned guest rooms with ocean views and accommodates up to 17 guests. A brand-new generator is in place in case of power outages. Free daily laundry service.
There's a large swimming pool, a swim-up bar, a huge hot tub, and up to 25 acres of beautiful grounds to explore. For an added comfort and privacy, upgrade to a villa with five bedrooms and bathrooms and a private swimming pool.
Communications:  Free Wi-Fi is available, and cell phones work at the Lodge. The Lodge also has a phone for guests to use for free (on a reasonable basis).
Meals:  The Lodge has open-air dining overlooking the ocean. Hot, hearty breakfasts, a packed lunch on the boat, and pre-dinner appetizers such as sushi and chicken wings. Dinners include a fish entrée accompanied by a chicken, pork, or beef entrée and salad, vegetables, and dessert.
Alcohol:  an open bar is included in the package. In addition to standard non-alcoholic drinks, they have a wide variety of local and imported liquors, beer, and wine.

Swim-Up Bar and a Waterfall

Swimming Pool with territorial views

The Lodge swimming pool has ocean views, a swim-up bar, and a waterfall.

Paradise Fishing Lodge

Outdoor dining with beautiful views. All meals and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages at the Lodge are included in the package.

Getting to the Lodge:

There are two options for getting here.
1.  You can fly to Tocumen International Airport in Panama City. The Lodge is approximately a five-hour drive from the airport; this ground transfer is included in your package. Depending on your flight times, you may need to spend a night in Panama City. Many of the hotels run $70.00 - $130.00 per night. Airfare and hotel nights are not included in the package.
2.  Or, you can fly to the Enrique Malek International Airport in David, and take a 60-minute drive to the Lodge. Both options include the ground transfer to the Lodge.

2021 USD Rates:

Double occupancy rooms
7-nights at the Lodge
and 6-days guided fishing

2-anglers per boat
$6,253.00 per person
3-anglers per boat
$4,956.00 per person
4-anglers per boat
$4,323.00 per person
6-nights at the Lodge
and 5-days guided fishing

2-anglers per boat
$5,390.00 per person
3-anglers per boat
$4,334.00 per person
4-anglers per boat
$3,760.00 per person

2021 USD Rates:

5-nights at the Lodge
and 4-days guided fishing

2-anglers per boat
$4,527.00 per person
3-anglers per boat
$3,685.00 per person
4-anglers per boat
$3,197.00 per person
4-nights at the Lodge
and 3-days guided fishing

2-anglers per boat
$3,965.00 per person
3-anglers per boat
$3,163.00 per person
4-anglers per boat
$2,750.00 per person
Upgrade to 5-bedroom Villa:
Add $700.00 per night to rates above, divided amongst the group.
Non-angler sharing room
$225.00 per person, per night*
If a non-angler is not accompanying an angler, there is an additional $550.00 fee for the ground transfer.

Packages Include:

Ground transfer between Panama City or David City and Paradise Fishing Lodge, lodging at Paradise Fishing Lodge, all meals and beverages (including an open bar) at the Lodge, Wi-Fi access, guided fishing, use of sportfishing gear, daily laundry service, $60 departure tax, Panamanian Tourism Hotel Tax at the Lodge, and 7% Panama State Tax.

Packages Do Not Include:

Airfare, Royal Saloon VIP Airport Service ($60.00 per person), overnight stay in Panama City if needed; meals and beverages en route to the Lodge, gratuities to your captains, mates, and lodge staff, bait, spinning gear and poppers if desired, Global Rescue, IMG Signature Travel Insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.

Non-Angler Activities:

Relax by the pool, explore the nearby white-sand beaches, or hike the spectacular grounds. You can also arrange to go horseback riding or snorkeling. In David, tour the Museum Of History and Culture Jose De Obaldia, or shop and take in a movie at the Mall Chiriqui. About two hours from the Lodge, in the mountain town of Boquette, they have ATV tours, zip-lining, bird watching, and a coffee plantation tour.

Paradise Fishing Lodge

Mahi-mahi or Dorado, the common dolphinfish

Paradise Fishing Dolphinfish

Dorado, the Spanish name for this fish, means gold. Mahi-mahi, its Hawaiian name, means very strong. Once hooked, this beautifully-colored fish is fast and acrobatic.

Cubera snapper - Intimidating

Paradise Fishing Cubera Snapper

With their large teeth, these predatory fish can tackle large prey.

Yellowfin tuna fishing - January through May

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

Yellowfin tuna often travel in large schools.

Breathtaking Views

Paradise Fishing Lodge

Paradise Fishing Lodge sits on 25 acres with 360-degree breathtaking views.

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Fishing Travel Experts

Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709


Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558