Paradise Fishing Lodge

Paradise Fishing Lodge is located just 50 miles from the famous Hannibal Banks and a 90-minute drive from the capital city of David. This entire region is known to have some of the best saltwater sportfishing in the world. This diverse fishery is remarkable.


Fishing at Paradise Lodge

Paradise Fishing 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 in turn 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.

Fishing Facts:

Paradise Lodge Fishing Boats

Season:   The Lodge is open year-round for great fishing, with peak fishing from November through August.
Boats:  The Lodge has six center console fishing boats—a 31-foot Contender, four 27-foot Contenders, and a 26-foot Bluefin. All boats have twin Suzuki 175-HP four-stroke motors, tuna tubes, live wells, T-tops, modern electronics, and all the required safety gear.
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.
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 usually 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.

Paradise Fishing Lodge

Paradise Fishing Lodge

Paradise Fishing Lodge sits high on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean with 360-degree views.
YouTube video of Paradise Fishing Lodge.
The comfortable Lodge has eight, air-conditioned guest rooms with ocean views and accommodates up to 17 guests. Paradise Fishing Lodge 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 level of comfort and privacy, upgrade to a villa with five bedrooms and bathrooms and a private swimming pool.
Communications:  Complimentary 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, as well as beer and wine. There is an open swim-up bar at the pool.

Getting Here

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 90-minute drive to the Lodge. Both options include the ground transfer to the Lodge.


2019 USD Rates:

Double occupancy rooms
4-anglers per boat:
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$3,270.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$2,780.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$2,350.00 per person
3-anglers per boat:
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$3,870.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$3,290.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$2,750.00 per person
2-anglers per boat:
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$4,900.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$4,115.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$3,540.00 per person

Non-angler sharing room  
$150.00 per person, per night*
If a non-angler is not accompanying an angler, there is an additional $550.00 fee for the ground transfer.

Request an information packet.

Packages include:

Roundtrip ground transfers between Panama City or the city of David and the Lodge, lodging at Paradise Fishing Lodge, all meals and beverages (including an open bar) at the Lodge, guided fishing, use of sportfishing gear, Panamanian Tourism Hotel Tax at the Lodge, and 7% Panama State Tax.

Packages do not include:

Airfare, Royal Saloon VIP Airport Service (optional and $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, spinning gear and poppers if desired, Global Rescue, Signature Travel Insurance, and anything not mentioned under inclusions.
(Fuel costs up to $4.00 per gallon are included in the packages. In the event of an increase, you'll be notified two-weeks before your trip of any additional cost.)

Deposit Required:

A deposit of 50% down is due within 14 days of when the reservation is made. The remaining balance must be paid 90 days prior to the scheduled trip.

Cancellation Policy:

A refund of 50% will be provided on cancellations with notice of 120 days or more before the booking date. No refunds for cancellations made within 120 days prior to arrival. No refunds for unused portions of package or no-shows. We recommend Signature Travel Insurance package which includes trip cancellation insurance. Visit our Trip Insurance page.

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 carnivorous fish can tackle large prey.

Yellowfin tuna fishing January through May

Yellowfin Tuna Fishing

Yellowfin tuna often travel in large schools.

Paradise Fishing Lodge - YouTube Video (same link as above)

Paradise Fishing Lodge

Located on 25 acres with 360-degree breathtaking views, the Lodge was appropriately named.

Swimming Pool with territorial views

Swim-Up Bar and a Waterfall

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

Paradise Fishing Lodge

Paradise Fishing Lodge

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

Call 1-800-205-3474 for more Information:

Request Paradise Fishing Lodge Info Packet 

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For more information:


Guy Schoenborn

1-800-205-3474 ext. 1

MT Office:  406-322-5709

Email:  guy@fishingwithlarry.com

Brad Staples

1-800-205-3474 ext. 3

Cell (503) 250-0558

Email:  brad@fishingwithlarry.com