Tropic Star Lodge

There have been more I.G.F.A. records broken in Pinas Bay than anywhere else in the world!

Tropic Star Lodge is a veritable paradise cut out of the jungle on the edge of Panama’s Pacific coast.

The accommodations are comfortable air-conditioned cabins with private baths. After fishing, relax around the pool or veranda with a cool tropical drink and appetizers, then finish your day with a sumptuous five course dinner. The cabins and dining room offer a spectacular view of the bay.

The season starts in mid December and runs through July. Whether you come early to fish for monster blacks and blues or later in the season for sailfish, your highest expectations will be met at Tropic Star Lodge.

About the Lodge :

The original owner’s home is known as El Palacio, or the Palace. It is reached by cable car, or for those looking for exercise, there are 122 steps up the mountainside! The Palace has three bedrooms with private baths, and can sleep six. It has a sunken living room and outside terrace, both with a beautiful panoramic view of the Bay and surrounding mountains.

The spacious cabins and rooms are air-conditioned, with a beautiful view of Piñas Bay. Each room has twin beds and private bath/dressing room areas. A king-size bed can be requested. The cabins have surrounding porches with chairs.The Lodge has a fresh water swimming pool and bar.

A jungle trail has been cut across to La Playa Blanca, where you may enjoy swimming, sunning, and shelling on the beautiful white sand beach. This trail is over a small mountain and takes thirty to forty minutes to hike there. In order to really enjoy this walk you should be in very good physical shape! Kayaks are also available to enjoy the bay and Piñas river on your own. A jungle river trip to bargain with the “indigenous” Indian tribes is a fascinating experience, which can also be arranged. However, this trip can only be made during certain tides.

There are mainly two seasons: dry and wet. The dry season runs from January through April – the temperature is generally 80 to 85 degrees F, cooler in the evenings, and it almost never rains the whole day. May through December the temperature is a little cooler and afternoon thunderstorms can be expected from higher humidity.

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Getting There :

In order to connect with your scheduled charter flight, which departs Panama City each Saturday for TROPIC STAR LODGE, you must arrive in Panama City, Republic of Panama, the Friday before the flight. We recommend that you stay in the WESTIN CAESAR PARK or the BRISTOL HOTEL.

Several major US carriers service Panama City from major US markets. Continental, Delta Air Lines, and American Airlines. The flight on Delta operates from Atlanta, GA.; Continental operates flights from Houston, TX; Newark, NJ; and American Airlines has several daily flights out of Miami, FL.

Vessels :

Bertram sportfishing cruisers hunt the fish-rich waters of Pinas for black, blue and striped marlin and pacific sailfish.

Packages :

7 night, 6 day packages
December – March $6,295.00 per person 3 per boat

7 night, 6 day packages
April – September $5,295.00 per person 3 per boat

5 night, 4 day packages
April, May June $2,920.00 per person 3 per boat

5 night, 4 day packages
March, July, August, September  $4,295.00 per person 3 per boat

  • Prices Vary with number of anglers onboard.
  • Half week trips are available in December and April – September

What is included:

  • Charter flight from Panama City (departs Saturdays)
  • Accommodations
  • 3 meals daily (4 course dinner with wine)
  • daily fishing aboard a 31′ Bertram Sportfisher

Contact Fishabout for Availability and Booking.

Call Toll Free (888) 409-2008