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Panama Big Game Fishing Club

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Reviewed 14 March 2016 via mobile

My sweetheart and I have been planning a trip to Panama Big Game Fishing Club for the better part of a decade. We were actually island shopping for our dream boutique resort and found this place for sale. A short time later we found that it had been purchased by a gentleman from the UK, Mr. C. We continued to...

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St. Louis
Reviewed 13 March 2016

I hope this review truly gets across our feelings toward PBGFC, it's owner and his staff. Mr. C runs more than a fishing lodge. His Club exceeded all of our expectations and more. There is a reason that year in and year out He is acknowledged with The Award of Excellence by Tripadvisor. We were blessed that Mr. C happened...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 12 March 2016

It was the excellent deep sea fishing reputation of Boca Brava that brought us to the Panama Big Game Fishing Club... but, wow! When we got there we were not expecting such fabulous ride on all accounts. The graciousness of host "Mr. C" made us feel like privileged members of the Club and everything has been catered to reflect first...

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Reviewed 6 March 2016 via mobile

This holiday was by far the best ever, from the moment we got there from meeting Aura the manager who is so good at her job at making you feel like your at home! The fishing was amazing, we caught big red snapper, tuna, Marlin and sailfish, the captain chi chi knows every inch of that water which is very...

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Forres, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2016

Every single thing about this trip was absolutely 5 star from arriving and meeting Auro, she is the manager and is wonderful and very sincere, the fishing was second to none, it was fantastic, catching 30lb red snapper to sail fish and marlin, every day. We stayed for 18 days and I didn't want to go home....as this felt like...

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Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 17 November 2015

I’ve been on a lot of fishing trips in my life Costa Rica, Mexico, Hawaii and Alaska and a few others. Panama big game fishing club (PBGFC) is in a class of their own. This club thinks of everything and continues to become better every day. It all started the day we landed in Panama City off of United airline...

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Lake Tapps, WA
Reviewed 14 October 2015

It would be difficult to compare any other fishing resort in Panama with the level of professionalism, fishing expertise and customer service that you will experience with the Panama Big Game Fishing Club. Every little safety and comfort detail on land and on sea is maintained to a high level. You want your fishing reels or other gear changed out...

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Bordeaux, France
Reviewed 10 October 2015

If you are looking for top class accommodation.......haut cuisine...........tranquillity........surrounded everywhere by nature at all times.......super personable service...........all inclusive prices in five star surroundings..........AND top class Pacific fishing for big game!! Then go there!! This was the second visit for me, the first being in 2011 when I caught my first Marlin and many other fish but this trip in September...

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Reviewed 14 July 2015

Hiya all, I have to say this place is a bit of a secret. I just spent a spectacular weekend at The Panama Big Game Fishing Lodge in Boca Chica in Chiriqui, Panama. John and his team work really hard to create the ultimate experience for the big game fisherman and the lovers of nature alike. The two aren't actually...

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Arab, Alabama
Reviewed 22 June 2015

Fishing was incredible and the staff was even better. We fished for two days and landed 1 marlin and 2 sails. The fishing was slow the second day, but the crew did everything they could. What more can you ask for!? They worked very hard and their efforts were much appreciated by our group. The accommodations were A+ and so...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Awarded a Certificate of Excellence 2012, 2013,2014 and 2015 by Tripadvisor, the first and only fishing resort ever to be honoured with this award. Our upscale waterfront jungle location is abundant with wildlife. These natural wonders help make this sport fishing lodge equalled by few places left on the planet. We are able to provide dream vacations where you can fish the big game fish, relax in a tropical setting and enjoy gourmet dining. The Club is located on the Island of Boca Brava and has proximity to the famous fishing grounds of Hannibal Bank, Isla Coiba, Montuosa and many other islands dotted throughout this area. Fishing is good year round with a lot of that due to the many sea mounds and banks that bring the bottom up from a Thousand Meters to less than Forty Meters. These areas hold a lot of baitfish. Inshore and offshore fish species include: black marlin, blue marlin, tuna, sailfish, wahoo, mahi mahi, cubera snapper, rock snapper, mullet snapper, yellow snapper, rooster fish, amberjack, crevalle jack, blue jack, horse-eye jack, sierra mackerel. Our sportfishing packages are all inclusive: accommodations, fine dining, open bar, Infinity pool with swim-up bar and Spa and local air and land transfers. The resort has undergone a multi-million dollar upgrade completed in May 2012. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Panama Big Game Fishing Club

Address: Isla Boca Brava | Near Boca Chica, Isla Boca Brava, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Isla Boca Brava
Price Range: $97 - $890 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Panama Big Game Fishing Club 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
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“Pack lightly as daily laundry service is available.”
S5578PIrobc, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Large rooms , big bath room , A/C all round”
gregvickers, 24 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are good”
bischoffontheroad, 12 Mar 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent”
net001, 25 Feb 2016 | Read review
“. Walking transports you into the super atmosphere of the place but there is transport to the top if you prefer.”
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