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Tropic star lodge, piñas bay

Tropic Star Lodge is a world-renowned fishing resort located in Piñas Bay, Panama. The luxury lodge is carved into the hillside of the Darien Jungle and can only be reached by boat or charter plane.  The remote Pacific location provides amazing fishing and onshore jungle opportunities for guests. Anglers looking to catch billfish;  especially Black Marlin, Blue Marlin and Sailfish, are in for an amazing bucket list fishing experience. People from around the world visit Tropic Star to fulfill their fishing dreams and experience the Darien Rainforest. 

Fishing the legendary waters off Piñas Bay, Panama is an adventure of a lifetime for all anglers. Fulfill your fishing fantasy! Tropic Star Lodge has provided the ultimate in offshore and inshore fishing adventures for our guests for the past 55+ years.  We invite you to discover why we’ve been named “the Best Fishing Resort in the world.”

Our Pacific waters are famed for holding a vast variety of treasured species including black marlin, blue marlin and sailfish along with monster Tuna, Dorado, Roosterfish and Cubera snapper.  The fishing and the lush rainforest alike attract anglers and adventure seekers from all over the world.  

At Tropic Star Lodge 45 guests are catered to by 100 staff. We host our guests in 23 luxurious, spacious, air-conditioned rooms or villas with private baths. Each room has an ocean or tropical garden view. The lodge has a freshwater swimming pool and bar surrounded by jungle.

Views of the expansive bay, along with native plants, birds, flowers make our accommodations a favorite of guests who return year after year requesting a special slice of heaven. Guests love to tell fish tales at the new dockside Marlin Bar and relax in our new Rainforest Spa. We invite you to make your fishing dreams come true.

The tropic star experience

Tropic Star Lodge has a long history of providing world-class fishing experiences for anglers of all skill-levels. Located in the beautiful and wild region of Panama’s Darién jungle, this iconic lodge is the gateway to some of the best fishing spots in the world. With an experienced team of guides and a reputation for a healthy fishery and abundant species, Tropic Star offers angling that can be enjoyed by everyone, from first-time anglers to experienced pros. From bumper Sailfish catches to monster Marlin fights, Tropic Star is renowned for providing visitors with unforgettable trips, and creating memories to last a lifetime.

Providing amazing fishing adventures for anglers over the last 60 years.

More world records than any other fishing resort.

You’re “on the fish” in 20 minutes.

Catch & release conservation.

Relaxed, casual and friendly atmosphere.

100 miles from the nearest road but still luxury facilities.

Highly-skilled captains and mates that rival any other team in the world.

Vintage Bertram 31s (recently upgraded).

Remote National Geographic location carved from 14,000 ac. of Darien Jungle.

Home of the Black Marlin.

Ultimate offshore and inshore fishing.

Adventures for all ages, family friendly.

It’s like coming home again.

Great direct flights into Panama from US & Canadian gateways.

Target a wide variety of gamefish.

Explore the “Jurassic Park” of fishing.

Breathtaking tropical surroundings, with plenty of activities and adventure.

Arrive in style: 1st class welcome package into Panama.

Opportunities to explore the natural beauty and wildlife of the region.

Interact with indigenous tribes and discover their way of life.

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Tropic Star Lodge has provided the ultimate in offshore and inshore fishing adventures for our guests for the past 50+ years.

We invite you to discover why we’ve been named “the best fishing resort in the world.”

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Tropic Star Lodge features fishing packages for 1 to 4 people in a boat and guests can choose to fish for 3, 4 or 6 days. Our fleet of 13 Classic and Premium Bertrams are crewed by outstanding captains and mates who have more experience fishing the area than anyone else in the world.


With accommodation for 45 guests in 23 comfortably appointed, air-conditioned rooms on the grounds.  The facilities feature a restaurant, 3 bars, a freshwater pool and grill area– home to weekly outdoor dining and local entertainment under the stars. The food is fresh and fantastic, the service is first rate and the tropical ambience is a tranquil retreat from the hustle of home.

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Opened in 1963; the lodge has a rich history and exemplary reputation as one of the best fishing destinations in the world. Tropic Star Lodge is family owned and strives to make everyone feel at home when they visit. The hospitality of the staff and crew keep guests returning. 

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