SHORE-SIDE ADVENTURES

Along with world-class fishing you can enjoy jungle hiking explorations, mountain bike adventures to a waterfall, kayaking or paddle boarding through mangrove forests, snorkeling and beach trips, along many more shore-side activities and village tours. After your fishing and excursions you’re invited to spend time lounging at our pool or enjoy sitting on your porch surrounded by the sights and sounds of the lush jungle.

Self-Guided Excursions

complimentary as part of your stay

Kayaking or Kayak fishing

Single and double kayaks for use in Tropic Star Lodge’s calm and picturesque bay during daylight hours. Fishing tackle provided upon request. 

Cast into the rocks for your chances at an array of species. 

 

Kayaking or Kayak fishing

Single and double kayaks for use in Tropic Star Lodge’s calm and picturesque bay during daylight hours. Fishing tackle provided upon request. 

Cast into the rocks for your chances at an array of species. 

 

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING

For guest use in Tropic Star Lodge’s calm and picturesque bay during daylight hours. Fishing tackle provided upon request. 

Cast into the rocks for your chances at an array of species.

STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING

For guest use in Tropic Star Lodge’s calm and picturesque bay during daylight hours. Fishing tackle provided upon request. 

Cast into the rocks for your chances at an array of species.

HIKE TO PLAYA BLANCA

Intermediate one mile hike to a beautiful and secluded white sand beach. The hike is a maintained trail cut through the jungle. Along the way enjoy the sounds of the jungle, bird life, and the resident Leaf Cutter Ants. On the other side, enjoy soaking up the Panama sun, take a dip, or a quick swim to the small but plentiful coral reef for a snorkel.  Snorkel gear provided by Lodge staff upon request. 

Please note that this hiking activity requires sneakers and takes about 30 to 40 minutes one-way due to change in elevation and terrain. 

 

HIKE TO PLAYA BLANCA

Intermediate one mile hike to a beautiful and secluded white sand beach. The hike is a maintained trail cut through the jungle. Along the way enjoy the sounds of the jungle, bird life, and the resident Leaf Cutter Ants. On the other side, enjoy soaking up the Panama sun, take a dip, or a quick swim to the small but plentiful coral reef for a snorkel.  Snorkel gear provided by Lodge staff upon request. 

Please note that hike requires sneakers and takes about 30 to 40 minutes one-way due to change in elevation and terrain. 

dock fishing

Dock fishing is available anytime. Staff are on hand to provide you with tackle to try your chances at various species from Roosterfish, Jack, Grouper, Snapper, and the resident Rays. 

Some evenings Lodge staff will arrange dock fishing after dinner. 

dock fishing

Dock fishing is available anytime. Staff are on hand to provide you with tackle to try your chances at various species from Roosterfish, Jack, Grouper, Snapper, and the resident Rays. 

Some evenings Lodge staff will arrange dock fishing after dinner. 

Guided Excursions

available at an additional charge

Panga fishing

$90 per hour

Take a panga, a traditional Central American fishing boat, out to cast and troll along the rugged and beautiful Darien coastline for all of our inshore species. 

This activity can be booked at the Lodge on your arrival day and you can also enjoy it after a day of fishing. Included in cost is mate, tackle, and non-alcoholic drinks.  

 

Panga fishing

$90 per hour

Take a panga, a traditional Central American fishing boat, out to cast and troll along the rugged and beautiful Darien coastline for all of our inshore species. 

This can be booked at the Lodge on your arrival day and you can also enjoy it after a day of fishing. Included in cost is mate, tackle, and non-alcoholic drinks.  

Mangrove Kayak or Stand up Paddle Board Adventure

$40 PP - 1 TO 2 HOURS

Guided kayak or stand up paddle board adventure through the pristine local mangrove river system. This excursion is beginner level. A leisurely trip through the mangroves going with the incoming and outgoing tide helps guide you through the mangroves. 

The pace is perfect to observe nature. Safety and lessons provided to first-timers at the beginning of excursion. 

Mangrove Kayak or Stand up Paddle Board Adventure

$40 PP - 1 TO 2 HOURS

Guided kayak or stand up paddle board adventure through the pristine local mangrove river system. This excursion is beginner level. A leisurely trip through the mangroves going with the incoming and outgoing tide helps guide you through the mangroves. 

The pace is perfect to observe nature. Safety and lessons provided to first-timers at the beginning of excursion. 

Beach Club at Playa Blanca

$140 per trip

Lodge staff will set up a full beach day excursion to enjoy Playa Blanca to its fullest. Lodge staff set up beach chairs, umbrella and provide you with cooler box, lunch, towels, snorkeling gear, and paddle boards for a perfect day at the beach. Choose to hike one way or take the Panga there and back. 

Price includes round trip panga, non-alcoholic drinks and lunch, and whatever you need to enjoy the beach. 

 

Beach Club at Playa Blanca

$140 per trip

Lodge staff will set up a full beach day to enjoy Playa Blanca to its fullest. Lodge staff set up beach chairs, umbrella and provide you with cooler box, lunch, towels, snorkeling gear, and paddle boards for a perfect day at the beach. Choose to hike one way or take the Panga there and back. 

Price includes round trip panga, non-alcoholic drinks and lunch, and whatever you need to enjoy the beach. 

Advanced Snorkeling Adventure

enquire for pricing

There are many secret snorkeling spots dotting the coastline. They are for the advanced snorkeler who is comfortable equalizing and has experience with currents. 

Please ask Lodge staff for details and pricing for this activity.

Advanced Snorkeling Adventure

enquire for pricing

There are many of secret snorkeling spots dotting the coastline. They are for the advanced snorkeler who is comfortable equalizing and has experience with currents. 

Please ask Lodge staff for details and pricing.

Waterfall Adventure

$120pp ($100pp GROUPS 4 OR MORE) - 5 TO 6 HOURS

Eight mile hike through the Darien jungle to a beautiful waterfall. Option to also combine hike with bike and kayak, weather and season permitting. Many scenic stops along river, lunch, and drinks included. 

All day adventure. 

Waterfall Adventure

$120pp ($100pp GROUPS 4 OR MORE) - 5 TO 6 HOURS

Eight mile hike through the Darien jungle to a beautiful waterfall. Option to also combine hike with bike and kayak, weather and season permitting. Many scenic stops along river, lunch, and drinks included. 

All day adventure. 

Guided Tours

complimentary and additional charge options available

Puerto PiÑas village

complimentary - 1 to 2 hours

Lodge staff offer weekly guided tours of our local village of Puerto Piñas. Learn about the village by visiting the local shops, schools, and Cantina. Opportunity to see how Tropic Star Lodge and village have a special symbiotic relationship. 

Tour ends with a drink at Sunset Bar. A favorite hangout of our Captains and Mates. 

 

Puerto PiÑas village

complimentary - 1 to 2 hours

Lodge staff offer weekly guided tours of our local village of Puerto Piñas. Learn about the village by visiting the local shops, schools, and Cantina. Opportunity to see how Tropic Star Lodge and village have a special symbiotic relationship. 

Tour ends with a drink at Sunset Bar. A favorite hangout of our Captains and Mates. 

 

Biroquera

$400 per tour - 4 hours

Seasonal, weather, and tide dependent.

Tour starts from Lodge with a panga to the village of Jaque where guests get checked-in to the area. From there, a panga takes you up the river to the Embera village of Biroquera. There you take a tour of the village, the village sets up a small display of the crafts for purchase. Depending on time of tour, guests will enjoy a traditional lunch. 

Price includes round-trip panga service, non-alcoholic drinks and lunch, and donation to the village.

Biroquera

$400 per tour - 4 hours

Seasonal, weather, and tide dependent.

Tour starts from Lodge with a panga to the village of Jaque where guests get checked-in to the area. From there, a panga takes you up the river to the Embera village of Biroquera. There you take a tour of the village, the village sets up a small display of the crafts for purchase. Depending on time of tour, guests will enjoy a traditional lunch. 

Price includes round-trip panga service, non-alcoholic drinks and lunch, and donation to the village.

Harpy Eagle and Playa Muerto

$200 pp (MIN 3 PEOPLE OR $600) - FULL DAY SEASONAL, WEATHER, AND TIDE DEPENDENT.

Tour starts from Lodge where guests depart by Bertram to the village of Playa Muerto around an hour from the Lodge. Guests will take a tour of the pristine Embera village and see traditional dances, have the opportunity to purchase artisanal crafts, and enjoy a traditional lunch. There is also an exciting chance to see a Harpy Eagle nest with its young an hour hike from the village. Harpy Eagles are an endangered species and it is a very unique chance to see the world’s largest Eagle. 

Price includes round trip Bertram from Lodge, non-alcoholic drinks and lunch, guide fee to Harpy Eagle nest, and donation to the village.  

Turtle Release

$80pp - ($60pp GROUPS 4 OR MORE) - 2 HOURS

SEASONAL DURING DECEMBER AND JANUARY
MUST BE CONFIRMED WITH LODGE STAFF

Late December and early January visit the Turtle Rescue Center in Jaque, a non-profit dedicated to rescuing, releasing, and the conservation education of turtles in the Jaque, Darien area. It’s a memorable and special experience to be part of.  

Price includes round trip panga from Lodge and donation to the Turtle Rescue Center. 

 

Turtle Release

$80pp - ($60pp GROUPS 4 OR MORE) - 2 HOURS

SEASONAL DURING DECEMBER AND JANUARY

MUST BE CONFIRMED WITH LODGE STAFF

Late December and early January visit the Turtle Rescue Center in Jaque, a non-profit dedicated to rescuing, releasing, and the conservation education of turtles in the Jaque, Darien area. It’s a memorable and special experience to part of.  

Price includes round trip panga from Lodge and donation to the Turtle Rescue Center.

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