Deep in the heart of true National Geographic country sits Tropic Star Lodge in Pinas Bay, Panama. Surrounded by lush tropical rain forests full of indigenous flora and fauna, this area is crawling with natural life. Not only are the forests and mountains surrounding the Lodge full of life, but the oceans are positively teeming with it as well. Huge black marlin weighing hundreds upon hundreds of pounds, swim just off-shore in one of the best fishing locations on Earth. Guy Harvey, the renowned ocean-life artist, has said, "Tropic Star Lodge offers the best black marlin fishing in the Americas." With more than 300 I.G.F.A records broken, you can expect to come face to face with the most impressive and intimidating fish in the sea.
Black and blue marlin are not the only ocean giants swimming right off shore. You will also find sailfish, huge tuna, dorado, wahoo, tarpon, grouper and more. Inshore fishing as excellent as well, with plenty of cubera snapper and roosterfish just below the surface of the water. The best season for both blue and black marlin would be from June until March, with the best months being December through the middle of March. Staying at Tropic Star means being just a short distance away from some of the most notorious game fish on the planet, and our fishing charters will take you directly to the heart of it every morning.
Rated as the number one saltwater fishing resort in the world by Robb Report, a leading name in luxury-lifestyle magazines, Pinas Bay is the ultimate location for an unforgettable fishing trip. However, the Tropic Star experience goes beyond unbelievable fishing. Tropic Star Lodge is nestled in a bonafide paradise, one that can only be reached by boat or plane, and the resort itself is cut out of the mountainside. The spacious cabins provide all the components of a luxurious stay in paradise, including a gorgeous view of the bay, air conditioning, comfortable beds, multi-course dinner, and more. The Tropic Star Experience is a holistic one.
If you are looking to take a break from fishing for a day, there are numerous other activities that are equally as exciting. Zane Grey Reef, now called Pinas Reef, is an incredible natural formation that is absolutely bursting with sea-life. This is the spot where Guy Harvey will dive and get inspiration for his artwork. Manta rays, sharks, and huge schools of fish accumulate in mind-blowing numbers in this reef. Taking a canoe around the coastline in another great way to explore the many sides of Pinas Bay's natural landscapes. Visiting a waterfall, relaxing on the calm beaches, relaxing in the freshwater pool, and taking a hike up to the mountains are all excellent ways to spend a day. One very unique experience is getting to meet the indigenous Indian tribes to trade.
The Tropic Star Experience has so many facets. Setting a new standard for fishing trips, Tropic Star Lodge guarantees that you'll leave not only with some amazing fishing stories to tell your buddies back home, but also some unforgettable memories. The gorgeous natural landscape, the abundance of wildlife, the luxurious amenities, and the seclusion result in an experience that simply cannot be matched anywhere else on Earth.