Testimonials

Chris Fischer

Host / Founder TV's Offshore Adventures

Mothershiping around the world allows us access to world class fishing to super remote locations. We don't often find ourselves fishing in places where there are lodges, but we are regulars in Pinas Bay, anchored right in front of the Tropic Star Lodge®. The fishery there is truly world class.

Guy Harvey

World Renowned Marine Artist

"Down at Tropic Star Lodge, every fish is big. Having been there so many times, I still don't get any sleep the first night because I am just thinking about the marlins. It's the best place, the best value for the money, and the best marlin fishing in the western hemisphere."

Jason Priestley

Actor/Director

Tropic Star Lodge® was absolutely first class and we were totally taken care of. We can't thank you enough! It was one of our favorite adventures so far!!!  If you have some other celebs that are not sure, I'll be happy to convince them what a great time it is.
Thanks again!
Cheers JP

Larry Dahlberg

Host, TV's The Hunt for Big Fish

"I'm making my third trip to Tropic Star, and this time I'm bringing my wife! Great food, staff, boats, captains, and 5-star accommodations, plus excellent fishing for tuna, sails, cuberas, dolphin, blacks and blue marlin make this one of the top fishing destinations in the world!"

Dave Ferrell - Marlin Magazine

Marlin Magazine

"As a traveling angler who's seen some of the best our sport has to offer, I don't think you'll find another fishing lodge in the world that can match the consistently excellent service and fishing opportunities found at Tropic Star Lodge®."
Read Dave's article in it's entirety here.

johnleebrown

Editor in Chief - Salt Water Sportsman Magazine

Tropic Star Lodge® brings you the best of both worlds; first-class service on shore and some of the best fishing to be found on the planet just offshore. Whether you're looking for marlin, sailfish, dorado or tuna along the reef, or near-shore species like giant roosterfish, Tropic Star Lodge® has it all, and their friendly staff makes you feel right at home after a long day on the water. It's all surrounded by breathtaking scenery, making the total experience unforgettable. This combination of features puts Tropic Star at the top of the list for many saltwater anglers, including me.

Tom Ackerman

Host – Escape to the Wild – VERSUS

This trip to Tropic Star Lodge® will go down as one for the ages! Our show winner, Gary Babineau landed TWO blues, FIVE sails, a 70 lb rooster AND oh by the way a 50 lb dodo!  All in three days!  How awesome is that?  I told him, he doesn’t know what he’s accomplished.  The fishing was fantastic, as was the food, fellowship and service.  Everyone at Tropic Star Lodge® treated Gary like the hero he is and made his trip one he will never forget.  On behalf of Gary and our film crew, thanks for all you did to make a deserving young man’s fishing dreams come true. You folks are simply THE best!

Jon Schwartz

Writer, Professional Photographer

I come to Tropic Star Lodge® because the place is like a Royal Angling Jurassic Park. The world's best captains and mates are the guides, putting clients in regular and intimate contact with some of the world's most exciting fish. Going there as a photographer is like getting a ringside ticket to fishing's main event, and when the boats start racing away from the dock as the sun rises over Pinas Bay, the feeling that a big black might be rocketing skywards just off the transom within 30 minutes- that very real potential- as an angler, or sports journalist photographer, that's where I want to be more than anywhere on earth. I've enjoyed documenting the Tropic Star experience, and having my photos chosen for use in Guy Harvey's book on Tropic Star Lodge® is an honor.

Stu Apte

Legendary Fly Fisherman

"I first fished at Tropic Star Lodge® in 1964, and I'm pleased to say that the fishing is still spectacular, and the accommodations, food, boats and crews - are better than ever! I try to fly fish there once or twice a year."

 

Flip Pallot

Host, ESPN's Walker's Cay Chronicles

"Fabulous location, easily reached, opulent accommodations, friendly people, excellent equipment, knowledgeable crews, and, oh yes...incredible fishing!

Two words pretty well sum it up: MERELY SPECTACULAR!"

Mark Sosin

Executive Producer/Host, Mark Sosin's Salt Water Journal

"Tropic Star Lodge® ranks as one of the world's premier fishing destinations and is one of my favorite places to fish. I can hardly wait to go back."

Rob Kramer

President - International Game Fish Association

“No matter where my travels have taken me around the world, invariably the anglers I speak with all list Tropic Star Lodge® as their top dream destination to fish.  Its combination of incredible fishing, 5 star accommodations and service, set in such a beautiful wild environment, truly make it a magical place.  Whether it is inshore fishing for the rooster fish and monster snapper or offshore fishing one of the world’s most phenomenal marlin bites, I strongly recommend TSL to any and all serious fishermen.”

Karl Anderson

Captain/OutdoorWriter

“There are few places around the world that can piece together the many elements that make a fishing trip memorable for a lifetime. Tropic Star Lodge® continues to exceed expectations with off-the-chart, record breaking fishing with top-notch crews, world class amenities, food and service-all served up in an unmatched atmosphere at a truly magical location. From the moment you pick up the phone to book a trip to the moment you arrive back at your door, the staff at TSL makes life easy, letting you focus on your fishing. And you will be hard pressed to find the variety and abundance of fishing action anywhere-virtually any time of the year. The calm waters of Piñas Bay offer an excellent place to bring the family and engage them in the incredible gamefish action while absorbing the surrounding sea life and extraordinary jungle setting. ”

Captain Skip Smith

Legendary Captain of The Hooker

"The Captains and crews at Tropic Star Lodge® are one of the most impressive parts of the trip. These Captains would out-fish us private boats every day. Not just one Captain, but everyday a different Captain would be highhook!

Talk about local knowledge. I've fished against (and with) the very best Captain's and crew around the world and I'd put the Captain's & crew at Tropic Star Lodge® against any of them. A once in a lifetime experience."

Bill Depriest

Pacific Coast Sportfishing Magazine

Absolutely wonderful trip as usual! We fished a half day the first day and had 8 sailfish and 1 rooster. Second and third days we had tuna to 80lbs and a blue marlin around 300lbs... the last two days we focused on rooster with dads pushing 70lb and my buddy Josh's pushing 60lbs... my biggest around 55 or so... many others in the 30-45lb range and some nice snappers to boot... the best inshore fishing I have ever seen!!!!

IGFA Royal Slam

I wanted to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to everyone at Tropic Star Lodge. Completing my IGFA Royal Slam has been a lifelong goal and catching my black marlin @ TSL puts to topping on the cake. Since my first trip to TSL, it's held a piece of my heart and forever will. I can hardly wait to get back to Panama and catch a bunch more. In the meantime, it's off to Kona to catch my shortbill spearfish and have All 10!

Thank you again for making our visit so memorable, TSL is greatest!

Anthony "Chip" Costantini

Tight lines, calm seas, hungry fish.

Anthony " Chip " Costantini
Managing Partner
Unisource Marketing Group

Panamanian Mola

Tropic Star Lodge

Contact Information

Orlando Office:

635 N. Rio Grande Ave.,
Orlando, FL 32805
US callers: 1-800-682-3424
International callers: 001-407-843-0125
Fax: 1-407-839-3637

Office Hours: 9 am to 5 pm EST (Monday thru Friday)

 

Panama City Office:

507-396-6414 or 507-396-6413

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