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Magnus Flodmark
Maldives

Remote jungle family

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 Aug 2023
This place is simply amazing!

Our experience at the lodge exceeded all our huge expectations we had build up before arrival. We knew that the fishing would be great but we could not imagine how good it really was. We cought dreamfishes and got to walk the plank several times. First ever pacif sails plus like 25 more of them during the week, Cubera snapper and so much more.

But the fishing is not everything. What really surpriset us was the amazing staff, every staff contributed to us feeling like we became part of their family and we could not be happier. Thank you all!
Date of stay: July 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge, responded to this review
Responded 29 Aug 2023
Dear Mangeflodmark,

Thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review of your fishing vacation to Tropic Star Lodge. Congratulations on your dream fishes! We love seeing you walk the plank to celebrate your first catches. We’re so glad to know that you had a great stay with us, and we hope to see you again soon because like you said, you’re now part of our jungle family.

All the best wishes,
Mallory and Richard White
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Reviewed 24 August 2023 via mobile

If you enjoy fishing, especially saltwater big game fishing, quit thinking about other places and contact TSL and book your trip. Every part of the entire experience of traveling to Panamá and getting to the lodge, fishing and returning back home has been thought out, meticulously planned and executed to perfection so many times-you need not worry about anything but bringing appropriate fishing clothes and shoes. Where else can you expect to catch anything from inshore species (roosterfish, African pompano, wahoo, cuberas) along with the offshore species ( Marlin, sailfish, dorado, tuna) on the same or back to back days. Accommodations are outstanding, food is exceptional and the staff does an amazing job taking care of you during your stay.

Room tip: Come when you can but understand that during black Marlin season (Jan & Feb) it is no secret where the best place in the world to be is
Date of stay: August 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank BHMBigDawg
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Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 30 August 2023

Dear BHMBigDawg,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your kind review of your recent trip to Tropic Star Lodge. We strive to ensure every part of the experience is effortless so you can sit back and relax from the time you step of the plane in Panama City. The diverse fishery is awesome to experience and it’s one of the aspects of fishing here we’re very proud of. Thank you for mentioning our accommodation, food, and our passionate staff. We hope to see you back to Tropic Star Lodge soon for your next fishing adventure!

All the best wishes,
Mallory

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Reviewed 22 August 2023

Another Fantastic Visit to Tropic Star Lodge!!!
My Fishing buddy and I caught 11 Marlin, including one Black Marlin and 10 Blue Marlin, 10 Pacific Sailfish and several Yellowfin Tuna and Big Dorado, last week at Tropic Star. We got a double hook up on Marlin, and for the first time for us, One Marlin was a Black Marlin and the other was a Blue Marlin. That was the second Double Hook up on Marlin for us, at Tropic Star.

Tropic Star Staff always impress with their attention to customer needs and excellent service.
The recently upgraded accommodations are world class in every way.
Their restaurants and food service are better than most 5 star restaurants.
Their Service, as always was the Best. I had an injured left foot mobility challenge this visit and they were able to accommodate me with a very much appreciated scooter to shorten my walking distances.

YES!!! we will be returning to Tropic Star Lodge Again!!!!

Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2023

Dear georgec528,

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip to Tropic Star lodge. We’re so happy to know it was a fantastic visit for you and your fishing buddy. Congratulations on your exciting double hook-up with a Blue and Black Marlin. What a day! Thank you for also mentioning our accommodation, food, and our passionate staff. We’ll be sure to pass along the compliments. It’s always such a pleasure having you visit and we look forward to seeing you back at Tropic Star Lodge soon.

All the best wishes,
Mallory and Richard White

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Reviewed 17 August 2023

My daughter and I had a fantastic time at TSL.
As always, the main event is the fishing.
The captain and mate were friendly, professional, with excellent equipment.
And lots of enthusiasm.
The lodge itself continues to shine with respect to food, services, rooms, attention to details,
And individual requests.
My daughter and I have been lucky to fish many places and TSL ranks first.
We already booked to return in a year 😊.

Room tip: It is expensive but worth the cost
Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2023

Dear mmadoc,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're glad that you experienced another fantastic fishing trip with your daughter to Tropic Star Lodge. We look forward to seeing you both next year for your return trip!

All the best wishes,
Mallory and Richard White

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Reviewed 11 August 2023

I had an incredible time at the Tropic Star Lodge in Panama. The location is truly breathtaking, surrounded by pristine nature that provides a perfect backdrop for a relaxing getaway. The top-class facilities exceeded my expectations, offering both comfort and luxury.

The food and beverages were delightful, with a range of options that satisfied my palate. What stood out the most was the impeccable and friendly service I received from the staff. Richard, Ross, Paterson, and staff went above and beyond to ensure that my stay was enjoyable and memorable.

The fishing experience is definitely the highlight of the Tropic Star Lodge. The opportunity to engage in good fishing activities in such a stunning environment was truly remarkable, both inshore as offshore. Multiple species to target over here.
The lodge's commitment to preserving the natural beauty of the area while offering excellent fishing experiences is truly commendable.

If you're a nature lover and enjoy good fishing, the Tropic Star Lodge is an ideal destination. The combination of exceptional service, stunning scenery, and great fishing opportunities make it a must-visit place for those seeking an unforgettable adventure.

Thanks to Marlin Magazine, Jen, for the great event.

I will definitely return…

Room tip: Avoid the rainy season
Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Thank Edison R
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Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2023

Dear 558edisonr,

Thank you for visiting us and taking time to write about your adventure with Marlin Magazine’s Marlin University. It was such a fun fishy group to be part of. We are happy to know that our service and facilities exceeded your expectations. We agree that our unique location does provide a stunning backdrop while fishing offshore or inshore. Thanks so much again and we look forward to seeing you return soon.

All the best wishes,
Mallory and Richard White

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Reviewed 8 August 2023

Tropic Star Lodge is a first class operation for fishing and accommodations. This was my wife's first off-shore fishing trip and she is hooked. We are already planning the next trip, all due to the TSL hospitality from the arrival at the Panama airport to departing a week later they left no details out to assure we had the best experience possible.

Date of stay: August 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Aaron H
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Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2023

Dear A7952AAaaronh,

It was such a pleasure hosting you at Tropic Star Lodge for your 10-year anniversary trip. Offshore fishing is slightly addictive if we do say so ourselves. Thank you for spending your anniversary with us and taking the time to leave your review. We look forward to seeing you both return to Tropic Star Lodge soon!

All the best wishes,
Mallory and Richard White

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