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cedarchristiansen
Edmonds, Washington

Tropic Star did not disappoint!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 Mar 2024
We just returned from a visit during inshore fishing season and were blown away by our experience. The lodge is beautiful, the food and accommodations were perfect, all the staff we encountered were welcoming and professional, and our every need was met from arrival at PTY to departure.

We booked a week long stay with 6 days of fishing. I had planned on taking a few days off while the guys in my family fished but I had such a great time in the boat I fished 6 full days! We caught many different species and were impressed by the expertise of our captain and mate. A drink at the Marlin Bar and a dip in the pool is the perfect post fishing ritual.

My only regret is that I did not get a chance to use the kayaks/paddle boards or do any hiking—but world class fishing opportunities came first! If you’re not too tired from reeling in a ton of fish, I recommend the afternoon cultural tour to Piñas village with Ross. We want to express our gratitude to the staff for an amazing week and are looking forward to another visit in the future!
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge, responded to this review
Responded 23 Mar 2024
Dear cedarchristiansen,

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! It’s just the best, after a day on the water, to join the other anglers for drinks and snacks at Marlin Bar, followed by a refreshing swim in the pool. Our guests often love taking a tour of the nearby village of Pinas, it’s so interesting to learn about the local cultures, flora, and fauna. We can't wait to welcome you back for more exciting fishing adventures and a relaxing paddle in the bay.

Best wishes,
Mallory and Richard White
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Reviewed 22 March 2024 via mobile

I just spent 6 days at this awesome lodge fishing 4 days in the inshore clinic. This is truly a first class lodge in every way; the staff, the lodging, the food, the boats, and the fishing is epic. I caught my personal best Rooster, 60lbs. A must!

Room tip: Pack light, you don’t need much, they do laundry! Bring sunscreen and Polarized sunglasses! Bring strong arms!
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank John W
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Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2024

Dear John W,

We had so much fun with you and all the anglers fishing in the Inshore Clinic. Thanks for taking the time to leave your review and we’re glad that your experience was first class all the way. Congratulations on your trophy 60 lb Roosterfish!

Best wishes,
Mallory and Richard White


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Reviewed 20 March 2024

I disagree with the previous negative reviews regarding the “terrible fishing.” Tropic Star Lodge is home to over 300+ IGFA records. The fact that the previous disgusting reviews about TSL are solely based on the fact that the fish did not bite during your stay, is absolutely senseless. During my stay, the captains and mates during my 4 fishing day stay went above and beyond to catch fish for my friends and I, regardless if the bite was great or not. The land based staff is nothing short of superb. Before I even checked into my room the staff already knew my name, and catered to my every need. I cannot express how amazing, beautiful, and extraordinary the lodge and the staff at Tropic Star Lodge is. If you’re thinking about booking, you literally cannot go wrong.

Room tip: Book soon!
Date of stay: March 2024
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Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 24 March 2024

Dear E950DMalexl,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your recent fishing trip to Tropic Star Lodge. It is wonderful to hear that your crew worked hard and that our staff on land provided the same extraordinary service that we strive to offer all our guests. We completely agree with you that Tropic Star Lodge is an absolute paradise!

Thank you again for sharing your experience with us. We hope to have you return for your next fishing adventure soon.

Best wishes,
Mallory and Richard White

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Reviewed 15 March 2024

Everything about Tropic Star Lodge is amazing from the time you land at the airport. The attention to detail is second to none. The staff was amazing from the boat captains and mates, the restaurant staff, the office staff and everyone we came in contact with.

I highly recommend this trip not only to the experienced fisherman but to anyone who truly wants to disconnect at a top tier resort.

Date of stay: March 2024
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Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Dear Vacationer543836,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. Thank you for noticing our attention to detail and for the compliments on our staff and crews. We hope to see you back soon for your next fishing adventure.

Best wishes,
Mallory and Richard White

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Reviewed 15 March 2024

It's a place you truly do not want to leave! Absolutely the best fishing, dining, accommodations, and sight seeing you will ever find. You can not put a price tag on the amount of moving parts that are put together seamlessly to put this trip together

Room tip: If you ever get a chance to go make it happen! You will not regret your decision!
Date of stay: March 2024
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Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2024

Dear brianzP7025CL,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5-star review of your recent fishing trip to Tropic Star Lodge. We're glad that you enjoyed the dining, accommodation, sights, and of course, the fishing. We agree 100% with you that Tropic Star Lodge's unique location is truly an amazing piece of the world. We hope to see you back soon!

Best wishes,
Mallory and Richard White


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Reviewed 10 March 2024

If you like fishing in comfort for both pelagic and a variety of inshore species, with top notch equipment provided by the lodge, followed by sashimi and sushi served to you in the pool while surrounded by thick jungle, all while the staff makes you feel like royalty, give this place a good look.

Date of stay: March 2024
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Mallory White, Guest Services / Front Office at Tropic Star Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2024

Dear Fish-surfrelax,

Thank you for taking the time to leave your review. We're so happy that you enjoyed your fishing vacation with us and that our staff made you feel like the royalty that you are. Sashimi by the pool after a great day on the water -count us in! We hope to see you back at Tropic Star Lodge soon for your next fishing adventure.

Best wishes,
Mallory and Richard White

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