Contact Panama Nautical Club

We are located on the Island of Boca Brava on the Pacific Coast of Panama.
Please contact Panama Nautical Club for any further information.

Phone: (507) 6582-1401 or  USA +1 800 507 1246

Mail: panamanauticalclub@gmail.com

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5 Stars – Based on 36 User Reviews

  • Penar-Group Avatar

    5 star rating Best Lodge ever You are always a little nervous taking a large group (24 guys) to a lodge your haven’t been to. It’s only natural to wonder about the cabins, food, service, boats and amenities. And the fishing.

    We arrived to VIP service in Panama City and were transported to a Hilton Hotel located right at the mouth of the Panama Canal. So far so good. We toured the canal and city the next day arriving
    at the airport in time to catch the afternoon flight to Boca Chica. Boats from the lodge met us at the
    dock and transported us to the lodge and a lobster dinner.

    The lodge and rooms are beautiful, air conditioned and clean with a killer view of the Pacific. For the next four days it was fish, fish and, oh yeah, fishing. We’ve visited Panama before and always found the quantity of fish to be surpassed by the quality. This trip was no different. We took Black Marlin to 650#, Cuberra, Roosterfish and a variety of inshore species.

    Back to the lodge. The food and service was outstanding. We ate lobster, prawns, beef fillets, and Tuna steaks on an open veranda. One evening the lodge prepared pizza on a wood burning oven at their beach front restaurant for Happy Hour. How can it get better?

    We were transported back to Panama City and toured the Embrea Indian Village. This was special as they used long dug out canoes, that leaked! Not to worry as the water is shallow and they provide life jackets. LOL.

    The logistics for a large group touring, fishing, hotels and transportation is almost impossible. They
    made it seem easy. Can’t wait to go back

    Penar-Group 4/08/2020
  • TucannonCellars Avatar

    5 star rating Perfect and professional. This place takes care of all little things, staff is wonderful, food is excellent and the bartender is from outer space. We look forward to coming back. If you want to take fish home think about this before you arrive. You need a cooler, take some fresh fish home with some frozen fish.

    TucannonCellars 4/03/2020
  • I5280VHmichaelj Avatar

    5 star rating Great trip with my sons The resort was exceptionally well maintained. Felt like a cruise on the concierge level from the time we were greeted on the dock with chilled hand towels, staff taking our luggage to our villa, and the welcome rum runners. The food was outstanding! There was a fixed dinner menu, but the chefs would prepare something special upon request, especially the fish we caught. David, the owner/operator was always checking in on us. Made to order breakfast each morning prior to fishing, with box lunches for all, fresh fruits, and beverages. Living area exceptionally clean, good size with bathrooms & walk-in showers. All the staff were wonderful & professional! Can’t wait to go back.

    I5280VHmichaelj 3/19/2020
  • Ben Holland Avatar

    Amazing fishing, accommodations. The staff went above and beyond at all times.

    Ben Holland 3/14/2020
  • Ben H Avatar

    5 star rating Panama Nautical Club Amazing fishing, accommodations. The staff went above and beyond at all times to make this a once in a life time bucket list trip. I highly recommend this place for the location and the service. It was great.

    Ben H 3/08/2020
  • Susan Gosnell Maher Avatar

    Caught a Marlin, great experience! Beautiful place, great service, rooms cleaned daily. We caught Tuna, Cabrera snapper, boat staff were awesome! Staff were all very friendly and eager to serve! We’ll be back!

    Susan Gosnell Maher 2/14/2020
  • Zachary Hayes Avatar

    My son and I had a phenomenal time here! Found it online and didn’t know what to expect, so I called before booking and …MoreMy son and I had a phenomenal time here! Found it online and didn’t know what to expect, so I called before booking and asked lots of questions. Everything was as described. The location is absolutely unreal, the fishing was top notch, the scuba was spectacular and the staff were highly accommodating and professional. Our 4 night stay included evening jungle hikes that started with us walking out our room and across the resort beach, and ended with us calling to howler monkeys on a vista overlooking the Pacific. The fishing boats are meticulously maintained and have Garmin tech, elite turbo engines and everything else needed for a killer day on the water. We caught (and released) a 400 pound Marlin, a 50 pound Dorado (Mahi-Mahi that was wonderfully prepared for dinner by the kitchen that night), Roosterfish and more. My 12 year old son was treated with great respect and kindness, and we felt very safe and in diligent hands during our scuba day at Isla Seca. The owner (David), checked in on us regularly to ensure our stay and activities were up to his high standards. We are ready to go back soon – THIS PLACE IS GREAT!

    Zachary Hayes 2/14/2020
  • Hadwen Avatar

    5 star rating Secret oasis My wife and I had a short and fulfilling 4 night visit for my 50th birthday. I caught my first Marlin and we enjoyed terrific food and drinks. The resort beach was terrific and other beaches were a short paddle away. The staff was great.

    Hadwen 2/04/2020
  • Passport16210 Avatar

    5 star rating Bucket List Fishing Adventure Bucket list fishing adventure! The staff are wonderful, the accommodations are perfect, and the location makes it feel as you are on your own private island. We just returned from our trip. David arranged the transportation from the airport to the island. It was nearly seamless minus a hiccup with Copa Airlines for a few of us. However, David jumped in and was able to find a driver to get several of our party to the island so as to not miss out on any of the fun. We fished for four full days. The tuna bite was unbelievable. The billfish bite was great. We discovered that it is hard to land one however. That’s why they call it fishing and not catching!
    We had fresh seafood every night. They had an excellent selection of alcoholic beverages! Every morning, Gladys was waiting for us at the bar to serve fresh coffee. All in all, we could not of asked for more. Looking forward to going back one day and trying to land a Rooster fish.

    Passport16210 1/20/2020
  • Smgmaher1 Avatar

    5 star rating Awesome experience! Had a great fishing trip! Boat staff very knowledgeable, friendly, eager to serve. Caught a Marlin, awesome experience! Staff were all friendly, room cleaned daily. The food was very good and plentiful, alcohol available list and wine good! We’ll be back!

    Smgmaher1 1/19/2020
  • zhayes01 Avatar

    5 star rating Phenomenal Experience My son and I had a phenomenal time here!

    Found it online and didn’t know what to expect, so I called before booking and asked lots of questions. Everything was as described.

    The location is absolutely unreal, the fishing was top notch, the scuba was spectacular and the staff were highly accommodating and professional.

    Our 4 night stay included evening jungle hikes that started with us walking out our room and across the resort beach, and ended with us calling to howler monkeys on a vista overlooking the Pacific. The fishing boats are meticulously maintained and have Garmin tech, elite turbo engines and everything else needed for a killer day on the water. We caught (and released) a 400 pound Marlin, a 50 pound Dorado (Mahi-Mahi that was wonderfully prepared for dinner by the kitchen that night), Roosterfish and more.

    My 12 year old son was treated with great respect and kindness, and we felt very safe and in diligent hands during our scuba day at Isla Seca.

    The owner (David), checked in on us regularly to ensure our stay and activities were up to his high standards. We are ready to go back soon – This place is great!!

    zhayes01 1/17/2020
  • Casey Miller Avatar

    I went with a group of friends as well as my soon to be father-in-law. It exceeded my expectations in so many ways, it was the trip of a lifetime. We fished for three days and caught exactly what we made the hike to Panama for, a blue and …MoreI went with a group of friends as well as my soon to be father-in-law. It exceeded my expectations in so many ways, it was the trip of a lifetime. We fished for three days and caught exactly what we made the hike to Panama for, a blue and black marlin and more yellowfin than we could manage 🙂 as well as the notorious Rooster fish. Every member of the staff was extraordinary. Special thanks to our captain Carlos for putting us on the fish! In the morning our delicious breakfast ready at 530am and lunches packed in our coolers. By the end of day one they already knew what we liked to drink which was an amazing way to relax by the pool after the day on the boat. It was exceptional. Thank you to everyone at Cali Mia Island Resort for such a memorable experience and making us feel so at home. I will be back soon!

    Casey Miller 1/14/2020
  • 731caseym Avatar

    5 star rating Planning my next trip back!!! I went with a group of friends as well as my soon to be father-in-law. It exceeded my expectations in so many ways, it was the trip of a lifetime. We fished for three days and caught exactly what we made the hike to Panama for, a blue and black marlin and more yellowfin than we could manage 🙂 as well as the notorious Rooster fish. Every member of the staff was extraordinary. Special thanks to our captain Carlos for putting us on the fish! In the morning our delicious breakfast ready at 530am and lunches packed in our coolers. By the end of day one they already knew what we liked to drink which was an amazing way to relax by the pool after the day on the boat. It was exceptional. Thank you to everyone at Cali Mia Island Resort for such a memorable experience and making us feel so at home. I will be back soon!

    731caseym 12/20/2019
  • Diana Reed Avatar

    My son and I stayed 5 nights at the Cala Mia Island Resort (fantastic) and fished with the Panama Nautical Club for 3 full days (1 offshore & 2 inshore). Our fishing experience was exceptional. Our Captain, Carlos, and his First Mate, …MoreMy son and I stayed 5 nights at the Cala Mia Island Resort (fantastic) and fished with the Panama Nautical Club for 3 full days (1 offshore & 2 inshore). Our fishing experience was exceptional. Our Captain, Carlos, and his First Mate, Christian, knew the locals waters like the back of their hands. My son had a wish-list of 5 species of fish he hoped to catch and he landed 3 out of 4 including 10 of the elusive Rooster fish, which the crew said was a record for one day! They knew all the right fishing spots for each species including Wahoo, Tuna (lots of good eating), Rooster and Cubera Snapper and they were kind, courteous and safe. We missed the Marlin this time but will definitely be back! Beautiful days on the waters of Panama!

    Diana Reed 8/14/2019
  • Seth Flowerday Avatar

    Fish on!My wife and I fished out of Cala Mia Resort on Isla Boca Brava. We fished one …MoreFish on!My wife and I fished out of Cala Mia Resort on Isla Boca Brava. We fished one full day and two half days. We got 19 yellowfin tuna and two big bull dorado in the boat the first day. We caught many of the tuna casting jerkbaits and poppers. There are few other thrills in fishing that compare with chasing blitzing tuna and watching a 50lb tuna inhale your topwater lure!!!The other days we spend pursuing the numerous inshore species around the islands. We caught rooster fish, cubera snapper, jack crevalle, horse eye jack, and even a couple of big needlefish. Casting topwater lures while slow trolling live bait produced many fish.The captains at Cala Mia were great. They were knowledgeable and friendly. It was great to fish with and learn from them. The gear was all high quality, and top notch. I usually bring my own gear when I go fish but there is no need to bring your gear to Cala Mia unless you want to.I will be back to fish out of Cala Mia without a doubt, its just a matter of how soon and how many of my fishing buddies will be coming with me!

    Seth Flowerday 8/14/2019
  • islareeds Avatar

    5 star rating Fishing Trip My son and I stayed 5 nights at the Cala Mia Island Resort (fantastic) and fished with the Panama Nautical Club for 3 full days (1 offshore & 2 inshore). Our fishing experience was exceptional. Our Captain, Carlos, and his First Mate, Christian, knew the locals waters like the back of their hands. My son had a wish-list of 5 species of fish he hoped to catch and he landed 3 out of 4 including 10 of the elusive Rooster fish, which the crew said was a record for one day! They knew all the right fishing spots for each species including Wahoo, Tuna (lots of good eating), Rooster and Cubera Snapper and they were kind, courteous and safe. We missed the Marlin this time but will definitely be back! Beautiful days on the waters of Panama!

    islareeds 8/07/2019
  • Matthew King Avatar

    To say this place is special is such an understatement!! I decided to visit for my 40th birthday in an effort to have one of the most epic weeks on the water of my life. The crazy thing about this place is that even if I hadn’t of had an …MoreTo say this place is special is such an understatement!! I decided to visit for my 40th birthday in an effort to have one of the most epic weeks on the water of my life. The crazy thing about this place is that even if I hadn’t of had an absolutely amazing fishing adventure the resort itself was worth the trip 10 fold. The service was top notch & endearing. The food was 5 star quality all made from scratch. The villas and resort was beautiful and spread out to make you feel as if you were the only ones there. David and Ana were there to ensure we the the vacation of our lives and I’ve been to dozens of high end resorts over the years but this place takes takes the top spot in my book. I was also fortunate to have 3 days fishing throughout the week, I highly recommend fishing, resting, fishing, resting, and fishing bc my body was worn after being put on so many fish that were so large. Everyday said it was going to rain bc it was the rainy season but we only ran across rain one time in the 3 days out. Carlos is an amazing captain and his mate Christian teamed up to be a world class crew. I filled my coolers with yellowfin tuna, caught monster rooster fish, and also caught 2 black marlin and had 4 bites that day in what is supposed to be the “off season”. My wife caught the biggest fish of her life as well so overall I highly recommend this destination to EVERYONE!

    Matthew King 7/14/2019
  • Brett Peach Avatar

    Even after high expectations, this was an amazing choice. The lodge is beautiful and the service was to notch. Not to mention the family facilities and panoramic view. The crew and boat outstanding. 14 tuna in 2 hours. I will be back.

    Brett Peach 7/14/2019
  • Tracey VanVeckhoven Avatar

    This place is unbelievable! Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but the service is incredible as well. I really like the fact that there are not hundreds of people there so you feel like you are having more of a private experience. …MoreThis place is unbelievable! Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but the service is incredible as well. I really like the fact that there are not hundreds of people there so you feel like you are having more of a private experience. The fishing is fantastic. The captains/crews are absolute professionals. Carlos and Christian were amazing to fish with!!

    Tracey VanVeckhoven 7/14/2019
  • TraceyOKC Avatar

    5 star rating Cala Mia ROCKS!! This place is unbelievable! Not only is it absolutely beautiful, but the service is incredible as well. I really like the fact that there are not hundreds of people there so you feel like you are having more of a private experience.

    The fishing is fantastic. The captains/crews are absolute professionals. Carlos and Christian were amazing to fish with!!

    We liked it so much, we’ve been twice!

    TraceyOKC 7/11/2019