El Rio Negro Fishing Lodge is located just outside of Santiago in the little beach town of Playa Reina, on the Azuero Peninsula Panama. You will find some of the best sportfishing in the world here. We are logistically situated between two of Panama’s largest national parks, Isla Coiba and Cerro Hoya.  There are a wide variety of different species of fish to be caught all year round. Monster Wahoo, Dorado, Yellow fin Tuna, Pacific Blue Marlin, Black Marlin, Striped Marlin, Pacific Sailfish, Cubera Snapper, Amber-jack, Grouper and Rooster fish to name a few.

With over 25 years of  charter fishing experience and local knowledge of the waters, we will take you to some of the best fishing grounds on the planet. Fish the world renowned waters off of Coiba National Preserve, Isla Cebaco, Punta Naranjo, Hannibal Banks and other local areas on our custom fleet of Super Pangas. Our boats are custom built by us in order to be able to navigate in and out of the Rio Negro River and offer clients a true stand up fishing experience in the waters off Panama’s tuna coast. Our boats are all center consoles with custom T-tops and range from 25′ to 35′ powered by Yamaha outboards. It is important to us that we provide you a wide range of sportfishing experiences during your stay, so expect to see different fishing techniques like; trolling, popping, jigging and live bait in order to target specific species. All the fishing trips include bait, tackle, rods, beers, drinks, snacks and lunch.

If you are planning a fishing vacation, you have probably heard of Panama during the research phase of organizing your trip. This is because Panama Sportfishing is among the best in the world. Our charter fishing packages include everything from transportation, amazing accommodations and an all inclusive experience (no meal or bar tabs here!). If your passionate about fishing and are planning your next trip to Panama we are looking forward to hearing from you.


Sportfishing Pricing Rates & Packages. At El Rio Negro Fishing Lodge we truly strive to personalize your stay in Panama and customize your fishing experience, whether you want to fish the world-renowned waters off Coiba National Preserve or catch big fish for keeps in the untouched waters off of Cebaco Island. We provide customized packages…

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The Lodge

Accommodations at El Rio Negro Sportfishing Lodge. At El Rio Negro we truly strive to personalize your stay in Panama and customize your sportfishing package. We achieve this by staying as we always have, a small boutique operation. We are not a hotel open to the public, guests are here for only one reason and…

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Sportfishing in Panama. We are based in the world-renowned trophy sport fishing grounds near Isla Cebaco, Isla Coiba, Hannibal banks and Punta Naranjo. Our typical catch includes- Yellow-fin Tuna, Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Amber-Jack, Cubera Snapper, Rooster Fish and Dorado. Our waters in Panama are equaled by few places left on the planet.…

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