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  • Sport Fishing in Central America at the Panama Sport Fishing Lodge El Rio Negro

Panama Sport Fishing Trip | Booking FAQ’s

Required Booking Information

To accept your reservation we will need the following information completed:
Booking Form
Release of Liability

To and from El Rio Negro Lodge

Once you set off on your Panama Sport Fishing trip you will arrive in Panama City via the Tocumen Airport. Guests have the choice of making a flight that comes in early and driving straight up to the Lodge. Or stay a night in Panama City and drive up to the lodge the next morning. Flights into Panama are the responsibility of our guests to book themselves. We recommend COPA Airlines.

The Transfer fee of if needed is is payable to EL RIO NEGRO and is NOT included in the RATE and must be added to the package price and will be billed separately.This Transfer fee includes R/T shuttle service to and from the Lodge and Panama City. Please inquire about current pricing.

Upon your departure from the Lodge we recommend you stay overnight and leave Panama City the next day. Other than your Panama Sport Fishing trip, there are many things for you to see and do in and around Panama City such as guided rainforest tours and other exciting activities, golfing at Coronado, and the always-popular tour of the Panama Canal. We can assist you in connecting you with companies that will help you make arrangements to enjoy these and other exciting activities while you are in Panama. We have a list of hotels we recommend in Panama City for the guests who stay a night or two. Please refer to our hotels in panama city page.

Forms of Payment

The acceptable forms of payment to El RIO NEGRO are at our reservation office in California. They are personal check, direct deposit or credit card (charges apply).

50% deposit is due upon booking and the final payment is due 30 days before the trip.

Required Documents

– A valid passport
– Panamanian Tourist Card

– Please check with the Panamanian Embassy website.

– Please view the new Yellow Fever Vaccination requirement.

– It is illegal to import fresh produce, fruits and meats into the country.
– You mush declare all monies, or valuables that exceed the sum of $10,000 on their person or luggage.

Information we need

Once you make your booking you will be sent a client package. This requests your:
– Date of birth
– Weight
– Passport number
– Flight information.
Our release form (mandatory)

Packing list

We like to remind our guests when packing please keep in mind our tropical climate.
– Quality high SPF sunscreen
– Polarized sunglasses
– Casual light, loose cotton clothing (long sleeve shirt)
– Swim suits
– Rubber-soled shoes
– Hat for boat
– Personal items (medication, toiletries ext)
– Camera

* Fishing Tackle
If you do not wish to bring your own tackle the lodge provides

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