Panama GEM Charters - 31’ Contender

Panama GEM Charters invites you to an amazing fishing adventure starting out of Panama Bay. It makes no difference if you’re a seasoned angler or one who’s just starting out, the most important thing is that you’re determined to go after real game fish.

Many expert fishermen and boat lovers agree that the Contender 31’ is at the top of the list of the best fishing boats. These boats are fast, strong, and perfectly fit the needs of even the most demanding of fishermen. Some of the equipment found on the ship includes a 40-gallon live bait tank, tuna tubes, top of the line fishing equipment, and more. With its two Yamaha 250 engines, get ready to feel the power of a boat designed by professionals for professionals.

The local waters are home to a variety of species you’re sure to have fun hooking, including Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Red Snapper, Tuna, and more. The crew can also provide snorkeling equipment for those who’d like to explore the waters more intimately.

Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price, and the crew is happy to clean anything you’ve caught after the trip. Light snacks and drinks are also included, so the only thing you really need to worry about is bringing a pair of sunglasses and a camera to record your adventure!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Pearl Islands
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    The Pearl Islands Archipelago is probably the place to go if you find yourself in Panama with an itch to fish. You can encounter species like Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Jack Crevalle, and many more besides. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, along with food, drinks, snorkeling gear, and a devoted crew.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This trip involves going to the Taboga Island and 20 Fathom Trench, where you can fish for species like Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Amberjack, and so much more. Being a full day trip, you'll have plenty of time to visit all the good spots, and hopefully catch a lot of fish. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, tackle, snacks, and drinks. Make sure to bring a pair of polarized sunglasses, as well as a hat and camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This trip is a nice introduction into what the waters near Panama Bay have to offer. You may run into anything from a Mahi Mahi to Wahoo, Barracuda, and more. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price, along with drinks and snack, while the crew will work relentlessly to provide you with the best possible experience.

About the Charter Operator

Panama GEM Charters
Panama City, Panamá
35 Fishing Reports
41 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2014
Panama GEM Charters is a premier charter operator focusing on all the marine services but with a big emphasis on fishing charters. Onboard you will find an experienced crew, top of the line fishing gear targeting all species and fishing techniques based on the season. No matter how skilled you are, you will enjoy Panama Gem's top quality service with bilingual crews, all beverages and snacks, and a top quality experience every time.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack (Almaco) Jack (Almaco)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred) Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)

Trevally (Giant) Trevally (Giant)
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

31 ft
10 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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