Panama GEM Charters - 60’ Bertram
The Panama GEM Charters team invites you to join them on an authentic Panama fishing adventure to remember. The crew welcomes guests of all shapes and sizes, be it family vacations, business trips, or something else entirely. Fishing is only part of the experience, and the team will do their best to make the entire experience memorable for everyone.
The boat you will be on is a spacious 60’ Bertram beauty, as you can easily see from the photos. It comes with an enclosed flying bridge and has enough space to fit a full shop’s worth of gear. It also has 3 staterooms for whenever you decide you need a break from it all.
The local fishery is very diverse, so you can expect to encounter anything from Mahi Mahi and Wahoo to Red Snapper and Giant Trevally when fishing deeper waters. If you want to bring someone who might not be a big fan of fishing, the crew can provide snorkeling gear for them to explore the bottom reaches instead.
The price of any given trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, along with drinks and snacks. The crew will also be happy to clean anything you catch during the trip so you don’t have to bother. Pack your camera and a pair of polarized sunglasses, and you’re all set to have an unforgettable experience.
The Panama GEM Charters team invites you to join them on an authentic Panama fishing adventure to remember. The crew welcomes guests of all shapes and sizes, be it family vacations, business trips, or something else entirely. Fishing is only part of
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Fishing License Included
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About this listing
Bertram (Offshore sport fishing) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 1925HP Caterpillar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 39 knots.
Types of Fishing
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.
About the Charter Operator
Member since February 2014
Went fishing on December 23, 2015
Fishing is not a priority on this boat. The captain and crew spoke no English. It was impossible to align our objectives with the Captain. We basically stopped fishing at noon. If you want a pleasure cruise, this is the boat for you but if you want to fish… not so much
The Team at Panama GEM Charters did a great job of helping sort out our issues. First Class customer service. Work directly with GEM Charter team and I’m sure you will find a boat that meets your fishing or pleasure boat needs.
Fished December 2015Fished December 23, 2015Roy Beckelhymer does not recommend Panama GEM Charters - 60’ Bertram
Went fishing on January 31, 2015
Sorry Ive taken so long to get back to you - was busy catching up with work, and I wanted to give it some time to see if my opinion would soften as to how the day went down.
Unfortunately I don’t have much good to say about our experience with your Captain, who was apathetic to say the least.
I know we got a late start (our fault) so wasn’t expecting much in the way of fishing, but when we got to the island we had to wait several hours for the food to come, and when it came it was cold
The problem is is the Captain didn’t seem to care much that the food wasn’t coming out, and it was only after several calls by me to Eddie, and after almost insisting that he pull anchor and take us back to Panama so we could get something to eat that he finally made an effort to launch the tender with the mate to go look for the food.
Everytime we made and enquiry to him to call the restaurant to find out about the lunch all he would tell us was “its coming” - this was after us waiting patiently for several hours and it had to get to the point where the guys starting cussing.
It took him FOREVER to launch the tender to finally go look for the food. On top of all of that he couldn’t seem to get the launch back onto the boat, so he ended up towing it around to another inlet and then like Keystone Cops they burned a lot of our time trying to get it back on the boat.
So all in all we burned about 4 hours sitting in that cove, a good portion of which we could have been out on the water.
Again, I can’t complain about not catching any fish and to be honest we were really just out for a relaxing day on the water, but the whole lunch fiasco really spoiled the day and left a terrible taste (or lack there of ) in our mouths.
Really, that captain was an not professional at all.
All the guys were upset.
Suffice it to say I would not recommend him as a man to go to sea with again
PS a couple of the guys in our group are serious sport fishermen and they said the rigs that the mate set were a waste of time and he didn’t know what or how to set for fish
Fished January 2015Fished January 31, 2015Brandon does not recommend Panama GEM Charters - 60’ Bertram
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