Blue Lobster invites you to visit one of the most opulent fishing destinations in the world and explore it with them. If you’re not familiar with Panama’s fishing traits, all you need to know is that the name of nearby island Taboga means “abundant fish” in the indigenous language.

Captain Gustavo Moscoso is local to this area and he knows every hidden gem. He’ll give a helping hand to novice anglers and teach them a couple of tricks, but his main focus is for people to have fun on his trips and leave the boat smiling. He speaks both Spanish and English.

There are 2 main destinations to choose from. You can go to Taboga Island, which is only 20 minutes away from your launching spot. There’s a variety of fish species to catch there and it’s the best location you can go to if you’re a beginner because the action is slower than on the other island.

This brings us to Otoque island. You can catch big Yellowtail, Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Marlin, Roosterfish, Tuna, and lots more. It takes one hour to reach the spot but it surely pays off. The fish here grow to massive sizes and will always give a great fight.

You’ll be fishing from a 25’ Cobia center console that accommodates up to 7 anglers. The boat was newly restored in 2019 and has all the necessary navigational and safety equipment. There’s also a cooler on the boat to keep your drinks cold at all times.

Make sure you have your ID with you in case the Coast Guard checks the boat. Bring your snacks, drinks, and sunscreen. The captain has a few spinning and trolling rods but he prefers for you to bring your own equipment.

Blue Lobster is your gateway to a perfect day in Panama. Book now and get ready to be amazed!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $650
    On this half day trip, you'll focus on bottom fishing using live bait and visiting the many productive spots out of Panama City. Red Snapper, Grouper, Croaker, and many other bottom dwellers are all in the cards.
    Targeted fish
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Broomtail)
    Broomtail Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $725
    On this full day trip, you'll focus on bottom fishing using live bait and visiting the many productive spots out of Panama City. Red Snapper, Grouper, Croaker, and many other bottom dwellers are all in the cards.
    Targeted fish
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Grouper (Broomtail)
    Broomtail Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Taboga Island
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $800
    Taboga is close to your meeting point so it usually takes only 20 minutes to reach your fishing spot. Fishing here is great for beginners, as it's not too demanding and you can keep up with the action. Bring your snacks and drinks for the day. It's recommended you have your ID with you as they are being checked by the Coast Guard regularly.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – 20 Fathom
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $975
    Visit the famous 20-fathom current.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Otoque Island
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    US $999
    Otoque Island is further away, and it usually takes an hour to get there. The advantage of this location is that the fishing is much better in terms of species and sizes. Bring your ID, as the Coast Guard checks them regularly.
    Targeted fish
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    Las Perlas/Contadora/Saboga Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,495
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Snapper (Red)
    Red Snapper
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
  • Private trip
    Las Perlas Archipelago Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $1,975
    Visit Las Perlas Archipelago for this trip!
    Targeted fish
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Yellowtail Amberjack
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
    Roosterfish
    Roosterfish
    Sailfish
    Sailfish
    Tuna (Yellowfin)
    Yellowfin Tuna
    Wahoo
    Wahoo
    Tuna (Albacore)
    Albacore Tuna
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Snapper (Cubera)
    Cubera Snapper
    Bonito
    Bonito
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FAQs about Blue Lobster

Blue Lobster offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $650 per group, additional US $25 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • US $725 per group, additional US $25 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip – Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • US $800 per group, additional US $25 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip – Taboga Island (8 hours)
  • US $975 per group, additional US $25 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip – 20 Fathom (8 hours)
  • US $999 per group, additional US $50 per person after 6 guests - Full Day Trip – Otoque Island (8 hours)
  • US $1,495 per group, additional US $150 per person after 6 guests - Las Perlas/Contadora/Saboga Trip (8 hours)
  • US $1,975 per group, additional US $250 per person after 6 guests - Las Perlas Archipelago Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Lobster, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS Humminbird Helix
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen Bbq
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Blue Lobster include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Penn)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)
  • First Mate (Tips are appreaciated)

Blue Lobster offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Blue Lobster offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Blue Lobster include:
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo
  • Yellowtail Amberjack

Meet the Charter Operator

Blue Lobster Fishing Tours
Panama City, Panamá
19 Fishing Reports
17 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
"I initially rented boats to go fishing every weekend until I acquired the Blue Lobster and this way we are available for any fishing trip. My favorite style of fishing is trolling, but you can also pop or jig." Gustavo is local to the area, and has been fishing forever and knows every hidden gem. He's been in this business for over 5 years now.
Our Team
Gustavo M.
Captain

About this listing

Targeted species

Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Boat specs

Cobia 254 (Center console) originally built in 2004, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 115HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
7 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing
Handline
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Humminbird Helix
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Bbq

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Penn
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water
First Mate
Tips are appreaciated

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
All ages are welcome; life jackets are available
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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:

Cash
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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