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 20’ Sea Pro center console that accommodates up to 5 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 Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $450
    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.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    Visit Taboguilla and Taboga and spend 4 hours fishing these fishing grounds!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Bottom Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day – 20 Fathom and Taboguilla
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    Fishing on this trip – Visit 20 Fathom, Taboguilla, etc.
  • Private trip
    Taboga Island Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    Full day 20 fathom
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $750
    visit the famous 20 fathom current
  • Private trip
    Otoque Island Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $925
    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.
  • Private trip
    Las Perlas Archipelago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,850
    Visit Las Perlas Archipelago for this multiday trip!
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About the Charter Operator

Blue Lobster
Panama City, Panamá
11 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
10 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.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Sea Pro (Center console) originally built in 1994, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 150HP HONDA engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing techniques

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

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Panoptix livescope
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days 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 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Anglers Claimed
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Jeff F.
St. George, UT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day trip

VERIFIED   Taboga Island Trip on March 8, 2022
We met the crew at the public boat dock and headed out to the nearby islands. We had our first fish on minutes later, it was...
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Matt H.
Talleyville, DE
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Blue Lobster Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on June 18, 2022
We had an awesome time with Gustavo and Marco! Our goal was to catch a Roosterfish, so we went out in the morning and spent...
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Thania Z.
Panama City, Panama
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with captain Gustavo

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on May 2, 2022
Una magnífica experiencia de pesca con Blue Lobster. La dedicación y el cuidado del más mínimo detalle por parte de Gustavo,...
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Nate D.
Panama City, Panama
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day bottom fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Bottom Fishing on January 4, 2022
We booked half a day of bottom fishing with the Blue Lobster and had a great time. Bottom fishing was a bit slow so the captain...
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Ernest W.
UPR MARLBORO, MD
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I had a half day

VERIFIED   Half Day Bottom Fishing on May 7, 2022
My crew and myself had a great time on the trip. Everything was as expected I hope to use the captain on my next trip to Panama.
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FAQs about Blue Lobster

Blue Lobster offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Bottom Fishing (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Bottom Fishing (8 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day – 20 Fathom and Taboguilla (8 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - Taboga Island Trip (8 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $25 per person after 3 guests - Full day 20 fathom (8 hours)
  • $925 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - Otoque Island Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,850 per group, additional $250 per person after 3 guests - Las Perlas Archipelago (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Blue Lobster, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder Panoptix livescope
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

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

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