Panama is the perfect place to catch that fish you’ve always dreamed of. Fish In Panama Charters are here to make it happen. As you head out off the coast, you’re entering the area of 200 nautical miles of pure pelagic fishing. There’s also a great number of islands with excellent action on the rocky bottom.

The boat you’ll be fishing from is a 27’ Caribe Pro, newly restored in 2019. She’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine that can reach the maximum speed of 28 knots. This means you’ll reach your fishing spot very fast. The boat features a live bait tank, 3 coolers, and downriggers. To make sure everything goes smoothly, the captain also takes the first mate on the boat. Both of them speak English and Spanish.

Capt. Richard will meet you at Rampa Pública De Diablo. There’s free parking nearby but no shops, so come prepared. However, the captain provides drinks and food for the day and everything is included in the price. In case you want to bring your own beverages, there’s a cooler on the boat where you can keep them.

On your inshore trips, you’re most likely to target Bonito, Roosterfish, and Mackerel. Offshore trips will take you further, on some occasions even up to 40 miles offshore. This is where you’ll target those big game fish species everybody wants! You can encounter Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, and Mahi Mahi.

Catch a trophy you’ll be proud of your whole life! Book now and make sure you have your spot on Richard’s boat.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Inshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $700
    Stay closer to the shore and target amazing fish. The captain will provide your fishing equipment, snacks, and drinks. Bring your ID or passport. Fish cleaning is also included in the price, so better make sure to catch the tastiest fish out there!
  • Private trip
    Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $800
    The captain can take you up to 40 miles offshore but most of the time, even 11 miles is enough to reach the depths where big game fish are. You'll target Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Marlin, Wahoo, and Tuna. Bring your ID if you're a local or your passport if you're a visitor. The captain will provide your snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Perlas Offshore Trip
    FREE Cancellation 30 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,200
    This offshore adventure will take you up to 40 miles from the coast so you can target the productive grounds surrounding Pearl Islands. You'll get to fish for Yellowfin Tuna, Amberjack, Pompano, Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Roosterfish. The list almost seems endless so come on board and have some fun!
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About the Captain

Richard Tovar
Panama City, Panamá
4 Customer reviews
Response time 5 hours
Member since April 2019
Captain Richard is 33 years old and has been sportfishing all his life. He started alone when he was 16 and also worked as Doc Master at the "Tropic Star Lodge" for 2 years, taking care of the logistics and fishing. He worked at the Gamboa Marina Resort as Marina and fishing manager. This is the first boat he owns but he has managed the fishing and logistics part of his friend's boat. Captain Richard participates in the Yamaha Tournament, Hacienda del Mar Tournament, Fishing and Yacht Club tournament, and some other local ones. He also owns a rowing gym where he trains people for international championships. The captain speaks English and Spanish.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Marlin (Black) Black Marlin
Marlin (Blue) Blue Marlin

Boat specs

Caribe Pro (Angler) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
live bait
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
4 of them
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
bas

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Sandwich, fruit/chips/chocolate
Drinks
Ice, beer, water, sodas, client can ask for wine
First Mate
Speaks perfect English; tips are welcome
Fishing License

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 30 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 30 days 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
Has to be older than 12; no deep sea fishing
Crew Keeps Catch
only select fish
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer reviews

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Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Wahoo
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Cooper J. P.
Tuscaloosa, AL
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Las Perlas Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Perlas Offshore Trip on September 6, 2022
We had a fantastic day! I cannot say enough good things about Captain Richard and his professional crew. They were prompt,...
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Sharon G.
Westminster, CO
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Great fishing

VERIFIED   Perlas Offshore Trip on December 27, 2021
Richard and Ricardo the captain the captain and first mate were very knowledgeable fellows and a joy to fish with. They were...
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Brandon W.
Cape Girardeau, MO
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Perfect Day

VERIFIED   Offshore Trip on August 13, 2022
Very good captain.
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Randall G.
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Fishing with Richard

VERIFIED   Offshore Trip on September 3, 2021
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FAQs about Fish In Panama Charters

Fish In Panama Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $700 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Inshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $75 per person after 4 guests - Offshore Trip (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $100 per person after 4 guests - Perlas Offshore Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fish In Panama Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Snorkeling Equipment 4 of them
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Spearfishing Equipment bas
  • Ice Box 3 coolers

Trips booked with Fish In Panama Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Snacks (Sandwich, fruit/chips/chocolate)
  • Drinks (Ice, beer, water, sodas, client can ask for wine)
  • First Mate (Speaks perfect English; tips are welcome)
  • Fishing License

Fish In Panama Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Fish In Panama Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling (live bait )
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fish In Panama Charters include:
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Marlin (Black)
  • Marlin (Blue)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo