Panama GEM Charters - Pontoon Boat

If you’re up for a laid-back day on the water, but still filled with chase, take a seat aboard Panama GEM’s pontoon boat and explore the waters of Lake Gatun. Here you will find year-round supply of Peacock Bass and Tarpon, stunning scenery, and a knowledgeable guide. Pack your bag and get going.

Lake Gatun is one of the largest artificial lakes and is part of the Panama Canal. It’s rich in wildlife and you will get to see numerous flocks of birds, wild monkeys, and much more. Make sure to bring a camera to make some nice imagery on your trip.

Your vessel for the day is a 25’ custom-built pontoon that can take up to eight people. The boat is powered by a 70 HP Yamaha engine and will give you enough stability to explore the fishing opportunities to the fullest. The crew will provide life jackets. Onboard you will find all the fishing gear you need, as well as some snacks and juice.

These trips are a good chance to try light tackle fishing, jigging for Peacock Bass or grappling with Tarpon. Some of these fish can grow quite big and will put to the test even the most experienced angler.

When you’re packing for the trip, make sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water to stay hydrated, and a camera. You may also want to bring an extra layer of clothes, just in case.

The crew of Panama GEM Charters has local knowledge of the lake waters and will work to make your trip enjoyable. These trips are fun and relaxing, so if you want to unwind, come here and have a day to remember!

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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
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    This lake trip is a great chance to spend the day on the waters of the famous Lake Gatun and try catching Tarpon and Peacock Bass. Come experience the waters of one of the largest man-made lakes in the world. The crew will supply all the fishing gear you need and will also include some snacks and juice. You should bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a camera. This option is suitable for novice anglers and friends on vacation.
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About the Charter Operator

Panama GEM Charters
Panama City, Panamá
35 Fishing Reports
41 Customer Reviews
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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

Bass (Peacock) Bass (Peacock)
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Custom-built (Pontoon) originally built in 1997. Powered by a 70HP Yamaha engine.

25 ft
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

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:
Bank Transfer

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

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Laurie C.
Strasburg, CO

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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip on February 28, 2020
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