Sunrise Charters Panama promises to take you to the best fishing grounds Central America has to offer. From the Pearl Islands Archipelago to the 20 Fathom Trench, Taboga and Otoque Islands, and beyond to the deep, you’re in for a thrilling adventure on the crystal clear blue waters, going after monster fish.

The boat operates out of Panama City’s Diablo Marina where Captain Jairo and his family will welcome you aboard the beautiful 26’ Seaswirl Striper with open arms. The spacious vessel has room for up to 8 guests, with 4 people being able to fish at the same time. Take advantage of the wealth of drinks on offer, while the crew can even fire up the BBQ at a cost to make your holiday dreams come true.

Built with fishing in mind, the boat features the latest Garmin electronics, a fish finder, ice box, all safety equipment, a multimedia system, and a private toilet. Rest assured you’re in for a smooth and safe ride to sea, with all the gear to get you filling the boat.

Test your bottom fishing skills along the nearshore reefs and around the islands, or deep drop in the open oceans. Troll to entice the bite of monster fish, or even try snorkeling to experience the aquatic world from underneath the surface so nobody misses out!

Come aboard for as little as 4 hours or as much as 8, and discover the rich fishing grounds up to 60 miles offshore. Tasty bottom-dwellers like Snappers and Groupers will make for a delicious dinner, while Sailfish and Tuna make up the big game fishing prizes. Get ready for some serious action with plenty of rewards at the end of the day, as you go after the catch of a lifetime.

Before coming aboard, make sure to get in touch with the crew and they can arrange to pick you up in the nearby area for a minimal cost. At the end of the day, they’ll even clean and fillet a number of your fish for you to take back to shore.

Come aboard Sunrise Charters Panama in Panama City and embark on a fishing trip like never before!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day – Pearl Islands Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $800
    This 8-hour private trip is the best one to make the most of your fishing day. Head to the Pearl Islands Archipelago fishing grounds to catch big game fish, such as Yellowfin Tuna, Wahoo along with Mahi Mahi, Snapper, Jack Crevalle, and plenty more. The boat will provide all the fishing gear, drinking water, snacks, soft drinks, and beer. You can bring a packed lunch, which can go into the captain's big cooler with ice on board. Pack sunscreen, sunglasses, sun clothing, and camera.
  • Private trip
    Day Trip Otoque & Taboga Islands
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    Spend the day trolling around the islands of Taboga and Otoque and sample some of the finest fish that these grounds hold. With plenty of islands, located around 22 miles off the Panama City shore there are King Mackerel, Roosterfish, Mahi Mahi, Snappers and more. The crew will supply all the gear, as well as snacks, soft drinks, and some beer.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Taboga/20 Fathom Trench
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Spend the day trolling, jigging, popping, and fishing the productive grounds of 20 Fathom Trench and around the island of Taboga (on the way back), targeting big, tasty fish like King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, and other game fish. You will head out up to some 20 miles offshore. While the boat is licensed for up to 8 guests, 4 anglers make for the best fishing experience. When you come on board, you will find a selection of fishing gear, snacks, soft drinks, water, and beer.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $500
    If you love fishing but don't have enough time to spend the whole day on the water, this is the trip for you. Get out on the rich waters of the Panama Bay first thing in the morning for a thrilling few hours of fishing. Snappers, Mahi Mahi, Mackerel, and many more creatures will be biting at the end of your line. The crew will supply all the gear, as well as snacks, soft drinks, and some beer. This package is great for novice anglers, families, or friends on vacation.
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About the Charter Operator

Sunrise Charters Panama
Panama City, Panamá
2 Fishing Reports
14 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2019
Sunrise Charters Panama was an idea formed by a family who shares a respect for nature and a love of adventure fishing. We are here to fulfill all of your fishing experience! If you’ve ever wanted to catch a big game Sailfish or never even had a chance to try out fishing, Sunrise Charters is here for you in order to be sure you have the best time possible. We are passionate about great customer experience and have built up a fantastic fleet of fishing vessels to share our beloved waters with anglers from around the globe. Onboard you will find an experienced crew, top of the line fishing gear targeting all species and fishing techniques based on the season.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonito Bonito
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Sailfish Sailfish
Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)

Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Bluefin) Tuna (Bluefin)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Seaswirl Striper (Center console) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2019. Powered by 2 200HP Mercury engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
8 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Handline
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Peter S.
Colón, Provincia De Colon
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Great Day At Sea

VERIFIED   Full Day – Pearl Islands Fishing on December 23, 2020
Hats off to the whole company. Difficult times with Panamanian Government not really knowing what they are doing or how to...
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 2, 2021
In life stuff happens, its how you handle it that makes a difference. Shortly after booking, Andres contacted me and informed...
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Full Day – Pearl Islands Fishing on October 24, 2020
AMAZING - this definitely the best fishing trip I have had in Panama: 1. Equipment is in excellent conditions (new...
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Great Experience and specially excellent crew!!

Day Trip Otoque & Taboga Islands on October 18, 2020
What an amazing trip we had, the crew knew excellent spots for fishing and showed how amazing this sport is. You will...
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Franklin C.
Panama City, Provincia De Panama
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Day Trip Otoque & Taboga Islands on March 14, 2021
We really enjoy this fishing adventure: trolling casting, jigging. Outstanding crew and Capitan. Highly recommended!!
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FAQs about Sunrise Charters Panama

Sunrise Charters Panama offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - Full Day Taboga/20 Fathom Trench (8 hours)
  • $650 per group - Day Trip Otoque & Taboga Islands (8 hours)
  • $800 per group - Full Day – Pearl Islands Fishing (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Sunrise Charters Panama, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder (Ecosonda Charplotter Garmin Echomap 72 Cv)
  • Snorkeling Equipment (On request)
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Sunrise Charters Panama include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (For a limited number of fish)
  • Snacks
  • Drinks (Water, Gatorade, Beer)
  • First Mate (Tips expected)
  • Fishing License

Sunrise Charters Panama offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Sunrise Charters Panama offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Spearfishing (On request)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Sunrise Charters Panama include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Great)
  • Bonito
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Bluefin)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo