Panama Fishing Trip

From the Panama Canal to the deep waters of the Pacific, via the stunning lakes and rivers, Panama Fishing Trip will take you to it all. Come aboard and get your hands on some of the world’s most sought-after inshore fish, as you put your angling skills to the test and spice up your holiday!

Who better to take you out than a passionate, local angler? Captain Rene Him has been fishing these waters since he can remember and still gets the same buzz out of reeling in a big one. With plenty of tournament experience under his belt, he’s just the guy to get you landing in the fish you want, and he promises to do everything he can to make your holiday dreams come true.

Up to 4 guests are welcome aboard the 20’ purpose-built fishing vessel. Light and featuring a shallow hull, she’ll whizz you off to the prioductive fishing grounds, reaching the spots plenty of others can’t get to. Make yourselves at home, as Capt. Rene serves up a slew of soft drinks and snacks to keep you energized throughout.

When it comes to the fishing, you’ll also have everything you need for a productive day out. Using the latest Abu Garcia and Shimano gear, and live bait, you’ll have the edge over your target fish. Get ready for plenty of thrilling, rod-bending action, as you target tough-fighting Tarpon, Snook, Snappers, Jacks, and dazzling Peacock Bass, among many more.

Not only will the captain make sure you’re well looked after on board, he’ll also pick you up in the city Just get in touch and let him know where you’re staying, and he’ll take care of the rest.

In fact, there’s nothing really left for you to worry about other than coming aboard with Panama Fishing Trip, and enjoying in some of the world’s best inshore fishing! you decide the place and you will be there.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3.5 hours Fishing day on GatunLake
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $295
    Come and live the experience on Panama with PanamaFishingTrip on the Panama Canal
  • Private trip
    4 hours trip pm gatun lake
    In demand! Last booked: 15 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $295
    gatun lake will make you enjoy! from start to end, we had more than 10 diferents kinds of fish and we will get crazy!! fishing them!
  • Private trip
    Half day fishing, gatun lake
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $370
    Come and meet the waters of Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal and live the experience of fishing in its waters for species such as peacockbass, snook, tarpon,
  • Private trip
    Half day fishing, gatun lake
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $370
    Come and meet the waters of Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal and live the experience of fishing in its waters for species such as peacockbass, snook, tarpon and others You will have a special fishing day! That you will never forget
  • Private trip
    Gatun lake full day
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $475
    Come and meet the waters of Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal and live the experience of fishing in its waters for species such as peacockbass, snook, tarpon,
  • Private trip
    gatun lake crazy fisher
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $595
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About the Charter Operator

Panamafishingtrip
Gamboa, Panamá
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57 Customer reviews
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Member since February 2020
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An avid angler his whole life, Capt. Rene decided that he'd love to share his passion with as many people as possible, and opened his own charter business in 2015. Alongside his full-time job, he loves taking people out on the water and showing them the riches of his native land, and giving them a hand to catch the fish they've always dreamed of.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Boat specs

Yamaha (Classic) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 60HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Bayano
Lake Fishing
Gamboa
Inshore Fishing
Bahia Panama

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment

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
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
Visa
Mastercard
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 57 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Deb T.
Gatineau, Quebec
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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4.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

8 hrs with Captain Rene

VERIFIED   NEW  Half day fishing, gatun lake on January 19, 2023
Peacock bass was on my bucket list forever!!! Not only did I catch many Peacock bass but I also catch a Snook and an Oscar!
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Mark P.
La Grange, IL
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Best captain ever

VERIFIED   3.5 hours Fishing day on GatunLake on October 11, 2022
Captain Renee did not disappoint!! Me and my brother went out with him and started out targeting Jack Carvel on top water at...
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John K.
Gulf Breeze, FL
Excellent
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Half day with Capt Rene

VERIFIED   4 hours trip pm gatun lake on August 28, 2022
Great day with Capt Rene! He helped me catch my bucket list fish and helped my brother in law to load up on his first fishing...
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Dylan E.
San Miguelito, Panama
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Amazing day

VERIFIED   Half day fishing, gatun lake on July 25, 2022
Went fishing with Capt Rene. Definitely was a pleasure to meet him. An experienced angler who knows what he’s talking about....
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Steve M.
South Amherst, OH
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Amazing 8 hour trip

VERIFIED   Gatun lake full day on July 8, 2022
I routinely go on fishing charters and have had my share of bad experiences. As such, I’m extremely appreciative when I have...
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FAQs about Panama Fishing Trip

Panama Fishing Trip offers the following trips to customers:
  • $295 per group, additional $60 per person after 2 guests - 3.5 hours Fishing day on GatunLake (4 hours)
  • $295 per group, additional $60 per person after 2 guests - 4 hours trip pm gatun lake (4 hours)
  • $370 per group, additional $60 per person after 2 guests - Half day fishing, gatun lake (6 hours)
  • $370 per group, additional $60 per person after 2 guests - Half day fishing, gatun lake (6 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $70 per person after 2 guests - Gatun lake full day (8 hours)
  • $595 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - gatun lake crazy fisher (12 hours)

When you book a trip with Panama Fishing Trip, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Panama Fishing Trip include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License
  • Lunch
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Panama Fishing Trip offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Bayano)
  • Lake Fishing (Gamboa)
  • Inshore Fishing (Bahia Panama)

Panama Fishing Trip offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Panama Fishing Trip include:
  • Amberjack
  • Bass (Peacock)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Needlefish
  • Seabass (White)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snook
  • Tarpon
  • Tilapia