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
    Half day fishing, gatun lake
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $350
    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 12:00 PM
    $350
    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
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    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
    Bayano River Full Day
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - May 1
    $550
    Come aboard and get ready to take on some of the prized species inhabiting Rio de Bayano. The river is located in Chepo, 1 hour from the city, in a town where people have traditionally been dedicated to fishing. On this fishing trip, you can practice many techniques such as casting, jigging, trolling and live bait fishing, depending on the tides. The place is full of Tarpon, Snapper, Snook, and many other species. You will have a great day.
  • Private trip
    gatun lake crazy fisher
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    11 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
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About the Captain

Rene Him
Gamboa, Panamá
Angler's Choice
ID & License verified
18 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2020
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

Bass (Peacock) Peacock Bass
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Seabass (White) White Seabass
Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper

Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

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

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Snacks
Drinks
Fishing License
Not required

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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 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
Catch and Release Mandatory
Tarpon

Payment

Book with 25% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Half day trip with Captain Rene
Half day trip with Captain Rene
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Chieng M.
Irving, TX
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
Overall

1 day and half with Captain Rene

VERIFIED   NEW  Half day fishing, gatun lake on April 24, 2022
Amazing time on the water with Captain Rene.  Having travel the world and fishing in different places, Captain Rene is extremely...
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Tyler S.
Justin, TX
Excellent
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Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Best trip I’ve ever been on

VERIFIED   Gatun lake full day on February 28, 2022
Let me start by saying I am an Avid fishermen in the states and I have been on many guided trips across the globe. This...
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Bluffdale, UT
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Rene Him and Gerardo Duran

Half day fishing, gatun lake on December 28, 2021
My family of six booked 2 boats (one with Rene Him and one with Gerardo Duran) to go fishing on Lake Gatun for the morning...
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Pam S.
Metairie, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Fishing With Rene

VERIFIED   Half day fishing, gatun lake on March 2, 2022
My husband and son had an amazing experience with Captain Rene! He was very knowledgeable and took them to the best fishing...
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Andrew N.
Austin, TX
Excellent
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Half day trip with Captain Rene

VERIFIED   NEW  Half day fishing, gatun lake on April 25, 2022
Great trip, highly recommended doing a trip with Captain Rene. He is very knowledgeable guide on Lake Gatun and will put you...
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FAQs about Panama Fishing Trip

Panama Fishing Trip offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half day fishing, gatun lake (6 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half day fishing, gatun lake (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Gatun lake full day (8 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Bayano River Full Day (12 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - gatun lake crazy fisher (11 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
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • Fishing License (Not required)

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

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