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Dura Vida

There are several reasons to visit Panama and fishing is one of the top ones. Dura Vida charter service is here to show you how great this fishing scene is and to help you catch a trophy you’ll be proud of. Leave the sandy beaches for a day and set off to the depths with Capt. Esteban. He’ll find great fishing spots in no time and share some of the tricks only local anglers know.

You’ll be fishing on a 32’ Grady White boat that accommodates up to 8 guests. This offshore boat works great for long distances, since she’s powered by twin 350 HP Yamaha engines and can reach a maximum speed of 38 knots. The boat has a private toilet, an enclosed cabin with air-conditioning, and a basic galley. Even a full day trip will be a comfortable one!

There are lots of different techniques you can use to catch fish and it all depends on what you’re going after. Bottom fishing is the best choice for Snapper and Grouper, while trolling works great for Mahi Mahi and different types of Tuna. You can also go after Golden Trevally, Amberjack, Mackerel, and many more.

Your captain will cover all fishing equipment you’ll need and clean your catch free of charge. You’ll need to purchase your fishing license and bring food and drinks. Since it gets quite hot at the open sea, make sure to bring your sunscreen, hats, and sunglasses.

Dura Vida offers family-friendly trips, so you can spend the day of fun and excitement with your loved ones. Just pick a date and think about what you want to catch!

About the Captain

Esteban Arosemena
Panama City, Panamá
Captain Esteban has been fishing since he was a kid. What first started as a hobby, turned into a passion, and finally became a profession. Sharing his experience with other people and teaching them to catch fish is one of the most rewarding parts of this job.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper

Boat specs

Grady White (Cuddy cabin) originally built in 2001. Powered by 2 350HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 38 knots.

32 ft
8 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing techniques

Heavy Tackle
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing


Air Conditioning
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


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:

Bank Transfer

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FAQs about Dura Vida

Dura Vida offers the following trip to customers:
  • $1,500 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Dura Vida, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Dura Vida include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • First Mate

Dura Vida offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Dura Vida offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Handline
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Dura Vida include:
  • Amberjack
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Snapper (Yellowtail)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Trevally (Golden)
  • Tuna (Albacore)
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)