Panama GEM Charters - 27’ Proline

Panama GEM Charters takes you fishing around the iconic waterways aboard their speedy and reliable 27’ Proline. Whether it’s Pearl Islands Archipelago, 20 Fathom Trench, or Taboga Island, you can sample some of the finest game species here, including Mahi and Wahoo, and much more.

And, no matter how skilled you are, the crew will gladly accommodate you and help turn your fishing day into a lasting memory.

When you come onboard, you will find a selection of fishing gear, snacks, soft drinks, water, and beer. The crew will supply all the safety gear, tackle, lures, and bait. The boat can take up to 9 people who will have enough space to fish but also enjoy the view and the ride. The boat is equipped with twin 150 HP Yamaha engine, has GPS and a fishfinder, as well as a toilet, an ice box, and a multimedia system.

Anglers onboard can try trolling or bottom fishing and the crew will make sure you have a productive day. Just one look at the photos of the catch and you’ll see how big these Mahi can get. There are also big Tunas, tasty Snapper, and massive Amberjacks. The captain will advise what works the best according to the weather and what you want to catch.

Pack sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, as well as a camera. You may want to bring some extra layers of clothing just in case.

Book your spot, invite your friends, and come for a blast!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Extended Trip - Big Game
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    10 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,195
    price breakdown
    $1,195
    Departing from Panama and cruising up to 80 miles to the main continental drop to battle big game pelagics like Marlin, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Yellowfin and even the mighty Bluefin Tuna. This is the ultimate fishing experience in Panama! therefore a super early departure is necessary and a late return. We can either spend all day in open sea or we can do a quick stop for a swim around noon at the nearest island and even try some coastal fishing
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Pearl Islands Combo
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $895
    price breakdown
    $895
    Head to the Pearl Islands Archipelago and sample some of the finest fish that these fisheries hold. There are many Wahoo, Mahi, Mackerels, and Snapper here and you're going to love it. The scenery's striking and experienced fishermen will have enough time to explore the waters. The gear is waiting for you onboard, but you should bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. Pack some food while you can get some drinks onboard.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Taboga Island
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $695
    price breakdown
    $695
    Trolling/Popping/Jigging fishing trip. We will head to the Taboga Island and 20 Fathom Trench which are excellent fishing grounds for Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, and other game fish. You will head out up to some 20 miles offshore or less and will have a good chance to come back with a hefty catch. The gear is supplied onboard, as well as some snacks, juice, beer, and water. You should pack sunscreen, a a hat, sunglasses, a camera. This is a good option for avid anglers.
  • Shared trip
    Club de Yates y Pesca Fishing Comp.
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip Jul 27 - Jul 28 (Fri, Sat)
    $1,300
    price breakdown
    $1,300
    Join our fishing team for the coming Fishing Tournament, the CLUB DE YATES Y PESCA FISHING TOURNAMENT. fish our Fishing Team at the Pearl Islands Archipelago for 2 days! The first tournament held this year which was on June 1-2 we got 1st on Trevalie category so the stakes are high! FISH ON!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $575
    price breakdown
    $575
    On this half day trip, we will do trolling, popping, and jigging. You will have enough time for a glimpse at what Panama waters have in store and maybe even come back with a nice catch. It could be anything from a Mahi Mahi to Snapper, Mackerel, and much more. The crew will supply all the gear, as well as snacks, soft drinks, and some beer. You should bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and a camera. This package is great for novice anglers, families, and group of friends on vacation.
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About the Charter Operator

Panama GEM Charters
Panama City, Panamá
Angler's Choice
32 Fishing Reports
41 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Skipjack) Tuna (Skipjack)
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)

Boat Specs

Proline (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 150HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
9 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
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Multimedia System

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
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 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

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

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Recent Fishing Reports

Monster Mahi action in beautiful Panama
Monster Mahi action in beautiful Panama
November 23, 2020
November and December are characterized for calm seas, good fishing and fun times! We had a solo client who received a beating pulling in monster mahis all day long until he had to ask us to take a break and go for a swim at Taboga island on the way back to Panama City.
Crazy turtle encounter on an deepsea dri
Crazy turtle encounter on an deepsea dri
November 18, 2020
On our way back to Panama City from the Pearl islands, a group of islands 35 nautical miles from the city we passed across a drift line so we slowed down to avoid hitting any drift wood. Suddenly we spotted one of this driftwoods moving, got closer and there it was! This huge turtle cruising along the drift. Seas were pretty calm so decided to put our snorkel gear on and jumped in the water for a while next to this beatufil creature. After checking for any trash stuck to it and making sure she was fine we snapped a few images and let her continue with its course! PANAMA IS BEAUTIFUL!!!!
 double Rooster Fish action with BONUS!
double Rooster Fish action with BONUS!
August 25, 2019
The day started early, at 5:50 am we were on our way to the fishing grounds, as we approached the archipelago, we found some bait around, so we decided to troll. 5 minutes later we had our first fish, a big pacific bonita. Since our goal was to do some live bait fishing, we reeled in the lines and continued to cruise to the islands. Once we reached the islands a storm hit so we moved to an island looking for shelter. Once on the island shore, we got some bait as the storm ceased and set course to punta cocos, a well-known fishing bank but we turned back because the wind was picking up. We no doubt in our minds that we will find some big fish around Isla del Rey, the biggest island of the archipelago. We started sounding the bottom for some action and found a spot at 60 feet of water, dropped our baits and waited 30 mins, as we were discussing changing spots, the rod just went off, we had something big on the line. It was a good 15 min fight till we finally saw the fish, a big 25 pound amberjack, just what we were looking for. With excitement we put in new baits and repositioned the boat, but didn’t get any more bites there. Once again we where sounding the bottom and looking for a new spot. About 6 miles from the previous spot we found some action, at 50 feet of water, with our last 2 baits we knew the trips was getting to an end, but never expected what was about to happen. We dropped our baits and decided we will only give 20 minutes till we head off. Surprisingly 5 minutes after one of the rods went off. As we decided who was going to take it the other rod also went off, and the battle started. We had no idea what was on the other side of the line, the fight went on for about 20 minutes till we saw some color, and the adrenaline kicked in, it was the first roosterfish any of us had caught, and to make It better, we caught two! Got both fish on board, snapped some pictures and quickly released them. This trip was unbelievable, even though we had to change our course mid-way because of the weather is was all a success and we came back home very happy and wanting our next adventure to begin.

Customer Reviews

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4.50
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
85%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
56%
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Patty R.
Panama City, FL
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Full day to Las Perlas - 3 TIMES!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip - Pearl Islands Combo on November 7, 2020
Full disclosure, this is the 3rd time I’ve chartered this exact fishing trip with Panama Gem Charters.  I enjoy...
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Best Fishing Charter in Panama Bay!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on January 4, 2020
Captain Miguel is without a doubt a master of his craft and the best Captain we could have asked for on our half day fishing...
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Extended 10 hour trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Extended Trip - Big Game on February 6, 2020
We didn’t catch the big sailfish or yellowfin tuna we were after, but Miguel and Pedro had us on fish all day long. We...
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Full Day Trip to Tobago Island

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Taboga Island on February 11, 2020
Excellent trip captained by Jorge!  Tried trolling at beginning but after and hour of not catching anything, pulled up...
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Full Day Trip - Pearl Islands

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Pearl Islands Combo on January 13, 2020
We had the best time on the full day trip to Pearl Islands.  Miguel was a wonderful Captain, spoke great English, and...
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