Reel Panama

Reel Panama lodge and fishing center offers something different: “fishing for the rest of us”. Situated in Punta Burica, one of the most beautiful and untouched parts of Panama, this English speaking lodge will give you a glimpse of what this special country has to offer anglers and non-anglers alike.

If you want to stay in beautiful surroundings and catch fish, you have come to the right place. While Reel Panama offers fishing for fun, that is not to say that you won’t catch something big. Extremely high catch rates and the promise of having your catch cooked fresh for you on your return will give you a flavor of the local way of life. All this, with the bonus of air-conditioned accommodation and a pool for relaxing after your fishing adventure.

And what an adventure it will be. Reel Panama is located just a half mile from a thousand fathom drop: for the uninitiated, that means a fisherman’s haven is right there on the doorstep. You don’t have to fish long to get some amazing catches, with Roosterfish, Tuna, Barracuda, Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi all there, waiting to be hooked. Go out in the evening, and you will be able to bottom fish for delicious Red Snapper as well.

Don’t miss out: Reel Panama is offering an unbelievable deal of three days of fishing and four nights of accommodation at the lodge for just $695 per person. And don’t worry about accessing this remote area: the staff would be happy to pick you up in David or Paso Canoas (the border town) and deliver you back again after your stay.

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  • Private trip
    3 Day Adventure - Fishing & Lodging
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    3 days trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    per person / day
    Package includes one day of trolling, one day of spearfishing, one day exploring the local surroundings and interacting with monkeys and night fishing for red snapper. Lodging will be in air-conditioned rooms, with b&b accommodation. Your catch can be cooked for you in the evening. Unlimited relaxing at the pool and local beach is also included!
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    per person
    Bring your own gear and let's go ocean fishing in Panama! You will be fishing over the 1000 fathom drop for species such as Roosterfish, Mackerel, Bonito, Mahi Mahi, and many more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Yellowfin)
Yellowtail Amberjack

Boat Specs

Grady White (Cruiser) originally built in 1995, and restored in 2015. Powered by a 115HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

24 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Deep Sea Fishing


Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Snorkeling Equipment
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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.
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Charter Operator

Reel Panama
Limones, Panamá
Member since December 2016
"If you love something and work hard for it, it's not a job - it's fun". These are the words of Joseph Mistretta, the owner of Reel Panama. A passionate fisherman himself, Joseph wants to provide a fun experience for people who want to fish locally. All fishing trips are held with Joseph and a local captain who has grown up fishing these waters. Close to some of the best fishing grounds in the world, they are giving you the chance to catch some fish, have some fun, and enjoy your vacation in a relaxed atmosphere.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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John H.
Dallas, Texas

Amazing experience

April 21, 2016
I finally found a professional full service charter goal to professionals for deep sea fishing needs Oh,...
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