The Pearl Island Charter Company

Operating out of Flamenco Island, Panama, the “Pearls Islands Charter Company” offer everything from fishing trips in the local islands, to hardcore offshore adventure up to 30 miles out. The white sandy shores, crystal clear waters, and vibrant Pacific fisheries make Panama a destination not to be missed!

Hop aboard a 27’ World Cat walkaround, powered by twin 200 HP Yamaha engines. She comes equipped with top of the line Garmin GPS and Fishfinder, a live well, outriggers, and tuna tubes. The vessel is good for more than just fishing, with a comfortable interior complete with a multimedia system, galley, head, bed, and plenty of space both below and above deck to relax and enjoy Panama’s stunning nature.

Whether you’re after tasty table fare or an epic battle against big pelagic fish – Pearls Islands Charter Company has you covered. Depending on the area you choose to explore, you’ll target everything from Snapper and Grouper to Sailfish and Mahi Mahi. There’s also plenty of Pacific Bonito, Jack Crevalle, and Roosterfish to make things even more exciting.

The crew’s philosophy is that to catch the best you need to use the best, so you’ll be provided with top of the line fishing equipment from Penn International, Shimano, and Daiwa. You are also welcome to bring along spearfishing gear if you’re up for some more hands-on fishing.

The guys at The Pearl Island Charter Company have been running fishing trips and cruises for over 20 years, and have logged thousands of hours in the water. They believe strongly in sustainable fishing and encourage catch and release in order to preserve Panama’s fantastic fishing stock.

None the less, any catch you choose to keep will be cleaned and filleted for you. All trips can be catered upon request, and pick up from your hotel can be arranged.

Whatever the crew at Pearls Islands Charter Company can do to make your trip that little bit more special, they’re happy to oblige!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip – South Pearl Islands
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,650
    price breakdown
    $1,650
    If you want to play with the big boys, this is the place to go! You'll head between 40–60 miles out to target the likes of giant Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Broomtail Grouper. Jigging, popping, and trolling with live bait are the tricks of the trade here. The crew brings along all of the gear you need for a successful day and can also arrange catering and pick up from your hotel if requested in advance.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – North Pearl Islands
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $1,150
    price breakdown
    $1,150
    Head to Contadora, Saboga and other nearby islands to target the likes of Amberjack, Snapper, Grouper, Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, and Wahoo. You'll jig, pop, and troll to take full advantage of this productive fishery! The crew brings along all of the gear you need and can even organize catering and pick up if requested in advance.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Otoque/Boná
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,150
    price breakdown
    $1,150
    The rocky shores of the Otoque and Boná Island are located about 20 miles from the marina and provide the perfect habitat for inshore species like Spanish Mackerel, Jack Crevalle, Snapper, Albacore, Pacific Bonita, and Grouper! Head about 4–5 miles north of Boná and you may even hook into Mahi Mahi or Sailfish! No need to worry about gear – the crew brings along everything you need. Get in touch beforehand for catering requests and pick up.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Mahi Mahi/Sailfish
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 1 - Dec 15
    $985
    price breakdown
    $985
    The currents between Taboguilla and The Pearl Islands are productive grounds for Mahi Mahi and Sailfish – and you'll take advantage of them on this seasonal trip! You'll troll and toss live bait with spinning rods to target schools of majestic pelagic fish. All of your gear is provided, as is bottled water. Catering and pick up can be arranged if requested ahead of time.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Taboga Island
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $880
    price breakdown
    $880
    Hit up several fishing spots around the beautiful Chamá, Taboguilla and Taboga islands! Depending on seasonality, you'll target the likes of Jack Crevalle, Sierra Mackerel, Snapper, Grouper, Mahi Mahi, Pacific Bonita, and False Albacore. Bottled water is provided and catering can be arranged, per request. For pick up at your hotel get in touch with the crew ahead of time!

About the Charter Operator

The Pearl Island Charter Co.
Panama City, Panamá
5 Fishing Reports
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 hours
Member since March 2017
The Pearl Islands Charter Company has been operating in the area for over two decades, running fishing trips, pleasure cruises, and sightseeing tours. They pride themselves on providing a safe, fun, and client-oriented experience on every trip, and will always be more than happy to go the extra mile in order to make your time with them even more memorable!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Pacific) Barracuda (Pacific)
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Grouper (Broomtail)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Little Tunny (False Albacore) Little Tunny (False Albacore)
Roosterfish Roosterfish
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Cubera) Snapper (Cubera)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Tuna (Yellowfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

World Cat (Walkaround) originally built in 2001, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 200HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License

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 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
Catch and Release Mandatory

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
Bank Transfer

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.47
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
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Good experience
75%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
80%
Appropriate for children
67%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
75%
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Robert D.
 5.00
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Fishing with Rolando

VERIFIED   February 22, 2020
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Fred C.
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VERIFIED   March 7, 2019
Captain Rolando and crew were great. Took a little while to catch the first fish, but once we started - it continued for the...
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Mark G.
Grand Junction, CO
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VERIFIED   September 13, 2019
It’s a big ocean.  They know the area.
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Giorgio N.
Panama City, Provincia De Panama
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Day trip with cat. Edward

February 24, 2017
Great fishing trip with cat. Edward from the Pearl Island Charter Company. We went fishing to Las Perlas islands, which...
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Neil L.
Saskatoon, SK
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   March 2, 2019
Neil L. does not recommend The Pearl Island Charter Company
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