The Pearl Island Charter Company

Operating out of Diablo boat ramp in Panama City, 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
    8 Hour Trip – Taboga Island
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $899
    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!
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Otoque/Boná
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $1,025
    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
    $1,185
    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.
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About the Charter Operator

Pearl Islands Charter Company
Panama City, Panamá
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
12 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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) Pacific Barracuda
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Broomtail) Broomtail Grouper

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

Snapper (Cubera) Cubera Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Tuna (Yellowfin) Yellowfin Tuna
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 25 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Bay of Panama, Near Taboga and Taboguilla
Nearshore Fishing
All the way to Pearl Islands
Offshore Fishing
South Pearl Islands, 40 to 60 Miles Off Shore
Reef Fishing
Natural

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Pearl Islands and Around Taboga and Otoque Islands
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Spearfishing
Equipment not included
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Bluetooth audio system
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
6
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin
Fishfinder
Garmin
Bed
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Top of the line equipment
Live Bait
Subject to Availiavility
Lures
Trolling Feathers, Diving plugs, casting plugs
Catch cleaning & filleting
we encourage responsible fishing
Drinks
Water 24 bottles
First Mate
Fishing License
Fishing License not required in Panama

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
if less than 45 pounds must bring PFD
You Keep Catch
Only what they will consume
Catch and Release Allowed
We encourage C&R
Catch and Release Mandatory
Cubera, Billfish, Roosterfish, Jack Crevalle

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.5 / 5
out of 5 stars from 5 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.4 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.4 / 5
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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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Fred C.
New York, New York
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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VERIFIED   9 Hour Trip – South Pearl Islands on 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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Robert D.
Excellent
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VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Taboga Island on February 22, 2020
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Mark G.
Grand Junction, CO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day

VERIFIED   8 Hour Trip – Mahi Mahi/Sailfish on September 13, 2019
It’s a big ocean.  They know the area.
Mark G. recommends The Pearl Island Charter Company
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Giorgio N.
Panama City, Provincia De Panama
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Day trip with cat. Edward

Beach Cruise - Taboga Island on 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   8 Hour Trip – Taboga Island on March 2, 2019
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FAQs about The Pearl Island Charter Company

The Pearl Island Charter Company offers the following trips to customers:
  • $899 per group, additional $90 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Taboga Island (8 hours)
  • $1,025 per group, additional $90 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Otoque/Boná (8 hours)
  • $1,185 per group, additional $90 per person after 4 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Mahi Mahi/Sailfish (8 hours)

When you book a trip with The Pearl Island Charter Company, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS (Garmin )
  • Fishfinder (Garmin)
  • Bed
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System (Bluetooth audio system)
  • Outriggers
  • Tuna Tubes (6)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with The Pearl Island Charter Company include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Top of the line equipment)
  • Live Bait (Subject to Availiavility)
  • Lures (Trolling Feathers, Diving plugs, casting plugs)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (we encourage responsible fishing)
  • Drinks (Water 24 bottles)
  • First Mate
  • Fishing License (Fishing License not required in Panama)

The Pearl Island Charter Company offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Bay of Panama, Near Taboga and Taboguilla)
  • Nearshore Fishing (All the way to Pearl Islands)
  • Offshore Fishing (South Pearl Islands, 40 to 60 Miles Off Shore)
  • Reef Fishing (Natural)

The Pearl Island Charter Company offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing (Pearl Islands and Around Taboga and Otoque Islands)
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Spearfishing (Equipment not included)
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with The Pearl Island Charter Company include:
  • Amberjack
  • Barracuda (Pacific)
  • Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
  • Grouper (Broomtail)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Little Tunny (False Albacore)
  • Roosterfish
  • Sailfish
  • Snapper (Cubera)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Tuna (Yellowfin)
  • Wahoo