Charter Operator
Gatún Sportfishing Lodge

Member since April 2018 Gamboa, Panama
Background
Rolando Periera is an avid fisherman, licensed captain, and operator of Gatun Sportfishing Lodge. After working as an executive in the tourism industry with multinational, high-performance organizations for more than 15 years, he decided to start out on his own. 10 years ago, he booked a fishing trip in the Everglades. His guide told him his story, how he went from a desk in the corporate world to making his living as a full-time charter captain. Rolando immediately knew that was the life for him. A decade down the line, he offers other anglers the chance to experience that fishing trip of a lifetime. Every single detail about your trip is supervised by Rolando or his partner Gerardo. From the moment you are picked up until the time of your return, every single need is taken care of. And if you have a request, they will do everything in their power to make it happen for you. Arrive as a client and leave as a friend!

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Gamboa, Panamá
Background
Rolando Periera is an avid fisherman, licensed captain, and operator of Gatun Sportfishing Lodge. After working as an executive in the tourism industry with multinational, high-performance organizations for more than 15 years, he decided to start out on his own. 10 years ago, he booked a fishing trip in the Everglades. His guide told him his story, how he went from a desk in the corporate world to making his living as a full-time charter captain. Rolando immediately knew that was the life for him. A decade down the line, he offers other anglers the chance to experience that fishing trip of a lifetime. Every single detail about your trip is supervised by Rolando or his partner Gerardo. From the moment you are picked up until the time of your return, every single need is taken care of. And if you have a request, they will do everything in their power to make it happen for you. Arrive as a client and leave as a friend!

My Charter Listings

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(18 reviews)
Gamboa
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trips from $245
Panama City
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trips from $295

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.8 / 5
out of 5 stars from 18 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (31)
Half day with Gerardo
Half day with Gerardo
Full day trip with Gerardo
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
94%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
82%
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Thomas M.
Panama City, Panama
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Great fishing attempt

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 14, 2019
Gerardo Duran did everything but go to the fish market to get us fish. Unfortunealely there was a full moon the night before...
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Louis C.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Full day trip with Geraldo

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on February 17, 2020
Geraldo was the most fantastic captain and host to me and my wife.  He was extremely helpful and was very knowledgeable of...
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Maurus L.
Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Three day tryp

VERIFIED   3 Day Trip - MAX 2 on January 12, 2019
Fishing Gatún lake What a experience!! I stayed three days in a hotel in la chorrera which was organised by gatún...
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Rosalind C.
Panama
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Panama Canal Full Day Fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on January 8, 2019
‘The best fresh water fishing we’ve ever done’. We really enjoyed trolling as the big cargo boats went past in the Panama...
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Matt D.
San Diego, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Gerardo

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 7, 2021
Great day.  Our second time fishing with Gerardo.  Comfortable boat,  very nice gear, many different lures.  He was...
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