Charter Operator
Panama GEM Charters

Member since February 2014 Panama City, Panama
Background
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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Panama City, Panamá
Background
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.

My Charter Listing

Panama GEM Charters - 27’ Proline

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(46 reviews)
Panama City
 2 bookings in the past week.
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trips from $575

Fishing Reports

It's sailfish time!
It's sailfish time!
Mar 1, 2022 Panama City
Water is starting to get cool and that means that the reef water meeting open ocean becomes our favorite fishing areas. Why? Well, enormous bait ball schools start to form, minnows, sardines, and our favorite: blue runners! They will become an attraction for big fish. As we approach the islands we pass from 200 feet plus waters to structures between 80 and 40 feet on average. A lot of upwelling creates nutrient-rich waters. So as our fishing guides suggest, always troll around these areas before going for a swimming break at the islands. In our set of lures we mainly put sinkers and deep divers, however always leave a surface lure, either a plug or a fake squid with a nice skirt for the occasional pelagic like Mahi, Tuna, or billfish. This time sailfish was the species of the moment! It was a 100+ pound monster, that hit our outer surface lure at around 60 feet deep water. Our client immediately took the rod, and we pulled in all the other lines. Like always, the rest of the family became cheerleaders putting pressure on the fisherman not to let the sailfish run away. It was an intense battle with several fights from the fish taking line, but our angler never surrendered. We managed to bring the sailfish next to the boat, snap a few pictures with our trophy monster, the crew grabbed it by the bill, out with the hook, stabilized them in the sea, and slow ahead until we saw the fish was frisky again for a successful release. We decided to stay a bit longer cruising around the structures, reefs, and bait balls; and managed to get other bites like tuna and Mahi. What a magical day at sea onboard with gem charters!

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.6 / 5
out of 5 stars from 46 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Taboga Island trip
Taboga Island trip
Taboga Island trip
+138
Angler Rating
35
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
87%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
93%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
93%
Catch intended fish
58%
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Nicolas H.
Panama City, Provincia De Panama
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Extended Fishing Trip with Miguel and Pedro

VERIFIED   Full Day Extended Trip - Big Game on August 13, 2021
Our full day with Miguel and Pedro was amazing, beyond our expectations for our first deep sea fishing trip. We jokingly say...
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Karen S.
San Jose, CA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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February fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Taboga Island on February 21, 2022
Whole day trip with a stop at toboga island. We didn’t catch much fish but the whole experience was fun. The captain was...
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Steven H.
Fairlawn, OH
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Taboga Island trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Taboga Island on March 17, 2022
Fun day with Captain Miquel.  Fishing was a little slow that day, but the captain put in a tremendous amount of effort and...
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Naya L.
Darien, CT
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent experience!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Pearl Islands Combo on December 27, 2021
Great full day on the boat with Captain Miguel. Very attentive to our needs. Boat was perfect for us - we were 4 adults and...
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Jon H.
Paris, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full day pearl islands with Caribbean bbq

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Pearl Islands Combo on January 26, 2022
Miguel and osweo were great. The bite was tough but they put our boys on a couple of tuna. The rest of the old boys had a great...
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