Panama GEM Charters

Member since February 2014

Panamá, Panama

Background
Panama premier charter operator focusing on all the marine services but with a big enfasis on fishing charters. Experienced crews, top of the line fishing gears targeting all species and fishing techniques based on the season

Panama GEM Charters

Panamá, Panama
Background
Panama premier charter operator focusing on all the marine services but with a big enfasis on fishing charters. Experienced crews, top of the line fishing gears targeting all species and fishing techniques based on the season

Our Charter Listings

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US$ 700
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US$ 900
Panamá
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US$ 2800
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US$ 2700
Panamá
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US$ 900

Fishing Reports

Mahi season is on!!!

June 11, 2017

The rainniy season has started in Panama... this means calm seas and rivers flushing organic waste to the open ocean, ideal to for those drift lines! AS we were cruising towards the Pearl Islands we encounter a very well… Read Full Report →


Tuna school moving closer to Panama City

June 14, 2015

The 20 Fathom Trench located 10 nautical miles from Panama City is normally very active with Mahi Mahi and Wahoo... however when big bait balls and drift Wood combine on the trench, it make an ideal combo for Tunas… Read Full Report →


Sail Fish catch and release session!

May 31, 2015

Nice tropical Sunday in paradise we had this past Sunday.. Went fishing early in the morning, heard reports there were yellow fin tunas in the area, threw a few cedar plugs on the trolling lines as well as a… Read Full Report →


Fun day wtih GT action @Pearl Islands

May 16, 2015

This past saturday we had a nice couple who went out for a full day of fishing at the Pearl Islands Archipelago... like always no picture of the fish but nice fishing action with some monster GT action. Once… Read Full Report →


First Mahi of the season 2015!!!

April 27, 2015

Hello guys! we are happy to annouce that the first MahiMahi (dorado) of the season was caught last last week! just 10 nautical miles from Panama City as we were trolling next to the drift line of the 20… Read Full Report →


Piñas Bay, Billfishing charter!

January 08, 2015

Best fishing in Panama is around 80 nautical miles south from Panama City. Theres where the real mosnter are, no only in size, but also species. Marlin are a spacialty here, we went for 3 days to celebrate a… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

3.50 out of 5 stars from 6 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

The half day fishing trip was very enjoyable particularly since we were lucky enough for it to be sunny weather and to have caught at least one fish, a nine pound Spanish mackerel. Captain Isaac was very personable and professional. Very experienced and knowledgeable about fishing in the area, it was very interesting to talk with him about the maritime scene as well as the fishing environment. He was also very accommodating, ensuring that we had snacks and beverages.  Overall, it was a fun and relaxing morning.

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Thursday, March 16, 2017

Had a great time fishing at Taboga island on march 16,2017. Could not have a better experience being this was my first time chartering a fishing trip the weather was perfect the fish were biting. Ended up catching six albacore tuna’s
  The next time I’m in Panama I will definitely be booking another charter with panama Jim charters  
Thanks again Captain Edgar and his first mate I apologize I don’t remember the first mates name

Fished March 2017

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Panama GEM Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, March 31, 2017

Hello Roger

The pleasure was ours not only for having you on board but also for being in charge of your first fishing experience.

Edgar the captain is a very good fisherman knowing the area,  as well as his deckhand wich is also named Edgar.

We hope to have you on board once again in a near future.

We will be always at your orders.

The GEM Charters Team.

Went fishing on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Fishing is not a priority on this boat.  The captain and crew spoke no English.  It was impossible to align our objectives with the Captain.  We basically stopped fishing at noon.  If you want a pleasure cruise, this is the boat for you but if you want to fish…  not so much

The Team at Panama GEM Charters did a great job of helping sort out our issues.  First Class customer service.  Work directly with GEM Charter team and I’m sure you will find a boat that meets your fishing or pleasure boat needs.

Roy Beckelhymer does not recommend Panama GEM Charters - 60’ Bertram

Fished December 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, March 6, 2015

Miguel and Eddie were awesome but we only caught two small fish. That why it’s called fishing and not catching. :-)

Fished March 2015

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Went fishing on Monday, March 2, 2015

Went out with Eddie and Michael was nice only caught 1 fish but had fun.

Fished March 2015

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Panama GEM Charters (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Hello guys! A pleasure to have you both on board… Definetly not the best fishing day of the year but spoke to the crew and told you guys went all in from trolling to live bait bottom jigging! Nice barracuda though… Chao!

Went fishing on Saturday, January 31, 2015

Sorry Ive taken so long to get back to you - was busy catching up with work, and I wanted to give it some time to see if my opinion would soften as to how the day went down.

Unfortunately I don’t have much good to say about our experience with your Captain, who was apathetic to say the least.

I know we got a late start (our fault) so wasn’t expecting much in the way of fishing, but when we got to the island we had to wait several hours for the food to come, and when it came it was cold
The problem is is the Captain didn’t seem to care much that the food wasn’t coming out, and it was only after several calls by me to Eddie, and after almost insisting that he pull anchor and take us back to Panama so we could get something to eat that he finally made an effort to launch the tender with the mate to go look for the food.
Everytime we made and enquiry to him to call the restaurant to find out about the lunch all he would tell us was “its coming” - this was after us waiting patiently for several hours and it had to get to the point where the guys starting cussing.
It took him FOREVER to launch the tender to finally go look for the food.  On top of all of that he couldn’t seem to get the launch back onto the boat, so he ended up towing it around to another inlet and then like Keystone Cops they burned a lot of our time trying to get it back on the boat.
So all in all we burned about 4 hours sitting in that cove, a good portion of which we could have been out on the water.

Again, I can’t complain about not catching any fish and to be honest we were really just out for a relaxing day on the water, but the whole lunch fiasco really spoiled the day and left a terrible taste (or lack there of ) in our mouths.

Really, that captain was an not professional at all.
All the guys were upset.
Suffice it to say I would not recommend him as a man to go to sea with again

Brandon

PS a couple of the guys in our group are serious sport fishermen and they said the rigs that the mate set were a waste of time and he didn’t know what or how to set for fish

Brandon does not recommend Panama GEM Charters - 60’ Bertram

Fished January 2015

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