Panamá Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Panamá Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Best Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Panamá

Deep Sea Fishing in Panamá

If you’re a big game angling enthusiast, deep sea fishing in Panama is an absolute must – it’s a popular local legend that this country’s name translates to “an abundance of fish,” after all. Panama’s offshore fishing opportunities are some of the best not just in Central America, but the world. Marlin, Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Wahoo, and Sailfish all lurk in the deep waters of the Pacific and Atlantic oceans. An angling adventure here will see you battling these world-famous big game beasts aboard one of the many friendly, local charters on offer. Get ready for the fight of your life!
 

Deep Sea Fishing Spots

The best place to deep sea fish in Panama all depends on what you want to catch, your previous angling experience, and how far offshore you’re willing to travel. There are charters dotted throughout the country, and trip lengths vary from half day options to extended full day trips. Thanks to Panama’s tourist-friendly vibes, you’ll find trips suited for anyone from hardened fishermen to newbies just discovering their love for angling.
 

Panama City

Visiting the capital, Panama City? You’ll be pleased to know that it’s packed with plenty of deep sea fishing opportunities, as well as beautiful cobbled streets and historical landmarks. Most charters here depart from Diablo Marina, and charter captains recommend opting for at least a full day trip, as you’ll need to travel around 60 miles out to hit productive waters. But when you do, you’re in for a treat – you’ll find Blue and Black Marlin, Sailfish, and plenty more lurking in these Pacific waters. Even better? When you’ve hooked your catch, you can relax in one of the many bustling cafes for a slice of local Panamanian life.
 

Pinas Bay

If you want to battle big game but spend less time traveling, then Pinas Bay is calling your name. Located along Panama’s Southern Pacific coast, this area may be somewhat remote, but it’s considered one of the region’s most prolific deep sea fishing locations – and for good reason. Just 13 miles from shore, the waters drop to incredible depths. We’re talking thousands of miles! Here, you’ll find feisty Striped Marlin, huge Wahoo, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and more. 
 

Isla de Coiba

Isla de Coiba, a Panamanian island located southwest of the mainland, deserves a shout-out too. Around 20 miles from its shore is Hannibal Banks, best described as an underwater mountain. This natural feature is surrounded by waters that plunge thousands of feet, and you’ll find huge Marlin, Sailfish, Tuna, and rare, local species here. It won’t take long to reach the hotspots, but local captains recommend a full day trip so you can really go deep!
 

How to Prepare

You don’t need a fishing license to explore Panama’s hottest fishing grounds, and you’ll be provided with all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle needed for an exciting day aboard your charter boat. Make sure you check local catch and release regulations with your captain, as these are subject to change – but generally, all Billfish should be released. Get ready to discover Panama’s incredible deep sea fishing opportunities!
 

Top Deep Sea Fishing Charters in Panamá

Reviews of Fishing in Deep Sea Fishing in Panama

3 Dorados and a Spanish Mac.
Luciano A. fished with Panama GEM Charters - 27’ Proline on June 21, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Don't eat the salad in the restaurant if you get your catch cooked, the salad made me sick.
Three day tryp
Maurus L. fished with Gatún Sportfishing Lodge on January 12, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
The sun is very hot!! Protect you properly!
Panama Canal Full Day Fishing
Rosalind C. fished with Gatún Sportfishing Lodge on January 8, 2019
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Take means of protecting yourself from the sun.
Great Fishing Day with Capt. Daniel & Issac
FishingBooker Member fished with La Familia Fishing Charters – 26' on December 18, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Nice weather in December and very good catches...and Panama is a very nice city with a friendly people.
Full day trip with Captain Daniel & Mate Jack
Freddie C. fished with La Familia Fishing Charters – 26' on June 16, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Be prepared to go way offshore to get to deep water (300’). It took almost 2 hours to get back to the dock. The seas can be rough so prepare for the motion if you are prone. The variety of fish is amazing!
Full day
Douglas B. fished with Gatún Sportfishing Lodge on April 20, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Patience weather dictates everything but trust the excellent guide we had geraldo
Full Day Trip with Captain Issac Miller to Los Perlos
FishingBooker Member fished with La Familia Fishing Charters – 26' on January 21, 2018
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Bring your ID, sunscreen and a hat, The charter and captain provides everything else you would need for a wonderful days fishing!
Full Day to 20 Fathom Trench and Taboga Island
Gwen F. fished with Panama GEM Charters - 27’ Proline on December 20, 2017
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Plan on a great boat ride, then if you catch fish, it's a great fishing trip.

Top Targeted Deep Sea Fishing Species in Panamá