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Private Charter for up to 2 (Not a per person price) $933 USD
Private Charter for up to 3 (Not a per person price) $1035 USD
Private Charter for up to 4 (Not a per person price) $1185 USD
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This tour is worth getting up early for. Although the main focus is fishing, it is so much more than just a fishing charter. The 45 minute drive from your hotel to the fishing boat will pass quickly as it takes you through the Old Panama Canal Zone, past the Miraflores and the Pegro Miguel Locks before moving on to lush, pristine rainforests and Gatun Lake for fishing and wildlife viewing.

Upon arrival at the marina on the Chagres River, you'll find your fishing boat is fully equipped with everything needed for a day of angling...a shade canopy, 2 front swivel chairs, a live bait box, full tackle, rods and reels and an experienced, friendly fishing guide.

This fast boat's 115 HP motor will quickly transport you to your fishing destination, Gatun Lake. The man-made lake, part of the Panama Canal system, was formed by damming the Chagres River and is mainly used to hold sufficient water in the canal’s locks during dry spells. The result is a lush rainforested area, with numerous islands hugged by shaded inlets and coves. These areas provide protection for Peacock Bass, snook and tarpon. Whether you're an experienced fisherman or new to the sport, rest assured your knowledgeable guide will steer you toward the best spots to help you fulfill your goal.

For the most part, this boat practices catch and release, although if you'd like to have your fish filleted and sent to a local restaurant for an additional charge, please speak to your captain.

As you're waiting for a nibble, scan the nearby islands for the chance to see some of the local fauna including the White-faced Capuchin Monkey, the Mantled Howler Monkey, the Central American spider monkey and Geoffrey's Tamarin.

Children in your group will be delighted by the 2-3 pound young bass who are abundant in these waters.

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Round trip transportation from your Panama City hotel
  • Private fishing charter for up to 4 passengers
  • Fishing gear
  • Experienced bi-lingual fishing guide
  • Picnic lunch with beverages (soft drinks, beer and water)

Days of Operation

Mon - yes
Tue - yes
Wed - yes
Thu - yes
Fri - yes
Sat - yes
Sun - yes

Departures (local time)

  • 6:30 AM (5.5 hrs)

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Please note: If you are staying at Riande Airport Hotel, Intercontinental Playa Bonita Resort or the Westin Playa Bonita Hotel, there will be an additional surcharge for transportation. Please contact ShoreTrips for additional information.
• Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunblock, light clothing, tennis shoes or sandals and a light raincoat.
• Bring your camera and binoculars for wildlife viewing.
• Every day may be a fishing day, but not necessarily a catching day. Catching fish is not guaranteed.
• All prices include tax.


• Children must be age 4 or older to ride along on the boat.
• Children under age 8 are free.
• The boat can accommodate up to 4 anglers and allows for 1 child between 4-8 years to ride along at no cost.
• You will be returned to your hotel at approximately 1:00pm.