Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge’s highly maintained boats are available for Professional “no-nonsense” Boca Chica Panama Fishing Charters.  We can put you on fish anywhere in the Gulf of Chiriqui! Your Captain will pick you up right at your hotel’s dock in Boca Chica! We also offer to pick up/drop off at the David Airport and transport to Boca Chica by our private van if needed (additional charge of $70).

Boca Chica is a small fishing village/popular resort town on the mainland that sits on the northern edge of the Gulf of Chiriqui and about an hour and a half drive east from the city of David. Our island lodge is located approximately 10 miles south offshore of Boca Chica, in the Gulf of Chiriqui. Therefore it is on the way to the fishing spots at Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa, and Isla Coiba.

We are the #1 rated fishing charter in the area. Please check out our Trip Advisor reviews here…

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Feel free to contact Captain Shane directly at [email protected], on his Panama cell/WhatsApp +507-6675-7191, or call Toll Free 1-866-245-1492.

“T.O.P. Cat” – “Sea Toy” – “Cow Boy”
33′ World Cat catamarans with twin 300 hp Suzuki 4-stroke outboards
$2175/day (up to 5 people)
All-Inclusive Day Charter

Note: Prices includes 7% sales tax and all applicable fees…no surprises!

Fuel Surcharge Policy: We base our fuel costs in our packages at max of $ 6.00/gallon. A fuel surcharge will be informed to guests before arrival.

All of our Boca Chica Panama Fishing Day Charters include:

  • English speaking Captain & Mate
  • Truly top-of-the-line tackle/gear
  • Bait, ice, sodas, bottled water, fresh fruit, chips, delicious sandwiches, and cold beer!
  • We will fillet and clean a portion of the fish we catch for you to take with you. 50% of the catch goes with the client and 50% for the boat.
  • All required safety equipment such as life jackets, throw devices, fire extinguishers, smoke and flare devices, and first aid kits.

Panama Fishing Day Charters Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a Fishing Charter?

Let us start with the USA Legal Definition from
Pursuant to 16 USCS § 1802 (3), [Title 16. Conservation; Chapter 38. Fishery Conservation and Management; Generally] the term charter fishing means “fishing from a vessel carrying a passenger for hire (as defined in section 2101(21a) of title 46, United States Code) who is engaged in recreational fishing.”

To put it in less legal terms: A fishing charter then is an entire boat chartered (adjective) carrying you or your group only, that you have hired to engage in recreational fishing.

A key concept to a charter at Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge is that it is private. You or your group has one of our World Cat boats with an assigned captain and mate. We may have other groups at the lodge, but the fishing experience will be unique to your group.

Fishing in the Gulf of Chiriquí, Panama is unique, as you might expect, to other recreational fishing locations in the world.

Easy to get to the lodge
Generally calm seas year around.
Relatively short runs to prime fishing grounds.
There are over 50 species of game fish.

What to Take on a Fishing Charter in Panama?

Sport Fish Panama Island Lodge provides all of the necessary fishing gear needed to catch fish. As our typical day lasts 8 to 9 hours here are some critical items that we suggest you bring:

Sun Gear (We are Lat. 10, closer to the equator than you are probably used to)
Lip balm
Long sleeve shirt
A buff (to cover face and neck)
Rain jacket
Camera (Don’t forget this, we catch fish!)
Seasickness Medication (If prone to motion sickness)
Non-skid rubber-soled shoes (Flip-flops not recommended)
Backpack or travel bag for all of the above

We would also suggest bringing US cash to tip our captains, mates, and lodge staff.

Recommended tips: Boat crews – $300 per day, per boat covers the captain and mates. If you feel they did a great job….tip more, it will be appreciated. 

Do Panama Fishing Charter Boats have Bathrooms?

None of our boats have a bathroom.

Do You need a Fishing License for Charter Fishing in Panama?

No fishing licences are required here in Panama.

What to Wear on a Fishing Charter? Are There any Particular Shoes I Should Bring?

As the sun is brutal here we recommend wearing a hat, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, a buff (to cover your face and neck) and maybe some long pants. Also remember to bring plenty of sunscreen! Although you can wear sandals if you like we recommend wearing some type of shoe that covers your toes to protect from the sun as well as from possibly stubbing your toes while moving around on the boat.

Contact Us Today!

Contact Captain Shane at [email protected] or call 1-(866) 245-1492 for availability or more info.