So, you’ve booked a Panama fishing adventure and are getting ready for your trip? Excellent!

If you have never been on Boca Chica Panama fishing charter or all-inclusive fishing vacation in Panama before, you might be wondering exactly what to pack and bring along with you. Well, we’ve been in the business of taking guests out on the water for a long time and can offer you some advice.

Here are some tips for what to bring on a boat for your fishing trip so that you are comfortable and prepared to enjoy the day.

Packing List Essentials

The exact list of what to bring on the boat may vary depending on the season, weather, trip length, and what type of fish you’re aiming for. But as a general guide, here are some things to plan for and pack for your time out on the water in the Gulf of Chiriquí and around Hannibal Bank.

  • Layers of clothing (windbreaker, long/short sleeve synthetic material shirts, shorts, rain-resistant pants)
  • Non-skid, rubber-soled shoes
  • Weather-appropriate accessories (sun hat, sunglasses, lip balm, sun gloves
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal first-aid kit
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Seasickness medication
  • Any regular medications you take
  • Water bottle
  • Camera or smartphone
  • Towel
  • Waterproof bag to store personal items

What We Provide at Our Lodge

But when you book your Panama fishing trip with us, we’ll take care of as many details as possible so you can pack lightly and not have to think about anything besides the amazing fish you’re going to catch. Our sport fishing lodge comes with many comforts of home, such as showers, stocked beverage refrigerators, and daily laundry service. We also provide free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, hot water, flat-screen TV, and all meals. We provide meals on your boat daily so that you don’t have to worry about bringing food, beverages, or a cooler yourself.

Other Things to Expect on the Boat

As you’re getting prepared for a day of tuna fishing out on the boat, you’ll also want to be mindful of a few other key pieces of information. For example, the fishing boat will not likely have a bathroom onboard to use. If you have any food allergies or special dietary needs, let us know so that we can plan ahead for your meals, both onboard the boat and back at our lodge.

Some first-time anglers on our boats need a bit of time to acclimate to the motion of the water and find their balance. So, hold onto something until you get your bearings and feel confident to move around! It’s a good idea to be in reasonably good physical condition before your trip because sport fishing can be a challenging activity otherwise. Keep yourself healthy by eating well and staying hydrated on the days before your boat takes off, and make sure to ask your captain and crew lots of questions to ensure your safety and so that you get the most out of your fishing experience.

Contact us at 866-245-1492 or [email protected] to learn more!