With our new fishing schedule, most of Pesca Panama’s anglers will arrive late Saturday evening at the Tocumen International Airport in Panama City. You must have passport that does not expire for at least six months. You will first pass through immigration, then claim your luggage, pass through customs, and proceed through the waiting crowd, watching for PESCA PANAMA sign. Simply give the attendant your name and the Pesca Panama shuttle will transport you to your hotel.
Relax a little today. This is the start of your vacation! At 9am our transport shuttle will take you to Marcos A. Gelabert Airport for your one-hour connecting flight from Panama City to David. The cost of the flight is around $280 round trip, will have already been prepaid (60 days prior) with your final payment to Pesca Panama. In David you will be greeted by a captain from Pesca Panama, who will take you on a short 5-minute ride from the airport to the marina, where your 27’ Ocean Master, captain, and mate will await you. The lodge will have already departed for its four hour journey down the tidal Chiriqui River and out to the first group of protected offshore islands where it will moor for the night. You will meet your crew, board, and depart port, intercept the lodge in transit somewhere along its route, rendezvous, unload your luggage and fishing gear, have a hearty lunch, and head out for an afternoon of fishing. Your first evening on board will set the tone for the next week of world class fishing and adventure, with appetizers, dinner, cocktails, and music. You will be rested and ready for an early Monday morning breakfast and departure.
OPTIONAL: For those of you on a more hurried schedule, you can fly into Panama City on Sunday evening, spend the night there, and then catch the early morning flight to David. You will be met at the airport, and following a 5-minute drive to the marina, be introduced to your captain and mate. They’ll load your gear in our boat and you’ll head out for your first day of fishing. By evening, you will meet up with the barge.
You will be up early, refreshed and ready to head out for your first big day of fishing. Today you will fish all the way to world famous “Hannibal Bank” and “Coiba Island.” For your five days of fishing, you will ply the region’s prime offshore and inshore fishing grounds as the lodge moves to follow the action. (Note: That means no long return trips to the mainland every evening!)
For the duration of your stay, the lodge will remain near the prime fishing grounds so that you, the angler, can spend more time fishing and less time getting to and from the fish.