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Panama Canal Fishing

Panama City, Panama
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Ranked #14 of 93 Activities in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Water sports
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Khartoum, Al Khartum, Sudan
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51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The morning was off to a great start! Rich was waiting for us in the hotel lobby when we came down at 6.30m - he entertained us all the way to Lake Gatun with interesting and entertaining stories and facts about Panama, the Canal, the people and the environment. We reached Lake Gatun around 7.15am where there was still a... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

This was a great experience, the canal, the jungle, and the fishing. My guys fishing trip was fun. When my son is older I will take him to fish for peacock bass. Great guide and equipment.

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Lugano, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We booked a day charter with Panama Canal Fishing. We are not anything close to serious fishermen. Rich and his crew did a fabulous job to make sure that the whole family thoroughly enjoyed the day. Our 10 year old son was fascinated by how many fish he could catch himself. Pulling fish out of the canal between large cruise... More

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Chicago, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I am not a regular fisherman by any means, as the few times I have gone on fishing trips, I was bored, but the group I was with wanted to fish, so I went along, reluctantly. I had the BEST time on this trip. The guides were amazing and assisted us along every step. It was the best time ever.... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We had a great outing for my mother's 70th birthday. Abi (his nickname) and a driver picked us up in Panama City at 6:30 for the drive to Gamboa Marina. We were greeted by Rich, the owner, and a whole crew of others, and set off to fish, in a very comfortable boat, with a canopy for some shade. There... More

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Cade, LA
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Booked a day of fishing a few weeks before our trip to Panama with this company after doing a little research trying to find the best tour company and I'm pretty sure we succeeded. My husband and I fished with Tomas on Lake Gatun and had such a great time. We caught lots of fish, mostly peacock bass. We were... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

I am excited about my recent fishing trip with Panama Canal Fishing. The entire trip was a success and exactly as promised. (This was my second trip with Panama Canal Fishing.) The guide arrived promptly (even early) for departure from my hotel. The van was comfortable, the driver courteous and I arrived at the dock where everything was ready for... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Guides did not care much about making sure we met our objectives but instead just did what they always do. We said to keep 2-3 fish for lunch but they proceeded to start fishing and keeping some of theirs and more of ours than we asked them to keep. Then took us to a very long lunch when we wanted... More

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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62 reviews 62 reviews
14 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My girlfriend and I went fishing with Rich Cahill last month and we loved it. We did some research beforehand and saw that there were some cheaper options out there, but we went with Panama Canal Fishing because they seemed to be the best. They were. We were picked up in downtown Panama City on time (they showed up early)... More

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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

I was ready for some fast action bass fishing and I was not disappointed! It was a great experience to fish with Rich and captain Elio. Rich picked me up from the hotel right on time. First we stopped for some coffee and a quick breakfast, then we were off to Gamboa, a pleasant drive, partly through the rain forest.... More

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