We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Panama Canal Fishing

Panama City, Panama
507 3151905
Update attraction details
Ranked #14 of 82 activities in Panama City
Type: Bodies of Water, Water sports
Useful Information: Activities for older children
85 visitor photos
Write a Review

92 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Jose, Costa Rica
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
13 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

We had booked a half day of fishing and Rich was there at our hotel as we got off the elevator. As it turned out the fishing was only part of the great experience. Rich is an engaging individual who has much to share about his birth country and his interesting life. Totally fluent he provided a wealth of insight... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Peacock Bass fishing was on my Fishing Bucket List and Panama Canal Fishing gave me a big fat check off the list. On the partial day our boat caught about 50 fish, one very nice one. Abelardo Lopez pick us up for an easy drive from the Trump Ocean Club. He spoke great English and gave us a a very... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

I've never fished before in my life, but they made it easy breezy for me and the girls, we were looking for some adventure and to explore the nature side of the Panama Canal was such a great experience, seeing monkeys, alligators and birds, but the fishing, what an awesome time! we caught Oscar and Peacock Bass, the captain Elio... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Carmel, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

If you are a fisherman and love to catch boatloads of peacock bass and snook and maybe have the luck to land a tarpon , this is the company. If you wish maybe to hang out while others fish and actually watch the container and tanker ships pass by you in the Panama Canal this is the company. Imagine, fishing... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

After a week at Tropic Star Lodge I needed to unwind, so I decided to stay at the Gamboa Rainforest resort and spend 2 days fishing with Rich and his crew. What a blast ....... !!! It's staggering how many Peacock Bass are in the canal waterway. Livebait was the preferred method, but the larger fish all came to crankbaits... More

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Panama Canal Fishing also viewed

Boca Chica, Chiriqui Province
Arenosa, Lake Gatun
Panama City, Panama Province
Panama City, Panama Province

Been to Panama Canal Fishing? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Panama Canal Fishing, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing