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

Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507 3151905
Improve this listing
Ranked #18 of 118 Activities in Panama City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Attraction details
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Write a Review

101 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Belvidere, Illinois
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

Spent a day deep sea fishing with Captain Tony who made sure we caught fish! Went out about 14 miles on his beautful boat, great lunch provided, plenty of beer, soda, water etc. Picked us up at our hotel at 5:30 AM, had us home at 3:30! Very professional, fun people!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sanford, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

Panama Canal fishing with Rich was everything advertised to be. The guide was knowledgeable about fishing the canal and life in Panama. The morning catch lunches were excellent. Thanks, we had a great time and plan to come back for more fishing in Panama. Kelley

Was this review helpful? Yes
Khartoum, Al Khartum, Sudan
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lugano, Switzerland
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Chicago, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
4 reviews 4 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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
4 helpful votes 4 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
48 reviews 48 reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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 2

Travelers who viewed Panama Canal Fishing also viewed

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

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Panama Canal Fishing and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Panama Canal Fishing staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?