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Playa Venao Fishing

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Playa Venao, Panama
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About Playa Venao Fishing
Experience the thrill of fishing the famous Tuna Coast with a fully equipped Center Console or the traditional local Panga boat. With great value specialist tours for friends and families with little or no experience wanting to enjoy a fun day out on the ocean, To the more serious fishermen wanting to tick some Trophy fish off the bucket list we have it all covered.
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UserNo2357 wrote a review Jan 2021
Munich, Germany1 contribution
Highly recommended! It was a fantastic experience from the first step on the boat until the last bite of our pray. We had booked a trip from early in the morning until around noon and were just us two and Carl and Esteban. They were both a lot of fun to be around with and knew exactly the spots where the big fish were. My partner has already been quite experienced with deep sea fishing whereas I have hardly ever put a foot on a boat. Yet this didn't seem to matter at all and we both had a lot of fun and both of us caught enough big fish to fill our stomachs as well as the freezer! We were tought a lot about fishing techniques and boating as well as the biology of the different islands and areas. The boat was well equipped and recently fitted with new engines. At the end we were taught how to properly filet the fish so we don't massacre our future prey. Part of the filet we ate on the spot and part we froze and ate a few days later. The whole experience was certainly something to remember!
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Date of experience: December 2020
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kkettel wrote a review Sep 2020
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We've received numerous referrals about Carlos and Playa Venao Fishing - now I understand why.  I've also read the other reviews and agree with all the great things said. Rather than repeat them, I'll just share a couple thoughts from a great couple of trips. My wife and I joined another couple on a whale "hunting” trip with Carlos earlier this week and it was fantastic! We saw a couple dozen dolphins, several whales, and even caught some fish! Carlos is a great navigator with outstanding customer service.  Very friendly, easy to talk with, and an extremely positive attitude. Great knowledge on many things, especially the water and local area. We had such a great time, we took a second trip with him just a few days later.  Although there were fewer whale sightings and questionable weather on this second one, we had a second super-fantastic trip.  I’m sure it is not likely to happen on every trip, but Carlos positioned us perfectly to watch a pair of whales execute simultaneous breaches. We were also in a great position to take some wildlife action photos and video of one of the many breaches we witnessed.  It was just a wonderful couple days, and I’d rate him a 10 on a scale of 1 to 5 if I could. 
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Date of experience: September 2020
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Jasonm676 wrote a review Sep 2020
Santa Cruz, California48 contributions9 helpful votes
2nd Time going with Carlito....We were short on time and wanted to see some Whales... So Carlito and his trusted friend Esteban took three of us out...We saw Whales in the first 15 mins and then decided to take a Swim....Beautiful day on the water, and my GF and I on the way back both caught our first Fish.....Mine was bigger :)
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Ciara K wrote a review Sep 2020
Dublin, Ireland4 contributions5 helpful votes
My amazing hubby Ted surprised me with this incredible boat trip as my birthday present. I honestly couldn't have asked for a better day. We set off from Canas with two of our good friends and captain Carlos (there is lots of safe car parking space at the docking area). For the first part of the trip we glided through deep mangroves which was really peaceful and atmospheric. You can really relax and let go of all your worries as the alive jungle and calming water meet to soothe and revive you. Next stop was a quick visit to a remote island hostel, run by a really sweet French couple, who live totally off grid and work hard to conserve and protect baby turtles. Then we were back to the boat for the next part of the adventure, out into the open ocean for some deep sea fishing, time with friends, swimming and snorkeling. The boat is really comfortable and there is space to store your bags and water bottles. A big part of what makes this kind of trip is the type of guide and captain you have. I have travelled a lot and Carlos is definitely one of the best. He immediately makes you feel welcome and totally at ease with his super positive and friendly nature. He is great fun too and will blend in with any group of people, you will definitely have made a new friend by the end of your trip. I felt very safe with having Carlos as our captain and his knowledge of the area is extensive. You can genuinely feel his passion and love for the ocean and the environment. We have lived locally for over five years and yet I never knew this incredible piece of paradise existed. It's one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Whether you are a local or on vacation, this is a once in a life time trip to a truly spectacular part of nature, that will replenish your soul. Best Birthday Ever!! Will definitely do this trip again. Highly highly recommended. We all had an amazing time. Thanks Carlos.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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sprdude wrote a review Sep 2020
Knysna, South Africa1 contribution
Thank you Carlitos for a fantastic adventure! We got to see whales, baby whales, turtles, snorkeling and fishing! Carlitos has excellent knowledge of the water and surrounding area and his safety made me feel very comfortable. Thank you for a wonderful experience! I will return!
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Date of experience: September 2020
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