Imagine a fishing destination where you can seemingly catch an unlimited number of world-class saltwater game fish species. This perfectly describes the Coiba Island Archipelagos, which includes the world-famous “Hannibal Bank,” located on the Pacific side of Panama. You’ll be treated to a unique saltwater fishing adventure in a truly exotic landscape of pristine ocean waters and lush tropical islands that can well exceed anything you have ever imagined. Unlike Panama’s shore-bound resorts Pesca Panama’s floating lodge keeps you close to the best fishing action at all times.
Fly, spin, and / or conventional tackle — it’s up to you. Frontiers’ inaugural trip with 8 anglers brought 33 different species to hand! Hardworking and experienced captains and mates run 5 27’ Ocean Masters. There’s also a 17' panga and 4 kayaks available. All gear is provided except for fly outfit
Guests stay aboard the floating lodge “Hannibal.” Newly renovated, the lodge accommodates up to 16 guests, though 12 is the magic number. With four beds each, the four air-conditioned cabins share two clean bathrooms with hot water showers and plenty of fresh water.
All conventional and spin fishing gear is provided, including terminal tackle. There is no need to bring any tackle along unless you want to. Fly gear is not provided, though there is a limited selection of local fly patterns available on board. Daily laundry service is provided. Pack light!
Clients arrive into Panama City on a Saturday, overnight at the El Panama Hotel, and transfer early the next morning to the domestic terminal for a flight to David. Upon arrival, you’ll meet your crew and head out from the marina to meet the Hannibal en route to your first anchorage, a half day of fishing and overnight. The following day is spent fishing your way to Coiba Island where you’ll rendezvous with the Hannibal and settle in for the rest of your stay. On Friday, you’ll fish your way back to David, and return to Panama City for an overnight and return to the US the following day.
Rates typically range from $4,300 - $5,200 per person, and vary based primarily on the number of people sharing a boat / room. The floating lodge can be taken over exclusively for intact parties.
Mike Fitzgerald, Joe Codd and Derek Hathazy just returned from an epic saltwater trip with Pesca Panama Sportfishing. They spent the week with a great group of clients exploring the Coiba Island Archipelago. Coiba, once Panama’s version of Alcatraz, is now a National Park with protected waters that provide inshore fishing that is second to none! The world-famous ...