Frontiers is returning to Panama in 2018! Our inaugural trip in 2017 with eight anglers brought 33 different species to hand on fly rods, light-tackle and medium-weight conventional tackle. Hard working and experienced captains and mate run five fully-equipped 27’ Ocean Masters. There’s also a 17’ panga and four kayaks available. All gear is provided except fly outfits. You will aboard the floating lodge, “Hannibal,” which provides super quick and convenient access to fishing grounds. We’ll see a great variety of species, and it should be “Tuna Time!”
Enjoy six days of fishing at Hannibal Bank and Coiba Island. Days start with made to order breakfast, then depart for fishing. Lunch is served on the fishing boats. After fishing, return to the Hannibal to enjoy a hearty dinner & share the days’ stories while enjoying cocktails.
You will stay aboard the floating lodge that can accommodate up to 16 guests, though 12 is the magic number. With 4 beds each, the 4 air-conditioned cabins share 2 clean bathrooms. Also there is a comfortable, air-conditioned salon, and an on-the-water dining area, complete with a cash bar.
The rate is $4,795 per person, and can vary based primarily on the number of people sharing a boat / room. The floating lodge can be taken over exclusively for intact parties.
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.
As son of the Frontiers founders, Mike was brought up in the outdoor travel business. He has handled a number of sporting programs for Frontiers through the years. Today as President, Mike works closely with the Senior Management Team and the Department Heads and is quite involved with our saltwater programs. He is passionate about the outdoors and conservation. He has been on the Board of Bonefish & Tarpon Trust for many years.
Chasing a Wild Variety of Species with Fly Rods and Conventional Gear in Panama