Panama Mothership

At a Glance

The Panama mothership offers anglers the ultimate fishing trip: 6 days of fishing, short run times, extended fishing hours, and access to the most exclusive fishing grounds in Panama. The Panama mothership is a 78 foot, air-conditioned floating fishing lodge, taking you to the best fishing spots in the country and keeping you out there all week. Enjoy air conditioned rooms, delicious food, cold drinks, and comradery with out‐of‐this‐world fishing aboard the best and most reliable mothership in Panama. Spend all week fishing world famous offshore hot spots like Hannibal Bank and Montuosa Island for huge marlin and yellowfin tuna or fish hundreds of miles of untouched coastline around the Coiba Island National Park. The claim to fame here is that we can catch over 30 different species of fish in a week!

Location: Panama City (first & last night) & Coiba Island (5 nights)
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights (Saturday to Saturday)

Rates include Panama City lodging first & last night, 5 nights on the mothership with all meals included, private room & private fishing boat for your group, all bait/tackle/gas, beer on the fishing boat, ground transfers, domestic flights, and Panamanian taxes. Gratuities and national park fee not included.

Property Info

Despite the exotic location of spending your week 50 miles out to sea, our 78’ Panama mothership provides a surprising amount of creature comforts during your stay. The converted barge features 4 air‐conditioned rooms, each with four comfortable beds (three twin beds and one full sized bed). The award‐winning chef will cook you three fresh meals a day, many of which are the freshest catch‐of‐the day that you and your fellow anglers bring back. There are also two full bathrooms with hot water showers, daily laundry service, and a full cash bar. When you aren’t fishing you’ll spend most of your time on the open‐air deck at the bow of the boat where you will eat your dinners, enjoy a daily happy hour & appetizers, and share drinks & stories with your fellow anglers.

World class fishing is what the Panama mothership is all about, and they do it well. You’ll spend your week fishing aboard their 27’ Ocean Master center consoles at world famous hot spots like the Hannibal Bank, Montuosa Island, and of course all around Coiba Island itself. All boats are equipped with the best Shimano spinning tackle and heavy duty Penn International 50# and 80# reels, live wells, tuna tubes, fighting belts, and all the lures & gear you’ll ever need. The captains are experienced, energetic, and have come up through the ranks so they know these waters and these fish as well as anyone.

Each and every day you fish it is your call what species you want to target and what method you want to try. Options include bottom fishing with jigs or chunk bait, casting crank baits, speed trolling rapalas, slow trolling live bait, trolling plastics for black and blue marlin, or of course everyone’s favorite – casting poppers and surface plugs for anything from yellowfin tuna to cubera snapper. Because the mothership will be anchored right by the fishing grounds this will give you another 2‐3 hours of fishing each day and avoid long run times that the land-based lodges must do each day. If anyone wants or needs an afternoon or a full day break from the fishing you can go kayaking, visit secluded island beaches, snorkel inside the Coiba Island National Park, or visit the now‐famous Coiba Island penal colony – the most feared penitentiary in Panama’s history.

Panama History

  • Panama’s best floating fishing lodge!
  • Spend the week 50 miles offshore at the Coiba Island National Park
  • Enjoy short runs times and and extra 2-3 hours of fishing each day
  • Only 4 rooms and 4 fishing boats total
  • Rent the entire mother ship for your own private party with 8‐16 anglers!
  • Featured on Fox Sports West ‘Stoked On Fishing’ in May 2019 – WATCH ALL 3 EPISODES
  • Each room is equipped with AC and four beds
  • Two bathrooms with hot water showers
  • All meals included on the mothership
  • Daily laundry service included
  • Full cash bar
  • Fish on 27’ fully equipped Ocean Master center consoles
  • All Shimano fishing gear, lures, tackle, and bait included
  • Each room assigned it’s own boat & crew for the week
  • Must book far in advance for peak yellow‐fin tuna season (March‐July)
  • Mothership departs Sunday and returns Friday

Day Trips available from the the mothership: kayaking, snorkeling, beachcombing, Coiba Island/penitentiary tour.

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Why Fish With CAF?

We have been fishing, living, and traveling around Central America since 2003. Plan your trip with local experts to make sure you are in the right place, at the right time, and on the right boat. We’ll help you fish for what you want, the way you want.

  • Free vacation planning + the best direct rates. No booking fees!
  • Personalized service from pre-arrival to 24/7 in-country support.
  • Hand-picked accommodations, fishing captains, expert guides for the best vacation experience.
  • Nearly 40% of our anglers are repeat & referral guests. CAF puts you on the fish!