If staying in a fishing lodge or big resort isn’t your style then this package is for you. Spend a week at the boutique Seagull Cove Lodge in the Chiriqui Region of Panama and enjoy relaxation, great service and beautiful beaches. You’ll also spend a few days deep sea fishing for marlin and tuna out at the famous Hannibal Bank and enjoy amazing in-shore inside of ‘Jurassic Park’.
Fly into Panama City, Panama where you will be met and taken directly to your waiting private transfer. You will spend your first night in the capital enjoying the finest luxury at the brand new Waldorf Astoria. Opened in 2013, this is the first and only of its kind in Latin America and provides its guests with 5-star amenities and service. Have dinner at their renowned sushi restaurant or go out for a night on the town.
Late in the morning we will pick you up and take you to the Albrook Airport for your domestic flight to Panama’s second largest city, David. Upon arrival you’ll be met and taken one hour to the quiet beach town of Boca Chica and the quaint Seagull Cove Lodge. Seagull Cove embraces the true meaning of the word ‘boutique’ as the staff is inviting and friendly and with just five cabanas you’ll experience the perfect mix of privacy and luxury. Each of the five rooms features a queen bed or two double beds, vaulted ceilings, ceiling fans, AC, satellite TV, private baths, orthopedic mattresses, and private terraces or balconies with beautiful ocean views.
Let’s go fishing! Meet your boat at the dock right at the hotel early in the morning and set out to fish the Hannibal Bank. One of the world’s most well known fishing spots, the Hannibal Bank is home to a year round marlin bite and some of the best yellow-fin tuna fishing in the world. On your way out you’ll stop to fill up the tuna tubes with fresh bonito, which are tasty snacks to these giant blue and black marlin. Trolling plastic squids and ballyhoo is a proven way to raise billfish, but few things beat the experience of having a marlin take your live bait and rip off line on your 80W Penn reel.
Free day! Use this day to relax your tired muscles and enjoy the beautiful Gulf of Chiriqui. The Seagull Cove Lodge has a pool, private beach, and water toys like kayaks and stand up paddle boards to enjoy. At sunset be sure to head to the palapa bar over the water for a cold drink and some hot BBQ.
Let’s go fishing! Head back out to the Hannibal Bank for another day of big game fishing. Marlin are far from the only pelagic fish we see here – big Pacific sailfish, wahoo, dorado and one of the best yellow-fin tuna bites can all be enjoyed here. Smaller yellow-fin tuna in the 10-40 lb range can be caught year round, but in season you can try your hand at grappling with a 200-300 lb ‘cow’ yellow-fin tuna that has made sport fishing in Panama so popular. Be careful what you wish for however, it can be an all day event…
Free day! Use this day to relax, read a book, and take a nap (or two!). If you are feeling ambitious and want to see more of Panama we can arrange snorkeling trips, scuba diving, bird watching, or just a day enjoying beautiful secluded beaches on the various islands in the gulf.
Let’s go fishing! Today is your last day of fishing so we are going to try something different and go in-shore fishing all day for a variety of species including snapper, grouper, wahoo, jacks, and the famous roosterfish. Fish the nearby hot spots like Islas Seas, Isla Parade, and Isla Lardoons for some of the best, and biggest, in-shore fishing you are likely to experience.
Take and early flight from David back to Panama City and then we’ll transfer you over to the PTY Airport for your international flight home.
Panama is growing in popularity and more high end hotels are being built every year. Whether it’s five star luxury in Panama City, an eco-lodge, a beachfront resort, a secluded boutique hotel, or one of our world renowned fishing resorts Panama offers it all. Below are suggestions for this sample package, but if you don’t see what you are looking for keep in mind we will customize your itinerary until it is perfect.