Frequently Asked Questions
Top 15 commonly asked questions
Will I need a Panamanian fishing license?
No, we will provide all the necessary license on board throughout your fishing vacation. Our boats are fully licensed and registered with the Panama Maritime Authority.
Will fishing tackle be provided?
Yes, our vessels are well supplied with World Class Tackle which include Shimano Rods and Reels, OTI Rods, Seeker Rods, trolling lures, jigs, poppers and everything you will need to provide all anglers a sport fishing tip of a lifetime.
Can I fish with my own tackle?
Of course you can, just make sure you bring the right gear to tackle these strong & aggressive fighting fish. We will always have extra in the event of any faulty equipment.
Can we fish for a specific species?
Yes indeed, simply let us know what you would like to target and we will try and make it happen. Obviously we will let you know what you have the best chance for and where.
Is live bait supplied or is it extra?
We supply the live bait at No Additional Cost throughout your fishing vacation.
How much should I tip the crew?
10% – 15 % is customary, and well earned. Our crews work very hard to ensure your trip is all you expected.
Can I keep the fish that I catch?
Yes, but certain species of fish are CPR Only (Catch, Photo, Release). These species include all Billfish, Cubera Snapper and Roosterfish. If you would like to keep other gamefish, the crew will clean it and fillet it for No Additional Charge.
I want to do more than just fish during my Panama fishing vacation/holiday – Can you help me?
Certainly! We can assist you with different Eco-Adventure, activities, tours and hotel/lodging within the Chiriqui Region. We receive deep discounts with all or most tour & hotel operators.
Do you clean and fillet our fish?
Yes, your captain and mate will fillet your daily catches. Please provide them ziploc gallon size bags if possible.
What do I need to Bring?
A good Sense of Humor and Strength to Fight Big Fish because we are going to have a wonderful time catching Offshore and Inshore Fish. A rain jacket during the months from Mid May through Mid-November, sunglasses (preferably polarized), sunscreen and a camera. Any important medication you may need throughout the day. Seasickness: if you do not have a prescription, we recommend taking Dramamine prior leaving dockside. Plus a calendar to tell us when you would like to return to enjoy another fishing Adventure with Come Fish Panama.
What is your Payment and Cancellation Policy?
A: All fishing vacation packages require a deposit of 50% downpayment to reserve your fishing dates. The Balance is due 60 days prior to your arrival at the Lodge.
A Full Refund Less $350.00 per package will be returned if written E-mail of cancellation is received by Come Fish Panama at least 90 days prior to your schedule arrival at the Lodge. We will be more than happy to reschedule you for a future Fishing Adventure with Come Fish Panama if needed. Should you reschedule with us we will apply your initial $350 from your previous sport fishing package to your new package.
A 75% Refund will be returned if written E-mail of cancellation is received by Come Fish Panama at least 60 days prior to your schedule arrival at the Lodge.
A 50% Refund will be returned if written E-mail of cancellation is received by Come Fish Panama at least 30 days prior to your schedule arrival at the Lodge.
No Refund will be returned by Come Fish Panama within the 30 days prior to your schedule arrival at the Lodge. Note: Any credit card refund or cancelation transaction by Come Fish Panama will apply a service & administration fee of $350.00. In addition any late payment will be feed at $100 per 30 days and $50 per week after that.
What is Not Included in my Vacation Fishing Package?
Meals, drinks, other expenses you might incur in Panama City.. oversize, overweight bags on your domestic in country flight..
How do I get to Boca Chica or the Lodge?
There are numerous options- You can either fly from Albrook Regional Airport in Panama City to the City of David in the Providence of Chiriqui (approx. 40 min. Flt. on Air Panama) where we can arrange to pick you up and transport you to Boca Chica to one of the 2 lodges, or if you and your group are adventurous you can rent a vehicle and drive yourself from Panama City to Boca Chica (approx. 5 hour drive), or you can book our private transportation van to transport you and your group while you sit back and relax and enjoy the country side.
Which Airlines fly to Panama?
There are several major airlines that fly into Panama Tocumen International Airport. Below you will find airline carriers that are servicing the PTY, Tocumen International Airport.. Panama’s International Airport is approx. 30 minutes away from downtown Panama City