A perfect choice for all budgets, our power boats are ideal for fishing, spending a day at the beach and having a BBQ while enjoying a cold beer.
If what you want is to fish, we have all the professional fishing gear and expert crew in these seas; if, on the other hand you want a day at the beach on a paradise island, our boats are equipped with powerful sound systems and a lot of fun; and if you want to go with both options, go ahead! Just contact us, we’ll take care of the rest.
GEM Charters is ready to fulfill your request for any type of charter, on any size boat, ANY TIME! Our booking agents are ready to take your calls, and will tailor your next charter to your specifications and details.
From June to November, in the Panamanian Pacific waters numerous families of humpback whales can be spotted on its route from the North to the South poles. For this reason, coasts and archipelagos of Panama have become a famous tourist destination for visitors who want to witness this extraordinary spectacle of nature.
Un amigo nos recomendó particularmente este tour para nuestra visita a Panamá, por lo que decidimos tomarlo a ojo cerrado. Realmente fue una recomendación que vale la pena e insto a quien desee realmente conocer las playas de Panamá de tomarlo. Visitamos el archipiélago de Las Perlas, donde paramos en varias islas (entre ellas varias que no estaban habitadas, lo que fue excelente), pescamos varias especies y el capitán Miguel de hecho nos preparó un ceviche fresco de mahi mahi. Incluso vimos delfines y ballenas, cosa que nunca había visto en la naturaleza y recordaré por siempre. El mar estuvo un poco pesado de venida, pero la destreza y pericia del capitán Miguel nos mantuvo tranquilos y sin incomodidades. Recomendado!
Miguel was extremely responsive throughout the entire process. Ensuring every detail was covered and really tailoring our experience to what we wanted so we’d have the best time possible. Miguel was able to arrange transportation for a small fee to alleviate any stress finding the marina. The driver was punctual and friendly. Once we got to the marina everyone was ready to go. On our way out the sunrise over downtown Panama City was breathtaking. We soon saw a migratory pod of dolphins that would put the action you see at sea world to shame. Soon after that the fish started to hit. Within an hour we had caught 4 yellowfin tuna!!! On our way to and from the Pearl Islands we saw humpback whales! We pulled up to a smaller island to do snorkeling and swim around a bit. Then we headed to a larger island where the crew had arranged for a man named Gerald who owned a local B&B to pick us up on his golf cart and he took us to his restaurant for drinks and lunch. Gerald’s a great bartender and even better cook! I ordered the curry chicken and we split some shrimp. While we were at lunch the crew stayed back on the boat to clean our catch and even prepared some ceviche with it for our ride back. For the remainder of the trip back to Panama we did some light trolling, saw a few more whales and took in the sights. Bertie and the captain were super friendly throughout our entire charter making the day seem more like fishing with friends. Bertie had a lot of history to share about Panama City and didn’t hesitate to take some pictures of us and our catch anytime we requested. Once we got back to the dock we split up our catch (only taking what we knew we would use as there was more than enough to go around). As a thank you for sharing Miguel even came by our AirBnB to drop off a GEM Charters fishing shirt. We will definitely be back to Panama and without a doubt be booking with GEM Charters again. This experience was more than either my husband and I could have even imagined it to be. Great value: fishing, whale watching, dolphins and scenic tour! Hands down book these guys, if you want an experience of a lifetime!
Miguel was great. We had a slow start, but heated up and ended up with one Spanish Maceral, one Bonita (great fighter), and four (4) Mahi Mahi. It was my wife’s first time deep sea fishing and she loved it. The day (26/5/18) was a bit rainy, but we didn’t care as catching fish was paramount. Miguel was game, and was flexible and enthusiastic about putting us on fish, despite the rainy conditions. Miguel was fun to simply hang out with when fishing was slow, and his ability to put us on fish made the trip all the more enjoyable. At one point we had three fish on (and we missed out on the big one of the day - saw him jump away). Finally, Miguel’s ceviche was first rate. I definitely recommend this trip.