Looking for a fun and relaxing fishing tour in Panama? Our Gatun Lake Fishing Tour will take you on an exciting adventure to explore Gatun Lake. Unquestionably, one of the world’s largest artificial lakes.


If you are into fishing and looking for a fun fishing tour in Panama, we suggest the Gatun Lake Fishing tour. You will not only be on a lake fishing trip but also go deep into the jungle, exploring the wildlife. You will see animals like Howler monkeys and several species of birds simultaneously transiting the near boundaries of the Panama Canal Locks. This means you will see large merchant ships and Panama Canal operations while on the Gatun Lake Fishing Tour.

The targeted fishing species are Peacock Bass (Its local name is Sargento), Snook, Tarpon, and Jack Crevalle. Peacock bass is so plentiful in this lake that there are no restrictions on the number of fish that you can catch.

A bilingual licensed Captain will guide you along your trip and suggest the best spots for your lake fishing trip. Explore the majestic sights of nature and artificial marvels while having a relaxing and fun experience. Be sure to bring plenty of sunblock and prepare to relax. We will take care of the rest!

Tour details:

  • 5-hour tour, departure time chosen by the client
  • You Keep Catch
  • Catch cleaning & filleting done by the crew


  • Packed ice
  • Snacks
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live bait (depending on the season) and lures
  • All safety and First Aid kit
  • Juices, beer, Gatorade, bottled waters
  • Licensed and bilingual Crew
  • Docking fees
  • Excludes: Round Trip Land Transportation

About the Gatun Lake

Gatun Lake is located south of the Colon Province in Panama. It forms a significant part of the Panama Canal. It carries ships for 33 km (20.50 miles) of their transit across the Isthmus of Panama. The Gatun Lake was created between 1907 and 1913 by the building of the Gatun Dam across the Chagres River. The spillway gates of the Gatun Dam closed on June 27, 1913.

When it was created, the Gatun Lake was the largest artificial lake in the world. The impassable rainforest around this amazing lake remains mainly unscathed by human interference. And you can see various native animals and plants undisturbed in their natural habitat. The little islands you’ll see through the tour were once forested hills. Sometimes, you can even see submerged old trees escaping the water’s surface.

Many islands are now primate sanctuaries to protect different monkey species. In fact, because of the huge biodiversity surrounding this area, Barro Colorado Island (BCI) is home to the Simthsonian Tropical Research Institute. They study trees, crocodiles, sloths, frogs, snakes, and over 300 species of birds.

You might also see a few manatees, which were imported years ago to control the lake’s aquatic vegetation and mosquito population.

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