A kayak fishing vacation at the Azuero Peninsula and the ‘Tuna Coast’ gives every chance of encountering big fish. The Continental Shelf runs close to the shore, which brings game fish within the reach of kayak fishers. There are plenty of fish varieties also.
This area is great for a kayak fishing vacation as it offers the kayak angler a variety of launching sites and take out locations. We can also fish on either side of the Peninsula depending on the season.
The accomodation on offer for this kayak fishing vacation is a full range from high end hotels to guest houses and back packer resorts, which make this an easy location for all budgets and even for family members to come along. This is a very culture rich area of Panama with plenty of good restaurants, cafes, and beaches to enjoy.
Kayak Fishing Vacation on the ‘Tuna Coast’, the Azuero Peninsula
We recommend arrival times before 1300; this allows us to travel to the Azuero Coast the same day
Arrivals after 13 00 mean staying in Panama City for the night. Panama is a vibrant city worth visiting, great restaurants and night life is world class
Pick Up at 07 00
Travel by private mini-bus or 4×4 to Pedasi. Trip 5 hours
12 00 Arrive Pedasi, room check in and lunch
13 00 Trip orientations and safety briefings
13 30 Equipment preparation
15 00 Check out paddle and fishing
18 00 Return to villa and clean up
19 00 Drinks and briefing and planning for next day
19 30 Dinner
Days 2,3 ,4 & 5
05 00 Wake up and breakfast
06 00 Launch site evaluation and preparation. Day’s fishing start
Pending conditions we fish to 12 00 lunch
15 00 Afternoon kayak fishing
18 00 day end return to hotel
06 00 Wake Up and breakfast
07 00 Depart to Panama City for return flight home
Add on Trips
Add on activities, fishing Peacock bass on Gatun Lake are available before and after scheduled trips, with accomodation available at the Gatun Lake Villa.
Tight Lines and paddle hard
Depending on number of anglers
Stealth Performance kayak
English speaking guide
Accommodation included, at the chosen location on the Azuero Peninsula
Hotel accommodation in Panama City
We recommend that due to the remote locations all anglers have travel and medical evacuation insurance.
We fish the best equipment to give you the best chance to catch fish and have an experience of a life time
Anglers will be responsible for their equipment and damage or loss will be charged to their accounts
VIP meet and greet service available at Tocumen on arrival at additional cost
Fishing starts and ends on land, we promote true kayak fishing. Depending on conditions and location we have a support panga.
There are some remote locations and panga´s may be used from time to time to reposition anglers.
The offshore areas we fish requires good seamanship, we have a qualified guide with anglers at all times.
It will be all anglers responsibility to prepare them self physically and technically for these trips.
We require all anglers to complete a form related to their experience and physical paddle capability.
Prior to any fishing a check out paddle will be required.
We will inform all anglers of the requirements needed for each trip. Any angler that can not conform to these will not be allowed to go to sea.
Instruction is part of the trip and anglers will be shown launching and beaching technique. If you want to learn safely this is the place. We’ll schedule advanced and beginners trips throughout the year to accommodate all levels of kayak anglers.
Safety is always our first priority and fishing will always be scheduled around what weather and ocean conditions permit.
Panama Paddle Center is a strong supporter of catch and release and promotes conservation. We keep a fry-up for dinners and release the rest.
Although we have tackled available we highly recommend that anglers bring their own tackle.
1 Two Spinning or bait casting rods and reels, Shimano Bait Runner type, 20 to 60 lb
2 One Jigging Type rod reel to 20 to 60 lb
3 Light Tackle Casting or spinning reel for bait and smaller fish
Lure kits are available on reservation, we highly recommend these kits they have been put together for the local conditions and drawing on our guide’s experience.