Trip Planning

Panama Yacht & Fishing Charters allows the guest flexibility in customizing their own your vacation getaway to Panama. A typical charter is a 6 day charter from Saturday to Saturday. However there are also three day charters available depending on the ships location and availability. Guests are able to charter one of the yachts or all three. Please call us to discuss any of the destinations and the fleet’s availability.

Planning For Your Trip

Packing List

It’s Panama Time! So time to think on what you should pack on your trip. Remember your charter is in the tropics so let’s be prepared. Here with a suggested packing list for maximum comfort.

  • Passport
  • Good quality sunscreen with a high SPF
  • Polarized sunglasses
  • Casual attire (light, loose cotton clothing, include a long-sleeve shirt)
  • Swim suits, shorts, sun shirts
  • Rubber-soled shoes and older tennis or beach walking shoes
  • Wide-brimmed hat
  • Personal items (e.g. medication, toiletries)
  • Cameras (standard and video) film batteries, etc.

Packing List

We have to observe the limitations and regulations listed below for air travel. Please use discretion when packing for your trip and remember that we do have a laundry service available. For flights each guest is allowed:

  • One suitcase not exceeding 30 lbs. (13.67 kg.)
  • One carry-on bag not exceeding 15lbs. (6.8 kg.)

We will send you 2 Lime I.D. tags for each person in your group. Please attach them to your baggage. They help us identify and expedite your rod cases and luggage through customs in Panama City. Excess baggage pieces are standby and, therefore, subject to space and weight restrictions.

Air Travel to Panama

USA / Panama

Several major US carriers such as Continental, Delta, and American Airlines service Panama City from major US Cities. In addition Copa Airlines is the national airfare of Panama and operates direct flights from Panama city to several US points of origin including Orlando, Miami, and Los Angeles.

Europe / Panama

Currently air travel from Europe to Panama includes Air France, KLM and Iberia fly directly from Europe to Panama.

Americas to Panama

Copa flies to most capital cities of Central, and South America as well as Mexico.

Once you Arrive to Panama City

If your charter itinerary starts in Panama City you will be transferred directly to the Yachts in Flamenco Marina.

In order to connect with our yachts in other destinations you must arrive in Panama City the night before the charter. We recommend that you stay in the Trump, Holiday Inn – Canal, Sheraton or Bristol Hotels. Just let our reservations office know your arrival and we can help coordinate for you.

At the end of your trip you will be transported back to Panama City on board a charter flight.

Delays

Should you have a problem with a delayed flight Contact Hennie in Panama on his cell +507 67803346 info@panamayachtandfishingcharters.com

Panama City

There are many amazing attractions in Panama City. We can assist you in making arrangements to enjoy these and other exciting activities while you are in Panama City prior to the charter.

Popular Day Tours

  • Panama Canal
  • Casco Viejo / Old Town
  • Gamboa Rain Forest Resort and aerial canopy tour.
  • Guided rainforest tours and bird watching
  • Shopping in first-class malls
  • Golfing , Panama has 4 city courses and 4 very good beach resort courses
  • Peacock bass fishing on Gatun Lake
  • Vibrant nightlife
  • Many other options

Departure from Panama City

You should be able to make an afternoon flight from Panama City back to the USA, or elsewhere, provided your flight is 16:00pm or later. We recommend you stay overnight at one of the hotels previously recommended to ensure safe connections.

Travel Documents

Travel Insurance

Is recommended in the event of an unforeseen situation that would require you to cancel your trip.

If you are booking your trip through a travel agency, ask them about travel insurance. There are many companies that offer travel insurance, and most of them require the policy to be purchased at the time of making the initial trip deposit. Clients that have already paid their deposit or final payment can still purchase trip insurance.

For travel insurance, clients residing in the USA,

Kathy Zanni 1-800-487-4722. Her direct line is 401-773-9284 The office hours are Mon–Fri, 7 am to 3 pm, EST. www.insuremytrip.com.

Kathy is familiar with the Lodge and will recommend the best policy for you, taking into consideration any medical issues you may have. Clients living outside the USA, Canada and Puerto Rico must contact a travel insurance company in their own country.

United States Citizens

A valid passport is required to enter the Republic of Panama and the expiration date must be valid (6 months prior to arrival.

 

Guests Visiting Panama from Other Countries

Must check with officials in their respective homelands as to what documents are required to enter the Republic of Panama.

If you arriving from a country other than the US, please check on a new Yellow Fever Vaccination requirement. www.cdc.gov/globalhealth/countries/panama/

 

Government Contact Information

Be advised that required documentation is subject to revision; what was acceptable last month or last year may not be acceptable on the dates you are traveling.

Please check the Panamanian Embassy website www.embassyofpanama.org/cms/immigration3.php

It is your responsibility to check with your airline, your travel agency about any changes that may have been made by the Government of Panama that would require any additional information or documents.

 

Panama Customs Information (Important!)

Local Panamanian Customs Regulations are very similar to US Customs Regulations that make it illegal to import fresh produce, fruits and meats in the country.

All arriving foreign or local nationals must declare all monies, valuables or negotiable instruments (includes checks and travellers checks) that exceed the sum of $10,000.00 on their person or luggage.

If you fail to omit or follow the law you will forfeit the monies, valuables or negotiable instruments that you failed to declare and worse yet you will face criminal prosecution, which if convicted is sanctioned with a:

NEW IN 2010 – MANDATORY MINIMUM TWO YEAR PRISON SENTENCE WITH A MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF UP TO FOUR YEARS IN PRISON.

 

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The Fleet

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Charter Destinations

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Expeditions

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Trip Planning

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