Planning an all inclusive Fishing Trip in Panama

Imagine a group getaway filled with adventure, camaraderie, and unforgettable fishing experiences in tropical paradise. Selva Terra is a private island resort in Panama with its own sports-fishing operation on site, only 1 hour away from David Airport. If you are looking all inclusive fishing trips in Panama, look no further.


Offering plenty of activities outside of fishing, many fishing groups invite their non-angler friends along. Perhaps their wives who perhaps aren’t as crazy about fishing. 

Let this guide serve as a gateway to planning an exceptional group fishing trip in Panama. You will have everyone talking about it for months! Here are all the points you need to consider when planning your next fishing adventure:


1. Understanding your Group’s Preferences and Goals:

Start by discussing your group’s expectations, interests, and fishing goals. Do you prefer deep-sea fishing, inshore fishing, or a mix of both? Knowing your group’s preferences will help tailor the trip. 

2. Choosing the Right Time to Visit:

Research Panama’s fishing seasons to determine the best time to visit for your target species. Whether it’s catching a trophy black marlin, sailfish, yellow fin tuna or snapper, timing is crucial for a successful catch. You can refer to this fishing calendar for the best season by species.

3. Accommodations and Fishing Charters:

If you’ve got 15 or more people interested, contact us in advance to book your accommodations and fishing charters. Generally, our guests book between 1 year and 18 months ahead to avoid disappointment. We have 5 sportfishing boats including BlackFins and center consoles. Similarly, we have several accommodation options to suit singles, couples, families and friends. Selva Terra’s sister brand, Panama Nautical Club offers one of the best all inclusive Panama fishing trips in Central America.

For fishing groups under 15 people, you can contact our sister brand Panama Nautical Club.

4. Consider Customizing your Fishing Experience:

Work with our staff to customize your fishing excursions. They can arrange specific activities, such as fishing tournaments or guided expeditions.

5. Plan Group Activities and Bonding Time:

While fishing is the main focus, don’t forget about downtime and group bonding. Other activities like beach barbecue parties at our beach bar, snorkeling, hiking, island hopping and more, are all available during your stay.

6. Packing:

Advise your group on what to pack for the trip. Fishing gear will not be needed as we supply top-of-the-line equipment. We also have an extensive selection of custom lures, teasers, and terminal tackle. We do however suggest bringing appropriate fishing clothing, that provide good sun exposure. Encourage your group to pack lightly and efficiently.

7. Prepare Appropriate Travel Documents:

Ensure your group has the necessary travel documents, insurance, and any required vaccinations. Your passport needs to be valid at least 6 months prior to expiry in order to enter the country. Provide contact information for local medical facilities in case of emergencies.

8. Arranging Transfers:

Selva Terra will always arrange private transportation from David Airport for you and your group. Guests regularly opt in for our Panama City services too, where you will be taken care of from the moment you step off the plane in Panama. For more information, you can refer to our Getting Here section. 

Seamless logistics will set a positive tone for your group’s arrival, and we are experts in taking care of this!

9. Celebrate and Share Memories:

Throughout your trip, capture memorable moments through photos and videos. At the end of your adventure, celebrate your successful catches and relive the highlights.

Planning a group fishing trip and private island experience at Selva Terra is a unique and exciting opportunity to bond with friends, colleagues, families or loved ones. All while exploring the breathtaking waters of Panama. It doesn’t need to be complicated, our team will take care of all the fine details for you so that all logistics are sorted well in advance. 

By booking with Selva Terra, you can ensure that your group’s fishing adventure will be a truly unforgettable and bespoke experience, filled with memories, thrill, and the beauty of Panama’s marine world.