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Panama: Abundancia

October 30, 2011

I am happy to announce the official new name of our newly arrived custom 37′ Strike…

“ABUNDANCIA”

This name pays homage to the translation for “Panama” in the ancient language, which means “ABUNDANCE OF FISH”. We have been fortunate to experience that abundance and are proud to share it with our guests at every step – abundance of fish, beauty, wildness, excitement, service, wine, food…you get the idea!! Abundance and luxury at every turn, baby!

Thank you to all of you who sent in ideas  – we had so many good ones we will file for the future…our fleet continues to grow with more boats coming in 2012!

Newly arrived guests are already enjoying the ABONDANCIA. They braved snow in New York, cancelled flights, being bumped – GASP! – to coach – and lost luggage to join us here.

Here they are…so far still behaving themselves…(from left to right, Doug, Harry, Dave, and Gary).

We managed to clothe Dave and Gary in WCFC apparel until we can get them their lost luggage – they are walking poster boys for the store! I love it…

A great start despite some gloomy weather this afternoon – they came into amberjacks, big Cubera snappers, and some rooster this afternoon, all around our neighborhood as you can see from the GPS tracking image below…

Here’s Harry with a nice Cubera he brought home…

Technical difficulties prevent me from showing the photos of the roosters and amberjacks, but of course they were MASSIVE.

A hard days work…and a perfect end with a cocktail and some canapes in the rooftop hottub looking out over the jungle. This is the life!

Dinner tonight was a feast of today’s catch:

Above the guys feast on Handmade Ricotta Gnocchi with Fish Ragout…below is White Asparagus with Spanish Ham and Crispy Bread…and Amberjack with Coconut Sauce and Coconut Rice.

We have another two new additions to the family to announce this week – though you might think this family is full enough, Michael somehow managed to convince me he “needed” 2 more handmade Japanese knives to add to his collection. I always tell everyone we have our life savings in bamboo fly rods, but actually in knives too! Michael has a “fondness” (understatement of the century) for hand-made Japanese knives or anything “handcrafted” or “artisan”. Note to all home cooks, contrary to what Michael may tell you, you don’t actually NEED knives like these…but it sure is nice!!

Half our knife collection went “missing” during a customs ordeal in Panama when we first moved down here – I always like to imagine a bureaucratic customs official cutting his sandwich in half with one of our favorite sushi knives…sigh…Below is all that remains…

I would also like to send out a loving goodbye to our own Captain Chris – who has returned to San Diego to spend some time with his family, hamburgers, and to develop marketing strategy (and infomercials!) for his new line of lures called GET LIT (with Stemson Lures).  Chris has been with the ship for the past 4 years, and with us since WCFC first boarded the Pacific Provider back in March. He was a huge part of our story here – we wish you all the best Chris! Come back and visit us when you are rich and famous…”Daddy Juice” will be waiting! (don’t worry folks, this is not as creepy as it sounds.)

Goodnight from Paradise,

Tobey

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2018 Pricing & Packages

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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Self Guided Package
  • 19’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$4,960$5,570
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler boat & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,175$6,930
  • 3 guests per boat$5,735$6,335
  • Offshore Guided Package
  • 25’ or 27’ Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,655$7,570
  • 3 guests per boat$6,055$6,760
  • 4 guests per boat$5,743$6,345
  • Deluxe Offshore Guided Package
  • 29’ or 31' Boston Whaler & Standard Room
  • 2 guests per boat$6,765$7,740
  • 3 guests per boat$6,110$6,830
  • 4 guests per boat$5,795$6,405
  • Room Supplements
  • Standard Room$Incl$Incl
  • Ocean View Room$180$230
  • Single Room Supplement - Standard$350$450
  • Single Room Supplement - Forest View$1,000$1,325
  • Owner's Suite - Henslung Cove$510$690
  • Owner's Suite - Grange Point$770$1,025
  • Private Dining Room (for full trip)$770$1,025
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Single rooms, ocean view rooms and owners suites are subject to availability
  • Private Dining Room is $250 per night based on availability
  • Ocean view singles available upon special request
  • Not Included: gratuities and taxes
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Clubhouse (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 22’ Boston Whaler
  • 2 guests per boat$5,545$6,450
  • 3 guests per boat$4,940$5,850
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Not Included: gratuities and taxes
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to The Outpost (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer, liquor and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
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  • WCFC All-Inclusive Fishing4 Days/3 Nights5 Days/4 Nights
  • Guided Package
  • 24' Northwest$5,250$5,645
  • 21' EagleCraft$5,150$5,500
  • 18' EagleCraft$5,020$5,325
  • Self Guided Package
  • 18' EagleCraft$4,273$4,520
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
  • Not Included: gratuities and taxes
    Each package includes:
  • Flights from Vancouver to North Island Lodge (private charter & helicopter)
  • Luxury accommodations, guided or self-guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer and wine
  • Custom fishing equipment & weather gear, fish cleaning, freezing and packaging for travel home
    Packages do not include:
  • Tax, fishing licenses, gratuities, beer on boats and custom fish processing
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