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Panama: Fun in the Sun

July 3, 2011

I had so much fun today I don’t know where to begin. Despite Brian Legge’s protestations that he doesn’t like to get up before the “crack of 10”, we headed out early with our amazing WCFC Captains Junior and Alexis, and Mate Donar. Yes – I WENT FISHING!! This is the first time I have had a chance to get out fishing since we opened, and it was AMAZING.

Note the newly named “Cape Knox”, named for the most westerly point on Langara Island in Haida Gwaii (imagine the hilariousness of our Panamanian staff pronouncing this!).

We came upon a huge school of tuna, with dozens of porpoises dancing around them. The scene was truly magical – as Brian L said, you just can’t ever get tired of watching it. The tuna are leaping in the air, birds swooping everwhere, a giant sea turtle in a tussle with a tuna, dolphins doing acrobatics, and it’s just you and the big blue and the huge sky overhead. We are truly lucky to be a part of this.

A hit on some live bait quickly became more interesting when we saw it was a shark hitting…look at this clean bite off this bonito! Yikes…

Some more action is quick to begin…Brian L and I are quickly reeling in a double header…somehow I scored the fighting chair and left Brian with the belt.

Sorry to look so gleeful about it Brian! Incredible to feel the pull and fight of a yellowfin – the first one for me was 75 pounds, and about 130 lbs for Brian!

My arms feel like overcooked spaghetti right now. What a great great great day!

Only a few minutes later – the next tuna is hooked (85 pounds!). This is, of course, the moment that every woman likes having her picture taken – sweaty and red faced, grunting in agony from the sensation of arms being pulled from sockets….but what the heck.

Meanwhile our Captain Chris was fishing with Brian G and the crew of the Hooker today, along with our friends from the Billfish Foundation. It’s nice to see Chris off the ship for a very very very will deserved fishing break!

We are looking forward to collaborating with the Billfish Foundation to start recording all our released billfish.

And here is our very own Lindsay Davis  COVER GIRL! on the front cover of BC Outdoors. Go out and get your collector’s edition NOW! Lovely Lindsay caught this 25 lb Chinook salmon up at North Island Lodge – right off Fallen Tree (for those Langara connoisseurs).

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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