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Panama: It’s Happening!

September 24, 2011

Helloooooooo!!

Sorry for the blog silence – we are back live on the blog as of today. It has been a super busy month – lots of work upgrading and improving our boats and our systems here have had us all working like crazy!

Some of our guests recently have been on true escapes from their busy lives back home, and preferred not to have their exploits on the blog so their co-workers can imagine they were actually “working” (not drinking cocktails by the gallon and have the best fishing of their lives…sorry to those of you currently stuck in your offices reading this – hurry up and book your trip!).

Fishing reports coming in signal some exciting weeks ahead of us. Big tuna have arrived – a 251 lber was caught 2 days ago on a neighbour boat called the “The Hooker”! Lots of marlin sighted in the last few days…keep reading to find out more!

Once again, I am enjoying having a professional photographer on board to make my life easy…Carlo Wein (along with assistant Patrick) is back to make some video magic here in paradise. I am waiting twitchily to see the footage he got yesterday…STAY TUNED!!!

Here is Carlo below commanding rainbows to appear. He is superhuman!!

Carlo with the crew on the beach…(from left, Deck Boss David Wattley, Captain Alexi Inglish, and Ship’s Captain Chris).


Brian Grange leads the charge to don a wetsuit and strap himself up with GoPro underwater cameras…Carlo is assembling all the footage from the last few days – there are some INCREDIBLE shots!! Coming soon, I promise!

Ed Hume, a.k.a. “One-Day-Ed” (so named for his propensity to keep extending his trips at the Clubhouse for one more day…then one more day…you get the idea) has already extended his trip here with us in Panama.

He is in love with the country and the ship, and my favorite quote from Ed so far is “I thought it couldn’t get any better!” which he said after an outstanding day of fishing followed by an unforgettably delicious dinner, followed by a magical half-hour on the back deck under the stars watching a pod of dolphins feeding, dancing and playing just feet from the deck. The phosphorence made the dolphins glow and seem totally otherworldly.

Below is Ed – as the Panamanians like to say “Chi-lling” on his way out fishing.

Our most recent arrivals round out our group. Regulars at our northern operations, here are the result of their first half-day island fishing. This lovely Cubera snapper (28 lbs) and needlefish both find their way to the dinner table.

And not to ruin the surprise of the video insanity soon to come, here is a hint of their second day out on the water…

Here is Captain Junior giving a big thumbs up because…

I LOVE SEEING THESE WAVING ABOVE THE SPORT BOAT AS IT HEADS BACK TO THE SHIP…

TWO OF THEM!!

Here is a teaser for the story (editor’s note – sorry for the dorky poem, I have had 2 double espressos already today):

ODE TO FISHING

One of each for a total of two

One black, and the other blue

The first was so much fun they toasted with a beer,

but no time to enjoy it when out came a cheer…

Two marlin in 1 hour!!

Captain Junior whoops it up in the tower.

Hearts racing as cameras roll,

Each at 400 lbs, the fights take a toll!

Tired arms and happy smiles

Will keep these two anglers with us for a while!

(well, 10 days to be exact!)

The two marlin were the first marlin tagged in our new partnership with the Billfish Foundation. The tags will help collect data to track billfish migration, growth, and movement. We are thrilled to be working with them and to continue WCFC’s tradition of being an industry leader in conservation with this project in Panama.

Starting now, all guests of WCFC Panama will automatically become registered members of the Billfish Foundation!

Good night 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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