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Panama Punta Coco gives you wings

May 6, 2011

Panama Update our first “dia” in Punta Coco begins with a shot of the ladies on board (from yesterday’s departure from Panama City)…

…how can we go wrong with a contingent like this! From left to right we have Jennifer, Dyane,  Lizabeth, Stephanie, Lindsay, Tobey and Jessie.

And here she is our “Madre” and mothership anchored in the Las Perlas Islands…

There was lots of excitement this morning as we took in scene here in Punta Coco and started rigging up the boats for fishing. Junior eager and ready at the wheel…

Everything looked good and the new WCFC gear was brought out and modeled, first by Brian Grange…

…then by Jessie and Dyane…

Looking sharp ladies…Dyane was wearing her lucky fishing shoes…

…who says women aren’t superstitious. Dyane later told me that she had “a pedicure for the pescadoras”. Would the gold fish bring the boat good luck?

…only one way to find out.

The results…

A golden tuna (yellowfin) caught by Jessie. Jessie I think you know who to thank, good job team!

Junior and the mate cleaned the tuna right away and it ended up on the table for dinner tonight…it was unbeliveable, I’ve never tasted fresh tuna like that before it had an entirely subtle and delicious taste. This is going to be one of the highlights of visiting WCFC Panama…go catch something and we’ll prepare it for you for dinner…spectacular!

Speaking of seafood we had our first local purchase today from a panga of locals…

Chef Michael came down to negotiate for the dozen local “langostas” , Octopus and coconuts…

They ended up on the dinner table as well…did I mention we’re in paradise!

With golden beaches and jungle, the afternoon was about exploration…

…look at that island!!!

…this is a WILD place…a combination of rock, red clay, sand beaches and heavy jungle just past the palm trees. We all set out for shore…

…some made for the jungle and some for the water…

Screamer checked to make sure someone was following him…

The water was around the same temperature as the air..hot but wet…did that make any sense?

Hey Screamer I think they all swam out past those rocks…

…at the same time we headed into the local village of Esmeralda…

Just as Rick and Brian have done for years in Hada Gwaii we want to encourage local involvement and employment here in Panama…

…from the outside its a pretty little tropical scene…

…everyone had a smile…we walked into town discuss a few items with the locals…

…and we were quickly the most exciting thing the local kids had seen in a while…

There was a lot of smiling on their part and a lot of broken spanish on our side…

Blondie, who is one of our deck hands helped direct us through the village…

…it was a lost in translation experience but met some new friends and got a feel for the town.

By the end of the day the WCFC staff we’re re-energized by the surroundings and the adventures of the day. I guess its true that Punta Coco gives you wings…

What a place

Ken Beatty

WCFC Panama

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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
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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
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  • 24' Northwest$5,250$5,645
  • 21' EagleCraft$5,150$5,500
  • 18' EagleCraft$5,020$5,325
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  • 18' EagleCraft$4,273$4,520
  • Rates are per person based on double occupancy
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  • Luxury accommodations, guided or self-guided fishing, gourmet dining, host bar including beer and wine
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