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Ocean Adventures in the Pacific Islands of Western Panama

The Boat: The Geisha is a new 30' aluminum Sounder designed and built for Alaskan fishing grounds and is an extremely sea worthy boat. It has a spacious comfortable cab indoors and a shaded back deck for fishing and seating. The cab has a dinette with two padded bench seats, a captain's station with modern electronics, a padded vee berth for lying down, a marine head, and a fresh water sink. The large opening windows, hatches and fans keep the cab cool on the warmest of days and can be closed tight if the weather gets rough. The back deck has comfortable chairs, ample fish boxes and both salt and fresh water hoses for rinsing off. There is a built-in transom ladder for getting in and out of the water easily. The two quiet and efficient four-stroke outboards will cruise fully loaded at 24 knots.

The Geisha at anchor in the bay at the North end of Coiba Island.
The Captain: Merrill (Mario) Bennett), the licensed Captain speaks English, Spanish and French fluently, is a certified scuba diver and has fished and snorkeled in these waters for over 15 years.

Mario at Coiba Island.
Expeditions: Besides world-class deep sea fishing there are visits to the beautiful islands of the Bay of Chiriqui. Isla Bolanos, Islas Paridas and Islas Secas all have white sand beaches, good snorkeling, jungle walks and inland lagoons for birding. From June to January Humpback whales are regularly sighted as well as dolphins, turtles, rays and flying fish year round. We also have arranged day trips and overnight stays to beautiful Coiba Island, a former penal colony that is now a world heritage natural park.

Coiba Island.