Exotic Trips

Panama
Islas Secas Panama Fly FishingYear round, the romance of Latin America invites travelers from all over the world. Panama has emerged as a destination for anglers to not only enjoy the spectacular fishing, but the stunning beauty and other recreational possibilities.

Miles off the southern coast of Panama is the paradise of Islas Secas, where one gets the sense they’ve come to a place yet touched by mankind. Yet, it is believed that native coastal Chiriquí inhabited the islands for hundreds of years until the first Spanish conquests. There is documentation that by the time Diego Ruiz de Campos arrived in 1891, the islands were completely deserted.

But today, these islands are home of incredible fishing for billfish, dorado, tuna, sailfish, marlin and wahoo. Inshore fishing also includes Cubera snapper, amberjack, grouper, dogtooth snapper and a number of others. When you don’t have a rod in your hand, snorkeling, whale watching and surfing will keep you out in these gorgeous waters.

As the secret retreats of Latin America have slowly been found out, these islands of Panama remain more than a little known gem, but a full-blown treasure that’s now yours to discover. Castafly Travel can’t wait help you find it.

Fly Fishing Panama Islas SecasIslas Secas is a boutique resort amid 16 secluded private tropical islands, designed for active people who appreciate private, pristine surroundings, tasteful, comfortable accommodations and excellent food and drink. Islas Secas offers the ultimate adventure vacation in tranquil natural beauty with fishing, swimming, snorkeling, whale watching, surfing, and more. Your private island resort awaits you.
  • The ultimate in private retreat vacations
  • Top-notch guided fishing for several species
  • Impressively luxurious accommodations
  • Couples and family friendly with countless non-fishing adventures
The Fishing

These islands are home of incredible fishing for billfish, dorado, tuna, sailfish, marlin and wahoo. Inshore fishing also includes Cubera snapper, amberjack, grouper, dogtooth snapper and a number of others. Anglers equipped with a fly rod find equal success hooking and landing many of these beautiful finned creatures.

Other Activities

Fly Fishing and Diving in Panama Islas SecasWhen you don’t have a fly rod in your hand, whale watching, hiking and surfing will keep you out in these gorgeous waters.

Divers and snorkelers will find Las Secas a virtual aquarium. These waters are home to an extraordinary diversity of marine life such as: giant manta and devil rays, schools of eagle and mobula rays. Several species of shark, including scalloped hammerheads, bull, galapagos, black and white tip reef shark and giant nurse shark; turtles, huge schools of fish such as barracuda, jacks and snapper. Exotic creatures like the harlequin shrimp, nudibranchs, seahorse and the master of disguise the frogfish. Several species of moray eel can be sighted, from the giant green moray to the delicate jeweled and starry morays also crab, octopus and lobster. Hard and soft corals are limited in species but abundant on many sites. 

Accommodations

Fly Fishing Panama Islas Secas

To ensure privacy and minimize impact to Las Secas’ pristine environment, accommodations are limited to seven casitas. Typically, there are no more than 14 guests on the islands with an equal number of staff members. The casitas are designed to be comfortable yet low impact on the environment. Islas Secas has chosen “yurts” as the ideal compromise. Each casita is on an oceanfront cove with views of the crystal clear waters and the surrounding bays and islands. All casitas have a queen size bed, a mini-bar with ice cold drinks and a full bathroom. The largest casita has a fully equipped kitchen.

By design, none of the casitas have phones, television or radio. Meals are served in the cocina (kitchen in Spanish), which overlooks a large cove. Meals are delicious, but simple in keeping with the traditional Panamanian style, which favors chicken, fish, fruits, vegetables and other fresh locally sourced seasonal delights. Meals can also be delivered to your casita with one-hour advance notice. To make this island retreat all the more luxurious, enjoy a relaxing massage and pamper yourself with a professional spa service
Panama Details
  • LIVE HELP!
  • RATES
    Islas Secas Fishing Rates:

    December 11, 2010 to June 4, 2011


    Per Boat 4 Nights / 3 Fishing Days* 7 Nights / 6 Fishing Days*
    Four $3,450 $5,850
    Three $3,750 $6,450
    Two $4,100 $7,100
    One $5,900 $10,700

    Includes transfer service**, use of 34' Sea Vee center console fishing boat, captain and first mate, fishing tackle and gourmet box lunch in addition to standard resort inclusions.

    Rates do not include $3,000/day/party upgrade to 58' Donzi Sportfishing Yacht with A/C
  • WHAT'S INCLUDED
    What's Included at Islas Secas

    Standard resort inclusions:
    • Made-to-order breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Three-course dinner
    • Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
    • Hiking
    • Scuba diving
    • Kayaking
    • Snorkeling
    • Boat tour of the 16 beautiful islands that comprise Islas Secas
    • One day on your own private island.
    • Includes VIP greeting service at Tocumen Airport in Panama City, all car service to and from airports and hotels in Panama City and David and roundtrip boat charter to Islas Secas (overnight stay in Panama City or David may be required).
       
  • WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

    What's Not Included at Islas Secas

    • Airfare to Panama
    • Hotels in Panama City or David
    • Panamanian lodging related taxes,
    • Upgrade to 58' Donzi Sportfishing Yacht
    • Coiba National Park fishing permit fees
    • Spa services
    • Merchandise
    • Gratuities for the staff
  • TRAVEL INFORMATION
    Islas Secas Travel Information:

    Includes VIP greeting service at Tocumen Airport in Panama City, all car service to and from airports and hotels in Panama City and David and roundtrip boat charter to Islas Secas (overnight stay in Panama City or David may berequired).

    Does not include cost of domestic flight between Panama City and David.

    Flight Charter: roundtrip flight charter direct to Islas Secas from Tocumen Airport aboard a Twin Otter airplane (1 hour and 15 minute flight time) is available at a cost of $7,500/party.
  • DEPOSIT INFORMATION
    Islas Secas Payment & Cancellation Policy:

    Deposit: A 50% deposit is required at the time of booking to reserve your space. Reservations are not final until the deposit is received.

    Final Payment: The remaining 50% balance due, incidentals, taxes and any gratuity left for staff will be included in your final bill and will be processed upon check-out.

    Cancellations: Full refunds will be given for cancellations made 45+ days prior to scheduled arrival to Islas Secas. A 50% refund will be given for cancellations made 30-44 days prior to scheduled arrival. Cancellation inside 30 days of scheduled arrival will not receive a refund. Credit card processing fees incurred by Islas Secas will be deducted from all refunds.
  • TERMS AND CONDITIONS
    Terms and Conditions/Cancellation and Refund Policies

    Once Castafly Travel, LLC receives a deposit or final payment for any type of trip, it is anacknowledgment and agreement by the client to all Terms and Conditions and Cancellation and Refund policies:

    Non-refundable deposits and payment.

    Your payment for a trip is non-refundable, regardless of the means for payment, be it credit card, cash or check.

    Deposits

    Unless otherwise noted by the vendor,
    • 50% of the total package price per angler/trip package is due to Castafly Travel, LLC within 14 days of initial booking. This deposit will secure all reservations.
    • The balance or full payment of package price per angler/trip package is due to Castafly Travel, LLC at least 90 days before first day of scheduled trip
    • Castafly Travel, LLC reseves the right to charge a service fee of $100 for any changes to the reservation after initial booking.
     
    Cancellation and Refund Policy 

    Unless otherwised noted by the vendor,
    • All cancellations for any type of trip must be made in writing to Castafly Travel, LLC. Castafly Travel, LLC reserves the right to charge a service fee of $100 for any cancellations of any type of reservation.
    • Cancellation outside of 90 days prior to scheduled departure – 90% of deposit or payment refund or transfer of funds to another scheduled time or another angler.
    • Cancellation between 60 and 90 days prior to scheduled departure - 70% of deposit or payment refund or transfer of funds to another scheduled time or another angler.
    • Cancellation between 30 and 60 days prior to scheduled departure – 60% of deposit or payment refund or transfer of funds to another scheduled time or another angler.
    • Cancellation 30 days or less prior to scheduled departure – No refund of deposit or final payment.
    Trip cancellation insurance and evacuation insurance.

    Because your deposit and other payment is non-refundable, Castafly Travel, LLC suggests you consider trip and medical evacuation insurance. This insurance is the best way to avoid losing your deposit due to unanticipated circumstances or emergencies. Because Castafly Travel, LLC has no ability to control your deposit onceit is forwarded to the respective lodge, outfitter, etc., we have developed a relationship with Sportsman’s Travel Insurance.

    We also recommend trip evacuation/rescue insurance with Global Rescue, a medical and security evacuation service. We strongly urge to consider these types of insurance, be it with Sportsman’s Travel, Global Rescue, or some other trip and medical evacuation insurance company. A brochure for each company is included in your pre-trip planning package.

    Castafly Travel, LLC is merely an agent.

    Castafly Travel, LLC and its affiliated companies and agents act only as agents for contractors or owners and outfitters, hotels, airlines, shipowners, and charter air carriers providing means of transportation or other services. All tickets, vouchers and contracts of such hotels, airlines, outfitters, lodges, operators and owners are issued subject to any and all tariffs, terms and conditions under which such accommodations, means of transportation or other services are offered or provided, and the issuance and acceptance of any such tickets, vouchers and contracts shall be deemed to be consent to their further conditions.

    Castafly Travel, LLC and any of its affiliated or associated companies or agents shall not be or become liable or responsible in any way in connection with such hotels or lodges, means of transportation or other services, or for any loss, injury or damage to or in respect to any person or property however caused or arising out of your vacation booked through our company.

    Itinerary alterations.

    Castafly Travel reserves the right to make such alterations in the itinerary as it deems in its discretion, necessary or desirable, to refuse to accept or retain as a member of the party any person at any time (in such case refund will be based on the actual cost of the unfinished portion of tour) and to pass on to tour clients expenditures caused by delays or offense beyond our control.

    Cancellation.

    Castafly Travel, LLC reserves the right to cancel any tour prior to departure, in which case full refund will constitute full settlement to the client.

    Prices subject to change.

    All prices are subject to change without notice.

    Baggage and personal effects.

    Baggage and personal effects, including items purchased, are the sole responsibility of the owners at all times and no member or agent of Castafly Travel, LLC or its agents, affiliated or associated companies is authorized to accept these for storage, safekeeping, or transportation
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