MARLIN BOAT - Joker 31’ Bertram

Marlin Boat

Powered by twin turbo charged Yanmar diesel engines. Joker has a Pipewelders tuna tower, Pompennet fighting chair, large live well, four tuna tubes, Lee double spreader outriggers, downriggers, tower lights, twenty rod holders, two large Icy-tech coolers, Furuno electronics, fresh & saltwater washdown, head, lots of shaded seating area with space to spread out, customer controlled I-Pod stereo system.

We carry 24 or more rods & reels to match whatever species you are after.

• Four Shimano Tiarga 80 two speed loaded with 100lb. Hi Vis mono. on custom bent chair rods.

• One Penn 130 on custom bent chair rod

• Six Penn 50 two-speed loaded with 80 on custom hybrid rods for stand-up or chair battles.

• Six Shimano Talica reels loaded with PowerPro on Shimano Terez rods. The newest technology & best quality in high speed light weight offshore big game tackle.

• Six or more Shimano Spinning reels & rods of various weights

Three Penn 50 one speed on heavy rods & 100lb line for bottom fishing.

• Two jigging rods with high speed retrieve reels.

• Marlin lures culled from 18 years of local fishing.

• Proper assortment / quantities of mix game lures; poppers, lipped lures, jigs, the works Icy-Tech coolers, one loaded with American Beer, bottled water & sodas, buried in cubed ice. Other is iced up for fish.

We keep it all polished and properly maintained.

22’ Mako with 225 4-stroke Suzuki


The Mako has two tuna tubes, a live well, Furuno color sounder, Furuno GPS, trim tabs, retractable sunshade, seating cushions, bean bag chair,16 rod holders and a good amount of storage space. Mako carries 8 shimano spinning reel / rods. Two trolling rods & two bottom rods. We can fill it full of casting, spinning, jigging, trolling & bottom tackle as well as freedive gear. You might want to load the two kayaks inside one day for visiting otherwise inaccessible spots. Think of this as a little adventure machine, it’ll go most anywhere. Three anglers & a guide fit just right.

It also carries a 15hp kicker motor. The Mako is a perfect compliment to our 31’ Bertram. It’s just what you want for getting up close to rocks, beaches, rivers & mangroves. The 4-stroke is quiet and runs up to 35 knots.


CAPTAIN - Tom YustTom Yust

I am proud of my crew. Everyone does their part so well, so naturally. Each one talented, enthusiastic and happy to serve. I enjoy working and being with them. They make your trip, they are the most important part of what I have to offer you. Me? I'm here for the fish. I love fish. I love seeing them, I love to wonder about them, I love eating them. All I want , is to be where the fish are. Closer to fish, better I feel.

There is no place I would rather be. After all these years I remain fascinated by the abundance & diversity of life here. Anywhere you look you will see living creatures moving about, everywhere. The mountains of primitive forests hold sights no one has ever seen yet. I greatly enjoy walking up watercourses exploring into the forests. I throughly enjoy diving into the water to see all the fish. I love my boat and I know there is no better boat for the job. I’m very proud of what I have here to show you.


The CrewJessica

I’m Jessica I answer your questions and concerns about fishing with my dad! I’ll be with you in ready communication the whole way until you land on Coiba and Dad takes over. I’m there for you again when you land back into Panama City, until you are home again. Give me a call anytime!






Yo soy Juan. First mate, at your service. When I'm fishing I am my happiest. The captain says I'm a fishing machine, the best he's ever seen. I operate a safe & clean cockpit. I am going to help you catch many fish, many big fish.








I’m Kevin your second mate. This place is way different that any fishing place I’ve ever known about. We catch so many different kinds of fish in so many different ways & places. The captain needs two mates to stay on top of all the things he wants to do. I love being here and I am at your service.






We’re Eva & Andrea. All we serve is fresh and that starts with coffee outside your cabin door at 5:00am. We’re both grandmothers and we don’t fool around. We’re up at 4:00am, making your lunch to go and breakfast to order. We wash your laundry daily. And tidy up your room. We keep you well fed, looking good!




And I'm Pat, I'm the person you speak with when you call our 800 number.jackieI'm also the person you send your deposit and final checks to. I'm Captain Tom's Mom.