Whitetip Shark

Catch a Whitetip Reef Shark on your next Panama Sports Fishing Trip!

Arguably one of the most eccentric types of Shark in the Indo- Pacific, is the Whitetip Reef Shark. It can be spotted easily due to the white tip on its dorsal fin.  However, it also has quite a peculiar waving swimming style that makes it easy to distinguish from other fish and sharks.

whitetip reef shark

The Whitetip Shark has a slim build and can grow up to 8 feet and weigh up to 50 pounds. 

They are usually found inhabiting the following:

  • Sandy Flats
  • Lagoons
  • Deep drop offs

While this fish is social, it prefers to hunt at night. The reason being is they are much slower than other type of fish and sharks. They typically eat:

  • Crustaceans
  • Octopus
  • Lobsters
  • Crabs
  • Wrasses

The Whitetip reef sharks slender body makes it quite easy to slither in tight crevices to “attack” its prey. However, it’s not an aggressive fish when anglers and other humans invade its environment. Its calm manner makes it an easy and enjoyable catch.  Also, its striking beauty makes it a pleasant sight to see among snorkelers.

Black Marlin fishing in Panama, Yellowfin Tuna and general sport fishing trip dates to Isla Coiba in Panama tend to fill up quickly each year.

Contact us NOW to book your trip of a lifetime with Marlin Panama! We have so many fishing opportunities available. You are assured of having a fantastic sport fishing adventure in this beautifully exotic and remote part of Central America.  Don’t wait, call now to help assure yourself of getting the dates you want!  We supply everything you will needs as far as food, drink, bait and tackle are concerned. We are very knowledgeable in fishing this area and have been doing so for decades. Join us soon! You will be glad you did!


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