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Private Boat Tour of Monkey Island and the Panama Canal from Panama City

Highlights
  • Chance to see three species of monkeys
  • Up-close view of ships passing through the Panama Canal
  • Short rain forest hike
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Private Boat Tour of Monkey Island and the Panama Canal from Panama City
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Private Boat Tour of Monkey Island and the Panama Canal from Panama City
USD 115.00
Overview
This private tour from Panama City gets you close to ships traveling through the Panama Canal and even closer to monkeys on Monkey Island. Relax during a boat ride on Lake Gatun, which forms part of the Panama Canal, as ships pass by on their way through the canal. As your boat circles around Monkey Island, look for three species of monkey on the water's edge before a short rain forest hike to a natural swimming hole.
What to Expect
Monkey Island is a must do for families with kids or people that love wildlife.  It is not a zoo, it is a real interaction with monkeys, birds, alligators, lizards, and nature. We make sure you enjoy the experience from the beginning to the end. The van ride from your hotel will take approx. 35 minutes and when we arrive, we get on a safe boat, wear life vests and begin.  

It is amazing to be at the famous Gatun Lake (Panama Canal), once upon a time, the largest artificial lake in the world and to see up close, the huge vessels transiting from ocean to ocean and then.... more fun when we start searching for monkeys or anything else that moves such as crocs, iguanas, and birds. The tour is about 1 hr and 35 minutes.  Because we want you to see our rain forest, not from the boat, we will take you on a short hike to look for howler monkeys and to a natural swimming pool in the middle of the jungle, the real jungle.

Then we return to the City, but before, we make a detour and pass over the Centennial Bridge.

It is a short, sweet and entertaining way to learn about the 8th engineering marvel of the world. We make sure you see not only Monkey Island but everything in between.
Reviews (11)
1 - 5 of 9 reviews
Reviewed 15 August 2018
Must Book Experience!!!

Simply put, this trip was amazing. My wife and I loved every minute of this tour. We were picked up on time right in front of our hotel and were driven around the City while Sorhay gave us little historical tidbits about the Panama. Our...More

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TheRealPanamaTrs, Owner at The Real Panama Trs, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2018

Holaaaa Mr Laredo: Happy almost Newly weds, coffee in the morning, sunny day, wine, beer, fruits, monkeys, private boat, what can go wrong?.... hahahaha... almost nothing... You guys were exactly what I wish for on every trip: kind, simple, relaxed, smart and awesome. Like I...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile
Best Experience of our trip

First of all, our hotel (Bahia Grand) dining (Tantalo, Grapes) and overall experience was exceptional. Wonderful people in a great country. But this was the highlight of the entire trip as our children were up close with several different types of monkeys in their natural...More

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TheRealPanamaTrs, Owner at The Real Panama Trs, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

My dear Mrs Julie, Dr Tony, Mrs Elizabeth, Mr Alton and the 3 cuties: I am very happy to know Panama grew on you and as whole we met your expectations. The kiddos definitely experience our natural "wild" life in a wild way... These panamanian...More

Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile
STOP SCROLLING AND BOOK THE TRIP

By far one of the most memorable trips we have taken. Our guide and owner of the company, Sorhay, is the most knowledgeable, friendly, and hilarious host you will ever meet. She has a vast wealth of information, providing her guests with everything they need...More

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TheRealPanamaTrs, Owner at The Real Panama Trs, responded to this reviewResponded 31 July 2018

Hola guys... my dear Elizabeth and Aaron... I think you guys are my first guests from Oregon... now, I want to meet more free spirits from OR. You guys were so relaxed after me been at the wrong hotel (the hotel name changes in Panama...More

Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile
What a day! A memory for life

We had so much fun seeing the lake and feeding the monkeys. They were so cute!!!!Sorhay is amazing. We got stuck in traffic and she took us for a delicious, authentic Panamanian meal. She has a great zeal for life and for Panama ... it...More

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TheRealPanamaTrs, Owner at The Real Panama Trs, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Mrs. Meg and Jack: It was a lovely time with both of you. Never imagine that cute tall handsome boy with pink shorts was a Harvard student! Wow.... We laughed so much with Jack's song choices. I am about to download that ugly Kanye West...More

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Best Day Trip EVER!

Sorhay, our guide, was phenomenal even before we met! She texted us after we booked with a friendliness that was evident even in her texts. During our van ride to the boat, she educated us on the sights and history of Panama. We stopped at...More

Thank Shauna K
TheRealPanamaTrs, Owner at The Real Panama Trs, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2018

Mrs Shauna: Seeing you, your daughter and your mommy, 3 generations traveling together was beautiful. I never had the opportunity to travel with my mother as you guys were doing (only once when I was little) and it really meant something to me. You probabbly...More

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