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Gatun Lake

Panama City, Panama
+507 6090-9885
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After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the central part of the Panama Canal.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“man made lake” (42 reviews)
“peacock bass” (49 reviews)
“beautiful lake” (24 reviews)
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Panama City, Panama
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+507 6090-9885
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"man made lake"
in 42 reviews
"peacock bass"
in 49 reviews
"beautiful lake"
in 24 reviews
"great fishing"
in 12 reviews
"pontoon boat"
in 9 reviews
"howler monkeys"
in 27 reviews
"small boat"
in 25 reviews
"gamboa rainforest resort"
in 18 reviews
"white faced monkeys"
in 7 reviews
"fishing trip"
in 11 reviews
"large ships"
in 18 reviews
"container ships"
in 12 reviews
"ships waiting"
in 9 reviews
"monkey island tour"
in 9 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 10 reviews
"atlantic side"
in 7 reviews
"private tour"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Monkey Lodge Fabrice gives great tour right from his paradise lodge with 4 cottages nearby. Loved it and had fun. We even swam in a lagoon.

Thank AmyTripAddict
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an artificial lake which forms part of the Panama Canal. We sailed it on a boat from a company called Adventurus 2000, with a knowledgeable guide who described the flora and fauna. He gave us lots of opportunities to take photos of the...More

Thank lastword2016
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose the 19-day round trip LA to LA cruise aboard the Island Princess specifically for the Canal. Although we both throughly enjoyed the locks and bridges and scenery, anchoring overnight in beautiful Gatun Lake was a wonderful, romantic experience and afforded us much more...More

Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Before we even found a monkey we found a sloth! The best tour by far. So much wildlife! Enjoyed the monkeys at a distance. Our guide did not believe in feeding them as they will not continue to learn to hunt. Couldn't agree more. Fantastic...More

Thank rrecord2018
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

If you have the opportunity, stop here during your transit of the Panama Canal. The islets were once the tops of local mountains before the Chagras was dammed. Now they are lush with wildlife. The scenery is spectacular. There is the added bonus of watching...More

2  Thank Victor H
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

This was by far my most favorite part of the trip. We pulled up to some of the islands on Gatun Lake and fed the monkeys. They had Capuchin, Tamarin and Howler Monkeys. We also were able to see a sloth. The beauty of this...More

1  Thank euro_cat66
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Gatun Lake, a man-made lake splitting Panama is somewhat muddy as the water is constantly churned up by passing ships. Other than that the surrounding rain forest it is scenic. Most of the time spent traveling on the lake involves visiting with other passengers and...More

Thank Arnold S
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Amazed at how HUGE this man-made lake is -- and it's the longest stretch that must be covered as you transit the canal between the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans. Really a beautiful place, with jungle covered islands scattered about -- many with monkeys, sloths, birdlife,...More

Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

As part of our crossing through the Panama Canal, we sailed through Gatun Lake. The lake was created in 1913. The people who built this were real pioneers of their time and many died building this. It takes the ships 21 miles across the Isthmus...More

1  Thank George B
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Gatun Lake was created by the Americans between 1904-14 and is 84 feet above sea level. Some of the largest ships in the world travel through this lake to get from one ocean to the other and the trip take about 8-hours.

Thank Mireya Bernal W
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MB25Houston
10 November 2017|
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Response from rob f | Property representative |
The ride will be bumpy depending on three factors, type of boat (unless its a pontoon boat as Dennis at Arenosa has it will doubtless be a flat low "Jonboat"), speed (can be controlled) and waves -which are a function... More
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Bart L
20 May 2017|
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Response from Blake98144 | Reviewed this property |
You are staying in a real inconvenient area that is out of the way and hard to get to...many travel/tour companies may not even offer a pick up if they do it may be an extra charge....the traffic across he bridge takes hours... More
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sargass0
6 April 2017|
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Response from Blake98144 | Reviewed this property |
Jungle Panama! Great company and very. Ice people!
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