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Gatun Lake

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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+507 6090-9885
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After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the...

After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the central part of the Panama Canal.

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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise
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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center
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Gatun Lake Expedition

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Beautiful Lake

We went fishing on this lake for Peacock Bass. We had an absolute blast. Caught tons of fish and watched huge ships pass through the canal. Simply Amazing

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Centennial, Colorado
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Centennial, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went fishing on this lake for Peacock Bass. We had an absolute blast. Caught tons of fish and watched huge ships pass through the canal. Simply Amazing

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I lived in Panama 40 years ago and spent many days on the lake fishing and zipping among the ships on small powerboats. Going back this year and getting out on the lake again was just as fun. It is really cool to be the little guy aside all the large ships transiting the canal and it is really cool... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

If you have your own transportation, or can find someone to take you, skip the tour companies. It is about an hour outside of the city, depending on where you are staying. We were fortunate to be staying with family and had transportation. When we arrived at the lake we spoke with the gentleman overseeing the boat tour operation and... More 

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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

i saw Gatun while crossing the canal. Impressive specially if you know what an important role it played in the construction of the canal

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Thank solei15
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a man made lake eco. friendly we did not see any of the wild animals but lots of birds flying by the ships

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Strathdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was the United States that finally tamed the Chagres river and produced Gatun Lake. Given that Panama has 12 feet of rain each year the strategy and technical ability of 100 years ago still works.

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Chatham, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Get a hold of Luis Pinto +507 6732 5221 though whatsapp and go for a boat ride on Gatun Lake. You won't regret it. The scenery is incredible.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched the sun set from the Coral Princess. We got off Coral Princess to board the tenders that brought us to a land with a parking lot full of buses and other vehicles. Were driving to the Gatun Locks Observatory by an A/C'd bus to watch ships crossing the canal in the Lagun Lake. There were a couple of... More 

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Hempstead, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

taking a boat ride up the gaton lake to see the monkeys and natives, was an absolutely fun, interesting and exciting things. We got to see all the species of monkeys (4), and the boat ride was informative, beautiful site seeing, and a great out of the ordinary thing to do. had a blast.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a guide and small boat that went to the lake but as part of that you traverse the canal and get to see the large ships up close and personal . We were a small group but it looked like there were many options for these trips.

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