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Gatun Lake

Panama City, Panama
+507 6090-9885
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Gatun Lake and Monkey Island Sightseeing Cruise from Panama City
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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” (45 reviews)
“peacock bass” (49 reviews)
“artificial lake” (16 reviews)
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Panama City, Panama
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+507 6090-9885
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"man made lake"
in 45 reviews
"peacock bass"
in 49 reviews
"artificial lake"
in 16 reviews
"huge lake"
in 13 reviews
"great fishing"
in 12 reviews
"pontoon boat"
in 9 reviews
"howler monkeys"
in 29 reviews
"small boat"
in 25 reviews
"gamboa rainforest resort"
in 18 reviews
"white faced monkeys"
in 7 reviews
"fishing trip"
in 11 reviews
"huge ships"
in 21 reviews
"container ships"
in 12 reviews
"ships waiting"
in 9 reviews
"monkey island tour"
in 9 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 11 reviews
"atlantic side"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Short drive from Panama City. Locals provide fishing guide service, primitive but dependable and safe. Lots of wildlife seen. Very informal restaurants located at the marina will cook your catch. Limited menu but good food and service. Clean. Cash only.

Thank markminier
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Reviewed 1 week ago

After a good night's sleep in the hotel, get up early and make your way to the boats anchored on the banks of the Gatun Lake. The lake is a large artificial lake, part of the famous Panama Canal. Before you board the boat, do...More

Thank Yair1515
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our tour of Panama with Caravan Tours, we took and open water cruise on Gatun Lake, the artificial lake which forms part of the Panama Canal. Despite a short rain shower, we enjoyed the opportunity to see a number of large vessels transiting the...More

Thank Fred M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The lake wasn't any thing spectacular but it was more about the history of the place that was interesting.

Thank olie293
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Playing the remarkable role it does in the operation of Panama Canal, everything about it was wonderful. We transited the Canal on a Grand Circle trip in The Discovery, a nifty, tour/cruise boat with small staterooms for our group of 24 travelers and crew of...More

Thank SkykomishBob
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Reviewed 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 15 May 2018

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 11 May 2018

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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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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