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Gatun Lake

Panama City, Panama
+507 6090-9885
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USD 37.45*
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Gatun Lake Expedition
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USD 70.00*
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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise
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USD 16.05*
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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” (41 reviews)
“peacock bass” (48 reviews)
“monkey island” (53 reviews)
Panama City, Panama
+507 6090-9885
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Took a boat through the jungle to find and feed capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys in trees really roar, iguanas, baby crocodile, bamboo forest. Ride through Gatun Lake, alongside huge container ships. Unfortunately, aerial tram was being repaired so we did not get a chance to...More

Thank MontrealSunlovers
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a monkey island tour that ran around the lake. Got up close to the giant cargo ships. A must see

Thank yavlar
Reviewed 1 week ago

After entering the locks we anchored and boarded a smaller boat that took us on the lake. Great fun had by all-water very beautiful shade of saphire..and its a lake not an ocean.

Thank brewColumbus_Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a thrill to see this huge man made lake that is home to the Panama Canal. Watching the ships parked in it was a thrill. The whole experience is definitely worth the effort to travel there. Birds and animals on the shore add to...More

Thank Gran7
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Huge lake - -that's also the Panama Canal. You will be up close and personal with huge cargo ships on minute, and ten minutes later, in the middle of the jungle -- surrounded by Howler Monkeys. Good Fishing too. Certainly worth a boat ride during...More

Thank kfsinc
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We kayaked across Gatun Lake (Aventuras Panama) and loved every minute. We had flat water and had vistas of the jungle and of the ships (from afar) that were breathtaking. Gatun is a huge man-made lake and must be experienced on the water to have...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After visiting the new locks in Panama, our guide took us to Lake Gatun where we boarded a small boat (about 20 passengers per boat) and we set off to go around the lake looking for three toed sloths, crocs, toucans herons, monkeys and pelicans...More

Thank REHILL54
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our ship (MS Zuiderdam) transited the first two sets of locks to enter Gatun Lake (Jan 13, 2018). Overall, I was not very impressed. If you are not taking one of the ship’s tours by EXC Tours, you cannot disembark from the ship (apparently, safety...More

Thank Barfly60
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful place to watch the sun rise or set!!! This is an absolute must. Wake up early and start your day here! You won't regret it!

Thank lisalu43
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the technology creating and maintaining the lake are very impressive. islands in the lake harbor a wide variety of birds, monkeys, sloths, iguanas and other wildlife

Thank ellmktg
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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
Bart L
20 May 2017|
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Response from bradrobenolt | Reviewed this property |
watch out for gators. the fishing is good there, even bank fishing. I know of no tours that book that, but I used a lot of Uber and hooked up with a few enterprising drivers who worked on their own an was able to book some... More
6 April 2017|
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Response from Blake98144 | Reviewed this property |
Jungle Panama! Great company and very. Ice people!