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Panama Canal Boat Eco Tour

Gamboa, Panama
954-282-8214
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Ranked #4 of 13 Attractions in Gamboa
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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

I had gone to Panama to stay at the Gamboa Resort which, by the way, is a beautiful resort in the middle of the rain forest. The boat trip was a little exciting but the best part was the white face monkey that we saw and I was able to capture them in beautiful pics. They are not afraid of... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
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42 reviews 42 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We went on Sunday, August 2, 2014, in the rainy season but we got very lucky and had no rain. We were a boat full of guests from all over the world. We were picked up in Panama City and made the trip in a nice van with a great driver who did a little side sightseeing guide as we... More

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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138 reviews 138 reviews
54 attraction reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Tour was on 6 April 2014. I had my doubts about this trip because of the comments of the Captain’s jokes and how he treats the staff. But this was a nice trip. His jokes were kind of corny instead, but my brother did tell me he did talk down to the local staff a couple of times which I... More

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New York City, New York
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

This is a great tour for families and adults who want to experience the Eco environment. It delivers. My only constructive feedback is to the American captain. You need to stop being a performer and take it down a notch. The many drug references, and your rum drinking adventures are not relevant to the tour and are inappropriate for teenagers... More

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Alto Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Boat Captain and Tour Guide were excellent. Tour Guide spoke fluent English and gave his tour in both English & Spanish. Boat Captain had a keen eye and found us Howler & Other Monkeys, 2 toed Sloth, Crocodile, and other wild life and we were able to get excellent fotos. Tour guide was very knowledgeable and provided lots of interesting... More

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Great day tour... Definitely worth it. Very informative powerboat ride through canal, close-up encounters with capuchin and titi monkeys. Lunch at houseboat, followed by kayaking and a short hike to a waterfall. Held a boa constrictor and a nocturnal monkey, and fed a toucan. My teenage son even gave it a huge thumbs up which is high praise indeed! Captain... More

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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013

Carl is the tour..he is incredibly funny and knowledgeable and you feel 10k miles from home. We really loved paddling via kyak to the waterfalls after his powerboat tour of the canal. Do this and an Embera villia

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Sacramento, CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

Captain Carl’s tour is an entire day. There are other tours that are mornings only; they don’t include the afternoon of activities on his houseboat. We had to find our own ride to the boat ramp. We hired reliable driver Fernando Kelly <fekelly2006@yahoo.com> who took us down the lush jungle road to the Gamboa public boat ramp with no problems,... More

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Panama City, Panama
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

The boat driver Karl Davis surprised his clients by been rude, pretending to bully his clients, other tour operators and the local natives. He tells people that the islands belong to his company and that no one can land or beach at his islands. He miss treats the natives that fish and work in Lake Gatun. The Canal Zone and... More

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San Dimas, California, United States
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

This Eco-tour will be one of my most memorable excursions. Captain Carl is indeed very charismatic. His sense of humor added to the enjoyment of this tour. Word of caution to those who take things to seriously, this may not be for you. Captain Carl knew the animals by name. Great photo shots. I did things I would never have... More

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