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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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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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113 reviews 113 reviews
42 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014 NEW

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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32 reviews 32 reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Santana Parnaiba
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

Exciting tour! Everything we learn at school when we were kids, we can see right there, while riding thru the Panama Canal, along with those huge ships.

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Irvine, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I had the opportunity to take part in two different jungle tours on my recent trip to Panama. This one with my wife, and another with a larger family group. This tour was far superior in every way! Carl is not only very knowledgeable but he's a friendly guy that puts you right at ease. As far as I can... More

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