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Address: Gamboa, Panama
Phone Number: 954-282-8214
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A really great time

A great day on the water with wildlife. As much fun as it is to be on the canal next to the cargo ships and realize just how big they are, the real fun starts when you get off th... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Samantha W
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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103 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great day on the water with wildlife. As much fun as it is to be on the canal next to the cargo ships and realize just how big they are, the real fun starts when you get off th main path. When you start into the little inlets, you begin to see just how beautiful the land really is.... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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67 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

we took two young kids with us to see the monkeys and wild life, which they did...but lunch wasn't until 1:30 when we made sandwiches and had a muffin and pop...a long time as we did a two hour bus ride, a boat ride, a walk in the jungle...so take food!

2 Thank Jane3722
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Its only been 9 months and I still think about my awesome trip on the panama canal with Captain Carl. If your in Panama and you don't do this tour,(better yet spend the night, I did) You will not know what you have missed. Captain Carl will make sure you have a great adventure. My favorite part was hearing the... More 

2 Thank blueskies135
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 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
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 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 

1 Thank BethanyNOLA
Fayetteville, North Carolina
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145 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 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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43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 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 

3 Thank HarrisCom
Alto Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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 

2 Thank Dennis N
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45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

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 

3 Thank Cgpanama
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 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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