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Address: , Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 50760909885
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Activities: Birdwatching
Description: After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the...
After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the central part of the Panama Canal.
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Fishing aroung the lake for peacock bass

Our tourist guide, Luciano (area code 507 6905-1324), arranged a fishing trip with a local. Luciano provided fishing gear. Caught Peacock Bass and Guabina. Had to cut the 1/2 day... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Our tourist guide, Luciano (area code 507 6905-1324), arranged a fishing trip with a local. Luciano provided fishing gear. Caught Peacock Bass and Guabina. Had to cut the 1/2 day trip short because it rains really hard.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Rented a small boat and took a fishing trip. Got good fishing and spended the whole day in the water. Take sunblock and carry your snacks. Lake is beautiful and giant!

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Overland Park, Kansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very nice boat trip on the Lake. The entire canal and lake scene is just unreal to hear about how it was all built and the number of lives lost to build this canal.

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Dongducheon, South Korea
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

My husband and I went on a boat ride on the Gatun Lake with Gamboa Tours. It was a lot of fun getting to see the giant Panamax cargo ships passing through the lake along side us.

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Arvada, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

We took a boat tour of the lake, the boat driver pulled over and the spider monkeys came down out of the trees and jumped in the boat. Lots of fauna and flora.

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Went on a tour of here from the hotel in the Reserve. Plenty of fun, infornative and you fee so small in a little boat next to the gigantic ships in the canal. We saw some baby crocs and also some little monkeys, Titi!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is a very big man made lake with lots of ship traffic nonstop 24-7. They are jammed in here waiting their turn to lock out.

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Glenside, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The *best* time we spent and experienced during our week in Panama. Check out this and other Barefoot Panama tours!

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Indy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Beautiful and a great place to see many other ships. This man made area isn't very deep and the dredging machines are continually working. Also, watching the progress on hand new locks is very interesting.

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Hoboken, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

It was nicer than I thought it would be. It is more than just what you see from the canal and has a lot of wild life. We got to feed monkeys!

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