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Address: Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced...
Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced monkeys that inhabit it.
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I paid close to $40 to take a boat from the Gamboa Rain Forest area. I saw Capuchin monkeys like that one on the Night At the Museum movies. and Tamarind monkeys that looked like... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Costa Mesa, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Part of our Gatun lake tour. A lot of fun for adults and kids alike. The captain of the boat brought some peanuts, bananas and the monkeys came really close - on the boat to pick the food from our hands. May not be the right thing to do to feed these wild animals - a little worried the monkeys... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

It's really cool and well worth it! You see Crocodiles, Monkeys and more! I suggest you take a cab there and buy your tickets there as buying them from hotels etc... cost much more and you get the same thing......

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Karachi, Pakistan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Carl, our guide was very knowledgable and funny We took my 70+ father on his first eco tour and it was certainly worth it.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The sounds of the monkey were there but Im not sure that there were any real monkey A nasty little boat ride , better spend the day at the beach or climbing the observation tower. Rent a private boat and tour the lake.

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I paid close to $40 to take a boat from the Gamboa Rain Forest area. I saw Capuchin monkeys like that one on the Night At the Museum movies. and Tamarind monkeys that looked like faces of birds. Most of them came on the boat.to get good pics. Expect the trip on the boat to be very windy. The people... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Feeding wild monkeys was not up there on my bucket list. However, others in our group (especially the nine-year-old) were interested in doing this. We went with Lumo Tours and Luis really knew what he was doing. It turned into a highlight of our Panama trip. The monkeys are adorable and this was unquestionably a unique and enjoyable experience, including... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We took the tour using Urban Adventures and we certainly got our money's worth and more! Our tour guide was Ross Alford and he was very informative and knowledgeable about the habits and routines of the various monkeys. I thoroughly enjoyed the trip and would do it again in a heartbeat!

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Madison, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We took theMonkeyIsland tour while our ship turned around in Gatun Lake. It was quite the adventure for us. We got in a boat after a short bus ride . When we got to our boat for our tour it was not tough for the handicapped person . Once in the ride was fun. Saw lots of monkeys in the... More 

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Chesley, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The boat tour to visit 2 Monkey Islands allowed us to see 2 different types of monkeys, as well as a crocodile, an iguana and many different birds ( Snail Eating kites, Toucans, Frigate Birds, etc) Bring your camera!

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Ridgetown
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We took the Monkey Island tour at Gatun Lake offered through the Gamboa Rainforest Resort. It seemed a bit rushed, and probably was. We discovered that the boat had to get back in time for two couples who had signed up for the Aerial Tram tour offered by the same resort. Our tour lasted exactly one hour. We were better... More 

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Address: Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

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