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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise provided by Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours

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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise

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The manmade lakes, islands, and tropical rainforest along the Panama Canal are renowned for their biodiversity. On this eco cruise, sail along a scenic stretch of the Panama Canal and Gatún Lake; visit Monkey Island; and look out for wildlife such as monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, and exotic birds.
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Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
Calle Hercilia Lamela, Panamá, PanamaWe are located 10 meters away from Metro Hotel, right next to Panama Yacht Adventures and across the street from Food Bazar.
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    Monkey Island
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    You will visit the famous Monkey Islands where we can see capuchins, howlers, and tamarins in their natural habitat.  The islands are situated in a world renowned tropical birding area, and along the shores you might catch glimpses of crocodiles, capybara, coati, agouti, iguanas, and much more.
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Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
Calle Hercilia Lamela, Panamá, PanamaWe are located 10 meters away from Metro Hotel, right next to Panama Yacht Adventures and across the street from Food Bazar.
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  • Magnificent views as you cruise Gatun Lake and the Panama Canal
  • Fantastic wildlife sightings such as tamarin monkeys and toucans
  • Escape the crowds: visit remote islands around the lake
  • Hassle-free return transfers by minivan to Panama City
Important Information
Departure Point
Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours, Calle Hercilia Lamela, Panamá, Panama
3–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Boat ride on the Panama Canal (90 minutes)
  • Visit Monkey Island
  • Driver/professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Tours is guided in English only
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Island
  • Food and drinks that are not water
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is an eco-tour on the Panama Canal, not a transit tour. You will not visit or transit any locks.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • The tour starts in a very remote area and there will be no access to public restrooms for up to 3 hours. There is a sheltered latrine available for women at the dock but it is very rustic.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. If it rains you might get wet.
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Marlene M wrote a review Mar 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour was a great experience! From the time we were picked up from the hotel and dropped off at the end of the tour Jarin shared his knowledge of the area, the eco system, and compassion and respect for the wildlife. He pointed out a variety of birds, encounters with
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Date of experience: February 2020
JBG825 wrote a review Feb 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada19 contributions26 helpful votes
Guide was great, American ex-pat, knowledge rivals David Attenborough. Comfortable and short ride there, both in the car and the boat. Highly recommend.
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Toeme wrote a review Feb 2020
Zurich, Switzerland24 contributions20 helpful votes
Jerin is a very friendly and mindful guide. We got to see many interesting places, and he added to the experience by sharing just the right amount of insights. The whole tour is rather long, so be ready for an early start and potentially coming back later than expected. But it
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April H wrote a review Jan 2020
San Diego, California40 contributions10 helpful votes
Office manager cordial and communicative. Guide courteous, knowledgeable and easy to hear/understand. Small group with ability to make personal connection. Boat follows water safety protocols. We saw many species of birds with time to view and photograph. Glimpsed sloth and
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Date of experience: January 2020
Elvia wrote a review Jan 2020
12 contributions
Great day, great sights.John our guide was very knowledgeable about everything. On the road, he and our driver spotted animals that we wouldn't have seen without their expertise. We spent quality time at the Gatun Locks. These people know their stuff. The canal ride was also
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Date of experience: January 2020
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By: Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
A MUST do!
From the beginning the communication was perfect. We were picked up early, and the second we got in the car we were
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Fantastic Day with Panama Day Trips
John, our guide picked us up promptly at our hotel. Communication was great, he had lots of great information abou
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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
Fantastic experience. Guide Enriche Ruiz was so informative and made sure we saw amazing wild life. A tour of a li
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Karli C
Amazing tour despite ongoing issues
Enrique was an amazing guide and found us pleanty to do. Panama had closed a lot of national parks and other museum
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Giving this a 3 because they didn"t deliver on 2 promised sites out of 5. Yes we have to consider the closing of so
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Amazing experience!
We had an amazing time exploring the beauty of Panama. This was a really well rounded tour. We were able to interac
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Peter B
Book This Tour!
If you are looking for a tour that's run by someone who's passionate about the ecosystem of the canal, the history
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Highlight of our time!
We had such an amazing time on this tour. The guide picked us up early in order to make sure we were the first ones
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patricia y
Amazing Experience!
Small group, interesting and unique experiences included plus a casual picnic; we saw three kinds of monkeys, two s
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Fantastic FULL day!
Our day with Enrique was filled with facts, stories and amazing encounters with nature. We were hopeful to see slot
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Great tour
Heron the guide was fantastic. We had a very early start specifically to beat the other tours out onto the lake. He
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Excellent tour
This was an excellent tour. My guide was excellent and really cared about the wildlife in Panama. I recommend this
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Ocean to Ocean tour
Our tour guides were extremely knowledgeable, outgoing and attentive. We enjoyed their interesting company, food a
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Best tour we went on in Panama
Best tour we went on in Panama! My two teenage children and I took the Ocean to Ocean Canal tour with John and Ern
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Awesome Ocean to Ocean Tour
Our tour guide Enrique Ruiz is awesome. He is very funny, friendly, extremely knowledgeable, courteous, professiona
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3–4 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English
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