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Colon (Cristobal) Monkey Watch

We were on a Carribean celebrity cruise and signed up through celebrity cruise shore excursions for the "Colon (cristobal) monkey watch" excursion for our panama port visit. We... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were on a Carribean celebrity cruise and signed up through celebrity cruise shore excursions for the "Colon (cristobal) monkey watch" excursion for our panama port visit. We paid $99 each and the trip was from 10 AM and arrived back at 3:00. The tour was through Aventura 2000 and pie tour guide was Alexis We were fortunate because the... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

We booked this tour thru Celebrity Cruise Line as part of our Panama Canal cruise. We were picked up promptly by an air conditioned motor coach at the pier in Colon and driven through town during rush hour to a Melia hotel where we were able to use the restrooms before walking past their beautiful swimming pool to the dock... More 

1 Thank Kathi E
North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

Spent actually viewing monkeys, herons, ducks,crocodiles and other wild life. Lifejackets supplied, covered boat, Knowledgable and fair english speaking guides. They get a bit grumpy at the end though if you don't offer a tip. ( this seems to be a quite prevalent behavior in the panama i experienced. ) Really unattractive.

3 Thank rhamba k
London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2016 via mobile

We went on the Aventuras 2000 Eco canal tour but I think most tours will be similar . Organisation was ok but the guide did not speak great English and also did not have much in depth knowledge of wildlife . The lake itself and rainforest inlets were interesting we saw a couple of capuchins who seemed to be trained... More 

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Bronx, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Excellent guide, interesting locations , only thing keeping from being great was the baloney sandwich lunch Recommend for all ages

1 Thank William G
Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

If you only have one tour to do in Panama canal area, this is the one you want to do. It starts on a motor boat cruise the more commercial path of the canal where you navigate along the commercial ships transiting and explore the jungle side where you get to feed the monkeys. Then they bring you to the... More 

1 Thank Amélie B
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

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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4 of 5 bubbles 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!

4 Thank Jane3722
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Elena Damien D

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