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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Monkey Island Tour

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Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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Great way to see monkeys in the wild

To clarify rightcoastgirl's previous review, I think she did a boat tour with a different company... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2015
Visa711
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Toledo, Ohio
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Has lots of potential if nothing but for the trip down the canal in Gatun Lake

This trip can be overrated. It is an amazing thing to see the monkeys up close and for the most... read more

Reviewed November 14, 2015
rightcoastgirl
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baltimore, md
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Take a boat tour through the Panama Canal into secret waterways to find hidden islands where Capuchin and Howler monkeys can be seen leaping in the trees above. Occasionally, they become curious of visitors and venture down to take a closer look. This Panama Canal tour provides a unique opportunity for viewing wild monkeys in their natural habitat. Other animals you might spot on this tour includes Two and Three-toed Sloths, Crocodiles, and turtles that are native to Gatun Lake. The boat ride to and from the island passes through the Panama Canal, giving you the chance to spot huge container ships during their passage across the world.
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Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

To clarify rightcoastgirl's previous review, I think she did a boat tour with a different company. This specifically is related to the monkey boat tour with Gamboa Rainforest resort, which is $37 per person, as another has mentioned. They call it the Gatun lake trip,...More

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Reviewed November 14, 2015

This trip can be overrated. It is an amazing thing to see the monkeys up close and for the most part you do. I do recommend as others have commented that you go first thing in the morning. There are quite a variety of monkeys...More

1  Thank rightcoastgirl
Reviewed October 25, 2015

We were able to have a private tour that included a boat tour and then on to Monkey Island. Seeing the monkeys in their natural habitat was fascinating. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the monkeys and their environment. I would definitely recommend this...More

1  Thank DeeDeeR57
Reviewed October 1, 2015

One hour - $37 and well worth it. Say three different kinds of monkeys. They came on the boat and jumped around the top of the boat to investigate all the visitors. Good fun!

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Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

I believe this is now the "Gatun Lake Wildlife Expedition" since there is no longer a Monkey Island. After reading the reviews and researching the tour, we were very happy with our experience. We paid $35/person for an hour boat ride, exploring the various wildlife...More

2  Thank Chase C
Reviewed May 18, 2015

We enjoyed this one hour trip on the Panama Canal to see the monkeys. There wasn't much to see as far as wild life on the way to Monkey Island (which is no longer an island) but we did see a couple of freighters on...More

3  Thank Bailey J
Reviewed April 14, 2015

Fun way to see the Gatun lake and Gamboa Rainforest. Kids loved seeing the monkeys. Nice boat ride! Would recommend!

1  Thank eteyes
Reviewed February 19, 2015

The monkey island is gone due to the expansion of the canal. I was so disappointed!!! I still saw monkeys but I really wanted to visit the island with monkeys. No can do!!!! Too bad.

3  Thank Elena Damien D
Reviewed January 19, 2015

They were emphatic in letting us know that there is no guarantee on seeing monkeys. Um, ok, but then perhaps don't call it a monkey island tour. It was nice to be out on the water to see the canal expansion up close. We saw...More

1  Thank rachel l
Reviewed January 3, 2015

Our group of ten enjoyed this tour as much for having the opportunity to be in the Panama Canal as the monkeys. Our tour started at 10:15 am and I would recommend going earlier. Our guide said they saw monkeys on all the islands on...More

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cathdav
December 17, 2015|
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Response from DeeDeeR57 | Reviewed this property |
No you don't get off the boat. The animals are in their natural habitat and this cannot be disturbed. You will get close enough to get some great photos and see them up close.
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