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Gatun Lake

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Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 50760909885
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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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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise
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$105*
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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center
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$175*
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Eco Canal Cruise On Gatún Lake And Miraflores Locks

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Go fishing with a guide

We caught a ton of peacock bass. Which are super fun to catch. Then we saw monkeys and all sorts of wildlife from a great vantage point. Also you get to see the canal from a small... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Michelle N
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Houston, Texas
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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We caught a ton of peacock bass. Which are super fun to catch. Then we saw monkeys and all sorts of wildlife from a great vantage point. Also you get to see the canal from a small boat, in the canal right along side the huge ships. Quite an experience.

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Bryans Road, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tranquil views of the lake and mountains. You can see the eclectic terrain of Panama. Gatun Lake is best seen from the new canal area.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a 1/2 day boat ride- they picked us up from our hotel, and returned us there, so no hassles. Nice van to Gatun lake, with a sighseeing ride. Saw 3 kinds of monkeys, iguana, and a load of birds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a car so drove to Gamboa resort. Beautiful view from the lobby! Travel desk charged $35pp here for about 1hr on the lake. Monkeys birds wildlife all around. We enjoyed it!

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Nokomis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the boat excursion out and saw monkeys at every island. We even had the tiny monkeys come on the boat eat out of our hands! Three of them sat right next to me munching on a banana. My son love it!

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great trip with the family to see the monkeys and the rain forest. Totally worth a visit. Essential part of a visit to panama.

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Heywood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantast boat ride through gatun lake, passed cargo ships and pilot boats with the highlight visiting monkey island. Great trip well worth the money

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

WE cruised through the Panama Canal and anchored for about 3 hours the views of the rainforest were stunning, lots of different birds around, there were also crocodile on the banks, and pelicans everywhere, a go again type of place.

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Topeka, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

New visitor's center gives view of ships waiting in lake to transit to Pacific side after clearing the Gatun Locks to enter the lake

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

We took a private boat tour of Gatún Lake and the Panama Canal, Monkey Island, and more with our guide from Truly Panama, a great group of people who know their history, where to see the best sights, and more. We went out into the canal area with the big ships, we saw white faced capuchin monkeys and Panamanian Tamarind... More 

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