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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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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center
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Eco Canal Cruise On Gatún Lake And Miraflores Locks

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Canal trip

There were about 20 people in our group on one boat. First we boated to the areas where the monkey were located. There were three different species of monkeys and one group came... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
dc1scsi
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Granbury, Texas
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Granbury, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There were about 20 people in our group on one boat. First we boated to the areas where the monkey were located. There were three different species of monkeys and one group came on the boat and we fed them a banana. It was really interesting to see them in the wild and not in a zoo. This is the... More 

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Willemstad, Curacao
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Gatun Lake experience was amazing. We went in a small boat through Gatun river to visit some small islands where we could see nature. We saw birds, 3 types of monkeys and much much more. We passed near gigantic ships that just went through the canal. Waw... they were huge compared to the boat that we were in. We saw... More 

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Wageningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In the middle of Panama you will wonder how big ship get there. If you have a boat you can approach to the forest and see birds and alligators.

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Panama City, Panama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We took rented a pontoon boat with a captain and had a great time. Beautiful views of the canal and large passing ships. Great fishing too, but need to go early!

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Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great fishing, especially for Peacock Bass. Have a local restaurant prepare them for you for a few bucks. (They'll probably eat 25% while cooking) Who cares? Tomorrow you can fish again. Ask someone in Gamboa who could take you to "Monkey Island". Great Fun! Sloths, Caymans, birds....they are all there. Be sure to visit the Gamboa Rainforest Hotel. Amazing!

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Burlingame, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived early at Gatun lake for the best experience. The misty morning gives a magical, serene view of the lake.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I love Gatun Lake. It's a haven. It's an escape to beauty and peace. It's a sacred place. I can forget the rest of the world when I'm there. And there's one special group of tamarins who are beyond adorable.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2016

Worth a visit along this area, connected with Panama Canal. Much wildwife around but areas of pollution nearer the the city are pretty rife. Worth taking a boat down here to say and see, and have been there, but to also go off the main areas to see wildlife and find something special and quiet. Good place to view the... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

t was an ethereal experience being out on the lake. Nature is right there all around you. Try one of the activities available on the lake such as canoeing or taking a boat at sundown or at night.... can be romantic or thrilling but a sight for the eyes and senses

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Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

You always hear about Miraflores, but if you travel to the Caribbean, visit Gatun Locks, amazing perspective, and you have the new ones, and the old on the same place.

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