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Gatun Lake

Panama City, Panama
+507 6090-9885
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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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  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed May 24, 2015

This tour was great fun. Captain Carl did a wonderful job on the tour giving us loads of info on the canal and jungle areas. He was also very friendly and humorous. Monkey island was deep in the back waters of the lake and they...More

2  Thank BahamaSteve
Reviewed May 9, 2015

The simple genius of the design of the Panama Canal is apparent in the man-made Gatun Lake. Unto itself Gatun Lake as a part of the Panama Canal is remarkable. As part of the system, it helps shape the wonder of the canal.

1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed May 6, 2015

From the Gamboa Resort (after we went here directly from the unsafe city of Colon, after taking the canal-train) we took a boattrip to the lakesites just near the Panama-canal. We saw tamarind- and capucine-monkeys and crocodiles. One hour is too short to see all...More

Thank Jack D
Reviewed May 5, 2015

Hotel is not for folks who cannot walk well, so take what you need, we did, and my mother had a great time.

Thank YilkaMendoza
Reviewed April 30, 2015

We did a boat tour. I really liked it. The boat operators took us right up to the banks and there were two different types of monkeys who came down to the boat when offered food. There were crocodiles on the banks, but they would...More

3  Thank Cherylann M
Reviewed April 29, 2015

Take the trip to the Rainforest and Lake, it is worth the visit to see nature at its finest. We did see some monkeys on our tour. We did drive by on the way there to see the 3rd Locks that will be completed next...More

Thank billp422
Reviewed April 24, 2015

This is a beautiful body of water. We were on a cruise going through the Panama Canal into Gatun Lake. Then we boarded a smaller vessel and cruised through the lake through the MiraFlores Locks. Huge lake and great views.

Thank Glynis407
Reviewed April 21, 2015

Took a boat around Gatun lake and loved it. Went from island to island looking for wildlife and saw a lot. 3 different kinds of monkeys, lots of very cool iguanas, lots of birds and even a croc or 2.

Thank mikelboe
Reviewed April 19, 2015

We were fortunate enough to take two boat rides on Gatun Lake. The first was part of our trip through the Canal where we went through two of the three sets of locks. The second was a trip to monkey island where we were lucky...More

1  Thank Chris W
Reviewed April 13, 2015

AS you transit through the canal, you will end up in this amazing lake. It is very odd being on a ship looking at land on both sides of you. almost as if you are in a marsh. Very Amazing

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Response from bradrobenolt | Reviewed this property |
watch out for gators. the fishing is good there, even bank fishing. I know of no tours that book that, but I used a lot of Uber and hooked up with a few enterprising drivers who worked on their own an was able to book some... More
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Blake98144 | Reviewed this property |
Jungle Panama! Great company and very. Ice people!