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Monkey Island

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Address: Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 390-2322
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced...

Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced monkeys that inhabit it.

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So cute

It is 1.5 hour boat tour. It was interesting going into the lake and seeing the large cargo ships as well.We went at 1:15 and we did see monkeys as well as different birds. I was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
c_gam
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crambury, nj
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54 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The boat trip to the island is fun, but to watch guides throw fruit and meat to the animals to get them into your camera view is frankly boring. Yes there are several types on monkeys and birds.

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Denver
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

By boats these little guys will jump onto your boats and eat out of your hand. We went in Feb and the mothers had babies attached to their backs. We were able to see 3 different types of monkeys.

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Windsor
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is 1.5 hour boat tour. It was interesting going into the lake and seeing the large cargo ships as well.We went at 1:15 and we did see monkeys as well as different birds. I was surprised to see the different types of monkeys.

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Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our Nexus tour. We took a boat from the mouth of the canal to monkey island while being entertained by Carl, our guide. We stopped at a few islands to find monkeys. They did not disappoint us. They came down out of the trees and climbed onto the boat. Everyone got a chance to feed them. Carl... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

What an absolutely amazing day!! We travelled with Ross from Barefoot Panama. He was awesome!! We were able to see monkeys and then went over to visit the Wounaan Indigenous Community and learned about their culture. The weather was perfect. The boat ride was wonderful. If you are travelling to Panama, this is a place you must go to visit.

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Thank Connie W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw howler, white face & Titi monkeys. The white face and Titi monkeys jump right on the boat. Go to the grocery store the day before and buy a bundle of bananas. The trip provides just one per person!

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Chatham, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I got Luis' contact information from Ingrid in Miami (thanks so much, our private tours were amazing and so much cheaper) Contact him if you are going to be in Panama City, you will not be disappointed. He knows it all! Luis Pinto +507 6732 5221 through whatsapp. On to Monkey Island. Luis took us on a private tour, out... More 

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Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked through PBA Holding Private Tours and had a fabulous experience. Excellent guide, who spoke English very well, was very knowledgeable about the region and its inhabitants. Monkey Island is not actually one island, but a collection of small islands that one views from a small boat. It was a wonderful experience and I will never forget hand feeding... More 

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Culver, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a monkey climb on the boat and take a banana from my hand, very cool experience! Such a fun boat ride and great experience. Had a personal tour guide take us and we were the only ones on the boat. Very nice!

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Hempstead, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

my guide was prepared with bananas and nuts, and since it was a small amount of people on the boat, all the monkey came down at each site we stopped. We got to see all the monkeys, it was so exciting and great to see monkeys that we dont normally see in the united states. It was a great great... More 

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