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“Unique experience, scary but exciting”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Monkey Island

Monkey Island
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$60.00*
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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise
Ranked #19 of 169 things to do in Panama City
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced monkeys that inhabit it.
Panama City, Panama
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67 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Unique experience, scary but exciting”
Reviewed September 26, 2012

I have never come so close to monkeys. It was an interesting, exciting, yet scare experience. They jumped on the boat looking for food and can be aggressive. Be careful when giving them food. We put the cookies on the boat instead of giving them directly to the monkeys. It is worth the trip!

Visited July 2012
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Singer Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Not an island anymore”
Reviewed September 24, 2012

They are always dredging the canal so the fill connected the island so most monkeys left. We did see some monkeys. Boat ride was delightful.

Visited September 2012
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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“The monkeys came right down to the boats”
Reviewed September 4, 2012

There were several at the second place we stopped and they were very quick about darting in to take a grape and hopping back up into the trees.

Visited August 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“No longer an Island :-(”
Reviewed August 30, 2012

Because they've been working on expanding the canal, they've been dredging the bottom and depositing a lot of the sediment near Monkey Island. So much so that Monkey Island is no longer an island. Our guide explained that there are less monkey's here now because they have moved over to the main land.

Visited August 2012
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Marstons Mills, Massachusetts
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“A Bit Silly & Short, But Fun Nonetheless”
Reviewed August 13, 2012

The boat trip out to Monkey Island from the Gamboa Resort was too short. Would have liked to have spent more time out and about exploring the variety of islands scattered throughout Lake Gatun. We did see capuchin monkeys up close (and no feeding was used with our guides from Gamboa Resort), howler monkeys, crocodiles and a few bird species. Guides were knowledgable and friendly.

Visited July 2012
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