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“A fun excursion!”
Review of Monkey Island

Monkey Island
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Soberania National Park, Monkey Island and Indian Village from Panama City
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$60.00*
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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise
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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
Ranked #17 of 177 things to do in Panama City
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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.
Reviewed February 12, 2013

We took the boat trip from Gamboa Resort to Monkey Island, through some inlets, and out into the Panama Canal. The whole trip was wonderful! Saw monkeys, a sloth and lots of crocadiles. The ships in the canal were amazing!

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Reviewed February 3, 2013

We took a boat tour to the island. The boat ride itself was fun and scenic, we saw a number of large boats heading to the locks, and the guide described some interesting facts about the lake and canal technology used. Wildlife however is somewhat scarce. Not as many birds as I expected (although I did spot a toucan which was pretty cool). There are a few crocodiles and even fewer monkeys however. I would say if you have a lot of time and like boat rides, by all means check it out. If you are weighing different options for how you wish to spend your time in Panama however, consider this one lower on the priority list.

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Reviewed January 30, 2013

Took a boat ride to monkey island and saw a few monkeys. Were hoping to see more but liked what we saw.

Thank diceareout
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

We take all of our guests here, using Captain Carl's Jungle Explorer Cruises. Knowledgeable guides and plenty of things to see. Everyone loves it.

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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Monkey Island used to be more fun, but now that there are restrictions on feeding the monkeys (which is probably not a bad idea) you might now see any. The boat trip to the island is fun and if you like speeding down the canal on a boat then you might like the trip, but don't go because you want to get an eyeful of monkeys. You might but you might not.

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