Gatun Lake

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What people are saying about Gatun Lake

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 147 reviews

Our guide Cesar was so nice. He was extremely knowledgeable of the area and was a big help in translation of Spanish to English. He was kind and right on time for our excursion. He was very thoughtful in bringing rain attire for us and plenty of water to drink. He brought us some fresh fruit for a snack which was wonderful. I don’t think we have ever had such a great experience or a better guide. We hired him again to take us around and show us more of the area because we were so impressed. There were other options to chose from but luckily we were able to have him show us around more. If ever you are in Panama I would highly recommend him for your guide. We were so grateful to him and enjoyed his company tremendously.

Lively. Knowledgeable. Respectful. Recommended. Our guides from Barefoot, Tereza and Gonzo, had great rapport, were enthusiastic, and very engaging. Tereza was also kind with our ever curious elementary-age child. Tereza and Gonzo really knew their stuff. We loved that they shared stories about their personal experiences, individual animals, and the unique knowledge of the Wounaan people. They also showed warmth and regard for the people. We got the sense that they really work with them as partners. Which we appreciated. They were also respectful of the wildlife we encountered. We learned a lot and had a great day. Highly recommend the tour.

What a great experience! The island were beautiful and the monkeys were plenty. Thry will jump right on the boat and eat from your hand. Our guide was wonderful and knowledgeable. Few tips: go early in the morning. The monkeys are hungriest at that time. Sit in the front of the boat. The monkeys come that way most often! I would do this again!

Its a very basic experience. The idea is to see monkeys and feed them. Not very ecologic. Apparently the tourist already stole some monkeys and there are less. I guess there should be more teaching and less touching

Our tour was private, the driver went above and beyond to ensure we had an excellent day. We invited him to join us on the second leg of the trip! He politely declined. We loved the experience.