Water activity

From Panama City: Gatun Lake and Monkey Island Tour

4.9 / 5

16 reviews

Activity provider: Monkey Adventures Panama
Water activity

From Panama City: Gatun Lake and Monkey Island Tour

Activity provider: Monkey Adventures Panama

From US$ 109 per person

Experience the incredible Panamanian nature while watching different species of monkeys and other wildlife such as crocodiles, herons, and toucans on Monkey Island. Navigate between enormous ships in the Panama Canal as you head along Gatun Lake.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
From your hotel in Panama City.
Small group
Limited to 7 participants


  • Observe three different species of monkeys in their natural habitat
  • Explore Gatun Lake in a boat navigating the Panama Canal
  • Discover the enormous biodiversity of the Panamanian rainforest
Full description
Following a convenient pickup from your hotel in Panama City, head to the town of Gamboa in the Soberania National Park. Get on board a boat and depart along the Gatun Lake next to the huge ships that cross the Panama Canal. Marvel at the fauna and vegetation of the tropical forest, as well as the residents of Monkey Island where you can admire the white-faced capuchin, Geoffroy’s tamarin, and howler monkeys in their natural habitat. In Gatun Lake you’ll also can find many species of birds like toucans, hawks, herons, snail kites, and other mamals like agoutis, coatis, and capybaras. After the boat trip and Monkey Island experience, return back to your hotel with a drop-off.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat trip in Gatun Lake
  • Bottled water

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    Customer reviews

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    4.9 /5

    based on 16 reviews

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    The tour was very nice and our guide Alejandro was very polite and we had fun with him, going on the lake alone is every relaxing, not to mention seeing and feeding those monkeys in the islands. All in all great tour. And pick up was on time. The price I think is a bit expensive for what the tour is

    June 7, 2022

    Excellent tour! We saw lots of monkeys, a crocodile, a sloth up close, iguanas, lots of birds and of course, the big cargo ships crossing the canal. Our guide Alejandro was very friendly, knows a lot and explains the history of the canal very well. The captain of our boat was very good at finding animals. We did the excursion in the morning before our flight and it was perfect as the last day.

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    July 28, 2021

    May 7, 2022

    Product ID: 331526