Water activity

From Panama City: Monkey Islands Tour on Gatun Lake

4.7 / 5

32 reviews

Activity provider: My friend Mario
Water activity

From Panama City: Monkey Islands Tour on Gatun Lake

Activity provider: My friend Mario

From US$ 75 per person

Observe the monkeys on Monkey Island during this tour from Panama City. Observe different species of monkeys and learn about them from a knowledgeable guide.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick up time between 1:30pm and 2pm at the ground floor lobby hotel.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Observe the white-face monkeys, howler monkeys, and Geoffrey´s tamarinds on the island.
  • Snap photos and learn about the different species from a guide.
  • Enjoy comfortable travel to and from the island
  • Boat down one of Panama's largest rivers
Full description

Travel to the Gamboa Marina in an air-conditioned tour vehicle with a guide and the rest of the tour group, before a transfer to a riverboat for a ride on the Chagres River, one of Panama's largest rivers, and head for Monkey Island.

Observe the different species of monkeys that live on the island, from white-face monkeys, howler monkeys, and Geoffrey´s tamarinds, while taking some time to snap photos, and learn interesting facts and information about the different species from a knowledgeable guide.

Return to the marina and to Panama City, and end the tour with drop-off at the hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Boat ride
  • Food or drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with epilepsy
  • People over 95 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Camera
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 32 reviews

Review summary

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We had a great time on the Monkey Island and Gatun Lake tour. Highly recommend My Friend Mario to others. The tour van/bus was comfortable and air conditioned. Great driver. Our guide was Maribel, she was wonderful and taught us quite a lot about monkeys and their behavior. The boat was comfortable and life jackets were provided. Everything was clean and in good condition. The boat driver and his assistant were really nice and helped us interact with the monkeys. They took time to stop and see other wildlife. Other tourist brought bananas, but peanuts were provided. We saw three different types of monkeys, only one type you can feed bananas. Another type will eat bananas, but they take one piece and disappear. They won't come back. Please follow the advice of your guides for everyone to have a great experience.

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March 25, 2023

Es war alles sehr gut organisiert und hat super viel Spaß gemacht. Ich kann den Ausflug empfehlen! Ich würde nur ein Handtuch mitnehmen, falls es an dem Tag regnet. Wir waren froh, dass wir das Handtuch dann ins Boot legen konnten, um uns darauf zu setzen,

March 25, 2023

Gutes Preis- Leistungsverhältnis. Sehr touristisch (z.b. Affen füttern), lange Fahrtzeit mit dem Bus (1 Stunde einfach). Alle Tiere die uns versprochen wurden zu sehen, haben wir auch tatsächlich gesehen. Alles in allem ein guter Ausflug, aber kein absolutes Muss.

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 409753