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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise provided by Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours

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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20-06-30 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The manmade lakes, islands, and tropical rainforest along the Panama Canal are renowned for their biodiversity. On this eco cruise, sail along a scenic stretch of the Panama Canal and Gatún Lake; visit Monkey Island; and look out for wildlife such as monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, and exotic birds.
  • You'll start at
    Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
    Calle Hercilia Lamela, Panamá, Panama
    We are located 10 meters away from Metro Hotel, right next to Panama Yacht Adventures and across the street from Food Bazar.
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    Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
    Panama Canal
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    Monkey Island
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    You will visit the famous Monkey Islands where we can see capuchins, howlers, and tamarins in their natural habitat.  The islands are situated in a world renowned tropical birding area, and along the shores you might catch glimpses of crocodiles, capybara, coati, agouti, iguanas, and much more.
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  • You'll end at
    Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
    Calle Hercilia Lamela, Panamá, Panama
    We are located 10 meters away from Metro Hotel, right next to Panama Yacht Adventures and across the street from Food Bazar.
    See address & details
  • Magnificent views as you cruise Gatun Lake and the Panama Canal
  • Fantastic wildlife sightings such as tamarin monkeys and toucans
  • Escape the crowds: visit remote islands around the lake
  • Hassle-free return transfers by minivan to Panama City
Important Information
Departure Point
Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours, Calle Hercilia Lamela, Panamá, Panama
3–4 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Boat ride on the Panama Canal (90 minutes)
  • Visit Monkey Island
  • Driver/professional guide
  • Bottled water
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Tours is guided in English only
  • Entry/Admission - Monkey Island
  • Food and drinks that are not water
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • This is an eco-tour on the Panama Canal, not a transit tour. You will not visit or transit any locks.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • The tour starts in a very remote area and there will be no access to public restrooms for up to 3 hours. There is a sheltered latrine available for women at the dock but it is very rustic.
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately. If it rains you might get wet.
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Popular mentions
Marlene M wrote a review Mar. 2020
11 contributions1 helpful vote
This tour was a great experience! From the time we were picked up from the hotel and dropped off at the end of the tour Jarin shared his knowledge of the area, the eco system, and compassion and respect for the wildlife. He pointed out a variety of birds, encounters with
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Date of experience: February 2020
JBG825 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada19 contributions41 helpful votes
Guide was great, American ex-pat, knowledge rivals David Attenborough. Comfortable and short ride there, both in the car and the boat. Highly recommend.
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Toeme wrote a review Feb. 2020
Zurich, Switzerland22 contributions20 helpful votes
Jerin is a very friendly and mindful guide. We got to see many interesting places, and he added to the experience by sharing just the right amount of insights. The whole tour is rather long, so be ready for an early start and potentially coming back later than expected. But it
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April H wrote a review Jan. 2020
San Diego, California40 contributions10 helpful votes
Office manager cordial and communicative. Guide courteous, knowledgeable and easy to hear/understand. Small group with ability to make personal connection. Boat follows water safety protocols. We saw many species of birds with time to view and photograph. Glimpsed sloth and
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Date of experience: January 2020
Elvia wrote a review Jan. 2020
12 contributions
Great day, great sights.John our guide was very knowledgeable about everything. On the road, he and our driver spotted animals that we wouldn't have seen without their expertise. We spent quality time at the Gatun Locks. These people know their stuff. The canal ride was also
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator

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By: Panama Day Trips- Canal Eco Tours
A wonderful way to start the day
I highly recommend this as a wonderful way to start the day - a virtual tour great for novice to seasoned bird watc
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Worth waking up early for
I have done several remote experiences during 2020 and this was one of the best. I was excited for this (hey I was
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Canal and Gamboa Viewing
My partner and I went out with the boys early morning, absolutely stunning. The guys were more than willing to tail
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Excellent and informative
Just like being in the field yourself, even when the birding was quiet there was always the anticipation that somet
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I'm new to bird watching community and it was truly a life changing experience for me as I saw different kinds of b
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Carol F
What a great way to shelter at home!
These folks have put together a fun, casual and informative outing in Gambia area ... birding by cell phone. I hav
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Excellent virtual birdwatching tour!
Excellent! The guides were very knowledgeable. The birds were beautiful and I saw so many species. I highly reco
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cheryl w
A wealth of species and knowledgeable guides. great way to spend some time there
The guides seem to know a great deal of knowledge of the area. They are very familiar with the species and usually
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Fun Way to Enjoy Virtual Birding
I have participated in two Virtual Birdwatching Tours offered by Panama Day Trips--Canal Eco Tours and both have be
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Great way to start the day!
This tour was recommended by a friend and it did not disappoint! The guides were knowledgeable, very friendly and a
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Great Tour and super friendly people!
We were on the very last tour as the government shut everything down due to COVID. We did get to see the Canal and
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As close to being there as you can get
We are all suffering from our inability to do what we enjoy and what enriches our lives. Birdwatching magazine spo
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Great experience
An excellent way to spend a wet UK day. The professional team from Panama Day trips did a brilliant job in what wa
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A Super Virtual Tour of Panama!
We were leery about doing a virtual tour, but were pleasantly surprised at how well it turned out! Kudos to all of
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Great Day of Biding - Virtually, No Less!
I loved every minute of my virtual birding tour in Panama this morning. I was on a Panama Canal cruise several yea
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  • Duration: 3–4 hours
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  • Languages Offered: English
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