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Gatun Lake

Panama City, Panama
+507 6090-9885
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After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the central part of the Panama Canal.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“man made lake” (44 reviews)
“peacock bass” (49 reviews)
“beautiful lake” (24 reviews)
LOCATION
Panama City, Panama
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+507 6090-9885
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"man made lake"
in 44 reviews
"peacock bass"
in 49 reviews
"beautiful lake"
in 24 reviews
"great fishing"
in 13 reviews
"boat ride"
in 34 reviews
"howler monkeys"
in 29 reviews
"small boat"
in 25 reviews
"gamboa rainforest resort"
in 18 reviews
"white faced monkeys"
in 7 reviews
"fishing trip"
in 11 reviews
"different species"
in 10 reviews
"huge ships"
in 20 reviews
"container ships"
in 12 reviews
"ships waiting"
in 9 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 11 reviews
"monkey island tour"
in 8 reviews
"atlantic side"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really always a pleasure for the ones who enjoy outdoors activities. I have not had the chance to go back again due to work, but as soon as i can i will go with my son without thinking.

Thank Nidia C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Have transited the canal about 50 times and Gatun lake is a noce part of the canal where you can see the partly submerged threes from when the canal was flooded a 100+ years ago.

Thank Frode U
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were all over the water while on our recent 9 day trip to Panama Canal and area. It is such a gorgeous place.

Thank fooded
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing. Didn't expect to actually go down part of the panama canal. The fishing was brilliant. Very hot. Even went for a swim which was probably a bit stupid.

Thank Pete T
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Reviewed July 6, 2018

Some of the best peacock fishing around. Email John@cartganeafishing.com for more details on our experiences fishing. Bring your camera Super calm backwaters offer great scenic shots.

1  Thank CartagenaFishing
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Reviewed June 20, 2018

Short drive from Panama City. Locals provide fishing guide service, primitive but dependable and safe. Lots of wildlife seen. Very informal restaurants located at the marina will cook your catch. Limited menu but good food and service. Clean. Cash only.

Thank markminier
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Reviewed June 9, 2018

After a good night's sleep in the hotel, get up early and make your way to the boats anchored on the banks of the Gatun Lake. The lake is a large artificial lake, part of the famous Panama Canal. Before you board the boat, do...More

Thank Yair1515
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

During our tour of Panama with Caravan Tours, we took and open water cruise on Gatun Lake, the artificial lake which forms part of the Panama Canal. Despite a short rain shower, we enjoyed the opportunity to see a number of large vessels transiting the...More

Thank Fred M
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

The lake wasn't any thing spectacular but it was more about the history of the place that was interesting.

Thank olie293
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Reviewed May 27, 2018

Playing the remarkable role it does in the operation of Panama Canal, everything about it was wonderful. We transited the Canal on a Grand Circle trip in The Discovery, a nifty, tour/cruise boat with small staterooms for our group of 24 travelers and crew of...More

Thank SkykomishBob
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MB25Houston
November 9, 2017|
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Response from rob f | Property representative |
The ride will be bumpy depending on three factors, type of boat (unless its a pontoon boat as Dennis at Arenosa has it will doubtless be a flat low "Jonboat"), speed (can be controlled) and waves -which are a function... More
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Bart L
May 19, 2017|
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Response from Blake98144 | Reviewed this property |
You are staying in a real inconvenient area that is out of the way and hard to get to...many travel/tour companies may not even offer a pick up if they do it may be an extra charge....the traffic across he bridge takes hours... More
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sargass0
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Blake98144 | Reviewed this property |
Jungle Panama! Great company and very. Ice people!
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