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Gatun Lake

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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+507 6090-9885
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After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the...

After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the central part of the Panama Canal.

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i saw Gatun while crossing the canal. Impressive specially if you know what an important role it played in the construction of the canal

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Lima, Peru
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Lima, Peru
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

i saw Gatun while crossing the canal. Impressive specially if you know what an important role it played in the construction of the canal

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Thank solei15
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a man made lake eco. friendly we did not see any of the wild animals but lots of birds flying by the ships

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Strathdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was the United States that finally tamed the Chagres river and produced Gatun Lake. Given that Panama has 12 feet of rain each year the strategy and technical ability of 100 years ago still works.

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Chatham, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Get a hold of Luis Pinto +507 6732 5221 though whatsapp and go for a boat ride on Gatun Lake. You won't regret it. The scenery is incredible.

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Minnesota City, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We watched the sun set from the Coral Princess. We got off Coral Princess to board the tenders that brought us to a land with a parking lot full of buses and other vehicles. Were driving to the Gatun Locks Observatory by an A/C'd bus to watch ships crossing the canal in the Lagun Lake. There were a couple of... More 

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Hempstead, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

taking a boat ride up the gaton lake to see the monkeys and natives, was an absolutely fun, interesting and exciting things. We got to see all the species of monkeys (4), and the boat ride was informative, beautiful site seeing, and a great out of the ordinary thing to do. had a blast.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a guide and small boat that went to the lake but as part of that you traverse the canal and get to see the large ships up close and personal . We were a small group but it looked like there were many options for these trips.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mira Flores Lock opened onto Gatun Lake. We took a day cruise of the canal and were on the lake. Also saw it from a much smaller vessel on a one hour tour from Gamboa Rainforest. Well worth the trip. Beautiful flora and fauna, including a three meter long croc.

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Queens, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gatun Lake is the supply of water and the actual Panama Canal. The locks lead into Lake Gatun. Tours are available onto the lake. The two highlights we saw were the monkeys and the Indian village. The tour boat from Barefoot Panama was led by a tour guide named Gonzo, just like the Muppet. His English is perfect and his... More 

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Whitefish, Montana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't realize that the bulk of the canal passage was via this man made lake. You can't appreciate the canal unless you visit the lake.

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