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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.
Panama City, Panama
+507 6090-9885
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a few hours sailing across this lake while going through the Panama canal. It is amazing how much water is used from this lake daily from the ships traversing the Canal.

Thank browncondo2102
Reviewed August 26, 2018

Because our Arial ride through the rainforest at Gamboa was cancelled due to electrical problems my daughter and I opted for boat ride on the lake. What a different perspective we gained as we rode next to the canal to visit the surrounding islands –...More

Thank Explore12598
Reviewed August 21, 2018

Largest man-made lake in the world, home to the 8th wonder of the world, The Panama Canal. Miles and miles of water.

Thank Marcia H
Reviewed July 30, 2018

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
Reviewed July 27, 2018 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
Reviewed July 17, 2018

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
Reviewed July 14, 2018

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 PeteT334
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
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
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

1  Thank Yair1515
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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
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
April 5, 2017|
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Response from Blake98144 | Reviewed this property |
Jungle Panama! Great company and very. Ice people!