We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Book In Advance
277
All photos (277)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“man made lake”(45 reviews)
“peacock bass”(49 reviews)
“beautiful lake”(24 reviews)
About
After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the central part of the Panama Canal.
Contact
Panama City, Panama
Website
+507 6090-9885
Call
Ways to Experience Gatun Lake
from US$37.45
More Info
from US$188.99
More Info
from US$140.00
More Info
from US$145.00
More Info
Reviews (963)
Filter reviews
698 results
Traveller rating
418
217
55
8
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
418
217
55
8
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewsman made lakepeacock bassbeautiful lakegreat fishingboat ridehowler monkeyssmall boatgamboa rainforest resortwhite faced monkeysfishing tripdifferent specieshuge shipscontainer shipsships waitingflora and faunamonkey island touratlantic side
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 698 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 112 hotels in Panama City
Gamboa Rainforest Resort
1,947 reviews
10.22 km away
Radisson Summit Hotel And Golf
1,066 reviews
18.79 km away
Melia Panama Canal
728 reviews
22.55 km away
Davis Suites
3 reviews
22.65 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 1,231 restaurants in Panama City
Restaurante Los Lagartos
93 reviews
10.25 km away
El Corotu
12 reviews
10.20 km away
Drake's Restaurant
15 reviews
27.98 km away
San Angel Restaurant & Lounge
13 reviews
26.89 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 430 attractions in Panama City
Jungle Land Panama
301 reviews
4.92 km away
Panama Rainforest Discovery Center
186 reviews
6.56 km away
Birding Pipeline Panama
61 reviews
7.58 km away
Panama Pipeline Bird Tours
19 reviews
7.10 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
MB25Houston
November 9, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
0
Votes
Bart L
May 19, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
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
1
Vote
sargass0
April 5, 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Blake98144 | Reviewed this property |
Jungle Panama! Great company and very. Ice people!
0
Votes