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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 days 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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
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
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
Reviewed May 25, 2018

Monkey Lodge Fabrice gives great tour right from his paradise lodge with 4 cottages nearby. Loved it and had fun. We even swam in a lagoon.

Thank AmyTripAddict
Reviewed May 19, 2018 via mobile

This is an artificial lake which forms part of the Panama Canal. We sailed it on a boat from a company called Adventurus 2000, with a knowledgeable guide who described the flora and fauna. He gave us lots of opportunities to take photos of the...More

Thank lastword2016
Reviewed May 14, 2018

We chose the 19-day round trip LA to LA cruise aboard the Island Princess specifically for the Canal. Although we both throughly enjoyed the locks and bridges and scenery, anchoring overnight in beautiful Gatun Lake was a wonderful, romantic experience and afforded us much more...More

Thank Linda C
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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
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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!