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Gatun Lake

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“man made lake”(45 reviews)
“peacock bass”(49 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

The kids loved visiting the monkeys on Monkey island here, and it was definitely surreal to be sharing the space with massive container ships.

Thank OurOystercom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to spend some time on the lake and to visit Monkey island to see some of the biodiversity the lake is harboring, up and close.

Thank pascalebratislava
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I thought the tour was great. Don't do like me, take a proper camera, I only took my mobile and regret that. My pcitures could have been lot nicer. Before we get on the boats to see the canal there is a bathroom break. In...More

Thank JoaoNunoReis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was a pleasant experience, but we didn’t see the wildlife we had been promised, possibly due to the fact that we sailed late morning. We saw a sloth and a couple of howler monkeys along with several species of birds and lizards.

Thank N D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the lake tour since we were staying at the Gamboa Resort for three days and it was really worth it. You really got out there to get a feel of the whole canal project and saw lots of animals and ships as well!!

Thank junglefun123
Reviewed September 28, 2018

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

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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 fr0deu
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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!