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Gatun Lake

Panama City, Panama
+507 6090-9885
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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“man made lake” (41 reviews)
“peacock bass” (48 reviews)
“monkey island” (53 reviews)
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Panama City, Panama
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"man made lake"
in 41 reviews
"peacock bass"
in 48 reviews
"monkey island"
in 53 reviews
"huge lake"
in 12 reviews
"great fishing"
in 12 reviews
"pontoon boat"
in 9 reviews
"artificial lake"
in 13 reviews
"howler monkeys"
in 27 reviews
"small boat"
in 25 reviews
"gamboa rainforest resort"
in 18 reviews
"fishing trip"
in 12 reviews
"different species"
in 9 reviews
"large ships"
in 17 reviews
"container ships"
in 11 reviews
"flora and fauna"
in 10 reviews
"atlantic side"
in 7 reviews
"private tour"
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Reviewed yesterday

We took a private tour one day by boat to the lake to see the tankers up close and then headed up some inlets where our guide called out the monkeys and birds with calls similar to their own. Other boats came along and their...More

Thank Olym2010
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Reviewed yesterday

Some interesting scenery & some wildlife to see as you transit the lake. Plenty of ships to see from yachts up to the super container ships.

Thank JAMS51
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Having docked in Colon which is a pretty awful place we traveled by coach for about an hour to Lake Gatun.When we arrived we were taken on boats in groups of twenty for a two hour guided tour around the lake seeing various monkeys birds...More

Thank marcus c
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We had the most amazing tour guide during this tour and it was just gorgeous to see Gatun Lake. The fresh air, the wildlife, the tour guide....it was all amazing. Such a fun adventure!

Thank Kristi W
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a boat through the jungle to find and feed capuchin monkeys, howler monkeys in trees really roar, iguanas, baby crocodile, bamboo forest. Ride through Gatun Lake, alongside huge container ships. Unfortunately, aerial tram was being repaired so we did not get a chance to...More

Thank MontrealSunlovers
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Took a monkey island tour that ran around the lake. Got up close to the giant cargo ships. A must see

Thank yavlar
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After entering the locks we anchored and boarded a smaller boat that took us on the lake. Great fun had by all-water very beautiful shade of saphire..and its a lake not an ocean.

Thank brewColumbus_Georgia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a thrill to see this huge man made lake that is home to the Panama Canal. Watching the ships parked in it was a thrill. The whole experience is definitely worth the effort to travel there. Birds and animals on the shore add to...More

Thank Gran7
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Huge lake - -that's also the Panama Canal. You will be up close and personal with huge cargo ships on minute, and ten minutes later, in the middle of the jungle -- surrounded by Howler Monkeys. Good Fishing too. Certainly worth a boat ride during...More

Thank kfsinc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We kayaked across Gatun Lake (Aventuras Panama) and loved every minute. We had flat water and had vistas of the jungle and of the ships (from afar) that were breathtaking. Gatun is a huge man-made lake and must be experienced on the water to have...More

Thank Bob M
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MB25Houston
9 November 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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Bart L
19 May 2017|
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Response from bradrobenolt | Reviewed this property |
watch out for gators. the fishing is good there, even bank fishing. I know of no tours that book that, but I used a lot of Uber and hooked up with a few enterprising drivers who worked on their own an was able to book some... More
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sargass0
5 April 2017|
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Response from Blake98144 | Reviewed this property |
Jungle Panama! Great company and very. Ice people!
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