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Gatun Lake

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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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We toured Gatun Lake and found the entire experience fantastic. The relaxed cruise around the lake provided some amazing visual sights, a greater understanding of its importance in the ecology and the diversity of life on and surrounding the lake

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The huge lake that is part of the Panama Canal experience, open space and lots of water plus lots of ships making their way through.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Thomas V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing what engineers have done with the canal and the natural surrounding wildlife around the Gatun Lake

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank OurOystercom
Reviewed 5 weeks 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.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank pascalebratislava
Reviewed 5 weeks 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

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank JoaoNunoReis
Reviewed October 31, 2018 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.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 318nd
Reviewed October 25, 2018

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!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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.

Date of experience: September 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2018
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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!