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Monkey Island

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Address: Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 390-2322
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced...

Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced monkeys that inhabit it.

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Fantastic Tour

A bit of a drive to the lake, but well worth the reward. While cruising along Lake Gatun, we saw crocodiles, turtles, birds, an iguana, a sloth, and howler, cappuccino, and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Josh S
Palos Verdes Estates
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Palos Verdes Estates
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bit of a drive to the lake, but well worth the reward. While cruising along Lake Gatun, we saw crocodiles, turtles, birds, an iguana, a sloth, and howler, cappuccino, and tamarind monkeys.The monkeys climb right onto the boat and can be aggressive if they see food. Our nieces loved it even though one of them was scared of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Boat ride on Gatun lake, the artificial lake which form part of the Panama Canal. See the lush jungle watershed region of the Panama Canal. Cruise through jungle canals and by hilltop islands, home to a variety of wildlife. Look for different types of monkeys. We feed and love the monkeys.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Advertised and sold (for $140 per person) as an eight hour tour. We did not stop at Soberanin national park and the tour was completed in flour hours. The guide then dragged lunch out to make it a five and a half hour tour, but it certainly was not what was advertised. We found victor on trip,advisor, but it turns... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We hired Marc Vargas, a Panamanian man, to take us to see the monkeys. He handled all the details. The boat ride along the Panama Canal was excellent, as we passed big ships and tug boats. We stopped at 3 locations to view different Monkey colonies and even got to feed them bananas! Of course it rained for awhile. But... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arranged going as part of an 8 hour trip with Panama Day Trips which is run by an American. The Monkeys come down and take food out of your hand. We stopped at three of the islands.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed feeding the monkeys and tamarins on the island, and the cruise was quite enjoyable as well.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite tour in panama Loved seeing the cute monkeys one to the boat and feeding them They take u to a few island and wait for them to come to u You don't leave the boat as there's island are protected but you will see the aulladores monkeys , the capuchino monkey a the titi monkeys Bring bananas and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were able to feed the monkeys! they come down to your post and take peanuts out of your hand! There was a little baby clinging to its mother, so cute...

1 Thank Blake98144
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

Monkey Island was a fun little boat trip. The monkeys are use to getting bananas so they hesitantly creep their way to the boats for a little snack. Personally afraid it will make them easy to poach.

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Lisburn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our journey into the national park and the animals we saw in the jungle. Especially the Crocs! The Indian village was very interesting and we were made feel very welcome. Ross our guide from Panama Tours was great and went the extra mile to search out the best viewing areas.

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