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Monkey Island

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Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced monkeys that inhabit it.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 390-2322
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We didn't know what to expect from this tour, having found it by chance. For $70 US we thought we would chance it and we're glad we did. The tour included being picked up at our hotel and driven to Gatun Lake. Along the way...More

Thank Lee M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Despite the rain, the experience is amazing. We travelled in a small boat through the river to the Canal. The Canal ride was about 15 min. We were able to see small islands and animals. We got to feed the little monkeys. We ate at...More

1  Thank tharshi2018
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Because our Arial ride through the rainforest at Gamboa was cancelled due to electrical problems my daughter and I opted for the boat ride on the lake visiting the surrounding islands – including seeing all three species of the monkeys on individual islands and hearing...More

Thank Explore12598
Reviewed August 9, 2018 via mobile

Friends and I were hesitant to take this tour due to the natives’ comments. However our driver said it was a must see tour while visiting Panama. Excitedly, we all decided to go Vs spending a day on the beach enjoying its beauty. The early...More

2  Thank mredmond1
Reviewed August 6, 2018

I cannot say enough about how AWESOME and fun this place was for us! The monkeys climb all over you, there's photo opps and the beauty of the place is impressive. Even though we both got peed on at some point, we still LOVED it...More

Thank Samantha15222
Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

We loved this tour! Mario was great. He had a lot of Panama history to share on our way to and from the tour. We chose not to feed the monkeys because we don't really believe in that. They still came close when they heard...More

Thank Jenna B
Reviewed July 17, 2018

We loved this tour. It was my husband's favorite part of the trip, as he got to feed a monkey some bananas.

Thank fooded
Reviewed July 16, 2018

Our guides new exactly where monkeys could be found. They brought them treats, and monkeys jumped all over the boats we came in. We saw three types of monkeys, some birds, and a crocodile. There were more monkeys in Costa Rica, but that could be...More

1  Thank oksana568
Reviewed July 8, 2018

We visited Monkey Island, actually 3 islands, with Barefoot Panama tours. We were able to see all 3 species of monkeys! Well worth it!

Thank Melinda W
Reviewed June 27, 2018

We went to Monkey Island as part of a larger day tour with Panama Day Trips. We saw three different types of monkeys and they come right to your boat. My 11-year-old son says this was one of the highlights of his trip. We have...More

2  Thank ShayKim
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Chris T
May 27, 2018|
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Response from rasmith2018 | Reviewed this property |
I answered a question about taking a 2 yr old on the Monkey Island tour but forgot to mention something Its a full day tour on the Panama Canal plus a stop on an island where we took a hike I think this all together would be... More
Cynthia R
March 3, 2018|
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Response from Lindamaebda | Reviewed this property |
We booked the Monkey Island tour. I did see lots of boats at the dock that may offer tours.
Franszwa N
January 19, 2018|
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Response from Mytravelworld35 | Reviewed this property |
Drive your car to the monkey island no wayyy .You need take a boat..This Isn’t island it is like more bay next to canal of the Panama.