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Monkey Island

#18 of 174 things to do in Panama City Features Animals
Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 390-2322
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Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced monkeys that inhabit it.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good23%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“boat ride” (34 reviews)
“gatun lake” (28 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 390-2322
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

We took a day tour from Panama City which included a boat trip on the canal and Monkey Islands. Although it is touristy and the monkeys are enticed with food, it was still a very cool experience to see two different kinds of monkeys up...More

Thank ohiowanderer
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We booked the ocean to ocean tour which also includes travelling the lake and a visit to Monkey Island. We loved it; the monkeys where very used to people and hopped on and of our boat. Our tour guides where very respectful of the natural...More

Thank Stephan H
Reviewed 1 May 2017

It was fun feeding monkeys from the boat....as with any wild animals, you are unsure what you will get to see. There was so much beautiful wildlife in this area

Thank DB605
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We did the "Jungle Boat" excursion through Sunwing/Nexus Tours, which we booked online prior to arriving in Panama to save money and avoid paying in American dollars once we got there. It was well worth the price and I would highly recommend it!!! The tour...More

1  Thank Laikin V
Reviewed 26 April 2017

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...More

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 21 April 2017

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....More

1  Thank Robert F
Reviewed 18 April 2017

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...More

Thank KOLSON3992
Reviewed 6 April 2017

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...More

1  Thank Carole H
Reviewed 31 March 2017

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.

1  Thank jeffsmead
Reviewed 27 March 2017

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

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14 January 2017|
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Response from jswflights | Reviewed this property |
Search for Panama Day Trips on Trip Advisor, and we did the Ocean to Ocean Tour that includes Monkey Island. They have a website and contact info there.
Maureen S
21 January 2016|
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3 October 2015|
Response from Edge038 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Gamboa Resort hotel and booked through them. However, you can also find the Boat Captains for fishing trips and book through them as well. We booked a fishing trip and tipped the Captain $20 to take us by... More