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Monkey Island

#19 of 172 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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“gatun lake” (26 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 390-2322
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

Six of us wanted to do a tour of monkey island, but found the tour company prices exorbitant. So we hired Ismael Rodriguez. He owns a car and made arrangement for us to visit the island with a total price of $55US per person with...More

2  Thank Christine K
Reviewed 2 January 2016

Gamboa Rainforest Resort provides tours by boat for $35. Get the early tour as it gets HOT fast.Saw a crocodile in the water by the boat dock. He was just lying there waiting for a foot or arm to be presented. The boat-man has a...More

1  Thank Larry P
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The day Caravan Tours took us to Monkey Island, a crew of 4 white face monkeys played with our boat captain as grapes were thrown for them to catch. They also jumped from the trees to the canopy of our boat in their excitement to...More

Thank Karkatmom
Reviewed 1 January 2016

This island should be part of your visit to Gatun Lake, worth the time to see. A good children's attraction.

Thank TimR4444
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

Not worth the time or the money. We spent almost 2 hours on a boat only to see 2 monkeys. Some "Monkey Island." Pictures in brochure deceiving because it makes it look like many monkeys will surround you and come interact with the tourists on...More

Thank Jenny Y
Reviewed 29 December 2015

We arrived at the boat dock and quickly boarded a boat to money island, you ride on the canal with the large ships right next to you, the guide was spotted monkeys and you get to see them close up. You do remain in the...More

Thank Tony S
Reviewed 20 December 2015

Kids love this boat ride. You can hire a private boat guide to go to the island or go to the resort and make arrangements.

Thank Ptraveler1
Reviewed 18 December 2015

You will see and be able to feed several species and it will be an experience you will never forget.

Thank Nena N
Reviewed 2 December 2015

it was fantastic to see the beautiful monkies in the island was a wpnderful experience i hope to come back soon to enjoy others trip.

Thank yeisi641
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We had but two days in Panama City. My husband and I both love monkeys, and I love birding. Everything we saw online for monkeys involved almost whole day events, complete with kayaking and lunch with larger groups. Not that we don't enjoy eating and...More

4  Thank elaine_williams01
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Hello- saw a few reviews that mentioned Luis being a great guide for this- does he have an email or website? Thank you!!
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
Are the mosquitoes and bugs really bad doing this tour??
21 January 2016|
Response from smellyphant37 |
Can you tell me where I could purchase this tour?
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