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Gatun Lake

Panama City, Panama
+507 6090-9885
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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise
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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center
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Panama City, Panama
+507 6090-9885
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent the night here mid-transit through the Canal. It's a huge lake and was completely placid but we did see crocodiles in the channel leading up to the lake from the Miraflores locks. We did go swimming but only briefly as we were close to...More

Thank JeffMcL
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have went there for a familiarisation tour from work, and we've covered a couple of places around Panama, however it was in April 2015. The place was amazing. It was my first time ever in a rainforest country, and the views and experiences were...More

Thank kornelia00
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lucky Panama Canal cruisers get the experience of sailing in a lake, not salt water. The lake offers slightly scenery that varies from the ocean. After the Cut, which is more interesting as you are very close to the land, the lake is not all...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As well as Miraflores, visit The Gatun Lake and their "eclusas". Wonderfull views of the canal at the sunset.

Thank Sergio Luiz R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our boat ride on Lago Gatun. We saw some iguanas up in the trees and the breeze felt great. It's a nice way to spend a couple of hours.

Thank intlwanderlust
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As part of our crossing thru the Panama Canal, we sailed into Gatun Lake. The lake is a large, artificial lake which was created in 1913. This portion takes the ship 21 miles across the Isthmus of Panama. At the time it was created, Gatun...More

1  Thank Maggi713
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I will remember my fishing trip on Late Gatun for a long time ! Excellent peacock bass fishing. I hired a local guide and had excellent luck catching about 20 fish in a short time. Most were about 2 pound. The early morning and sunrise...More

Thank george60898
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are lucky enough to have undertaken a full transit of the Panama Canal you will have passed through the Gatun Lake. I would imagine that compared to the experience of going through the three locks, the beauty and diversity of the lake gets...More

Thank Duquesadiner
Reviewed 21 April 2017

We got off the ship and took a bus tour to the new locks to watch a ship go through there. We then got back on the bus and went back to the old locks to watch our cruise ship go through. What a sight.

Thank Thomas C
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We stayed two nights on a Catamarran on this lake. It is truly a beautiful location with many islands and every type of ship imaginable waiting or going into and out of the canal. We also used Kayaks and a speed boat to see the...More

Thank ntflady
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Bart L
Hello I am arriving with my family on August 2 to the ninth. I am interested in a fishing trip through the mangroves. Could you tell me the cost per person from the Westin Playa Bonita? Two adults + two boys 17 and 14. Interested in fishing the Panama Canal.
20 May 2017|
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Response from bradrobenolt | Reviewed this property |
watch out for gators. the fishing is good there, even bank fishing. I know of no tours that book that, but I used a lot of Uber and hooked up with a few enterprising drivers who worked on their own an was able to book some... More
Hello, Can you tell me who you toured and fished with? The operators that I have found are VERY expensive. Thanks for your help. Robert
5 April 2017|
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Response from Blake98144 | Reviewed this property |
Jungle Panama! Great company and very. Ice people!
Good Morning .... Are there any Catamaran Sunset Cruises in Panama ?Thanks
13 November 2016|
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