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Gatun Lake

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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+507 6090-9885
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After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the...

After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the central part of the Panama Canal.

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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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Gatun Lake Expedition

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Lots of Activities ( Great Fishing)

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... read more

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Cornelius, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW 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 along with incredible different bird species made a great adventure for me .

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Glasgow
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 lost. This is a pity because there is a lot to see. We decided to... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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San Marcos, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 wild life on the shore/islands. This is a great experience.

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Thank ntflady
Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This lake is a man made Lake,that is just a lake, if you get past the idea that it is part of the Panama Canal. If you like boat rides then you can hire one to go across the lake or just out and back from either end. Not often can you see some of the largest ocean going ships... More 

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chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One can see the panama locks up close at the lake and see ships going through the canal. Would highly recommend

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Punta del Este, Uruguay
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unless you have lots of time, tour on the lake is good only for transfer from one lock to another. Visit some islands in the Pacific or Caribbean Sea.

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New Hamburg, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did this wonderful tour in conjunction with Alexander Biggs Tours and a tour group in the Gamboa Resort. It was fabulous! You begin your tour learning about the process involved in the expansion of the locks, followed by a little trip through part of the canal where you see the frighters passing along. Then you have an opportunity to... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really enjoyed being on Gatun lake and watching the massive boats sailing through. It's amazing that those boats can actually float as they are 6-7 stories above you.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a "jugle tour" of the Gatun Lake/River. It was very lush and beautiful. It was awesome to see the expansion on the canal! This place is very beautiful during the dry season.

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