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Monkey Island

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Address: Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
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+507 390-2322
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced...

Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced monkeys that inhabit it.

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US$ 60.00*
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Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise
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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
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Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center

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A lot of fun!

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

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Centennial, Colorado
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76 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped by while on a fishing trip and found Island to be quite entertaining. Monkeys were eating out of our hands. Jumping all over the boat and making all kinds of noises. We realllllly enjoyed this quick stop.

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Columbus OH
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 close. The tour operator was careful to protect the monkeys and to limit the time... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 surroundings and the monkeys. one of the highlights of our trip.

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Rochester, New York
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Norwich, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 consisted of boating down the canal through the jungle, where we got to see 3... More 

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Palos Verdes Estates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 see food. Our nieces loved it even though one of them was scared of the... More 

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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. We feed and love the monkeys.

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Hilliard, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 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 it certainly was not what was advertised. We found victor on trip,advisor, but it turns... More 

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Reviewed 7 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 colonies and even got to feed them bananas! Of course it rained for awhile. But... More 

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Indiana, Pennsylvania
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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.

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