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Monkey Island

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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.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good24%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“boat ride” (40 reviews)
“howler monkeys” (32 reviews)
“gatun lake” (37 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
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+507 390-2322
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"boat ride"
in 40 reviews
"howler monkeys"
in 32 reviews
"gatun lake"
in 37 reviews
"monkey business"
in 6 reviews
"love monkeys"
in 5 reviews
"small boat"
in 20 reviews
"white faced monkeys"
in 6 reviews
"fun trip"
in 5 reviews
"different species"
in 7 reviews
"eco tour"
in 5 reviews
"gamboa rainforest"
in 6 reviews
"great pictures"
in 5 reviews
"a lot of fun"
in 6 reviews
"indian village"
in 6 reviews
"worth the trip"
in 6 reviews
"container ships"
in 4 reviews
"rudy's tours"
in 4 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

There are a slew of tour operators who offer "monkey island". It is actually a group of small islands in Gatun Lake. Thanks to Mario - guide and tour operator - we had a super experience. Monkeys everywhere; sort of friendly folks would jump into...More

Thank William R
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took this tour from Colon. Transpo plus boat ride was $120 per person. Seeing monkeys is like whale watching or dolphin tours.....you might see them and you might not. We did have luck at one island with 2 monkeys getting on the boat to...More

Thank mike w
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You are taken by boat to view monkeys that you may or may not see. We spent a long time waiting for them to appear. You do not get off the boat or get very good pics. Disappointing trip.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took the guided boat tour from the Gamboa Rainforest Resort to monkey island. At first they made it sound like we might not see any wildlife today (probably by taking us to places that there are no sightings) then we started seeing capuchin and...More

Thank Mike K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So my wife and kids tell me we are going to "Monkey Island". I am half expecting to meet Tattoo from Fantasy Island. To see Monkey Island, which is actually several islands, one must head east on the road parallel to the canal to Gamboa,...More

1  Thank 112dalek
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a relaxing trip with the aim to see 3 types of monkey. We only saw 2. Because of the number of boats/trips when we went I suspect the monkeys were not tempted by the food offered and could be choosy when to appear....More

Thank sue f
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Money Island with Rudy's Tours (see separate review). Our visit required an early start, which I had balked at, as our family includes two older teens. It was agreed, however, that the early start was worth it, as we enjoyed the boat ride...More

Thank Karen F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to get close to white faced monkeys and have them invade your boat when you land on their land, visit Monkey Island. They will not disappoint you. Warning, have you personnel items secured because they make take them like pirates do.

Thank Mireya Bernal W
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Great spot to see monkeys up close that are not in a zoo. They are used to people and come right on to the boats for food. Our daughters 4 and 6 loved it!

Thank jasonstein99
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

This involves getting a boat ride with tour guide that takes you out in the Panama Canal area. You then visit a few small islands that have monkeys. The tour guide then tries to entice the monkeys on the boat with food. It is hit...More

Thank Edward G
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Cynthia R
3 March 2018|
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Response from Lindamaebda | Reviewed this property |
We booked the Monkey Island tour. I did see lots of boats at the dock that may offer tours.
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Franszwa N
19 January 2018|
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Response from Mytravelworld35 | Reviewed this property |
Drive your car to the monkey island no wayyy .You need take a boat..This Isn’t island it is like more bay next to canal of the Panama.
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Jessicacarlin
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.
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