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Monkey Island

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Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 390-2322
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US$ 140.00*
and up
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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
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Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced monkeys that inhabit it.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“gatun lake” (31 reviews)
“small boat” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 390-2322
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

We took the canal boat ride and rainforest tour. Great! A full day of adventure and sights you MUST see and won't soon forget. When is the last time you fed a monkey in the wild?

Thank vpadilla2017
Reviewed 13 September 2017

ok so you like monkey business! you are in for a trippppp I went to this place with Barefoot Panama and man was it fun. Those capuccino monkeys make your day, the price might seem a bit high but I agree to disagree. It is...More

Thank Wanderpanther
Reviewed 4 September 2017

There are three different kinds of monkeys on different islands. You have to book a tour and you take a boat to the islands. Our guide brought some bananas so we could feed them. They come right into the boat and will take the food...More

Thank BBSF12345
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We booked this trip with one day in advanced and it was truly amazing! Really recommend it and I'm definitely planning to take this tour again!

Thank Maria Virginia P
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Its a great boat ride and adventure. Up the canal, beside the ships and then veer off to go see monkey island and feed the monkeys. Very tame monkeys that are used to people and food so you can get up close.

Thank mikemurray2009
Reviewed 19 August 2017

Like everything in Panama it all depends on your guide. I can only speak for Lumo Tours and the guide Louis. He will make sure you get to see lots of monkeys,feed and visit with them in a small boat. Children love the experience. When...More

Thank Pettitt5
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Take the boat trip and feed the critters. They are hams and love the tourist. Careful they will steal! Kids really loved it.

1  Thank Tip P
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We took a tour from the hotel to that island. Hot and humid, but interesting. Monkeys like you never saw. First experience with that kind of animals. Good guide. Not a must, but you have your money worth.

2  Thank André F
Reviewed 2 July 2017

WE loved this as one of the BEST excursions in Panama. We arrived at 9 AM with grapes and bananas, as recommended by our guide. ALL the monkeys jumped onto our boat since we had the food, other boats had less/no action. Our 3 and...More

1  Thank Miguel C
Reviewed 2 July 2017

We matched this up with a trip to the Miraflores Locks Museum on the canal - I highly recommend it. If you get a tour guide that knows the area they will likely have a boat driver that knows all the best spots. Our travel...More

1  Thank jcharanis
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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
22 January 2016|
Response from smellyphant37 |
4 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