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Lake Gatun Boat Tour Including Kayaking and Lunch provided by Panama Travel Corp

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Lake Gatun Boat Tour Including Kayaking and Lunch

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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    Gatun Lake
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    MONKEY ISLAND/PANAMA CANAL ECO TOUR We will pick you up from your hotel in Panama city between 8:00 and 8:45am then we will drive you to La Rampa Gatun Lake which is a 50 minute drive. After you will board the boat and start the tour. Expect 2 hour s on the canal and lake Gatun. You will stop at the Floating lodge for your lunch (45 minutes. In the afternoon you will have the choice to go kayaking or fishing 2 hours is required then you will head to La Rampa. Our driver will take you back to your hotel. The Panama Canal Boat Tour is an unforgettable experience for those who love nature, adventure and want to see the extraordinary work of expansion of the Panama Canal as vessels cross the Canal at the Gatun Lake. This tour is definitely one of the top tours in Panama and here is why: You will navigate in the Gatun Lake together with cruises, vessels, container ships or even submarines as they cross the Panama Canal As you navigate the Gatun Lake you will encounter different animals that live in the rainforest surrounding the lake like sloths, different kinds of monkeys, iguanas, crocodiles, birds, etc. You will enjoy the rainforest flora You will be taken to a beautiful spring fed water hole by canoe but for the adventurous, kayaks are available as well as fishing at the lake. Tour includes typical Panamanian lunch and beverages at the floating lodge (see pictures) This full day tour costs only US$110.00 +7% sales tax per adult and children 6 to 11 years $70.00 The Panama Canal Boat Tour starts at 9:30 AM until 3:30PM. *Lunch includes: Entree, fruit and bottled water/sodas. Beer is sold for US$2.00 only and wine US$2.00 Remember to bring: Hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, water shoes and bathing suit.
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    Gamboa, Panama
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Important Information
Departure Point
Gamboa, Panama
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All activities
  • Entry/Admission - Gatun Lake
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Andrew C wrote a review Jan 2020
Bristol, United Kingdom22 contributions11 helpful votes
We had a wonderful day on Lake Gatun yesterday and saw lots of wildlife. Sloths, iguanas, birds, several types of monkeys and tamarin. Sebastian our guide couldn’t have been better. We also saw ships going through the Panama Canal. We had lunch on a houseboat in the river and
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Date of experience: January 2020
Response from pierremiller14, Director of Sales at Lake Gatun Boat Tour Including Kayaking and Lunch
Responded 1 Feb 2020
Sebastian is a guide that has dedicated his life to natural science and has studied in Panama wild life environment. We had had many feedbacks in the past about the language issue we have corrected it.
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2kayak wrote a review Jan 2020
Florida138 contributions69 helpful votes
Booked this trip for the kayaking as most require either 2 or 4 participants. I was picked up promptly and dropped off with a group at Gamboa, where we boarded covered boats for ride to Lake Gatun. Enroute down the Chagres River to where it meets the Panama Canal, we
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from pierremiller14, General Manager at Lake Gatun Boat Tour Including Kayaking and Lunch
Responded 2 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review. You have described this tour very well it seems that you are working for a business travel company. Your review help us to see our weak spots along the tour. I will forward it to the owner of the lodge to improve our daily excursion. Thanks
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bmac1954 wrote a review Feb 2019
Fort. Washington,Pa16 contributions5 helpful votes
This tour was recommended to us by someone at our hotel. A great way to see the canal and experience the jungle. Lunch was very good. Fishing was also good. caught 5 bass.
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Date of experience: March 2018
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About the operator

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By: Panama Travel Corp
Experience the Locks
This trip was just enough. The partial transit put us on the water with the rising water levels of the locks, a re
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Return Visit to Panama Canal
Traveled to Panama for family reunion; and decided to take the partial transit of Panama Canal to accompany relativ
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I had a very pleasant day on the panama canal and the surrounding jungle. Lots of wildlife and huge boats which is
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Great, and Informative Tour!!
I took the North-Bound Panama Canal Transit Tour, on 30 March 2019 (for my Birthday). My Guide was Gus, A Funny, an
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Short but interesting train ride, tour of Panama City
I did a cruise ship excursion that included the Agua Clara Lock "Canal Expansion" Visitors' Center, the train ride
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Key Details
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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