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Photography Boat Tour on Gatun Lake Panama Canal: 3-Hours provided by 9 North Panama

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Photography Boat Tour on Gatun Lake Panama Canal: 3-Hours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 19/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Whether you're a photography enthusiast or a beginner, you'll learn to take your best photos in a beautiful setting on this tour of Gatun Lake. Accompanied by a professional photographer guide, you'll learn tips and tricks for taking great wildlife and nature shots, and will have the chance to use high-end equipment. Cruise on the lake and keep an eye out for monkeys, crocodiles, butterflies, and more.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Gamboa Rainforest Resort
    Goethals Blvd, Gamboa, Panama
    At the Entrance Gate, please ask for directions to the Marina. We will meet you in the parking area at the Marina, alongside the boat.
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    Gatun Lake
    Stop: 3 hours
    Relax, enjoy and photograph the wildlife in this wonderful Rainforest lake.
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  • You'll end at
    Gamboa Rainforest Resort
    Goethals Blvd, Gamboa, Panama
    At the Entrance Gate, please ask for directions to the Marina. We will meet you in the parking area at the Marina, alongside the boat.
    See address & details
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Highlights
  • Learn new skills from a professional photographer
  • It doesn't matter if you don't have your own camera, as pro-level gear will be provided
  • Take your photos home with you on a complimentary memory card
  • Snacks and refreshments will be provided
Important Information
Departure Point
Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Goethals Blvd, Gamboa, Panama
Duration
3h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All tours are EXCLUSIVE to your bookings. Solo travelers welcome.
  • Professional photography host (Owner: English)
  • Boat captain / wildlife guide
  • Use of DSLR camera and semi-pro telephoto lens
  • We use quiet, energy and emmission efficient 4-stroke outboard motors
  • Refreshments: Tea, Coffee, Water in flasks, Fruit Juice, Snacks
Exclusions
  • Gratuities, at your discretion
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (UBER or private transport can be arranged)
  • **WE DO NOT FEED THE MONKEYS! The Rainforest is not a zoo**
  • **We do not use single use plastic water bottles or soda cans!**
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 8-16 years, must be accompanied by an adult
  • Hat, sunscreen and bug spray recommended
  • Our specialist photography chairs have a maximum weight bearing limit of 120kgs (260 lbs)
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Chiori G wrote a review Jan 2020
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What a spectacular day it was!  The day started with Andrew greeting us  - my husband, my 88 year old mother (yes, he took our reservation knowing this), and me - at the dock with a beautiful smile.  And as the trip progressed, I could see his smile was genuine; he truly loves
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Rich N, Owner at Photography Boat Tour on Gatun Lake Panama Canal: 3-Hours
Responded 3 Feb 2020
Hi Chiori We were so pleased to have your elderly, but very sprightly mother onboard. So often elderly persons don't get the opportunity to enjoy outdoor activities. Our stable boat with easy access is very suitable for both the elderly and persons with mobility constraints. Our captains are not only excellent wildlife spotters, but are also very careful drivers so that you have a comfortable boat ride. All the best, Andrew
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Bill wrote a review Jan 2020
Issaquah, Washington1 contribution
Andrew was a fabulous guide and the boat with its rigging and cameras was as good as it gets. After a short tutorial on the equipment and a short ride to the islands, Andrew found many animals and birds for us to photograph and gave great detail on each. At the same time, he
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Rich N, Owner at Photography Boat Tour on Gatun Lake Panama Canal: 3-Hours
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Dear Lois Thank you so much. As you said, the time flew by which most often it does. It is so easy to get totally absorbed into this wonderful Rainforest environment. Andrew
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Eric F wrote a review Jan 2020
Atlanta, Georgia23 contributions
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The experience with Andrew was unique and unparalleled. For starters, Andrew’s boat is equipped with specialized chairs and camera mounts that make it remarkably easy to maneuver to any angle to capture the best shots. Additionally, the DSLR cameras he provides are fitted with
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Rich N, Owner at Photography Boat Tour on Gatun Lake Panama Canal: 3-Hours
Responded 12 Jan 2020
Hello Eric Thank you for such a wonderful review. I am reminded again of what an incredible place I live in and how extraordinary this planet could be! Andrew (PS: we will be paying more attention to specific food requirements, such as Kosher, organic, etc)
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Hannah wrote a review Jan 2020
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This was the highlight of our trip! We saw so many interesting creatures, including many species of bird, as well as iguanas, monkeys, bats, a turtle, and many more. Andrew's knowledge of the rainforest - and best spots to find wildlife - is incredible. I would recommend this
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Rich N, Owner at Photography Boat Tour on Gatun Lake Panama Canal: 3-Hours
Responded 5 Jan 2020
Thank you Hannah. We had a most enjoyable trip with you. The unseasonal weather was a challenge and fortunately we only had a bit of rain at the end of the tour. Look forward to seeing you in Panama again. Andrew
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Isa wrote a review Dec 2019
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The tour was amazing! Andrew, the owner, is absolutely brilliant. He explains everything in detail - from photography to nature. I never felt rushed and had time to concentrate on taking some good shots with the camera. The equipment - boat as well as camera and lens - is in
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Response from Rich N, Owner at Photography Boat Tour on Gatun Lake Panama Canal: 3-Hours
Responded 20 Dec 2019
Hello Isa.B Thank you for your review. I had a look through you photos and you got some stunning shots of the iguanas pairing up. This is an interesting phase in the forest as it transitions from the wet to dry season, and the animals start their breeding cycle. We had a lot of fun with you on the boat and you are very welcome to join us again, hopefully soon! Travel safe Kind regards, Andrew
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By: 9 North Panama
MaruStaab
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Family friendly tour
We had an excellent experience with Andrew and Pauline. Our 3 y/o loved it and we enjoyed the nature, the view and
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thc152
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Amazing Fishing trip on the Panama Canal!
First time visiting Panama City and my wife wanted to see the Panama Canal. As for me an avid fisherman I want to d
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Pageje
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6 hr Gatun lake fishing trip
Had a great time on this tour with Andrew. He was very knowledgeable about the area and put us right on the fish!
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Rachadell93
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Perfect tour with Andrew!
Me and my fiance did this tour a few months ago and it was perfect. We had been in Panama City, Santa Catalina and
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Adlfish
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Must-do when visiting Panama!
Andrew and his tour are a must-do when visiting PTY! Must. Do. First, Andrew himself is wonderful. Very nice guy wh
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Niklandia
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BOOK IT NOW! One of the most amazing tours we have ever been to!
I wanted to surprise my husband for our wedding anniversary, he loves photography and this tour caught my eye becau
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JudyandIan
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Great guides mean great photos
Our morning with Andrew and Johnny was the highlight of our trip to Panama. Thanks to Johnny’s eagle eyes (no pun i
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Annette F
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Terrific idea, fabulous photos
Andrew's idea of providing a boat with swivel chairs and upscale camera equipment which can capture fabulous wildli
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Gary W
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Fabulous Day with Wonderful Guides
I have been on Gatun Lake fishing and feeding monkeys several times, but this trip with Andrew, Pauline and Johnny
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Mrspisano
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Gatun Lake photography tour
I did the photography trip in the afternoon with Pauline and Andrew. My husband is an amateur photographer but he
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jafleming3
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An Unusually Interesting Wildlife Photo Tour
While I know my way around cameras, I'm not a wildlife photographer. The gear is expensive, heavy and specialized.
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Anthony S
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Rainforest Photography Safari
Andrew and Pauline's tour is a must-do tour, even if you are a novice photographer, but enjoy the beauty of Panama'
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O3596ELstevenc
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Do this tour! Please don't go with other 'operators'.
There are several operators that will take you out to the same areas (all but one area that only 9 North goes to).
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1683chris
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Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!
Pauline and Andrew have to be one of the most inspirational couples we have met. They were so positive, informed an
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HDExplorer15
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Top of The Line Tour
Andrew and Paulie, a kind, amazing and most welcoming couple (and their hawk-vision captain) will make you feel at
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