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Gatun Lake

Panama City, Panama
+507 6090-9885
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After Lake Mead, this is the world's largest man-made lake that forms the central part of the Panama Canal.
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good32%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“man made lake” (38 reviews)
“peacock bass” (47 reviews)
“monkey island” (53 reviews)
Panama City, Panama
+507 6090-9885
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge lake with very little habitation on its shores. A few buildings, a hint of a road, and endless jungle.

Thank Tina S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took a boat tour leaving from Gamboa resort and it was very nice to see the extremely rich fauna of this area. We saw 3 kinds of monkeys and the small Tamarin monkeys were really interesting and beautiful to admire. We saw also turtles,...More

1  Thank dreispharmasl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the artificial lake that was built 25 M above sea level to link the locks at both end of the canal. You get a good view of the lake from the Visitor center

Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

try to discover this natural landscape by boat; you may find some nice little monkeys, exhotic birds and... cocodriles!!!

Thank Virggarcia
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We took a lake tour on a rented boat and really enjoyed our day. You can't get in the lake anymore due to crocodiles, but we were able to see a lot of wildlife (3 kinds of monkeys, a great variety of birds, several crocodiles,...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 23 August 2017

rain forest for sure. Beautiful sights and back waters along the canal. One second you are in the canal beside a massive ocean ship and the next looking at monkeys in the trees as you boat down a side stream. Worth the adventure.

1  Thank mikemurray2009
Reviewed 1 August 2017

Gatun lake is a key to the successful idea of passage in between of two great oceans. Plenty of fresh water, used by passing vessels to fresh out water tanks.

Reviewed 23 July 2017

Lake Gatun is immersed in Panamanian history, beautiful to look at the sunsets, peaceful to canoe, great fishing, abundant fishing especially for delicious Peacock Bass

Thank TheRevs02
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

If planning on seeing the Gatun Lake and some of the ecological items such as wildlife, this tour is a must. It's awesome to see how this lake was created. You won't see any locks but, that's a different tour all in together. We rented...More

3  Thank Ruddiger77
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Best seen by kayak, this man-made lake feels like anything but. Iguanas, toucans, and 3 species of monkey seen, as well as many other bird species. A nature lovers' paradise!

Thank SSmithNL
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Bart L
19 May 2017|
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Response from bradrobenolt | Reviewed this property |
watch out for gators. the fishing is good there, even bank fishing. I know of no tours that book that, but I used a lot of Uber and hooked up with a few enterprising drivers who worked on their own an was able to book some... More
5 April 2017|
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Response from Blake98144 | Reviewed this property |
Jungle Panama! Great company and very. Ice people!