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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.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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“boat ride” (35 reviews)
“gatun lake” (29 reviews)
“small boat” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 390-2322
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks Gamboa Tours for an exciting tour to Monkey Island. The monkeys jumped on the boat for food. We also past large ship in the canal to get the monkey islands. Wonderful!

Thank bgraze1
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visiting Monkey island was the highlight of my trip to Panama. The island is located in Canal/Gatun Lake/Chagres River region in the Gamboa rain forest. There are many different species of native monkeys. We saw howlers, white-faced capuchin and Geoffroy's tamarin monkeys. We were told...More

1  Thank R P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Relatively inexpensive tour to see several primate species, including Geoffroy's tamarin, white-headed capuchins and howlers. There were plenty of boats in the area during our visit and the trip feels a little rushed, but throw in several dozen bird species and it’s hard to go...More

Thank dhue44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of a day on the lake. Note that you don't disembark. Monkeys come onto your small boat and best if you like that experience.

Thank PBrave
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the tour to Monkey island via PBA tours. The guide who took me there was Javier G. from PBA,a native from Panamá. We went there in the early morning so we had the best chance of seeing many animals as especially the monkeys....More

Thank Travellista_911
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I took this tour recently , September 8,2017 to be exact. It was one of the most adventurous things I did in Panama. I, together with other tourists in my group we're able to interact with capuchin monkeys. We were able to witness one of...More

1  Thank joero24
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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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
21 January 2016|
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3 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