We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Monkey Island

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 390-2322
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced...

Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced monkeys that inhabit it.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$60.00*
and up
Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise
More Info
US$125.00*
and up
Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
More Info
US$105.00*
and up
Panama Canal Eco-Cruise and Rainforest Discovery Center

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 308 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 130
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 38
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Fun family activity

Dis this tour with Capt Carl with family when they came to visit me in Panama. 3 different stops to see the various monkeys. Got to feed them by hand as they come right onto our... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
CoffeeGuyz
,
Playa Coronado, Panama
Add Photo Write a Review

308 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 258: English reviews
Playa Coronado, Panama
Level Contributor
56 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Dis this tour with Capt Carl with family when they came to visit me in Panama. 3 different stops to see the various monkeys. Got to feed them by hand as they come right onto our boat to get food. Then a nice lunch on Capt Carl's floating hotel. After lunch you can go fishing, swim or take a Kayak... More 

Helpful?
Thank CoffeeGuyz
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The name is definitely apt. Plenty of monkeys & they love visitors (looking for handouts of course). We even had one that jumped onto our boat so I was able to take some good close up photos. My kids had a great time watching them & especially the one that came to say hello.

Helpful?
Thank Javier R
Ontario, Canada
Level Contributor
312 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My main concern was to see monkeys! Seeing the monkeys is a part of touring Lake Gatun which is a fascinating and huge tropical experience. So, as a total package, it's a great day. We did see monkeys as the tour guides know exactly where to put in. You are not supposed to feed them, so there's not much motivation... More 

Helpful?
Thank DLCAlberta
Los Altos, California
Level Contributor
58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Rudy's Tours took our family to Monkey Island. We interacted closely with two types of Monkeys, Capuchin White Faced Howlers and Geoffrey's Tamarin. Rudy explained that the monkey's diet includes Plantains but the monkeys on Monkey Island were cut off from their Plantain food by the rising waters of Lake Gatun in 1913. Consequently the tour boats bringing Plantains seem... More 

Helpful?
Thank bruceds101
Kansas City, Missouri
Level Contributor
31 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a morning looking for wildlife and had amazing luck. The monkeys came very close to the boat and picture taking was a breeze as they almost seemed as interested in seeing us as we were seeing them.

Helpful?
Thank Debra C
Atlanta, Georgia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Monkeys are trained to come to your boat and eat out of your hand. Very interesting. Keep all your belonging tight. Ladies, wear purses across your chest. One monkey came on our boat and ran away with a bag of limes. So very interesting. I recommending Rene at 66-82-61-26, to arrange your tour. He provides transportation and knows the locals... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank 919CJ
Long Beach, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I went to see the monkey's with Luis. It was a great experience! We contacted Luis via whatsapp +507-67325221. He was quick to respond and we went the next day. He made sure to stop for Coffee since we left early, which was greatly appreciated. We were on a boat with him and the boat captain and... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank megkerr
Elgin, Illinois
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Monkey island was entertaining and informative. It was an intimate way to see the monkeys in their own natural environment.

Helpful?
Thank 1217ts
Torrance, California
Level Contributor
605 reviews
507 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an artifical island in an artificial lake, Gatun Lake. The motorboat will go close to the island, and guide or captain will call the monkeys so you can see and take pictures.

Helpful?
Thank minimize940314
Berlin, Germany
Level Contributor
44 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We did a day tour to Lake Gatun and Monkey Island with Aventuras2000 and really had a great time. Our guide was fantastic and we saw a bunch of monkey as well as snakes, birds and a crocodile. The speedy boat ride back was fun as well. Loved it!

Helpful?
Thank MarinaFollowsTheSun

Travellers who viewed Monkey Island also viewed

Panama City, Panama Province
Panama City, Panama Province
 
Panama City, Panama Province
Panama City, Panama Province
 

Been to Monkey Island? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Monkey Island and other visitors
8 questions
Ask a question
Elmira, Ontario, Canada
over a year ago

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Monkey Island staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?