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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
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+507 390-2322
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Reviewed yesterday

I researched long and hard - Glad we found Monkey Lodge and stayed there 2 nights. Took tour of Gatun Lake/Canal/Monkey Island half day. Private, shaded boat. So fun. Speaks French and English too. Feed different types of monkeys, took us places others didn't. He...More

Thank AmyTripAddict
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Monkey Island on a boat tour. There were only 4 of us in the boat with 3 guides. The monkeys in the first 2 stops went in the boat pretty quickly and ate the bananas in our hands. The monkeys on the...More

Thank kait1yn
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I am not a big review writer. And I don’t intend to go back to panama again. But i felt that it’s the right thing to warn travelers about monkey bites. My friends and I visited monkey island with tour guide Señor Rodriguez. Monkey bit...More

Thank Ray8080Ray
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to go with a privately-hired guide who was extremely good at spotting the monkeys as well as a whole host of other wildlife (birds, lizards, sloths!) Really great time cruising the lake from island to island in search of the animals....More

Thank DLovesTravelling
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the tour has two parts the monkey and the excursion into jungle on kayak. both were good although we could only see one type of the monkey and rest didn't want to interact with us. the monkey are sleeping in the afternoon we were slotted...More

Thank Bob M
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I wanted to see monkeys so my family suggested this tour. It starts at a nice rain forest hotel with a nice lobby and great view! The boat took us on a tour and made a few stops where we saw some little monkeys. The...More

Thank M H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are a slew of tour operators who offer "monkey island". It is actually a group of small islands in Gatun Lake. Thanks to Mario - guide and tour operator - we had a super experience. Monkeys everywhere; sort of friendly folks would jump into...More

Thank William R
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We took this tour from Colon. Transpo plus boat ride was $120 per person. Seeing monkeys is like whale watching or dolphin tours.....you might see them and you might not. We did have luck at one island with 2 monkeys getting on the boat to...More

1  Thank mike w
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

You are taken by boat to view monkeys that you may or may not see. We spent a long time waiting for them to appear. You do not get off the boat or get very good pics. Disappointing trip.

2  Thank theabarrie
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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

We took the guided boat tour from the Gamboa Rainforest Resort to monkey island. At first they made it sound like we might not see any wildlife today (probably by taking us to places that there are no sightings) then we started seeing capuchin and...More

Thank Mike K
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Cynthia R
3 March 2018|
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Response from Lindamaebda | Reviewed this property |
We booked the Monkey Island tour. I did see lots of boats at the dock that may offer tours.
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Franszwa N
19 January 2018|
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Response from Mytravelworld35 | Reviewed this property |
Drive your car to the monkey island no wayyy .You need take a boat..This Isn’t island it is like more bay next to canal of the Panama.
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Jessicacarlin
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.
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