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Monkey Island

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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
Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 390-2322
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Panama City. We were fortunate to have George as our guide We booked our private tour with PBA Holding and couldn't be more pleased with theexperience. We did the Monkey Island on Gatun Lake and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank A C
Reviewed 5 days ago

We had a great time seeing the monkeys...were able to get some great pictures of a couple different kinds!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Kim O
Reviewed 5 days ago

Won't be disapointed. We seen 3 types of monkey including a Howler monkey which is rare to see and we heard the sound they make a few times. Loads of birds, Iguanas. was a very pleasant day. Check tours with Barefoot Panama located in the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MeklMontreal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tour and recommended. Tour as advertised was four hours actual tour was three but apparently this was due to light traffic. Saw three species of monkey and good information was provided. Again recommended especially if you have commitments later on in the day as...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TadzioBervoets
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our visit to Monkey Island and other areas near the canal was terrific! We learned so much more that we had found in guidebooks or on other tours. Feeding the monkeys was done respectfully with the welfare of the monkeys carefully considered. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Laurie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good family trip, saw Howler monkeys and fed Squirrel monkeys and Capuchin monkey. Pretty cool way to see Lake Gamboa and see the big ships on the canal.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christine M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Do not miss this trip with Jerry and Willie as guides, worth every penny. Interacting with wildlife is an amazing lifetime experience completely.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 2015BeachMan
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We simply loved this experience in a boat. The monkeys are adorable and the jump into the boat and get very close.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank lari431
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Too many people in the boat, too few monkeys. This if a rip-off tourist trap. Whizzz out in a boat loaded to the gunnels “Look! There’s a monkey”. Right, you lot have had your lot, whizz back for the next load of suckers. Great money...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Michael P
Reviewed 5 November 2018

Kind of touristy thing to do but we really had fun seeing all the monkeys and having them climb into the boat. The guide was very good and did the tour in both english and spanish. Bring bananas - we tried giving them some apples...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sharon T
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Chris T
27 May 2018|
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Response from Jeannette115 | Reviewed this property |
I think you could take a baby.
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.
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.