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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Monkey Island Tour

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Gamboa Rainforest Resort Monkey Island Tour
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Take a boat tour through the Panama Canal into secret waterways to find hidden islands where Capuchin and Howler monkeys can be seen leaping in the trees above. Occasionally, they become curious of visitors and venture down to take a closer look...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Zona 5 | Soberania National Park, Gamboa 7338, Panama
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Reviewed 7 December 2018 via mobile

You take a short boat trip to a few islands, each of them has different species of monkies. The tamarind and cuppchins actually jump on the boat and eat from your hands. We took some grapes and it turns out monkies love them, they must...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wilsongirl
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

We had to take this early morning as rained off day before and expected rain late morning. Several of us in the boat. Bombed along, overtook a container ship on the canal/Gatun lake and then veered off to the monkey islands. Saw and fed 3...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lorrainel908
Reviewed 18 January 2018

Booked this tour from the rainforest resort and had a wonderful time. From start to finish it probably lasted about 3 hours. To get on the boat was a short shuttle ride or walk from the lodge and almost immediately you were in the canal/on...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank John B
Reviewed 10 December 2017

This tour was awesome! Well worth the price. This tour included a tram ride, butterfly farm, frog farm, orchid farm, water trip, lunch at the hotel and local gift market. The aerial tram ride provides views of the Panama Canal and the chance to see...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Our guide One (Juan) or what ever he was calling himself that day was very knowledgable. and seemed very concerned about the environment. The trip to the resort to get on the boats from the cruise ship terminal was a crazy adventure. It was Sunday...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Captmark20
Reviewed 12 November 2017

To say that I have been in a boat on Lago Gatún is an experience of a lifetime. This tour was steeped in history and nature. Of course, seeing the monkeys was a highlight of the trip! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable. She appropriately...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank DonnaNovi
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

A great experience! If you're afraid of monkeys sit in the middle seat, not on the side! We were glad we went.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Union502
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

It was fun to get on a boat on Chagras River to watch for monkeys in the so-called Monkey Island in the rainforest. Lucky to see spider monkeys and tamarind monkeys. Our tour guide threw some fruits (banana and grapes) on the front of the...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank margaretc007
Reviewed 5 February 2017

This was sort of a let down. We booked it thru the hotel for about $38 per person. About 15 minutes up and 15 minutes back. Enjoyed more of the info on the Canal than the wildlife. We found out later that some other tours...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Reviewed 4 January 2017

The guide and captain knew how to call the monkeys. When they made noises, monkeys came and took bananas. You will have 10 minutes or less to watch them. Very cute.

Date of experience: December 2016
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Response from DeeDeeR57 | Reviewed this property |
No you don't get off the boat. The animals are in their natural habitat and this cannot be disturbed. You will get close enough to get some great photos and see them up close.