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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good24%
  • Average12%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“boat ride” (29 reviews)
“gatun lake” (30 reviews)
“private boat” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 390-2322
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Reviewed 6 March 2016

Monkey Island is accessible by boat on the Gatun Lake. The guide that took us there apparently knew where to pull in and stop, because within two minutes of our arrival, the monkeys began arriving, jumping into and on top of our boat, and racing...More

Thank Sylvie003
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Pretty fun, although the monkeys show up simply because they know you will feed them. We were fortunate enough to see a baby monkey which was adorable. Funny too because he/she was so little they didn't understand the boat-food connection yet.

Thank Yeschick
Reviewed 3 March 2016

what a surprise that our small boat could touch the island shore and monkeys reacted with quick movements and even came onto the boats!!

Thank Betty G
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Several trees with lots of active monkeys, two varieties. Lots of crocodiles also. I highly recommend this for bird-watchers also.

Thank 430sandiv
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Yes, they come out of the trees and carefully come up on the boat to get some grapes. Our guide new how to call them and they showed up in about 2 minutes, So cute, It's worth doing. We say some howler monkeys too but...More

2  Thank HooversGrille
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Get on a boat. Rip through the Panama Canal, then slow down to navigate small islands outside the shipping lane. Along the way, you can observe amazing birds, sloths, iguanas and more... Finally, arrive at an island, where your guide will ride up directly onto...More

1  Thank Kevin K
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

We had a great time seeing the monkeys and got some excellent pictures, too! The trip out to monkey island on the small boat was pleasant though it was hard to hear the narration at times over the engine. But seeing the monkeys in their...More

1  Thank LotsaTraveling
Reviewed 11 February 2016

We visited this island as part of a Caravan Tour. We boarded 20 passenger boats at the docks in Gamboa. We did not disembark but the white faced capuchins did board the boat when we got there. Grapes were their primary attraction. First a male...More

1  Thank MrSafetyToo
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We absolutely loved our trip to Monkey Island with Paola as our guide! We saw three different types of monkeys as well as iguanas and an adult and a baby alligator! The boat gets very close to the shore which allows you to get a...More

1  Thank Engerdes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Weather strated out great change to light rian Pochos were handed out Saw plenty of monkey and had a great lunch at the hotel Gamboa

Thank rwoods658
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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|
Response from smellyphant37 |
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