JUNGLE WILDLIFE BOAT TOUR ON THE GATUN LAKE

(AKA MONKEY ISLAND TOUR)

TOUR: Lake Gatun

TYPE OF TOUR: nature

DURATION: 3 hours

INCLUDED:

  • boat ride fee

  • multilingual guide (me!)

  • transportation

WHAT TO BRING:

  • hat

  • shoes & long pants comfortable light clothes

  • sun block

  • insect repellent

  • sun glasses

  • light raincoat (green season)

  • binoculars

PRICE      

US$65 - US$105 (depending on the number of participants)

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TOUR  DESCRIPTION

Once the largest manmade lake in the world, at 422 square kilometers Lago Gatún is still a plenty impressive body of water. It was formed by damming the Río Chagres near its mouth, at Gatún, and is an integral part of the Panama Canal. Transiting ships still follow the submerged river bed of the Chagres, since it’s the deepest part of the lake.

The voyage takes us across Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal passing by gigantic cargo ships transiting the waterway and making contrast with the natural surroundings. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to spot Green iguana and Three-toed sloth resting on tree branches, crocodile and allow for close approximations to rainforest covered islands in Gatun Lake to search for White-faced capuchin monkeys, Howler monkey, Spider monkey, the endemic Red-napped tamarin and different species of birds.

If the weather allows walks through small, forested islands, some of which have spooky ruins from the old Canal Zone days.

 

 

 

 

 

Safe comfortable covered boat