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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 26 May 2011

If you really want to see monkeys in Panama City and don't want to spend the $ to go on a tour go out to El Charro hiking trail in the Soberania Forrest. It is only about 30 minutes outside of Panama just before Gamboa....More

Date of experience: May 2011
3  Thank Wajopar
Reviewed 11 November 2010

I read the reviews, but I did not listen. I spent the $37 per person for a one hour boat ride to Monkey Island for myself and girlfriend. It is a complete waste of money. The guides from Gamboa resort are not permitted to feed...More

3  Thank xx7xx
Reviewed 7 October 2010

We were on a cruise on board the Coral Princess. Monkey Island trip participants met at 08:45 at the ship's theater. An hour later we were already on the tender smelling the wonderful smell of burned Diesel in the morning and crossing the waters between...More

4  Thank Urido
Reviewed 14 August 2009

If you're on a budget, walk across the bridge to the boat launch! The Gamboa Hotel is a world class spot and the employees went out of their way to assist me. However, if you are on a budget and think that $35 a head...More

7  Thank RobertLangDirect
Reviewed 25 May 2009

The cruises meet at the Gamboa lodge -- go to the activities desk on the left in the lobby. On our cruise, we saw howler monkeys, white-faced monkeys, iguanas, cayman, and baby crocodiles (not to mention giant ships we passed in the Canal). The driver...More

2  Thank travelingtexan23
Reviewed 19 September 2007

We were on a tour with a group and had about 5 boats go at once. Nice trip to the island. Great to see the Canal ships and waterway. Along the way, the guide saw two howler monkeys and we got to view them. The...More

2  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 8 November 2005

We did the same thing....from Gamboa. The guide cut bananas into chunks. The monkeys hung from the limbs and took the banana chucks from our hands. We had a great time.

8  Thank glennscqr
Reviewed 4 November 2005

I spent a few days in Panama city as a side vacation to a work trip. I decided to visit the Gamboa resort to take a tour on the aerial tram. But the tram was closed for maintenance that day so I chose to go...More

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