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Gatun Lake, Panama City
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Charter a boat and observe huge cargo ships heading for the Panama Canal at Gatun Lake, a massive man-made lake, and the largest of its kind when it was constructed in the early 20th century. You’ll get to meet lots of confident capuchins and tamarins, who are accustomed to humans and can be fed by hand. Keep an eye out for elusive crocodiles, who lurk in the lake's waters. Consider bringing a picnic along, as sometimes the food served on the boat isn’t enough to get you though the day. Put Gatun Lake and other Panama City attractions into our Panama City itinerary maker, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • Beautiful area to see not only do yiu see the manmade lake you are also passing by the massive ahips going theoigh the canal. Best on a tour. Suggest you book one in advance. 
  • Taking a cruise on the lake is the best way to see the large ships up-close. There are also several islands in the lake that are home to monkeys, some of which will board your boat! 
  • This is a hard one to rate. Understand I am rating a day trip excursion to Monkey Island in Gatun Lake from a cruise ship stop just after the first locks. The only way to get off the ship here was to ...  more »