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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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  • If you have your own transportation, you can book a boat to go out on Gatun Lake to see monkey's and birds. There is a boat launch before the bridge into Gamboa. We paid $20 a person and had a great g...  more »
  • Pretty lake. The main feed for the Panama Canal. It's hard to give it a bad rating. We had fun seeing it.  more »
  • This lake was formed as part of building the Panama Canal. If you go by ship you will be sailing in the lake for a few hours. Only saw a few birds, but am sure it depends on what time of day/season yo...  more »