Gatun Lake, Panama City

4.5
#1 of 96 in Parks in Panama
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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  • August 7, 2017
    On the banks of Gatun Lake, various excursion boats start their journey in the Panama Canal. If you're unlucky, the waiting times are a little long, before you get on the boat.
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  • August 1, 2017
    Gatun lake is a key to the successful idea of passage in between of two great oceans. Plenty of fresh water, used by passing vessels to fresh out water tanks.  more »
  • July 31, 2017
    It is the largest artificial lake in the country, formed with the construction of the canal. From the pier, the locals will you converge to offer you an excellent boat trip to the Islands inhabited by monkeys and going through the canal next to the large ships transiting the area. Shocking...
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