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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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  • My boyfriend and I were able to spend a lot of time on the lake with Xplora Panama Day Tours and with the keen eye of our amazing guide Alex, we saw a ton of wildlife and learned a lot about the histo...  more »
  • Entered the canal via the Caribbean side. We were on the cruise ship Norwegian Pearl. Viewed the locks and lake from or balcony. Great views. Check out the old lock houses from the big dig. 1914.  more »
  • I got the chance to take a boat on to Gatun Lake and really enjoyed being able to be out on a part of the Panama Canal. Gatun Lake is an artificial lake that is a part of the Panama Canal so it's real...  more »