Day trip

Panama City: Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise

Panama City: Panama Canal and Gatun Lake Jungle Eco Cruise

From US$ 95 per person

Get up close with the Panama Canal and the abundance of wildlife on its shores. Enjoy a cruise in a boat directly alongside the transiting ships. Visit islands in Gatun Lake that are filled with varied wildlife.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Panama


  • Take in magnificient views as you cruise Gatun Lake and the Panama Canal
  • Spot some fantastic wildlife such as tamarin monkeys and toucans
  • Escape the crowds and visit remote islands around the lake
  • Benefit from hassle-free, round-trip transfers by minivan from Panama City
Full description
Begin your tour with hotel pickup in central Panama City. Travel to Panama Canal north to the town of Gamboa, where the Chagres River meets the canal. Ride along the waters of the Panama Canal right next to the ships passing through on their way to the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Then, head to Gatun Lake, a large artificial lake created in 1907. Cruise around islands created during the canal construction and see the abundant wildlife on its shores. Also visit the famous Monkey Islands where you can see capuchins, howlers, and tamarins up-close in their natural habitat. Once you finish with the canal and Monkey Island boat tour (around 90 minutes), get dropped off back at your hotel in Panama City.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from central Panama City
  • Entrance fees
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Rainforest walk
  • Boat ride on Lake Gatun and the Panama Canal
  • Visit to Monkey Island
  • Bottled drinking water
  • Coffee break
  • Service tax
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  This tour will take place rain or shine
  •  Please keep in mind that this is not a transit tour, so you won't travel by boat inside the locks
  •  Due to heavy traffic, pickup is not included from hotels located near Amador Causeway, Clayton (City of Knowledge), Playa Bonita, Playa Blanca, Rio Hato, Metromall, or Tocumen Airport
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Product ID: 359860