Expedition Lake Gatún

This tour of Lake Gatún allows travelers to experience the natural wonders of the lake and also get a partial look at the Panama Canal.

This tour begins on the edge of Gamboa. After tour participants board the boat, you’ll head up the Chagres River before entering Lake Gatún in the Panama Canal. At 165 square miles (425 square km), Lake Gatún is one of the largest artificial lakes in the world. As your boat works its way through the lake, you’ll visit several islands where you may be able to see white-faced capuchin and howler monkeys, as well as numerous bird species.

This tour is ideal for nature lovers, as you will experience the lake, islands, rainforests, and animals.

This tour departs daily at 7:15 a.m., 9:15 a.m., 10:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.

The duration of the tour depends on where you are coming from. From Panama City, this tour lasts lasts around 3 hours; from Gamboa, it lasts around 1 hour; and from Playa Bonita, it lasts around 3.5 hours.

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What to Bring:

comfortable clothing and shoes, long pants, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, camera, binoculars, and sunscreen.

What's Included:

transportation, bilingual guide, and boat ride in Lake Gatún.

Transportation
Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

What to Bring:

comfortable clothing and shoes, long pants, hat, sunglasses, insect repellent, camera, binoculars, and sunscreen.

What's Included:

transportation, bilingual guide, and boat ride in Lake Gatún.

Transportation
Transportation

Many of our tours and activities offer transportation pick up & drop off options from several locations and destinations. Options vary by tour, see “More Time and Rates” for full details.

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