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Monkey Island: Tours & Tickets

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Located in Lake Gatun, this island gets its name for the white-faced monkeys that inhabit it.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 390-2322
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our whole family loved the trip to Monkey Island! The monkey's and various species of birds were amazing. What a trill my wife & son had hand-feeding bananas to the monkeys! Bonus points for being on part of the Panama Canal and seeing the ships...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank scottrunnr
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was reasonably priced entry fee, very interactive with the monkeys, forest was well looked after and clean. It was great to animals were protected and guidelines with rules were in practice. Definitely a place worth visiting with your family whilst visiting Bali.

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Kay T
Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

Fantastic going seeing the monkeys and feeding them boat trip was great and seeing the keys via the water highly recommendable

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank 1vickih
Reviewed 14 September 2019

I would definitely recommend this place to anyone visiting Panama. Contact me for tour company recommendations

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank David N
Reviewed 5 September 2019 via mobile

Gone with our guide Claudio from Gamboa to the monkey Island. It was absolutly perfect. The pilot of our boat had eagle eyes and found lot of animals : crocodiles, birds, iguanas. We feed the monkeys. It was amazing and so funny ! One of...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Cogne J
Reviewed 23 August 2019

We visited Costa Rica hoping to see monkeys and was disappointed. Not so in Panama! It was steaming hot but the monkeys were out and had full energy. They are cute and the tour interesting. I highly recommend this excursion.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank claudiaal106
Reviewed 19 August 2019

Based on another review, we decided not to book a tour to Monkey Island (which is really several islands) and drive there ourselves and hire a local boat. In general, we don't like packaged tours where you are stuck with a bunch of other people....More

Date of experience: August 2019
7  Thank Mark L
Reviewed 17 August 2019

Took a nice lil' trip to Monkey Island. It was pretty cool to navigate alongside the "Panama Canal". We were in a small boat dodging PANAMAX Class ships and it was Epic! The Island (Area) per se is a Natural Beauty. Not many monkeys that...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Boricua_Globetrotter
Reviewed 2 August 2019

Gatun lake is actually man-made and when it was created the highest points became islands. Animals living on those peaks became trapped as a result and remain there to this day. We visited as part of a tour with a company called Panama Day Trips....More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank AFStatie
Reviewed 1 August 2019

We took a boat tour from the Gamboa resort around the lake and to Monkey Island. It was lovely. I highly recommend,

Date of experience: July 2019
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Response from A C | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you do need a guide. You can reach the island by boat only and a guide is necessary. They know how to call and feed the monkeys. You can't go onto the island or at least we didn't. We were in the boat and the monkeys... More