Lake Gatun Boat Ride Tour 1

TOUR: Lake Gatun








Pictures coming soon but the tour is available

TYPE OF TOUR: nature

DURATION: 3 hours


  • boat ride fee

  • multilingual guide (me!)

  • transportation


  • hat

  • shoes & long pants comfortable light clothes

  • sun block

  • insect repellent

  • sun glasses

  • light raincoat (green season)

  • binoculars



Once the largest manmade lake in the world, at 422 square kilometers Lago Gatún is still a plenty impressive body of water. It was formed by damming the Río Chagres near its mouth, at Gatún, and is an integral part of the Panama Canal. Transiting ships still follow the submerged river bed of the Chagres, since it’s the deepest part of the lake.

The voyage takes us across Gatun Lake in the Panama Canal passing by gigantic cargo ships transiting the waterway and making contrast with the natural surroundings. Along the way, we will have the opportunity to spot Green iguana and Three-toed sloth resting on tree branches, crocodile and allow for close approximations to rainforest covered islands in Gatun Lake to search for White-faced capuchin, Howler monkey, Spider monkey and the endemic Red-napped tamarin. If the weather allows walks through small, forested islands, some of which have spooky ruins from the old Canal Zone days.