Cruise down the Panama Canal and visit islands created during the canal construction. See the abundant wildlife on the shores of Gatun Lake.
To start this tour, we will follow the Panama Canal north to the town of Gamboa, where the Chagres River meets the canal. We will ride along the waters of the Panama Canal right next to the ships passing through on their way to the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. Our destination is Gatun Lake, where we will cruise around islands created during the canal construction and see the abundant wildlife on its shores. We will visit the famous Monkey Islands where we can see capuchins, howlers, and tamarins up close in their natural habitat. Once we finish with our canal and lake boat ride (around 90 minutes), we will return to Panama City
7am Early Bird Deparature BEST CHOICE TO SEE WILDLIFE!
As they say, the early bird gets the worm. We know it sounds crazy to get up so early on your vacation, but if you really want to see the wildlife you need to do it when they are most active. Starting this early we can beat the crowds and see more wildlife in cooler temperatures. You will see fewer ships as they are just beginning their transits.
9am Mid-morning Departure
At this hour the temperatures are still comfortable and the wildlife is still somewhat active. The canal traffic is starting to pick up and you will see many transiting ships.