Colon (Cristobal) Monkey Watch Excursion Reviews

Colon (Cristobal) Monkey Watch cruise excursion
Overall Rating
Enjoy a boating excursion through Colon's canals to experience how monkeys live in their natural habitat. Some may even board the boat with you!
Member Image Keeversdad
3 reviews
Jan 2017
An excellent experience for $99. A snack lunch was provided during the 1 1/2 hour drive to the boat dock. We were boarded 20 to a boat and set out at high speed for "Monkey Island." Saw many animals including crocodiles, toucans and, of course, monkeys. The Capuchins literally jumped into the boat for food that the guide had brought along. We were warned to let them take the food from our hands but not to try to touch them--they can be aggressive.
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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image patbrogan
1 review
Nov 2016
Drove a few hours in rain, driver got lost, there is no money island just drove until we saw a few in pouring rain.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image NCJean
5 reviews
Feb 2016
My sister took this excursion and really liked it. They call monkeys to the boat and she got to see Capuchin and Tamarind monkeys up close. They could hear Howler monkeys, but the guide explained that the Howlers will not come up to the boat. Definitely worth it!
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Provider: Holland America Line
Member Image Herbs Mom
4 reviews
Jan 2014

We were excited to take the Monkey Watch excursion and it didn't disappoint! After the bus ride, we got on to a small boat at Gamboa and went out into Gatun Lake and saw many of the ships that went into the locks before and after us (the was about half way across the country). Then the fun started as we turned down small streams and tributaries - first families of howler monkeys, and several capuchin monkeys - two even came onto our boat! We also saw several Snail Kites (large hawk sized birds) - very interesting to watch them, a crocodile, lots of other birds and butterflies. A very relaxing and interesting trip.

The only suggestion would be it should be advertised as a 1 hour bus ride in each direction - at first, we thought we might have gotten on the wrong bus, but all's well that ended well.

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Provider: Holland America Line

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