Colon (Cristobal) Gatun Lake Tour Excursion Reviews

A safari ride is one of the best ways to see the wildlife in Colon, including the sloths, monkeys and crocodiles living in and around Gatun Lake.
A 10min tender was followed by a group of about 50 people being transferred by bus to view the Aqua ...
Sail Date: April 2019
A 10min tender was followed by a group of about 50 people being transferred by bus to view the Aqua Clara Loch, the newest of the lochs where there was an absolute crush of people. We had fantastic views of a tanker going through the ... Read More
A 10min tender was followed by a group of about 50 people being transferred by bus to view the Aqua Clara Loch, the newest of the lochs where there was an absolute crush of people. We had fantastic views of a tanker going through the loch. We missed seeing the video due to the number of people. The second part of the tour included a tour of Gatun Lake in a punt with a cover. We saw numerous animals -sloth, howler monkeys, caiman & fresh water crocodile. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Enjoyed seeing the wildlife around the lake - saw a fair number of monkeys and several crocodiles.
Sail Date: March 2019
Enjoyed seeing the wildlife around the lake - saw a fair number of monkeys and several crocodiles.
Enjoyed seeing the wildlife around the lake - saw a fair number of monkeys and several crocodiles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was a fun tour traveling from each small island shores looking for wildlife.
Sail Date: March 2019
It was a fun tour traveling from each small island shores looking for wildlife. We were lucky to see monkeys, toucans, aligators, etc.
It was a fun tour traveling from each small island shores looking for wildlife. We were lucky to see monkeys, toucans, aligators, etc. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We took a coach bus through Colon (it looked like it had been bombed) to a hotel on the shore of ...
Sail Date: March 2019
We took a coach bus through Colon (it looked like it had been bombed) to a hotel on the shore of the Lake. There, we boarded boats and rode around the lake for a couple of hours while the guide talked about the Lake and the wildlife around ... Read More
We took a coach bus through Colon (it looked like it had been bombed) to a hotel on the shore of the Lake. There, we boarded boats and rode around the lake for a couple of hours while the guide talked about the Lake and the wildlife around and in it. We saw a crocodile, howler monkeys, sloths, and several different species of birds. It was interesting and informative. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Our guide made the tour very interestting.
Sail Date: February 2019
Our guide made the tour very interestting. The one negative was the lack of adequate food and drink options for the group.
Our guide made the tour very interestting. The one negative was the lack of adequate food and drink options for the group. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
see a little of the countryside and drive inside the rainforest national park to the lake.Animals ...
Sail Date: December 2018
see a little of the countryside and drive inside the rainforest national park to the lake.Animals were not plentiful as they are sleeping midday but did see mnkeys iguana and some birds sloth etc
see a little of the countryside and drive inside the rainforest national park to the lake.Animals were not plentiful as they are sleeping midday but did see mnkeys iguana and some birds sloth etc Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Spent an hour waiting at a fancy gas station as part of the tour.
Sail Date: December 2018
Spent an hour waiting at a fancy gas station as part of the tour. Ridiculous.
Spent an hour waiting at a fancy gas station as part of the tour. Ridiculous. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Our guide was excellent.
Sail Date: November 2018
Our guide was excellent. Very informative. Boarded right outside of ship.. Bus to lake..Tour of Lake, then but to (optional) walking tour of Rainforest (about 30 min)
Our guide was excellent. Very informative. Boarded right outside of ship.. Bus to lake..Tour of Lake, then but to (optional) walking tour of Rainforest (about 30 min) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Good way to get a breeze in the humidity of this country.
Sail Date: October 2018
Good way to get a breeze in the humidity of this country. Try spotting, monkeys, birds and sloths. Colon itself was not somewhere I would revisit.
Good way to get a breeze in the humidity of this country. Try spotting, monkeys, birds and sloths. Colon itself was not somewhere I would revisit. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Average.
Sail Date: October 2018
Average. Took a nature viewing tour on Gatun lake which was good and we saw sloths, birds, monkies. Went to the new lock visitor centre. The movie was excellent
Average. Took a nature viewing tour on Gatun lake which was good and we saw sloths, birds, monkies. Went to the new lock visitor centre. The movie was excellent Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
At least the buses were good quality.
Sail Date: October 2018
At least the buses were good quality. Weather was good. Saw alot of animals. The new panama canal info center was good.
At least the buses were good quality. Weather was good. Saw alot of animals. The new panama canal info center was good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
The only problem was the trip to the dock...it took over 30 min.
Sail Date: September 2018
The only problem was the trip to the dock...it took over 30 min. in the heat on a small boat.....was over 1.5 hours late getting back to ship...missed dinner
The only problem was the trip to the dock...it took over 30 min. in the heat on a small boat.....was over 1.5 hours late getting back to ship...missed dinner Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took a quick tour of the lake but saw very little wildlife.
Sail Date: February 2018
We took a quick tour of the lake but saw very little wildlife. Not that interesting a tour but an entertaining guide.
We took a quick tour of the lake but saw very little wildlife. Not that interesting a tour but an entertaining guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Rainforest, Gatun Lake, and Locks - guide was very good - had an accent of course but spoke slowly ...
Sail Date: November 2017
Rainforest, Gatun Lake, and Locks - guide was very good - had an accent of course but spoke slowly so we could undertand her. Very animated and lots of knowledge. Visitors centre was interesting but very crowded. Boat ride on Gatun lake ... Read More
Rainforest, Gatun Lake, and Locks - guide was very good - had an accent of course but spoke slowly so we could undertand her. Very animated and lots of knowledge. Visitors centre was interesting but very crowded. Boat ride on Gatun lake not what i expected - time was spent floating around looking for wildlife - did get to see some birds, monkey and sloth which was good - but expected to do more touring around looking at the lake and islands there. Rainforest walk very muddy as it had rained earlier that day - so spent time watching where i was walking and trying not to fall so didn't really learn anything about the rainforest during walk. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was ok.
Sail Date: October 2017
It was ok. We saw a few birds and animals and heard the history of the canal.
It was ok. We saw a few birds and animals and heard the history of the canal. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Gatun Lake with all the monkeys was wonderful!
Sail Date: October 2017
Gatun Lake with all the monkeys was wonderful!
Gatun Lake with all the monkeys was wonderful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
not much of a tour.
Sail Date: April 2017
not much of a tour. "floated" on a small boat looking for wildlife
not much of a tour. "floated" on a small boat looking for wildlife Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
MONKEY & WILDLIFE NATURE CRUISE ON GATUN LAKE Panama City, Panama Boarded an air-conditioned bus ...
Sail Date: January 2017
MONKEY & WILDLIFE NATURE CRUISE ON GATUN LAKE Panama City, Panama Boarded an air-conditioned bus for a 60-minute drive to the boat landing, cruised in a motorized, covered tour boat around Gatun Lake where monkeys and other native ... Read More
MONKEY & WILDLIFE NATURE CRUISE ON GATUN LAKE Panama City, Panama Boarded an air-conditioned bus for a 60-minute drive to the boat landing, cruised in a motorized, covered tour boat around Gatun Lake where monkeys and other native animals were viewed in their natural habitat. We saw many monkeys on the tour! Had a great time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The Eco Cruise of Gatun Lake was awesome - saw lots of wildlife including sloths, caimans, toucans ...
Sail Date: January 2017
The Eco Cruise of Gatun Lake was awesome - saw lots of wildlife including sloths, caimans, toucans and loads of beautiful birds, and the guide had interesting information about the area and the canal's history. This tour also included ... Read More
The Eco Cruise of Gatun Lake was awesome - saw lots of wildlife including sloths, caimans, toucans and loads of beautiful birds, and the guide had interesting information about the area and the canal's history. This tour also included an hour at the Gatun Locks visitor center which was awesome - saw two large ships transit the locks - and we drove across the new locks. Bus riding was limited to short drives of less than 30 minutes. There were restrooms at the hotel where the cruise boats were docked and at the Gatun visitor center. The coach had no restroom but was air conditioned, clean and comfortable. A corn muffin and a bottle of cold water were handed out in between the cruise and the locks. Very enjoyable excursion; it exceeded our expectations. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Good guide and enjoyable visit to locks and lake
Sail Date: November 2016
Good guide and enjoyable visit to locks and lake
Good guide and enjoyable visit to locks and lake Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
WE thoroughly enjoyed this tour.
Sail Date: October 2016
WE thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide was fantastic!!
WE thoroughly enjoyed this tour. The guide was fantastic!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
First time to go though the Panama canel
Sail Date: January 2016
First time to go though the Panama canel
First time to go though the Panama canel Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Saw one sloth and a few birds.
Sail Date: November 2015
Saw one sloth and a few birds. Gatun Lake Tour was 2nd part of the tour.
Saw one sloth and a few birds. Gatun Lake Tour was 2nd part of the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful
Sail Date: November 2015
Wonderful
Wonderful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Nice river tour in the rain forest.
Sail Date: March 2015
Nice river tour in the rain forest. Saw many animals. Tour had fresh fruit and bananas and bottled water and juice with local musicians playing. There were plenty of wash rooms before getting in the boats. The boat ride was about an ... Read More
Nice river tour in the rain forest. Saw many animals. Tour had fresh fruit and bananas and bottled water and juice with local musicians playing. There were plenty of wash rooms before getting in the boats. The boat ride was about an hour and a half. We returned to more music, fruit and water before heading for the bus ride back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line