Gatun Yacht Club - Panama

Your vessel will anchor off Gatun Yacht Club in Gatun Lake and ship's tenders will shuttle you ashore. The facility is a small family recreational area used by residents of the Atlantic community and employees of the Panama Canal Commission. While ashore you can experience folk dances and entertainment, marvel at the excellent handicrafts or just relax. Nature walks are available from the club every hour and last from 30 to 40 minutes. Keep your eyes open for sloths, monkeys, iguanas and various species of butterflies and birds that may be seen. The small lagoon is reputed to be home to an alligator. A local expert who will point out the flora and fauna of the area will accompany you. Perhaps you may want to try your hand at fishing. Gatun Lake abounds with fresh water peacock bass - and avid fisherman may wish to join the fishing excursion. Go on wildlife watching expedition by boat and sail along the shores in search of the area's myriad species of birds, caiman, howler monkeys, and sloths. During the tour, visit Mono Island with its three capuchin monkeys. Another outstanding opportunity is to see the Gatun Locks and other ships passing through from a very close range. You may also have the opportunity to visit Fort San Lorenzo, the Chagres River and surrounding rain forest.