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On this exciting wildlife tour, you board a 20 ft. boat with a 75 hp outboard motor, for a spectacular tour on the Panama Canal. Most of the Panama Canal is actually an artificial lake, Lake Gatun, and this tour will depart from Gamboa, just 15 minutes from the Canopy Tower. Along the way you will pass huge cargo ships and ocean liners and will also visit hidden coves and beautiful inlets with fascinating fauna and flora. From the boat, you will explore the small islands throughout the lake to look for primates including Mantled Howlers, White-faced Capuchins and the tiny Geoffroy’s Tamarins. There is also a chance to see some interesting reptiles, including American Crocodile (some reach 14 or more feet in length) and its smaller relative, the Spectacled Caiman, Green Iguana, Basilisk Lizard (Jesus Lizard) and Black River Turtle. A little scarcer, but not impossible, is the Neotropical River Otter and, if you are really lucky, the West Indian Manatee. There is also a Proboscis Bat roost here which you will probably see! Birds we will look for include Black-bellied Whistling-Duck, Muscovy Duck, Great Black Hawk, Snail Kite, Gray-cowled Wood-Rail, Limpkin and 3 species of kingfishers – Amazon, Green & Ringed. This tour is exclusive for clients staying in Canopy Tower.