After a safety and instruction briefing, you will set out on your ecological tour through the islands that surround Gatun Lake. The kayak portion of your tour will conclude at the Sol Melia Resort for a brief bus transfer to the Gatun Locks where you will be given time to view the locks from the observation deck.
During the building of the Canal by the United States, the plan arose to create a lake making the construction easier because lifting up the water level excavations did not have to be that profund.
Already in these early days the awareness existed of the importance of ecology in the Panama Canal, because it depends largely on rainwater for its operation. Therefore the watershed of the Panama Canal has always been well protected.
As for the flora and fauna of the lake and its surrounding, about 1,368 species of vascular plants out of the more than 10,000 that exist in the Republic of Panama, 93 species of mammals of a total of 220 have been found in the area. Also as many as 366 species of birds out of the 925 species that exist in Panama can be found here.
The tour will included a Kayaks ride around the wildlife of Gatun Lake, and also a visit of the Gatun Locks Lookout where you can see the operation of the Panama Canal.
Note: Minimum age to participate is 12 years, minimum weight is 80 pounds, minimum height is 48 inches. This tour is not recommended for guests with health problems or pregnant women. Participants must know how to swim.