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Panama Canal Full Transit Tour provided by Panama Marine Adventures

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Panama Canal Full Transit Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
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Updated 20-07-06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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We have shoe sanitizing mat before boarding the vessel.
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Updated 20-07-06 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
Discover the Panama Canal and its remarkable 20th-century engineering, on this tour that takes you all the way from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. Traverse the entire Panama Canal in one day; navigate the Miraflores, Pedro Miguel, and Gatun Locks; and enjoy spectacular views of Gatun Lake, Culebra Cut, the Chagres River, and Barro Colorado Island. Travel by small boat from Panamá City and return by bus from Colon.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Flamenco Marina
    Or, you can also get picked up
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    Panama Marine Adventures
    Stop: 30 minutes
    Our check in point is at Flamenco Marina, located on the last island of the Amador Causeway. It is right next to the Panama sign and behind the Duty Free Shop.
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    Pass by
    Bridge of the Americas
    Panama Canal
    Centennial Bridge
    Barro Colorado Island
    Gatun Lake
  • You'll end at
    Flamenco Marina
    Panama City, Panama
    Flamenco Marina located on the last island of the Amador Causeway. Behind the Duty Free shop and next to the Panama sign
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Highlights
  • Cruise the Panama Canal: travel through three famous locks
  • Magnificent views and wildlife sightings around Gatun Lake
  • Breakfast, lunch, and return transfers from Colon included
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Panama City hotel
Important Information
Departure Point
Flamenco Marina, Panama City, Panama
Duration
12h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Snacks in the afternoon
  • Unlimited sodas and waters
  • Bus transportation from Colon back to Panama
  • Roundtrip hotel transfer
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic beverages onboard
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 210 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Annie K wrote a review Apr. 2020
Chicago, Illinois9 contributions3 helpful votes
An incredible opportunity to see up close how the canal works. Our boat was tied up right along side the ocean freighters in each of the locks as we went up and down thru the canal. A beautiful, but long day on the water. An experience not to be missed! Plus they feed you all
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Date of experience: March 2020
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pchristmas01 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Great trip with very entertaining and informative guide. The only problem was a few people hogging the front of the boat and not stepping aside from time to time to allow others to see .An announcement to ask people to do that may have helped or asking people to go round and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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tommk2015 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Mississauga, Canada22 contributions5 helpful votes
Great long day excursion of this important waterway. Tour guide, Gus brought the whole canal to life with his informative commentary and trivia! Great meals (breakfast and lunch + snacks) served on the boat. Vessel was a great pleasure to travel on - very comfortable with
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Date of experience: February 2020
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jonneyrocket wrote a review Feb. 2020
Ann Arbor, Michigan2 contributions2 helpful votes
Tour guide Gus was excellent. Took time to answer everyone's questions, even difficult customers. Trip was long, but that was expected by the description and other reviews. Tour had enough going on during the whole trip that not once was I bored enough to read the book I
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Date of experience: February 2020
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elizabethjK5105FF wrote a review Feb. 2020
Lincoln, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
Very well organised from initial booking through pickup for the tour. Superb informative and approachable guide. Refreshments very good.Boat well maintained. Use of coloured bands to organise queuing for refreshments and bus transport home was a clever idea. Would recommend
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Pacific Queen
Was told we would receive an email confirming pickup point which didn’t happen. We found our own way to the pick up
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Sunshine3468
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Great Experience
Really good tour. Prompt emails with the tour company who were very nice, they picked us up on time and nice comfor
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scousepirate56
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A truly memorable day out...
What a memorable day out! I had transmitted the canal many times during my time at sea with the British Merchant Na
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CanuckAlberta
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Panama Partial Tour good but grueling
Mixed review on this excursion I took off a Princess cruise. First the good, after getting on in Gamboa cruising th
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Psalzillo1234
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It was fascinating to be able to experience first hand this marvel of engineering!
It was fascinating to be able to experience first hand this marvel of engineering. Our guide Gus was extremely know
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Traveller2920
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Partial Canal Transit Tour
We did the partial Canal transit tour (half day) on Pacific Queen. Ship started boarding approx 7am and back to Ama
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Vitaly S
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Panama Canal North Boud Tour
Good trip. Very well planned. Only one downside was the breakfast. Scrambled eggs looked and tasted horrible
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ChrisintheBahamas
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Great Experience
We booked this rip to see and experience the canal. There is a 45 minute bus trip to the start point, then a long b
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gregl647
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Great experience
Experience of a lifetime. The half day excursion was really enough for us. Ours was 7 hours doorstep to doorstep.
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Jim P
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An early morning adventure of a lifetime.
Learned a lot about the history of the canal, its current function and got to go through two locks. What an experi
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Mayo W
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Amazing experience
To think that all the lock gates are over a hundred years old and still working well is a testament to the original
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Dawneen
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Journey Between the Seas Six Night Cruise
My husband has always wanted to go through the Panama Canal, but wanted a more indepth crossing and had no interest
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heartdoc64
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Amazing day tour through a wonder of engineering
I took this trip together with a friend who was visiting from NY on 11/2/19. We both were amazed at the level of or
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Sallywantsavacation
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Great experience
We went on this partial day canal tour. Me and my husband were treated wonderfully by a staff member named Billyjea
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evarsha
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northbound partial tour
Beginning in Panama City and ending in Gamboa. We are so glad that we took this tour from the water for a very uniq
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Key Details
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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