We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

  • Guided itinerary allows even those with limited time to explore Panama by boat and on foot
  • See the newly expanded “Panamax” locks at work from the Agua Clara Visitor Center 
  • Avoid getting lost in the jungle of San Lorenzo National Park,
Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
From US$135.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travellers
From Panama City HotelsMost Popular
Pick up and drop off in Central Panama City Hotels
From Outside Panama city Hotel
Pick up and drop off from outside Panama City as Playa Bonita Hotels, Amador Causeway, Panama Canal and Costa del este.

Taking a guided tour of the Panama Canal allows you to hop between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans with minimum hassle. This experience allows you to enjoy Monkey Island and enjoy a picnic lunch near the Gatun Dam before exploring San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Plus, lunch and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included for added convenience.

What to Expect
After hotel pickup in an air-conditioned minibus, your tour begins with a 90-minute boat ride on the waterways adjacent to the canal: you'll see jungle wildlife, navigate Gatun Lake, and watch massive ships pass through the canal.

Visit the famous Monkey Island, home to capuchins, howlers, and tamarins, before traveling to the Caribbean side of Panama and the Agua Clara Visitor Center. Here, you'll watch ships pass through the newly expanded “Panamax” locks from a canal-side observation deck and learn about the history, operation, and importance of the Panama Canal.

Next, you'll visit San Lorenzo National Park to see rainforest flora and fauna followed by a picnic lunch and a tour of Fort San Lorenzo, a 400-year-old Spanish fort on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean. One of the most historically important spots in Panama, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort repelled pirates as part of the defensive system that protected the transatlantic trade of the Spanish Crown.

Your full-day tour ends with a return to your hotel in Panama City.
Reviews (170)
1 - 5 of 54 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Beyond all expectations!

Jarin Tate and his crew over-deliver on all fronts. This event should be the highlight of anyone's visit to Panama. Truly a "must see" excursion! The attention to detail is second to none. Jarin is passionate about the ecology and the history of Panama, and...More

Thank twbriscoe
Reviewed 1 week ago
Excellent Tour

Excellent Tour by Jerin & Willie! We had a number of unexpected 'issues' but Jerin was always quick to adapt and keep us on track. Overall this was a very interestin coast to coast tour, but I have to admit that the Monkeys were the...More

1  Thank Douglas_Heiser
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Fantastic Day Tour!

PANAMA DAY TRIPS WITH JERIN TATE I booked a full day tour with Jerin based on the good reviews I had read on tripadvisor, and I wanted a tour that would take me to both ends of the canal - not in a slow way....More

1  Thank whoznchargehere
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
11 out of 10 points!

Yes, an amazing trip. Just that is more than worth it. But most importantly we want to mention that our guides Jerin and Willy gave 150% effort to make each one of us happy. That was over the top! They had answers to every question...More

Thank AndyDeutschland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great tour - educational and fun!

This tour included an opportunity to learn about the wildlife in Panama both during our boat tour along the canal/ Chagres River and in the rainforest. Our guides demonstrated an amazing ability to spot monkeys, toucans, sloths, spiders, lizards and a number of other animals...More

Thank Carol C
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Cheryl C
August 2, 2018|
Response from J K | Reviewed this property |
I do not work for this tour, I was a customer like yourself.