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Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour

Via Porras y Calle Belen, No. 106, Panama City, Panama
+507 226-8917
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Smooth Sailing

What a great way to see the canal!! Really it is. The boat was fun and the staff was great. There... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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You could blow me over

Lovely tour of the Panama Canal system. It does take time as the boat must wait for a larger boat... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2017
Kitchener, Canada
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Via Porras y Calle Belen, No. 106, Panama City, Panama
+507 226-8917

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A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a great way to see the canal!! Really it is. The boat was fun and the staff was great. There is a bathroom, very small but it works. While sailing down the canal you enjoy a nice lunch with bottle water and soda. Beer...More

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Reviewed 25 April 2017

Lovely tour of the Panama Canal system. It does take time as the boat must wait for a larger boat to enter the canal at the same time. We started after 8am and ended after 2pm on this day. You should bring a layer of...More

Thank TheFranticDancer
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Writing a review on the Panama Canal must be an impossible task. Surely by now every superlative will have been used to describe this awesome feat of civil engineering. If this is not on everyone's bucket list, it should be put there immediately. Not only...More

Thank Duquesadiner
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The partial transit is plenty for most travelers. The whole experience is a curious blend of sightseeing, group activities, bus riding, boat riding and the like. Pleasant and interesting guides to explain the history and construction of the Canal. Going through the first step in...More

1  Thank RCPNewYork
Reviewed 22 February 2017

We took a partial transit tour on the Pacific Queen. We had to leave our hotel at 5:30am because the Panama Canal Authority controls all the ships and sets the times for the transits. However it was well worth the early rise. In fact we...More

2  Thank bkpoud2
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Very interesting educational tour that gives you not only the history of the canal's construction but also the engineering genius that raises and lowers the water with out pumps.

Thank Aj P
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We booked the Panama Canal partial transit tour northbound, on the Pacific Princess. It starts very early, we departed Flamenco Marina at 7:30am, but then after an information filled 6 hours ( including breakfast & lunch), loads of ships & people watching, you have your...More

Thank Pam B
Reviewed 10 January 2017

It can be a bit of a touch and go story to book a tour in a foreign country via any website, but we were in Panama City with little time to spare and wanted a tour of the canal. I got on trip advisor...More

Thank SanGJan
Reviewed 4 January 2017

We booked a Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour from a Gamboa Tours representative at our resort, although the tour was actually run by a different tour company. Gamboa picked us up/dropped us off at our hotel and took us to the Flamenco Marina where we...More

2  Thank Dave B
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Part of our tour package with Gamboa Tours. Packed into buses for the trip to Gamboa. Off loaded and got on the bus with some 300 others. Jammed in pretty good but hey, its all about the money right!? But the ride thru the 2...More

Thank nriemen
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Thomas F. D
Which company did you use for the Partial Panama Canal tour?
19 May 2017|
Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tour at the hotel from Gamboa Tours, although it was actually run by another tour company. We checked in at Flamenco Marina. People were coming there from many different hotels and tour companies and we all... More
Is the Centennial bridge a wood bridge that crosses the canal? Do cars use it as well. Can u see the new locks from it Thank you.
2 September 2016|
Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
No, the Centennial bridge is a modern highway bridge that many, many cars use daily. It was finished in 2004 and is the second major roadway across the canal. We saw it on a canal tour, so we sailed under it and I do not... More