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Gatun Locks

Colon, Panama
+507 841-9360
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“cruise ship” (43 reviews)
Colon, Panama
+507 841-9360

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went through on a cruise ship. Neat to see how the old train mules still pull the boats. It was interesting and obviously quite historical, but other lock systems are more impressive.

Thank msa23_2000
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Finished in 1914, this engineering masterpiece should be on everyone’s bucket list. We did the Gatun Locks by ship. Absolutely incredible views. Enjoy!

Thank Randy T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Please be aware that only way to see the Gatun Locks is to take a care along the locks or through the locks and see how it looks like. In older guide books you can still find an information about Gatun Locks visitors centre and...More

Thank Jakub S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

these locks are located in the atlantic side of the canal. The cool option here is that you can actually drive over one of them to cross over to the northern side of Colon and then get to Fort San Lorenzo.

Thank Jairo G
Reviewed 26 October 2017

These are the "old locks". You can see most of them for free traveling along the road beside them. Great view of the emergency spillway and power station. Nice ferry you can take for free to cross the canal and also see the new bridge...More

Thank beachump2010
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Slow but enjoyable trip through the locks. Watching the other boats in front and behind, and how the locks operate is amazing. Can't wait to do it again with the new canal.

Thank larry l
Reviewed 4 October 2017

I was surprised to view how educational the locks were. I had never in my life experience anything like it. The total operation was amazing to me. I will certainly have something to tell my grandchildren about.

Thank LawdyMsClawdy9
Reviewed 18 August 2017

You will love this journey the first time you enter the Panama Canal. This is an engineering marvel that took 45000 lives and was completed in 1914. Make sure you get the opportunity to visit the Gatun Lock visitor centre if only doing a partial...More

1  Thank GRAHAM C
Reviewed 23 July 2017

What better way to see Gatun Locks, than to go through them on your own boat! We doubled that when we were lucky to go through twice, on our own boat and also on a friends boat prior to our own transit. Panama Canal is...More

3  Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place; peaceful environment. Great to enjoy with family en friend for a get away. Must come

1  Thank Eliana M
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6 November 2017|
Response from Allgoodthyngs | Reviewed this property |
We took our own vessel through the canal so timing was arranged by the agent assigned to our transit.
1 November 2017|
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Response from GRAHAM C | Reviewed this property |
This was part of an excursion organised by P and O Cruises which included the Locks , train to Panama City and coach back to Coton. A superb trip but unfortunately I am unable to give you any more info. You are only... More
4 June 2017|
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Response from Kirsten M | Reviewed this property |
For sure you can remain a n the boat when in port! Although there are a few ports where you are tendered in by boat as the ship is "anchored" in the bay