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Panama Canal Full Transit Tour provided by Panama Marine Adventures

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Panama Canal Full Transit Tour

Panama Canal Full Transit Tour
4.5
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 12h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32283P2
Call +27 21 426 8204
Important information
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
Duration
12h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not listed, please let us know so we can recommend the nearest at walking distance. The exact pickup time will be informed on the day before of the tour through the Viator extranet around 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. You can also contact us at this time.
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
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
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • If your hotel is not listed, please let us know so we can recommend the nearest at walking distance. The exact pickup time will be informed on the day before of the tour through the Viator extranet around 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm. You can also contact us at this time.
  • 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
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
12h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 06 Jul 2020
A note from Panama Canal Full Transit Tour
We have shoe sanitizing mat before boarding the vessel.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Flamenco Marina
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    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.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Bridge of the Americas
    Panama Canal
    Centennial Bridge
    Barro Colorado Island
    Gatun Lake
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
55 reviews
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Annie K
Chicago, IL9 contributions
Amazing experience!
Mar 2020
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 day!
Written 1 April 2020
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pchristmas01
Henley-on-Thames, UK2 contributions
Great experience
Feb 2020
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 stop for a few minutes to take pictures and then move along ilke they do for the crown jewels at the Tower of London. I am talking hours not minutes!
Written 9 March 2020
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tommk2015
Mississauga, Canada22 contributions
Amazing in very informative tour of the Panama Canal!
Feb 2020
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 many good views from the windows and the open decks. Overall, an unforgettable experience worth every cent paid!
Written 20 February 2020
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jonneyrocket
Ann Arbor, MI2 contributions
Overall excellent experience
Feb 2020
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 brought along. My favorite part was seeing Lake Gatun and the geography in that area. Locks became monotonous after seeing the first one, but I had to do the full trip to say I did. Boat and Busses were nice.
Written 10 February 2020
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elizabethjK5105FF
Lincoln, UK3 contributions
Panama full transit tour
Feb 2020 • Friends
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 wholeheartedly
Written 9 February 2020
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Inspiration746797
5 contributions
Panama Canal transit tour
It was a great opportunity to go through the canal. Once in the lifetime.. But we were not able to enjoy it. The boat was overcrowded, the food was without any taste, at the last 2 hours the toilets were broken . We were not able to hear most of the information the guide was telling. He was very knowledgeable and answered all the questions. But due to the loud crowd did not hear anything. I wish there would be smaller group trips as well. Was well organized, picked up right on time and dropped off at the hotel door.
Written 9 February 2020
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Kim P
Morristown, NY3 contributions
Worth it!
Jan 2020 • Solo
This is a seriously long day. I was one of the last to be picked up at my hotel, at 4:30 am! and was dropped off again around 7:30 pm.

The tour was wonderful. Our guide, Gus, was experienced, entertaining and informative. He switched back and forth between Spanish and English with ease. And he was eager to answer questions from guests.

The tour was very well organized to the point of varying which groups (color coded wristbands) were served first at meals.

I highly recommend this tour if you’re spending time in Panama City.
Written 19 January 2020
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DMHKH
Minneapolis, MN18 contributions
Highly Recommend
We went on the full day tour of the canal & the locks & we absolutely amazed at the engineering marvel. It was everything and more than we could have asked for. Our tour guide, JC, was fluent in both English & Spanish and was informative, funny and so kind. The food was average, but the helpings were good sized and the entire crew was great. We would highly recommend this
Written 11 January 2020
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Jonathan S
Canada2 contributions
Fully Tour Satisfaction
We did the full seas to sea tour and glad we did. The weather was fantastic and the boat was pretty much full so as we went through the locks there was lots of crowding at the front (expected). Meals served were reasonable. Gus did a fantastic job pointing out interesting things along the way and answering all of our questions. Middle of the canal made for some good family time in the main boat quarters. Be mindful if doing the tour however, especially the full one as the day is very long. Ensure that you have spare food, proper weather clothing options etc. Would recommend to anyone, once in a lifetime adventure!
Written 28 December 2019
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SteveK
Los Angeles, CA118 contributions
Awesome boat ride, so glad I went!
Dec 2019
I have wanted to do this transit for a long time, and it was great to go do it. Some folks gripe about wait times on the Canal, but the Canal does not operate on your tiny tourist boat timetable. Luck of the draw on speed to get through. There were a few meals & snacks provided. Nothing fancy. I'd brought my own food not knowing what to expect, and that'd be my guidance to anyone else embarking on such a tour. They also had large water bottles where I could keep replenishing my own water bottle, so I appreciated that (instead of charging me for bottles of water all day). Our boat was at or near capacity of around 200 people. It was nice when a bunch of "partial transit" people disembarked midway through. Then less competition for the prime viewing spots. Overall they did exactly what they said they would do including hotel pickup & dropoff. Gus was a great guide and highly amenable to answering questions.
Written 27 December 2019
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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
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
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
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
Psalzillo1234
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
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
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
ChrisintheBahamas
ChrisintheBahamas
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Great Experience
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gregl647
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.
Jim P
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
Mayo W
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
Dawneen
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My husband has always wanted to go through the Panama Canal, but wanted a more indepth crossing and had no interest
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
Sallywantsavacation
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
evarsha
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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