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Panama Canal Full Transit Boat Tour provided by Panama Canal Tours

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Ministry of Health orders the mandatory use of face masks throughout the country. Tour will have a maximum capacity of 30% of visitors.
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Updated 20/07/16 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Overview
This narrated tour of the Panama Canal travels the full width of the Isthmus of Panama, starting from the Pacific Ocean. Set out from your hotel in Panama City and end in Colón, on the coast of the Caribbean Sea. En route you’ll pass through Miraflores Locks and stop by the visitor center.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Amador Causeway
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • Pass by
    Panama Canal Tours
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    Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Know locally as just “The Causeway”, which is another oceanfront boardwalk area ; Naos, Perico and Flamenco. These islands are connected by a road (The Causeway) that was constructed using the material extracted during the original construction of the Canal. The tour boat canal crossing tour begins at the Amador Causeway at the departure point which will be assigned with your tour reservation. There passengers will board the tour boat in preparation for the canal crossing, from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean in the course of the same day.
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    Pass by
    Bridge of the Americas
    Miraflores Visitor Center
    Puente Centenario
    Gatun Lake
    Gatun Locks
  • You'll end at
    Amador Causeway
    Calz. de Amador, Panamá, Panama
    We have 3 starting points. At the time of your reservation we will tell you which one you should go to.
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Highlights
  • Panama Canal full-transit tour, from the Pacific to the Atlantic
  • Relax with breakfast and lunch plus afternoon coffee and snacks
  • Guide shares information about this astonishing feat of engineering
  • Return transport provided to Panama City by luxury coach
Important Information
Departure Point
Amador Causeway, Calz. de Amador, Panamá, Panama
Duration
10–11 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Bilingual Spanish/ English tour guide narrators.
  • Breakfast
  • Buffet lunch
  • Afternoon Coffee and Snacks in the afternoon
  • Water and soft drinks, all you can drink.
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
Exclusions
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Availability for shows cannot be checked without making a booking. Credit cards will only be charged upon confirmation of show availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Although we do not have wheelchair access or special facilities, people who use wheelchair or other mobility devices are welcome, our staff will be attentive to help.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 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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Malcolm wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
It was a great day out. We did the full trip to get the whole experience. It is a long day so just doing the first half could be enough for many people. It's worth staying at a hotel where they will pick up so you don't have to worry about early morning transport, and they
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Otto O wrote a review Feb 2020
Houston, Texas1 contribution
We really enjoyed our trip. Excellent and we recommended to do the full transit ! This was a great informative trip.They serve breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. Food was very good.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Tobbe O wrote a review Jan 2020
Panama City, Panama3 contributions
Great, informative trip. Recommended to do the full transit even if Lake Gatun can feel a bit long, but we saw several ships there as well. All in all, one more down on the bucket list. :)
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Terry W wrote a review Feb 2019
Franklin, Tennessee33 contributions3 helpful votes
The canal transit was the trip of a lifetime for my 88 year old mother. My father was US Navy, had told my mom about transiting the canal and they had planned on doing the transit together. He passed away before they could. Everyone on board the ship was helpful and
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Date of experience: February 2019
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WheezeyFox wrote a review Feb 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom83 contributions39 helpful votes
We really enjoyed our trip. I was a little surprised as we boarded by the sheer number of people (240 passengers) on such an apparently small ship, but it went very well. You were able to move around the boat quite freely (except for the bow on the top deck, which was hogged for
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Date of experience: February 2019
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About the operator

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Starnurse2
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Fantastic Day Trip
We booked an extra 6 nights in Panama City before joining a group tour of Central America just so that we could tak
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twoGeminis
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Our Partial Transit through the Panama Canal was a highlight
We did a partial transit through the Panama Canal with Nexus Tours booked through the Panama City Sunwing Represent
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juju382
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Panama layover tour
Through Miguel Tours,Panama, I had a 5 hour tour. Was picked up at the airport, taken to the Panama Canal, to the
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EndlessSummerCaptain
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0530 Departure
Everything about the Canal is dependent upon the Canal management. We arrived in the dark and waited until sunrise
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Waudiz
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Tour itself is OK, check twice where you book!
The tour itself is quite interesting. You should have visited the Miraflores locks before you go. You'll get more f
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Fancyfreebob
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Long day's adventure, coast to coast!
Picked up at 0500, back to hotel (American Trade Hotel) at 2010, Fifteen hour adventure. Gus, the Cruise Guide on
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Stacy C
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Up close, long day
We booked the Canal Tour Ocean to Ocean: Navigate the Panama Canal (on Viator) with the company Canal and Bay Tours
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OhEwe
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Old Panama/Panama Canal Tour Booked through Sunwing- I Recommend Booking Onboard Your Flight!
We looked over tours before heading to Panama & knew we wanted to take one that included the Old City with the Pana
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TonyC216
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The tours are the best to experience the canal!
These canal tours are the only way to see this marvel of engineering. There visitor centers in the area that offer
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Gary H
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Mesmerizing Visit
We only had three days in Panama so we opted to tour the canal from the land. We got to see how the locks move ship
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P5149UXannet
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Trans canal cruise on Windstar Cruise Ship
Boutique cruise thru the Panama Canal and up the west coast of Panama and Costa Rica followed by a 4 day condo stay
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W1490JTlauras
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Panamá Canal
Great tour! The staff was professional & worked efficiently to make the tour run smoothly from boarding to exiting
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FestivalRanch
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Panama Canal Full Transit Tour - BE CAREFUL!!!!!!
My wife and I took a full transit tour of the Panama canal 11/16/19. What should have been a memorable 8-10 hour ca
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WorldWide-WW
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Full Transit to Partial - No Refund
We (party of 4) booked a full transit tour of the Panama Canal. The tour company was Panama Canal Tours website: p
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nkrumbacher
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Amazing tour
This was an amazing tour. In the middle of January the weather was amazing and the tour guide knew everything about
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10–11 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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