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Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour provided by Panama Canal Tours

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Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour

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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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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour
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 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
  • You'll start at
    Amador Causeway
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
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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 Island. These islands are connected by a road (The Causeway) that was constructed using the material extracted during the original construction of the Canal.
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    Pass by
    Bridge of the Americas
    Panama Canal Tours
    Miraflores Visitor Center
  • 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.
    See address & details
Important Information
Departure Point
Amador Causeway, Calz. de Amador, Panamá, Panama
5–6 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Buffet lunch
  • Water
  • Soft drinks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour may be canceled by the Panama Canal Authority, due to weather conditions, for the safety of passengers. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • All passengers must contact us one day before the tour to reconfirm the exact time of check in, as the time may vary. Departure Time: Generally the tour departs in the morning between 6:00am and 10:00am, although it is the Panama Canal Authority who assign the exact departure times for the ships. It is for this reason that we request passengers to email us the day before you tour so that we can confirm the exact time of your tour. Departure times do vary, and the Canal Authority communicates to us one day in advance the axact time of our scheduled departure.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 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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Popular mentions
EndlessSummerCaptain wrote a review Feb 2020
Southport, North Carolina488 contributions150 helpful votes
Everything about the Canal is dependent upon the Canal management. We arrived in the dark and waited until sunrise to queue up for the transit. Boat was comfortable. Food was less than mediocre. The transit and discussion were great. Trinkets are to be avoided.
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Laura S wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
Great tour! The staff was professional & worked efficiently to make the tour run smoothly from boarding to exiting respective shuttles. The commentary about was fascinating!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Beverly Y wrote a review Jul 2019
82 contributions39 helpful votes
We joined the tour by Canal & Bay Tours for the partial transit. The tour started at 1030. The tour operator took us by bus to the disembark point ( 45 minutes bus drive) which is north of the Pedro Miguel Lock and Miraflores Lock. We then took a three decker boat down south to
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Date of experience: July 2019
2 Helpful votes
foreverdreamin wrote a review May 2019
Melbourne, Australia437 contributions175 helpful votes
As previously said they are a third party reseller with NO customer service. I mistakenly thought they were a direct seller, but found they are not. I think the only direct sellers are Canal & Bay Tours & Panama Marine Adventures. Our day began by catching an Uber & arriving at
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Date of experience: March 2019
3 Helpful votes
Kenneth J wrote a review May 2019
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida4 contributions
On March 4, purchased 4 partial canal transit tickets, with lunch, for March 6, departure between 7-8AM, arrival at 6-7AM. On March 5, Oscar (manager at Amador Causeway Office) called to tell us delayed departure due to canal schedule would now be 11AM. Arrived early on March
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Date of experience: March 2019
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Panama Canal Tours
Karen M
Long day but worthwhile
We really wanted to take this tour and we’re very glad we did. It was a very long day (starting at 5:30 am pickup
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Interesting trip
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 firs
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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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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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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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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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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
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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Great, informative trip.
We really enjoyed our trip. Excellent and we recommended to do the full transit ! This was a great informative tr
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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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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
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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Tobias O
Excellent tour
Great, informative trip. Recommended to do the full transit even if Lake Gatun can feel a bit long, but we saw seve
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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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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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Key Details
  • Duration: 5–6 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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