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Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour from Panama City provided by Panama Travel Corp

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Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour from Panama City

Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour from Panama City
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About
The tour will start at the Flamenco Marina in Panama City. The partial transit starts with a motor coach ride for 45 minutes to the town of Gamboa where the Panama Canal Dredging Division is located. Once in Gamboa, you will aboard the cruise ship to start the water portion of the tour. You will go through two locks; Miraflores and Pedro Miguel on the canal on board of the cruise ship Pacific Queen that can hold 200 passengers.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 39483P11
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Panama Canal
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Amador Causeway, Calz. de Amador, Panamá, Panama Last iisland on the causeway, Office is at the entrance of Felipe Motta
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Entry/Admission - Panama Canal
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • Amador Causeway, Calz. de Amador, Panamá, Panama Last iisland on the causeway, Office is at the entrance of Felipe Motta
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 45 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
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
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Amador Causeway
    Calz. de Amador, Panamá, Panama
    Last iisland on the causeway, Office is at the entrance of Felipe Motta
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    Panama Canal
    Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
    Panama Canal Partial Transit - Lunch Included on the Pacific Queen cruise ship. Duration 5 hours Checkin time 7:00am tentative The tour will start at the Flamenco Marina in Panama City. You will board the cruise ship to start the water portion of the tour. You will enter the canal at the north end of the Gaillard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal. The Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut because its curves resemble a snake) is one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value. Your boat will travel the Cut 13.7 kilometers on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks. As you transit the Cut you will be able to appreciate the continuous maintenance that this area requires, because it is very susceptible to landslides. In this area you will also be able to observe the work of the Panama Canal expansion project. Before reaching the Pedro Miguel Locks at the southern end of the Cut, you will be able to view the e Bridge of the Americas which crosses over the Canal. Next, your ship will enter Pedro Miguel Locks, which is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel is lowered 9 meters in one step. You will then enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel from Miraflores Locks, the latter being the final set of locks before reaching Gamboa. At Miraflores Locks the vessel is lowered 16 meters in two distinct steps. Once in the Pacific Ocean the vessel will sail to Gamboa where passengers disembark. On the way to Gamboa, you will pass under the Centennial bridge, and later, you will be bus back to Flamenco Island. Transportation is optional to hotels in Panama.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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albuc
Chicago, IL9 contributions
Experience the Locks
Oct 2019
This trip was just enough. The partial transit put us on the water with the rising water levels of the locks, a relatively short period of time moving from one to the other.
The boat was of a good size with good views of the happenings.
Our guide JC was knowledgeable and friendly as were the rest of the crew. We were served breakfast and lunch while aboard ship.
My one complaint is that finding the point of departure was challenging. I had given myself 30 minutes to be lost and just made it to the boat prior to launch.
This 5 hour activity is time well spent.
Written 25 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
pierremiller14
We are happy to hear that the cruise ship and personnel were well qualified. We will look into the point of departure location for future bookings. We will send better directions. Thank you. Pierre Miller Director of Marketing and Sales
Written 26 October 2019
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Diana L
New York City, NY54 contributions
Return Visit to Panama Canal
Dec 2018
Traveled to Panama for family reunion; and decided to take the partial transit of Panama Canal to accompany relatives who were visiting for the first time. A great time was had by all. Amazing to see how the project to widened the canal has made a difference as larger vessels are now able to transit; facilitating world wide commerce.
Written 17 October 2019
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pierremiller14
Good to hear you and your family were very pleased with your partial transit cruise that you booked with us and our team of experts explained well the project expansion of the Canal. We hope that you come back again to Panama.
Written 18 October 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Leroy H
Parma, OH6 contributions
Great, and Informative Tour!!
Mar 2019 • Solo
I took the North-Bound Panama Canal Transit Tour, on 30 March 2019 (for my Birthday). My Guide was Gus, A Funny, and Knowlegeable Man. I enjoyed the Tour, the Gift Shop, and the Information regarding the different "things" about the Canal, and the surrounding areas (including a Famous Prison on the Canal). I must say, I missed the Canal Tour in 2018, but making it this time, on my Birthday, made the "missed time" moot. The "ship" was neither too large, or too small... but "Just Right". Plenty of Sitting, or Standing Room. And all of the passengers were (to my recollection) nice enough to allow me, and others, to get to, and occupy space, to take our own photos/videos. If nothing else, I commend Gus, and the Crew of the Ship "Pacific Queen" Panama, for a Safe and Pleasant Journey. 😊
Written 11 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Tour was a no show
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Great way to experience the far reaches of Lake Gatun
Booked this trip for the kayaking as most require either 2 or 4 participants. I was picked up promptly and dropped
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I had a very pleasant day on the panama canal and the surrounding jungle. Lots of wildlife and huge boats which is
bmac1954
bmac1954
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great experience
This tour was recommended to us by someone at our hotel. A great way to see the canal and experience the jungle. Lu
ricklby
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Short but interesting train ride, tour of Panama City
I did a cruise ship excursion that included the Agua Clara Lock "Canal Expansion" Visitors' Center, the train ride
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