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Address: Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 272-3165
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this...

Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks.

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Went south to north through 3 locks. Found experience fascinating. Travelled on princess line. Breakfast,lunch,soft drinks and running commentary provided. Wonderful way to spend... read more

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Went south to north through 3 locks. Found experience fascinating. Travelled on princess line. Breakfast,lunch,soft drinks and running commentary provided. Wonderful way to spend the day.

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Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm not much of a museum guy so I went through it rather quickly and this wasn't a wow factor for me. The enjoyed the video about the history of the canal which was educational and interesting. The museum was alright, 4 floors (small) of artifacts and history about the canal. On the top floor you have the deck where... More 

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Manhattan, Kansas, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I've visited the Panama Canal 4 times, twice in February this year. This time I was able to visit both the new and old locks on both the Caribbean Gulf and Pacific sides. This is truly a magnificent engineering marvel and something amazing to see as the Panamax ships squeeze through the locks. The new locks also provide a good... More 

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Thank O2006
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We did a northbound partial transit with Ancon Expeditions. We waited about 4 hours to enter the first set of locks, so be prepared for lots of waiting on a hot day. People on board are a bit fussy about saving their seats, so mostly we migrated around. Neat to see the large ships go through but I cannot say... More 

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Combined Locks, Wi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We toured this amazing place as part of a Caravan Tour package. Extremely interesting! Loved it. Saw it from both the visitors center and from in a smaller tour boat here we could actually touch the 100 year old walls.

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Carlsbad, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We transited the Canal by boat and it was a wonder to see. We were up at 5:00 a.m. and stayed outside until noon, going through each lock and then cruising the Gaitun Lake. A bucket list experience, for sure.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you want to se the Panama Cana from your room I advice you to book a night in this hotel. It is great Idea to be in family.

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Huntington, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It was great to see the boats passing through the locks! The movie showed was a bit uninformative, but we got the big picture from it. Was definitely a bucket-list item. Check.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you're visiting Panama City, and you haven't been thru the canal, you MUST GO! We took the Partial transit, and it was perfect! A little pricy, but excellent cruise, nice boat, ok food, excellent commentator! Very knowledgeable, bi-lingual.

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Westminster, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's the eighth wonder of the world. If you come to Panama, you must see it. It revolutionized modern day shipping. Its a fascinating day at the locks. Go, have some fun. We did.

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