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Agua Clara Locks

Avenida Bolivar | Lago Gatun, Colon 0301, Panama
+507 276-8325
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“short movie” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (4 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
Avenida Bolivar | Lago Gatun, Colon 0301, Panama
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+507 276-8325
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"visitor center is"
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"short movie"
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"gift shop"
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"huge container"
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"explaining how"
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"observation deck"
in 4 reviews
"live commentary"
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"panama canal"
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"panoramic view"
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"canal expansion"
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"cargo ships"
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"vantage point"
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"awesome experience"
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"viewing area"
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"caribbean side"
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"engineering marvel"
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Reviewed 23 June 2018

cruised panama canal new locks with friends from Indiana had good fellowship but suffered several problems with princess cruise line many mechanical issues tours okay food okay some good things and some bad things princess called me after cruise but I told them I would...More

Thank tlfinc2001
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Reviewed 1 June 2018

We visited the Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center during our tour of Panama with Caravan Tours. It was a great experience as we saw several vessels staging for and transiting the locks. We also enjoyed a short movie about the history of the canal and...More

Thank Fred M
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This place was great to visit and see the newer locks in action and seeing the boats pass through. There is a short video in the complex to see how the locks were built and how they work. We also saw a sloth in the...More

Thank olie293
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

This was a great place to watch the ships going through the new locks. There was an informative video to watch and a commentary as the ships were going through. As an added bonus we also saw a sloth in a tree near the car...More

Thank Amyls86
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

Interesting, but could have included something else with this tour. We watched a freighter ship go through the locks!

Thank Karen G
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Reviewed 9 May 2018

Travelled by coach from Colon. First stop was visitor centre having travelled down canal to Agua Clara Locks. Centre was very good and video shows of lock configuration. Panoramic view of lock. Travelled on down Gatun Lake. Visibilty was obscured by dense green growth on...More

Thank ddtnorthumberland
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Reviewed 27 April 2018

Pictures don't really do the Canal justice. We watched a Panamax container ship navigate the locks. The size is overwhelming. Of course, this is luck of the draw. You never know exactly what you'll see. However, there is a restaurant on site, so you could...More

2  Thank Marlys S
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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We had the wonderful experience of transiting the Aqua Clara locks on the Caribbean Princess in April. Being on board and watching the process from the ship was fascinating. Then, once we were in Lake Gatun, we were tendered ashore and had the opportunity to...More

Thank Deborah B
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Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Great view of Panama Canal and lock system. Video in English documents building the modern canal expansion for larger ships. Timing is critical to be able to see ship move through taking about 45 minutes. Worth the trip if you aren't going to the Mira...More

Thank mike w
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Reviewed 10 April 2018

Tickets are available at the entrance, and although its not a huge place, but watching a ship go through the locks was interesting and informative. There is also live commentary explaining what is happening in both English and Spanish. Do not miss the short film...More

Thank nibelung
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mazaldivar
24 July 2018|
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Response from Susan T | Reviewed this property |
The experience at each is quite different, best is to do both (I was there in March). Miraflores has a big visitors center, with excellent historical exhibits and 2 viewing levels. You can spend a lot of time there. It is... More
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18 March 2018|
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Response from Codiak! | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do as it is huge business $$$$
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29 November 2017|
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Response from Rami A | Reviewed this property |
HI, You do not have to book nothing in advance. Right after you leave the ship next to the pier you will see a big line of taxi/vans which will take you wherever you like including the a.m. The prices are fixed and they... More
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