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Panama Canal Full Transit Boat Tour

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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.
You'll start at
Panama City
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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
    Pass by Miraflores Visitor Center
    Pass by Puente Centenario
    Pass by Gatun Lake
    Pass by Gatun Locks
You'll end at
Panama City
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  • 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
Panama City, Panama City, Panama Province
10–11 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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)
  • 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
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
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
Terry W wrote a review Feb 2019
Franklin, Tennessee33 contributions2 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
WheezeyFox wrote a review Feb 2019
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom83 contributions37 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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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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Panamá Canal
Great tour! The staff was professional & worked efficiently to make the tour run smoothly from boarding to exiting
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Beverly Y
Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour ( Pacific side)
We joined the tour by Canal & Bay Tours for the partial transit. The tour started at 1030. The tour operator took u
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Filthy Friday
We went to the famous party crawl of Bocas del Toro, the Filthy Friday. Nice views by good weather, first bar for w
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Take a pass, the visitor center in Colon is better.
It is nice to watch ships passing through the historic locks although you will be sitting directly in afternoon s
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As previously said they are a third party reseller with NO customer service. I mistakenly thought they were a direc
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Kenneth J
Failed Partial Transit of Panama Canal
On March 4, purchased 4 partial canal transit tickets, with lunch, for March 6, departure between 7-8AM, arrival at
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You can buy entrance ticket for $20 USD kids under six are free
Center itself is good. Do not spend crazy money on overpriced “tours” the Miraflores entrance fee is $20 for non re
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James W
Partial Transit
We booked Canal Cruise two months before. Had limited days in Panama City. Trip was cancelled day prior. Indicated
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Awesome. Worth it!
Canal museum is very interesting. Worth it to see how the locks work and how the cargo ships squeeeeeeze through! A
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Third party re-seller with NO customer service
OMG! DO NOT book a tour with this site. The company purchases tours without the customer service for this special
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Celebrity cruise excursion wonders of engineering cancelled March 2019
We booked the Panama Cruise with Celebrity Reflection 2 years ago just to see Panama Canal March 2019. We were not
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Partial Transit
We took the partial transit of the Panama Canal on the Pacific Queen. We left the Flamenco Marina at Amador and en
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Miraflores Locks from Panamazing Tours
We booked the tour as the second half of the Combo Pack tour through Panamazing so we had already done the Aerial T
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Once in a lifetime trip but boring and ruined by selfish guests
We booked this trip through Tui as a shore excursion. Great trip to do and see the huge cargo ships fit through the
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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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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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