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Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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+507 226-8917
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Panama Marine Adventures is the leader tour operator in Panama Canal Tours...

Panama Marine Adventures is the leader tour operator in Panama Canal Tours aboard the MV Pacific Queen. We offer two options to experience the Panama Canal and its history up close. The Partial Transit tour has a duration of 4 to 5 hours. It goes through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, underneath the Bridge of the Americas and Centennial Bridge and Gaillard Cut. The Full Transit tour has a duration of 8 to 9 hours. You will transit through the three set of locks: Miraflores, Pedro Miguel and Gatun Locks, commencing in Pacific Ocean and ending in the Atlantic Ocean.In both options you will observe some of the works that are being held for the Canal's expansion.

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Fun day on Panama Canal Partial Transit (Pacific Bound) tour

We took the partial transit tour. The best option for our dates was the pacific bound tour. That means bus ride first to Gatun Lake. It worked well for us, although the bus... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Los Altos, California
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Los Altos, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took the partial transit tour. The best option for our dates was the pacific bound tour. That means bus ride first to Gatun Lake. It worked well for us, although the bus ride was significantly longer (about 1.5 hours) than the company stated (35 minutes). The bus was comfortable, but there were no drinks on the bus, so be... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had our places confirmed for the partial tour, for the work-trip we made at the convention we assisted. They changed the departure time telling us 10 Minutes before, that the departure time would be 1 hour before. They left without us. It was a great lack of professionalism, that affected all of our plans. We ended up with additional... More 

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Pmatours, General Manager at Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know your comments. We have been experiencing last minute changes in our transit schedules due to the operating conditions of the Panama Canal Authority for some time. We apologize for this inconvenience and we will be taking actions to avoid this kind of issues in the future. More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our tour with one week in advance and they sounded professional. They confirmed we were to be there at 7am. We arrived just on time and they were gone. We called to ask what happened, they were "ashamed" and said they forgot to let us know they were to depart at 6am on last minute. They had sent... More 

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Pmatours, General Manager at Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know your comments. We have been experiencing last minute changes in our transit schedules due to the operating conditions of the Panama Canal Authority for some time. We apologize for this inconvenience and we will be taking actions to avoid this kind of issues in the future. More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did the full canal transit. Being Engineers this was on our bucket list of things to do. All the pretrip communication was excellent with the company. We were texted to come 30 minutes later for check-in than originally scheduled which was nice so from the time boarding the boat until time the boat left dock was about 15 minutes.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

We very much enjoyed the complete your of the Panama Canal. The staff and guide were very nice and accommodating. The boat had everything you need to enjoy the day. I would say that the only disappointment is the bus ride back from Colón. The driver seemed to be in such a hurry that drove at unsafe speed, with dangeous... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We booked the half day trip as the full day was not available on the dates that we were going to be visiting Panama City. In the end, I am so glad that the full day was not available as there were many logistics issues and the half day transit took nine hours. Our departure was delayed approximately one hour... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Canal and former Canal Zone represents an engineering marvel and American colonial architecture. On our must see list, the Canal did not disappoint. Our guide was excellent and always available for one-on-one. The food was typical (the rice is my go to food for these types of meals). Read "The Path Between the Seas" before you go and you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Transitting the Panama Canal has been on my bucket list for a couple of years, and as I didn't want to do a cruise, this half day tour with Panama Marine Adventures was perfect. I saw first hand what I had read about in 'Panama Canal by Cruise Ship' which includes the history of the building of the Panama Canal.... More 

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Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is very nice trip across the Panama Canal. You can do the "short" or the "long" trip. If I would repeat it, I will take the short one. Another recommendation, is be patience with the time, if you take the tour from "Flamenco Marina" you will scheduled to 6:30 a.m. in my case, we leave almost 8:00 a.m. and... More 

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Galveston, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We chose to go all out and take the full tour. It is only offered once a month, but was worth it to us to plan our trip around the date it was available. Passing into the first set of locks and then through them was a very slow process!! Ok, each of the locks was a slow process. But... More 

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