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Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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+507 226-8917

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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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... read more

Reviewed 19 November 2016
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Costa Rica
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 

1 Thank franciscoherrera
Galveston, Indiana, United States
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43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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 

3 Thank Jenny L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 October 2016

General tour score 4/10. Food rating 2/10. Boat score 7/10. Score time spent on the tour 1/10. I made the tour organized by Panama Marine Adventures on Sat October 8; I paid 90$+45$ plus some taxes = $ 142.50. The route is very interesting, you can see in detail the operation of the Panama Canal Locks Pedro Miguel and Miraflores... More 

1 Thank Ariel M
Cologne, Germany
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

It was a great experience. It´s perfect to see and to know the Canal. You see huge ships, but you also have to wait a long time to pass through.

Thank Alexander G
washington dc
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 June 2016

I did this tour about a month ago and booked it independently - directly with panama Marine adventures. The trip was $150 for the partial transit - though I think it is on Viator for $135. Our tour started from the Flamenco Marina off the Amador cuaseway (easy to take a taxi - around $10-$15). The check in is at... More 

Thank Trav3lG1rl
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I never really "got" the Panama Canal - it's a canal! How cool can it be? Turns out it is way cool! I had just read the excellent book, Path Between the Seas by David McCullough, so I began our 6 hour tour with new-found interest. Seeing the canal function while enclosed in the lock with a giant tanker ship... More 

Thank MinnieKat
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

This is the best tour I have ever done. Fantastic way to see the canal. I went in early to mid May . Very few people on the boat. Excellent commentary in English and Spanish. I did the partial northbound morning trip. Could be very crowded in high season but you could still get great views because you go into... More 

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Santa Rosa Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 15 May 2016

I did the Panama Canal Partial Day Tour with friends. The tour lasted about 6 - 7 hours. The narrater was very good. It was really an eye-opener into the operation of the canal and it's importance in our everyday lives. Being on the ferry gave you an interesting perspective of the operation and the size of the ships passing... More 

1 Thank Parula2
Naples, Florida
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19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

We took the full passage boat tour through the Panama Canal on April 16, 2016. Panama Marine Adventures is one of only two companies that run boat tours through the canal. If you sign up with other touring companies, you end up on PMA or its only competitor for your actual boat trip. First, the PMA tour is very well... More 

1 Thank DCRetiree
Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
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99 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We have done this tour several times with friends and business clients, and we ahave enjoyed it every time. Our last time was with Jo who was one of the best tour guides we have had in Panama. His knowledge was thorough, and we learned even more than we had after being on the same tour several times. Every time... More 

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