Went through on a cruise ship. Neat to see how the old train mules still pull the boats. It was interesting and obviously quite historical, but other lock systems are more impressive.
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Please be aware that only way to see the Gatun Locks is to take a care along the locks or through the locks and see how it looks like. In older guide books you can still find an information about Gatun Locks visitors centre and...More
these locks are located in the atlantic side of the canal. The cool option here is that you can actually drive over one of them to cross over to the northern side of Colon and then get to Fort San Lorenzo.
These are the "old locks". You can see most of them for free traveling along the road beside them. Great view of the emergency spillway and power station. Nice ferry you can take for free to cross the canal and also see the new bridge...More
Slow but enjoyable trip through the locks. Watching the other boats in front and behind, and how the locks operate is amazing. Can't wait to do it again with the new canal.
I was surprised to view how educational the locks were. I had never in my life experience anything like it. The total operation was amazing to me. I will certainly have something to tell my grandchildren about.
You will love this journey the first time you enter the Panama Canal. This is an engineering marvel that took 45000 lives and was completed in 1914. Make sure you get the opportunity to visit the Gatun Lock visitor centre if only doing a partial...More
What better way to see Gatun Locks, than to go through them on your own boat! We doubled that when we were lucky to go through twice, on our own boat and also on a friends boat prior to our own transit. Panama Canal is...More