Panama City, Panama
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6 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Offered in: English and 1 more


Travel southbound through the Panama Canal during this 6-hour tour from Panama City. With your local guide, board a bus for a 45-minute journey to Gamboa, home of the Panama Canal Dredging Division. Meet your vessel, the Pacific Queen, for a trip through the Gailard cut, the Pedro Miguel Locks and the Miraflores Locks. Admire scenic views of the Centennial Bridge, the Chagres River, and the Bridge of the Americas. Eat a complimentary lunch on board during your journey. Disembark at the Flamenco Marina in Panama City.
  • Journey southbound through the Panama Canal
  • Travel on a small vessel to see the workings of the locks up close
  • Pass through the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks
  • Lunch provided on board the boat

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, Apr 2018

The boat was clean and reasonably comfortable. The food was very poor quality, but we expected that after reading the other reviews. The trip was VERY boring overall, and I would not bother to do it again, and would certainly not recommend taking this tour. The best part of the tour was after we left the canal and were headed back to the island with the sun setting.

, Apr 2018

The tour was good. Not all can be controlled thus our tour was a little longer than advertised. The accommodations are ok, grab a seat in the shade ASAP. The commentary was good and easy to understand English. The meal, buffet, was fine, plenty to eat, unlimited soft drinks. The half day tour is certainly enough to get a good feel for using the canal, as compared to the full day, complete crossing.

, Apr 2018

Wonderful experience, fascinating tour that gives you a great perspective on the engineering marvel that the Panama Canal is. Really enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend it to fellow visitors to Panama.

, Dec 2017

If you happen to travel to Panama this is a must do on your list(6hrs).The view is amazing, and the history educational. The staff and tour arrangement is well organized and we got a fair amount for breakfast and lunch with a choices of beverages. The narration is done in Spanish and English. Great

, Nov 2017

It was truly fascinating to experience

, Aug 2017

Great trip! The crew was pleasant and efficient. Gus, the Tour Guide, provided very knowledgeable commentary throughout the trip. During our passage through the Canal locks, we were fortunate to be included with a massive car-carrier ship and it was fascinating to watch this huge ship be guided through the canal. Wonderful experience!

, Aug 2017

A beautiful way to experience an engineering marvel. Gus, our narrator, was very informative, and spoke impeccable English in addition to his native Spanish.

, Feb 2017

There is nothing like the Panama Canal. The ride through the jungle to the starting point was interesting....and then we got on the boat! Though there are long periods when nothing is happening.....the boat has to wait for the other tour boats, tankers, freighters etc. going through the lock together.....the narrator fills the gaps in action with fascinating narrative about the canal. Watching the HUGE tanker follow us into the lock, and then descending as the water level in the lock decreases...simply amazing. The lunch served by the efficient and pleasant staff was quite adequate one doesn't go to Panama for the food. Your experience will be enhanced if you read about the making of the canal beforehand. A tip for the budget traveler: though you will be told to get to the check-in point via taxi, at about 30 each way, it is super easy to get there via Panama's fast, quiet underground metro and then a bus to the marina for a total cost of 70 cents each way.

, Dec 2016

This was a good tour...the only weakness was a statement in the description that said exact departure time would be confirmed the day before the tour. I wrongly assumed an email or text message. YOU have to contact the tour operator yourself...not a big deal...The bus is comfortable...the tour guide speaks both spanish and english well. The lunch on the boat was very good Panamanian fare. The boat itself has an open/covered upper deck and a lower air conditioned deck, bar and snack area and a small gift shop, even a designated smoking area outside in the back of the boat. Lots of great views. Overall a very well run tour.

, Feb 2017

o percurso e pequeno mas a espera é longa
passeio pra quem gostaria realmente de entender a engenharia do canal

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