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Panama Canal Full Transit Tour

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


Cruise the entirety of the Panamá Canal, from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, during this 12-hour tour in Panamá City. Board a small vessel to travel through all 3 sets of locks that make up the canal. Voyage on Gatun Lake and the Chagres River. Learn about the history and construction of the canal from your guide while you travel. Disembark in Colón and board a shuttle for the return trip to Panamá City. Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages are provided on board.
  • Travel the entirety of the Panamá Canal on a 12-hour boat journey
  • Admire the engineering of the canal as you pass through all 3 sets of locks
  • View scenic Gatun Lake and the Chagres River
  • Breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages are provided

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Tick off the 10th WONDER OF THE WORLD
, Jun 2019
Excellent trip through 6 locks and a man made lake. Cant experience the enormity of the Canal and the infrastructure / personal required unless you take this trip. The commentary was superb and the boat was perfect size to move around and take photos.
Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank you for sharing your great experience. We are more than happy that you enjoyed your Panama Canal Transit with us. As you mentioned, this is the best way to know and experience all there is about the Panama Canal. All the best, Thelma
Excellent day out
, Jun 2019
Another box ticked...did 2 crossings as a merchant marine engineer 50 years ago so saw very little being down in the engine room so it was most enjoyable seeing it for real.
Visiting Panama Canal!
, Apr 2019
The trip was amazing! It was well organized! Enjoyed everything! The food was good, but maybe little limited for my vegetarian daughter. Also would have been nice to know that my hotel pick up was not available due to distance. During the registration, it should say how far away the pickups are scheduled. We had to get our own transportation to Marina. Otherwise, it was great!
Very Worthwhile!
Philip M
, Mar 2019
A once in a lifetime experience. It takes about 12 hours but it is worth it. Don't be swayed by the reviewers that say it is boring and takes too long. Snacks and water were only disappointments.
Fantastic Excursion
, Jan 2019
We had a wonderful time on the full transit tour. I'm so glad we did the full day instead of the half day. The boat was nice and comfortable, and the food was better than I expected. I highly recommend this tour. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and seeing the canal from this boat was worth every penny. Highly recommend!
Poor the boat broke down night before and visitor did not send me notice in time. Via toe did a good job switcjhing
, Jan 2019
And had to switch to another tour company that company was okay we got out at Gamboa but missed Colon. Do a better job notifying folk.
, Nov 2018
This was a bucket list trip that I want to do all of my life. It was well worth the trip and very professional.
Very informative
, Oct 2018
the whole trip was fabulous, Gus was very informative and i think it was worth the money, the whole experience was great
Exceptional Experience - a MUST Do!
Dave G
, Sep 2018
This tour is the experience of a lifetime and certain to please any curious or seasoned traveler. Staff is stellar; very courteous, organized, and well-prepared! Our tour narrator, Gus, is unparalleled in his knowledge, enthusiasm, energy, and sense of humor. While the full transit makes for a long day, we believe a partial transit would have diminished the awe and magic of the canal's history and grandeur. Worthy of anyone's bucket list, this tour is definitely a magnificent highlight of our vacation.
To actually transit one of the Wonders...
, Sep 2018
To actually transit one of the Wonders of the World namely the Panama Canal must be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The tour vessel guide Gus is great and the service is terrific, if somewhat regimented. There is no way to describe the amazement I felt actually using the functioning equipment installed over 100 years ago and still going strong. Being in close proximity to some of the giant container, car carrier, liquid gas, petroleum, loose dry goods and assorted other vessels gives one a sense of awe. Learning about the hardships and successes of the construction left me with a feeling of great respect and wonder. Understanding the volume of useage is staggering. Don't forget the sunscreen and if you plan on staying on the open decks I recommend long pants and long sleeve shirt to prevent windburn even with the high temperature and humidity. Also, don't expect a lot of courtesy form the picture hounds who seem to leave their manners in their hotel rooms. For the less adventureous, the enclosed decks are air-conditioned but the views are limited. Finally, be prepared for a very long day.

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