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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during this full-day tour of the Panama Canal. With your local guide, explore the canal by sea and on foot, viewing the ships passing through the locks and the variety of plant and animal life on the canal's shores. Explore Gatun Lake and Monkey Island, home to howlers, capuchins, and tamarins. Stop at the Agua Clara Locks Visitor Center to get an overview of the canal's history through informative displays and exhibits. Explore San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a picnic lunch. All activities, entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included.
  • Eat a picnic lunch in San Lorenzo National Park
  • Explore the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific
  • See the native animal and plant life surrounding the canal and Gatun Lake
  • Visit San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo

What's Included

  • Panama Canal boat ride (90 minutes)
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Gratuities
  • Due to heavy traffic, no free pickup from hotels located near Amador Causeway, Clayton (City of Knowledge) Playa Bonita. Separate transportation for the an extra charge
  • Playa Blanca, or Rio Hato, Metromall or Tocumen Airport need to arrange own transportation
  • This is not a TRANSIT tour, we wont travel by boat inside the locks.

Meeting And Pickup

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Start time

07:00 AM

Pickup details

Pickup from centrally located Panama City hotels in the following areas: • El Cangrejo • Obarrio • Punta Pacifica • San Francisco • Punta Paitilla • Avenida Balboa • Bella Vista • Casco Viejo • Marbella • Financial District • El Dorado • Bethania

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The tour starts in a very remote area and there will be no access to public restrooms until around 10:30am. There is a sheltered latrine available for women at the dock but it is very rustic.
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • If you will be staying at a hotel area that is not on the list, please contact your local operator prior to booking your tour
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour is in ENGLISH
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems or other serious medical conditions that prevent to getting inside a small boat.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour?

A:The policies on sanitization are:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour?

A:The policies on social distancing are:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour?

A:The policies on staff health & safety are:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

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Traveler Tips


Bathroom breaks are very rare on this 7+ hour trip.
It is a full day tour and completely worth it.
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Fabulous tour
Batsheva_K, Dec 2022
Tour amazing! We saw so many amazing animals on the boat tour! We loved learning about the Panama Canal and going to the San Lorenzo national park. The tour was run seamlessly and our tour guide John was extremely knowledgeable and engaging! We had a great time
1 traveler found this review helpful
Boat riding in the canal
Rohan_B, Nov 2022
Lots to do in the 8-hour tour, rather than sitting and waiting. Most memorable is riding on a boat in the canal next to the big ships.
Love this tour
Cecile_J, Nov 2022
Paola was an excellent guide. She knew history and biodiversity of the area. She attentive and cheerful. Excellent job
Locks and jungle
paru_t, Nov 2022
John Acosta was a very knowledgeable and really good guide . The tour allowed us to experience ships passing through the locks, a boat ride in the wider part of the canal near the Caribbean at gatun lake and see a lot of wildlife. Lunch was fresh and tasty
1 traveler found this review helpful
The Sisters Love Panama!
Donna_M, Nov 2022
Our tour guide, Enrique Ruiz, was exceptional and my sister and I have taken many tours throughout the world. He was so knowledgeable and he made learning about beautiful Panama fun, too!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Coatimundi heaven
Michael_A, Nov 2022
Our guide, Enrique Ruíz, is well-traveled and we’ll-informed, which makes a big difference. Hanging out with and stopping to take photos of the wildlife, was the best part of the trip - especially the coatis and howler monkeys. It would’ve been nice to actually be in the Canal on a watercraft, but Enrique made it clear that we would only see the Panama Canal from land. The picnic 🧺 making our own sandwiches was nice and reinforced a bond with the other travelers in our group.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Ocean to ocean was great!
DBM, Nov 2022
Excellent guide (John) and great experiences. Highlight was boating and seeking flora and fauna (and quite successfully). Pickup and return handled well and promptly.
Amazing trip!
Alicia_F, Nov 2022
This was the highlight of our trip! Enrique was an amazing tour guide. He’s very friendly and funny and extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the history of Panamá. We had an amazing time. We will recommend this trip to all our friends!
Ocean to Ocean and much more
Mike_M, Nov 2022
Wildlife viewing in route and return, excellent opportunity to view and learn about locks and canal operation, boating on the canal lakes was utilized to provide even more wildlife viewing opportunities, and visits to the forts along the canal included knowledgeable information on their history. Our guide provided an excellent synopsis of the history and current situation with regard to everything we visited.
Good trip
francis_m, Nov 2022
The guide was very informative and helpful for the group we will recommend the trip to one and all great experience
Fantastic
Ruth_C, Nov 2022
The guide was on time. He was fun and very very knowledgeable of the tour. He was patient with each of us. He was wonderful.
Outstanding Tour and Guide
Kristen_T, Oct 2022
Our guide, John, was outstanding. In addition to viewing so much wildlife up close, we learned a tremendous amount of information about many aspects of Panama from him. We saw some other tours/operators, and it was clear that this outfit is superior. I would recommend this tour without hesitation.
Trip was great and the guide was entertaining.
Penny_P, Oct 2022
The boat ride to monkey island and seeing a few monkeys was nice. Lunch was good and Enrique was a delightful guide.
Amazing time!
Shaddron_C, Oct 2022
It was an amazing day with our tour guide! The driving, boat ride, and pictures that they took for us while traveling were great and the information we got on the tour was so good!
Awesome Trip and Tour Guide
Cherisse_D, Oct 2022
Paola was the best guide we ever had hands down. The experience itself was awesome, but she made it ten times better. She was so knowledgeable, welcoming and just plain sweet! Her driver was great too, he spotted all kinds of animals on the drive. We saw all kinds of animals, so cool! The Panama Canal and Fort was great too!
Great experience
Charity_C, Oct 2022
This was a great day- lots of nature, history, learning. Our guide, John, was fantastic. He was very timely and kept the group on track. He shared so many interesting Panama facts and had pictures to go with his stories. We spotted multiple animals on our jungle journey. The bus was nice and comfortable. We highly recommend this experience
1 traveler found this review helpful
Excellent full day trip full of history, wildlife and information about the canal and Panama ingeneral.
derickparker, Oct 2022
Paulo the female guide was excellent…so much information …she speaks Spanish and English fluently…so friendly and an excellent representative for the tour company
Full day full of info and experiences
Melissa_S, Oct 2022
Paolo was a great guide. So knowledge and willing to share info...about what we were seeing on the tour and things to know for Panama City. Full day.... lots of wild animal sightings, Locks on Panama Canal and the Fort. Highly recommend!!
John was a very...
Karl_T, Oct 2022
John was a very knowledgeable tour guide. He explained everything. Great trip. Absolutely loved the total canal package
Paula was amazing!
ByronBeck, Oct 2022
Paula was very knowledgeable and made the trip amazing. We loved all the stops and would certainly book this one again!
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