• Location: Panama City, Panama
  • Duration: 12 hours (approx.)
From USD $ 180.00 View price calendar

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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

What You Can Expect

Customer Reviews

Daniel B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2018

Great overall...well paced! would do again for sure!

Robert F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was a terrific trip and one we highly recommend. It is unlike any other tour that you have taken to be able to transit the entire length of the Panama Canal, to get to see the whole path of the canal, see how it works, to travel through the locks and to travel with other ships is an experience you'll never forget. It is a long day, but don't be put off by that, it is very interesting, the ship is comfortable and you'll be well taken care of by the crew. All of the crew were very nice, very helpful and informative about the canal. We have two very nice meals breakfast and lunch plus snacks and plenty of beverages. All of which made the trip very easy and comfortable and kept us focused on the highlight of the trip - seeing the canal ! Very much worth the trip!

Sandra B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

One of the few full transit providers

Bernard D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was an incredible tour. Definitely worth the price and the time. Had considered doing the half transit tour, but the full transit tour was worth it.

Clare Z

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This was the trip of a lifetime. To see those enormous barges loaded with unfathomable amounts of cargo, from all over the world-incredible. The guide also gives fascinating facts about the canal. It's like an amazing history lesson. Every boat has a pilot provided by the Canal authority my new dream job-driving the boat that brings the pilots to the barges! You are also provided with breakfast, lunch and snacks. Water is always available in abundance. I will admit it was rather long, so you can bring a book or cards while going across lakes. A number of people knew to do that. But it was fine. I found the whole experience thrilling. My 17 year old son and I loved it. One complaint to Viator-all those people using I-Pads as cameras. Of course, all the passengers wanted to congregate at the front of the boat as we entered the locks-and there were those people who insisted on holding I-pads in the air to take pictures and even worse-videos blocking people's views. This should be discouraged or banned. What ever happened to experiencing the moment? Imagine traversing the Panama Canal through your I-Pad! You could have stayed home and done that through You-Tube.

Gregory G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2018

This is a great trip, made better by our knowledgable and entertaining narrator Gus. We traveled from Panama City to Colon in a little over seven hours. If you are an independent traveler it's good to arrive early as people are assigned colored wristbands based on when they check in. This also determines boarding order and the best seats and when various groups are called for breakfast and lunch. Very informative and enjoyable!

Aida S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

It was a great experience. Worth every penny.

Susan G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

We loved this tour! It was everything and more. Our tour guide, Gus, kept everyone well informed in both lively English and Spanish. The size of the ship allowed up close and personal views of the locks, the big ships we traveled with, and the islands in Lake Gatun. They kept us full, too, with a generous breakfast, lunch and a snack. Going through all 6 locks allowed for getting familiar with the whole process. the beautiful ride through Gatun Lake allowed for leisure. Some read books, some played cards, we talked a lot with our fellow travelers. I think it was even better than going through on a cruise ship because we we so close to the water the whole time.

Leagh B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

The full day tour is a must, although a long day, to fully appreciate the canal. Gus provided the best commentary throughout the whole trip with a great sense of humour. Thanks to our pilots, a requirement for any shop passing the canal, for jumping the queues and saving us 2 hours of wait time.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Best experience ever!

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