Gatun Locks142 Votes
- Address: Colón, Panama, Colon
- Tags: Family And Kids
Gatun Locks are a lock system that lifts a ship up 85 feet to the main elevation of Panama Canal and down again. It is a fabulous work of engineering which is a delight to look at. If you want to sail through the Caribbean, make sure you choose the route which passes through Gatun Locks for this is going to be once in a lifetime experience and you be stunned to see the marvellous work and design. You will have a terrific experience as you see the ships sail through the locks which have made travel and commerce easy and convenient.
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Gatun Locks Reviews & Ratings
In short I ended up with a rare opportunity to transit the canal and observe the full process from inside the bridge. I admit that the canal pilots not only know the ins and outs of the waterways they have to be capable of managing from 10 to 15 different teams simultaneously over various radios. Not to mention they also have to know how to compensate in case one of the teams demonstrates a slow or incorrect responce. It truly is an art of orchestration on the fly...
Passing through the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal is an awesome experience. It takes a while because the process of emptying and filling the two chambers and moving the ship is slow, but it’s fascinating to experience. It’s awe inspiring to think that this is a man made Canal and to grasp the effect it must have had on nautical life and trade in general after this Atlantic/Pacitic cut-through was completed.
It's time ever going to the Panama canal. Absolutely beautiful. Wish I had known more about it before we saw it.
Very impressive! Definately a bucket list item to experience. It really is quite something to see the locks transport our cruise ship and these large tankers through the different water depths. I did not expect to be as impressed as I was!
Its is always good to cross panama canal..very nice planning construction and its really helpful because of panama canal its very easy to transit ships from atlantic to pasific. While transit you can find mostly all over greenery and nice jungle with cute birds