Panama Canal Partial Tour - Northbound Direction - Panama City

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Navigate through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks. Enjoy the action of the Panama Canal's operation.


  • Fully narrated tour
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Breakfast included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

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The tour starts at Flamenco Marina. You will board the Pacific Queen and set sail towards the entrance of Panama Canal on the Pacific Ocean. Take a moment to admire the Bay of Panama and Panama Citys splendorous skyline before you pass under the Bridge of the Americas.

The Panama Canal partial transit tour begins with the Pacific Queen entering the Miraflores Locks and it will be raised 18 meters above sea level in two distinct steps. You will then enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Miraflores from Pedro Miguel Locks. Next, the Pacific Queen will enter Pedro Miguel Locks, which is the second set of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel is raised 9 meters in one step. After exiting the Pedro Miguel Locks, you will be able to view the new Centennial Bridge which crosses over the Canal.

You will then enter the north end of the Gailard Cut where the Chagres River flows into the Canal. The Gailard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut because its curves resemble a snake) is one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value. The Pacific Queen will travel the Cut's 13.7 kilometers on the way to Gamboa Dredging Division. As you transit the Cut you will be able to appreciate the continuous maintenance that this area requires, because it is very susceptible to landslides. In this area you will also be able to observe the work in process for the Panama Canal expansion project.

You will disembark at the Gamboa Dredging Division where you will board motor coaches for a 45 minute ride back to the Flamenco Marina.

Inclusions for Panama Canal Partial Tour - Northbound Direction

  • Continental breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide

Exclusions for Panama Canal Partial Tour - Northbound Direction

  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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4 Traveler Reviews

  • A wonderful day. The moderator spoke fluent Spanish and English and was VERY knowledgeable. If you're in Panama it would be a shame not to go through the canal lock system. This tour goes through 2 locks and returns you to the point of departure by bus... approx 6 hrs. Wouldn't have missed it for the world.

  • A really fun and enjoyable tour it is really interesting to be on the canal itself rather than just visit the Miraflores locks although I would do that too for a different perspective. You get breakfast and lunch included along with soft drinks - the food is just ok and there is no option for non-meat eaters at lunch you can have as many soft drinks as you like.

  • The guide picked us up promptly at our hotel. The tour in a very clean van with the guide, three couples and one single was educational and enjoying. The walk around Old Panama City was educational and enjoyable. The guide was very knowledgeable. The only thing I would change was the restaurant chosen for our lunch. It was not great from either its location or the quality of the food. Still I would highly recommend it.

  • Canal passage is a really excited experience. Advice: return bus to Marina should have additional stop at downtown, as many people do not need go back to the starting point.

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