Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour From Panama City

From USD 185
USD
Per Person
Risk Free

You can cancel later upto 24 hours in advance, so lock in this price today.

Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Instant Confirmation
  • Lowest Price Guaranteed
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Amador Causeway, Calz. de Amador, Panamá, Panama,
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

The tour will start at the Flamenco Marina in Panama city. The partial transit starts with a motor coach ride for 45 minutes to the town of Gamboa where the Panama Canal Dredging Division is located. Once in Gamboa, you will aboard the cruise ship to start the water portion of the tour.
You will go through two locks; Miraflores and Pedro Miguel on the canal on board of the cruise ship Pacific Queenthat can hold 200 passengers.

Highlights

Family friendly

Tour is wheelchair accessible

Lunch included

Vegetarian meal option available

Fully narrated tour

Know More about this tour

You will enter the canal at the north end of the Gaillard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal. The Gaillard 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.

Your boat will travel the Cut's 13.7 kilometers on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks. 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. Before reaching the Pedro Miguel Locks at the southern end of the Cut, you will be able to view the new Centennial Bridge which crosses over the Canal.

Next, your ship will enter Pedro Miguel Locks, which is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel is lowered 9 meters in one step. You will then enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel from Miraflores Locks, the latter being the final set of locks before reaching the Pacific Ocean. At Miraflores Locks the vessel is lowered 16 meters in two distinct steps.

Once in the Pacific Ocean the vessel will sail to the beautiful Flamenco Marina where passengers disembark. On the way to Flamenco, you will pass under the Bridge of the Americas, and later, you will be able to admire the Bay of Panama and Panama City's splendorous skyline then you will head back to Isla Flamenco.

Inclusions

Lunch

Professional guide

Entry/Admission - Panama Canal

Exclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

You Might Also Like