Panama Province - Panama City
Complete Panama Canal Transit

Early morning transfer from your hotel to the Flamenco Marina. The complete canal crossing departs from the Flamenco Marina in the early morning, and you will travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean on the same day. Starting in the Pacific Ocean, you will be able to admire the Bay of Panama and Panama City’s splendorous skyline before passing under the Bridge of the Americas. The vessel will then transit through the first set of locks, the Miraflores Locks, where it will be lifted 16 meters in two distinct steps. Next, your ship will enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel Locks from Miraflores Locks. The vessel will transit through Pedro Miguel Locks, which is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel is lifted 9 meters in one step. After exiting Pedro Miguel locks, your boat will travel through 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. 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 enjoy a trip through Gatun Lake, which was formed by erecting the Gatun Dam across the Chagres River. During your transit through Gatun Lake you will pass the Smithsonian Research Station at Barro Colorado. You will also experience the Gatun Locks, which are the only set of locks in the Atlantic sector. In Gatun Locks, the vessel will be lowered a total of 26 meters in three distinct chambers. Upon arriving at Colon, you will disembark at Pier 6, where transportation back to Panama City will be provided. Upon arrival at Flamenco you will be transferred back to your city hotel.  



Included

Transportation from and to Panama City Hotel, English speaking guide.



Duration

9 hours  



What to bring

Comfortable clothes and shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses  



Food

Buffet lunch on boat 

Dates   Rates
From: 01 NOV 16 To: 31 OCT 19
Rate Adult $270
Children $140
Private N/A
Private child N/A
Single Traveller Adult $310
Children N/A
Private N/A
Private child N/A

Important Notes: - This tour does not operate daily. Please check the Canal Transit Schedule to see the availability. - Due to the low water levels in the Gatun Lake, which provides all the water for canal operations, the Panama Canal has implemented strict water conservation guidelines. These measures restrict transit schedules and may cause changes in our tour departure times. Please contact us the day before your tour to reconfirm check-in and departure times. Prices are per person  

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