Panama Province - Panama City
Partial Panama Canal Transit

This tour could be operated from Northbound as well as the Southbound, of course everything will depends on the Canal Authorities, however doens't matter the direction this boat takes the experience is simply amazing.

 

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

 

The Panama Canal partial transit tour begins with the Boat entering the Miraflores Locks where the vessel is 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 boat 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 south 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 boat 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.

 

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

 

Southbound Our tour starts at the Flamenco Resort and Marina. Passengers board motor coaches for a 45-minute ride to the town of Gamboa where the Panama Canal Dredging Division is located. Once in Gamboa, passengers board the boat to start the water portion of the tour. The Panama Canal partial transit tour begins at the north end of the Gailard 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. The 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.

Before reaching the Pedro Miguel Locks at the southern end of the Cut, you will be able to view the Centennial Bridge which crosses over the Canal. Next, the boat 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 18 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.



Included

Transportation from and to Panama City Hotel to the Marina & English speaking guide



Duration

6 hours  



What to bring

Comfortable clothes and shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, Umbrella or raincoat.  



Food

Buffet lunch on boat, Sodas and waters 

Dates   Rates
From: 01 NOV 16 to: 31 OCT 20
Rates Adult $215
Children $130
Private N/A
Private child N/A
Single Traveller Adult $255
Children N/A
Private N/A
Private child N/A

IMPORTANT NOTES

 

Tour Schedules: This tour does not operate daily.

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.   

 

Minimum age required 3 years old.

Children’s policies: Children rates apply from 3-12 years

 

Extra Charges:

If you want an upgrade to a complete transit please added:

Adult: $65
Children: $25
Single traveller: $65

 

Tour Type: sightseeing / architecture

Difficulty: Easy

Required experience: Any

 

The Northbound Partial Canal tours can have the check in time between 6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.
The Southbound Partial Canal tours can have the check in time between 9:30 a.m.  – 11:00 a.m.

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