Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour

Panama City, Panama · 1 - 10 People · 5 hours · Join-in activity

$135 USD Per Person

  • Food
  • Drinks
  • Insurance
  • Taxes
  • Tickets
  • Maritime Transportation
  • Snacks
  • Tour Guide

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 Pacific Queen 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 Pacific Queen 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, the Pacific Queen 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.

Northbound:

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 City’s 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.

 

Pricing list

  • adults: (+12 years)

    $135 USD Per Person

  • children: (6-11 years)

    $95 USD per child

  • infants: (0-5 years)

    $0 USD per infant

Schedule:

Includes

  • Bilingual guide/narrator.
  • Full lunch.
  • Soft drinks and water (all you can drink).
  • Transportation by bus from Panama City (Flamenco Resort & Marina) to Gamboa or vice versa.

Excludes

  • Tips
  • Transportation from the hotel or residence

Food

several options

Usage instructions

You must be at the meeting point Marina de Flamenco, last Island in La Calzada de Amador 15 minutes before the time, one day before we will be sending an email to confirm the departure time of the tour.

Cancelation policy

When requesting a reservation, the user accepts the cancellation policy detailed below.

For confirmed reservations:

A refund of 100% of the price paid at the time of booking will be made if you cancel up to 7 DAYS in advance of the reserved day.

A refund of 85% of the price paid at the time of booking will be made if canceled up to 3 DAYS before the reserved day.

No refund will be made if canceled less than 72 hours before the reserved day.

Important information

En el correo de confirmacion sera enviado un mapa con el punto de encuentro y una confirmacion con los datos de la persona encargada de la gira. 

Starting Point

Marina de Flamenco, última Isla en La Calzada de Amador

Reviews ( 2 )

  • Reyes Otero Alvarez

    Buenas noches, Me gustaría saber si este tour de Tránsito Parcial del Canal está disponible el viernes 1 de septiembre o el viernes 8? Somos 3 personas. Un saludo, Reyes Otero

  • yanko goic cortes

    Existe disponibilidad para un adulto y un niño el 9 de julio (mañana).