Full Canal Transit
Follow the famous route that thousands of cargo ships take each year on a full transit of the Panama Canal. This one-day canal crossing on a shared boat first crosses under the Bridge of the Americas and then navigates through all three sets of the Canal’s locks: the Pedro Miguel Locks, the Miraflores Locks and the Gatun Locks. On this journey from the Pacific to the Atlantic, you will also travel through the historically significant Gaillard Cut, otherwise known as the Culebra Cut, and discover Gatun Lake.
Along the way, learn more about the Panama Canal’s history, engineering and current expansion project, all while sailing between large ships and observing the surrounding rainforest.
After completing the transit, disembark on the Atlantic side and take shared transport back to the marina in Panama City. From there, you will be met by your guide and taken back to your hotel.
Approximately 10 to 12 hours.
**Note that the duration is directly related to traffic on the Panama Canal.
Bilingual guide / narrator, soft drinks and water, continental breakfast, full lunch, snacks, bus ride from Colon to Flamenco Marina and transportation from / back to your hotel in the city.
Please note that any tour departing from Gamboa or Playa Bonita hotels, or hotels near the airports will have a total surcharge of $70 plus 7% tax.
Pick up time will be confirmed 24 hours before departure of this tour.
WHAT TO BRING?
Comfortable clothing and shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera, umbrella or raincoat and money for souvenirs.
The following information is a Panama tipping guide:
- Shuttle Driver $ 2.00 per person, per day.
- Sightseeing tour driver $ 5.00 per person, per day.
- Tour guide $ 10.00 per person, per day.
- Tour boat driver $ 5.00 per person, per day.
- Bellboys and airports $ 1.00 per bag.
- Waiter / a restaurant 10% – 15%.
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