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Partial Canal Transit

INFO

This partial transit of the Panama Canal either follows a southbound or northbound route, depending on the day. On the partial transit, you will pass through two of the Canal’s three sets of locks: Miraflores Locks and Pedro Miguel Locks.

The southbound route boards the shared boat in Gamboa and begins at the north end of the historically significant Gaillard Cut, also known as the Culebra Cut. You will have the opportunity to observe the current Panama Canal expansion project as the vessel navigates through the Cut to the other side, where the Pedro Miguel Locks are located. After descending and ascending the Locks, the vessel will continue across the Miraflores Lake and pass through the Miraflores Locks, before disembarking on the Pacific side.

The northbound route boards the shared boat at the marina in Panama City and begins by sailing under the Bridge of the Americas. It first enters the Miraflores Locks, then crosses the Miraflores Lake, before passing through the Pedro Miguel Locks, the second set of locks on the Pacific side. It then enters the north end of the Gaillard Cut and travels through the Cut, giving you the opportunity to observe the current Panama Canal expansion project. You will then disembark in Gamboa and take transport back to Panama City’s marina.

DETAILS

DURATION

Approximately 5 hours.

INCLUDES

Transportation from and to the hotel, admission tickets, bilingual guide, lunch.

PRICE

Please inquire

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.

SCHEDULE

Pick-up time will be confirmed 24 hours before transit departure.

SUGGESTIONS

WHAT TO BRING?

Comfortable clothing and shoes, sunglasses, camera, hat, sunscreen.

TIPS

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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