Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise

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Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise information and booking

from
$145
Duration
6 hours
Departs from
Tour departs from select Panama City hotels
Returns to
Tour returns to the original departure point
Time of departure
7:45am(Note: on the first Saturday of the month, the tour departs at 5:45am)
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Tour description provided by Viator

See for yourself how the Panama Canal works as you transit the Miraflores Locks, one of three locks used along the canal. The construction of the canal was one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken at the time, and it made an enormous impact on shipping in the region. This is an amazing sightseeing cruise not to be missed!

You'll be picked up from your hotel at approximately 8am and head towards the La Playita pier. Along the way, you'll drive through both the old and modern areas of Panama City along the Amador Causeway, arriving at the pier to board the vessel at 9:30am.Enjoy an approximate 60-minute scenic sightseeing cruise along the Panama Canal until reaching the famous Miraflores Locks. Depending on the number of boats present on your date of travel, you'll most likely have to wait a short while before cruising inside the locks. The wait is absolutely worth it, so relax and enjoy the scenery until it’s your turn!When going through the Miraflores Locks, your ship is raised up to 54 feet (16 meters) in a two-step process. This activity is achieved by sending water from Pedro Miguel's lake to fill the chambers where the ship is locked. Once the process is finished, you'll continue cruising to the Pedro Miguel Locks before arriving at the Gamboa pier, where you'll jump back into the coach for the return transfer to your Panama City hotel.

What's included

  • Guided sightseeing cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Non-alcoholic beverages

What isn't included

  • Gratuities (optional)