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Panama Marine Adventures

Address: Via Porras y Calle Belen, No. 106, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507-226-8917
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Owner description: Panama Marine Adventures is the leader tour operator in Panama Canal Tours aboard the MV Pacific...
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Owner description: Panama Marine Adventures is the leader tour operator in Panama Canal Tours aboard the MV Pacific Queen. We offer two options to experience the Panama Canal and its history up close. The Partial Transit tour has a duration of 4 to 5 hours. It goes through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, underneath the Bridge of the Americas and Centennial Bridge and Gaillard Cut. The Full Transit tour has a duration of 8 to 9 hours. You will transit through the three set of locks: Miraflores, Pedro Miguel and Gatun Locks, commencing in Pacific Ocean and ending in the Atlantic Ocean.In both options you will observe some of the works that are being held for the Canal's expansion.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

I booked a boattrip with Panama Marine Adventures a month in advance. When I arrived at the dock before 7am I found out the trip was cancelled. I was told the boat's transmission had failed the day before. I was refunded my money, but not my time. Busloads of tourists were turned back. PMA could have emailed me to spare... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Our tour was amazing. We had a beautiful day and our guide/instructor was very nice. The tour enables you to vibist the old part of Panama City in a fun and exciting way for teenagers. We also had wonderful opportunities to take some pretty nice shots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We did this as a family and it was such a great experience. If we didn't do anything else, this was still well worth the trip. Beautiful day, awesome views of the city and the guide was absolutely amazing and knowledgeable. Thanks to Gus we had an awesome experience!

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Cancun, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I did the partial crossing with this company in July and yes, It is a good tour, and of course a must see, but just half way, and it is more than enough, it gets a bit boring after you've seen the first lock, the tour guide was great in spanish and he has a great english, the rest of... More 

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Miami, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We enjoyed a delightful and unusual land/water sightseeing tour on the AquaBus. We got the tour in English and Spanish about the skyscrapers of Panama and some of the history of building of Panama and the Canal. Our tour guide Rina Barba, she was terrific!! It was fun to take pictures of the city and ships from the water not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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50 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We completed the full transit on Easter Saturday and the boat was packed. Although the half transit probably would have been enough, it was great to go the full length. We would have rated this higher except for 2 problems on the day: 1. air-conditioning in the lounge areas was not working, so it was even hotter inside that it... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We spent most of a day on the partial transit tour. It was well run and well worth the price. We appreciated the reliable and efficient reservations process when we were planning our trip. I am always skeptical that things will work out when planning in advance from so far away. Everything worked out exactly as we had expected and... More 

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Nipomo, California
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

A couple of things went wrong, admittedly some on my part, and some I believe on the part of Panama Marine Adventures. I self-booked my partial transit tickets online through their website and the process was fairly easy. On second look, the website gives schedules and times and says that they are subject to change. The printed out boarding pass... More 

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Took the partial trip through the Canal. Reservations and check in was very professional. The bus to Gamboa was a luxury tour bus. However, when we boarded the vessel it was not the 300 passenger Pacific Queen so heavily advertised but a boat half it's size with only open seating in the heat and not the enclosed air conditioned seating... More 

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Lincoln, Nebraska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We booked a partial transit with Panama Marine Adventures. We rode in a bus to Gamboa where we then boarded a boat. The seats under shade went quickly, luckily those of us in direct sun had packed sunscreen and hats, but it would have been handy to have known full sun seats may be the only seats left beforehand. There... More 

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