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Address: Via Porras y Calle Belen, No. 106, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507-226-8917
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Description: Panama Marine Adventures is the leader tour operator in Panama Canal Tours...
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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If it wasn't for thesuperb Gus, this would deserve the lowest rating.

It was hard to believe that the company could treat us so poorly, leading up to joining the boat at 11.40am. Why couldn't they have informed us that the trip started at 9 NOT 7am... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
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English first
Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

It was hard to believe that the company could treat us so poorly, leading up to joining the boat at 11.40am. Why couldn't they have informed us that the trip started at 9 NOT 7am; despite having our e mail address and being phoned 48hrs AND 24hrs before to double check. Their 3 staff who sat - in company polo... More 

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Belle Mead, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

We did the 1/2 day tour. It was great!!! Our guide on the Pacific Queen, Gus, was both entertaining and a font of knowledge. The boat was perfectly fine, and it was great to go through the canal on a smaller boat (as opposed to a cruise ship) because we could see everything up close and personal, as opposed to... More 

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Plainfield, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We did the half transit at the end of July 2014. The bus ride to the canal was cool because it gave us an opportunity to see more of the local area. It was about an hour long, so be prepared for the ride. The docking area where you meet is near a shopping and restaurant area so you can... More 

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Basel
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Completed this tour today and have nothing but the highest praise for this company. Our tour narrator, Gus, was so informative with his narration of both facts & history. His love & knowledge of the canal is clear from all he shares with the participants. So glad we had this opportunity! The Princess Queen ship that we were on holds... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
50 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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