We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507-226-8917
Website
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.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 58 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 33
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Interesting! It's a long day though...

We did a full transit with PMA on the Pacific Queen on July 18 2015. We booked our own tickets directly with PMA and I think we saved a bit of money doing so. We got a blue wrist... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
Reeyette
,
Roswell, Georgia

Similar Things to Do in Panama City

Add Photo Write a Review

58 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Roswell, Georgia
Level Contributor
41 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We did a full transit with PMA on the Pacific Queen on July 18 2015. We booked our own tickets directly with PMA and I think we saved a bit of money doing so. We got a blue wrist band and that meant we were almost the last group to board - by that time all seats on top were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Stockholm, Sweden
Level Contributor
246 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We went on the south-bound 1/2 day tour that turned into a full day/sunset tour. You leave Flamenco on air-conditioned buses for Gamboa at 10:30, then board the vessel - Pacific Queen, that can take 300-350 passengers. The tour company must follow the directions of the Canal company and in our case we had to idle on the Gatun Lake... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Panama
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is by far the best experience if its kind in Panama. The journey is outstanding and the service is 5 stars +++++ the 12 crew members Melvin, Shantal, Henry, Roberta, Ines, Nancy, Dexie, Doris, Maria, Jose, Julio and Manuel deliver service beyond any expectation. This is one cruise I eill definitely repeat obce, twice and more! Well done guys!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverside, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

This is by far the best way to see the canal in action. You can check out things from the Mira Floes Locks Visitor Center but the transit is awesome. Our tour guide, Gus, gave us great information on how it all came to pass, from the beginning to the present operation. He explained the future expansion, and then took... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Costa Mesa, CA
Level Contributor
121 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We used this company to go on the partial canal trip - southbound. Air-conditioned new buses took us from the meeting place at Isla Flamenco (make sure your driver knows !!) to Gamboa. From there we boarded their max-300 person boat. We were with about 100 people - the experience may be different with maximum capacity. The narrator / guide... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Why am I posting a review of a trip I did not make? Mainly to praise the company and secondly to advise travelers of a Panamanian issue. First the company was wonderful in answering all my questions before the trip. I felt very satisfied that they were the right choice. Then when the trip got cancelled they immediately refunded all... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Tampa, Florida
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Once in a lifetime opportunity to see a TRUE WONDER OF THE WORLD. Excellent Tour Guide. Friendly crew. It would have been nice to have the opportunity to disembark downtown instead of returning all the way out to Flamenco Marina...but definitely " A MUST" if you are in Panama!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We had a good tour with Panama Marine Adventures. Our good experience may partially be due to the fact that the boat only had approximately 60 people on it. Consequently, there were plenty of open seats, both inside and outside, more than enough food (quality OK, not great), and almost no line for the food. Gus the tour guide was... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Visalia, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We went on the partial transit our first full day in Panama. I had read about the canal prior to our trip but it is very different to see it and take in the scale of the operation. Our tour guide, Gus, is excellent as stated in other reviews. We also found Lennys to be extremely helpful with booking other... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Rotherham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
94 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

As we use canals in the U.K. we had wanted to see the Panama canal for a long time and as they are working on the expansion project at present now seemed a good time to visit.We booked the full transit tour starting from Panama city and ending in Colon,it is not a cheap trip costing $195 per person,we arrived... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours also viewed

Panama City, Panama Province
Panama City, Panama Province
 
Panama City, Panama Province
 

Been to Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours

Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: 507-226-8917
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question
Columbia, Missouri

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?