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Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise

  • Panama Canal partial sightseeing cruise
  • Enjoy the opportunity to cruise down the Panama Canal
  • Travel through the famous Miraflores Locks
Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise
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Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise
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Take a partial transit cruise on the Panama Canal and journey through the Miraflores Locks. Marvel at this incredible feat of engineering as your ship is raised up to 54 feet (16 meters), enabling Pedro Miguel's lake to fill the chambers where the vessel is locked. With this 6-hour day trip, you’ll see Panama City sights and travel along Amador Causeway during the drive from your hotel.
What to Expect
This partial transit cruise through the Miraflores Locks takes you into one of three lock systems used along the Panama Canal — an experience not to be missed! The canal’s construction is considered one of the largest and most challenging engineering projects ever undertaken before it was opened in 1914, enabling efficient passage between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

After hotel pickup in the morning, you’ll travel toward La Playita pier on an approximate 1.5-hour drive through Panama City. Journey along the Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), a man-made network of four small islands near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. Enjoy breathtaking views of the canal and Panama City skyline before boarding your vessel.

Cruise for approximately 60 minutes along the Panama Canal until reaching the 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 it’s your ship’s turn inside the locks, but the scene before you is worth it. Enjoy great photo ops as you watch vessels traveling through Miraflores.

You’ll be amazed as your ship is raised up to 54 feet in a two-step process while water from the lake fills the lock’s chambers. Once the process is finished, continue cruising to the Pedro Miguel Locks before arriving at the Gamboa pier.

Here, disembark to re-board the coach for the return transfer to your Panama City hotel.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
Reviews (238)
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Reviewed 5 days ago
#1 Must Do in Panama

Well-organized trip. This is the No.1 thing you need to in Panama. The trip lasted about 4 hours. The partially sail across the Panama Canal experience was very unique and memorable. The crews are very friendly and cheerful. The lunch was very delicious. Please send...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ryon W
Reviewed 1 week ago
Crossing the Panama Canal

We traveled with the Pacific Queen tours, they picked us up from our hotel to take us to the marina, right after we took a bus to Gamboa, it took aprox. 45 min and from there our tour begun. (6 hours total, it includes food...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Daniela m
Reviewed October 2, 2018
An Amazing experience

Took Panama Canal partial transit sightseeing cruise with Princes cruises with my fiance’ It was a perfect vacation experience. Views of the Panama Canal were amazing. Entire experience was so breathtaking. Princess cruises did a wonderful job. We had a balcony suite. Will definitely look...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank lordshelpdoc
Reviewed August 25, 2018
A must-see but it's a long day

Many of the complaints are related to the waiting time which not a fault of the tour operator. It's just the nature of the tour. They can do better, however, in the following areas. The voucher provides an e-mail address to arrange a pick-up time...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Dick613
Reviewed May 18, 2018
So much information and great boat

This was a tourist thing, but so well done. Glad we were on a boat with shade and multiple decks. A great historian who was patient with our questions. The tour ends bef ore Kaje Gatun. We saw that lake on an Eco tour the...More

Date of experience: April 2018
3  Thank Lora L
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June 14, 2018|
Response from marcelMP |
yes it is called the partial canal transit southbound ; you can reserve it via ancon It takes half a day .. but is expensive
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