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Panama Canal Partial Tour - Southbound Direction provided by Panama Marine Adventures

Panama Canal Partial Tour - Southbound Direction

Panama Canal Partial Tour - Southbound Direction
4.5
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from AU$183.57 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 18 Jun. 2020
A note from Panama Canal Partial Tour - Southbound Direction
We have shoe sanitizing mat before boarding the vessel.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32283P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
Lunch • Professional guide • Roundtrip hotel transfer
Exclusions
(available for purchase)
Duration
6h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If your hotel is not listed, please let us know so we can recommend the nearest at walking distance. The exact pickup time will be informed on the day before of the tour through the Viator extranet around 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm. You can also contact us at this time.
Fuerte Amador. Resort & Marina, 084300762, Panamá, Panama Located on the last island of the Amador Causeway, behind the Duty Free Shop. We have a tour office with a sign of Panama Canal Tours.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Lunch • Professional guide • Roundtrip hotel transfer
Exclusions
(available for purchase)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
If your hotel is not listed, please let us know so we can recommend the nearest at walking distance. The exact pickup time will be informed on the day before of the tour through the Viator extranet around 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm. You can also contact us at this time.
Fuerte Amador. Resort & Marina, 084300762, Panamá, Panama Located on the last island of the Amador Causeway, behind the Duty Free Shop. We have a tour office with a sign of Panama Canal Tours.
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 120 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Fuerte Amador. Resort & Marina
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Panama Marine Adventures
    Stop: 30 minutes
    Our check in point is at Flamenco Marina, located on the last island of the Amador Causeway. It is right next to the Panama sign and behind the Duty Free Shop.
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    Pass by
    Centennial Bridge
    Panama Canal
    Bridge of the Americas
  • You'll end at
    Fuerte Amador. Resort & Marina
    084300762, Panamá, Panama
    Located on the last island of the Amador Causeway, behind the Duty Free Shop. We have a tour office with a sign of Panama Canal Tours.
    See address & details
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4.5
39 reviews
Excellent
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Judith S
Barbados2 contributions
Pacific Queen
Was told we would receive an email confirming pickup point which didn’t happen. We found our own way to the pick up point for the bus.
After an hour’s bus drive, we boarded the boat and had a most enjoyable day, with excellent commentary to explain the workings of the canal as we experienced it.
Highly recommended day trip
Written 25 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sunshine3468
Palm Harbor, FL20 contributions
Great Experience
Feb. 2020
Really good tour. Prompt emails with the tour company who were very nice, they picked us up on time and nice comfortable bus ride to the boat and back to our hotel. Boat was good and trip was great. Learnt a lot and the lunch was nice. The only issue was it was a very very long day. We were stuck waiting for a very very slow boat to go through 3 locks and we got back much later than imagined so don't make dinner plans. I would recommend this partial tour.
Written 17 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CanuckAlberta
Alberta320 contributions
Panama Partial Tour good but grueling
Mar. 2019
Mixed review on this excursion I took off a Princess cruise. First the good, after getting on in Gamboa cruising throught the Gaillard Cut and going through the original locks in a small boat which is lower to the water and up close to the locks was awesome. It was also exciting to get squeezed into the lock with a large car carrier and to see the logistics of moving ships through the locks. Leisurely pace through the three locks into Panama City where you catch the bus back to Colon in our case. Now for the bad, there are way too many people jammed onto these "ferries". There a just rows of plastic stacking chairs to sit on which are hard and hot to sit on. Tough to get a good view of everything without moving around the boat, I did not sit down the whole time as by the time we boarded there were not decent seats left. The lunch they provded kind of grossed me out so I passed on that as well, they did sell ice cold beer for reasonable price but every time I went to get one the guy quoted me a different price so be aware. Like I said I was so looking forward to this passage I willed myself to ignore the shortcomings and to just enjoy myself.
Written 3 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patricia
5 contributions
It was fascinating to be able to experience first hand this marvel of engineering!
Jan. 2020
It was fascinating to be able to experience first hand this marvel of engineering. Our guide Gus was extremely knowledgeable and did a great job of keeping the energy up during some lengthy periods while waiting our turn to pass through the locks. I’m so glad I did this, and highly recommend it.
Written 26 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

ChrisintheBahamas
New Providence Island455 contributions
Great Experience
Nov. 2019
We booked this rip to see and experience the canal. There is a 45 minute bus trip to the start point, then a long but comfortable cruise south through the three main locks. The tour gives a great insight into the history of the canal and how it works. The weather was not great for the trip but it was still a great experience

Highly recommended
Written 29 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Greg
Overland Park, KS209 contributions
Great experience
Nov. 2019 • Couples
Experience of a lifetime. The half day excursion was really enough for us. Ours was 7 hours doorstep to doorstep. We heard that the full day can be at least 12 hours. But you are at the mercy of ships paying a lot of money to go thru and the Canal Authority does not want to waste water. Sit or stand and enjoy the ride. Nice lunch included and good narration.
Written 26 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

heartdoc64
2 contributions
Amazing day tour through a wonder of engineering
Nov. 2019
I took this trip together with a friend who was visiting from NY on 11/2/19. We both were amazed at the level of organization showed by the staff, who were very courteous and responsive to any questions we might have. The tour itself was impressive as we navigated close to neopanamax container ships and watch crocodiles in the banks of the Gaillard strait. Not to mention our amazement when we actually went through the locks of Pedro Miguel and Miraflores. I 100% recommend this trip to everyone who visits Panama City. Also, the guide during the tour made sure we all understood the workings of the Canal and the history behind it. Would definitely get the word out when I go back to NY.
Written 9 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Wynne O
Bend, OR98 contributions
A wonderful experience
Sep. 2019
I told my husband that I wanted to be ON the canal, not standing on the side looking at it. And this experience met al my expectations. Our guide Gus was fantastic and had just right amount of history, science and engineering in his presentation. I loved being in the lock with a huge container ship behind us. The lunch was surprisingly good, red rice with a slow cooked chicken dish. A snack was available later at a time when there was a lull in the activity. I highly recommend this. My only complaint is a small one. We were confused about the timing of pick up from our hotel. Eventually there was an email, but it was a confusing hour or three before we had an answer.
Written 2 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Nancy C
Geneva, Switzerland21 contributions
Great trip, not great logistics to get to/from cruise
Sep. 2019
I struggled to be able to pay on the vendor's site and then had to go through Viator's for my ticket. It was advertised that hotel pick-up and drop-off was part of the price. Not until I paid the fee was I told that my hotel was not one of the acceptable hotels. This meant I had to sort out and pay for my own transport at an additional cost with my terrible Spanish and no willingness to reimburse me for the costs. I hadn't really planned to have to pay an extra $30 for transport on top of an already expensive day trip. The site should be specific about this before you give your credit card details.

The trip itself was great. Lovely boat, great tour guide, nice atmosphere and some very memorable moments in the locks.
Written 23 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Marion
1 contribution
Very good if your english or spanish language is really good!
Sep. 2019
It was really well organized and a good trip during a time, when have been some big ships in the canal, what is really an interesting thing. The guide has explained a lot- in english and spanish- what was a little bit difficult for me, to understand everything, because I'm German and my english and spanish is not as good as it should be for this.They where also a lot of people talking and so disturbing the explanations.
Written 18 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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