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Canal & Bay Tours

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Enjoyable Tour

The tour was delayed for about an hour, but that was due to the Canal Authority and not the fault... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2018
The_Traveling_Expat
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Chicago, Illinois
Spectacular Partial Canal Transit

Having read reviews beforehand I opted to book this tour from the cruise ship we were travelling... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2018
AlexanderNL1964
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Chester, United Kingdom
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It does not matter if you do the Full or the Partial transit of the Panama Canal you still would have to check off #5 from the list of 100 Journeys of a Lifetime by National Geographic. Canal and Bay Tours has been offering both transits for over 12...more
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

I booked the tour a day before, paid and got the confirmation with pickup at hotel. The next day they didn’t show up at hotel. I waited there from 6am to 6:30am then I took an UBER to harbor. I came to late the boat...More

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Rene C, Marketing Manager at Canal & Bay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for your feedback about your booking experience with Canal & Bay Tours, we will use it to improve our services. In the name of the whole boat staff we apologize for the problems related to our booking service. We will take your review...More

Reviewed 27 June 2018

The tour was delayed for about an hour, but that was due to the Canal Authority and not the fault of the tour operator. After an hour drive to Gamboa, we boarded a boat, and the tour commenced. The tour itself was interesting and fascinating...More

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Rene C, Marketing Manager at Canal & Bay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

¡We are glad to hear that you had a great experience throughout our tour! We are working everyday to develop a better and more entertaining tour.

Reviewed 2 May 2018

Having read reviews beforehand I opted to book this tour from the cruise ship we were travelling on. We were picked up from the Cruise Terminal and taken by coach to Gamboa to a small dock where we boarded our ferry: "Fantasia Del Mar." Our...More

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Rene C, Marketing Manager at Canal & Bay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

¡We are glad to hear that you had a great experience throughout our tour!

Reviewed 23 April 2018

We went to the check-in at Amador, boarded a comfortable bus for the 1 hour trip to Gamboa at the canal's midpoint, where we boarded the launch. I have been through the canal before but I was taking a couple through for their first time....More

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Rene C, Manager at Canal & Bay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 24 April 2018

¡We are glad to hear that you had a great experience throughout our tour! Best regards, René Carrizo - Marketing Manager Canal & Bay Tours

Reviewed 15 March 2018

We did the 1/2 transit, which was plenty of time for us. They picked us up and returned us to our hotel. They had a nice lunch on board and a great guide! He was funny and VERY informative. This is a really nice way...More

Thank Janet N
Rene C, Marketing Manager at Canal & Bay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

¡We are glad to hear that you had a great experience throughout our tour!

Reviewed 15 March 2018

The partial transit cruise was very interesting, and we enjoyed most of it, although I’m not sure it was worth $150 each. The mediocre review is because of the end. JC, the cruise director, did not ride on the bus to return travelers to their...More

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Rene C, Marketing Manager at Canal & Bay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Dear Guest: Thank you for your feedback about your last trip with Canal & Bay Tours, we will use it to improve our services. In the name of the whole boat staff we apologize for the problems related to the service and your trip. We...More

Reviewed 5 February 2018

I highly recommend that everyone visiting Panama get on a boat and travel though the Canal. It's an amazing experience. The Canal & Bay narrator was knowledgeable and entertaining. Though expensive, the experience was worth it. We only did the 4-hour cruise. Next time we'll...More

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Rene C, Manager at Canal & Bay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

¡We are glad to hear that you had a great experience throughout our tour!

Reviewed 21 October 2017

Really great trip. The narrator on the tour was informative and fun and made the experience really worth while. Why go all the way to Panama City and just go to the observation deck and museum? Take the boat ride through the locks to get...More

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Rene C, Manager at Canal & Bay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2018

¡We are glad to hear that you had a great experience throughout our tour!

Reviewed 23 August 2017

I had heard so much about the Panama Canal and the lock system, so it was a great experience to do the half transit boat tour. The schedule is dependent on the canal and the smll tour boat needs to pass through with a larger...More

1  Thank Anna L
Rene C, Marketing Manager at Canal & Bay Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

¡We are glad to hear that you had a great experience throughout our tour!

Reviewed 23 April 2017

Panama Canal is a 100 year old engineering masterpiece, and best experienced by actually boating through the locks. Tour includes pickup and drop off to your hotel. We took the 1/2 locks experience (3 locks) which takes 5-6 hours minimum boat ride. Count on a...More

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judyusnick
6 October 2016|
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Response from Andrea L | Reviewed this property |
Sorry I just saw your question & you may need to contact Canal & Bay Tours directly. What I do know is a full transit takes over 10 hours. The departure time hinges on when the Panama Canal authority says they have a captain... More
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Happygolucky195
20 March 2015|
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Response from Canal_and_Bay_Tours | Property representative |
Hello! It is great for kids. It is fun safe and very educational. Crossing the Panama Canal is a one in a kind experience. Kids enjoy watching all kind of boats near the Canal and how the Canal works. We will be glad to have... More
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