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Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour

Via Porras y Calle Belen, No. 106, Panama City, Panama
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Unforgettable Experience!

I want to thank all the staff of Canal & Bay Tours who made a reality my wish of experiencing the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
skyisthelimitravel16
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Atlanta, Georgia
Experience great, logistics not so much

Definitely a bucket list item to transit the canal and it's a really good trip once you get going... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Phil T
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Via Porras y Calle Belen, No. 106, Panama City, Panama
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"partial transit"
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"flamenco marina"
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"pacific queen"
in 7 reviews
"enclosed and air conditioned"
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"panama canal"
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"bucket list"
in 8 reviews
"grand cayman"
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"educational tour"
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"cruise ship"
in 8 reviews
"soft drinks and water"
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"larger vessels"
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"takes about hours"
in 3 reviews
"miraflores locks"
in 9 reviews
"breakfast and lunch"
in 4 reviews
"great tour"
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"culebra cut"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I want to thank all the staff of Canal & Bay Tours who made a reality my wish of experiencing the Canal Panama! Each and everyone. From the driver to the cruise ship staff. The well-organized team made the tour of crossing the canal an...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely a bucket list item to transit the canal and it's a really good trip once you get going - our guide (JC) was informative and really knew his stuff. Definitely an odd but memorable experience to be sharing the Miraflores locks with a Chinese...More

Thank Phil T
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the second time we took this tour. When we visit Panama on business, we always bring a "First Timer" so second tour. I'm sure we'll have a third tour next time we're in Panama. I highly recommend this tour. The Panama Canal opened...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We just completed the partial transit of the Panama Canal (New Locks) on the Caribbean Princess. It has been 32 years since my last visit and it was interesting to see how things have changed and the design of the new lock compared to the...More

Thank dboltin
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

My family took the Partial Transit Panama Canal Tour through Panama Marine Adventures on the Pacific Queen March 16,2018. They do not pick you up at your hotel so we had to pay for a van to the Flamenco Marina and then we took a...More

Thank vivip1954
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Reviewed 9 March 2018

What a wonderful experience. Highly recommend this rather than just standing on shore watching. Highly educational.

Thank Beachfinder66
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

This six hour tour and we went through 2 sets of locks - Miraflores and the middle lock. We got the experience of sailing through Panama canal in a boat going from the Pacific Ocean through 2 sets of locks and had the pleasure of...More

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Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

There was nothing wrong with the service on the tour, guides were excellent and very knowledgeable but please be aware that this tour is VERY slow and took 9 hours from pick up (@615am) to drop off in my case. It is not exciting or...More

Thank robert_tatum2
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Reviewed 16 December 2017 via mobile

Before booking the partial transit I read all the reviews on Trip Advisor. There seemed to be a common problem with late pick ups but I figured I can handle that. I booked through Viator that schedules your trip with Grayline. My pick up was...More

Thank Felix L
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Reviewed 14 December 2017

If this isn't on your Bucket List put it on, its a Great experience. We took a 10 day cruise from Miami/Fort Lauderdale and went to Aruba, Costa Rica, Grand Cayman, Columbia. Its a very informative trip and amazing to watch the system work. I...More

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Thomas F. D
20 May 2017|
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Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
We bought our tour at the hotel from Gamboa Tours, although it was actually run by another tour company. We checked in at Flamenco Marina. People were coming there from many different hotels and tour companies and we all... More
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ejmmjm
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Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
No, the Centennial bridge is a modern highway bridge that many, many cars use daily. It was finished in 2004 and is the second major roadway across the canal. We saw it on a canal tour, so we sailed under it and I do not... More
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