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Panama Canal

Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 272-3165
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Operating since 1914 and considered one of the wonders of the world, this fifty-mile waterway transports ships by raising them from sea level to more than 85 feet via a series of gravity-powered locks.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Gatun Lake, Panama City, Panama
+507 272-3165
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I went through on a small 50 foot catamaran and it was the best way to see how the canal works and the locks rise and fall! We got to spend the night on Gatun Lake.

Thank Kimberly D
Reviewed 4 days ago

We took a tour of the Mira Flores lock on the Panama Canal while vacationing in Panama this summer (2017). While the area outside is under expansion, the museum and overlook were open and ready to teach all different aspects of the Panama Canal. Very...More

Thank src0220
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I think you have to see this when you are in Panama-city. How a huge ship can go through the canal is interesting to see. The also showed a movie, which was only spoken in Spanish and without English subtitels. So I missed half of...More

Thank Anouk v
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We started to skip the canal but decided to take a guided tour of the city that included the canal and so glad we did. So nice to hear about the history of the canal and to say I have seen it in person.

Thank Pam P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A truly memorable day as we transited onboard our yacht Elevation from Colon to Panama City. We had a great team of line handlers and an excellent Canal Advisor to assist as we motored into and out of the three sets of Locks.

Thank JillyatSea
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

A must see! Once in a lifetime event! Amazing how these massive ships transit the Panama Canal. I admire the work of the Panamanian people who run it today. I saw the canal when I was a boy growing up in the Canal Zone. I...More

Thank sedman787
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Go early to get a space for viewing on the fourth floor. The three ships I saw pass through the locks had gone by 11 am and there was no more activity due until mid afternoon.

Thank ACSM11
Reviewed 5 days ago

I guess you have to see it, but it is kinda expensive for a budget traveler and if you are unlucky you wont see any ships pass by.

Thank Dallasfirst
Reviewed 1 week ago

The canal is a beautiful site to visit. Glad we got tickets from our tour guide in advance. Ticket lines were long, but we bypassed them and went straight to the entrance.

Thank candyw30
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I were in Panama this past week for a mission trip!!! How could we come this far and not see the canal? She was skeptic at first, to go see a boat go through the locks. It was well worth it. The...More

Thank Michelle T
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Allen C
10 April 2017|
Response from Allen C |
One thing I should add is we are NOT staying at the Decameron resort.