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Address: Colon, Panama
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Get onto the canal and go thru the locks, preferably from one ocean to the other. Tour guides are informative about the canal as well as Panama.

Reviewed 28 March 2017
2BeAlive
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Ocean City, Maryland
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Ocean City, Maryland
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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Get onto the canal and go thru the locks, preferably from one ocean to the other. Tour guides are informative about the canal as well as Panama.

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Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

We did this tour as part of a cruise excursion. We had read many reviews from people who did the whole Panama Canal tour only to be disappointed in what they saw and time they felt they wasted. If you are short on time, or want to make sure you see other parts of Panama this is likely the tour... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

Having just visited the new (2012) Three Gorges Dam in China last year, it was really cool to see this historic locks system that really set the standard for canal locks in its time. It was well worth waking up at an ungodly hour to see our cruise ship enter the locks with literally a few feet clearance, then rise... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

Like many others, this was a once in a lifetime experience (on a cruise ship) that we dreamed of doing. While not as exciting as skydiving or bungee jumping, which isn't for everybody, learning about the history and engineering behind the canal and then going through the locks still gave me goosebumps. It was also amazing to see the bridge... More 

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Warrington, PA
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

Amazing experience seeing these large vessels transferring through the locks. Displays at the visitors center well planned. Small nature trail very informative. Worth the stop.

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Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

One of the things I always wanted to experience was going through the locks at the Panama Canal. The day started early but is was amazing to see the cruise ship go through each of the 3 locks. We also took the tour of the locks which was another good opportunity to get close to the action.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

We took a ship excursion and visited the locks. Quite a few steps up to the observation tower, and well worth it. Some history of the locks and canal, most impressive is watching the large ships making their way through. Great vantage point for some amazing pictures.

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Thank Sue T
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

We went as part of our tour including the Panama canal railway. It was really interesting to learn about the history and see how the boats travel through the locks. There is a nice viewing platform so you can see how it all works.

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

We booked this tour to see the Panama Canal with several of our fellow cruisers on the cruise critic roll call. We were in a small bus and visited both the Gatun Locks and the Aqua Clara Locks. Our guide, Roberto, the owner of the company, was very informative and well spoken - and guided us to the observation areas... More 

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Reviewed 17 February 2017

This would have been a better experience if the tour was not as long. I felt like I could qualify for a Ph.D in locks by the time that I got back to the ship :). The beginning of the tour started with a trip to the observation tower of the original locks. Word of warning, there are 78 steps... More 

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