Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour

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Experience the world’s eighth wonder! Learn about the Panama Canal and take our boat through the Pacific Locks, and the Gaillard Cut to the Gatun lake.


  • Follow the Ocean way of the vessels to enter the Canal
  • Experience the lifting of the vessel through two sets of the locks
  • Navigate in the Gaillard's Cut and the Gatun lake


Learn how this engineering marvel was built and transited between two sets of Locks. The ship departs at the Flamenco Island in Amador, where the La Playita is located and goes right under the Americas bridge, passes by the Balboa port on one side and the Rodman former American navy base on the other, and heads into the Miraflores Locks; the ship is raised up to 54 feet in a two steps process. his activity is achieved by sending water from Pedro Miguel’s lake by gravity to fill the chambers where the ship is locked. Once the process is finished, get into Pedro Miguel’s Lake. Calling at Gamboa you are then transferred to a bus to return to Balboa approximately six hours after your pickup. Customers will be picked up from any hotel located in Panama City. The Partial Canal Transit departs from La Playita in Amador or Gamboa Pier and takes place a minimum of every Saturday all year round but between November and April the frequency is daily.


Buffett Lunch Non-alcoholic Beverages Pickup from Hotels in the following areas: Amador, Via Espana, Banking District, Av Balboa, Marbella, MultiCentro, MultiPlaza, Calidonia, Cinta Costera, Punta Paitilla, Punta Pacifica, El Cangrejo, Atlapa, El Dorado, calle Uruguay, calle 50, Obarrio, El Carmen, Av Brasil.

Important Information

  • The pick-up time will only be known before the booking. The activity provider will call at the place of stay after getting the Panama Canal Authority information, it is mandatory to know where the guest lodging is. Pickup time can be scheduled between Noon and 5 pm. If you have not selected a pick-up point at a booking time call. The information needed from customers will be the Booking number, Hotel Name, and location for pick-up. For those passengers that have picked a hotel at booking or contacted us with that information, we will call your hotel the evening before leaving you a message with the approximate time of pick up at Panama City Hotel.

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund


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