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Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour provided by Bocas del Toro Tours

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Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour

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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour
Ministry of Health orders the mandatory use of face masks throughout the country. Tour will have a maximum capacity of 30% of visitors.
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
You'll start at
Panama City
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    Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    Know locally as just “The Causeway”, which is another oceanfront boardwalk area ; Naos, Perico and Flamenco Island. These islands are connected by a road (The Causeway) that was constructed using the material extracted during the original construction of the Canal.
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    Pass by Bridge of the Americas
    Pass by Panama Canal Tours
    Pass by Miraflores Visitor Center
You'll end at
Panama City
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Important Information
Departure Point
Panama City, Panama City, Panama Province
5–6 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Buffet lunch
  • Water
  • Soft drinks
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Entry/Admission - Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Tour may be canceled by the Panama Canal Authority, due to weather conditions, for the safety of passengers. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
  • All passengers must contact us one day before the tour to reconfirm the exact time of check in, as the time may vary. Departure Time: Generally the tour departs in the morning between 6:00am and 10:00am, although it is the Panama Canal Authority who assign the exact departure times for the ships. It is for this reason that we request passengers to email us the day before you tour so that we can confirm the exact time of your tour. Departure times do vary, and the Canal Authority communicates to us one day in advance the axact time of our scheduled departure.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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EndlessSummerCaptain wrote a review Feb 2020
Southport, North Carolina477 contributions143 helpful votes
Everything about the Canal is dependent upon the Canal management. We arrived in the dark and waited until sunrise to queue up for the transit. Boat was comfortable. Food was less than mediocre. The transit and discussion were great. Trinkets are to be avoided.
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Laura S wrote a review Dec 2019
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Great tour! The staff was professional & worked efficiently to make the tour run smoothly from boarding to exiting respective shuttles. The commentary about was fascinating!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Beverly Y wrote a review Jul 2019
82 contributions19 helpful votes
We joined the tour by Canal & Bay Tours for the partial transit. The tour started at 1030. The tour operator took us by bus to the disembark point ( 45 minutes bus drive) which is north of the Pedro Miguel Lock and Miraflores Lock. We then took a three decker boat down south to
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Date of experience: July 2019
2 Helpful votes
foreverdreamin wrote a review May 2019
Melbourne, Australia437 contributions156 helpful votes
As previously said they are a third party reseller with NO customer service. I mistakenly thought they were a direct seller, but found they are not. I think the only direct sellers are Canal & Bay Tours & Panama Marine Adventures. Our day began by catching an Uber & arriving at
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Date of experience: March 2019
3 Helpful votes
Kenneth J wrote a review May 2019
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida4 contributions
On March 4, purchased 4 partial canal transit tickets, with lunch, for March 6, departure between 7-8AM, arrival at 6-7AM. On March 5, Oscar (manager at Amador Causeway Office) called to tell us delayed departure due to canal schedule would now be 11AM. Arrived early on March
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Date of experience: March 2019
About the operator

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By: Bocas del Toro Tours
Interesting trip
It was a great day out. We did the full trip to get the whole experience. It is a long day so just doing the firs
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Great, informative trip.
We really enjoyed our trip. Excellent and we recommended to do the full transit ! This was a great informative tr
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Tobias O
Excellent tour
Great, informative trip. Recommended to do the full transit even if Lake Gatun can feel a bit long, but we saw seve
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Filthy Friday
We went to the famous party crawl of Bocas del Toro, the Filthy Friday. Nice views by good weather, first bar for w
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Take a pass, the visitor center in Colon is better.
It is nice to watch ships passing through the historic locks although you will be sitting directly in afternoon s
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You can buy entrance ticket for $20 USD kids under six are free
Center itself is good. Do not spend crazy money on overpriced “tours” the Miraflores entrance fee is $20 for non re
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Awesome. Worth it!
Canal museum is very interesting. Worth it to see how the locks work and how the cargo ships squeeeeeeze through! A
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Edward W
Excellent trip!
The canal transit was the trip of a lifetime for my 88 year old mother. My father was US Navy, had told my mom abo
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Journey of a lifetime!
We really enjoyed our trip. I was a little surprised as we boarded by the sheer number of people (240 passengers) o
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Miraflores Locks from Panamazing Tours
We booked the tour as the second half of the Combo Pack tour through Panamazing so we had already done the Aerial T
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Great tour until we arrived in Colon. Then a complete disaster. I doubt I would use this company again for any tour.
The tour was actually from Canal and Bay Tours. I highly recommend taking the full transit. Boating across Gatun
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Worth every penny
Had a layover in Panama City for 10 hours which I love because it gives me a chance to do a quick check on a city t
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Best Tour Guide in allll of Panama!
Looking for an amazing, educational tour? Look no further than Luis Vega! I can not speak enough great things o
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Omar A
Wonderfully historic Place
I went here with family and was thoroughly thrilled with what we saw. The history of the place was rich. There is e
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This was a great tour. You get breakfast and lunch on this tour which is pretty decent. They take you from one ga
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Key Details
  • Duration: 5–6 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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