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Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours

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Address: Panama City, Panama
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+507 226-8917
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Panama Marine Adventures is the leader tour operator in Panama Canal Tours...

Panama Marine Adventures is the leader tour operator in Panama Canal Tours aboard the MV Pacific Queen. We offer two options to experience the Panama Canal and its history up close. The Partial Transit tour has a duration of 4 to 5 hours. It goes through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, underneath the Bridge of the Americas and Centennial Bridge and Gaillard Cut. The Full Transit tour has a duration of 8 to 9 hours. You will transit through the three set of locks: Miraflores, Pedro Miguel and Gatun Locks, commencing in Pacific Ocean and ending in the Atlantic Ocean.In both options you will observe some of the works that are being held for the Canal's expansion.

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US$135.00*
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Panama Canal Partial Tour - Southbound Direction
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Panama Canal Partial Tour - Northbound direction
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Panama Canal Full Transit Tour

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Great tour of the Panama Canal

We very much enjoyed the complete your of the Panama Canal. The staff and guide were very nice and accommodating. The boat had everything you need to enjoy the day. I would say... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We very much enjoyed the complete your of the Panama Canal. The staff and guide were very nice and accommodating. The boat had everything you need to enjoy the day. I would say that the only disappointment is the bus ride back from Colón. The driver seemed to be in such a hurry that drove at unsafe speed, with dangeous... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked the half day trip as the full day was not available on the dates that we were going to be visiting Panama City. In the end, I am so glad that the full day was not available as there were many logistics issues and the half day transit took nine hours. Our departure was delayed approximately one hour... More 

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Annapolis, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

The Canal and former Canal Zone represents an engineering marvel and American colonial architecture. On our must see list, the Canal did not disappoint. Our guide was excellent and always available for one-on-one. The food was typical (the rice is my go to food for these types of meals). Read "The Path Between the Seas" before you go and you... More 

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Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Transitting the Panama Canal has been on my bucket list for a couple of years, and as I didn't want to do a cruise, this half day tour with Panama Marine Adventures was perfect. I saw first hand what I had read about in 'Panama Canal by Cruise Ship' which includes the history of the building of the Panama Canal.... More 

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Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

This is very nice trip across the Panama Canal. You can do the "short" or the "long" trip. If I would repeat it, I will take the short one. Another recommendation, is be patience with the time, if you take the tour from "Flamenco Marina" you will scheduled to 6:30 a.m. in my case, we leave almost 8:00 a.m. and... More 

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Galveston, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We chose to go all out and take the full tour. It is only offered once a month, but was worth it to us to plan our trip around the date it was available. Passing into the first set of locks and then through them was a very slow process!! Ok, each of the locks was a slow process. But... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

General tour score 4/10. Food rating 2/10. Boat score 7/10. Score time spent on the tour 1/10. I made the tour organized by Panama Marine Adventures on Sat October 8; I paid 90$+45$ plus some taxes = $ 142.50. The route is very interesting, you can see in detail the operation of the Panama Canal Locks Pedro Miguel and Miraflores... More 

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

It was a great experience. It´s perfect to see and to know the Canal. You see huge ships, but you also have to wait a long time to pass through.

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washington dc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

I did this tour about a month ago and booked it independently - directly with panama Marine adventures. The trip was $150 for the partial transit - though I think it is on Viator for $135. Our tour started from the Flamenco Marina off the Amador cuaseway (easy to take a taxi - around $10-$15). The check in is at... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

I never really "got" the Panama Canal - it's a canal! How cool can it be? Turns out it is way cool! I had just read the excellent book, Path Between the Seas by David McCullough, so I began our 6 hour tour with new-found interest. Seeing the canal function while enclosed in the lock with a giant tanker ship... More 

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