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Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour

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Address: Via Porras y Calle Belen, No. 106, Panama City, Panama
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+507 226-8917

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We booked the Panama Canal partial transit tour northbound, on the Pacific Princess. It starts very early, we departed Flamenco Marina at 7:30am, but then after an information... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Cayuga, Canada

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Cayuga, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked the Panama Canal partial transit tour northbound, on the Pacific Princess. It starts very early, we departed Flamenco Marina at 7:30am, but then after an information filled 6 hours ( including breakfast & lunch), loads of ships & people watching, you have your afternoon free.

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San Geronimo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It can be a bit of a touch and go story to book a tour in a foreign country via any website, but we were in Panama City with little time to spare and wanted a tour of the canal. I got on trip advisor and Viator was one of the few offered between Christmas and New Years. I booked... More 

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West Des Moines, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour from a Gamboa Tours representative at our resort, although the tour was actually run by a different tour company. Gamboa picked us up/dropped us off at our hotel and took us to the Flamenco Marina where we checked in and boarded a bus that took us to the city of Gamboa. We... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Part of our tour package with Gamboa Tours. Packed into buses for the trip to Gamboa. Off loaded and got on the bus with some 300 others. Jammed in pretty good but hey, its all about the money right!? But the ride thru the 2 sets of locks was stunning. You watch the gates close, the water level go WAY... More 

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Surprise, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a really great trip. You travel through two locks of the Panama Canal. The lunch served was delicious!! Takes about 5+ hours. Be sure to bring sunscreen.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great tour. On our day, the weather started out cloudy but about half way into the tour it started raining. We know the tour company can't control the weather so we made the best of it and still enjoyed our time on board. The Tour Specialist, Gus, narrated the tour and explained what we were seeing with some history thrown... More 

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East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We were supposed to be cruising through the whole canal which got cancelled - however this was offered instead. Being in the Panama Canal is impressive and seeing the huge container ships is pretty awesome. However the ship (Pacific Queen) was very tired, food was inedible and we were promised breakfast (8.30am) and lunch - which was served at 10.30... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Horrible experience. We where late two hours and sat on a bus one hour in the middle of nowhere. The lunch was horrible and the guides rude.

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East Midlands, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Great tour - picked up from hotel and dropped off at marina. We were bused up to Gamboa - only 45 mins max and joined the Pacific Queen- multi decked - some outside with no cover, some outside with canopies and some below fully enclosed and air conditioned and where lunch is served. We were lucky to be joined by... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Definitely interesting to see but there is nothing overly impressive. Everage food and limited activities. Very close to the city and can be done in half a day.

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