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Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour

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Address: Via Porras y Calle Belen, No. 106, Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 226-8917
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Don't plan anything for the rest of your day

We were told that the partial transit would be a five hour trip, and we'd be picked up at 7:30 am. We got a later message to say we'd be picked up at 9:30 to 10:30 instead, and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 April 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We were told that the partial transit would be a five hour trip, and we'd be picked up at 7:30 am. We got a later message to say we'd be picked up at 9:30 to 10:30 instead, and were finally picked up nearer to 11. We then spend ages at the company's office with many others who'd waited even longer.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2016

We booked our tour almost two months in advance. I started to count the days from that day on to experience the Canal Locks first hand. We were delayed for more than four hours, however, the wait was worth it. We started from Gaboa and did three locks going down. It was interesting to see the water draining out and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2016

For this trip, you get on a bus and drive up to the main lake. Then you are on a boat with about 300 others. You slowly make your way down the 3 locks to the Pacific, waiting for a ship you can fit into the lock with. Everything happens slowly. This is a decent lunch. For me, this was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2016

We did a partial transit tour of the panama canal via Holland America on a 10 day cruise. This was the best part of the cruise. We got up at 5:30 am as we started to enter the canal. We were on the front of the ship as we entered the first lock. We were able to see the first... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

I have wanted to boat through the Panama Canal since I was a child. I must have seen some film or read some book in elementary school that stuck in my head. I also always wanted to ride a camel and an elephant - both wishes having been happily fulfilled and exceeded my expectations. Unfortunately the Panama Canal Partial Transit... More 

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