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Gatun Locks

Colon, Panama
+507 841-9360
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Colon, Panama
+507 841-9360

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

You will love this journey the first time you enter the Panama Canal. This is an engineering marvel that took 45000 lives and was completed in 1914. Make sure you get the opportunity to visit the Gatun Lock visitor centre if only doing a partial...More

1  Thank GRAHAM C
Reviewed 23 July 2017

What better way to see Gatun Locks, than to go through them on your own boat! We doubled that when we were lucky to go through twice, on our own boat and also on a friends boat prior to our own transit. Panama Canal is...More

2  Thank Allgoodthyngs
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Wonderful place; peaceful environment. Great to enjoy with family en friend for a get away. Must come

1  Thank Eliana M
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Such and incredible thing to see. While in Panama, you must stop by and watch the locks in action. Incredible experience.

Thank Ebazinam
Reviewed 12 May 2017

A great feat of engineering cruising through the Gatun Locks. We chose to stay on the ship so as to cruise both ways through the Panama Canal

Thank DavidManchester107
Reviewed 10 May 2017

We went with NCL on a 17 day cruise out of Miami to Seattle. We were delighted to go through all the original locks and spent all day going through all 3 from the Caribbean to the Pacific. The history and learning about this passage...More

1  Thank patriciae648
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

Chose to do a private tour rather than the one offered by the cruise ship we were on. The cruise ship's tour was £129, we paid $15 each and 6 of us shared a private bus. The driver was very knowledgeable and didn't rush us...More

2  Thank Rhona61
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Came thru the Gatun Locks on the Norwegian Pearl. Just incredible to see the canal hear the history from the historian on board and how the ships are brought thru the locks.

2  Thank Lee L
Reviewed 24 April 2017

Roberto at Robtad's made our dream come true - an amazing tour and he got us access to the PC Control Room!

1  Thank V7472WTjanec
Reviewed 20 April 2017

The Panama Canal is truly amazing. The history of the construction of the canal more than 100 years ago is one of sacrifice, hard labor, truly amazing engineering and gr eat foresight. We were on the Coral Princess and made a partial transit through the...More

2  Thank geotech522
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4 June 2017|
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Response from Kirsten M | Reviewed this property |
For sure you can remain a n the boat when in port! Although there are a few ports where you are tendered in by boat as the ship is "anchored" in the bay
23 March 2017|
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Response from Jackie G | Reviewed this property |
Hi We did a half day there as we did a different tour in the morning so yes the guide talked about it but we didn't transit through we went the visitor centre which was brilliant and informative and were given a talk and a... More
Bob T
16 March 2017|
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Response from spytraveller | Reviewed this property |
Firstly the situation may vary from cruise ship lines so always ask your cruise line directly or your travel agent to ask. I have travelled with P and O cruises and they organise their own tours so I cannot comment on any... More