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Partial Panama Canal Cruise through the Locks

by Decameron Explorer Duration 10h Picks up from select hotels Picks up from select hotels Free cancellation available No booking or credit card fees
per adult Price is $188

Experience the marvel of engineering that is the Panama Canal from the best vantage point imaginable—a boat traveling through the locks. Admire the complicated and efficient systems of this 100-year-old 8th Wonder of the World as you pass through the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks.

After being picked up from your hotel, step aboard a spacious ferry to journey from the waters of Gatun Lake and navigate through Corte Culebra or Gaillard’s Cut. Soak up the sun on deck or sit in a shaded lounge area as your captain leads you through a section of the famous passageway between the Pacific and the Caribbean.

Continue your cross-continental transit at the Pedro Miguel Locks on the Pacific side of the canal. Witness the inner workings of the canal operation as the ferry is hydraulically lowered 30 feet (9 m). Forge ahead to the Miraflores Locks and feel and observe the boat being lowered another 60 feet (18 m), and then venture back out into the waterways as the lock doors open on the other side.

Snap a photo as you pass under the massive Las Americas Bridge, which marks the entrance to the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy lunch on deck before your trip ends at either the Port of Balboa or Amador, where you disembark for the return drive to your hotel.

Experience the marvel of engineering that is the Panama Canal from the best vantage point imaginable—a boat traveling through the locks. Admire the complicated and efficient systems of this 100-year-old 8th Wonder of the World as you pass through the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores Locks.

After being picked up from your hotel, step aboard a spacious ferry to journey from the waters of Gatun Lake and navigate through Corte Culebra or Gaillard’s Cut. Soak up the sun on deck or sit in a shaded lounge area as your captain leads you through a section of the famous passageway between the Pacific and the Caribbean.

Continue your cross-continental transit at the Pedro Miguel Locks on the Pacific side of the canal. Witness the inner workings of the canal operation as the ferry is hydraulically lowered 30 feet (9 m). Forge ahead to the Miraflores Locks and feel and observe the boat being lowered another 60 feet (18 m), and then venture back out into the waterways as the lock doors open on the other side.

Snap a photo as you pass under the massive Las Americas Bridge, which marks the entrance to the Pacific Ocean. Enjoy lunch on deck before your trip ends at either the Port of Balboa or Amador, where you disembark for the return drive to your hotel.

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7:00 AM, Tour in English, includes Food and Drinks

Duration 10h No booking or credit card fees

Live Commentary in English.

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per adult
$187.50

Total price is $187.50, taxes included

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Partial Panama Canal Cruise through the Locks

Activity Location

Panama

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • Hotels in Panama City

    Calle 50

    Panamá 08330293

  • Royal Decameron Hotel Panama

    Principal Ave. Farallon km115

    Farallon 08330293


Highlights

  • Chance to learn about the engineering of the Panama Canal

  • Spacious & comfortable ferry with open-air & indoor decks

  • Opportunity to pass through the working locks

  • 60-foot (18 m) drop in water level in the Miraflores Locks

  • Views of the Las Americas Bridge & the Port of Balboa


Inclusions

  • Guided boat tour

  • Partial Canal Transit

  • Lunch

  • Snacks

  • Soft drinks

  • Roundtrip transportation to and from select Panama City or beach hotels


Know Before You Book

  • This cruise begins in Lake Gatún and ends at either the Port of Balboa or Amador; it does not traverse the entire length of the Panama Canal.

  • Children 2 years and younger are complimentary when they are accompanied by a paying adult.

  • Hotel pickup is available from the Royal Decameron, Sheraton Bijao, Blue Bay Coronado, Playa Blanca Resort and Riu Playa Blanca

  • The duration of the tour depends on transit schedules, and variations of up to two hours might occur.


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