Panama Canal Transit by Local Ferry

Partial Transit: (6 hours) Adult: USD115 / Children USD65 - Full Transit: (12 hours) Adult: USD165 / Children USD75 - Days available: asking for our tour schedule.

Our tour starts at the Flamenco Resort and Marina at 10 a.m. Passeengers board motor coaches for a 45 minute ride to the town of Gamboa where the Panama Canal Dredging Division is located. Once in Gamboa, passengers board our Ferry to starts the water portion of the tour. We enter the canal at the north end of the Gailard cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal. The Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut because its curves resemble a snake) is one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value. The Ferry will travel the Cut's 13.7 kilometers on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks. As you transit the Cut you will be able to appreciate the continuous maintenance that this area requires, because it is very susceptible to landslides.

Before reaching the Pedro Miguel Locks at the southern end of the Cut, you will be able to view the new Centennial Bridge which crosses over the Canal. Next, the Ferry will enter Pedro Miguel Locks, which is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel is lowered 9 meters in one step. You will then enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel from Miraflores Locks, the latter being the final set of locks before reaching the Pacific Ocean. At Miraflores Locks the vessel is lowered 18 meters in two distinct steps.

Once in the Pacific Ocean the vessel will sail to the beautiful Flamenco Marina where passengers disembark. On the way to Flamenco, you will pass under the Bridge of the Americas, and later, you will admire the Bay of Panama and the city splendorous skyline.

Code: PT
Transfers: any Panama city hotel
Length: 6 hours  /  from 9:00am to 3:00 pm
Asking for group price.  

The price includes:
Bilingual guide/narrator.
Lunch is served on the boat and includes various Panamanian dishes.
Soft drinks and water (all you can drink).
Transfer by bus from Flamenco Marina to Gamboa where the tour starts.



Our trip departs from the Flamenco Marina at 7:30 a.m., and you will travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean on the same day. You will experience all that is mentioned above in the partial transit tour description, but in the other direction. In addition, you will enjoy a trip through Gatun Lake, which was formed by erecting the Gatun Dam across the Chagres River. During your transit through Gatun Lake you will pass the Smithsonian Research Station at Barro Colorado. You will also experience the Gatun Locks, which are the only set of locks in the Atlantic sector. In Gatun Locks, the vessel will be lowered a total of 26 meters in three distinct chambers. Upon arriving at Colon, you will disembark at Pier 6, where transportation back to Panama City will be provided.

Code: FT
Transfers: any Panama city hotel
Length: 12 hours  /  from 6:30am to 7:00 pm  
Asking for group price.    
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