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Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour

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    Stop At: Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), Av Amador, Panama City Panama

    Know locally as just “The Causeway”, which is another oceanfront boardwalk area ; Naos, Perico and Flamenco Island. These islands are connected by a road (The Causeway) that was constructed using the material extracted during the original construction of the Canal.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Pass By: Bridge of the Americas, Balboa, Panama City Panama

    You will, as well, get an excellent view of the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal and the majestic Las Americas Bridge. The importance of this bridge can not be overlooked as not only does it connect Panama City with the rest of the country but more importantly is one of the two bridges which cross the Panama Canal and effectively create the connection between North and Central America with South America.

    Pass By: Panama Canal Tours, Flamenco Marina, Panamá, Panama

    We pass through the Pacific entrance to the Canal out into Panama Bay you will notice the formidable skyscrapers the fill the skyline over Panama City. Likewise we´ll get an excellent view of the group of island outside the bay which form a natural protection for the Canal entrance.

    Pass By: Miraflores Visitor Center, East Side of the Miraflores Locks, Panama City Panama

    You will be inside the Miraflores locks, you will see how the ship will rise 9 meters above sea level. The Panama Canal, one of the world’s engineering marvels, awaits you in this partial transit voyage through the locks on the Pacific side of the canal on an approximately 5 to 6 hours journey. You will navigate the entire Pacific entrance to the Canal and the locks at Miraflores and Pedro Miguel where you will experience how our boat is either raised above sea level or lower down to sea level.

    Pass By: Chagres River, Gamboa Panama

    When the tour boat journey begins at the north we depart from Gamboa which is located at the northern entrance to the Corte Culebra. The Corte Culebra section of the Canal is known by this name because of the similarity of its curves with those of a snake (Corte=Cut. Culebra=Snake). This is also the point in the Canal where the Chagres River flows into the Canal. This is actually one of the most interesting sections of the canal as it was cut through the solid rock formation which constitutes the Continental Divide, giving this section of the canal grand historic and geographic importance. The giant Chagres River feeds fresh water to maintain the Canal operation, our tour boat will traverse the entire 14 kilometers which comprise this unique section of the Canal on our way to the locks at Pedro Miguel, there, at Pedro Miguel, you will observe the entrance to the newly inaugurated third set of locks on the Canal through which the post-panamax mega-ships now pass.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Panama City, Panama City, Panama Province
    Departure Time
    7:00 AM
    Duration
    5h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Lunch - Buffet lunch
    • Water
    • Soft drinks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Entry/Admission - Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Tour may be canceled by the Panama Canal Authority, due to weather conditions, for the safety of passengers. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • All passengers must contact us one day before the tour to reconfirm the exact time of check in, as the time may vary. Departure Time: Generally the tour departs in the morning between 6:00am and 10:00am, although it is the Panama Canal Authority who assign the exact departure times for the ships. It is for this reason that we request passengers to email us the day before you tour so that we can confirm the exact time of your tour. Departure times do vary, and the Canal Authority communicates to us one day in advance the axact time of our scheduled departure.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We joined the tour by Canal & Bay Tours for the partial transit. The tour started at 1030. The tour operator took us by bus to the disembark point ( 45 minutes bus drive) which is north of the Pedro Miguel Lock and Miraflores Lock. We then took a three decker boat down south to
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    As previously said they are a third party reseller with NO customer service. I mistakenly thought they were a direct seller, but found they are not. I think the only direct sellers are Canal & Bay Tours & Panama Marine Adventures. Our day began by catching an Uber & arriving at
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    On March 4, purchased 4 partial canal transit tickets, with lunch, for March 6, departure between 7-8AM, arrival at 6-7AM. On March 5, Oscar (manager at Amador Causeway Office) called to tell us delayed departure due to canal schedule would now be 11AM. Arrived early on March
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    We booked Canal Cruise two months before. Had limited days in Panama City. Trip was cancelled day prior. Indicated ship maintenance. Not enough notice. Would not recommend.
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    OMG! DO NOT book a tour with this site. The company purchases tours without the customer service for this speciality tour. The tour requires each customer to be notified the day before to confirm an exact time for departure, based on canal traffic. The company not only
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