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Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour provided by Panama Canal Tours

Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour

Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour
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Last updated: 16 Jul 2020
A note from Panama Canal Partial Transit Boat Tour
Ministry of Health orders the mandatory use of face masks throughout the country. Tour will have a maximum capacity of 30% of visitors.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitised between use
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5-6 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 32282P2
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
Buffet lunch • Water • Soft drinks • Coffee and/or Tea • Entry/Admission - Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Duration
5–6 hours
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Amador Causeway, Calz. de Amador, Panamá, Panama We have 3 starting points. At the time of your reservation we will tell you which one you should go to.
Airports:
Tocumen Intl Airport, Panama City Panama
Albrook Gelabert Airport, Marcos a Gelabert, Panamá, Panama
Ports:
Causeway Amador, Panama City, Panama
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Buffet lunch • Water • Soft drinks • Coffee and/or Tea • Entry/Admission - Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
Exclusions
Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Amador Causeway, Calz. de Amador, Panamá, Panama We have 3 starting points. At the time of your reservation we will tell you which one you should go to.
Airports:
Tocumen Intl Airport, Panama City Panama
Albrook Gelabert Airport, Marcos a Gelabert, Panamá, Panama
Ports:
Causeway Amador, Panama City, Panama
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
5–6 hours
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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.
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 200 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Amador Causeway
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    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.
    Read more
    Pass by
    Bridge of the Americas
    Panama Canal Tours
    Miraflores Visitor Center
  • You'll end at
    Amador Causeway
    Calz. de Amador, Panamá, Panama
    We have 3 starting points. At the time of your reservation we will tell you which one you should go to.
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

3.5
38 reviews
Excellent
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Roberta M
Cannon Falls, MN9 contributions
Thieves
Do not book with this company. They responded promptly to emails up until they had our money required in advance for the tour. They did not send us the email promised by the afternoon before with the specific departure time details. We showed up at the departure location before sunrise and continued to send emails requesting details. They were a no-show. The phone numbers on their website don't work. We received no response to our inquiries until late that afternoon. We had to insist on a refund for weeks. They have not refunded our money after Mr. Espinoza finally said "not to worry, I will refund your money". Months later, still no refund. And no response to our emails. I wish I could give Mr. Espinoza negative stars. He's a criminal.
Written 24 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Ivan E
When a tour is canceled all refunds are made at the corresponding time. Please confirm that you received the refund and clarify your comment. Thank you.
Written 5 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jacquelyn J
46 contributions
Shady Practices
Jan 2021
This company is not forthcoming in regards to information about your tour. I tried to resolve my issues with them directly, but was unsuccessful. My suggestion would be to go with another tour company that doesn't require your credit card information before they confirm your date of travel because they will charge you with no refund regardless if that date is available.
Written 3 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Ivan E
Dear Mrs. Jacob. All tour cancellations receive a refund. Reviewing our files, you have received your 100% refund, please review and let me know. Thank you.
Written 5 June 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

EndlessSummerCaptain
Southport, NC496 contributions
0530 Departure
Everything about the Canal is dependent upon the Canal management. We arrived in the dark and waited until sunrise to queue up for the transit. Boat was comfortable. Food was less than mediocre. The transit and discussion were great. Trinkets are to be avoided.
Written 25 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura S
1 contribution
Panamá Canal
Dec 2019 • Friends
Great tour! The staff was professional & worked efficiently to make the tour run smoothly from boarding to exiting respective shuttles. The commentary about was fascinating!
Written 29 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Beverly Y
82 contributions
Panama Canal Partial Transit Tour ( Pacific side)
Jul 2019 • Couples
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 the Pacific Ocean. The tour cost 250 dollars and provided a simple buffet lunch. The guide was good and the food was clean. Free soft drink was provided. The tour took nearly 9 hours altogether. One hour was wasted at the disembark point waiting for all to start. The boat is old and the chairs not very clean. The toilets were dirty. However it is a worthy trip. By getting on the boat one can fully appreciate the operation of the Canal.
Written 9 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

foreverdreamin
Melbourne, Australia434 contributions
STAY AWAY FROM PANAMA CANAL TOURS
Mar 2019 • Friends
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 6.30am as requested. I rang the useless company & no one answered.No one turned up for hours, eventually a Spanish speaking girl using google advised as best she could 10.00am, at least there was something affirmative. We went to have something to eat. At 11.00am again advised it would be Noon. Once Juan Carlos arrived I felt we might finally be going on the Canal. We did finally get on the Canal & it was amazing, food was better than expected given some of the reviews. Also we found JC to be quite humorous & grateful he organised the bus to drop us near our home. Just another note on Panama Canal Tours, they are happy to take your money & send all the literature, however, if you choose them make sure you contact them by phone the afternoon before to confirm your time of sail. Lucky we did hang around for 5 hours. Lastly, their customer service is non existent, didn’t even have the courtesy to respond to emails.
Written 9 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kenneth J
Santa Rosa Beach, FL4 contributions
Failed Partial Transit of Panama Canal
Mar 2019 • Family
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 6. At 12Noon, A.J. (Guide) informed group further delay. Finally departed about 12:30, arrived at Gamboa and sat on bus for 30 minutes while another tour disembarked their boat. Boarded late, then informed we would not leave until a Panama Canal Pilot arrived. At 2:30 decided to feed us lunch, tied to the dock. At 3PM informed us the Pilot would arrive in about an hour and that our return to Amador Causeway would be between 9 and 10PM. Asked JC to arrange transport for us back to the office as we could not miss another appointment we had at 7PM. He arranged transport and told us Oscar would meet us at the office. Oscar, despite several phone calls from his office and me, when he told us that he was en route ( 30 min, 15 min, 10 min ETA over the course of 90 minutes) to the office. The last phone call he tried unsuccessfully to "walk through" the refund process with the girl in the office. We had a horrible experience, spent the day sitting in a waiting area, sitting on a bus, sitting on a boat tied to the dock, sitting waiting for Oscar to return. The promised experience on the canal was not delivered and Oscar did not provide any type of customer service!
Written 8 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JSW
1 contribution
Partial Transit
Apr 2019 • Couples
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.
Written 14 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

975georgel
Seattle, WA43 contributions
Third party re-seller with NO customer service
Apr 2019 • Solo
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 failed to notify me, but did not reply to ANY emails sent to them for assistance. The literature they sent me indicated I would be picked up at my hotel between 6:00 and 6:20. Without final confirmation as to when to arrive for the tour I grabbed an uber to the site. I waited from 7:00 am until our actual departure of 10:30ish. I NEVER received any replies to my emails sent to them after booking the excursion. The actual operator of the tour - Canal Tours ... provided a solid tour. Book with them direct instead of this reseller!
Written 10 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

CGATORS2016
Sarasota, FL5 contributions
Celebrity cruise excursion wonders of engineering cancelled March 2019
Mar 2019 • Couples
We booked the Panama Cruise with Celebrity Reflection 2 years ago just to see Panama Canal March 2019. We were notified at 9:45 pm the night before our excursion that it was cancelled. Celebrity put together a terrible alternative which at this level of cruise line was not acceptable. Did not get to see the Canal but saw Panama City and new locks. On bus for over 4 hours. Definitely do not book Celebrity for seeing the Canal as you are not guaranteed to see the Panama Canal. Actual reason why we booked the cruise is to see the Panama Canal. Very disappointed that my bucket list dream did not happen.
Written 23 March 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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By: Panama Canal Tours
Marknjen00
Marknjen00
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Panama Canal - no show by operator
Don’t book a tour with this operator. They did not show up for the tour and did not cancel it. We had another tour
Karen M
Karen M
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Long day but worthwhile
We really wanted to take this tour and we’re very glad we did. It was a very long day (starting at 5:30 am pickup
malcolmo170
malcolmo170
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Interesting trip
It was a great day out. We did the full trip to get the whole experience. It is a long day so just doing the firs
Starnurse2
Starnurse2
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Fantastic Day Trip
We booked an extra 6 nights in Panama City before joining a group tour of Central America just so that we could tak
twoGeminis
twoGeminis
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Our Partial Transit through the Panama Canal was a highlight
We did a partial transit through the Panama Canal with Nexus Tours booked through the Panama City Sunwing Represent
juju382
juju382
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Panama layover tour
Through Miguel Tours,Panama, I had a 5 hour tour. Was picked up at the airport, taken to the Panama Canal, to the
Waudiz
Waudiz
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Tour itself is OK, check twice where you book!
The tour itself is quite interesting. You should have visited the Miraflores locks before you go. You'll get more f
Fancyfreebob
Fancyfreebob
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Long day's adventure, coast to coast!
Picked up at 0500, back to hotel (American Trade Hotel) at 2010, Fifteen hour adventure. Gus, the Cruise Guide on
Stacy C
Stacy C
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Up close, long day
We booked the Canal Tour Ocean to Ocean: Navigate the Panama Canal (on Viator) with the company Canal and Bay Tours
OttoO98
OttoO98
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Great, informative trip.
We really enjoyed our trip. Excellent and we recommended to do the full transit ! This was a great informative tr
OhEwe
OhEwe
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Old Panama/Panama Canal Tour Booked through Sunwing- I Recommend Booking Onboard Your Flight!
We looked over tours before heading to Panama & knew we wanted to take one that included the Old City with the Pana
TonyC216
TonyC216
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The tours are the best to experience the canal!
These canal tours are the only way to see this marvel of engineering. There visitor centers in the area that offer
Gary H
Gary H
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Mesmerizing Visit
We only had three days in Panama so we opted to tour the canal from the land. We got to see how the locks move ship
Tobias O
Tobias O
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Excellent tour
Great, informative trip. Recommended to do the full transit even if Lake Gatun can feel a bit long, but we saw seve
P5149UXannet
P5149UXannet
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Trans canal cruise on Windstar Cruise Ship
Boutique cruise thru the Panama Canal and up the west coast of Panama and Costa Rica followed by a 4 day condo stay
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