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Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours

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Address: Panama City, Panama
Phone Number: +507 226-8917
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Panama Marine Adventures is the leader tour operator in Panama Canal Tours...

Panama Marine Adventures is the leader tour operator in Panama Canal Tours aboard the MV Pacific Queen. We offer two options to experience the Panama Canal and its history up close. The Partial Transit tour has a duration of 4 to 5 hours. It goes through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks, underneath the Bridge of the Americas and Centennial Bridge and Gaillard Cut. The Full Transit tour has a duration of 8 to 9 hours. You will transit through the three set of locks: Miraflores, Pedro Miguel and Gatun Locks, commencing in Pacific Ocean and ending in the Atlantic Ocean.In both options you will observe some of the works that are being held for the Canal's expansion.

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US$ 135.00*
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Panama Canal Partial Tour - Southbound Direction
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Panama Canal Partial Tour - Northbound direction
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US$ 180.00*
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Panama Canal Full Transit Tour

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We took the full passage boat tour through the Panama Canal on April 16, 2016. Panama Marine Adventures is one of only two companies that run boat tours through the canal. If you... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 April 2016
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Naples, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016

We took the full passage boat tour through the Panama Canal on April 16, 2016. Panama Marine Adventures is one of only two companies that run boat tours through the canal. If you sign up with other touring companies, you end up on PMA or its only competitor for your actual boat trip. First, the PMA tour is very well... More 

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Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

We have done this tour several times with friends and business clients, and we ahave enjoyed it every time. Our last time was with Jo who was one of the best tour guides we have had in Panama. His knowledge was thorough, and we learned even more than we had after being on the same tour several times. Every time... More 

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Hallsville, TX
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016

We had Panamanian friends book this tour prior to our arrival in Panama. This tour was absolutely terrific. We were bused to the ship from the Flamenco Resort. This is about an hour ride to Gamboa. Once on board the ship we headed south. We sat on the very front of the ship, which is uncovered. There were plenty of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016 via mobile

We booked this excursion through our hotel which consist of the Partial transit from Flamenco Marina to Gamboa. It also included transportation from our hotel which cost about $180 plus tax per person and you pay the driver who picks you up. I did have to ask the hotel which company they used as I wanted to give a great... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

We did the south tour - taxi to Flamenco Marina, then bus to Gamboa, onto the Pacific Queen where we then went through the 3 locks back to the Pacific Ocean. Very informative and an overall good experience. With taxi fare to the causeway and back, the total was $320.00 USD for two people. The lunch on board was tasty... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2016 via mobile

We joined the Pacific Queen for its northward transit. We boarded at the Isla Flamenco harbour. From there is was a leisurely float about Panama City, along the entry to the canal, past the growing number of boats awaiting entry into the locks. Our day trip left Isla Flamenco, got in some of the Panama City skyline, through the staging... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015 via mobile

We had a great day- did the full transit and loved the views and seeing the workings of the canal. As with any touristy activity, there will be some greedy folks who just want it all for themselves with no consideration of others or desire to take turns. Just wait them out- at the first lock, everyone will crowd to... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

I made sort of a last minute decision to try a partial transit, and this organization has to be the best. We communicated by email and phone and there was very good responsiveness. I also appreciated that they kept me up to date as to the timing of the transit and any other issues. They did have a problem with... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

Last year I booked and went on a full transit tour by Panama Canal One Day Tours so this year I thought I would try the other one which is the Panama Marine Adventures - Day Tours. And the former is actually advertised as being 50% more expensive. Surprise. Surprise. Same boat. Same guide. Same jokes. But with the added... More 

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Prior Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2015 via mobile

This is a great way to see the Miraflores locks. You will join the locks with a big freighter allowing you to see how the big ships get through the locks. You'll see up close the electric locomotives as they use steel cables to keep the ship from hitting the sides of the chambers. They give you a good breakfast... More 

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