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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must visit when in Panama. I went to both Locks but found Gatun to be the better of the two. Colon is a bit on the seedy side but the surrounding location is nice a tropical.

Thank Tanika D
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The locks and ships passing through are interesting to watch. You can marvel on how this was built a long time ago and is still functioning to move lots of ship traffic.

Thank maroisd
Reviewed 9 July 2018

We enjoyed watching the workings of the canal. Our guide offered excellent explanations. It was amazing. We had no idea so much water was required in order to operate the locks.

1  Thank Marjorie M
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Interesting but maybe you can choose another excursion. There is so much to see in Scotland. I thought this one would take you somewhere else but the boat comes around. The lock is the attraction basically

Thank guzmanddsMiramar
Reviewed 30 May 2018

It was fun to pass through and see ships coming the other way in the canal. You can see the attemped French canal area section. The whole experience was awe inspiring.

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

This was a wonderful and fascinating experience. To sail into these locks, with a tiny amount of clearance on either side, and watch the whole process unfold was just a treat. I’m not a geek, and nor do I normally have much interest in how...More

Thank lastword2016
Reviewed 5 May 2018

It was something we wanted off of our bucket list and now we have accomplished that. Due to the time constraint we could not have any shore excursions so cannot say anything on the area other than seeing from aboard the ship. It looked great.

Thank larrya762
Reviewed 26 April 2018

The Panama canal was on my bucket list. It was so interesting to pass through the locks that were built over 100 years ago.

Thank tkarpinski
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Observation area is closed so tour involved on the road over the top of the locks. No place to stop and watch. Saw lock gates from road. Not worth the effort.

3  Thank mike w
Reviewed 11 April 2018

Definitely enjoying traversing these locks (in a small 12-cabin cruise ship (m/v Discovery). Got a close up view of just how everything works. The Panama Canal is quite an amazing accomplishment. Got to experience it to believe it.

Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
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24 July 2018|
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Response from lastword2016 | Reviewed this property |
Miraflores. It has a visitor centre from which you get great views of the ships manoeuvring through. Very interesting, and great fun. Enjoy.
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11 February 2018|
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Response from Randy T | Reviewed this property |
I too am not sure if old center is open for business. We were picked up by bus and our guide did mention the new visitor center. Unfortunately, it wasn't part of the tour.
3 February 2018|
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Response from Dickson0202 | Reviewed this property |
Our tours were also through our cruise line but I just did a google search. There is a Robtad’s Panama Canal Tour that quickly popped up. I clicked the link and it took me to Trip Advisor with a lin’ to book the tour.