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This partial transit cruise through the Miraflores Locks takes you into one of three lock systems used along the Panama Canal — an experience not to be missed! The canal’s construction is considered one of the largest and most challenging engineering projects ever undertaken before it was opened in 1914, enabling efficient passage between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans.

After hotel pickup in the morning, you’ll travel toward La Playita pier on an approximate 1.5-hour drive through Panama City. Journey along the Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), a man-made network of four small islands near the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal. Enjoy breathtaking views of the canal and Panama City skyline before boarding your vessel.

Cruise for approximately 60 minutes along the Panama Canal until reaching the Miraflores Locks. Depending on the number of boats present on your date of travel, you'll most likely have to wait a short while before it’s your ship’s turn inside the locks, but the scene before you is worth it. Enjoy great photo ops as you watch vessels traveling through Miraflores.

You’ll be amazed as your ship is raised up to 54 feet in a two-step process while water from the lake fills the lock’s chambers. Once the process is finished, continue cruising to the Pedro Miguel Locks before arriving at the Gamboa pier.

Here, disembark to re-board the coach for the return transfer to your Panama City hotel.

Please note: A minimum of two people per booking is required.
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Panama Canal
Gray Line Panama
Take a partial transit cruise on the Panama Canal and journey through the Miraflores Locks. Marvel at this incredible feat of engineering as your ship is raised up to 54 feet (16 meters), enabling Pedro Miguel's lake to fill the chambers where the vessel is locked. With this 6-hour day trip, you’ll see Panama City sights and travel along Amador Causeway during the drive from your hotel.
  • Panama Canal partial sightseeing cruise
  • Enjoy the opportunity to cruise down the Panama Canal
  • Travel through the famous Miraflores Locks
  • Great tour for history and engineering buffs
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Reviewed 19 May 2018
So much information and great boat

This was a tourist thing, but so well done. Glad we were on a boat with shade and multiple decks. A great historian who was patient with our questions. The tour ends bef ore Kaje Gatun. We saw that lake on an Eco tour the...More

2  Thank Lora L
Reviewed 13 May 2018
Trip on the Panama Canal on the Princess Pearl cruise ship

Visited Gamboa and the old Canal Zone before boarding the Princess Pearl cruise ship. We spent about five hours on the boat passing through the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel locks. Quite an experience. I was very impressed with the Centennial Bridge. The Canal runs approximately...More

1  Thank Abrumar
Reviewed 3 May 2018
Visiting the Panama Canal

We were picked up at 0600 which was not our favorite time while on vacation. This huge bus picked us up and and we picked up other psgrs along the way which gave us another opportunity to see the city. We transferred over to the...More

4  Thank travelqueen2017
Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile
Great experiance

Exzellent Pick Up service, very interesting tour includig good meals on board. We did enjoy it from A to Z as all our expectations have been met.

Thank Martin A
Reviewed 15 April 2018
Still waiting

Booked this using Viator, a division of trip advisor. We received the voucher that they would confirm the pick up 24 hours before. We have not received the pick up confirmation. We flew to Panama for my husbands birthday specifically for the tour of the...More

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15 June 2018|
Response from marcelMP |
yes it is called the partial canal transit southbound ; you can reserve it via ancon It takes half a day .. but is expensive
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