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15 days and we weren't board

We booked this cruise since we wanted to see the Panama Canal and watch the locks work. spent most... read more

Reviewed 21 May 2018
Mike H
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Phoenix, Arizona
Experience great, logistics not so much

Definitely a bucket list item to transit the canal and it's a really good trip once you get going... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
Phil T
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Huntingdon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

We booked this cruise since we wanted to see the Panama Canal and watch the locks work. spent most of the day when we transited the canal at the front of the ship but found that the aft was a much nice view albeit from...More

1  Thank Mike H
Reviewed 27 April 2018

I had actually paid for a full transit tour (Pacific to Atlantic). However, AFTER we boarded the ship, they told us that the Gatun Locks were too crowded, so we would only be able to do a partial transit. They did refund our money for...More

Thank Denise5150
Reviewed 13 April 2018

I want to thank all the staff of Canal & Bay Tours who made a reality my wish of experiencing the Canal Panama! Each and everyone. From the driver to the cruise ship staff. The well-organized team made the tour of crossing the canal an...More

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Definitely a bucket list item to transit the canal and it's a really good trip once you get going - our guide (JC) was informative and really knew his stuff. Definitely an odd but memorable experience to be sharing the Miraflores locks with a Chinese...More

Thank Phil T
Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is the second time we took this tour. When we visit Panama on business, we always bring a "First Timer" so second tour. I'm sure we'll have a third tour next time we're in Panama. I highly recommend this tour. The Panama Canal opened...More

Thank MarshallR
Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

We just completed the partial transit of the Panama Canal (New Locks) on the Caribbean Princess. It has been 32 years since my last visit and it was interesting to see how things have changed and the design of the new lock compared to the...More

Thank dboltin
Reviewed 20 March 2018

My family took the Partial Transit Panama Canal Tour through Panama Marine Adventures on the Pacific Queen March 16,2018. They do not pick you up at your hotel so we had to pay for a van to the Flamenco Marina and then we took a...More

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

What a wonderful experience. Highly recommend this rather than just standing on shore watching. Highly educational.

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

This six hour tour and we went through 2 sets of locks - Miraflores and the middle lock. We got the experience of sailing through Panama canal in a boat going from the Pacific Ocean through 2 sets of locks and had the pleasure of...More

Thank Siva_Parsippany
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

There was nothing wrong with the service on the tour, guides were excellent and very knowledgeable but please be aware that this tour is VERY slow and took 9 hours from pick up (@615am) to drop off in my case. It is not exciting or...More

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20 May 2017|
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We bought our tour at the hotel from Gamboa Tours, although it was actually run by another tour company. We checked in at Flamenco Marina. People were coming there from many different hotels and tour companies and we all... More
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Response from Dave B | Reviewed this property |
No, the Centennial bridge is a modern highway bridge that many, many cars use daily. It was finished in 2004 and is the second major roadway across the canal. We saw it on a canal tour, so we sailed under it and I do not... More
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