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Panama Canal Tour – Partial Transit (Northbound)

Enjoy the beautiful canal of Panama by visiting the Pedro Miguel and Miraflores locks as well as passing through the Amador Coastway with a local Panamanian and immerse yourself in the rich history of the city!

USD $175.00

Per Person

Get to Experience the Canal in a Completely Different Way in this Panama Canal Tour

Experience one of the best ways to discover the Canal in this Panama Canal Tour. You will ride along in a vessel and during your transit you will have the opportunity to see the Panama Canal up close.

You will start in Coastway Amador and see the beautiful scenery that you can only see in this area.

Afterwards watch as the ships pass through the locks and experience the thrill of ships passing through the canal as you learn about the Panama Canal. Your guide will take you through the Gailard cut, the Miraflores locks and the Miguel locks.


  • Pass through two transit locks (the Miguel and Miraflores locks)
  • Learn the history of the famous Panama Canal
  • Get the chance to see the Panama Canal up close

Tour Information

Duration: 6 hours
Start and End Location: Panama City
Availability: Year Round – please see calendar below for available dates per mont


This Panama Canal tour will last for a duration of 4 to 5 hours and will start at the operating pier of Coastway Amador.

All travelers will board the motor coaches for a 45 minute drive down to the town of Gamboa where the Panama Canal divide is located.

You will enter the canal at the northern end of the Gailard cut where the famous Chagres River flows into the canal.

After entering the Gailard cut you will reach the Pedro Miguel locks and view the Continental Bridge which crosses over the canal and watch the vessels enter through the Miguel locks. After the Miguel locks your guide will take you to the Miraflores locks and watch in awe at the vessels passing through.

After watching the ships pass through the locks you will then journey towards the beautiful islands of the Coastway Amador where many passengers on these boats disembark.

What’s Included

  • Bilingual guide
  • Buffet lunch
  • Light breakfast
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Transportation to and from the marina at the Amador Causeway

What’s Not Included

  • Hotel pick up or drop off : we recommend getting a taxi to the marina at the Amador Causeway, it should cost $10-$15 depending on where your hotel is located in the city

What to Bring

  • Sun protection
  • Comfortable clothing

Important Notes

  • You will receive a message by 5pm (17:00) the day before your tour with the exact time you will need to be at the marina. We regret that we cannot send this information sooner, but start times fluctuate daily (depending on the traffic in the canal that day) and so we have to wait for the transit authority to give the start time for that day

Available Dates 2020 for Partial Transit of Panama Canal (Northbound)

January 2020

2nd, 4th, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

February 2020

1st, 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th

March 2020

5th, 7th, 12th, 19th, 26th, 28th

April 2020

3rd, 11th, 18th, 24th

May 2020

9th, 16th, 22nd, 29th

June 2020

5th, 13th, 20th, 26th

July 2020

3rd, 11th, 18th, 24th, 31st

August 2020

8th, 15th, 21st, 28th

September 2020

12th, 19th, 25th

October 2020

2nd, 10th, 17th, 23rd, 30th

November 2020

6th, 14th, 21st, 27th

December 2020

4th, 26th


Gamboa, Panama

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Gamboa, Panama 9.116667, -79.700000

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