For many people the word Panama is synonymous with the Panama Canal. Built in the turn of the 20th Century, the Panama Canal is one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken and has an enormous impact on worldwide shipping. Today, over 300 million tons of cargo transits the canal annually, moving through the three sets of locks which raise and lower the ships from sea level to lake level for the approximately 50 mile journey across the isthmus. Ever dreamed of transiting the canal and following the same route of those massive cargo carriers? Our Panama Canal Transit Tour aboard a ship designed precisely for this adventure is the way to go.
Whether you are taking the full or partial transit, your adventure through the canal will take you through the three lock steps required to raise or lower ships from sea level to the level of Gatun Lake (85 feet above sea level). Your transit also moves through the infamous Gaillard Cut (Culebra Cut), the only gap in the continental divide, and passes under the Bridge of Americas. For the Full Transit you will continue beyond Gamboa, entering Lake Gatun to make the entire distance of one ocean to the other. Accompanied by expert live narrative and full buffet lunch, this is an experience not to be missed.
Bilingual Canal Expert, Transit Ticket, Transportation, Lunch, Beverages
Partial Transit - Approx. 4 to 5 Hours
Full Transit – Approx. 8 to 10 hours
Pick up at Hotel - 8:15 am