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PANAMA CANAL - PARTIAL TRANSIT

Per Person (Based on 2-3 passengers) $322 USD
Per Person (Based on 4-5 passengers) $312 USD
Per Person (Based on 6-8 passengers) $290 USD
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PANAMA CANAL - PARTIAL TRANSIT

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With the recent expansion of the Panama Canal, this day cruise is the perfect means of transportation to learn about the construction of the waterways and to catch amazing views of wildlife on the banks!

Cruise through the Pedro Miguel Locks and Miraflores Locks on a comfortable and scenic ferry! Experience the serene landscape of the Panama Canal with a narrator on board. You don’t miss any of the beautiful landmarks or wildlife. Your journey may look a bit different whether you’re going northbound or southbound, but both journeys are sure to please.

After getting picked up at your hotel, enjoy a short ride to the marina to board your day cruiser. Depending on which direction you’re travelling, you’ll pass under the bridge of Americas which raises over 100 meters above sea level.

When you reach your first set of locks, the ship will raise 17 meters in two different steps which will move the ship from saltwater to fresh water. As your guide tells you more interesting stories and facts about the construction of the Panama Canal, relax with lunch before the ship raises another 9 meters into Gatun Lake.

Be sure to keep an eye out for wildlife during this section of your cruise. Colorful birds and primates often reside around Gatun Lake!

  • This Tour Includes:
  • Private transfer to and from hotel
  • Shared cruise through the Panama Canal (partial transit)
  • Services of a narrator
  • Soft drinks and water
  • Breakfast (for Northbound transit only)
  • Full lunch including Panamanian dishes
  • Great photo opportunities
  • Many chances for wildlife sightings

Days of Operation

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Departures (local time)

  • 6.5 hrs - Duration is approximate. Pick up time will be assigned upon confirmation.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

No Taxi Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• We recommend bringing binoculars.
• Total duration is dependent on ship traffic which is managed by the Panama Canal Authority. Southbound Transits normally start mid morning and end mid afternoon. Northbound transits start early morning and end early afternoon. Exact pick up time will be assigned upon confirmation.
• You will be transferred from your hotel privately.
• The ferry accommodates up to 250 people.

Restrictions

• There is a surcharge for pick up from hotels near the Gamboa Rainforest Resort, Canopy Tower, Playa Bonita Resorts, or hotels near the Tocumen Airport. Contact ShoreTrips if you have questions.
• This tour operates on specific dates only. Northbound Partial Transit Departures: November 2019: 1, 9, 16, 22, 29. December 2019: 6, 14, 21, 26, 28. January 2020: 3, 9, 16, 23, 24, 31. February 2020: 6, 13, 21, 28. March 2020: 6, 12, 27. April 2020: 3, 11, 18, 24. May 2020: 16, 22, 29. June 2020: 5, 12, 20, 26. July 2020: 3, 10, 18, 24, 31. August 2020: 7, 15, 21, 28. September 4, 11, 19, 25. October 2020: 2, 9, 17, 23, 30. November 2020: 6, 13, 21, 27. December 2020: 4, 11, 26, 30. Southbound Partial Transit Departures: November 2019: 2, 10, 17, 23, 30. December 2019: 7, 15, 22, 27. January 2020: 4, 10, 12, 17, 19, 25. February 2020: 1, 7, 9, 14, 16, 22, 29. March 2020: 7, 13, 15, 20, 22, 28. April 2020: 4, 12, 19, 25. May 2020: 17, 23, 30. June 2020: 6, 13, 21, 27. July 2020: 4, 11, 19, 25. August 2020: 1, 8, 16, 22, 29. September 2020: 5, 12, 20, 26. October 2020: 3,10, 18, 24, 31. November 2020: 7 14, 22, 28. December 2020: 5, 12, 20, 27, 31.