Ocean-to-Ocean Panama Canal Boat Tour

  • 14 Ratings

Travel from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean in a single day as you journey across the Panama Canal. Travel between jungle-filled shores as you experience this iconic voyage on board a state-of-the-art ferry.

Duration: 12 hours
Cancellation: 30 days in advance.

What You Will Do

  • Ride the rising and falling tides of all three of the Canal's iconic locks: Pedro Miguel, Miraflores and Gatun
  • Sail under the magnificent Bridge of the Americas, which connects the freshwater canal to the Pacific Ocean
  • Squeeze through the smallest part of the canal and pass under the Centenario Bridge as you look out for local wildlife
  • Laugh and learn with commentary from bilingual guides, who narrate the most noteworthy parts of the journey
  • Sample traditional Panamanian cuisine with a buffet-style lunch that fuels you up for all the sightseeing

What's Included

  • Cruise through the Panama Canal
  • Bilingual narrator
  • Unlimited soft drinks and bottled water
  • Continental breakfast and buffet-style lunch
  • Round-trip transportation from your hotel

Additional Information

  • The Panama Canal Authority reserves the right to change the transit times depending on the ship traffic on the Panama Canal. Please do not book time-sensitive events on the day of your tour.

  • You will receive a full refund with 30 days' advance notice, a 50% refund with 15-29 days' advance notice and no refund with under 15 days' notice.

Customer Reviews

  • 14 Ratings

  • Evelina

The guide was very informative and approachable. The food was good. The experience was terrific.

January 23, 2018

  • Lucy

The Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal Transit tour was fantastic! I learned so much and the guide and staff were great. Thanks for making this day a highlight of my vacation.

January 22, 2018

  • Sarah

Loved the interesting narrative about the mechanics and history of the canal. Gus was very easy to understand and kept things interesting. The food was good and the color-coded groups made things run smoothly. I really loved this tour, but do have some feedback for improvement: I would suggest having larger cups for the water - those tiny cups weren't adequate to hydrate and it was too much to continually run downstairs to get more. I assume you didn't give out bottled water for environmental reasons; however, 10 of those tiny cups (each of which are thrown away) were probably the equivalent of one large bottle and you could always recycle. No one follows the directions to not "save seats" by putting down backpacks, etc., so some enforcement there or extra reminders might be warranted. Our driver, Johann, was 1/2 hour late picking us up back at the pier. Having said that, I had a wonderful experience and would highly recommend this trip!

August 22, 2017
Panama City, Panama