- 21 Ratings
Ocean-to-Ocean Panama Canal Boat Tour
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.
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
- 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
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.
- 21 Ratings
It was an amazing day. Good people, well organized, great fun!
We really enjoyed this trip.The transfer driver was pleasant, helpful and timely and the vehicle was clean and comfortable. Our onboard expert "Gus" was great and very knowledgeable. On board food and drinks were excellent. One recommendation, on the return trip by coach I would really have liked a little information about the areas we drove thru, like old Fort Clayton, Ancon Hill, etc. All in all a great day .Everyone enjoyed it, from my 87 year old Mother to my 23 year old niece.
The tour was great ! Well organised, well commented, the speaker was interesting, food was nice, the pick-up by car well organized and the driver very professional and nice. So : Everything's perfect !
I was initially worried. I travel with no phone and e-mail is the only way to reach me. My hotel internet was spotty and since I had not heard from ancon in weeks concerning a pick up time I was afraid the trip would fall apart. The through canal trip is only offered once per month, so I couldn’t rebook it. To my relief the excursion went off without a hitch. The canal exceeded my expectations. The multilingual trip guides were awesome. The travel to and from the venue was more lengthy than I would have liked, but not enough to dim the brilliance of this trip.
Very interesting tour, the comments of the guide were very interesting and all was well organized from the puck up at the airport to the meals. We spent an excellent day.
The boat was very crowded but very well organized.
The guide was very informative and approachable. The food was good. The experience was terrific.
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.
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!
The tour was excellent. We were so glad we could do it as it is offered only once a month. The experience from start to finish was a very pleasant one. The driver who picked us up from the hotel in the morning was Luis a very friendly and courteous person. The ship , its staff our guide Gus everyone was exceptional. We thought the food would be average, but to our surprise it was excellent and very delicious. We made lots of friends on board will enjoying this eighth wonder of the world. If you are in Panama , do check if this tour is available it is worth every penny spent. We had breakfast on the Pacific and sunset on the Atlantic.
Excellent boat, food, staff and history shared. Very good guide that also provided pickups at hotel. Recommend highly!
It was a very interesting!
This was the fulfillment of a lifetime dream . The tour was great! Starting right with the driver actually showing up a little early and ending with a drop off at my hotel that evening. Something I didn't expect was how good the food was with a nice buffet breakfast and lunch. Our guide was very informative and everyone on the crew was polite and helpful. It was a thrill for me to be standing right up in the bow when we went through the Gatun locks with a great view of all the action.
Good communication, on time pick-up, good commentary while on the boat. Overall great experience.
It was spectacular. The Canal was all I expected and more, one of the wonders of the world. Also, Cecilio the hotel transfer driver is a gentleman, friendly and informative.