- 16 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.
- 16 Ratings
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.
It was VERY GOOD and very INTERESTING but with TOO MANY people on board, so it was really hard to find the place to eat lunch :((( But with your company it has very little connection as it was the only full transit day for the whole month, and so many people wanted to take part in it - it inderstandable as well. So I am pretty happy and content with my tour. THANK YOU!