Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise

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Panama Canal Partial Transit Sightseeing Cruise


See for yourself how the Panama Canal works as you transit the Miraflores Locks, one of three locks used along the canal. The construction of the canal was one of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken at the time, and it made an enormous impact on shipping in the region. This is an amazing sightseeing cruise not to be missed!


  • Guided sightseeing cruise
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Lunch
  • Non-alcoholic beverages


  • Gratuities (optional)

What You Can Expect

You'll be picked up from your hotel at approximately 8am and head towards the La Playita pier. Along the way, you'll drive through both the old and modern areas of Panama City along the Amador Causeway, arriving at the pier to board the vessel at 9:30am.

Enjoy an approximate 60-minute scenic sightseeing cruise along the Panama Canal until reaching the famous Miraflores Locks. Depending on the number of boats present on your date of travel, you'll most likely have to wait a short while before cruising inside the locks. The wait is absolutely worth it, so relax and enjoy the scenery until it’s your turn!

When going through the Miraflores Locks, your ship is raised up to 54 feet (16 meters) in a two-step process. This activity is achieved by sending water from Pedro Miguel's lake to fill the chambers where the ship is locked. Once the process is finished, you'll continue cruising to the Pedro Miguel Locks before arriving at the Gamboa pier, where you'll jump back into the coach for the return transfer to your Panama City hotel.

Additional Important Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Voucher information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Products standard cancellable

Products with Viator standard terms and conditions are fully refundable, without charge, up to 48 hours prior to travel, based on the time/date of the Product Location.

Departure point

Tour departs from select Panama City hotels

Departure time

Pick up is between 5am and noon, exact pick up time will be reconfirmed by the tour operator the day before.

Return Details

Tour returns to the original departure point

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