We do not sell canal transits without a tour package
The day tours section of this website contains details of the individual day tours (including partial and full canal transits) offered in most of our tour packages. Our minimum sale is our Panama at a Glance tour package. We can add additional hotel nights and any of our day tours to this package.
Traverse the Path between the Seas,The Panama Canal, an engineering feat of all time and the 8th wonder of the world.
The Panama Canal is quickly becoming Central America's newest tourism destination. Of all the wondrous things Panama has to offer, the Panama Canal is probably the single best known among Americans. This, of course, is primarily because Panama and the United States have one thing in common - history.
There is probably not a single person in the United States who isn't aware that Teddy Roosevelt played a major part in the construction of the Panama Canal. Since the opening of the canal in 1914, millions of people have passed from ocean to ocean enroute to countless destinations. Many have returned to that beautiful and mysterious place called Panama' that they had once only viewed from a passing freighter, tanker, passenger ship or military vessel.
The Panama Canal seems to be a major attraction bringing visitors from around the globe to see what is sometimes called, "The eighth wonder of the world". With that in mind, most of our packages treats our travelers to a full or partial Panama Canal transit.
On full Panama Canal transits the vessel departs from Flamenco Island at 7:30 a.m. The vessel then makes her way up to Miraflores Locks, the first of the Panama Canal's three sets of locks. After transiting the Miraflores Locks, our vessel cruises through the famous Gailliard Cut, a nine-mile excavation through Panama's back bone and into Gatun Lake. During our transit, we will pass the Smithsonian Institute's Barro Colorado Island and witness beautiful jungle scenery and wildlife.
The vessel arrives at Cristobal, on the Atlantic (Caribbean) side of the Canal at about 3:30 p.m., (depending on Canal traffic) where an air conditioned bus will be awaiting us for our return to Flamenco Island at about 6:30 - 8 p.m. (depending on traffic on the highway)
Partial Panama Canal transits may depart from Flemenco Island at 7:30 am for a north bound partial transit, or we will provide a bus departarting from Flemenco Island at 10 am to Gamboa for the southbound transit to Flemenco Island. Usually only one partial will be provided, morning or afternoon. Partial transits cruuise through both Pacific sets of locks (Miraflores and Pedro Miguel), and the Gailard Cut.