Partial transit through ‘Panama Canal’
The Canal cuts across the Isthmus of Panama and is a conduit for maritime trade. One of the largest and most difficult engineering projects ever undertaken, the Panama Canal shortcut greatly reduces the time for ships to travel between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Canal locks at each end lift ships up to Gatun Lake, an artificial lake created to reduce the amount of excavation work required for the canal, 26 m (85 ft) above sea level, and then lower the ships at the other end.
Imagine what an experience is to live it firsthand!
The adventure begins, setting sail from Flamenco Marina early in the morning. Check in starts at 6.30am. Departing time is at 7.30am. The partial tour of the Panama Canal begins by entering the Miraflores Locks, where the ship ascends a total of 18 meters in two stages and leaving the waters of the Pacific Ocean. Then, you will enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small freshwater lake that separates the two locks on the Pacific side of the Canal. You will cross the Lake until you reach the Pedro Miguel Locks, where the ship ascends 9 meters. Upon exiting the locks, you can see the Centennial Bridge.
The boat continues sailing and enters the famous Culebra Cut, known as such because its curves resemble a snake. You will sail 13.7 kilometers that include the cut in its transit to the Gamboa area, where the facilities of the Dredging Division of the Panama Canal Authority are located.
On arrival at the facilities of the Dredging Division, passengers disembark and board the buses that take them to the Flamenco Marina. This transfer lasts 45 minutes.
Departure times of the Panama Canal Tours are subject to possible changes according to the operating conditions established by the Panama Canal Authority. Please contact us the day before your tour to reconfirm the check in time.