Day 235 of 365 Things To Do in Panama
Day 235 of 365 Things To Do in Panama. Experience the Panama Canal on a Transit Tour!
Did you know you can transit the Panama Canal on the same path as the ships?
Embark on a unique opportunity to experience the canal up close and in operation while on board a canal cruise tour. You will hear about this marvelous feat of engineering and fascinating secrets.
You have the option of a partial or full day transit tour
Most trips depart from the Flamenco Marina located at the end of the Amador Causeway. During the trip you will travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean on the same day. Once underway you will be admiring the Bay of Panama and the spectacular skyline of Panama City before passing under the Bridge of the Americas. Enter the Panama Canal by way of the Miraflores Locks experiencing the 2 step process which uses only gravity to move the water and send you onto the Pedro Miguel Locks. The ship next transits the Gatun Lake until reaching the Gatun Locks on the Atlantic Side. The unforgettable experience ends in Colon with transit back to where it all began!
Did you know....
the first ships sailed through the Panama Canal in 1914, shaving nearly 9,000 miles off what was otherwise a tremendously long sailing trip around South America?