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04-Cruising the Panamá Canal

There is a half transit, 4 –5 hours or a full transit 8-9 hours duration.

The Panama Canal is still Panama’s most popular tourist attraction and is close to its 100th year anniversary, therefore the best way to experience the canal is cruising it, and here you will have the unique opportunity to see the Canal up close in operation.

Destino Natureza, provide coordination and transfer from your hotel to the places where our partner Panama Canal cruising companies depart, it will always depend if you are taking the partial or full transit, see departures time at bottom of this page. 


One of the very interesting sites, we are going to pass is the Gaillard Cut (also known as Culebra Cut because its curves resemble a snake) is one of the main points of interest for visitors because it was carved through the Continental Divide and this section of the Canal is full of history and geological value.


We will travel the Cut's 13.7 kilometers on the way to Pedro Miguel Locks. As you transit the Cut you will be able to appreciate the continuous maintenance that this area requires, because it is very susceptible to landslides. In this area you will also be able to observe the work in process for the Panama Canal expansion project.


Before reaching the Pedro Miguel Locks at the southern end of the Cut, you will be able to view the new Centennial Bridge which crosses over the Canal. Next, the Pacific Queen will enter Pedro Miguel Locks, which is one of the two sets of locks on the Pacific side, and here the vessel is lowered 9 meters in one step. You will then enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel from Miraflores Locks, the latter being the final set of locks before reaching the Pacific Ocean. At Miraflores Locks the vessel is lowered 18 meters in two distinct steps.


Once in the Pacific Ocean the vessel will sail to the beautiful Flamenco Marina where passengers disembark. On the way to Flamenco, you will pass under the Bridge of the Americas, and later, you will be able to admire the Bay of Panama and Panama City's splendorous skyline.


Tour includes:

  • Bilingual guide /narrator.
  • Full lunch.
  • Soft drinks and water (all you can drink).
  • Transportation by bus from Panama city (Flamenco Resort & Marina ) to Gamboa where the tour starts.

Transportation by bus from Panama City (Flamenco Resort & Marina) to Gamboa where the tour starts.


What to bring:

Comfortable clothes and shoes, hat, sun block, sunglasses, camera, umbrella or raincoat and money for souvenirs.


Partial Tour depart Thursday- Northbound departing Flamenco at 9:30 am

Friday & Saturdays Southbound departing Flamenco at 9:30 am 

Saturday-When Partial and Full transits are operated the check in time is 7:00 am

Full Tour depart from Flamenco Marina at 7:30 am  on the days available, Full Transit are usually the 2nd and 3er Saturday of each month. Anyway please  reconfirm details with us.


Av Manuel E Batista
Edifício Metropolis
Pasillo C, Planta Baja
Panama City, Rep of Panama

O: 507 398-2315
M: 507 6747-4999


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