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Panama Canal Transit Tour  //  Partial & Full Transits

Panama Canal Tour

Panama Canal Partial Transit

Duration: 6 hours     |    Price = $150

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  • Panama Canal
  • Amador Causeway
  • Bridge of the Americas
  • Miraflores Locks
  • Pedro Miguel Locks
  • Culebra Cut
  • Lake Gatun

Tour includes:

  • Third party-transportation service from some hotels on certain days (Casco Viejo, hostels, or apartments, will need to take a taxi)
  • Buffet breakfast
  • Lunch & Snacks
  • Non-alcoholic beverages
  • Bilingual guide.
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Panama Canal Transit Description:

Experience the thrill of a partial transit of the Panama Canal on a comfortable passenger ferry. The tour begins at the Amador Causeway where you will board the ferry for the start of your canal journey. Cruise under the Bridge of the Americas, transit both the Miraflores and Pedro Miguel Locks and pass through the Culebra Cut, the narrowest section of the Canal. You disembark at Gamboa and are transferred back to Panama City.

*Occasionally this itinerary operates in reverse.

**Barefoot Panama facilitates the booking of this tour.


The included hotel pickup service is unreliable and is not done by Barefoot Panama. Please do not contact Barefoot Panama on the day of the tour with concerns about the transportation service as it is out of our hands. Our top recommendation to avoid stress and enjoy the transit is to take a $10/15 taxi to the marina.

*use a yellow cab and avoid being ripped off by the hotel’s shuttle service

We will contact you by 5 pm the day before your tour via email with the exact details as to what time you might be picked up and should be at the Marina. Please be patient as start times fluctuate on a daily basis and we must wait for confirmation from the transit company.

Should you decide to use the included transport we would like to reiterate that this is not a service provided by Barefoot Panama. Due to traffic and multiple hotel pick up points the wait time can be up to 1 hour.

PLEASE do not negatively review Barefoot Panama based on the transport service NOT provided by Barefoot Panama. Don’t call in the morning to tell us they are late, just take a taxi to make sure you catch the boat. THEIR transport service is REALLY REALLY bad ..

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Worry free tour reservation. Payment is not required until we confirm the tour with you and review any special considerations. For groups, we accept a 50% deposit and final payment before the start of the tour.

Please note that this tour does not run everyday. The tour must be booked at least 2 days in advance. Please call us if you want to take the tour sooner.

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Panama Canal Tour & Full Transit

Duration: 9+ hours

Price: $195.00 per person

The full transit is available on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month and occasionally other dates. Please check with us for availability. This trip passes the Gamboa Port and cruises through Lake Gatun. After the Gatun Locks you dock in Colon and return by bus.

To book a full transit please contact us and we will let you know about availability and departure date.


Just follow these simple steps to complete the tour reservation form:

  1. Enter or review the selected tour date. Dates highlighted green in the calendar at the top of the page mark tour availability.
  2. Enter the number of adults and children in your group. Children are ages 12 and below. Every tour participant, regardless of age, must be included in the reservation.
  3. Click update after entering the number of people who will be joining the tour.
  4. Click “Book Now”.
  5. Enter your personal information.
  6. Review the policies and procedures, and click “Book Now.”

Immediate payment is not required at the time of completing the tour booking form. After receiving your reservation request a representative will contact you to confirm your tour selection, availability, schedule a pickup time and review any special considerations, as well as provide payment details. Please note that your Barefoot Panama tour reservation is not guaranteed until at least a 50% deposit is received. Once payment is received your tour confirmation will be emailed to you.  If you have any questions please give us a call, from Panama dial 6780-3010 or from the U.S. dial (646) 396-1469