Panama Canal Transit

The Panama Canal, recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, celebrated 100 years on August 15, 2014.

Before this historic day arrives you owe it to yourself to experience firsthand the wonder of the Panama Canal transit.

Alonso and Carmela Gobern, the editors of the Panama Cyberspace News  invite you to join their

Partial Transit of the Panama Canal

by experiencing a 4-hour partial transit of our waterway.

The Cost: Nationals and residents $100 – Tourists and visitors $140
Requirement: A copy of Cedula or Passport

Children 3-11 years of age: $75 Panamanians and $90 tourists (photo identification required)

Price includes: A bilingual guide, breakfast, lunch, soft drinks, coffee, tea and water; transportation by bus from Gamboa and Colon to Flamenco Marina in Amador. Wear comfortable clothing, shoes, a hat (optional), dark shades and take your camera.

These partial transits are every weekend in 2017 – departure at 7 a.m.

January, February and March: Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays
April to November: Fridays and Saturdays

Travel Route (southbound transit): Pacific Ocean, Panama Bay, under the Bridge of the Americas, Panama Ports Company, Miraflores Locks, Miraflores Lake, Pedro Miguel Locks, Gaillard Cut, Canal expansion project, under the Centennial Bridge, Gatun Lake and debark at Gamboa (for those on the partial transit). Those of us who are making the complete transit will continue to the Atlantic side and debark at Puerto Colon 2000.

The Pacific Queen is a Norwegian-built boat, designed specifically for day tours and cruises, with a capacity for 300 passengers, measures 119 ft. in length and 25 ft. in width.
Passengers will enjoy the following:

  • Two (2) spacious, enclosed decks, with air conditioning and a comfortable seating.
  • An open-air third deck with an ideal vantage point from which to enjoy your cruise.
  • Speaker system for music and narration of the tour guide.
  • Six (6) conveniently-located restrooms.
  • A souvenir shop, complete with local handcrafts and Panama Canal souvenirs.
  • A lounge area on the first floor with bar where food and soft drinks are served.


Carmela and Alonso Gobern
Travel Coordinators for the Pacific Queen.

Contact: for reservations as soon as possible.
Telephone: Panama (507) 6675-4507 or (507) 314-0398 Telephone U.S. (678) 995-7136

    1 Comment

  1. Dr. Manuel Alguero sent us your information on the Pacific Queen.
    Question 1: Is there a tour of the canal on Thursday February 1? Assuming the tour starts at 7 AM, what time would we get back to Amador that day? (As described above, I read the cost is $140 per person.)
    Question 2: What is the cost for the complete transit to Puerto Colon? What time would the bus from Colon to Flamenco Marina in Amador return that day? What is the cost of the complete transit?
    Thanks for a quick response.

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