Check it off your “bucket list” and transit the Panama Canal from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean in one day.
|MEETING POINT||Panama Marine Adventures Office in Flamenco Marina|
|WHAT TO WEAR||
Comfortable athletic shoes and light leisure clothing, jacket and sunscreen. A hat and sunglasses are recommended.
The complete canal crossing departs from the Flamenco Marina at approximately 7:30am, and you will travel from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean on the same day. Once in the Pacific Ocean, you will be able to admire the Bay of Panama and Panama City’s splendorous skyline before passing under the Bridge of the Americas.
The vessel will then transit through the first set of locks, the Miraflores Locks, where it will be lifted 16 meters/54 feet in two distinct steps. Next, your ship will enter Miraflores Lake, which is a small artificial body of fresh water that separates Pedro Miguel Locks from Miraflores Locks. After exiting Pedro Miguel locks, your boat will travel through the Gaillard Cut, where the Chagres River flows into the canal.
During your transit through Gatun Lake you will pass the Smithsonian Research Station at Barro Colorado. You will also experience the Gatun Locks, which are the only set of locks in the Atlantic sector.
In Gatun Locks, the vessel will be lowered a total of 26 meters/85 feet in three distinct chambers. Upon arriving at Colon, you will disembark at Pier 6, where transportation back to the Flamenco Marina in Panama City will be provided.
• Check in time: Between 6:30-7:30am; depends on the conditions established by the Panama Canal Authority.