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Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour
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Travel between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans during this full-day tour of the Panama Canal. With your local guide, explore the canal by sea and on foot, viewing the ships passing through the locks and the variety of plant and animal life on the canal's shores. Explore Gatun Lake and Monkey Island, home to howlers, capuchins, and tamarins. Stop at the Agua Clara Locks Visitor Center to get an overview of the canal's history through informative displays and exhibits. Explore San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and enjoy a picnic lunch. All activities, entrance fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Panama City hotels are included.
  • Eat a picnic lunch in San Lorenzo National Park
  • Explore the Panama Canal from the Atlantic to the Pacific
  • See the native animal and plant life surrounding the canal and Gatun Lake
  • Visit San Lorenzo National Park and Fort San Lorenzo
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Panama Canal boat ride (90 minutes)
Bottled water
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
Transport by air-conditioned minibus
Due to heavy traffic, no free pickup from hotels located near Amador Causeway, Clayton (City of Knowledge) Playa Bonita. Separate transportation for the an extra charge
Playa Blanca, or Rio Hato, Metromall or Tocumen Airport need to arrange own transportation
This is not a TRANSIT tour, we wont travel by boat inside the locks.

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pickup from centrally located Panama City hotels in the following areas:
• El Cangrejo
• Obarrio
• Punta Pacifica
• San Francisco
• Punta Paitilla
• Avenida Balboa
• Bella Vista
• Casco Viejo
• Marbella
• Financial District
• El Dorado
• Bethania

Departure Time

7:00 AM
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • The tour starts in a very remote area and there will be no access to public restrooms until around 10:30am. There is a sheltered latrine available for women at the dock but it is very rustic.
  • Vegetarian and vegan option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required.
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • If you will be staying at a hotel area that is not on the list, please contact your local operator prior to booking your tour
  • Near public transportation
  • This tour is in ENGLISH
  • Not recommended for travelers with walking problems or other serious medical conditions that prevent to getting inside a small boat.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Panama Day Trips
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour.
What is the policy on sanitization during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour.
What is the social distancing policy during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Ocean to Ocean Panama Canal and Jungle Tour.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Bathroom breaks are very rare on this 7+ hour trip." See review
  • "It is a full day tour and completely worth it." See review


578 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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A very enjoyable day
, Jan 2022
Enrique was a very knowledgeable guide. He answered all our questions and had a very positive attitude. We especially enjoyed our picnic at his 'secret' spot and watching a ship transit the lock at Agua Clara. He was amazingly adept at spotting wildlife, especially that sloth! If you go, beware of pickpocket monkeys at Monkey Island LOL
Différent impressions of Panama
, Jan 2022
We especially liked the boat tour, seeing lots of monkeys. We also liked Fort San Lorenzo (magnificent views at the Caribbean and the mouth of Rio Chagres) and the giant Agua Clara Locks. Guide and driver did a very good job.
More than just Miraflores
, Jan 2022
Love this other view of the canal. We visit Miraflores the day before. But we didn’t know that the canal has another entrance that is Aguas Claras, and it was super interesting. We can see the Caribbean sea and the new docks. And after that we visit the Unesco Heritage Fort of San Lorenzo. Our guide John was super informed and very nice. The driver was great too.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Best way to experience The Panama Canal
, Jan 2022
This tour is a great way to see the Caribbean side of the canal and beyond! You will see plenty of wildlife, beautiful views of the water, and forts that protected the entrances over the years. Our guide John was just so full of interesting facts about the area and he was able to keep all the teenagers on the tour engaged. Truly impressive!
A wonderful day in Panama
, Jan 2022
The pickup was punctual and the tour guide was very knowledgeable. There was no hurrying at the sites and he made sure that we saw the monkeys and bird species. The picnic lunch was a nice touch. I would recommend having some juice as an option rather than just water.
, Jan 2022
I had a bad experience. I feel like they have stolen in the face. They charged me 150 USD per person, for a total of 1200 USD (x8) and at lunch they give me a sandwich with water, that is not from a serious company. FRAUD This tour can easily cost 60 USD or less
Great Christmas Day
, Dec 2021
Very pleasant Christmas Day trip with a knowledgeable tour guide. Christmas Day Lunch overlooking the Chagres River from the old Spanish For of San Lorenzo Fort was delightful.
Panama from sea to sea
, Dec 2021
Our guide was adept at identifying animals. He was very personable and knowledgable about Panama, the canal, the vegetation and animals.
Worth joining
, Dec 2021
Meeting with animals are always something that stayes in your memory, and we had several. In general, the tour covered major parts of "what's to do and see in Panama and thus we were glad this was the tour we chose. The Canal from inside and from shore, jungle, animals, the Atlantic and the Pacific, history and a good guide. If anything was missing it would have been a stop on the way back- for a cup of coffee or just the rest rooms. :-)
Nov 2021 UPDATE - Much improved tour
, Nov 2021
Nov 2021 UPDATE - Much improved tour compared to past reviews TLDR: Great tour, Good Lunch, Reduced driving time due to new Suspension Bridge and newly paved roads A true Coast to Coast experience expedited by improved roads and infrastructure. We had a medium size group of 8 kind and generous international tourists all sharing insights about homeland and other travel experiences. Tour staff includes a dedicated Driver and Tour Guide Specialist. Our Guide, John Acosta, truly loves his country and provided a deep, thoughtful and often comedic review of Panama past & present. Wise beyond his years and was the true star of the show. I don't believe any leg of the tour required more than 1 hour on the road, but John's commentary made the time fly by. Monkeys were adorable (boat ride only, no island walking), Channel Locks were educational (30 min, no rush, Gift shop), Fort Tour was informative and Lunch was a large Turkey/Cheese/Avocado sandwich with all the fixings, chips and fresh Pineapple for desert. Cold Water included throughout tour. Pickups were pre-7am and we had bathroom break and mini-mart by ~9:30am. This allowed for cooler temperatures and we were ahead of other tours for a more intimate experience. Home by ~2:30pm (downtown). Customer service of Viator (PC Chat) and Panama Day Trips (WhatsApp) was exceptional in accommodating a single traveler. I wouldn't change a thing !
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