Testimonials

The tour was a very good experience and met our expectations. Our guide was very informative as well as entertaining. The dining process went well. The boat was about 2/3 full, so that made everything very manageable. Would definitely recommend!

Wolfgang Daniel – Full Canal Tour,
March 14, 2015

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This excursion was one of the best I've ever taken. It met all of my expectations. I will highly recommend it to friends & family and hope to take another transit of the canal someday.

Linda Janka – Partial Canal Tour,
March 12, 2015

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My desire to see the canal was based on my knowledge of the engineering difficulties in construction (I am a rock engineer!) I was fulfilled in my dream to see the canal first hand and Gus was an amazing tour guide who was able to answer almost all my questions.

Davdi Wood – Partial Canal Tour,
March 12, 2015

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This tour was well worth the price, and it was a highlight of our visit. We specifically planned the rest of our Panama trip around your tour. The guide was fantastic, the ship was clean, and the crew were friendly. We are happy to recommend this trip to all of our friends.

Laura Winzenread – Partial Canal Tour,
February 26, 2015

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Money well spent. Experience and knowledge gained invaluable. Highly recommend this package.

Belen Croutch – Partial Canal Tour,
November 7, 2014

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The bilingual guide was excellent. The whole tour was beyond my expectations. I recommended this tour to others.

Elaine Davis - Partial Canal Tour,
July 4, 2014

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Gus was AWESOME! I was a little disappointed in only seeing one crocodile! Hopefully next time will get to see more and closer! Yes there will be a next time both my Wife and I WILL take the full tour again! Over all it was an AWESOME experience! I didn't get the chance to do this when I was deployed here to Panama from Ft. Ord California for operation just cause! We look forward to coming back. My wife is Panamanian. Thanks to ALL of the staff for making this a memorable experience and we got the certificate also that Gus recommended! Very well worth the price! In a way it's like traveling thru history! Thanks again!

Anthony & Cecilia Grant – Full Canal Tour,
June 21, 2014

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The lady that I booked the tour through on the phone, Myrian, was very helpful and had very good customer service skills. Her English was very good and very much appreciated. Mil Gracias Myrian!! :)

Mike Finch,
March 21, 2014

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The best tours.

Zvezdelin Maslov,
March 20, 2014

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The highlight of my trip to Panama; I will remember and talk about it for many years to come - thank you for great job, including cleanliness of boat and efficiency of operations. Just super!

Joann Fitzpatrick,
March 7, 2014

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We were glad we took the tour Thank you for providing this service.

Karen Sherry,
February 8, 2014

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Excellent customer service. Enjoyed the educational information.

Karen Hurbean,
February 8, 2014

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A great way to experience the canal. Staff on board were very helpful. Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing, informative trip.

Diana Laughner,
February 8, 2014

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We had a wonderful time and will recommend the tour to our friends and family.

Tom Hesemann,
February 1 2014

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My husband and I really enjoyed the day. It was fun and we learned a lot. We had been at the visitor center but didn't get the full picture until we took the trip through the locks.

Margaret O'Donovan,
January 23, 2014

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Great experience, enjoyed it fully. Everyone was friendly and helpful and the guide full of great information.

Carol Buhler,
January 16, 2014

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It was truly a great trip, both for the education part and the scenery part. I will tell many people about it! Great job!

Eric McGraw,
January 8, 2014

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Very well organized and ran on time. Crew was excellent and guide spoke perfect English.. Would highly recommend tour. Thanks.

Anays Santana,
January 2, 2014

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Gus great. Very informative and never repeated himself. Really added to the trip and its enjoyment.

Bernard Locke,
December 12, 2013

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This was our fifth Partial Transit with you and we enjoyed the fifth as much as the first. Gus has been the tour guide on all 5 occasions. Can't wait for our next trip next year.

Gerald Brennan,
November 22, 2013

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A great trip! I am showing the photos to my friends and relatives.

Jim Thorton
January 3, 2013

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Myrian,
A most enjoyable and informative canal crossing.  Brief comments on the our most important aspects of traveling the canal as managed by Panama Canal Tours:

1) Pacific Queen - Very comfortable boat; well maintained; and comfortably air-conditioned.
2) Narration - Extremely good sound quality; informative; conversational tone; factual but not boring; and very friendly delivery.
3) Food - breakfast and lunch well presented; nice quality and tasty; and more than sufficient quantiles of food/beverage throughout the entire passage.
4) Staff - Friendly; pleasant interfacing of staff with passengers; helpful; and courteous.

I will repeat the full crossing next year (with my wife this time) in anticipation of offering the P/C Transit Tour as an optional day long activity for conference attendees.

Richard Lackowitz
Executive Director
Island Health Care Service
September 15th, 2012


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Hi Myrian,

My Daughter Jessica which had been thru one time before brought her boyfriend and they both had a wonderful time. All of your staff were great and Gus did a great job as always.

I tried to look back, I think I have been on your boat 8 times and have including me have brought 20 or 21 people thru....still enjoy it everytime.

Thanks again...next time I have a guest I will let you know.

Daniel
February 10th, 2012
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Marvelous tour, great service, great history, Total experience was the best.

Nancy Mandel
August 18th, 2012

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We had a wonderful experience and I loved the service on board. We enjoyed the opportunity to see part of the tour through the canal from the cabin. Very nice experience.
July 7th, 2012 – Rosa Ordonez Parodi

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The whole experience was great, but I thought the guide made it especially good -- he was very knowledgeable and he provided just the right level and amount of commentary to enhance the trip.
Michael Miller – June 29th, 2012

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We took the tour in Jan '12. When my wife's mother came to visit in May, we wanted her to see the canal, so chose you again. Great job.
Art & Vickie Huntington June 1, 2012

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Tour was excellent in every way. Surpassed my expectations! I will recommend this tour, in fact I already have. Great work! Great Crew! Keep it up!

Sandra Russell / Partial Transit Tour January 24, 2009

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Tour delivered all that was promised. Well organized, plenty of food and drink. Really no complaints.

Stuart Siegel / Full Transit Tour January 17, 2009

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The tour was great. The crew was great. We would do it again, but this time do the full tour not the partial. I would and have recommended your tour group to others who are contemplating going to Panama. The tour was Muy Bien!!!

Robert Serbicki / Partial Transit Tour January 16, 2009

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This was a once in a lifetime opportunity for us. The entire experience was great fun and very informative. I think we got more than our money's worth.

Robert Mendelsohn / Partial Transit Tour January 10, 2009

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The guide, Gus, was excellent. I can't say enough good things about him as well as Lenny...both were very easy to understand and they were so pleasant and knowledgeable. They both really made the trip! This tour was one of the highlights of my trip to Panama...I would definitely recommend this anyone who was traveling there. Again, I can't say enough about Gus and Lenny and the superb job they did.

Melissa Little / Partial Transit Tour January 2, 2009

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The whole tour was fantastic. The tour guide was super-proficient in both English and Spanish, and the information provided was very interesting. The tour was definitely a highlight of our trip to Panama. Thanks for a great day!

Marlia Berg / Partial Transit Tour December 27, 2008

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We really enjoyed the tour. We found it interesting, informative, and educational. The staff were courteous and friendly and the facilities were clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend the tour to friends and family. Thank you,

Aubray Magnusson / Full Transit Tour November 15, 2008

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