Testimonials

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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Thank you for everyone in the delivery process of that tour. Everything worked fine and people were nicely and customer oriented. With kind regards,

Silvia Fraude, Peter Fraude and Mirella Kauffman / Partial Transit Tour August 23, 2008

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This was a really great opportunity, and probably my best experience in Panama so far. Thank you all very much!

Leslie Hunter / Partial Transit Tour August 23, 2008

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"On my trip to Panama this past August 2006, I was a passenger on your boat, the Pacific Queen, for a partial transit of the Panama Canal. I took my 9-year old, Panamanian niece with me, and we both felt we had the experience of a lifetime. Your staff was extremely professional and knowledgeable, as well as friendly and courteous. The guide was so well-informed about the details of the Canal, and did a great job of communicating the information in an interesting way in both English and Spanish. The buffet was served in such an organized manner, and the food was delicious. You have thought of everything to ensure the experience is perfect, from the gift shop to the personalized touch of being able to be professionally photographed on board. Thank you so much for providing this experience of a lifetime! My compliments to your staff, they all new my niece's name by the end of the tour...she was thrilled! Highly recommend your tour."

Cynthia Sachs- NYC, New York

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Thank you very much and I would be happy to talk to anyone considering taking your Full Transit Tour as it exceeded our best expectations. I think it is better than going through on a cruise ship as you can move around your boat much more easily and get a better understanding of how the canal works. Also looking up at the big ships is awesome. All the crew on the boat was wonderful, too, and also the guide -- very well informed.

Paul H. Melbostad
San Francisco, CA 94109

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Dear Ana Marie,

We just wanted to tell you what a wonderful time we had on the Pacific Queen on Thursday, 8 March 2007, with our dear 85 year old Tio Harold and Tia Mary Alice who had come to visit for the week (it was also their first trip ever outside the USA!). What a great time we had all week including Amador, Casco Viejo, Cerro Ancon, MIraflores Locks and Visitor Center, the Panama Canal Railroad train to Colon, Gatun Locks, Summit Gardens, Restaurante LasTinajas and then the TRANSIT!

When we were able to work it out with Captain Carlos and Panama Canal Pilot Bob Bacot for our aunt and uncle (and us) to spend most of the transit up in the BRIDGE, I think my uncle thought he was in heaven! And then when Chief Engineer Jose Parks allowed Uncle Harold to briefly visit the engine room -- well, we could not have asked for more to make my uncle's dreams come true!

And we so much enjoyed the crew. Curtis and I are working hard to learn Spanish well and while we had a one hour wait on Miraflores Lake, there was some time for us to have a conversation with a group of crew members. We enjoyed that interchange so very much. We love the ocean and we are avid scuba divers and underwater naturalists, so it was especially fun sharing our thoughts about that and about our love of Panama.

So, we just all wanted to say "thanks so very much" and we hope we meet one day. We have already recommended the Pacific Queen and we will continue to do so...We hope you enjoy these few photos.

¡Gracias por ayudarnos!
Saludos, Sharon and Curtis Bok

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Dear Ana Marie,

Many thanks to you and Panama Marine Adventures for our partial transit of the Canal on May 26th. We had a wonderful time and enjoyed the trip very much. Also I want to thank you for all of your assistance / emails that allowed me to get the information and make the reservations ahead of time. I will highly recommend your company to anyone who is visiting Panama!

Thanks for all you did,
Patricia Upton

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Hola

Just wanted to say that thanks to your assistance, 24 of us had a wonderful time on the partial canal tour on 7/7/07. Most of the wedding party, and all of the Americans that traveled to Panama for our son's wedding really enjoyed the experience. It was a terrific start to an absolutely fabulous day.

Thanks.
Kathy Grossnickle

Bill Gates visits the Panama Canal

Melinda and I recently took our kids on vacation to the Panama Canal. I know it’s not exactly a typical vacation destination (and we did spend a few days at the beach afterward).

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The Journey Between the Seas adventure!

Charles & Caroline Eklund are one of our most recent passengers on the April 23, 2013 voyage. They have an amazing blog with all their adventures including the Journey Between the Seas.

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"Discover what Panama has to offer"

Dannielle Hayes was one of our FAM trip participants on the February 7, 2008 voyage aboard the MV Discovery. This video is a collection of her experience in Panama, including the 7 nights on the Discovery.

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