Panama Marine Adventures was established in 2003 with the strategic vision of creating and developing high-quality leisure products for the tourism industry that take advantage of the special relationship that Panama has with the oceans.
The Pacific Queen started operations in Panama in November 2003 offering partial and full Panama Canal transit tours. The canal is one of the most important attractions that Panama has to offer, and there is no better way to experience this unique engineering marvel. Travelers explore from coast to coast, experiencing nature, culture, native communities, pristine beaches, the Panama Canal, and the rich history that defined Panama as a place of transit and travel.
Is the transfer from our hotel to the check-in point included?
Transfers to and from are included from selected hotels. Please inquire for a list of hotels offering this transportation service.
What is the best way to get to the Flamenco Marina?
The best way is by taxi. You can take a regular taxi from the street, have the hotel arrange one for you or call for an Uber.
Are there hotels nearby the check-in point?
Yes, there are two hotels nearby. The most popular one is the Country Inn & Suites Amador located at the beginning of the Causeway. There’s also the Wyndham Albrook Mall which is located about 10 to 15 minutes from the Causeway.
What is the difference between a Northbound and Southbound Panama Canal transit?
The difference between the northbound and southbound Panama Canal transit is the direction that the Pacific Queen is headed. In the Northbound direction, the vessel heads towards the Atlantic Ocean (North part of the country). In the southbound directions, the vessel heads toward the Pacific Ocean (the South part of the country). In both directions, the vessel passes through the same places.
What should we bring?
Your camera well charged is a must! Other than that, comfortable clothes, a hat, sunglasses, and sunblock.
Are there snacks and drinks for sale?
You will find onboard snacks, such as chips, chocolates, etc.; and drinks such as iced tea, beers, and wine.
How much time in advance should we make reservations?
We recommend to all passengers to make their reservations as soon as they are sure they want to take the tour.
Is there parking at the Flamenco Marina?
Flamenco Marina has plenty of parking. The best part is that it is free.
Is there a souvenir shop on board?
We have onboard a small souvenir shop with a variety of Panamanian arts and crafts hand-made by our indigenous tribes. You will also find souvenirs allusive to the Panama Canal.
What is the duration of a Partial and Full Canal Tour?
The duration of the partial transit is between 4 to 5 hours. The Full transit is between 10 to 12 hours. Please bear in mind that these timings are approximate as we depend on the Canal Schedule.
What is the currency in Panama?
In Panama, our currency is in U.S. dollars.
How is the weather in Panama?
Panama has a tropical climate, with temperatures staying constant all year round, ranging from 90°F (32°C) during the daytime to 70°F (21°C) in the evening. The dry season goes from December through April and the rainy season from May through November.
We are so glad that we chose Adventure Life. The service is top-notch. Everything is well taken care of and we just have to print the documents and go. Franny even gave us timely updates on possible airport strike.