Pictures and descriptions of more than 100 things you will see as your ship transits the Panama Canal. The sights are described in the order you will see them as your ship leaves Colon 2000 Cruise Terminal and heads south towards the Pacific. All of this is available in our book!

Colon End

City of Colon – Colon 2000 – Club Nautico Caribe – Former U.S. Naval Station Coco Solo – Bay of Limon Breakwater – Waiting Ships – Pilot Joining the Ship – Shelter Bay Yacht Club – Fort Sherman – New Washington Hotel – Christ Church By-the-Sea – Colon Cathedral – Port of Cristobal – Cristobal Signal Station – French Canal Attempt – ‘French’ Bridge

Gatun Locks and Lake

Canal Expansion : Agua Clara Locks – Tugboats on Standby – ACP Ferry Boats – Gatun Locks – Best Place to View Locks – Arrow Signals at Each Set of Locks – Road Bridge across Gatun Lock – Rowboats – Mules/Locomotives – Bumpers and Rollers – Lock Gate Machinery – Original Mule/Locomotive – Heaving Line Targets – Double Gates – Gatun Dam – Lake Gatun – Gatun Yacht Club – Panama Canal Expansion Observation Center

Through the Canal

Barro Colorado Nature Monument – Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute – Smithsonian Dock
Gamboa – Titan Crane – Canal Pilot Swap – Old Canal Zone Housing – Gamboa Bridge – Manuel Noriega’s Prison – Culebra Cut – Gold Hill – Cucaracha Landing – Centennial Bridge

Pedro Miguel and Miraflores

Water Treatment Plant – Paraiso ACP Landing Station – Entrance to Cocoli Locks – Pedro Miguel Lock – Pedro Miguel Boat Club – Lake Miraflores – Miraflores Tug Landing – Miraflores Dam – Miraflores Power Station – Miraflores Locks and Visitor Center – Old French Locomotive – Swing Bridge

Panama City End

City of Knowledge – Pacific Access Channel – Panama City – Port of Balboa – Port Tugboats – Former Rodman Naval Station – Albrook Airport – Cocoli Expanded Locks – Chinese Monument – Bridge of the Americas – Ancon Hill – ACP Administration Building – Balboa Yacht Club – Amador Causeway – BioMuseum – Causeway Islands – Naos Harbor Residences – Playa Bonita – Flamenco Signal Station – Taboga Island – Waiting Ships

Sights Along the Canal

Caisson – Safety in the Culebra Cut – Buoys – Lighthouses – Leading Marks – Canal Maintenance – Crocodiles – Manatees – Vultures – Mahogany Tree Stumps – US Military Relics – Panama Canal Railway – Tourist Boat Tuira II – Tourist Boat Fantasía del Mar – Tourist Boat Pacific Queen – Tourist Boat Islamorada – Smaller Tourist Boats – Private Yachts – Dredges and Dredging Work – Geology of the Canal – Landslides – Canal Changes – Panama Canal Stripe

ACP Ships and Boats

ACP Tugboats – ACP Crew Boats – ACP Survey Boats – ACP Security Boats – Crane Ship Atlas III – Dredger Quibian 1 – Dredger Mindi – Cutter Suction Dredger ‘Spud’ – Dredger Rialto M. Christensen – Dredger Alberto Aleman Zubieta – Drill Barge Thor – Drill barge Barú – Crane Ship Oceanus