First cruise ship through new locks paid $400,000
1,000 Vessels Through the Expanded Panama Canal
Expanded Canal marks 1,000th transit
Fancy Software Brings the Panama Canal Into the 21st Century
The 400-year-old Spanish ruins of San Lorenzo are a UNESCO World Heritage Site, about 40 km (25 miles) west of Colón.
In 2015 we went to visit the Embera Drua Indian Village near Panama City. Here are some photos and information about our trip.
In February 2017 we went for a look at the New Washington Hotel in the city of Colon, on the Caribbean side of Panama. Check out our photos.
On February 07-08, 2017 we transited through the Canal on the 42′ Beneteau Just Dreamin’. Our pictures and comments are at Just Dreamin’
On February 03-04, 2017 we transited through the Canal on the 38′ Morgan Pilgrim. Our pictures and comments are at Pilgrim
On January 21-22, 2017 we transited through the Canal on the 42′ Privilege catamaran Shayler Our pictures and comments are at Shayler
The Panama Canal moves ships between the Atlantic Ocean on the east side and the Pacific Ocean on the west side. However, the Canal runs northwest to southeast. To avoid confusion the directions southbound and northbound are used, which is… Continue Reading →
The 10 Best Places To Discover Wildlife In Panama
Panama’s cruise terminal to be state run
Hitch in transit of 500th ship using new locks
Panama gets over $1 billion from Canal
Panama Canal in top 17 must visit places
Most expensive US destroyer breaks down in Canal
Red alert and 80 km winds for Caribbean coast
On November 6-7 2016 we transited through the Canal on the 40′ catamaran Ceilydh Here is the wonderful blog post from Diane & Evan: http://maiaaboard.blogspot.com/2016/11/were-in-pacific-man-panama-canal-transit.html And our pictures and comments are at Ceilydh
This sloth was moving her baby along the fence in our garden
Lake Gatun reaches flood level
LNG carriers allowed to bunker at canal.
102 bookings for new canal locks
First ship to transit new Panama locks named
A video from the ACP showing a virtual tour of a Neopanamax vessel’s transit through the Expanded Canal
Ancient submarine found in Panama
Excellent description of how bad the taxis are for foreigners in Panama, and the wonders of Uber!! Hopefully they will manage to become properly legal there. Read it here
This graphic compares the size of the new and the old Panama Canal locks. There are already ships that are too big for the new ones!
Inauguration of expanded locks set for June 26
The first edition of the Panama Canal Transit Guide PDF was issued on 21st March 2016. You can purchase the PDF using the Paypal button located on the Transit The Canal page.
MadAboutPanama was created on 8th of March 2016, as a way to explain to yachts how to transit the Panama Canal, with a view to including lots more information about Panama and the Canal.