Panama Canal

Opened in 1914, the Panama Canal is an essential conduit for international maritime trade. The canal dramatically shortened the distance that ships needed to cover to pass between the two oceans, eliminating the perilous route around the southern tip of South America. Equipped with a system of locks that raise and lower the water level, the intricate engineering of the Panama Canal continues to astound visitors and professionals alike, making it a marvel of modern technology.

Where is the Panama Canal?

The Panama Canal is an artificial, 51-mile waterway situated in Panama. This magnificent man-made canal acts as a connector between the Atlantic Ocean and the Pacific Ocean and cuts across the Isthmus of Panama.

A True Engineering Marvel

History and Diverse Landscapes Meet

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the Panama Canal, one of the world's most impressive feats of engineering. Sailing this 82-kilometre waterway, you will traverse the Continental Divide from the Atlantic to the Pacific - a voyage that once required a hazardous, months-long journey around the tip of South America. As you pass through the canal's lock systems, marvel at the giant gates opening and closing, while your ship is hydraulically lifted and lowered. Along the way, enjoy breathtaking views of Panama's dense rainforest and diverse wildlife, offering unique insight into the country's natural beauty. Sailing the Panama Canal is not just a voyage; it's an immersive experience into history, innovation, and the spirit of human endeavour.

Why Should I Sail the Panama Canal?

Breathtaking Landscapes
Awe-Inspiring Locks
Intriguing Cities

Breathtaking Landscapes

The canal journey begins on the Caribbean coast with low-lying, marshy beaches and gradually gives way to lush, verdant rainforests teeming with exotic wildlife. At the canal's highest point, you encounter Gatun Lake. This extensive man-made lake is surrounded by thick, tropical jungle which is rich in biodiversity, offering habitat to a plethora of species, including colourful birds, monkeys, sloths and jaguars. As you navigate the canal, be prepared for breath-taking views of the Culebra Cut, the narrowest portion of the canal that slices through the Continental Divide. Here, steep, rugged cliffs create an awe-inspiring backdrop.

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