Colon (Cristobal) Portobelo & Gatun Locks Excursion Reviews

See the famous Gatun Locks and visit the Black Christ Church in Portobelo.
To be fair, the first hour at the Agua Clara Locks was wonderful but not enough time.
Sail Date: March 2019
To be fair, the first hour at the Agua Clara Locks was wonderful but not enough time. The rest of the tour was disgusting. Colon is the dirtiest place on earth. Garbage everywhere. When you get to Portobelo, there is an old church and the ... Read More
To be fair, the first hour at the Agua Clara Locks was wonderful but not enough time. The rest of the tour was disgusting. Colon is the dirtiest place on earth. Garbage everywhere. When you get to Portobelo, there is an old church and the remnants of an old fort. The only restroom was behind the church and had no toilet paper or running water....Town was dirty and we did not feel safe. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
In Colon, Panama we did “GCM4: Portobelo and Aqua Clara Locks” which gave us more information ...
Sail Date: October 2017
In Colon, Panama we did “GCM4: Portobelo and Aqua Clara Locks” which gave us more information about the Panama Canal system and allowed us to see the new locks. We also got a glimpse of the very poor areas just beyond our dock.
In Colon, Panama we did “GCM4: Portobelo and Aqua Clara Locks” which gave us more information about the Panama Canal system and allowed us to see the new locks. We also got a glimpse of the very poor areas just beyond our dock. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The canal is incredible.
Sail Date: April 2017
The canal is incredible. The fort I could have lived without it.
The canal is incredible. The fort I could have lived without it. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Frankly, booking an excursion with the ship was the only way to get off the boat in Panama, so we ...
Sail Date: December 2016
Frankly, booking an excursion with the ship was the only way to get off the boat in Panama, so we booked a little cruise and Gatun Locks excursion. The guide was excellent and the tour was fine. Seeing the ships go through the Canal was ... Read More
Frankly, booking an excursion with the ship was the only way to get off the boat in Panama, so we booked a little cruise and Gatun Locks excursion. The guide was excellent and the tour was fine. Seeing the ships go through the Canal was memorable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It's a long time from when you leave the ship to when you get back on without much to do by the ...
Sail Date: December 2016
It's a long time from when you leave the ship to when you get back on without much to do by the cruise terminal. Eat a good breakfast before you go. Transit day is a long day.
It's a long time from when you leave the ship to when you get back on without much to do by the cruise terminal. Eat a good breakfast before you go. Transit day is a long day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Enjoyed the locks and the old fort.
Sail Date: November 2016
Enjoyed the locks and the old fort.
Enjoyed the locks and the old fort. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Gatun Locks are a MUST SEE experience but skip the Potobelo tour.
Sail Date: March 2012
Gatun Locks are a MUST SEE experience but skip the Potobelo tour. Long bus ride to an old, filthy fort and a brief visit to the beautiful but also dirty church with the "black Christ" statue. We visited during Holy Week and ... Read More
Gatun Locks are a MUST SEE experience but skip the Potobelo tour. Long bus ride to an old, filthy fort and a brief visit to the beautiful but also dirty church with the "black Christ" statue. We visited during Holy Week and there were a lot of Panamanians there to pray in front of this statue. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises