Panama Canal Visitors Center
There are a few different ways that visitors can watch a passing, including experiencing it first-hand on one of the Panama Canal Tours that goes through the locks.
Those short on time should opt to make the trip out to the Miraflores Visitor Center instead. There, outdoor viewing platforms offer a birds-eye, unobstructed view of the Miraflores set of locks, making this the best way to see the Panama Canal in action. Exact transit times are available so guests can schedule their visit to coincide with a ship passing, and since it changes daily it’s best to call the visitor centre beforehand. You can also go a little further and visit the new locks of Agua Clara on the Atlantic side, so you can know and live the experience of the Canal visitor centers on the Pacific and the Atlantic.