Full Panama Canal Helicopter Tour

1 - 3 Hours - Explore the Panama Canal, Gatun Lake, the locks, and the rainforest on a 1-3 hour helicopter tour.

4 Packages:
Helicopter Bell 2064 $1471
Helicopter Airbus T2 H1306 $3474
Helicopter Eurocopter B35 $2139
Helicopter Robinson R443 $1104
Schedule 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Albrook Airport, Panama City

The Beginning of Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean Helicopter Tour

We’ll start our trip going to go to the Bridge of the Americas, Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. This bridge was built in 1962, becoming the second bridge on the Panama Canal.

Visit the Miraflores Locks

In Miraflores, we can observe the operations of the Old Panama Canal, completed in 1914. These locks were built as a hinge and allow ships up to 289 meters long and up to 5,000 TEUs (1 TEU is equivalent to a 20-foot container).

Without the Panama Canal, the largest cities at the west coast of the American Continent wouldn’t be what they are today.

Flight to  the New Expanded Canal

After visiting the Miraflores Locks not deviate briefly to the east indirection to Cocolí Locks, part of the proposed Canal expansion, which opened on June 26, 2016.

These new locks allow ships up to 366 meters long and up to 13000 TEUs (1 TEU is equivalent to a 20-foot container).

Pedro Miguel Locks

Part of the old canal and like the Miraflores locks both have a length of approximately 3 kilometers including access to the walls. Pedro Miguel is the set of locks connecting Lake Miraflores to Gatun Lake, with the highest elevation.

The Gatun Lake

The Gatun Lake, constructed to supply water from the Chagres River to Panama Canal, the Gatun Lake used to the largest artificial lake ever constructed.

Nearly 17,000 commercial vessels cross the Panama Canal each year.

Agua Clara Locks, Expanded Canal

Located on the north side of the Panama Canal, the Agua Clara Locks are our final destination. A unique view of Gatun Lake, Panama Canal and the Atlantic Ocean.

What to Bring for the Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean Helicopter Tour

For each flight, it is important not to forget your original identification documents such as identity cards for Panamanians and passports for foreigners.

Helicopter models used

  • Robinson R44: 3 units
  • Robinson R66: 1 unit
  • Eurocopter B4: 1 unit
  • Airbus T2: 1 unit

Large Groups

If the number of passengers exceeds the capacity of the aircrafts, our Panama Canal Helicopter Tour can easily add more aircraft to complete the group.

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How to get the helicopter?

Panama Canal Ocean to Ocean Helicopter Tour departs from a private hangar at the Marcos A. Gelabert Airport or Albrook Airport in Panama City, Panama. To reach this hangar we can help you book a private car or you can drive here on your own.

Available from Monday to Sunday

We can start any day of the week as long as the helicopter is available. Please contact us to chat, send us an email to [javascript protected email address] or write to our contact page before making your purchase.

Reserve anytime between 7:00 am and 4:30 pm

Whenever there is daylight you can fly, but we recommend doing it in the afternoon around 2:00 pm because at this time there are usually more sightings of vessels crossing the Miraflores Locks on the Pacific Panama Canal Zone.

Not Included:

  • Ground Transport
  • Guide

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Schedule 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Albrook Airport, Panama City

★★★★ Rated 4.75 Based on 8 Review(s)

  • Wessel Manche April 20, 2019

    Tour was great. Allison was fantastic. I wrote two reviews this morning. And we share our experience with our local partners yesterday evening at dinner. They will certainly promote your services to their clients. Thank you and all the best for your company. We are flying back to Switzerland but we ll visit you in the future. Cheers !

  • Francois Jaquier April 9, 2019

    What a great way to see the Canal and City of Panama. Service was very professional and efficient. Warm welcome. Pilot and guide was friendly nevertheless very professional. Conditions were very good which allows to fully enjoy the ride and all the explanations provided by our pilot. Definitely to be promoted as one of the best activity to do in Panama. Thank you all!

  • Alfonso Mora April 4, 2019

    Una aventura unica en la vida que merece repetirse. El tour lo reservamos para unos familiares que visitarón Panamá.

    Ellos disfrutaron cada minuto en el helicóptero.

  • Pablo Muñoz March 20, 2019

    Excelente compañia.

    Vinimos a Panamá solo para cononcer el Canal y este fue el mejor de todos los tours del canal que tomamos.

  • Angela Soto February 19, 2019

    El canal es lo mejor, la selva es increible, pero el lago gatún fue brutal.

  • Gema Sanchez February 19, 2019

    Perfecto para la familia. El recorrido fue increible, nuestro hijo ahora quiere ser piloto como Alison.

  • Gabriel Santos February 12, 2019

    Un tour necesario si vienes a Panamá. Un poco costoso comparado con otros tours, pero vale la pena.

  • Marta Sanz January 6, 2019

    Hola Jaime, gracias por toda tu ayuda. Su pudiera te daría un 10 extrellas.