The Aquabus is an amphibious vehicle inspired by the old U.S. Army model, the DUKW, originally designed to carry troops and ammunition to places where there were no docks.
The Aquabus has a capacity of 46 people, a top speed of 8 to 10 knots and maneuvers between 150 and 200 meters from the coastline. The tour operates twice daily at 10:30 am and 2:00 pm and last two hours
The service has bilingual guides (Spanish-English) and goes from Albrook Mall (Dolphin Lobby), along the Coastal Beltway beside the Bay of Panama to Panama Viejo then on to the Casco Antiguo, the Amador Causeway at the entrance to the Panama Canal and the Administration Building. The aquabus enters the water on Avenida Balboa for a trip on the Bay and returns to the same spot. It again takes to the water at the Playita in Amador and sails to the entrance of the Canal, giving its passengers a unique view of transiting ships.
Itinerary is subject to change due to weather, low tide conditions and city events
- Panama City
Kind of Tour: Shared
Starting Time: twice daily 10:30 a.m. and 14:00 p.m., Wednesday to Sunday
Duration: 120 minutes approximately
Starting point: Albrook Mall (Dolphin Lobby)
Ending point: Same as starting point
What is included:
• Bus Ticket
• Bilingual (English-Spanish) tour guide
What is not included:
• Hotel pick-up and drop-off
• Entrance Fee to separate attractions
What to bring: Comfortable clothes and shoes, water, hat, sunglasses.