Puerto Amador Cruises Destination Information

The Stunning Main Port of Puerto Amador

Fuerte Amador, situated at the Pacific entrance to the Panama Canal, is a man-made peninsula extending out into the Pacific Ocean.

The one-mile causeway was created by connecting four small islands with rocks excavated from the Panama Canal. There are several shops, restaurants, and other specialty stores centered around a large marina that serves as a tender dock. The causeway also affords a panoramic view of Panama City's impressive skyline and serves as the home for the Smithsonian Institute of Tropical Research.

Note: Fuerte Amador is an anchorage port, passengers transfer to shore via ship's tender. On complete transits of the Panama Canal, the ship typically arrives in Fuerte Amador in the morning, operates tours and spends the full day at anchor. 

Points of Interest

  • Panama Viejo / Casco Viejo
    Central America's historic and cultural roots are celebrated and displayed in Panama's oldest settlements, where exceptional museums, archeological ruins, and Colonial streets, churches, and monuments tell the story of the city's tragic past.
  • Canal Locks
    On the Atlantic side, the three chambers of the Gatun Locks raise ships 87 feet above sea level, while the Miraflores Locks transfer 26 million gallons of water in under 7 minutes at its Pacific end.
  • Panama Canal Transit
    Experience the thrill of canal transit and the intricacy of the lock's system firsthand as your ferry is lifted over 85 feet above sea level, from one body of water to the next.
  • Cruise Gatun Lake
    A jungle boat excursion through the dense rainforest highlights the abundance of exotic wildlife and breathtaking scenery found along this vital waterway, a key component of the Panama Canal's intricate system.
  • Embera Indian Village
    Experience traditional Embera hospitality when you are invited into a world of ancient ritual, native culture, and timeless wonder. Watch a ceremonial dance routine, explore the unspoiled grounds, and marvel at the exquisite handmade crafts.
  • Reprosa & Museum
    Panama's ancient civilizations, cultural traditions, and natural treasures come to life in gold and silver. See how the pre-Hispanic masterpieces are made by the same method as the ancient goldsmiths. So exquisite is the detailed work that the shop was exclusively commissioned to reproduce pre-Columbian artifacts from the National Museum of Anthropology.
  • Panama Canal Railway
    Ride the world's first transcontinental railway. Luxurious passenger accommodations afford travelers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience Panama's rainforest setting along the historic route originally built in 1855 during the heyday of the California gold rush.
  • Aerial Tram & Soberania National Park
    Nestled within the vast Soberania National Park, an aerial tram soars over the Gamboa Rainforest, a jungle paradise and complex ecological system that showcases some of the most spectacular vegetation and wildlife in the world.
    Central America's historic and cultural roots are celebrated and displayed in Panama's oldest settlements, where exceptional museums, archeological ruins, and Colonial streets, churches, and monuments tell the story of the city's tragic past.