Panama Canal - Full Transit- Time Lapse
Panama Canal Full Transit Time Lapse

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Full transit of the Panama Canal. Shot on the Ocean Princess on February 28th 2016 by Steve Noble. Pacific ocean to the Atlantic ocean, 11 hour transit seen in under 7 minutes. "This video is being managed exclusively by Newsflare. To license this video go to: or email or call: +44 (0) 203 937 6280"


Texshi Barrett : They should put a big ass sign that says "Welcome To The Atlantic" and vice versa the other side!

elsamso : this was actually really cool to watch

curatron 24 : the clouds .

JoM0BX : I didn’t understand the scale of he boat until I saw the little guy standing in the bow (he’s only there when they are going through the locks)

Jerjes Mackenzie : I'm from Panamá and I'm watching this from the panama canal

You're Right : I built the Panama Canal by myself. The government covered up everything and took credit. I did it with one of those beach set ups they sell for kids. The plastic bucket, shovel and rake. That’s the tools I used

Ender ツ : 6:18 3 , 2 , 1 , Go!

Magnus Lindqvist : It seems so short on map... but it really ain't

ruam o bravo : wow this took 11 hours? i thought that it was something betwen 3 to 4 hours

Jabs : In my entire lifetime I may not be able to go to Panama and experience this, but darn, I'm glad this video exists, the process of crossing is truly amazing! An engineer wonder

EASYTIGER10 : The ship at 4:35 - the "Island Princess" (bigger than the ship we're on) shows the ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM size of vessel (Panamax) that could traverse the Canal before the new locks were opened :-)

crysjumar1 : DUDE, this is the best time lapse video showing the entire journey.

sniper CAT : Nice music

Dercio Silveira : Man, this ship is fast..

John Smith : Fantastic video. Surely you can include a music overlay? Either way, very informative stuff.

Jonathan Martin : A man, a plan, a canal, Panama.

Paul Franklin : What a priviledge to watch. Man at his best!

ʝαcƙ ωooժheαɗ : 4:23 *ABSOLUTE UNIT*

Haiku Dhai : I'm watching this 2 time slower, so I can feel how long the gate would open

Gunslinger 256 : It's counter intuitive that big ships take less time to transit due to displacing more water, requiring less water to equalize the locks. Great video, thank you.

Kernal : This is the structure that made America into a world power

Anita Streiffert : Loved it! I have been thru the canal so this was familiar to me! (And I have also been on the Erie Canal - Wow what a difference!) and also have seen it via ships cams so I really enjoyed this!

bartonez123 : 6:20 When you decide to race someone at the traffic lights.

Dog Groomer : Thanks for this really cool video!   Loved watching it!   I was mesmerized !!

Mustafa Berke Güven : Ships and boats are looking soo cute

daniel avelar : Who else thought it was hair on their screen at the beginning of the video lmao

Kumquat Lord : I actually learned recently that the canal locks are at angles so the force imparted by the larger body of water seals it shut. Apparently Da Vinci had that as an idea too!

TMA : **As complicated as my ex heart.*

Bailey Ginn : Time seems to speed up on the Panama Canal. What an engineering marvel it is.

Liam Tahaney : Huh. You can barely see the road from the heat coming off.

Lunar Strike : What game is this? It looks too realistic

Myles : I needed this for my history class thanks

The Pilot Couple : This is incredible. A couple months ago we stayed in Panama City and did a time lapse video of a ship going through one of the locks. It’s an impressive operation they have.

Govind Singh : 4:30 Like bikers wait at red signals ahead of cars.

Costa Rican Vacations : Dear Steve, Great video! I am contacting you from the Audio Visual Dept at the Namu Travel Group. We design high end vacations to Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panamá. I am writing to request permission to use a few shots from your Panama Canal Timelapse video for a new Panama trailer we are working on. Are you willing to give permission in exchange for credits and cross promotion for your YouTube page? If so please let me know as soon as is convenient. I would be most grateful.Warm Regards,​ Adam Baker Production Specialist Namu Travel Group

krishna jadav : Leonardo da Vinci actually invented this gate to hold water, which is used in Panama canal. Well he deserved to be the grand master of the priory of Scion.

Veronika Alcoba : This was so calming to watch honestly. I wish there was mellow background music though :)

blaze l12 : Excellent art of egneering

wizetezie : gorgeous!!


Dungar singh Rajput : Great and beautiful videos and place

Valentin: I AM YO BISCUIT BOI : Huh cool never seen this

Karthikeyan J : Best thing I saw today.

Dinaric Wolf : This was oddly cathartic

mc Mac : Imagine traveling by water at this speed lol

Sprixx 3D : Thank you Panama for letting the US cut through your land for this beautiful canal!

stefke ez : Amazing :3

Manish Sharma : M curious.. How boats traffic work.. Any right or left traffic... All coming from all sides

thisissoeasy : That was absolutely wonderful! Thank you very much for sharing. Cheers from Outback Australia, Rolf