August 24 to 25, 2013 from the Atlantic to the Pacific through the Panama canal
Our 50-mile canal transit took two days. We started on Friday afternoon and completed the transit on Saturday morning.
We hired an agent, Erick Galvez, to arrange our canal transit for us. It costs a bit more to use an agent but it was well worthwhile for us first-timers. Erick did the scheduling and paperwork on our behalf with the canal authorities.