Duty Free Ferry Cruise Ports | Fuerte Amador Port



Fuerte Amador Port

This international port primarily handles cruise ships. Most, if not all cruise ships, sail in international territorial waters, so you will be able to buy duty free and tax-free goods onboard during your journey.

Some cruise lines only allow you to consume your duty free alcohol after you have finished your cruise. Check with your cruise specialist before you sail, for more details.

Colon Freezone is located at the Caribbean entry to the Panama Canal and is north of the capital city. This is a wholesale duty free and tax-free commercial freeport and it is not the location for individual shopping. However, you can purchase small quantities of goods and have them delivered to the airport for your departure.

More often the purchases made in Colon are for traders who wish to export bulk goods, either personally or through shipment. This destination should not be regarded as a tax free shopping area, such as the Malls found on other Caribbean islands. Whereas the Fuerte Amador Mall on the south side of the Canal Zone is located next to the cruise port and travellers can buy a full range of duty free and tax-free merchandise at the many shops on offer.