Baru Island
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Our most recommended Baru Island Cruises & Boat Tours

  • Cartagena: 4 Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

    1. Cartagena: 4 Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

    Experience clear blue waters, white sand, and awesome corals on the perfect sunny day trip! Corales del Rosario National Park is the name of a group of islands on the coast of Colombia, located just an hour away by speed boat from Cartagena or 20 mins from Barú. This paradise is the favorite destination in Cartagena and it offers a natural environment to have fun and relax. Start the day with a morning pickup from your hotel. Continue to a relaxing private island where beach chairs and umbrellas await you. Spend time in the sun and have a seafood cocktail or lemonade in one of the most beautiful places you will visit. Afterward, continue to Cholon to enjoy a mini party in the water with music, drinks, and people from other boats. Finally, stop at Playa Blanca in Barú Island, where there will be a more private space waiting for you away from the main concentration of bo...

    The team were very attentive and willing to help out in every aspect of the trip. Every activity was prepended by the guide giving recommendations as to what to expect and what was going to happen

  • Cartagena: Snorkel, Mangroves and Playa Blanca Tour

    2. Cartagena: Snorkel, Mangroves and Playa Blanca Tour

    Get picked up from your accommodation at 7:30 AM in an air-conditioned bus. Meet your guide who will provide all the details about your upcoming adventure and the route. At 9 AM, arrive at the island of Baru and board a boat. Cruise for 15 minutes through the crystal clear waters until you arrive at the snorkeling site. After 1 hour of enjoyable snorkeling, continue the tour into the mangroves to see birds, iguanas, and other species. Discover the fascinating landscapes of the island and the life of the native species who inhabit this magical ecosystem. At 1 PM, head back to Playa Blanca to enjoy a delicious lunch with options of fish, chicken, or vegetarian. Once you've eaten, spend some time swimming in the clear waters or relaxing on the beautiful white sand beach. At 3:30 PM, board the return bus which will drop you off back at your hotel.

    This tour was one of my favorite tours while in Colombia. I had never done snorkeling before so I really enjoyed it. The tour was great. Daniel (bus guide) Ivan (boat guide) both did a great job. They promised to send me all the pictures they took and they did the only thing I’d recommend for anyone planning to attend this tour is to make sure your tour guide sprinkles some bread before they snap your pictures to make sure they capture fish around you otherwise you will end up with just a picture of yourself under water :( I think that was the only downside for me. The food was great, I literally ate everything on my plate (went with the fish option). I definitely recommend this tour.

  • Cartagena: Bioluminescent Plankton Tour

    3. Cartagena: Bioluminescent Plankton Tour

    Admire an extraordinary natural phenomenon which only occurs in a few parts of the world– the bioluminescent plankton. Begin your tour during the afternoon, as the sun begins to set. Gain an understanding of these unique creatures from your knowledgable guide. Hop aboard your boat and sail for 10 minutes to the cove of Puerto Naito. Dive into sea and swim in the warm water which is full of bioluminescent plankton. With every movement you make, the plankton will generate light, creating a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Choose to meet at the meeting point or choose the option including roundtrip transportation. If you choose the option with transportation, you’ll also have some free time to explore Playa Blanca.

    The food was amazing. Everyone was very nice. The girls there gave amazing massages. Definitely recommend and will be returning when I visit again.

  • Cartagena: Party Boat to Cholon Island

    4. Cartagena: Party Boat to Cholon Island

    Enjoy a different experience of the Caribbean waters on this party boat tour to Cholon Island. Join one of the biggest weekend events in the area and delight in a day full of great music, drinks, and beautiful views and people. Soak up the all-round great vibes in the most incredible location, just a 45-minute boat ride from the city of Cartagena. After making your way to the meeting point, set off from Cartagena toward Cholon Island. Once there, dance waist-deep in the crystal clear water of the Caribbean Sea as reggaeton and electronic music blast out over the sound system. Keep the party going with an open bar of Colombian rum, beers, soft drinks, and water. Lunch is included, with red snapper fish and chicken available. This is a true island party experience for tourists and Colombians alike. At the end of the tour, return to Cartagena delightfully tanned, tipsy, and in the right m...

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What people are saying about Baru Island

My family and I had an amazing experience, this tour definitely felt different for the others. Our guide David Santiago was excellent, he was very informative, charismatic and friendly all the qualities a guide needs, he even warned us about prices and help us with our jetski rental at the beach. Worth every penny.

We had an amazing time. If I could change anything it would be the should offer a trip to Cholon all by itself. Our host David was exceptional. He was so courteous and thoughtful. It was a long but amazing day. So much food!! I would book this trip again on my next visit.

The trip was a beautiful experience. Everything is well arranged and the staff is a professional, friendly and caring team. We were with our 5 and 2 year old daughters and the team was even willing to watch over them when needed.

The team were very attentive and willing to help out in every aspect of the trip. Every activity was prepended by the guide giving recommendations as to what to expect and what was going to happen

Excellent and magnificent, the guide and those who led the boat, very professional and attentive, in short, a very good tour, to repeat.