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Cartagena: 5 Islands Tour with Snorkeling and Plankton

1. Cartagena: 5 Islands Tour with Snorkeling and Plankton

Explore one of the Caribbean's top destinations, full of wonderful beaches, snorkelling opportunities and history, in Cartagena's surrounding islands. Get deeply acquainted with the former colonial port turned touristic hub with an extensive tour of its most iconic locations. Begin early in the morning, at 7:30 am, leaving from the hotel area in Bocagrande or Laguito, as well as the northern part of Cartagena. Rendezvous with your guide for the tour at the Pegasus Pier, where a sport boat will be waiting to take you sailing across the entire Bay of Cartagena. You will sail around the island of Bocachica, a stunning sight and where the city's first fortification was built. Stop at Isla Grande, famous for the mansion Pablo Escobar built, as well as the wreckage of one of his private planes. Following this landmark, the snorkelling begins in the natural pool of San Martín de Pajarales. Relax afterwards at the Cholón Island with a typical Caribbean lunch, as well as music coming from boats and yachts. Once rested, you'll head to Agua Azul Island, where crystal clear water greets you to enjoy of an unforgettable landscape. Just as the night begins to roll in, you'll head to a beach to witness the light show put on by the plankton. Marvel at their bioluminescent effect before heading back to the bus shuttles that will drive you back to your lodging.

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.

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Starts with a bus ride to Baru island with a quick stop for snacks and drinks. Continuing on you arrive at Playa Blanca when a boat picks you up. The boat is old but typical of all tours in the area. Taken to mangroves where animals are pointed out to you. You get to feed a raccoon, they are friendly here. Then a quick stop to check out local almond trees and take pictures on a little beach. After that you are taken to a coral with a good amount of fish. There are other boats but it didn’t feel too crowded. The crew handed out very good equipment for snorkeling. A lot of tours give you crappy equipment, very surprised here. You have a chance to dive down and have pictures taken for you. Finally arrive at Playa Blanca for lunch. I choose fish and got a delicious tilapia lunch. After lunch you can spend time on beach or walk around. We explored a cave with bats.

The most complete tour in the city. The tour was fabulous from the beginning. We visited islands where each one shows something completely different from the others. The snorkeling was great, lots of colorful fish. I saw very beautiful waters and beaches. The guides were very professional. And finally to see the plankton at night was wonderful.

Value for money and excellent experience. Alex is a wonderful guide who was very welcoming and was with us throughout the tour.

highly recommend asking for Wilber as your guide. awesome guy and knowledgeable of history and current events.

It was a great experience! We had so much fun and would do it again!