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Cartagena: Rosario Islands Catamaran with Lunch and Snorkel

1. Cartagena: Rosario Islands Catamaran with Lunch and Snorkel

Set sail for the Rosario and San Bernardo Corals National Natural Park on a full-day tour from Cartagena. The catamaran departs from the Muelle de la Bodeguita pier in front of the walled city. After your welcome drink, enjoy the journey to the Rosario Islands, sailing and motor sailing on the catamaran. The vessel is equipped with comfortable seats, where you can sit both in the shade and in the sun. There is a bar service on board, so you can enjoy a variety of soft drinks throughout the excursion.  Experience paradise with a stop in front of an idyllic beach of turquoise waters and white sands, where you can swim and play with fun inflatables. Practice snorkeling, if you wish, and admire the fascinating underwater life with colorful tropical fish and various types of coral. The crew will prepare a delicious lunch for you to enjoy on board while you sail back to Cartagena at the end of a relaxing day.

Cartagena: Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

2. Cartagena: Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

Experience clear blue waters, white sand, and awesome corals on a day tour to the Corales del Rosario National Park. Discover the group of islands on the coast of Colombia, a perfect natural environment to have fun and relax. Start the day from the meeting point and after a speedboat ride, explore the fortress on Bocachica island. 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 boats and vendors. Here, eat a typical island lunch and spend the rest of the day on the beach, relaxing and swimming, before returning to Cartagena.

From Cartagena: Day Trip to Playa Blanca with Lunch

3. From Cartagena: Day Trip to Playa Blanca with Lunch

Enjoy a paradisiacal day relaxing on the white sand beach of Baru Island's aptly-named Playa Blanca. After getting picked up from los Pegasos Dock, take a 1-hour journey in a comfortable air-conditioned minivan to Baru. Learn more about local life in both the city and the island towns from your local driver. Once in Baru, take a quick, idyllic stroll along the beach to reach where you will spend the day. Make the most of all the facilities the place has to offer, including sundecks to relax on the beach. In the afternoon, savor a delicious lunch with several options including vegetarian and meat dishes. If none of the options take your fancy feel free to order anything else on the menu and only pay the difference. Head back to the beach after lunch to relax for another few hours before beginning the journey back to Cartagena in the evening.

Cartagena: Private Boat Tour Around the Islands

4. Cartagena: Private Boat Tour Around the Islands

Explore the beautiful and stunning islands along the Caribbean coastline with this private boat hire in Cartagena. Choose from a variety of yachts and speedboats ranging from 29 feet (8.8 meters) to 62 feet (18.9 meters) long that accommodate up to 10-18 people. With the help of your captain, plan your own personalized itinerary based on your interests and sightseeing wishes. Cruise along the islands on your private boat and combine relaxation, pleasure, and fun. At any time, feel free to request to stop for lunch, visit beaches, or be taken to a secluded area to enjoy some time for swimming in the sea. Play your favorite tunes on the boat's fully equipped sound system to ensure the perfect soundtrack to your day. With your own private boat for just you and your group, what you see and what you do is entirely up to you.

Cartagena: Party Boat to Cholon Island

5. 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 mood to hit the town after.

Cartagena: Rosario Island and Mangroves Private Day Trip

6. Cartagena: Rosario Island and Mangroves Private Day Trip

Embark on a customized day trip from Cartagena and enjoy a trip to some of Colombia's famous sites and beautiful islands along the way. Leave Cartagena and travel to Baru Village and the Rosario Islands, and enjoy boating through the beautiful mangrove forests while trying to spot local wildlife. Enjoy the freedom of a customizable private tour and choose the stops you'd like to visit on the tour for a personalized experience catered to your group. Be picked up from your accommodation and travel by land to Baru Village, about an hour and fifteen minutes outside of the historic center of Cartagena. Start the tour with a visit to the Baru Village and enjoy a tasty traditional breakfast in the village, and visit Villa Bonga before leaving for the mangrove forest and Rosario Islands on the boat. Take the time to stop for a snorkeling activity in a coral reef environment. Stop at a local beach and have a welcome drink while resting on the beach. Enjoy a local lunch from 1-2 pm at a house in Baru before continuing the trip with a walking tour of the village and a visit to some of the village's handcrafters. Return to your hotel following the end of the tour at 3 pm.

Cartagena: 5 Islands Tour with Snorkeling and Plankton

7. 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

8. 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.

Baru Island: Mambo Beach Standard

9. Baru Island: Mambo Beach Standard

Excellent to enjoy the most beautiful crystal clear waters of the colombian caribbean from the exclusive Beach club called Mambo Beach, located in the best area of Barú. You can enjoy tropical juices and cocktails. We meet at the pegasos dock at 6:45 am them we'll go by bus or minivan to Playa Blanca in Baru island (Mambo Beach Club) it'll take around one hour to arrive. once in this place you can use the facilities and enjoy your lunch remember you have a bonus for 25 thounsand pesos to orden from the menú for special dishes you have to pay the different betwen the full price and the bonus return will be at 2:00 pm. and also you can choose to add plankton experience for aditional price .

Cartagena: Rosario Islands Private Boat Tour with Snorkeling

10. Cartagena: Rosario Islands Private Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Your trip to Cartagena won’t be complete without giving yourself a whole day just to chill and relax in the beach. And what better way of doing it than going to a place away from all the noise and chaos of the city. Get on board and travel with us for less than an hour to Rosario National Natural Park, a group of Colombian Caribbean islands of amazingly blue waters, white soft sand and great coral reefs that, due to the intact ecosystem of its archipelago, was declared a protected area. This trip will start early in the morning, after you get picked up from the hotel or the chosen departure spot and then driven to the port to take the boat. You will stop in Playa Grande where you will have the chance to snorkel for a while (masks, safety recommendations and guides will be handed) and see the corals. Then, you will jump to Cholón, a famous party island, where you will stop to take some drinks and pictures. And the final stop will be in Playa Blanca, at Barú island. You will have a private space where you will be able to spend the rest of the day just lying down the beach chairs under the palm trees shade, swimming into the pristine water, or even playing something or reading a book. Time will be all yours. Of course, a traditional lunch will be included in the tour and you will get the chance to taste Caribbean flavors with fresh fried fish, yuca or green plantain sort of chips and coconut-based rice. Don’t forget also trying fruity cocktails made by locals to refresh your sunny and relaxing day. You just bring your best beach attitude and we will do the rest.

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4.6 / 5

based on 9 reviews

Very beautiful and spacious catamaran with space for 200 people! Luckily there were only about 30 people on board so plenty of space for everyone. We sailed to the Rosario Island and got some lovely views of the coast. The snorkelling stop was a good opportunity for a swim but not very much to see under the water... Lunch was very well catered, delicious seafood paella with some fresh fruit and salad.

Great day trip. Well organised, staff were super friendly, the boat itself was really nice and modern & the lunch served was fantastic - way better than expected (had a fruit and salad platter on top of the chicken, seafood or veggie rice). Good vibe with music playing on the boat too. A day well spent.

Great. The boat was comfortable, with music and everything you need. The Captain gave us excellent attention and service. Always available and attentive to serve us drinks and that we did not lack for anything. The drink was included and they served rom of good quality and at your discretion.

Great trip…everything was perfect! Great lunch. Friendly staff. Nice boat with great music and drinks. We had a wonderful time

AMAZING!! The staff was so great the islands and boat were beautiful. the food was delicious, and the drinks were bomb.