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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.

Cartagena: Snorkel, Mangroves and Playa Blanca Tour

3. 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.

Cartagena: Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour

4. Cartagena: Sunset Sea Kayaking Tour

Experience Cartagena from the water's edge during a sunset kayaking adventure from Castillogrande Beach and Cartagena Bay. Paddle a sea kayak along the complex and diverse coastline as you discover the most enchanting features of this beautiful city. Choose between a shared or private tour then enjoy a very gentle paddle of about 2 km which requires no previous kayaking experience. After a short instructional session, make your way from Castillogrande Beach with your guide through the warm waters of the Caribbean until you reach the Cartagena Bay. Float along at your own pace, taking in the beauty of the changing landscape around you. After seeing the sunset, return to the meeting point, taking home beautiful memories.

Cartagena: Jet Ski Rental

5. Cartagena: Jet Ski Rental

Rent a jet ski with friends and family for an unforgettable experience in Cartagena. Choose between 15-, 30- and 1-hour options and opt for hotel pickup and drop-off to make your activity even more convenient.   The feeling of being on a jet ski is like no other—feel the power of the water beneath you and the thrill of breaking through the waves at top speeds. You won’t need classes for this easy activity, but if you’ve never ridden a jet ski before, the professional and experienced staff will provide you with all the instruction you need, including demonstrations and safety equipment.   Before or after the rental, you may continue to enjoy the beaches. There will be plenty to do—relax in the sun on beach chairs, get a massage, go swimming, and much more. If you wish, you can spend the whole day in this Caribbean paradise.

Cartagena: 5 Islands Tour with Snorkeling and Plankton

6. 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: Bioluminescent Plankton Tour

7. 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.

Cartagena: Walled City Kayak Tour

8. Cartagena: Walled City Kayak Tour

Start off this activity with a safety briefing at the pier next to San Sebastián de Pastelillo fortress. Head with your guide across the channel and enjoy in the stunning view of the clock tower as soon as you are in front of the Pegasus pier.  Enjoy the company of a professional bilingual guide who is very familiar with the coastline around Cartagena. On this 3 km ride, you will discover a different side of Cartagena that is unknown to most of the people.  Expand your knowledge about the history of the city as you pass by the main sights. Understand how the old city walls were important to keep invaders out of the city.  Pass by the Camellón de los Mártires, the convention center and cross the Román bridge into the San Lázaro lagoon. See the mangroves that are located along the only part of the wall over the sea.  Towards the end, you will reach Bird's island which is another mangrove inhabited by countless birds singing as the tour strolls along.

Cartagena: Rosario Islands Private Boat Tour with Snorkeling

9. 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.

Cartagena: Private Kitesurfing Classes

10. Cartagena: Private Kitesurfing Classes

Get your adrenaline pumping with one of the most fun and enjoyable activities in Cartagena: kitesurfing. Have an amazing time learning how to kitesurf with a team of dedicated and experienced instructors that will teach you the basics of the sport, or help improve your skills if you’re a more experienced kitesurfer. Choose between options of a 1-hour class with or without hotel pickup and drop-off, or more intensive 6-hour or 9-hour classes. For those last two options, you can divide your classes into more than 1 day, to have more time practicing. Rest assured that the experienced instructors have your safety as a top priority, and only operate beginner lessons in conditions that are suitable and safe. Involve the whole family as there is no age limit for these lessons, ensuring everyone is free to participate and discover why kitesurfing is so addictive. Before or after the lessons, you can enjoy the beach at the facility. Replenish your energy stores as you relax under the sun with beach chairs, umbrellas, a bar, massages, and much more. Feel free to spend the whole day in this Caribbean paradise, if you wish.

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What people are saying about Bolívar

This tour of the Rosario's Island is really nice! The boat is clean and recent, the music and the food are nice. There is a long of people on the boat, but it is so big you don't really feel it. The boat is comfortable and you can relax while you get to the islands, instead of being stuck with people in a speed boat. I recommend it, is was one of my highlights in Colombia!

What a fantastic day this was. The catamaran is big and comfortable. The staff very friendly. The service was great and the food was tasty. Plenty of time to relax. I would definitely recommend this activity.

totally awesome. brilliant captain and crew looked after us. Gorgeous snorkeling in beautiful setting. lunch was delicious....lots of salads too

Great tour - highly recommended!! great guide and cool boat. We would book the tour again at any time!!

My cousin and I had such a relaxing time on the water during sunset. Highly recommend this tour!