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Cartagena: Snorkel, Mangroves and Playa Blanca Tour

4.1 / 5

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Cartagena: Snorkel, Mangroves and Playa Blanca Tour

From US$ 59 per person

Be dazzled by colorful fishes, corals, and other species on this mangroves and snorkeling experience. See iguanas and birds as you explore this incredible ecosystem. Enjoy an island lunch, and the opportunity to relax at the beach after the adventure.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Your hotel in Bocagrande or Laguito. People staying in the Centro Historico must walk some blocks to the meeting point.

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the underwater world and mangroves on the islands of Baru and Cartagena
  • Admire colorful fish and corals as your are submerged in the mangrove tunnel
  • Enjoy a typical island lunch and a refreshing non alcoholic drink
Full description
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.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off from certain hotels
  • Lunch
  • Equipment
  • Free underwater pictures
  • Access to the Playa Blanca beach
  • Equipment
  • Instructor
  • All fees
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off for those staying outside of the tourist zone of Bocagrande or Laguito
  • Beach chairs
  • Drinks other than the limonade with the food or bottle of water in the boat
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Beside the Pegasus monument in the bus bay, Ac. 24 Real #8b-91, Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunscreen
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Please bring sunblock and comfortable clothes
  • Please note that hotel pick up is only available from certain hotels, those staying in the historic center may have to walk a few blocks to take the bus
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5
  • Safety
    4.1/5

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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.

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July 20, 2021

Everything was almost perfect and I'm saying this because it was cloudy outside so the snorkeling wasn't so good. But if you have the luck to catch a sunny day you won't regret. The guide is a nice guy and explained me many things. The mangrove forest is great too, something to see. The lunch was good. I really liked them

June 14, 2021

I highly recommend this tour . Ruben is my tour guy . He pick me up on time . We had a great time at the beach . After that we went snorkeling and mangrove tour. The food also delicious. Well worth the money . My tour guy Ruben offer above and beyond service

December 30, 2020

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