1. Colombia
  2. Bolívar
  3. Cartagena
  4. Playa Blanca

Cartagena: Snorkel, Mangroves and Playa Blanca Tour

Product ID: 220833
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
Duration: 8 hours
Starting time 8:00 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Your hotel in Bocagrande or Laguito. People staying in the Centro Historico must walk some blocks to the meeting point.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • 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.
  • Hotel pick up and drop-off from certain hotels
  • Lunch
  • Equipment
  • Bottle of water
  • Free underwater pictures
  • Access to the Playa Blanca beach
  • Equipment
  • Instructor
  • All fees
What’s Not Included
  • 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

Prepare for the activity

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 32 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.1 / 5
  • Organization
    4.1 / 5
  • Value for money
    3.9 / 5
  • Safety
    4.1 / 5
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We are fun and made the best of it! The good. The lunch was amazing. And we had service on the beach which was nice. The beach was beautiful. But excess boats and the smell of gas kind of ruined the tranquility of it. The snorkeling was underwhelming. Thought we would see more fish! Wilber was a Great guide

December 12, 2019

They entire experience was outstanding! I contacted the day before to detail my trip and they added another adventure to my voucher without a problem. I had a tour guide the entire time I was at Playa blanca and got a few extra tours of hidden. I can't brag enough on how amazing this whole experience was.

November 23, 2019

A perfect relaxing day! We were picked up from our hotel, taken a bus to the island and from there by boat to a remote beach. After about 1 hour on the beach we went snorkeling and then went on a mangrove tour. When we got back there was excellent fish for lunch. We were back at the hotel around 4:30 p.m. Perfect group event (we were 17) All in all, very nice and relaxed day!

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November 8, 2019

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Cartagena Adventures

Product ID: 220833