Cartagena Island Tour to Rosario Islands, Baru, Cholon with Snorkeling

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Cartagena Island Tour Details

Islands you will experience: Islas del Rosario, Bocachica, Cholón, Barú
Excursion Start Time: Meet at the Clock Tower at 8:15 AM
What's Included: Round-trip transportation in speedboat to the islands from the Old City, snorkeling, shrimp cocktail, fruit cocktail, and complete lunch.
Versions Offered: Daytime tour ending at approximately 4 PM.
Extended tour with plankton viewing after sunset ending at approximately 7 PM.


Cartagena Island Tour Starts with a Historic Landmark: You’ll start your lively Cartagena Island Tour with a visit to the historic San Fernando Fort in Boca Chica. This centuries-old fortress, known for its impressive architecture and rich history, sets the stage for your adventure. Explore the fascinating tales of the past as you step into this historical landmark, and marvel at the panoramic views of the shimmering Caribbean Sea from its walls.

Explore the renowned beauty of the Rosario Islands on your Cartagena Island Tour: Your adventure continues as you embark on an exceptional island-viewing journey that takes you on a panoramic tour of the stunning Rosario Islands, known as Las Islas Del Rosario. You’ll be guided by a knowledgeable captain and assistant who will reveal the natural and cultural wonders of the Rosario Islands and beyond.

Aquatic Adventures Await with Vibrant Coral Reefs or a Visit to the Oceanarium: During your next stop on the Cartagena Island Tour, discover the underwater wonders as you choose to snorkel amidst vibrant coral reefs with provided gear or embark on a journey to the Oceanarium (please note there is an additional cost for this aquarium visit). Snorkeling is ideal on calmer days, where you may choose to visit the aquarium on days that are windier.

Lunch on a Small Island: After your underwater explorations, relax as you indulge in a sumptuous lunch on a small island in the Rosario Islands, surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of nature. Choose from a variety of delectable options such as fresh fried fish, succulent grilled chicken, or a delicious vegetarian dish.

Underwater Marvels: Dive into the crystal-clear waters and snorkel at the intriguing Pablo Escobar’s sunken airplane, a captivating experience that uncovers history beneath the waves. Alternatively, stay on the boat and enjoy the views. You’ll find local bartenders on kayaks ready to craft and serve you a delicious cocktail for your enjoyment during this stop.

Cholón Island Fiesta: Cholón Island is where the party comes alive on this Cartagena Island Tour. Dive into the heart of a lively boat party atmosphere, where the fun never stops. Enjoy a vibrant ambiance, great music, and a delightful shrimp cocktail while you soak up the sun and take in the island’s infectious festive spirit.

Explore Scenic Playa Tranquila: The Cartagena Island Tour culminates at Playa Tranquila, a lively beach on Barú Island. While the setting is stunning, it’s important to note that this spot is bustling and vibrant, with numerous boats and local vendors offering various goods and services, creating an energetic atmosphere for a truly immersive island experience.

Witness the Bioluminescent Plankton: For those with a keen interest, there’s an option to stay for a few extra hours and snorkel after sunset to observe the bioluminescent plankton. While some may find it less appealing, this option is offered for those genuinely intrigued. If you choose this option, your return journey will be by bus instead of speedboat.

Please refer to the “What to Expect” section below for essential details and make your Cartagena Island Tour an unforgettable experience.

What to Expect

• Please keep in mind that this Cartagena Island Tour is a basic tour that focuses on providing an enjoyable experience, rather than luxury amenities. This tour is primarily designed with adults in mind, and some of the content may not be as engaging for young children. While families with children are more than welcome to join, we recommend that you consider the interests and attention span of your children before booking this tour.

• The snorkeling equipment for the Cartagena Island Tour only includes masks due to hygiene reasons, so it’s recommended that you bring your own breathing tube for a more comfortable experience.

• Please note that the boat departure time for the Cartagena Island Tour is subject to change and may be delayed until 9:30 AM on rare occasions. Therefore, be prepared to wait at the pier for a while, if necessary. Your patience and understanding in this matter are greatly appreciated.

• Please note that some of the island locations have limited seating areas, so it’s best to come prepared to stand or sit on the ground.

• Also, be prepared to say “no, gracias” politely as there are a good number of vendors selling various items at some of the stops.

• We regret to inform you that one of the stops, Cholón, has been affected by litter in the water. However, we are actively working to address this issue and restore the area to its pristine condition. As our valued guest, we encourage you to dispose of your waste responsibly and help us preserve the beauty of the environment.

• Please keep in mind that on rougher ocean days, the snorkeling conditions may not be ideal. However, the experienced guides will do their best to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable experience.

• For those who choose to stay for the extended tour featuring plankton viewing, please note that you will be at the beach for an extra three hours until it gets dark.

• For added convenience and cost savings, consider bringing your own snacks, water, and even some beer or cocktails to ensure you have your preferred refreshments readily available. A cooler with ice will be available on the boat to keep your drinks chilled during the journey.

• During the Cartagena Island Tour, the boat frequently pumps up the music for a lively, party-filled atmosphere.

We hope this information helps you prepare for an enjoyable and comfortable Cartagena Island Tour experience, and don’t forget to bring your own breathing tube for the best snorkeling experience! If you have any concerns or questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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