Cartagena Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Cartagena Cruises & boat tours

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: Private Boat Tour Around the Islands

2. 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 de Indias: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise

3. Cartagena de Indias: 2-Hour Sunset Cruise

For the most romantic evening, this sunset cruise excursion is ideal. Leave at 5:00 PM from the Muelle de la Bodeguita pier in front of the walled city. Enjoy the relaxing but at the same time exciting sailing through the Bay of Cartagena de Indias. Accompanied by good music, enjoy a non-alcoholic cocktail or a soft drink and a delicious appetizer in a magical atmosphere. Watch the sunset and the lighting of the spectacular skyline of the city of Cartagena while you sail into the night.  The itinerary of the tour includes departure from the Bodeguita Dock/Pegasos Dock, located in front of the walled city of Cartagena. First sail between Manga and Bocagrande neighborhood. Then continue sailing between Castillo Grande and Manzanillo Island. Enjoy the sunset while sailing between El Laguito neighborhood and Tierrabomba Island. Then sail back to the departure point.

Cartagena: Sunset Cruise with Open Bar

4. Cartagena: Sunset Cruise with Open Bar

Discover Cartagena in a unique way. Sail around the bay while you enjoy the bar and restaurant on board the Sibarita Express Yacht. Benefit from an open bar with a nice musical background and the services of the lovely crew. Sit back and relax as your boat comes to a stop on the open water so you can watch the sunset. You will be welcomed by the lovely crew and set sail a short while later. Take in a panoramic view of the modern area of Bocagrande and arrive at the lighthouse. From there, head to Castillogrande, the most prestigious area of the city, to see the sunset on the ocean. Once the sun has set, head back to the inner bay where you can enjoy the night views of the modern area of Bocagrande and the residential neighborhoods of Manga and Getsemani. Finally, prepare to be welcomed back to the pier with a breathtaking view of the old city at night.

Cartagena: Cruise by the Bay with Dinner and Wine

5. Cartagena: Cruise by the Bay with Dinner and Wine

Climb aboard a beautiful yacht and enjoy a 2-hour cruise along the calm waters of Cartagena Bay. Sit back and take in the amazing views of the colonial city from the water. Get a panoramic view of the palm-lined promenades of the upscale neighborhood of Bocagrande as you sail towards the lighthouse. Continue to the elegant district of Castillogrande, and then head back to the inner bay. Soak up the night views of the cruise ship port and residential neighborhoods of Manga and Getsemani. Continue back to the departure pier and enjoy breathtaking views of the old city at night. Enjoy a 3 or 4-course meal. Choose from a menu of seafood risotto, beef in wine sauce or noodles with beef, chicken or shrimp as your main dish. Relax to the sound of background music and experience the magic of the city after dark.

Cartagena: Sunset Cruise with Open Bar on a Pirate Ship

6. Cartagena: Sunset Cruise with Open Bar on a Pirate Ship

Meet your guide at Pegasus Pier at 4:30 PM and board a wonderfully quaint pirate ship, ready to push off from the dock promptly at 5:00 PM. In the late afternoon sun, begin cruising along a picturesque scenic route around Cartagena, admiring the spectacular skylines of Bocagrande, El Laguito, and Playa de Castillo Grande.  Hear interesting stories of how pirates and slaves played a crucial role in the history of the city as you cruise the canal between Tierra Bomba and Bocagrande. Enjoy the perfect opportunity to take amazing pictures as you reach the best place in the ocean to see the sunset. During the whole experience, you’ll be served pirate punch and pirate lemonade, drinks made with fruit punch, coconut lemonade, rum, and aguardiente. Arrive back at Muelle de los Pegasos between 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM.

Cartagena City Tour: 4-Hour Cruise Excursion

7. Cartagena City Tour: 4-Hour Cruise Excursion

You’ll be met at the pier by a smiling member of the tour operator’s staff, who will be holding a sign with your name on it. The 4-hour tour begins with a drive around the Manga neighborhood to see the Moorish and Republican houses. Stop at San Felipe Fort, one of the most outstanding strongholds built in America during colonial times. Follow this with a visit to Las Bovedas, a handicraft store that is filled with souvenirs of all kinds. Enjoy a walking tour around the old city (approximately 55 minutes in duration). During the walk you’ll stop to visit the Church of St. Peter Claver and the church’s museum (around 30 minutes). Head next to the modern side of the city for a sightseeing tour and for views of the Bay of Cartagena. Your last stop will be at the Emerald Museum, where a professional guide will teach you how to recognize an original Colombian emerald (30-minute visit). After this unique excursion, you’ll be transferred back to the pier.

From Cartagena: Island Beach Trip on a Pirate Ship & Lunch

8. From Cartagena: Island Beach Trip on a Pirate Ship & Lunch

Begin your day by joining the pirate crew at Pegasus Pier at 8:20 AM to check in. At 8:30 AM set sail to experience a one of a kind experience as you go the same path the Spanish Forces once did to protect their colony. Learn all about the war between the UK and Spain and hear the stories behind the pirates and slaves that played a crucial role in the history of the city. Siege and capture what is now the Fort San Fernando de Bocahica and celebrate victory with a typical Cartagena lunch on the beach. You may also enjoy an open bar of coconut lemonade or alcoholic drinks made from rum, fruit punch, and coconut lemonade. During your time at the fort, feel free to go for a swim in the refreshing Atlantic Ocean, relax under the shade, or go sunbathing in the hot Caribbean sun. You will begin your return to Cartagena later in the day and be back at the starting point at about 3:30 PM after a victorious afternoon of sailing, eating, and drinking.

From Cartagena: Mangroves Trip With Lunch

9. From Cartagena: Mangroves Trip With Lunch

Journey from Cartagena to the nearby fishing village of La Boquilla. Experience the atmosphere of a place that has retained its Afro-Caribbean heritage from the days when the area was once a haven for freed slaves. Meet locals who are proud of their African ancestry and children feel the rhythm of the percussion in each movement. Boat through the mangrove forest and keep your eyes peeled for the amazing animals native to the region. Take in the unique surroundings of the swamp as you pass through bright tunnels formed by dense foliage overhead. See the fishermen pulling in their nets. When you return from your mangrove adventure, dig in to a delicious lunch of typical Afro-Caribbean cuisine. Enjoy the flavors of coconut and other local seasonings common to Caribbean gastronomy mixed with fresh, locally-caught seafood. Take a short walk on the beach to digest your lunch before heading back to Cartagena. 

Cartagena: 2.5-Hour Sunset Boat Party with Free Beer

10. Cartagena: 2.5-Hour Sunset Boat Party with Free Beer

Meet your friendly crew and fellow passengers at Pegasos Dock, where your vessel for the trip awaits. After a short safety briefing, set sail to Cartagena Bay and kick off the celebrations with a complimentary beer. Enjoy a 30-minute panoramic tour of the bay, admiring idyllic views along the way before arriving at a safe-zone near one of the bay’s beautiful beaches. At the safe-zone, cool off from the heat with a refreshing dip in the ocean and have some fun with boat's floats and inflatables. If you’d rather stay onboard, make use of the boat’s facilities including a tanning deck and music system. After a 45-minute stopover, it’s time to set sail again in search of the perfect location to watch the sunset. Arrive at the viewpoint and marvel at the sky transform and change color as the sun sets across the horizon. Soak up the incredible view while sipping on another Cuba Libre cocktail and celebrate this special moment with your newfound friends.  The boat arrives back at the dock by 7 PM, and if you wish to continue the party you can opt for drop-off at a city disco-bar where you will receive free entry and a welcome drink (only on Sunday and Tuesday); Friday you can opt for drop-off in a pool party at cool hostel.

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4.4 / 5

based on 35 reviews

This was an amazing day out and I would recommend to anyone looking to explore the Rosario islands. We were warned off the typical five island tour by a friend and found this lovely alternative. The boat is huge and beautiful and the whole day feels really luxurious. We had a range of couples, friends, families and it was perfect. Worth the money and the locations they take you to are stunning and not crowded with other tourists. You anchor in two different areas and swim/snorkel/jumó from the boat. You don’t actually go to a beach at all but we didn’t mind that as we’d heard a lot of the beaches you are bothered by vendors etc.

The boat is really spacious and it’s a very relaxing itinerary. Lunch was also really good! You can swim to the beach at one of the islands but otherwise there’s not really any opportunity to go to the actual islands, just something to be aware of. You just get to swim around the boat

One of the best experiences we've had in Cartagena, staff was amazing, the views were incredible and the music was perfect. Would definetely recommend 100%

Great tour. Everything was well organized. The tour delivers on what it promises. The boat crew was super friendly and helpful.

Sunset was so amazing to watch. Boat, staff music was great. Overall wonderful experience