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Cartagena: 5 Islands Tour with Snorkeling and Plankton

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Activity provider: Cartagena Adventures

Cartagena: 5 Islands Tour with Snorkeling and Plankton

Activity provider: Cartagena Adventures

From US$ 129 per person

Enjoy the varied attractions Cartagena's islands have to offer. From historical landmarks to a bioluminescent plankton show at nighttime, every stop of this 5 island tour is filled with magic.

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Duration 11.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.


  • Delve deep into everything Cartagena's islands have to offer
  • Marvel at the uniqueness each stop of the tour
  • Taste the savoury Caribbean delicacies by the beach
  • Get in touch with nature by snorkelling and sailing
  • Spend a day hard to replicate elsewhere
Full description

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.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Boat tour
  • English and Spanish-speaking guide
  • Welcome shrimp cocktail
  • Bottle of water
  • Lunch with option of grilled chicken, fried fish or vegetarian
  • Snorkeling gear
  • Life vest
  • Additional drinks
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 95 years

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

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3.2 /5

based on 6 reviews

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The most complete tour in the city. The tour was fabulous from the beginning. We visited islands where each one shows something completely different from the others. The snorkeling was great, lots of colorful fish. I saw very beautiful waters and beaches. The guides were very professional. And finally to see the plankton at night was wonderful.

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November 4, 2022

December 29, 2022

Islands are beautiful. That's what you do it for. 120 € pfff quite a lot. Tour guide was a young guy with a Tommy Hilfinger neck pouch. Disinterested. No guide/leader. No background information or historical awareness. Little protection to keep us from intimidating vendors Horrible loud music during the ride. Couldn't talk to fellow passengers. The young crew hung back a bit.

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December 28, 2022

Product ID: 429696