Water activity

Cartagena: Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

Activity provider: Backpackers Cartagena
Water activity

Cartagena: Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

Activity provider: Backpackers Cartagena
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From US$ 78.10 per person

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Discover the fascinating Rosario Islands on this day tour from Cartagena. Visit some of the islands' most beautiful locations, including Barú island, Isla Grande, Private Island Resort, and Cholon.

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Duration 4 - 8 hours
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English, Spanish


  • Delight in a full day on the most beautiful beaches of the Colombian Caribbean coast
  • Visit several different islands in 1 day and learn about native culture
  • Snorkel in Isla Grande and enjoy a mini party in Cholon
  • Chill out with beach chairs and umbrellas on a private island
  • Discover a more secluded spot in Playa Blanca away from the main concentration of boats and vendors
Full description

Experience clear blue waters, white sand, and awesome corals on a day tour to the Corales del Rosario National Park. Discover the group of islands on the coast of Colombia, a perfect natural environment to have fun and relax. Start the day from the meeting point and after a speedboat ride, explore the fortress on Bocachica island. Continue to a relaxing private island where beach chairs and umbrellas await you. Spend time in the sun and have a seafood cocktail or lemonade in one of the most beautiful places you will visit.

Afterward, continue to Cholon to enjoy a mini party in the water with music, drinks, and people from other boats. Finally, stop at Playa Blanca in Barú Island, where there will be a more private space waiting for you away from the main concentration of boats and vendors. Here, eat a typical island lunch and spend the rest of the day on the beach, relaxing and swimming, before returning to Cartagena.

  • Pickup up at Los Pegasos Dock in Cartagena
  • Lunch for additional $30.000
  • Fruit salad
  • Bottled water
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to buy)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Cash
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 334 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
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  • Service
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We really enjoyed the day trip - clear instructions for the meeting place, good guide, interesting places to stop. However, it was about 45 minutes to an hour too long. After the lunch at Baru Island (started at 2:00), we could have left by 3:30 instead of waiting around till 4:15. Baru Island was very crowded, and with the boats and jet skis, there wasn't space to swim where we stopped. There were also persistent and aggressive vendors, which made it less relaxing.

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March 30, 2023

A blast. Definitely worth the money, multiple stops at beautiful places and each one is a different vibe. Franklin was knowledgeable and kind and kept our big group together no problem, 5/5 stars just for him. Everyone on the boat was nice, so easy to talk to people, lunch was great I have no complaints!

March 30, 2023

The tour was really nice experience in general. It is a good option to visit multiple islands and do different activities. The snorkeling was a fantastic experience. The lunch in Playa Blanca was delicious. The stop at the private beach and on Playa Blanca were great opportunities to enjoy the beach. The party in Cholon was OK, depending on your taste, but we stayed there too long to my liking. We also left later in the morning, which added to less time on the other beaches, which would be more enjoyable for me.

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March 30, 2023

Product ID: 291745