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Cartagena: Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

Cartagena: Rosario Islands Day Tour with Snorkel & Lunch

Activity provider: Backpackers Cartagena
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From US$ 69.28 per person

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.

About this activity

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Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup will be between 6:00 AM - 6:45 AM and can be made at any hotel in the touristic zone of Cartagena, or next to Éxito San Diego. Please be ready 15 minutes before the scheduled pickup time.


  • 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 the perfect sunny day trip! Corales del Rosario National Park is the name of a group of islands on the coast of Colombia, located just an hour away by speed boat from Cartagena or 20 mins from Barú. This paradise is the favorite destination in Cartagena and it offers a natural environment to have fun and relax. Start the day with a morning pickup from your hotel. 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.

  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel/hostel in the touristic zone of Cartagena
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • You must walk for about 7 minutes around the beach to arrive at the place the boat is
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 221 reviews

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Our tour guide was Franklin, he was amazing; spoke Spanish and English and was very helpful. On this experience you stop on 3 islands. #1 is for snorkeling. If you don’t snorkel you can wait on the island beach shore. #2 is Cholon, the party island. For the group, we had a hut in water with table, we ordered drinks here and had a good time. And finally, #3 Baru island, my personal favorite. We had lunch here and then spent the remainder of our free time out on the beach. The sand and water here felt so good. I would go back to Baru island specifically.

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May 14, 2022

i went with a group of three girls, we had a great time. the tour starts relatively early in the morning so the loud music and super enthusiastic guide can be a bit much but we appreciated his energy. we had a decent amount of time snorkelling and loved the welcome drinks. lunch was great apart from the flies that swarmed our tables. it would have been nice to have more time at the first beach we visited and less at the party island as we only had a great time due to meeting friends - it would have been worse if we didn’t as the drinks were very expensive and not much going on. the last island was very pretty and we loved the sun beds available but constantly harassed by the sellers who kept touching us and offering massages when we said no multiple times. if you are willing to pay, you’ll have the best time, we did jet skiing and there were loads of other activities so had an amazing time!

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May 10, 2022

Our guy was Alex.and he was excellent! He was very helpful with what ever we needed answered all of our questions and most of all he made us feel safe. He gave us all of his attention. And made sure we didn’t get scammed. Over all it was a great day! And if you are lucky enough to get Alex it would be an unforgettable day! 10/10 would recommend. The only thing was that the bus broke down on the way to pick us up. But since transportation was included they paid for the taxi.

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March 14, 2022

Product ID: 291745