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Cartagena: 5-Stop Island Hopping Tour with Lunch & Snorkel

1. Cartagena: 5-Stop Island Hopping Tour with Lunch & Snorkel

This is the original island hopping tour that delivers the complete island experience at a fair price with professional vetted guides, featuring a fast-paced itinerary with five total stops that include 2 beach clubs. It's important to note that not every stop is an island; there are only three accessible islands for public visits: Rosario, Cholon, & Baru. Other listings may promote snorkeling activities (Coral Reef & Escobar's Plane) as island visits, but they are actually water-based activities. Lunch and snorkeling gear are included, but there is a tourist port tax cash fee that must be paid at the pier before boarding (27,000 COP). Itinerary: We'll meet near the Historic Center where we'll board a large passenger shuttle boat that will take us to the channel of islands, 45 mins away. Upon arrival, you'll snorkel at a coral reef in a place known as Laguna. Afterward, you'll snorkel at Pablo Escobar's sunken plane. We then make our way to Playa Libre's beach club in Rosario island for a Caribbean lunch and relaxation. You'll then proceed to Cholon party island, and finally visit another beach club in Baru until departure. Return to Cartagena at around 4:45 PM. NOTE: This activity requires some physical activity. Boat rides are bumpy and not suitable for injured persons. Expect Cartagena's nearby islands to be touristy. Island vendors are persistent and can be bothersome. Cholon is a busy party island and may not be enjoyed by all. Businesses on the islands have markups, higher prices apply. Ask for prices beforehand and check receipts. Cards are accepted, but cash is recommended. Beach and swim attire is a must.

Cartagena: 5-Island Trip by Boat with Lunch and Snorkeling

2. Cartagena: 5-Island Trip by Boat with Lunch and Snorkeling

Treat yourself to a unique and exclusive experience where you can enjoy snorkeling, lunch on at a beach club on a private island, a seafood tasting session, and plenty of island relaxation. Travel by sports boat to islands like Boccchica, Isla Grande, and Isla de Cholon. Board your luxury sports boat in Cartagena and get ready to head to the the Rosario Islands. Disembark at Bocachica and learn all about the iconic Fort of San Fernando before embarking on a panoramic tour of the archipelago. Snorkel and indulge in other water activities at scenic Isla Grande. Dive beneth the waves to admire the diversity of coral reefs, fish, and even a small plane at the bottom of the sea. Next, get ready for an exclusive lunch experience as you dine on a private island with a beach club. Feast your choice of a chicken, fish, or vegetarian dish, before making use of the club's facilities including its swimming pool. Experience the party atmosphere of the next stop of Isla de Cholon, and enjoy a seafood tasting. As night falls, conclude your experience with a stop at Playa Tranquila. Board a boat to view the luminous plankton, the microorganisms that glow in the sea in the dark of night and we come back by bus t 8:00 pm.

Cartagena: Barù Island Playa Blanca Beach Trip with Lunch

3. Cartagena: Barù Island Playa Blanca Beach Trip with Lunch

Enjoy sun, sand, sea, and beach on this day trip including a traditional lunch. Be picked up from your hotel and get ready to swim or sunbathe on the famous Playa Blanca beach. Start your trip with transportation from your accommodation in an air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back and relax on the journey which includes passing into Barù Island by bridge. Once there, alight the bus and climb a charming set of rustic stairs to reach the 2.4-km long Playa Blanca beach. Take a stroll down to the quieter Playa Tranquila sector, with its fewer people and relaxed vibe. Have lunch at our charming restaurant and get ready to hit the waves or just sunbathe on the beach. Rental of chairs and tents in front of the restaurant or on the beach (own expense). Luxuriate at this picturesque beach location before getting ready to head home. Have peace of mind knowing there is a rep on hand to make sure everything runs smoothly and to make sure you get back to your transportation.

Cartagena: 5 Islands Premium Tour with Lunch and Snorkeling

4. Cartagena: 5 Islands Premium Tour with Lunch and Snorkeling

This is a typical itinerary: Stop At: Isla Tierra Bomba, Isla Tierra Bomba, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department Leave from the Cartagena pier with a bilingual guide, who makes recommendations to enjoy the tour. Make a panoramic stop in the waters near the island of Tierra Bomba where we can admire the forts of San Fernando and San José. The guide will tell us about the importance of these two fortresses in the colonial era. Duration: 15 minutes Stop At: Islas de Rosario, Islas de Rosario, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department Review of the Rosario Islands. Visit Pablo Escobar's Plane. Stop in Isla Grande. ‍ Snorkeling only with snorkeling goggles (Snorkel or breathing tube not included). Another option is to stop at the Oceanarium (ticket not included Adults: $40.000, - Childrens: $30.000) while the other clients are snorkeling or stop at Isla Grande for 45 min. Those who prefer to go to the oceanarium should notify the guide in advance. Duration: 1 hour Stop At: Cholón (Islas del Rosario), Bolivar, Colombia We visit Cholon, also known as the party island, this is the place where all the luxury boats arrive with loudspeakers and good music, here you will taste a shrimp cocktail. Then visit the island of Agua Azul, a beautiful beach with turquoise water. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Playa Tranquila Baru, Playa Blanca, Cartagena Colombia Visit Playa Tranquila, Baru. Here you will have lunch around 13:30. Enjoy beach time and those who decided to stay until the activity of the plankton will be able to glimpse the beautiful sunset from Barú. Duration: 3 hours Stop At: Baru, Baru, Cartagena District, Bolivar Department The last stop is at the portonaito lagoon in Barú to make plankton at 7:00 pm. Those who do not want to do the activity can return to Cartagena on the speedboat at 3 pm and the tour will end at the Bodeguita pier. Duration: 1 hour

Baru Beach + Luminous Plankton

5. Baru Beach + Luminous Plankton

Our tour begins in an air-conditioned vehicle to Playa Blanca Baru We take you on a boat for 7 minutes to the Playa Tranquila sector You can enjoy a wonderful day trip in this exclusive and secluded sector, in this modality we have a day trip at our Jet Set Beach Beach Club, Caribbean breakfast, typical lunch and a delicious welcome drink, in addition to sunbathing chairs and bohio included or beach beds , bathrooms and showers with fresh water, use of hammock areas and service at our bar so you can order your favorite drinks or cocktails in the private sector of Jet Set Beach, sunset views and bathing with plankton for approximately 30 minutes, our Pasadia will be from our Pasadia will be from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm. We have 4 lunch options to choose from: fried fish (Mojarra 320 gms), grilled pork (Chuleta), grilled chicken (Pechuga) and vegetarian. Watch the sunset from our Jet Set Beach beach club We will travel 10 minutes to the plankton exit point where you will have a snack type snack included, then we will take a boat for 7 minutes to the swamp There we bathe in the bioluminescent plankton to see how our body and the water shine when we move and at the end of the activity they will be returned to the hotel in an air-conditioned bus type vehicle to the hotel door (SUBJECT TO HOTEL LOCATION)

Magical sunset at Barú + Plankton

6. Magical sunset at Barú + Plankton

Don't think about waking up early! The only tour that takes you to Barú in the afternoon, we start at 1:30 PM with hotel pickups in the tourist area. We'll head to Playa Blanca and from there take a 5-minute speedboat ride to Playa Tranquila, where you'll encounter all the peace this beach can offer. Relax with a delicious welcome cocktail and enjoy all the spaces as the sun sets. Experience the most magical sunsets in Barú and savor a dinner by the seaside while taking plenty of photos of this spectacle. Now we begin the famous Plankton tour to end on a high note, returning to Cartagena at 7:00 PM in an air-conditioned bus.

Cartagena: LUMINOUS PLANKTON, Playa Blanca, Lunch y snack

7. Cartagena: LUMINOUS PLANKTON, Playa Blanca, Lunch y snack

Pick up at hotels depending on the area, the time will be assigned in the service voucher or confirmation. Customers staying outside the pickup area will be assigned a meeting point. Next, we depart towards Barú from the final point at approximately 08:30 am. The tour will last from 45 minutes to 1 hour, depending on traffic, passing through the industrial area of Mamonal and then arriving at the bridge that connects Cartagena with Barù Island. Once in Barù, the island has 3 towns: Ararca, Santana and the last municipality called Barù, Later, we will find some rustic concrete stairs that will allow us to reach the earthly paradise called "White Beach", the flagship beach of Barù Island, with 2.4 kilometers of beach extension, divided into sectors, the main sector will be appreciated by happens. . below. From the stairs, which is considered popular for its high flow of people, to reach the Playa Tranquila sector, characterized by having fewer people, where our restaurant is located, we must walk 10 minutes along the beach path. In the agency's restaurant, clients will enjoy the lunch of their choice, previously chosen according to their plan, lunch will be available from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. If you want to use the restaurant's services, such as toilets and urinals, you can do so completely free of charge. It should be noted that the restaurant's tables and chairs are for exclusive use for lunch. Customers can rent chairs and tents in front of the restaurant or outside, choosing their location and preference. At approximately 4:00 pm you will be transferred by one of our collaborators to the the same Island but in a beautiful nearby point where you can appreciate the sunset, you will be given a beach chair to receive the luminous talk about plankton from our certified guide and in turn taste the snack, after having heard what What is plankton, why does the natural phenomenon arise, what are its characteristics, what can it be like. seen and the recommendations for carrying out the activity by the expert, the respective action will be carried out by boarding the speed boats (capacity of 15 to 20 passengers) that will allow us to reach the enchanted lagoon (Cienaga de Portonaito) to contemplate an entire spectacle of bioluminescence of Approximately 15 to 20 minutes, taking into account that we love to immortalize experiences through photographs, people who wish to have a souvenir can hire professional photographs with native providers of that service for an additional price. After having enjoyed a whole day, it was time to return, at 8:00 p.m. We will board the land vehicle that will take us to our stone corral, exactly to the arrival point: Clock Tower.

Cartagena: 5 Rosario Islands Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

8. Cartagena: 5 Rosario Islands Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

Dare to live this wonderful adventure through the Rosario Islands Archipelago. Travel by sports boat to islands such as Isla Grande, Isla de Cholón and Playa Tranquila We begin our adventure when we arrive at the meeting point next to the Clock Tower. After the entire group is ready, we prepare to get on the sports boat accompanied by our crew and guide. You can bring drinks and snacks. The boat has a cooler with ice and is for the entire group. We will take a panoramic tour of Bocachica Island with a historical overview told by our orientation guide. As your first activity, you will snorkel with a mask, here you will see coral reefs, and a plane at the bottom of the sea. If you do not want to do the snorkeling, we give you the option of taking you to the Aquarium (entrance is not included). We visit an island called Cholón, better known as the island of parties and at the same time enjoy the party atmosphere, we have 1 hour on the island to take a sea bath and taste fresh seafood. We will arrive at another quieter island called Agua Azul, here we have 1 hour on the island to take a sea bath and taste tropical fruits. Finally, one of the destinations most desired by visitors, such as Isla Barú, Playa Tranquila sector, one of the destinations with a majestic color of water and its white sand color that enchants, a natural attraction that should be known, here you will take a delicious lunch, sea bath and quiet time. At 3 in the afternoon is our return, we will be arriving at 4 pm. Our tour ends at the Pegasus Pier. It does not include return to the hotel.

Cartagena: Rosario Islands Tour Up To 10 People

9. Cartagena: Rosario Islands Tour Up To 10 People

We will take you on an exciting boat ride with crystal clear waters and white sand where you can discover our 28 islands located on the Rosario and Barú Islands. Our expert guides will take you to the most special places and tell you ancestral stories and the ecology of the region. We will start by visiting the oceanarium located in the Corales del Rosario National Park where you can marvel at the marine biodiversity of the place. You can also swim with dolphins and enjoy their spectacular show. Our second stop will be to visit Isla Grande located in the Rosario Islands where there will be varieties of beach clubs to have lunch based on the local cuisine of fresh seafood and tropical fruits. You will also find vegetarian meals or meals that adapt to your taste while you enjoy the sound of the waves and the rose of the breeze. If your plan is fun and you want to spend time partying and exciting, we will take you to two of our exclusive beach clubs located on the Rosario Islands where you can dance to the rhythm of the waves and enjoy exquisite Caribbean cocktails. Leaving towards Cartagena we will pass through one of the most famous islands in the Colombian Caribbean called Cholon, this island is located in Baru and is popular for its large open-air parties on boats where you can also enjoy a drink under the huts that are located. found submerged in the sea or have fun with the water games offered by the local people of the town If what you want is tranquility and relaxation, we will take you to a quiet beach that is located on the island of Baru where you can snorkel and observe different marine species that surround the corals. You can also swim in calm waters or let yourself be pampered by the local masseuses. Witness the beauty the islands offer on a full day of relaxation and adventure.

Cartagena: Traditional Daytour to Playa Blanca By Bus!

10. Cartagena: Traditional Daytour to Playa Blanca By Bus!

Tour Includes: -Pick up at the hotel located in Bocagrande, Laguito, Morros or Muelle de los pegasos (depending on the area). - Panoramic tour By bus to insdustrial area of Cartagena named MAMONAL. - Sea bathing in Isla Baru - Playa Blanca - Lunch Options Fried Fish, Chicken Breast or Vegetarian (subject to availability), Accompanied by rice with coconut, patacon, salad and juice of the day. - seating area in the restaurant with chairs and tables - Local Guide - Assistance Insurance Not Incluided: - Return to hotel (Bus leave you at Torre del Reloj in the Historical Center - Beers, Beach Front Chairs (only includes chairs and table in the restaurant area), Tents, Parasols and activities not specified. Daily Departures - 08:00 AM - 15:00 Infants from 0 to 2 years old travel loaded on the boat under the responsibility of their parents, does not include food. Important: We pick up people who agree with the established schedule between 07:00 am to 07:45 am (depending on the area) otherwise client must be at Muelle de los Pegasos in front of Torre del Reloj at 08:00am IMPORTANT READ BEFORE BOOKING: Our plan does not include beach chairs or tents, these have an extra cost but are not mandatory. You will be in the beach restaurant area with its chairs and tables at no extra cost. Some customers have placed bad references because of this and it is important that you read. The guide will also leave you with your free time so that you can enjoy the sea bath after finishing the snorkeling and raccoon watching activities. Our WhatsApp support where you received the confirmation of the plan will be available at any time you need in case you have any extra needs while you are in the experience. In addition to being able to help yourself with the guide that was assigned to you on the tour.

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What people are saying about Tranquila Beach

Great! The tour guides were all very attentive and explained the process, timing, and all activities within the tour in a very clear manner. Everything was as stated in the beginning. We completed all activities without any complications and in a timely manner. The tour guides were able to lead everyone in the right direction with any questions regarding purchasing any services as well as additional questions. They also made sure everyone was safe and wore the gear required for any given activity. Overall this was a great and memorable experience. We will recommend to anyone coming to Cartagena in the near future. Truly revived the best for the price per person Only note I would add is that the “party Island” time could be cut down to 45 mins due to how crowded it was with not a lot of area to move around. Thank you!

Very great tour, great guides who try their best to give you an unforgettable experience. Great stops, the coral reef was particularly beautiful.

Excellent treatment! The guides explain and take care of you so that you have a pleasant day. Without a doubt it is a destination to visit!

If you are coming from USA (Texas) Cartegena is a must. An amazing tour. Kevin and Ella were amazing tour guides!!!

Great fun, beautiful places at a fast pace but I recommend it.