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Enjoy the sun and the good vibes of native culture in a local community beach where people go to eat fresh seafood and enjoy the music of luxury boats that come to enjoy the place. Cholon has mangroves that makes the water a very calm and warm escape from the city and you can check into a unique experience full of nature. A professional team conformed by locals and a bilingual tourist guide will accompany you at all times to help you and provide you with the attention you need.

During the tour you will interact with nature and see the marine life of the beaches by doing the best snorkel, recognized by its responsibility with the environment offered in the city. This tour can chose the right place and moment to make this an unforgettable experience for you.

The tour starts with pick you up at your hotel between 6:00 a.m. to 6:40 a.m., which will depend on how far you are from the office. After picking you up it will take approximately one hour to go to Baru Island, where the boat and nautical team wait to provide great attention and will remain with the tour during the activities around the islands.

The first route which goes from Baru Island to Rosario Islands is at 8:00 a.m. and it takes 20 minutes, after arriving to the islands, have a panoramic tour around the whole archipelago and a chance at seeing the different islands and their beautiful waters and corals.

The first island we will visit is Isla Grande, where the snorkeling activity will take place for one hour; instructed and accompanied by the bilingual guide and nautical team. This tour has the professional and qualified equipment to let you have a great experience.

Once snorkeling is complete, the tour will go to Cholon where you can enjoy this amazing place and have a special and delicious lunch (fish, rice, salad and patacon). The tour will go back to Baru Island at 3:30 p.m. where the van waits, to take you to your hotel.

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Isla Grande
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Overview
Spend a day out on the waters that make Cartagena famous on this island-hopping snorkel tour of Colombia's Baru Islands. Dive with the comfort and security of a guide and nautical team, and relax as you sail around the scenic archipelago in the Caribbean sea between locations. This tour includes all equipment, lunch, and hotel pickup and drop-off from your Cartagena lodging.
Highlights
  • Snorkel and island hopping tour off the coast of Cartagena
  • Sail among various snorkeling locations at Baru Island, the Rosario Islands, and more
  • Live commentary onboard makes for an informative tour
  • Snorkel gear and instruction included
  • Fresh seafood lunch included
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cartagena included
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Beautiful

I did two tours with Backpackers which included this one and a visit to the aviary. Both were great, with this one being my personal favorite. Our tour guide Jorge was super nice and did a great job with the tour. As far as the...More

1  Thank SamFromMPLS
Reviewed 10 July 2018
Do NOT book this trip!!!

If there were zero rating, I would've given them that! We are in Cartagena Colombia and booked this trip yesterday. We had confirmation from the website and also email confirmation. They sent an email stating that we would be picked up at our hotel between...More

6  Thank Julie M
Reviewed 7 July 2018
Arturo is the best!

I saw mixed reviews on this prior to booking. But I am so glad we went ahead with this excursion. The beach of Cartagena was not that pretty, a short bus ride and speed boat trip made a huge difference. Much better beaches in Baru,...More

2  Thank Bettie Dexter V
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience!

Jorge took us to a fabulous snorkel spot, and he took us around the Rosario Islands and we stopped at beautiful white sand beaches. Good food, nice people, and gorgeous scenery. Jorge was a fun, and knowledge guide. Highly recommend this Day trip!!

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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile
Amazing experience!

This tour was absolutely amazing: we spend time on several islands, on one of which we did snorkeling. The water was clear and it was really fun. The tour guide Jorge was really friendly, accommodating and overall it was a very relaxed and friendly atmosphere....More

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Life jackets are available but I would say it is better than a 50/50 chance that a non-swimmer would have a bad experience. You would probably survive but it would not be fun.
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