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Paradise Island Day Tour provided by Hi Cartagena

Paradise Island Day Tour
4.5
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₱4,616.48
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About
Considered to be one of the top locations for swimming and snorkeling in Cartagena, Paradise Island day tour is the stuff dreams are made of. To get there, we’ll take you on an exhilarating experience by a speed boat straight from the pier. May be the luck favours and you get the chance to see dolphins and other sea life in their natural habitat. Located in the hall of fame, islands of Rosario, this island is a sheer bliss. First of all, we will be picking you up in the morning and transporting you to the pier (In case of hotel pick up). From there, in less than an hour you’ll find yourself at a stunningly beautiful, family-friendly beach resort, surrounded by luscious white sand and pristine, turquoise water. You will be received with a welcome drink. Bring your snorkel gear or let us know if you want to rent a pair and explore the beautiful depths. The water is crystal clear and therefore you would be able to see the sea floor.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 44315P5
Call +63 923-0990452
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Delicious Caribbean style lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Lounge chairs and towels at the luxury resort
  • Pier Taxes (COP$17,000 / US$6)
  • Welcome Cocktail upon arrival at the resort
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Drinks
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Avenida Blass de Lezo, Av. Blass de Lezo, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local taxes
  • Delicious Caribbean style lunch
  • Professional guide
  • Lounge chairs and towels at the luxury resort
  • Pier Taxes (COP$17,000 / US$6)
  • Welcome Cocktail upon arrival at the resort
Exclusions
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Drinks
Departure details
  • Avenida Blass de Lezo, Av. Blass de Lezo, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Avenida Blass de Lezo
    Av. Blass de Lezo, Cartagena, Provincia de Cartagena, Bolívar, Colombia
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    Hi Cartagena
    Stop: 6 hours
    top locations for swimming and snorkeling in Cartagena, Paradise Island day tour is the stuff dreams are made of.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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CatrionaSLP
Toronto, Canada5 contributions
Misleading information in the tour description
Feb 2020
We purchased this tour from Hi! Cartagena through TripAdvisor and Viator. However, we were disappointed by the lack of clear information and the inaccurate information provided. On arriving at the instructed location (a gate into the piers where boats depart for the Rosario Islands) we were denied entry, and when we explained that we were on a tour to "Paradise Island" we discovered that there is no such island. Rather, Hi! Cartagena had purchased tickets for us on a tour run by a different company and it was completely unclear what island we were supposed to be visiting. Our TripAdvisor voucher was not at all helpful. Eventually, after several frantic texts and unsuccessful phone calls, we connected with a representative of Hi! Cartagena who was looking for us in the line-up. It turned out he still needed to pay our departure taxes. After waiting for this to happen, he directed us through the gate and told us we needed to register at a table and once he knew we were in the line-up, he left. At the registration table there was more confusion. We found ourselves eventually on a speed boat heading to Bendita Beach on one of the Rosario Islands. When we arrived, it turned out this was an island exclusively used by the Bendita Beach boats - but not a resort, rather a small island with four small beaches and a selection of rather dilapidated beach chairs or broken day beds. It was extremely difficult to get instructions in English, and it turned out that towels were NOT included in the tour, despite that being listed on the tripadvisor description. Snorkelling equipment was available (but we had brought our own). The water was crystal clear, but not much sea-life was visible. Lunch was a highlight consisting of a huge salad bar and barbequed meat (choice of chicken or seafood). The ride back to Cartagena consisted of a wild boat race between the speed boat drivers. This was a roller coaster ride that would not be recommended for anyone with small children. We were wildly bounced around, often flying completely off our seats and hanging on for dear life. The speeds pursued by the drivers also created such wind and noise that people had trouble keeping their glasses on, and conversation was impossible. The warnings regarding potential injury need to be much stronger on the tour description. Despite these challenges, we enjoyed our time on the island - but next time we will be finding a tour where speed boat racing is not involved.
Written 5 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hi C
Regret that the day trip didn't turn out as advertised. Please accept our sincere apologies for the miscommunication. We highly value your feedback, based on which we have taken corrective measures. The journey on the boat from the islands back to Cartagena is a little bumpy, owing to the time of the day. We would had highly appreciated if this feedback was provided to us on the same day of the tour or while you were in Cartagena. We would had resolved this issue then and there. Hopefully, next time whenever you are in Cartagena, you will still count on us and give us an opportunity to rectify ourselves and deliver you a better experience.
Written 5 March 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Maggie M
Long Beach, NY715 contributions
Sailing the Seas to the Rosario Islands
Jul 2019
Bring: a bag, cash, sandals, hat, bathing suit, sundress, long sleeve, towel, dry outfit, gopro & bottled water/water bottle to refill. We were a long group of 22 people so a van picked us up at our airbnb & brought us to the dock then we boarded the boat around 830ish. Drinks are NOT included (they prefer cash but do accept cards - if the card reader is working) & I believe there is a drink package option you can buy but we just paid per drink. The staff was friendly. The boat stopped at two locations for us to swim/snorkel & hang out in the water. They have snorkel gear you can rent but I recommend bringing your own. Lunch is provided & was very filling. We docked back in Cartagena around 4ish.
Written 6 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
hicartagena
Thanks a ton for such a great review. We are glad that you had a great time here in Cartagena!!!
Written 18 September 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Nataly C
Queens, NY1 contribution
Paradise Island Day Tour
It was an amazing experience, the island itself is beautiful, quiet and relaxing with many activities to do such as snorkeling and massage services. We had a delicious fish with plantains and salad to finish our relaxing day. We had such a nice time, and the beach was amazingly beautiful and clean and private! I would definitely book this excursion again, thank you Ivan!
Written 11 January 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks a ton for such a great review. We are glad that you had a great time in the island!!!
Written 15 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

chezwhitey
Chicago, IL1 contribution
Great day trip to Gente Del Mar
Nov 2018 • Solo
I had a great boat trip to one of the Rosario islands, to Isla Grande, specifically Gente Del Mar resort.

It took a bit of a leap of faith to do this. I heard about Hi Cartagena from randomly talking to other travelers I met in the walled city for a few minutes. It wasn't super clear what island it would go to, or if it would be different from the others I had heard bad things about. I looked up the website but couldn't book for the next morning due to short notice, so I whatsapped Hi Cartagena, talked to Rob, we arranged a time for him to meet me that evening, and i swiped my credit card w/ him on a mobile point of sale device. Then I just hoped he'd show up the next day.

Good news. Rob is legit. He picked me up from my Getsemani hostel and took me to the pier. He talked to some people and said to tell the ticket woman who I am. Another trusting moment. Amazingly this all worked out. We departed the pier around 9 and arrived at the island. It was gorgeous. Great beaches, tasty lunch, and not too crowded.

This seemed like a better option than other tours which sound as if they take you to several spots with limited time at each. I'm super glad I took the chance on Rob and Hi Cartagena.
Written 1 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
47hic
Thanks a ton for such a great review. We are glad that you had a great time in Cartagena!!
Written 4 January 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

heeledandhungry
New York City, NY34 contributions
The most comfortable and fun way to do this tour!
May 2018 • Friends
My brother and I took this tour and had the greatest day possible! Our guides were unreal - so nice, so accommodating and truly amazing people. The boat was clean and comfortable. The trip organizer was extremely helpful and the line of communication was always clear and prompt. Highly recommend these guys!
Written 14 September 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks a ton for such a great review. We are glad that you had a great time!!
Written 15 September 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

DrJohnnyO
Atlanta, GA35 contributions
Great trip (once we actually got to go).
Jan 2018
It was a bit chaotic since the person that signed us up wrote down the wrong apartment, etc (I'd highly recommend them picking you up at a well-known larger hotel). Other than not thinking we were actually going on the excursion and no one speaking a word of English for us, we had a fabulous time!
Written 20 June 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Esteban A
San Francisco, CA4 contributions
Great service, helped us plan an amazing vacation
Highly recommend using Hi Cartagena - Rob and Hannia were both very accommodating and covered all of our bases, from a great boat trip to booking private massages.

Would definitely book again
Written 30 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks a ton for your kind words. We are glad that you had a great time here in Cartagena!!!
Written 6 June 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ashkan R
1 contribution
Best Trip and Help Ever - Highly recommend Sam and this company
Apr 2018 • Friends
We stayed in the historical district for 3 nights. A total of 7 people.
We originally hired the company to help us with a dinner. Sam came the first day to make sure we were settled in and to get details for the dinner. But he ended up helping us with everything we needed for the next few days.

He set us up on a boat tour, helped us with a magnificent roof top dinner and pretty much anything we need. I highly recommend doing, the food options were great and everyone loved it.

I highly recommend HI-Cartagena and Sam! Truly made it a memorable occasion. Sam was very responsive, patient with us, and made us feel like we were at home.
Written 7 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thanks a ton for such a great review. We are glad that you had a great time here in Cartagena!!!
Written 6 June 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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