Family Holiday at Christmas and New Years: Julio and his team were amazing. In Cartagena he set up our transport, a city tour. All his guides were very good. The most amazing thing is how he jumped in and helped us when one of our group got a passport stolen. He was right there to help us at all turns. If you plan to go to Colombia I give Julio and his team my highest recommendation.
Shared Rosario Islands Tour
Shared full-day tour
Beach day in the Caribbean
Typical Colombian lunch included
Set sail into the Caribbean
Trade the pavement for sea and sand on this adventure to the Rosario Islands. The islands are just a 45-minute boat ride outside of Cartagena, and you’ll leap at the chance to relax on one of these gorgeous black, volcanic beaches. Grab your flip-flops and anchors away!
What you'll see
Rosario Islands & surrounding smaller islands
Natural landscapes, beautiful coral formations
Island El Encanto or another island of the Rosarios
Pier La Bodeguita
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$70 USD per person
Hotel pick-up & drop-off in Bocagrande
If you’re staying outside of Bocagrande, meet us at Pier La Bodeguita (Avenida Blas de Lezo).
Year-round, every day (unless otherwise indicated)
8 hours (approx. 1.5 hours on the boat)
1 – 40 (depending on how many other guests have booked)
• Bilingual guide
• Shared transportation
• Boat tour around the archipelago
• Medical insurance
Personal expenses, tips, entrance fee to the islands
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, swimsuit
Note: At our destination, a local hotel will provide guests with towels. If you’d prefer to bring your own, please feel free! We also recommend bringing a raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast (though this is quite unlikely).
Overview of your tour
We’ll meet at the Pier La Bodeguita with the rest of our group and head for the boat at 7:30AM, where each passenger will have to pay for their entrance to the islands. After a safety presentation and issuing of life vests, we begin our ocean adventure. First, we will enjoy a short tour around the archipelago to see many of the small islets and their impressive coral reef formations. We’ll then arrive to one of the Rosario Islands, where we will spend the rest of the day. Once at the island, the rest of the day is up to you. You can do as you please — lounge on the beach, wade in the water, or even visit one of the stalls that rents a variety of gear. Spend the day snorkeling, diving, or reading a book. One thing you definitely don’t have to worry about is lunch, since it’s included on this tour. Crispy fried fish, delicious coconut rice, and refreshing juice will keep you fueled for a day in the sun.
Good to know
The Rosario Islands are in the Caribbean, but keep in mind that the sand is volcanic and the ocean is a deep blue, unlike other parts of the region with white sand and turquoise waters.
This tour is shared, but it is also safe so that you feel comfortable roaming around the area. Enjoying the company of others is how we like it here in the Caribbean!
The guides on this tour are local and know their way around the area quite well.
Medical insurance is included in the price of all of our tours, so we have you covered in the unlikely event of an accident.
Frequently asked questions
Will there be other people on my tour?
Will this tour be available in English and Spanish?
The guide leading this tour is not a member of our team, so this tour is only available in Spanish. If this isn’t right for you, feel free to check out our other private tours in Cartagena, all of which are available in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, and Russian (languages other than English and Spanish come at an additional cost).
Will you be able to accommodate dietary restrictions on this tour?
We like to feature truly Colombian food on our tours to give our guests a good feel for the country in all aspects. However, if you have a dietary restriction, please let us know at the beginning of the tour, and we will do our best to accommodate you.
What is the cancellation policy on this tour?
Since this tour is not “ours” so to speak, the cancellation policy differs from that of our own. In the case of needing to cancel or reschedule, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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See what previous tour-goers have said
Amazing tour and amazing tour guide (Julio)! My first tour in Colombia and I couldn’t have asked for a better experience. The sites were amazing and the food was incredible. Thanks to our guide Julio for going above and beyond to making sure we had a great time.
I would like to give special thanks to Kelly for planning my itinerary for Cartagena and Bogota – she also arranged my airport transfers in both cities, my full day tour in Cartagena was amazing! We fell in love with the walled city, such beautiful buildings and great restaurants. Kelly gave us some really good restaurant recommendations and we also enjoyed the trip to fort San Felipe.