Julio was incredibly knowledgable about Escobar and the history of violence in the city. The message of change and transformation given with the tour was really heartfelt and inspiring. Communal 13 is a must see for anyone travelling to Medellin.
Cartagena Fishing Tour
Private full-day tour
Spend a day as a Colombian fisherman
Fish for your own lunch
Reel in the experience of a lifetime in La Boquilla
If you like to fish and are looking to walk (and work!) a day in a local’s shoes, this is the perfect tour for you. Within the Cartagena city limits lives La Boquilla (“the little mouth”), a location populated with beach and mangrove fishing spots. Let a Colombian fisherman take you around and show you what he does on a daily basis… then he’ll have you catch your own lunch!
What you'll see
La Boquilla (fishing sector in Cartagena)
A day in the life of a Colombian fisherman
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All prices are per person and in USD
1 person $190
2 people $110
3 people $100
4 people $99
5 people $92
6 people $82
7-14 people $75
15-24 people $65
25+ people $55
Hotel pick-up & drop-off anywhere in Cartagena
Year-round, every day (unless otherwise indicated)
5 hours (approx. 1 hour total in the car)
1 – 25
• Private transportation and driver
• Bilingual fishing guide
• Lunch with the fisherman’s family
• Medical insurance
What to bring:
Comfortable walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses
Note: we recommend bringing a raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast (though this is quite unlikely).
Overview of your tour
You’ve come to Cartagena for a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and this tour is just that and more. This tour will allow you to see a part of the Colombian economy from a fisherman’s point of view… and you’re going to get your hands dirty!
Depending on weather and ocean conditions, local fishermen will take you to their favorite fishing spots and teach you how they fish. After learning their techniques, it’s your turn to try your hand at it. Once you’ve caught your own meal and heard plenty of a seaman’s tales, you’ll head back to the house of that seaman’s very own family. There, the tradition continues — members of the family will help you prepare your fish into a traditional meal. This social tour will leave you with more than just a couple of tricks to snag a fish and a recipe. You’ll come away with more knowledge and understanding about a fisherman’s daily life and work than you thought possible.
Good to know
This tour is private and safe so that you feel comfortable the whole time.
Our private vehicle has air conditioning to combat the Cartagena heat.
Our guides are local and have been precisely trained to 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?
All of our tours are private. That is, if you book a certain day and time slot, you (and your group) will be the only one(s) on the tour, provided that you are all included in the same booking.
Do you only give tours in English and Spanish?
We are proud to say that we have an incredible team with a wide array of languages. In total, we can offer tours in English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, and Italian. We also have a Russian interpreter that can come along and translate for us. Please indicate your language preference upon booking (languages other than English and Spanish come at an additional cost).
Will I have the chance to talk and interact with the fisherman’s family?
Yes! This tour allows you to really live a day in the life of a Colombian fisherman, which means not only going out to fish, but also preparing the fish at his home with his family, so you will have time to spend with them and chat (maybe with the help of your guide). Keep in mind that when we say “live a day in the life of a fisherman,” we mean it in all senses of the phrase… That means, if you don’t catch anything, there goes your lunch ticket!
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