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

Fishing village

Mangrove swamp

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Tour details

Tour details


All prices are per person and in USD
1 person $235
2 people $126
3 people $123
4 people $119

5 people $102
6 people $99
7- people $96
8 people $95
9 people $94

10 people $89

Departure times:


Meeting point:

Hotel pick-up & drop-off anywhere in Cartagena


Year-round, every day (unless otherwise indicated)


5 hours (approx. 1 hour total in the car)

Group size:

1 – 25


• Private transportation and driver
• Bilingual fishing guide
• Lunch with the fisherman’s family
• Water
• Medical insurance

Not included:


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

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.

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).

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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