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Snorkel and Island Hopping in Rosario and Cholon

  • 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 and Island Hopping in Rosario and Cholon
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Snorkel and Island Hopping in Rosario and Cholon
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.
What to Expect

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.

Reviews (47)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago
Beautiful locations and good crew

Jonathan and the team were great guides as we saw the rosario islands and hung out on the beach. The islands are beautiful, our snorkeling experience was rich -- saw a group of squid and a fish eat another fish (haha!) among a lot of...More

Thank Kyle C
Backpackersctg, Director Comercial at Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

hi kyle. the snorkel is an especial moment where you can se the fishs and corals' life and it's a magic experience. we count with bilingual members and it can do better the experience with us. we are happy for you great experience. dont fotget...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Great experience

The tour guide was really great, speaking both Spanish and English so everyone was aware of what he was talking about. The snorkling was fine, nothing too special since a lot of koral is dead already. The beaches were amazing though, which made up for...More

2  Thank Jorik S
Backpackersctg, Director Comercial at Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello, Jorik thanks for you review, the beaches that we visit are beautiful, always thinking in let you at the best places

Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile
Great time

Jorge was the man. This guy was a cool native of Cartagena that never stopped cracking us up. My girlfriend and I had so much fun snorkeling in the deep clear waters of the island. Everything felt super safe and their were about 6 staff...More

3  Thank Andy H
Backpackersctg, Director Comercial at Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 24 August 2018

Hi andy! Great news for us. Thanks for trust in us; we always want to give you the best experience to meet Cartagena and the islands ... you are rigth when you say the snorkel is the most fun activity of the tour: D if...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

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

2  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

17  Thank Julie M
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29 August 2018|
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Response from Daydream786352 | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Life jackets are provided, and there is a veggie option available, I believe there is one boiled there, everything else is vegetarian
Esha B
10 April 2018|
Response from Natalia P | Reviewed this property |
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.