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Day trip from Cartagena La Boquilla

Canoe Through Mangroves and Visit a Traditional Fishing Village

Do something unique on a day tour in Cartagena, Colombia! La Boquilla Fishing Village Tour lets visitors interact with the community, appreciate the coastal nature and learn how to fish like the locals do.

Spend the morning gliding through tunnels formed by mangroves and discovering the natural beauty and tranquility of La Boquilla. Your local guide and local fisherman will teach you how to cast nets and set crab traps, just like they’ve been doing for many years in the fishing village. Your fresh catches will be used to prepare a traditional Caribbean coast lunch made with love by locals. Spend some time walking through the village and learning about their day-to-day lives before we drop you back off at your hotel. This Cartagena day tour is perfect for anyone who loves being around water, nature and wants to be immersed in local Colombian culture.

Tour Duration: 8 am - 2 pm Monday through Sunday


EXPERIENCE TYPE Culture & Traditions

Day trip from Cartagena
Tour Highlights
What to Expect

Detailed Itinerary

Departure Time: 8 am

We will pick you up in the morning from your hotel and take you to La Boquilla, located 7 km north of Cartagena. La Boquilla sits on the northern tip of a narrow peninsula, bordered by the sea on one side and the Ciénaga de Tesca on the other. At La Boquilla, we will take a trip in a wooden canoe through the mangrove forest in La Cienga de Tesca. During this trip, you will see some native and migratory birds and learn about the flora and other fauna found in this ecosystem. You will learn local fishing techniques like how to cast a net and set crab traps.

After learning to fish in the mangrove forest, we will enjoy a traditional lunch. This is where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the locals’ day-to-day lives, their fishing tools and their culture. The lunch will be a delicious meal consisting of seafood, which is popular along Colombia’s Caribbean coast. At the end of the tour, we will drop you back off at your hotel in Cartagena.

Finish Time: 2 pm.

Essential Information

What's Included

  • Private transport to and from the hotel
  • Guided tour in English
  • Traditional Colombian lunch
  • Day tour insurance

What's Not Included

  • Any other personal expenses and tips

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