La Boquilla Fishing Village Cartagena


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 ofLa Boquilla. Your local guide and local fisherman will teach you how to cast nets and set crab traps, just like they’vebeen 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.

Canoe Ride

We will pick you up in the morning from your hotel and take you to La Boquilla. Not many people have the opportunity to canoe through a forest of thick mangroves in an exotic country. These aquatic plants form natural tunnels visitors will be able to glide under in a canoe. Enjoy watching small crabs scurry up the branches and learn about La Boquilla’sunique ecosystem. Several bird, fish and mammal species can be spotted as well. Your guide will teach you how fishing and tourism helps the community sustain itself in addition to what steps are being taken to preserve the area.

Traditional Fishing

Casting the traditional nets fishermen have been using for decades is not easy, but you will have fun trying! Watch your fisherman friend toss the heavy net with ease then you will have the chance to mimic his technique by casting it yourself. You will then learn how to set crab traps using fish as bait. The fishermen are experts at their craft and it’s an excitingexperience to witness them at work then trying it yourself.

Lunch with Locals

Even if you didn’t get a lot of catches, the local fisherman will help you out and make sure you don’t go hungry. A personfrom the community will cook the fresh fish and crabs and make a traditional dish famous on Colombia’s Caribbeancoast. The dish will consist of coconut rice, fish, salad and fried plantains. While the food is cooking, you will get the chance to learn more about the locals and their interesting culture. Around 1:30 pm, we will drop you off at your hotel.

What's Included

 Transfer to and from the hotel

 Guided tour in English

Traditional Colombian breakfast and lunch

 Tickets for all activities mentioned in this experience

What's Not Included

× Any other personal expenses and tips

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  1. Brian

    Monday 9th December, 2019
    Great day, excellent attention to detail and we were very well looked after by the company personnel (Daniel and Marina) who both called it at just the right note. Very appreciative of the whole experience and a massive well done and thanks to everybody involved.

  2. Elizaveta

    Monday 18th November, 2019
    The tour was amazing, more than I expected it to be, my special thanks to Daniel, our coordinator and the tour guide.

  3. Andy

    Monday 8th April, 2019
    All the tours were amazingly well organised. Our guide, Jorge, was fantastic. very knowledgeable and had a good laugh with all of us. I would really recommend going on one or all of these tours.

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