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  • Location:Cartagena, Colombia
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Rosario Islands Day Trip from Cartagena

Escape to the picturesque paradise of the Rosario Islands on a delightful day-trip from Cartagena. Experience the idyllic splendor of the iridescent water and silken sands as you cruise to the alluring archipelago. Plunge into the crystal clear Caribbean waters; recline in the shade of a palm tree on a blissful beach; and visit a local aquarium to discover diverse marine life. Treat your taste buds to a traditional lunch and enjoy convenient hotel pickup and drop-off on this heavenly excursion.


  • Day trip to the Rosario Islands from Cartagena
  • Relax on pristine beaches on remote islands
  • Go for a swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean
  • Explore the local aquarium and discover a large array of marine life
  • All entrance fees and round-trip hotel transportation included

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What You Can Expect

Rosario Islands Day Trip from Cartagena

Rosario Islands Day Trip from Cartagena

After hotel pickup in Cartagena, venture to the marina and board your stylish sea vessel. Set sail over the shimmering sea to the idyllic Rosario Islands, an attractive archipelago favored by Colombian locals and tourists alike; declared a protected national park in 1977, the protected waters teem with troves of tropical fish. 

Continue to cruise over the water, stopping at a selection of islands, one of which is completely private. Jump from the boat into the crystal clear Caribbean waters below, swimming and splashing in some of the clearest and cleanest water in the world. Sink your toes into the silken sands as you enjoy the refreshing shade of a palm tree, listening to the gentle lapping of the waves. 

Enjoy a freshly prepared lunch and stop at an aquarium to observe the aquatic wonders of the wildlife; watch the playful performances of dolphins and seals, and observe the fascinating flora and faun of the exhibitions before returning to your boat for the sail back to Cartagena. Watch the sun sink into the shimmering sea before returning to your hotel with magical memories.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great experience! I suggest to everyone visiting Cartagena to take this trip. It's really worth of time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

The boat ride is only an hour and they stop once to tell you about the neat structures you see as you are leaving Cartagena. Then you get to the island and it is so beautiful! They have plenty of activities available as well as leaving you alone and letting you relax and enjoy the beach. There are craft vendors but they do not hunt you down. They let you approach them so you aren't hassled. I did snorkeling and the hike. Snorkeling was amazing because you see so many different fish. The snorkel guide will point out cool things as well as take really nice under water pictures and video for you as an option to purchase. The hike was more of a walk through the village and then they canoe you through the lagoons which was very cool. The food they serve for lunch was plentiful and delicious!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

The tour was very enjoyable. We were picked up on time at our hotel, driven to the boat where our small group joined a few others. After dropping 2 other groups at their islands, we made our way to beautiful and calm Isla del Sol. The site is very nice, the food was great and the place very relaxing. Some local activities were offered, and we chose snorkelling with enthusiastic Marcelo. We saw beautiful corals and fish. On our way back, we took an alternate route and joined the Magdalena river. Really a thorough wonderful day!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Lovely trip to a beautiful island. Lots of extra activities that cost $15-$20 extra, but it was nice to chill and drink beers!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2014

Wonderful little island in the Caribbean. Great fish lunch and fun catamaran ride. The island is off the coast of Columbia. For a fee you can snorkel or take a ride to a sister island where you can visit an aquarium. Recommended tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2013

The viator tour was quite good. You leave the marina on a sleek super fast boat which takes you to the island. You are with approximately 40 people. The water is rough and wild-but pleasing!

Once on the island, you can go snorkeling, scuba or see an aquarium. We opted for snorkeling which was surprisingly pretty good.

Then a typical Colombian lunch of fish, rise and plantains. Not great but not bad either.

This was a good experience.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

Wonderfull tour

4 star rating: Recommended November 2015

Really cool day, heading to the aquarium was hard if you don't speak Spanish.

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