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

Rosario Islands Day Trip from Cartagena

Escape Cartagena for the day and take a trip to the Rosario Islands! Enjoy a 1-hour cruise from Cartagena to the Rosario Islands, a magnificent archipelago and a must-see while in Colombia. Spend the day relaxing in the national park, swimming in the pristine Caribbean waters, and visiting the local aquarium.


  • 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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Rosario Islands Day Trip from Cartagena

Rosario Islands Day Trip from Cartagena

The Rosario Islands are a group of private islands off the coast of Cartagena, Colombia. Due to its beautifully intact ecosystem, the archipelago was declared a national park in 1977. The beautiful array of natural flora and fauna is sure to impress you!

On this day trip from Cartagena, take a sightseeing cruise to the various islands and spend time relaxing on their beautiful beaches, including one on a private island! Take in astonishing Caribbean views and go for a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters. Stop for lunch on the islands and enjoy an authentic Colombian meal.

Also included is a stop at the local aquarium, an impressive open-water display of aquatic wonders. Relax as you watch a dolphin show, play with sea rays, laugh at the seals' playful performance, and admire the majestic sharks! Cruising back to Cartagena in the evening, witness a stunning sunset as you leave the beautiful Rosario Islands behind.

Customer Reviews

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 August 2015

Great trip! Would definitely recommend for a getaway from the city for the day. Chose to stay at the eco-resort all day and relax. Drinks are cheap and the facility is well run.

4 star rating: Recommended May 2015

Very nice islands and atmosphere, but the ride back on the boat was 2 hours with super strong wind so kinda ruined the pleasant experience, drop off is also not included

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