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Sailing to Tayrona with Luis and his team: Unique!

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  • 8 hours (approx.)
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  • Offered in: English


Set sail for Tayrona aboard a 17-meter (56-foot) yacht with this excursion. Your bilingual captain, Luis, will take you and a small group of up to 25 passengers to the coastal park. Once in the park, you will have time to swim, snorkel, sunbathe, or hang out on the beach, and return to Santa Marta in the late afternoon.
  • Sail to Tayrona with a bilingual guide
  • Lunch and snacks will be served
  • Snorkeling equipment and paddleboards will be available to borrow
  • Passenger insurance is included in the price of the tour
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What's Included

  • Snacks
  • Lunch
  • Insurance
  • Use of Snorkeling equipment
  • Paddle Board and snorkel
  • Marina entrance
  • Alcoholic Beverages

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Cra. 1c #22-93
    Cra. 1c #22-93, Comuna 2, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Colombia

    We will meet at 10:30 am in the International Marina of Santa Marta. Once you arrive at the entrance of the Marina, indicate that you are going to Pier E, Embarcaciòn Artivela and I will go out to look for you. If you need transportation to get to the marina, contact me to help you. +57 320 6155817

Start time

11:00 AM

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • We have no restriccions but contact us to check
  • If you are prone to dizziness, we recommend taking a medicine to prevent it.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Traveler Tips

Great experience to sail, snorkel and relax away from the beach crowds.
Just as described, highly recommend for a day to visit the park.
I absolutely recommend this to you and it worth the money/1
177 reviews
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The best way to visit Tayrona
james_g, Jan 2023
Friendly and accommodating team, incredible experience - the ride home with the wind in our sails was majestic.
Great daytrip
Inte_D, Jan 2023
We had a great time during the sailing trip. The crew was very friendly and there to help. The food was good and we enjoyed the beach, sup-board and snorkeling.
Great food, great...
Annelies_D, Jan 2023
Great food, great company, great time! The trip down was stunning, the team very attentive. Overall fantastic way to see the beach and surrounding area
Perfect day
Alice_B, Dec 2022
Great, relaxing day on the water and Playa Concha, great service and would do it again! We got some smooth sailing on the way back too.
Spectacular sail.
Marianne_W, Nov 2022
If there is one thing you do in Santa Marta it would be to take this sailing tour. It far exceeded our expectations. The crew were amazing and continuously checked on you and offer food/beverages. I got to sail the boat all the way to Tayrona park from the marina. I was in my element. Snorkeling was good but you do need to dive down to see the fish. Perfect day. Thank you Louis.
Great day out on the water!
Leah_H, Oct 2022
We booked after reading the great reviews and we were not disappointed. The entire experience was excellent. It was easy to find the marina and the company found us right at the entrance to the marina. We spent a lovely day out on the water with Luis and his crew. Everyone was so nice, helpful, and got us whatever we needed. Everything was excellent from the lunch to the snorkeling to the water skiing (which we had never done and my 8 year old loved). Another review mentioned being disappointed that you go out on a sailboat but don’t actually sail. That is true, but that also allowed us to sit wherever we wanted on the boat and move around without worrying about getting in the way or getting hit with something. All in all we had an excellent time. Luis’ niece Samary was also so lovely and helpful. And on top of all of that, it was extremely affordable for our family of 4 to do this. I highly recommend sailing with Luis and his crew if you have the chance.
Amazing experience, great team
Christopher_D, Sep 2022
Luis and his team and fantastic, taking care of everything you could want / need. The ride there & back on the sailboat was perfect, the lunch was delicious, and our English speaking tour guide, Marco, literally spoke the best English of any Colombian I've met -- including my Spanish professors.
Not great for english
Kevin_A, Aug 2022
It was a great tour! The lunch was nice and the staff were great. We had asked for an English tour guide and we got one that spoke very little. We were looking for more information regarding the Park!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Awesome experience, would definitely recommend
Giancarlo_B, Jul 2022
The staff is truly great. Very helpful and welcoming. Everything we needed was being arranged. Great spot we visited and the boat is really nice too.
Due to a scheduling mixup...
Eric_D, Jul 2022
Due to a scheduling mixup we ended up doing a different tour (speedboats to Cinto/Cristal/Concha) but it was great. Luis's team on the boat didn't speak English but one of the other passengers translated on the rare occasion that we didn't understand something. Hot tip: if you can grab the back-left seats those are the most shaded and comfortable.
Great day
Kate_B, Jun 2022
Had a wonderful day, swimming was the highlight. Lunch was delicious and the boat ride was great! Would recommend this to others.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Must do in Santa Marta
Andres_R, Apr 2022
Awesome service, experienced and friendly crew and fantastic places. Would definitely do it again in my next time in Sta Marta
Response from Host, May 2022
We will wait for you
Nice motor boar tour. As serious sea sailiors for us no serious event
Auke_D, Mar 2022
We didn’t meet any Luis. Actually it was by motor to a beach, some nice lunch, simple snorkling and they did their very best to communicate in english. No discussions about anything nor any explanation about sailing or whatever. Mostly and mainly a motor boat tour and a serious sunburn because no shade on the beach
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear thank you very much for your visit. I'm sorry you didn't have the best day. I think that day I planned badly and it wasn't me or anyone who spoke English. If you come back let me know I'll invite you.
Great crew
Robert_D, Mar 2022
An intoxicated American wanted to get back to her hotel and successfully persuaded the crew to cut short our time at the beach we sailed to. No one else had any input, they catered to her.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Dear Robert, we do not understand your review since we have not returned earlier any day.
Beautiful Beach
Malik_M, Feb 2022
Luis took us to one of the best beaches in Tayrona. Luis and the crew are so accomodating and constantly make sure that everyone is having a good time. The boat ride there can be rough, the seas are pretty choppy. If you get seasick easily, I would pre-medicate with meclizine or some other antinausea medication. Otherwise, we had a great time.
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Thanks a lot for visiting us... See you soon
Fun and playful!
Susan_K, Feb 2022
We loved crossing the channel and how the captain navigated the tide and waves with skill and playfulness! Thanks for a grand day on the ocean!
Response from Host, Mar 2022
Really great day on the water. Worth every penny.
Meredith_A, Jan 2022
We had a great time on the boat. On the way to the park, the boat just use the motor, but on the way back, the crew put up the sail. Luis said goodbye to us at the dock, because he had things to do with his kids, and we had a great time even though he wasn’t there. The crew was great, and very attentive to making sure we were all happy and comfortable. The lunch was excellent—one of the crewmembers had caught the fish that morning. We went to a beach in Tayrona Park where we snorkeled, swam, and used the paddle board. The views were beautiful, and it was so fun just to be out in the waves on that beautiful sailboat.
Response from Host, Feb 2022
Thanks for visiting us. Thanks for your review
2 thumbs up
Michelle_B, Jan 2022
The crew was great and we had an amazing time! The beach we went to was nice. We enjoyed it a lot! ..
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Thanks a lot
Excellent day out and experience
Paul_S, Jan 2022
Thoroughly enjoyable experience. Excellent day's sailing. Luis and team looked after us very well. Endless supply of food and drink. Luis is a very engaging character and handles the boat very well. Highly recommended.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Paul it was a pleasure to have you on board.
A must experience!
Patric_J, Dec 2021
Luis and his crew are amazing. They are attentive to every detail. I will return for another trip soon.
Response from Host, Jan 2022
Cheers. We will be here


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