Fishing with locals near Cartagena
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Fishing with locals near Cartagena

Free cancellation
Language: English
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Do this because
  • Learn three different fishing techniques using a fishing line, nets and traps
  • Hear amazing fishing stories directly from the local fishers while on the boat
  • Relax and enjoy the view at La Boquilla beach
What to expect

This tour takes place in La Boquilla, where you’ll find mainly Afro-Colombian fisher families. This area represents a big contrast with the heart of Cartagena, but that is precisely what makes this excursion so exciting and appealing to adventurous souls.

At La Boquilla there are two big lagoons: the Cienaga de Juan Polo and the Cienaga de la Virgen. Here, you can find all sorts of fish, such as Sábalo (shad), Mojarra (common two-banded sea bream), Pargo negro (Ocean-Bass), Lebranche (Mullet), mainly bream and perch species, as well as snails, clams, shrimps and crawfish.

When you arrive at La Boquilla, canoes and fishers will be waiting for you to head to the lagoons. On the boats, you'll hear stories from the local fishermen while they'll teach you different fishing methods. You'll learn how to use a fishing line, how to throw the fishing net and how to set up traps to catch crawfish. And, just if you were wondering, you can get the fish that you catch. After the trip, you'll enjoy a cold coconut drink at La Boquilla beach, and if you want, you can prepare the fish you caught at a restaurant under the instruction of a local cook for an additional charge.

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What's included
  • Insurance
  • Cold coconut refreshment
  • Fishing gear: decoy, net, trap for crawfish, fishing line
  • Introduction to the world of fishing by a local fisher
  • Canoe tour with the fishers
  • Guided tour
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
What's not included
  • Unspecified food or drinks

Cartagena, Colombia

Meeting point:
  • Pick-up at your hotel
What to remember
  • Changes on the tour may occur due to external factors, these changes will be notified to you with anticipation
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  • Daily at 7.00am
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 24 hours before the activity begins.

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