Snorkel and Island Hopping in Rosario and Cholon

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Snorkel and Island Hopping in Rosario and Cholon
from USD $88.00
This tour starts with hotel pickup in an air-conditioned minivan early in the morning. The tour then takes you to Baru Islands. After arriving to the islands, you can  have a panoramic tour around the whole archipelago; seeing the different islands and their beautiful waters and corals.

The first island we will visit is Isla Grande, where the snorkeling activity will take place for one hour. Snorkeling is instructed and accompanied by a bilingual guide and nautical team. This tour includes the professional and qualified equipment to let you enjoy a great experience.

Once the snorkeling is complete, the tour returns to Cholon where you can enjoy this amazing place by having a special and delicious lunch (fish, rice, salad and patacon). The tour returns to Baru Island at 3:30 p.m. where the van waits to take you to the hotel where you were picked up.
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In Brief

Cartagena, Colombia
9 hours
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All necessary equipment included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Snorkel gear included
Important InfoInfo
the day start in Cartagena, the pickup will be in your hotel location.


  • National Park fees
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Professional guide


  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)

Departure Time

6:30 AM

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all travelers at the hotel, so we need mandatory the location of your hotel for the pick up, please give detail information.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Refunds will not be issued if tour/activity is missed due to late or non-arrival of cruise ship
  • The duration of transfers are approximate, the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions
  • Minimum age is 6 years
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 36 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 4.4 out of 5 based on the last 15 recent reviews

This was a really great experience. Everyone was very knowledgeable and helped us throughout the entire trip. The water was beautiful. The boat ride was extremely memorable. We wanted to do this tour again the next day. I would recommend this tour to everyone who wants to see the islands.
• Submitted 08 Mar 2019
We had a great tour guide who spoke both English and Spanish. The boat ride out to Rosario can get a bit choppy so be sure to sit towards the back of the boat. The few islands we stopped on were small and just meant for observing the scenery and wading the in water. Don't expect there to be shopping, restaurants, etc. But it's a great look at how the locals live. The water was crystal blue, water, and we had a great time!
• Submitted 03 Jan 2019
The tour was well managed and the guide Jorge was very helpful. Bring cash if you plan on drinking on the beach - be mindful there will be people trying to sell you stuff at every turn.
• Submitted 05 Aug 2018
Great day sailing and island hopping with Osman and the crew. Went to Isla Rosales and Augazul loved it. The weather was crazy and made it more fun.
• Submitted 29 Jul 2018
Really fun introduction to the Rosario Islands! Snorkeling was great and the tour guide Jorge was super friendly and funny! Would definitely recommend to anyone in Cartagena for a few days!
• Submitted 14 May 2018
This tour was amazing!!! The beaches were absolutely stunning and the experience was perfect. The tour guides were great, especially Jorge- he was very patient, knowledgeable, and funny. Oh and the food was awesome too, great coconut rice. It was definitely one of the highlights of my trip!
• Submitted 19 Apr 2018
This tour was through backpackers CTG which I highly recommend. We first drove to Isla Baru and took a boat out into the ocean to snorkel. It was an unforgettable experience. After we went to Cholon and the water was very clear and beautiful, we then went to Agua Playa Agua Azul. Finally we went to Playa Blanca. For the price, it was a very good value. I bought more expensive tours that were not as great as this one.
• Submitted 12 Apr 2018
Definitely recommended
• Submitted 17 Mar 2018
It was a fantastic tour led by Jorge, a guide who was knowledgeable, funny and spoke in Spanish/English. Beaches were beautiful and a chance to see many islands in one day! The snorkeling was pretty cool, my daughter enjoyed it very much! Overall a fun, relaxing day
• Submitted 29 Jan 2018
Great way to see the islands! Our tour guide Jorge was fantastic and our small group enjoyed beautiful scenery/commentary from the boat ride, relaxing time on the beach, snorkelling and a tasty lunch. Thanks to the crew and especially Jorge for the fun day we had!
• Submitted 27 Jan 2018
Really nice relaxing tour, island hopping to see some different beaches and some time snorkeling in the reef.
• Submitted 28 Aug 2017
The place is beautiful and the crew very nice specially Jesús but the food at Playa Blanca was awful.
• Submitted 22 Dec 2017
The boat was too small The food was not great.didnot Worth the money. same ticket for $98us at ARRIV
• Submitted 18 Mar 2019
Tour appears aimed at the backpacker crowd and consists of a single snorkelling session and three different beaches, the first of which Cholon is a waste of time. Be prepared to get drenched on the boat between the islands!
• Submitted 21 Mar 2018
Unfortunately not worth the money. No good snorkelling equipment, no flippers, water too shallow. Vendors on the certain spots seem to have connection with the tour guide. Were encouraged to buy alcohol even before snorkelling. Included fruit salad was plate for everyone (12 people) with five forks.
• Submitted 07 Apr 2018

In Brief

Cartagena, Colombia
9 hours
See Availability
All necessary equipment included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Snorkel gear included