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Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca

Cartagena, Colombia
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds


Explore the pristine beaches of the Rosario and Barú islands during this day trip from Cartagena. Travel off the coast of Colombia via speedboat to the Corales del Rosario National Park. Swim and snorkel in the azure waters, relax on the soft sand beaches, and take in the picturesque natural surroundings. National park fees, lunch, and round-trip transportation from Cartagena hotels are provided.
  • Visit Isla Grande, Cholon, and Playa Blanca
  • Go snorkeling on coral reefs (snorkeling equipment included)
  • Eat lunch beachside and relax in a hammock
  • Round-trip transportation from Cartagena
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Local taxes
National Park fees
Local guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Round-trip shared transfer
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Food and drinks, unless specified
Tips (optional)

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.

Departure Time

6:15 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Enjoy convenient pickup at your hotel in central Cartagena in the early morning, then travel to the coastal town of Barú in a comfortable tour vehicle.

Upon arrival, transfer to a speedboat bound for the Rosario Islands, where you spend an hour snorkeling around the coral reefs. Refuel with some water and local fruits before continuing to Cholon to party in the water. Beachside massages are available; you're welcome to visit the local bars for drinks (own expense). 

Next stop is lunch at Playa Blanca. Following a hearty meal, spend the afternoon swinging in the hammocks, lounging on the beach, or sipping tropical drinks from the bar. 

You're dropped off back at your Cartagena hotel at the end of the day.
Stop At:  
Walled City of Cartagena
The day start when we pick up you at your hotel between 6:00 am and 6:40 am in a mini van. You must be patient because the traffic sometime is a problem, but don't worried, we will pick up you anyway. we will pick up another travelers too.
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Isla Grande
In this island you will do snorkel for about 45 minutes, we gonna give you the mask and oxigen tube (fins are not inclued) and the guide will tell you some recomendations for the experience. After that we will give you a bottle water to idratation
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Islas de Rosario
Here there is a private island and will be one of the most beautiful stop, here you will spend more time swimming, relaxing, eat delicious camaron cocktail and there is a bar in case you want to drink some. Remember you can use all social zone of this place free.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cholón (Islas del Rosario)
Cholon is the party island and here you will enjoy a mini party in the water with music, drinks (alcholics drinks are not included) and people from anothers boats that arrive theres
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Isla Baru
Playa Blanca in Barú will be the last island. In this island you will eat the lunch and after gonna spend the rest of the day in the beach, relaxing and swimming
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • A short distance of walking is involved
  • Each traveler is allowed a maximum of 1 suitcase and 1 carry-on bag. Oversized or excessive luggage (e.g. surfboards, golf clubs or bikes) may have certain restrictions, please inquire with the operator prior to travel to confirm if your excess luggage is acceptable
  • A minimum of 1 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
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For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca.
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca.
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca.
What is the maximum group size during Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Rosario Islands Including Barú, Cholon and Playa Blanca.

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Traveler Tips

  • "People on the beaches will be bugging you A LOT, so be careful." See review
  • "If you are not comfortable on speed boats and possibly getting a little wet, this island hopping tour may not be for you." See review
  • "This isn’t a luxury trip (no running water where you stop for lunch), but it’s tons of fun." See review


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Reviews by Viator travelers

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Best Experience
, Jun 2021
This was my favorite part of the trip. Snorkeling, beach hop, jet skiing, speed boat. Our tour guide José was the best. I would recommend this and I would do it again the next time.
, Jun 2021
We had an excellent tour. Jesus was very welcoming and he was very informative. He spoke great English and his communication was on point from the beginning of the tour until the end.
If you get Jesus as your guide you’re lucky!
, Jun 2021
This was a lovely tour and lucky for us we got the best guide. Jesus was a very genuine person and made sure we had a pleasant experience. In addition, he was very honest and helpful. Snorkeling was my favorite part, I was pleasantly suprised at how much i saw.
, Jun 2021
Wonderful tour! Jesus and the rest of the boat crew made the day super fun. Would go back and explore more the islands in a heart beat!
Virgil’s Hell Experience
, Jun 2021
I book this tour in order to enjoy the beach. Apparently the scheduler forgot to add us . Was so excited . Woke at 4:00 am . Got all snorkel gear, fins and life vest only to find out we were not added. I started calling them via text message very 15 minutes. No response.
Fun and eventful excursion
, Jun 2021
Awesome excursion Our tour guide was a young man by the name of Jesus and he was super awesome very hospitable informative and a cool guy I was celebrating my son’s birthday and I will say it was very memorable everyone was friendly and it was definitely a party environment.
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Nice boat ride!
, May 2021
Positive aspects: good communication with tour company, good timing, good guide David, beautiful islands. Negative aspects: no life jackets available on boat, no cold beer on bars (LOL).
Great Customer Service Great Experience
, May 2021
Great host/tour guide and his partners who drove the bus and boat were very cool. The bus picked everyone up at their residence and took us to the dock where we sailed to three beautiful destinations. Playa Blanca was definitely my favorite as it had the least amount of harassment, excellent lunch, and great views. This was definitely the highlight of my trip in Cartegena. I would highly recommend these guys to anyone.
Great tour
, May 2021
Cholon “party island” was the best part. Was able to meet new people, drink, and dance in the water. There was options to do activities such as jet ski. It was very hot so I struggled at the first island Baru. But it was very relaxing to lay out. Playa Blanca we stopped for food shortly because we requested to stay longer at Cholon. Despite the food was good. David was awesome! Took great care of us, gave us history during our tour, played great music, and was patient when we asked to stay longer in Cholon. Great tour!
Amazing experience
, May 2021
The snorkeling was an amazing experience. I wish that part was longer, but there were other amazing destinations we had to get to on the tour. Our tour guide Jesus was great too. He was very helpful and just a fun guy to hangout with. Highly recommend

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