Do you know how to catch crabs or maneuver a fishing net? Try out an authentic eco-tourism experience outside of the walled city and come fishing with us in La Boquilla, a community of native fisherman in Cartagena with a delightful culture. This tour is the perfect opportunity for those who enjoy connecting with the local people and sharing their way of life.
This activity begins with a 20 minute journey that will bring us to our destination. Far from the colonial and modern architecture that you have already seen in Cartagena, we will arrive in a modest neighbourhood with dirt roads, small houses, and an ambience of incomparable friendliness and joy. Here we will be met by a local guide who will explain to us the importance of our visit and the development of Eco tourism within the community of la Boquilla.
Once we are ready, we will get into a canoe and begin our journey through the swamp of Juan Polo, travelling through mangroves while our guide and fisherman teaches us about the local ecosystem. Next, we will begin fishing the traps for catching “jaibas” (a type of crab) that have been left in our path, and we will learn how to use the fishing nets to catch our lunch. Then, in the home of the fishermen, their family will await us with a wood oven ready to prepare what we have caught alongside rice, fried plantains and salad, a lunch typical of the region.
Dare to join us on this Mangrove fishing tour with the native people of Cartagena. It is a unique experience where you will begin discover another side of this charming and diverse city.
This activity needs a minimum of two people to take place.
Roundtrip transportation from your hotel in Cartagena
A canoe ride through the swamp
A day of fishing
Optional: Time on the beach
7:30am to 2pm
Tours take place daily
By taking part in this activity you are helping to develop Ecotourism with the inhabitants of this community
A bilingual guide will cost an additional $39USD
Wear clothing that is appropriate for going in the water, and bring sunscreen and mosquito repellant.
To take best advantage of this experience, we recommend that you engage with the guide/fisherman and the environment