Rosario Islands day trip - Isla del Encanto


Enjoy the natural landscape on this day trip excursion to Isla del Encanto. The tour begins with the van picking you up in the lobby of your accommodation. Next, you will arrive at the Muelle de la Bodeguita and take a speedboat for a 50-minute ride to the south side of the Island of Baru, which is part of Corales del Rosario National Park.

When you arrive at the park, start by choosing the best spot on the beach and swimming in the crystal-clear waters, or you can spend the morning relaxing by the pool, which is surrounded by leafy trees. If you are restless and curious, you can use the kayaks that are available and explore the surroundings of the Corales del Rosario National Park.

Take advantage of the optional activities available during this tour to Isla del Encanto: go snorkeling or scuba diving with the coral reef fish that live there. If you don’t want to swim, you have the option of exploring the sea life by visiting the aquarium on the island of San Martin de Pajarales. Or you can just relax on the beach and enjoy a cocktail. However, the island staff is its biggest benefit. They will help you make the most of your time in this impressive natural park.

By this time you will probably be getting hungry, which is good, as one of the advantages of the island is the variety of food on their menu and their vegetarian options for lunch, which is accompanied by drinks and a dessert. Isla del Encanto is one of the most sought-after places for the visitors that look for a tour to Islas del Rosario from Cartagena, as it has a 170-people capacity in low season. Their spacious facilities and more than 200mts of beach is another advantage, since there is enough space to find some privacy. The crystal-clear water during the dry season makes for the perfect spot to take off your shoes and walk along the beach. Relax in this natural environment before returning to Cartagena at around 3:00 p.m

Transport from your accommodation to the dock from hotels in Marbella, Zona Norte, Bocagrande and Laguito
Bilingual guides
Transport in speedboats with a capacity of 35 to 50 people
Buffet lunch of local caribbean cuisine. Varied food selection that includes beef, chicken, fish, hot or cold vegetables, white or coconut rice, pasta, fried plantain, vegetables, in season fruits in season, accompanied by a drink and traditional sweets of the region
Swimming pool
Hammock gazebo
Wifi in the swimming pool area

Not Included:
Pick up from hotels inside the Walled City and Getsemani
Return transportation from the dock to your accommodation.
Port fee 
Other drinks and food
Snorkeling, scuba diving or visit to the oceanarium

Pick up from 8:00am
Depart from the dock from 9am
Return to the dock: 4pm

Additional Information:
Due to roadworks in the historic center and Getsemaní area, pick-up services at hotels in this zone are disabled. It's more convenient to reach the nearby meeting point. We'll send details in the confirmation email.
Due to a natural phenomena caused by the rainy season and winds, from july to november the color of the water at Isla del Encanto changes during the morning.
The departure time, authorized by the port captain is 9am, with the boat leaving the island to return to Cartagena between 2:30pm and 3pm, depending on the sea conditions. The boat will return to the docks somewhere between 4pm and 4:30pm.
Depending on the sea conditions, the captain may decide to return to Cartagena earlier than scheduled for safety reasons
The hotel accepts credit cards.

Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts