- Private round-trip transportation from your Cartagena cruise ship terminal!
- Air-conditioned, fully licensed, and insured transportation!
- Private English-speaking certified shore excursion guide!
- All necessary fishing instructions and gear are included!
- Small groups only!
- Unique local cultural immersion experience!
Immerse yourself in the real Cartagena Colombia-no big cruise ship crowds with this unique opportunity. Get the true taste and flavor of Cartagena. Your friendly guide will pick you up right outside your cruise pier and get you in your air-conditioned transportation to begin your adventure.
Your destination is only 25 minutes from the Cartagena cruise pier and your English-speaking Cartagena excursion guide will give you lots of information not only about your destination of La Boquilla but also Cartagena and the Colombian lifestyle. La Boquilla is a town where the traditional ways of life are still preserved. This is a back-to-basics and back-to-nature day for sure!
When you arrive at La Boquilla you will accompany a local fisherman and wade out the in shallow waters. You will be shown and taught how to use the fishing and crabbing equipment. You will get to try your hand at pushing the trawling net and the proper way to cast out the spinning hand net. It is all good fun!
After the fishing experience, you will be invited into the home of the fisherman where you will receive a lesson on how the locals have been preparing fresh seafood for generations. Along with the fish and/or crab, you will also be shown how to prepare tasty "patacones" or fried bananas and coconut rice.
Along with the delicious meal, you will also enjoy time hearing stories and the history of La Boquilla from the fisherman and his family. Learn about the traditions and heritage. To top off your day in the real Colombia, you can take a walk around the village or maybe just relax in a hammock and enjoy the good memories of your time. Your guide will take you back to your Cartagena cruise ship pier afterward.