Fishing With Locals - Cartagena

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 6 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    7:00am or 3:00pm
  • Departure Details :
    At the hotel
  • Return Details :
    At the hotel
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Private fishing tour in La Boquilla, learn the techniques to fish like the locals at Cienaga de Juan Polo and the Cienaga de la Virgen.

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Do you love fishing? Or perhaps you always wanted to learn? Or maybe youre interested in meeting some amazing people while relaxing in a canoe, waiting for that perfect catch?

These are only a few of the reasons why you should definitely go on this adventurous tour. This tour takes place in La Boquilla; where youll find mainly Afro-Colombian fishermen families. The contrast between this area and the heart of Cartagena couldnt be further apart, but that is exactly what makes this excursion so interesting and appealing to adventurous souls.

At La Boquilla there are two big lagoons: the Cienaga de Juan Polo and the Cienaga de la Virgen. Here, you can find all sorts of fish there like Sea Bass (Robalo), Shad (Sabalo), common two-banded sea bream (Mojarra), Ocean-Bass (Pargo negro), Mullet (Lebranche), mainly bream and perch species, as well as snails, clams, shrimps and crawfish, this variety is ideal for the fishing trip we have planned. The people from La Boquilla will teach you to catch fish in three different ways. The three main techniques to be learned are: fishing with a fishing line, using nets or putting traps.

When you arrive at La Boquilla, canoes and fishermen will be waiting for us to head to the lagoons. On the boats, there will be a multilingual guide present who will make it possible for you to communicate with the local fishermen and hear some of their amazing stories.

Well be fishing there for about two hours, so be sure to bring a hat and some sunscreen. At the lagoon, the fishermen will teach us the different fishing techniques. Theyll show you how to use a fishing line, how to throw the fishing net, and how to set up traps to catch crawfish. And, just if you were wondering, yes! You do get to keep what you catch. After the trip, a cold coconut drink will be offered to you in La Boquilla beach, and if you want, you can prepare the fish you caught at a restaurant, under instructions of a local cook (at an additional charge)


  • Transfer City Centre La Boquilla City Centre (Taxi).
  • Spanish, German or English speaking tour guide (other language depending on demand).
  • Cold coconut refreshment.
  • Fishing gear: decoy, net, trap for crawfish, fishing line.
  • Introduction to the world of fishing by a local fisherman.
  • Canoe tour with the fishermen.


  • Travel or accident insurance.
  • Additional Drinks.
  • Personal expenses or tips.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking


Lunch with Fish: Fried fish with coconut rice, salad and plantain (20.000 COP)

Massage on the beach

2-hour Cooking Class: o Guide in your Language o Refreshment (Cold Coconut) o Cooking Class (2 hours) o Introduction to the Colombian Caribbean cuisine o Lunch: Ceviche, Seafood Stew with Rice, Coconut Dessert


The order of tour activities may be modified by climatic factors. Please readour terms and contions page before booking.

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