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Alternative Fishing Tour in Cartagena Colombia Fishing with Locals

Learn to fish with locals in and around the lagoons of La Boquilla! The locals of this area are ready and willing to help you learn the ins and outs of fishing with various fishing techniques. Enjoy the sun, catch some fish, and enjoy a home-prepared meal on the beach!

USD $156.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $156.00
2USD $111.00
3USD $107.00
4USD $103.00
5USD $99.00
6USD $95.00
7USD $91.00
8 or moreUSD $88.00

Alternative Fishing Tour in Cartagena Colombia Fishing with Locals



  • Canoes and fishermen await in La Boquilla to take you to the Cienaga de Juan Polo and the Cienaga de la Virgen lagoons.
  • Chat and listen to amazing fishing stories directly from local fisherman of the lagoon
  • Take your try at traditional fishing techniques: fishing line, nets and traps
  • Relax and enjoy a cold coconut refreshment on the beach and prepare your own meal from the hand caught fish in a cooking class


A beautiful tour that takes place in La Boquilla. With many families of African origin that lives off fishing, come and learn how to fish with these locals. The contrast between this area and the heart of Cartagena could not be any more different, but this is exactly what makes this tour worth it and interesting to so many adventurous people.

In this area of La Boquilla you will find yourself surrounded by two big lagoons: the Cienaga de Juan Polo and the Cienaga de la Virgen. You will be able to find all sorts of fish like the Sea Bass, Shad, two-banded sea brema, Ocean-Bass and many other species such as snails, clams, shrimps, and crawfish. This variety of sea creatures makes it ideal for learning how to fish with the locals. You will learn the three different fishing techniques of the locals which include: fishing with a fishing line, using nets or setting traps.


4 Hours


After arriving in La Boquilla, you will then head to the lagoons with the locals of the area in canoes. There will be a multilingual guide present who will be present and help with communication with the locals and listen to their amazing stories. Once you arrive to the lagoons you will begin to learn how to fish like the locals and learn all about the local culture and life.

After fishing and learning with the locals you’ll be offered a coconut drink at La Boquilla beach and if you wish to do so, you may prepare the fish you caught at the restaurant under instructions of a local cook (additional charge)!

What’s Included

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


  • Lunch with Fish: Fried fish with coconut rice, salad and plantain (20.000 COP)
  • Massage on the beach
  • 2-hour Cooking Class:- Guide in your Language
    – Refreshment (Cold Coconut)
    – Cooking Class (2 hours)
    – Introduction to the Colombian Caribbean cuisine
    – Lunch: Ceviche, Seafood Stew with Rice, Coconut Dessert

What’s Not Included

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

Important Notes

  • Departure time: 7:00 am or 3:00 pm
  • The order of tour activities may be modified by climatic factors


Cartagena - Bolívar, Colombia

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Cartagena - Bolívar, Colombia 10.398676, -75.485687

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